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  1. Human/Farm Animal Relationships

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Jack L. Albright

    There are various combinations of human beings and farm animals. This paper attempts to evaluate those few studies of humans handling farm animals within a prescribed environment. Personality traits of dairy farmers and livestock people as determined by the Eysenck Personality Inventory (Eysenck...

  2. The Wolf and the Animal Lover

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Martin Drenthen

    For Aristotle a true friendship can only exist between free human beings, because true friendship is based on a shared understanding of the good. Yet today, some animal philosophers argue that friendships can exist between humans and animals, maybe not in Aristotle’s sense of the word but...

  3. The role of zoos and aquariums in education for a sustainable future

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Jan Packer, Roy Ballantyne

    This chapter explores visitors' environmental learning in zoos and aquariums, inclusive of narrative accounts that demonstrate the impact of such experiences in the lives of visitors regarding the process and outcomes. 

  4. Deer and identity in medieval Ireland

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Fiona Beglane

    The concept that identity is inextricably linked with places, landscapes and objects has become familiar in archaeology (Thomas 1998, 80, 90; Bradley 2000, 155-61; O'Keeffe 2001). It is only recently however that this idea has been extended to animals and their interaction with human society...

  5. Les interactions entre l'homme et les animaux familiers : quelques champs d'investigation et réflexions méthodologiques

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Véronique Servais

    L'article synthétise les principales études dans le domaine des interactions homme-animal. Il souligne les difficultés méthodologiques liées à la démonstration rigoureuse des effets thérapeutiques des animaux.

  6. The Ethics of Animal Training

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Anthony Milligan

    Animal training sits toward the uncomfortably overt end of human dominance. It can involve familiar kinds of harms, but, as commentators such as Vicki Hearne and Donna Haraway have pointed out, it can also enhance animal contentment, capabilities and autonomy. However, unlike socialization, it...

  7. Colonial Animality: Canadian Colonialism and the Human-Animal Relationship

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Azeezah Kanji

    Located at the juncture of critical animal studies and decolonial theory, this analysis contemplates the connections and entanglements between settler colonialism and animality in Canadian constitutional discourse. How are coloniality and anthropocentricism — and the borders they draw...

  8. Comment diviniser son dauphin. Modèles de relation, régimes d'interactivité et savoirs anthropo-zoologiques.

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Véronique Servais

    L'article propose de distinguer trois régimes d'interactivité selon le type d'engagement affectif de l'être humain dans sa relation avec un animal : savant, ordinaire et non-ordinaire. Les modalités de la communication inter-espèces qui...

  9. Indirect costs: extending the scope of economic value

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter describes two areas that show the significance of indirect costs associated with companion animals: (i) the effect of companion animal ownership on human health (considering examples relating to the physical, mental and social health of people) and its economic implications and (ii)...

  10. Conclusion: illustrating the perceived economic impact of companion animals

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    The need for further research and follow up studies on the economic impact of companion animals on the UK economy is briefly discussed.

  11. Updates on the economic impact of companion animals to the UK

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    The current status of the companion animal-keeping phenomenon and subsequent pet care industry in the UK is described, with emphasis on some of the possible benefits and costs to certain economies that are associated with companion animals.

  12. Key features of the Council for Science and Society (CSS) report 1988

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter describes the extent and economic significance of the pet-keeping phenomenon, benefits of pet ownership and associated problems of pet ownership in the UK based on the Council for Science and Society (CSS) report 1988.

  13. Introduction

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter introduces the report, which describes the animal and human health costs and benefits impact of pets in the UK.

  14. Methodology

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter discusses the methodology used to obtain data on the economic significance of companion animals in the UK.

  15. Social contact in horses: implications for human-horse interactions

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): M.C. VanDierendonck, D. Goodwin

    The ancestors of the domestic horse were important prey species for many predators, including humans. Equids possess few physical defence mechanisms, relying on survival strategies centred on the formation of cohesive social bonds within stable groups. Mutual grooming is common between these...

  16. Effacing the human: Rachel Rosenthal, rats and shared creative agency

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Carrie Rohman

  17. The human-animal interaction

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Swan, P., Bailey, D.

    Human-animal relationships are far from fading in importance or reducing in number, despite progressive urbanization and industrialization. With increasing protection for animals being sought by legislation around the world and the recognition of important connections in our interactions with...

  18. Introduction

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter introduces the report, which describes the animal and human health costs and benefits impact of pets in the UK.

  19. What do infants know about cats, dogs, and people? Development of a 'like-people' representation for nonhuman animals

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Quinn, Paul C., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  20. Integrative commentary III: A primer in three areas key to future research

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): McCardle, Peggy, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R.