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  1. Roses, Falling Eggheads, Placebos, and the B-Word

    What do poet Gertrude Stein and our interpretation of the bond have in common? In perhaps her most memorable line she wrote, “A rose is a rose is a rose,” a deceptively simple statement that has fueled academic discussions for decades. But according to Stein herself, the line referred to the...

  2. The Value of Teamwork: Meet Kevin Hanrahan

    Last week, Kevin Hanrahan was kind enough to sit down with us here at HABRI Central and share his experiences relating to the human-animal bond and his motivation to start his online blog. Kevin Hanrahan has seen first-hand the power of the human-animal bond and how that teamwork can be the...

  3. Dolphins as Therapy Animals

    This essay explores what’s known about dolphins and their history as therapeutic animals written by the researcher who first discovered that these animals were self-aware. Lots of thought-provoking...

  4. Free Book! While Supplies Last!

    Free Book! While Supplies Last! NOTE: Copies of this book are no longer available. Check the latest HABRI Central Review for information on participating in the next review. Have you ever noticed similarities between human and animal behaviors or medical issues that struck you as so obvious you...

  5. Don't Sell the Bond Short

    What do you think of when you hear or read the words, “human-animal bond”? For many people, images of animals involved in some sort of animal-assisted therapy that improves a disabled person’s quality of life immediately come to mind. Others think of coping with the pain of pet loss, or heroic...