[Acceptance of killing of animals: survey among veterinarians and other professions]

Durr, S.; Fahrion, A.; Doherr, M.G.; Grimm, H.; Hartnack, S. (2011). [Acceptance of killing of animals: survey among veterinarians and other professions]. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 153(5), pp. 215-22. Bern: Huber 10.1024/0036-7281/a000185

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Professional veterinarians are one of the most affected professions when it comes to killing animals. However, in some situations the opinion about the acceptance of killing of animals differs between people, which can cause a dilemma for the executing person. In a pilot study based on questionnaires, veterinarians from different working fields and students of different branches stated their acceptance of killing of animals in diverse concrete situations. The result clearly demonstrates a higher acceptance of killing of animals among veterinarians with longtime experience in contrast to other groups and the almost same acceptance among agricultural students. The acceptance increased with age, however, we could not find a gender specific difference except of within a narrow age interval. The variability of acceptance within the same profession group differs between the situations. Veterinarians should be aware of their different thinking about killing of animals in some situations compared to other people and should know the reason of such differences. This is important not least to protect themselves and their opinion and to contribute to their societal responsibility by their veterinarian activity.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DVK - Clinical Research (discontinued)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Public Health Institute
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Experimental Clinical Research

UniBE Contributor:

Dürr, Salome Esther; Fahrion, Anna Sophie and Doherr, Marcus

ISSN:

0036-7281

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:32

Last Modified:

03 Feb 2015 09:09

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0036-7281/a000185

Web of Science ID:

000290778500003

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/12311 (FactScience: 218632)

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