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The nature of fear among farmers working with animal production

Ceccato, Vania and Lundqvist, Peter and Abraham, Jonatan and Göransson, Eva and Alwall Svennefelt, Catharina (2021). The nature of fear among farmers working with animal production. International criminology. 1 , 193–207
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Abstract

In this article, we investigate the nature of fear among farmers working with animal production with particular focus on the impact of harassment and crimes linked to animal rights activism. The study is based on responses from 3815 animal farmers to a national survey in 2020 in Sweden. Cross-table analysis and logistic regression models underlie the methodology of the study. Findings show that three out of ten of those farmers feel afraid of being victimized by the actions of animal rights activists; the proportion is two-thirds among farmers with previous experience of victimization, and fear of victimization varies across Sweden and by type of activity. Perceived lack of support from the police, exacerbated by geographical isolation, are common determinants of farmers’ declared fear, particularly those whose families live on the farms and who have employees. While understanding the factors that affect farmers’ safety perceptions is important, the article ends by calling for further research on the ways by which fear of animal activism impacts farmers’ personal lives, those of their family and employees, and not least their livelihood.

Authors/Creators:Ceccato, Vania and Lundqvist, Peter and Abraham, Jonatan and Göransson, Eva and Alwall Svennefelt, Catharina
Title:The nature of fear among farmers working with animal production
Series Name/Journal:International criminology
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:1
Page range:193–207
Number of Pages:15
ISSN:2662-9968
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:None
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Agricultural Occupational Health and Safety
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 504 Sociology > Social Psychology
Keywords:Safety perceptions, Animal rights activism, Animal farmers, Logistic regression, GIS
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112950
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112950
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1007/s43576-021-00024-z
ID Code:26097
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of People and Society (from 2021)
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:12 Nov 2021 15:25
Metadata Last Modified:12 Nov 2021 15:31

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