Attitudes of Australian and Turkish veterinary faculty toward animal welfare

Izmirli, Serdar and Phillips, Clive J. C. (2012) Attitudes of Australian and Turkish veterinary faculty toward animal welfare. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 39 2: 200-207. doi:10.3138/jvme.1010.130R3

Author Izmirli, Serdar
Phillips, Clive J. C.
Title Attitudes of Australian and Turkish veterinary faculty toward animal welfare
Journal name Journal of Veterinary Medical Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0748-321X
Publication date 2012-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3138/jvme.1010.130R3
Volume 39
Issue 2
Start page 200
End page 207
Total pages 8
Place of publication Toronto, ON, Canada
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract The attitudes of veterinary faculty toward animal welfare were surveyed in four Australian and three Turkish veterinary schools. The former were considered to be typical of modern Western schools, with a faculty of more than 40% women and a primary focus on companion animals, whereas the latter were considered to represent more traditional veterinary teaching establishments, with a faculty of 88% men and a primary focus on livestock. A total of 116 faculty responded to the survey (42 Australian and 74 Turkish faculty members), for response rates of 30% and 33%, respectively. This survey included demographic questions as well as questions about attitudes toward animal-welfare issues. Women were more concerned than men about animal-welfare issues, especially the use of animals in experiments, zoos, entertainment, and sports and for food and clothing. Total scores demonstrated different concerns among Turkish and Australian faculty. The study demonstrates that the veterinary faculty of these two countries have different concerns for animal welfare, concerns that should be acknowledged in considering the welfare attitudes that students may adopt.
Keyword Animal welfare
Attitudes toward animals
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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