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  1. When studying the human-animal relationship became legitimate

    Audio | Contributor(s): Stanley Coren

    Stanley Coren describes the moment when his passion was taken seriously.

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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. 

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. Human-Animal Bonds I: The Relational Significance of Companion Animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walsh, Froma

  13. 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

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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

  17. 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...

  18. One-dog policy

    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...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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...