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Familiarity and Interest in Working with Livestock Decreases the Odds of Having Positive Attitudes towards Non-Human Animals and Their Welfare among Veterinary Students in Italy

Authors
  • Mariti, Chiara
  • Pirrone, Federica
  • Albertini, Mariangela
  • Gazzano, Angelo
  • Diverio, Silvana
Publication Date
Aug 22, 2018
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

s Five Freedoms important for animal welfare protection. However, students scored higher for companion animals than for livestock, particularly regarding the freedom to express normal behaviour and the absence of fear and distress. This study suggests that veterinary students place less importance on the psychological aspects of welfare for livestock, and there is a tendency for students who are mostly familiar, or aspire to work, with livestock to have a less positive attitude towards non-human animals and their welfare. These findings should be considered within the veterinary educational curriculum due to their potential impact on animal welfare.

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