Communication between animals and humans: language, understanding and matters of attitude in human-animal interaction
Contributor(s): Sandra Grötsch
Sandra Grötsch, University of Oulu, Finland Conversation strategies between animals and humans. Language,understanding and matters of attitude in human-animal interaction. Literature and especially fantasy literature provides us with numerous examples of conversation types between animals...
Art, Artistic Research, and the Animal Question
Contributor(s): Helena Pedersen
Recent developments in cultural studies and other areas of the humanities and social sciences point to an ‘animal turn’, an increasing interest in posthumanist, non-anthropocentric approaches toward exploring the multiple roles and meanings of animals in human lifeworlds. This paper...
Wildlife and Human-Impact of the Closer Encounter: Indonesia Case
Contributor(s): Ani Mardiastuti
Human and wildlife formerly live in a relatively disjunct, non-overlapping environment, in the past several decades. However, various human activities has shrunk the wildlife habitat and made the sylvatic habitat closer to human environment, through human induced disturbances to biodiversity...
Anticipating the Outbreak of Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Related to Animal Industry
Contributor(s): R.D. W. Bagja
Keeping and using animals and animal products is an age-old recognition. There are many reasons to own animals and some are as follows: 1. The Animal products are rich sources of essential protein needed by human being so they are farmed for meat or other animal products. 2. The animals which...
Prehistoric reindeer hunting in the southern Norwegian highlands
Contributor(s): Sveinung Bang-Andersen
In contrast to the European alpine areas and lowland plains, where Rangifer tarandus L. became extinct during the final Late Glacial, the species has survived in a wild state in relatively unchanged natural environments in parts of the southern Norwegian highlands. As a consequence, reindeer...
Living together in an urban world: urbanisation and its implications for human-wildlife interactions
Contributor(s): Darryl Noel Jones
The process of urbanisation has been identified as the most prominent cause of extinctions in the present century. Given that most people on earth now live in large cities, the acceleration on habitat alteration due to the spread of cities is likely to have profound implications on both...
Understanding Guide Dog Team Interactions: Design Opportunities to Support Work and Play
Contributor(s): Sabrina Hauser, Ron Wakkary, Carman Neustaedter
The visually impaired have been a longstanding and wellrecognized user group addressed in the field of Human- Computer Interaction (HCI). Recently, the study of sighted dog owners and their pets has gained interest in HCI. Despite this, there is a noticeable gap in the field with regards to...
Healing Therapy: A New Role for Man's Best Friend (Report of June 12, 2014 Conference)
This is the summary of the second conference hosted by the Bob Woodward Foundation on the potential use of service dogs to treat Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The first was held in December of 2013.The Executive SummaryOn June 12,...
Healing Therapy: A New Role for Man's Best Friend (Report of December 4, 2013 Conference)
This is the report summarizing presentations and discussions at the December 4, 2013 conference hosted jointly by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the National Intrepid Center for Excellence (NICoE; associated with Walter Reed Army Medical Center, located in Bethesda, MD). The conclusions...
What You Can and Can't Learn From a Pet Food Label
Contributor(s): Angela Witzel
Helping Client Manage the Aggressive Dog
Contributor(s): Julia Albright
Rabies, Dog Bites Prevalence, and Legislation
Contributor(s): Zenny Ng
Rabies Vaccination Protocols and Pitfalls
Contributor(s): Zenny Ng
Our Pet Population Explosion and Operation SPARED
Contributor(s): Kay Clausing
All humane societies are dedicated to preventing cruelty and suffering. No society can effectively prevent cruelty unless it makes spaying compulsory for all females released for adoption and talks spaying to every owner of a female. Even if the home is a good one in every other respect, if a...
"Nobody Wants to Eat Them Alive:" Ethical Dilemmas and Dual Media Narratives on Domestic Rabbits as Pets and Commodity
Contributor(s): Gayane F. Torosyan, Brian Lowe
Using semiotic analysis, this study explores changes occurring in the societal perception of rabbits as farm animals as juxtaposed to their increasing popularity as domestic companions. This study is based on a preliminary hypothesis that rabbits are increasingly perceived and portrayed in media...
NIPAH/HENDRA: Understanding the Links Between Human and Veterinary Emerging Diseases
Contributor(s): Jules Minke
Animals constitute an important source of infectious diseases for humans and the majority of recent emerging diseases in humans are zoonotic. Infections occur through direct or indirect transmission from wildlife reservoirs or via the food chain. Nipah and Hendra viruses have recently joined the...
"Zwartje", "Flight of Delight" and "Chikai": Borrowed Names for Animals in Sweden
Contributor(s): Katharina Leibring
This paper deals, from a Swedish point of view, with names for domestic animals that have been borrowed from other language areas and other cultures during the last two or three centuries. There are several different reasons for animals having or being given foreign names. These...
Proceedings of the first International Conference on Veterinary Behavioural Medicine
Contributor(s): Daniel Mills, S.E. Heath, L.J. Harrington
This collection of papers is the Proceedings of the First International Conference on Veterinary Behavioural Medicine which was held, under the auspices of the Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy Study Group and the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology, in Birmingham UK on the 1st and...
Cats and the law: aspects of the co-authored research undertaken for International CatCare
Contributor(s): Diane Ryland
This research was initially commissioned by the Feline Advisory Bureau, now International CatCare, and has resulted in both a Research Report and Plain English Guide on Cats and the Law, co-author Dr Angus Nurse, Middlesex University.
Clinical animal behaviour models of stereotypic behaviour and underlying cognition
Contributor(s): Daniel Mills
Bizarre repetitive behaviour may be quite common, with estimates in people and dogs of a prevalence of up to 8%. Whereas these are often considered important indicators of mental health problems in people, in companion animals, many owners view these behaviours as "quirky" or even...