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  1. "I can haz emoshuns?": understanding anthropomorphosis of cats among internet users

    Contributor(s):: Derek Foster, Conor Linehan, Shaun Lawson, Daniel Mills, Sarah Ellis, Helen Zulch

    The attribution of human-like traits to non-human animals, termed anthropomorphism, can lead to misunderstandings of animal behaviour, which can result in risks to both human and animal wellbeing and welfare. In this paper, we, during an inter-disciplinary collaboration between social computing...

  2. A Cow's Eye View? Cattle Empathy and Ethics in Screen Representations of Temple Grandin

    Contributor(s):: Claire Henry

    Temple Grandin has been a captivating figure for both animal and disability studies, and for filmmakers. Known for designing more humane livestock handling processes in the US cattle industry, and for her books and public speaking on autism, Grandin’s celebrity then became popularly...

  3. A Dubious Grail: Seeking Tort Law Expansion and Limited Personhood as Stepping Stones toward Abolishing Animals' Property Status

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    | Contributor(s):: Richard L Cupp Jr.

    Some grails are sought one piece at a time. The holy grail for many animal rights activists is abolishing animals' property status. This is an ambition befitting mythical grail status in its level of difficulty given current societal mores and values. It is too inconsistent with our...

  4. Aggression toward Familiar People, Strangers, and Conspecifics in Gonadectomized and Intact Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Parvene Farhoody, Indika Mallawaarachchi, Patrick M. Tarwater, James A. Serpell, Deborah L. Duffy, Chris Zink

    Gonadectomy is widely used to treat and prevent behavior problems including the aggressive behavior of dogs. The aim of this study was to determine whether aggressive behavior toward familiar people, strangers, or other dogs was significantly different in dogs gonadectomized at various ages vs....

  5. Animal Consciousness from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

    | Contributor(s):: Edgecombe, Rodney Stenning

  6. Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

    The mission of this website is to provide a clear statement of an approach to animal rights that (1) requires the abolition of animal exploitation and rejects the regulation of animal exploitation; (2) is based only on animal sentience and no other cognitive characteristic,...

  7. Animal versus human consciousness: assessing evidence for animal consciousness: the question of episodic memory

    | Contributor(s):: Droege, Paula, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.

  8. Animal versus human consciousness: rethinking the cognitive abilities of animals

    | Contributor(s):: Steiner, Gary, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.

  9. Animal versus human consciousness: what are animals concious of?

    | Contributor(s):: Morin, Alan, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.

  10. Animal wise: The thoughts and emotions of our fellow creatures

    | Contributor(s):: Morell, Virginia

  11. Anthropomorphisms: can animals make "Art"? Popular and scientific discourses about expressivity and cognition in primates

    | Contributor(s):: Desmond, Jane C., Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.

  12. Anthropomorphisms: science of the monkey mind: primate penchants and human pursuits

    | Contributor(s):: Waller, Sara, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.

  13. Anthropomorphisms: the historical animal mind: "Sagacity" in nineteenth-century Britain

    | Contributor(s):: Boddice, Rob, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.

  14. Attitudes towards catch-and-release recreational angling, angling practices and perceptions of pain and welfare in fish in New Zealand

    | Contributor(s):: Muir, R., Keown, A. J., Adams, N. J., Farnworth, M. J.

    Although there is still some debate regarding whether fish have the capacity to feel pain, recent scientific research seems to support the notion that fish can indeed suffer. However, the continued scientific discourse has led to questions regarding how members of the public perceive issues of...

  15. Behaviour and beyond: three ways to examine dog cognitive processing

    | Contributor(s):: Tiffani J. Howell

    Dog cognition research relies heavily on behavioural approaches in order to determine the nature and extent of dog cognitive abilities. These behavioural data have greatly advanced current understanding of dog cognitive abilities. While there has been much research exploring how dogs respond in...

  16. Bet in the adoption!

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Bet in the adoption!If you go to a casino, you must be prepared to win or to lose and it can mean thousands of Dollars. Why do, when you are looking for adopt a pet, you ask for perfection, with no risks?All the stray-lives, keeps out some marks of the suffering, at the body and at the soul,...

  17. Boat preference and stress behaviour of Hector's dolphin in response to tour boat interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Georgia-Rose Travis

    Dolphins are increasingly coming into contact with humans, particularly where tourism is involved. It has been assumed that such contact causes chronic stress on dolphin populations. This study examined relatively naive populations of Hector's dolphins and their interaction with various...

  18. Canine fears and phobias; a regime for treatment without recourse to drugs

    | Contributor(s):: Rogerson, J.

    From a study of 247 (102 male dogs and 145 bitches) case histories presenting varying degrees of fear and phobia, both generalised and specific, it has been possible to define standard patterns of behaviour. This was done on the basis of severity of the fear, the type of fear response displayed...

  19. Canine Sense and Sensibility: Tipping Points and Response Latency Variability as an Optimism Index in a Canine Judgement Bias Assessment

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    | Contributor(s):: Nicholas Branson, Denis Cody, Timothy R. Starling, Paul D. McGreevy, Melissa J. Starling

    Recent advances in animal welfare science used judgement bias, a type of cognitive bias, as a means to objectively measure an animal's affective state. It is postulated that animals showing heightened expectation of positive outcomes may be categorised optimistic, while those showing...

  20. Carrots and sticks: a discourse on interspecies partnership and culture in dog sport

    | Contributor(s):: Candice Reynolds

    Dogs are not only good to think but good to live and become with. In this study I explored the overarching concerns of interspecific relations among “schutzhund people”: an emerging multispecies sub-culture in South Africa pertaining to a German dog sport called schutzhund. Four...