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  1. Animal-companion depictions in women's magazine advertising

    Contributor(s):: Patricia F. Kennedy, Mary G. McGarvey

    Via a content analysis of 1398 advertisements that include both people and pets and that appeared in women's magazines over a period of four decades, this study examines the changing roles played by companion animals and the changes in themes used in these advertisements. Considering both the...

  2. Ethnic variations in pet attachment among students at an American school of veterinary medicine

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    Contributor(s):: S. E. Brown

    This study explores ethnic variations in animal companion ("pet") attachment among 133 students enrolled in a school of veterinary medicine. The 57 White and 76 African American participants completed surveys that included background information, several questions about their animal companions,...

  3. Origins of fear of dogs in adults and children: The role of conditioning processes and prior familiarity with dogs

    Contributor(s):: Sharon Doogan, Glyn V. Thomas

    One hundred adults and 30 children completed questionnaires to investigate fear of dogs. Dog fearful adults asked to recall the origins of their fear reported classical conditioning experiences more frequently than vicarious acquisition or informational transmission. Overall, however, there was...

  4. Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008

    [House Report 110-901][From the U.S. Government Printing Office]This bill makes it illegal to possess, ship, transport, purchase, sell, deliver, or receive any horse with the intent that it be slaughtered for human consumption. The bill also makes it illegal to engage in the above conduct with...

  5. Support for animal rights as a function of belief in evolution, religious fundamentalism, and religious denomination

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    Contributor(s):: J. L. DeLeeuw, L. W Galen, C. Aebersold, V. Stanton

    The present study examined the relationship among religious denomination, fundamentalism, belief about human origins, gender, and support for animal rights. Eighty-two college undergraduates filled out a set of 3 questionnaires: The Religious Fundamentalism Scale (Altemeyer & Hunsberger, 2004),...

  6. Understanding dog-human companionship

    Contributor(s):: Michael J. Dotson, Eva M. Hyatt

    This article reports a survey of 749 dog owners. The survey focuses on owners' interactions with their dogs. This research identifies seven underlying dimensions that comprise the construct of dog companionship. The dimensions include symbiotic relationship, dog-oriented self concept,...

  7. "A vast unsupervised recycling plant" Animals and the Buddhist Cosmos

    Contributor(s):: Harris, Ian

  8. "A very rare and difficult thing" Ecofeminism, Attention to Animal Suffering and the Disappearance of the Subject

    Contributor(s):: Adams, Carol

  9. "Are we moving again this week?" Children's experiences of homelessness in Victoria, Australia

    Contributor(s):: Kirkman, Maggie, Keys, Deborah, Bodzak, Daria, Turner, Alina

  10. "Between Us, Animals". Emotional Ties Between Humans and Other Animals

    Contributor(s):: Monika Bakke

  11. "Caught with Ourselves in the Net of Life and Time" Traditional Views of Animals in Religion

    Contributor(s):: Patton, Kimberley

  12. "Grete Kyndenes is in Howndys": Dogs and Men in Middle English Romance

    Contributor(s):: Harriet Hudson

  13. "Hevonen ei ole minulle urheiluväline, se on arjen terapeutti" : Materiaalipaketti Pihlavan Tallille

    Contributor(s):: Mira Kostamo

    Toiminnallinen opinnäytetyö on toteutettu Pihlavan Tallille. Pihlavan Talli on Suomen Ratsastajainliiton hyväksymä ja valvoma ratsastustalli Kiihtelysvaarassa, Joensuussa. Ratsastustuntien ja – leirien lisäksi talli toteuttaa kuntouttavaa hevostoimintaa eli...

  14. "Hitched Horse, Milked Cow, Killed Pig": Pragmatic Stewardship and the Paradox of Human/Animal Relationships in Southern Ontario, 1900-1920

    Contributor(s):: Katharine Anderson

    This thesis is an investigation of the relationship between Southern Ontario farmers and three different animal species raised on early twentieth century mixed family farms. Between 1900 and 1920, many non-rural Ontarians romanticized rural communities as harmonious and pastoral; a place where...

  15. "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...

  16. "Loving-knowing" women and horses: Symbolic connections, real life conflicts and "natural horsemanship"

    Contributor(s):: Savvides, Nikki

    Since the late nineteenth century, female authors have suggested that Western women and horses have an innate connection. Often, the connection is categorized in terms of female “empowerment” and “liberation,” with the rise of female equestrianism playing an important role...

  17. "My Baby is a Dog": Exploration of Pet Parent Identity

    Contributor(s):: Lacey Y. Boston, Barbara Keating (adviser)

    This quantitative research examined dog owners (n = 100) regarding their relationship with their pets. After beginning to treat her own dog as a child she questioned what happens when a human child enters a family and what impact that has on the pet owners' identity. The researcher...

  18. "Of a tawny bull we make offering" Animals in Early Chinese Religion

    Contributor(s):: Sterckx, Roel

  19. "Oh that I could be a bird and fly, I would rush to the Beloved" Birds in Islamic Mystical Poetry

    Contributor(s):: Asani, Ali

  20. "The she-camel of God is a sign to you" Dimensions of Animals in Islamic Tradition and Muslim Culture

    Contributor(s):: Foltz, Richard