Tag: equine

The Role of Bits in Equitation: A Welfare Issue

Introduction Traditionally, the use of a bitted bridle has been the principal method by which the ridden horse has been controlled (Quick & Warren-Smith, 2009). The use of a bit is invasive, since it causes discomfort in the mouth and interferes with breathing (Cook, 1999). Additionally, a bit affects oral […]

How abnormal is the behaviour of captive, zoo-living chimpanzees?

How abnormal is the behaviour of captive, zoo-living chimpanzees? BACKGROUND: Many captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) show a variety of serious behavioural abnormalities, some of which have been considered as possible signs of compromised mental health. The provision of environmental enrichments aimed at reducing the performance of abnormal behaviours is increasingly […]