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Publikationstyp: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Dokumenttyp: Originalarbeit

Jahr: 2020

AutorInnen: Binder, R; Arhant, C; Affenzeller, N; Bayer, K; Fiala-Kock, B; Flohr, J; Jung, H; Kluge, K; Schneider, B; Schonreiter, S; Schwarzer, A; Schoning, B

Titel: Unterbringung von Hunden in Boxen und ähnlichen Unterkünften – Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der kurzfristigen Unterschreitung von tierschutzrechtlichen Mindestanforderungen.

Titelvariante: Confinement of dogs in boxes or crates - possibilities and limits of short-term deviations from legal minimum requirements

Quelle: Wien Tierarztl Monat 2020; 107(9-10): 212-232.

Autor/innen der Vetmeduni Vienna:

Affenzeller Nadja
Arhant Christine
Bayer Karin
Binder Regina

Beteiligte Vetmed-Organisationseinheiten
Messerli Forschungsinstitut, Abteilung für Vergleichende Kognitionsforschung
Institut für Tierschutzwissenschaften und Tierhaltung
Universitätsklinik für Kleintiere, Klinische Abteilung für Interne Medizin Kleintiere


Abstract:
The short-term confinement of dogs in (transport) boxes, crates or similar types of accommodation (such as pens) is increasingly being recommended for the training and management of dogs. The practice does not comply with the legally defined minimum requirements for the keeping of dogs in confined spaces. Furthermore, aspects of animal welfare science and behaviour therapy are rarely considered when addressing whether and under which conditions the measure is legitimate and conforms to legal requirements. The article explores this issue on the basis of Austrian and German animal welfare legislation, considering scientific data on dogs' ethological and behavioural needs, and clarifies the conditions under which deviations from the minimum requirements may exceptionally be regarded as justified. According to the "principle of the gentlest means", which characterizes animal welfare legislation, it is justified to impose the least restriction on dogs' behavioural needs that is necessary to achieve a stated and justified aim. The article also presents recommendations to implement this principle, which should be followed when a short-term deviation from the minimum requirements is justified.


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