Through an international survey – led by Maastricht University, The Netherlands (in cooperation with AnimalWise) – we want to gain insight in the way people treat and interact with animals in their direct environment. We have asked questions on observations of attitudes towards and interactions with the animals around people in China, Japan, Indonesia and The Netherlands. We asked questions about the views about animals in captivity, animals in the wild, farm- and companion animals, as well as questions about food preferences.
(This research is done with Bingtao Su, Mo Chen, Dexon Pasaribu and others)
- Su, B. & Martens, P. (2022). Public concern for animal welfare and its correlation with ethical ideologies after coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China. Animal welfare, 31, 309-318.
- Chen, M., & Martens, P. (2022). Ethical Ideology and Public Attitudes Towards Marine Life in China, Society & Animals. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/15685306-bja10090
- Su, B., Zhang, C. & Martens, P. (2021). Attitudes in China, Japan, and the Netherlands toward the use of animals in medical research. Anthrozoos.
- Pasaribu, D., Martens, P. & Takwin, B. (2021). Do religious beliefs influence concerns for animal welfare? The role of religious orientation and ethical ideologies in attitudes toward animal protection amongst Muslim teachers and school staff in East Java, Indonesia. PLoS ONE, 16(7).
- Martens, P. Hansart, C., and Su, B. (2019). Attitudes of Young Adults toward Animals—The Case of High School Students in Belgium and The Netherlands. Animals 2019, 9(3), 88.
- Su, B., Koda, N., and Martens, P. (2018). How ethical ideologies relate to public attitudes toward nonhuman animals: the Japanese case. Society & Animals, 1-18.
- Su, B. & Martens, P. (2018). How Ethical Ideologies Relate to Public Attitudes toward Animals: The Dutch Case. Anthrozoos ,31 (2), 179-194.
- Su, B. & Martens, P. (2017). Public attitudes toward animals and the influential factors in contemporary China. Animal Welfare, 26, 239-247.