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Titolo:
The welfare of farmed foxes Vulpes vulpes and Alopex lagopus in relation to housing and management: A review
Autore:
Nimon, AJ; Broom, DM;
Indirizzi:
Univ Cambridge, Dept Clin Vet Med, Anim Welf Informat Ctr, Cambridge CB3 0ES, England Univ Cambridge Cambridge England CB3 0ES Ctr, Cambridge CB3 0ES, England
Titolo Testata:
ANIMAL WELFARE
fascicolo: 3, volume: 10, anno: 2001,
pagine: 223 - 248
SICI:
0962-7286(200108)10:3<223:TWOFFV>2.0.ZU;2-W
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ARCTIC BLUE FOXES; SILVER FOXES; RED FOX; LATER BEHAVIOR; PERIPARTURIENT BEHAVIOR; HANDLING PROCEDURES; RESTING PLATFORMS; SEASONAL-CHANGES; ENTRANCE TUNNEL; BREEDING BOXES;
Keywords:
animal welfare; enrichment; fear; foxes; housing; management; reproduction;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
116
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Broom, DM Univ Cambridge, Dept Clin Vet Med, Anim Welf Informat Ctr, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0ES, England Univ Cambridge Madingley Rd Cambridge England CB3 0ES , England
Citazione:
A.J. Nimon e D.M. Broom, "The welfare of farmed foxes Vulpes vulpes and Alopex lagopus in relation to housing and management: A review", ANIM WELFAR, 10(3), 2001, pp. 223-248

Abstract

Foxes have been kept in captivity in Europe for the purpose of fur production for 70-80 years. In comparison with the main domesticated animal species, this is a very recent intervention. This paper reviews available evidence concerning the welfare of farmed foxes in relation to housing and management, The bulk of the literature relates to early handling of cubs, with theintention of reducing their subsequent fear of humans, and to simple changes in the cage environment that may provide environmental enrichment for foxes. Fear of humans appears to be a significant and pervasive problem, and the barrenness of cages is also a cause for concern. The extent of abnormalbehaviours and reproductive failure, both indicative of quite severe welfare problems, is not sufficiently documented. Some housing and management practices are less detrimental than others, nonetheless, the evidence suggests that the welfare of farmed foxes is poor.

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