Frustrations of fur-farmed mink

  title={Frustrations of fur-farmed mink},
  author={Georgia J. Mason and Jonathan J Cooper and Catherine Clarebrough},
Mink may thrive in captivity but they miss having water to romp about in. 

Time to stop mink farming in the EU

I must admit to being surprised and somewhat shocked to discover, through the Covid-19 mutation seen in Danish mink, that such farming was still allowed in the EU.

How early rearing conditions influence behaviour and survival of pheasants released into the wild

This chapter discusses why translocation programmes fail and how they can be improved, and some examples of how they have been improved in the past.

Animal Welfare: Captivity effects on wide-ranging carnivores

This investigation of variation in captive animals' welfare by focusing on caged carnivores shows that it stems from constraints imposed on the natural behaviour of susceptible animals, with wide-ranging lifestyles in the wild predicting stereotypy and the extent of infant mortality in captivity.

Beteenderesponser hos farmuppfödda minkar (Mustela vison) hållna i stora och berikade burar

It is shown that female mink utilized the enrichments frequently and decreased their stereotypic behaviour pattern considerably when housed temporary in large and enriched cages, suggesting better coping potentials and implying improved animal welfare in an enriched cage system.

Fasting increases shelter use in house crickets (Acheta domesticus)

There is currently no scientific support for using fasting in cricket production, in the absence of a microbial lowering effect of fasting and considering the current finding that fasting induces behavioural responses in crickets.

The motivation of cows to walk as thwarted by tethering.

It is recommended that cows housed in tie-sheds be given regular access to an exercise area and that tethering thwarts this motivation, and the frustration produced by tethering does not result in either acute or chronic physiological stress responses.

Environmentally Enriched Male Mink Gain More Copulations than Stereotypic, Barren-Reared Competitors

It is shown for the first time that rearing under welfare-improving environmental enrichments enhances male carnivores' copulatory performance: in mate choice competitions, enriched male American mink mated more often than non-enriched males.



From an animal's point of view: Motivation, fitness, and animal welfare

  • M. Dawkins
  • Psychology
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • 1990
Abstract To study animal welfare empirically we need an objective basis for deciding when an animal is suffering. Suffering includes a wide range ofunpleasant emotional states such as fear, boredom,

Reinforcement Value of Gustatory Stimuli Determined by Progressive Ratio Performance

  • S. Reilly
  • Psychology, Biology
    Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior
  • 1999

Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach

The worldwide best-selling intermediate microeconomics textbook is distinguished by its remarkably up-to-date and rigorous yet accessible analytical approach. The seventh edition has been carefully

Stress: Conceptual and Biological Aspects

This study describes the relation between the behavioural phenomena and the biological foundations of stress, highlighting the difficulties and ambiguities in the use of the term "stress".

Economic concepts for the analysis of behavior.

  • S. Hursh
  • Economics
    Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior
  • 1980
A review of the relationship between schedule of reinforcement, response rate, and choice suggests that certain unifying concepts from economics can contribute to a more complete science of behavior.

Précis of The brain and emotion.

  • E. Rolls
  • Psychology, Biology
    The Behavioral and brain sciences
  • 2000
The hypothesis is developed that brains are designed around reward- and punishment-evaluation systems, because this is the way that genes can build a complex system that will produce appropriate but flexible behavior to increase fitness.