An exploration of how people construct (non-) acceptability of farming animals for food, with case studies in the Netherlands and Turkey.
Description of the project
The goal of sustainable agriculture is to simultaneously maximize the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. Social acceptability is increasingly important, particularly in animal husbandry, though perceptions on the subject diverge. Especially in the expanding European sphere, cross- and intracultural dialogues are needed to understand and standardize this complex issue of social acceptability and overall sustainability of animal farming. The research project ‘disentangling the domestic contract’ aims to understand complex decision making processes and distinguish and contextualize differences in arguments that shape the domestic contract, through case studies in two European extremes: The Netherlands and Turkey.
Publications and conference contributions
- Hanneke J. Nijland, Hans C.M. van Trijp, Noelle M.C. Aarts and Paul T.M. Ingenbleek (2013) What is careful livestock farming? Substantiating the layered meaning of the term ‘careful’ and drawing implications for the stakeholder dialogue, NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, June 2013
- Hanneke J. Nijland (2012) Interpreting the human-nonhuman animal relation...examples from the 'disentangling the domestic contract’ research project, Seminar Interpreting the human- animal relation: Problematizing the integration of animals in interpretive research, Wageningen, 23 November 2012.
- Hanneke J. Nijland, Noelle M.C. Aarts and Cees M.J. van Woerkum (2012) Sustainable food: balancing values including and transcending human and animal, Proceedings of the Minding Animals Conference II: Building Bridges Between Science, the Humanities and Ethics; Utrecht 1-6 July 2012.
- Hanneke J. Nijland (2011) Duurzaamheid: waarden rond wetenschap en welzijn, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Bio-ethiek 18(5), December 2011.
- Hanneke J. Nijland (2011) Disentangling the domestic contract - An account of how people deal with the keeping and killing of animals for food, with case studies in Dutch and Turkish contexts, Conference proceedings ESEE 2011 Congress, Istanbul, Turkey 14-17 June 2011.
- Hanneke J. Nijland (2010), Hoofdstuk 1.4: De facetten van zorgvuldigheid, in: Over zorgvuldige veehouderij, veel instrumenten, één concert, Essaybundel 2010, Wageningen UR.
- Nijland, H.J., Aarts, N.M.C, and Renes, R.J. (2010) Frames and Ambivalence in Context: An Analysis of Hands-On Experts' Perception of the Welfare of Animals in Traveling Circuses in The Netherlands, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, March 2010.
- Johanna (Hanneke) Nijland (2009) Disentangling the domestic contract - Interdisciplinary and multi-level approach to human-farm animal relations, with case studies in Dutch and Turkish contexts, Conference proceedings XXIII ESRS Congress, Vaasa, Finland 17-21 August 2009.
- Hanneke Nijland (2005) Vocalisation as indicator of welfare in different stocking density and group size situations in laying hens. Thesis Ethology, for the partial fulfilment of the free program ‘Nature & Society’, Wageningen UR.
- Hanneke Nijland (2004) On the welfare of farmed animals in the republic of Turkey. The meat chicken case. Master thesis Communication and Innovation Studies, for the partial fulfilment of the free program ‘Nature & Society’, Wageningen UR.
- Hanneke Nijland and Ayşe Oruç, Marine Turtle Nesting Site Evaluation Survey, Turkey 2003.
- Hanneke Nijland (2003) Keurmerken dierenwelzijn, Natuur & Techniek wetenschapsmagazine, April 2003.
- Hanneke Nijland (2002) Het houden en doden van varkens voor voedsel door de mens: acceptabel? Ethische en andere argumenten in kaart gebracht. Thesis Applied Philosophy, for the partial fulfillment of the free program 'Nature and Society', Wageningen UR.