A Different Cut? Comparing Attitudes toward Animals and Propensity for Aggression within Two Primary Industry Cohorts - Farmers and Meatworkers

Emma Richards, Tania Signal, Nik Taylor

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    Abstract

    Previous research has examined a range of demographic variables that have been shown to influence an individual's attitude toward, and in turn their treatment of, animals. Little is known, however, about the effect of certain occupations upon these attitudes. The current study examines attitudes toward animals and the propensity for aggression within a sample of farmers and meatworkers in Queensland, Australia. Recent findings and publicity around the effects of employment (and cases of deliberate animal cruelty) within these industries indicates that this is an area in need of investigation from both human and animal welfare perspectives. The implications of the current findings for the meat-working industry and for the field of human-animal studies are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)395-413
    Number of pages19
    JournalSociety & Animals
    Volume21
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • AAS
    • attitudes to animals
    • meatworks
    • primary industry
    • propensity for aggression

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