The effects of level of support for animal protection organisations on attitudes to the use of animals and other social issues

dc.contributor.authorPhillips, C. J. C.
dc.contributor.authorIzmirli, S.
dc.departmentSelçuk Üniversitesien_US
dc.description.abstractAnimal protection issues are being advanced increasingly by Non-Government Organisations, yet the views of their supporters are little understood. We surveyed attitudes towards animals and other social issues in 3,462 university students from over 103 universities in eleven European and Asian countries. The extent to which those respondents that supported animal protection organisations had more concern for animals than those who did not support such organisations was investigated, and whether this concern was generalised to other world social issues. Of the respondents, 36% sometimes and 6% very often supported animal protection organisations and 2% identified themselves as key members. Supporters and key members had increased scores on indices that measured their concerns for animal welfare (+ 6%), animals in experimentation (+ 7%), and other major social issues (+ 5%), compared with non-supporters. Supporters were also likely to have lived with pets for longer, suggesting that this was one of the drivers for their increased concern for animals. Key members of the organisations rated the sentience of humans lower (-9%) than other students rated them, and nearer to that of animals. The level of support for the organisations was directly related to avoidance of poultry, pork and beef meat. It is concluded that support for animal protection organisations is an indicator of attitudes towards animals and other social issues, and food consumption habits.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of QueenslandUniversity of Queensland; Australian Government's Australian Animal Welfare StrategyAustralian Governmenten_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors acknowledge the input of Dr Jia Meng in the design of the study, management of overseas collaborators and collation of the data. We acknowledge the support of the following and their respective organisations in facilitating the collection of responses in each country: Aldavood SJ, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Iran; Alonso M, Department of Animal Production, University of Leon, Spain, Choc BI, Department of Bioethics, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea; Hanlon A, School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Eire; Handziska A, AgroWeb Farm Animal Welfare Network, Macedonia; Inman G, Institute of Animal Science, Department of Ethology, Prague, Czech Republic; Keeling L and Rehn T, Department of Animal Environment and Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Kennedy M, Department of Life Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom; Lee GH, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea; Lund V, National Veterinary Institute, Oslo, Norway; and Mejdell C and Pelagic VR, Fond SFS CentrE for Education, Research and Consulting in Agriculture, Novi Sad, Serbia. We also acknowledge the efforts of student volunteers, the financial support of the University of Queensland and the Australian Government's Australian Animal Welfare Strategy and the assistance of UQ Gatton's statistical advisor, Allan Lisle, Anna Olsen from Portugal, who was unable to return enough respondents to be included in the survey and Hans-petter Kjastad, who provided technical assistance in Norway.en_US
dc.indekslendigikaynakWeb of Scienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofANIMAL WELFAREen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US
dc.subjectanimal ethicsen_US
dc.subjectanimal protection organisationsen_US
dc.subjectanimal welfareen_US
dc.subjectNon-Government Organisationsen_US
dc.subjectsocial issuesen_US
dc.subjectstudent attitudesen_US
dc.titleThe effects of level of support for animal protection organisations on attitudes to the use of animals and other social issuesen_US


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