When studying the human-animal relationship became legitimate
Audio | Contributor(s): Stanley Coren
Stanley Coren describes the moment when his passion was taken seriously.
Horse Husbandry in Colonial Virginia: An Analysis of Probate Inventories in Relation to Environmental and Social Changes
Theses | Contributor(s): Kimberly Peck
Despite the vast amount of zooarchaeological research that has been done on livestock in Colonial Virginia, little is known about the role of the horse in society and the environment before the American Revolution. The image provided by the current literature on the subject is fairly general and...
An investigation of the sentiments of having a dog : inspirations for the design of a toy dog
Theses | Contributor(s): Chui Wa Yeung
This research is aimed to develop a toy dog that provides the pleasure feelings as having a dog, the inspirations to the manufacturers for the design of toy dogs as per the findings of factors of sentiments of having dogs has been included in the investigation. The investigation was carried out...
Sociocultural aspects of attitudes toward marine animals: a focus group analysis
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Unna Lassiter, Jennifer R. Wolch
In geographic research of the past decade, the understanding of nature-society relations has broadened to include ideas about our relationship with and attitudes toward animals. In this study, we explore the relationship between attitudes toward marine animals and...
From zoogeography to animal geography: the spatial commodification of animals
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chris Mayda
Zoogeography developed as a Newtonian/Cartesian science in the early nineteenth century as descriptive classification. After Darwin it evolved into biogeography, an explanatory, then predictive science, often aligned with and even indistinguishable from ecology. As a science,...
The wrong kind of sacrifice
Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Namia Akhtar
Eid is an occasion to reconnect with our higher selves, the transcendent self that exists within us to connect with the celestial and to instill at least a fragment of that celestial order in our lives. Nonetheless, in contemporary Muslim society in urban Bangladesh, Eid-ul-Azha has evolved into...
The Wolf in the living room: A healing story: Julia Huffman at TEDxFargo
Videos | Contributor(s): Julia Huffman
Award winning filmmaker Julia Huffman (Medicine of the Wolf) takes us on a journey from her beginnings of being adopted and then the healing that took place with her first dog Bozo. This relationship with her canine, ultimatley led her to discovering the profound power of healing that both dogs...
Our four-legged friends or a soulles object of study?: Yulia Khukalenko at TEDxVladivostok
Videos | Contributor(s): Yulia Khukalenko
The words we choose are creating the future of ... animals. Having studied how animals are regarded in scientific texts, linguist Yulia Khukalenko warns us about the consequences we can incur for animals if we go on talking about them in the same way.
Animal Companionship and Ethnic Diversity
Theses | Contributor(s): Ankita Sejra, Hita Bavishi, Rishabh Shah, Samira Behrooz, Julie M. Fagan
The study of human-animal interactions and relationships is an extremely interesting topic. For a long time these relationships have been greatly prized among people such that they have accepted the animals as a part of their lives. In the United States, certain groups of people have accepted...
Exploring the Health Benefits of Companion Animals on Older Adults
Theses | Contributor(s): Matt Long, Julie M. Fagan
Companion animals can do wonders for people, especially older adults. Living with a pet can reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation as well as lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress. However, the increased costs of owning an animal may discourage seniors on a fixed income from...
We Left Lassie Behind: Defense Personnel Relocation, Animal Abandonment, and Shelter Impacts
Theses | Contributor(s): Gabriele Griffiths
When Department of Defense (DoD) personnel receive orders to relocate to a new duty installation, nearly one third abandon their companion animals, which negatively affects the local shelters' costs, personnel, and capabilities to provide quality care for shelter animals. There is a lack of...
Human-Animal Bonds I: The Relational Significance of Companion Animals
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walsh, Froma
Contribution of the patient-horse relationship to substance use disorder treatment: Patients’ experiences
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kern-Godal, Ann, Brenna, Ida H., Kogstad, Norunn, Arnevik, Espen A., Ravndal, Edle
Case Studies in Ancient Maya Human-Animal Relations: El Perú, La Corona, and Commensal Mammals
Theses | Contributor(s): Diana Nicole Fridberg
The ancient Maya of Mesoamerica inhabited a biodiverse landscape filled with animal taxa that provided both physical resources and rich ideological inspiration. To date, faunal studies among the Maya have been more limited than other types of archaeological investigations, leaving much still...
How has the domestication of dogs impacted native North American culture and way of life?
Theses | Contributor(s): Mikaela E. Reisman
Dogs, as the only domestic mammal in North America, were a part of the life and culture of the people who migrated to the Americas from Eurasia. Originally domesticated from Eurasian wolves, the uses of dogs expanded once the Native American ancestors spread throughout the continents. I...
Establishment and persistence of a good relationship between man and animal by weaning management of Galician Blonde
Reports | Contributor(s): C. Portela, L. Lopez, A. Varela, L. Monserrat, L. Sanchez
Summary of the communication before the III Iberian Congress on Animal Genetic Resources
The Effects of Different Lifestyles of Dog Owners with on their Purchasing Behaviors of Pet Goods
Theses | Contributor(s): Huang Yu Hui
The main purpose of this study is to explore whether dog owners purchasing behaviors for pet goods would be affected due to their different lifestyles. First, the researcher conducts literature reviews, collecting relevant information to design questionnaires. Second, the researcher collects the...
Theses | Contributor(s): Maija Astikainen
The thesis One-Dog Policy consists of production and written parts. The thesis discusses pet dogs and the side effects of dog keeping, like decorating and dyeing dogs. The principle idea is that the dog is seen as a human-like creature. The thesis approaches images of dogs on the basis of...
Commodifying Fido: pets as status symbols
Theses | Contributor(s): April Plemons
How are pets being used as status symbols to display social position and wealth? This paper seeks to theoretically examine pet owners and their use of animals to convey a message of social status, position and wealth. This will be done through an application of theoretical constructs by Veblen,...
Animals without rights : a critical analysis of recent approaches in animal ethics
Theses | Contributor(s): Boaz Sharoni
Non-human animals suffer greatly and are exploited in numerous ways by humans. This is a grave injustice that points to an urgent need for an adequate framework from which to protect animals from mistreatment by humans. Although classical theories in the animal rights literature have existed for...