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  1. Taming and Training in The Human Use of Elephants: The Case of Nepal, Past, Present and Future

    | Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Piers Locke

    It is a curious fact that by contrast with equine studies, a field that includes extensive historical and sociological work (e.g Budiansky 1998, Cassidy 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, Clutton-Brock 1992,...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/61353

  2. Post-communist canine: a feminist approach to women and dogs in canine performance sports in Poland

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wlodarczyk, J.

    The article attempts to present the complexity of relationships between women, capitalism, democracy, and competitive dog training in post-communist Poland. The article documents the correlation...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/57731

  3. Humanization of the companion animal - human relationship

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fox, R., Gee, N. R.

    This paper explores the changing nature of companion animal-human relationships in Britain over the past 30 years. This period has seen rapid change in attitudes and practices towards companion...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/57725

  4. "Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.

    Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/59423

  5. Application of the welfare quality protocol in pig slaughterhouses of five countries

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dalmau, A., Nande, A., Vieira-Pinto, M., Zamprogna, S., Martino, G. di, Ribas, J. C. R., Costa, M. P. da, Halinen-Elemo, K., Velarde, A.

    The objective of the present study is to assess the variability of the measures used in the welfare quality (WQ) protocol for pigs among slaughterhouses in five different countries and to propose...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/59411

  6. Local knowledge held by farmers in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) about the use of plants to maintain and improve animal health and welfare

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vogl, C. R., Vogl-Lukasser, B., Walkenhorst, M.

    Background: The sustainable management of animal health and welfare is of increasing importance to consumers and a key topic in the organic farming movement. Few systematic studies have been...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/59402

  7. Human-animal interactions and safety during dairy cattle handling - comparing moving cows to milking and hoof trimming

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lindahl, C., Pinzke, S., Herlin, A., Keeling, L. J.

    Cattle handling is a dangerous activity on dairy farms, and cows are a major cause of injuries to livestock handlers. Even if dairy cows are generally tranquil and docile, when situations occur...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/57855

  8. How do human-animal emotional relationships influence public perceptions of animal use?

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cox, L., Montrose, T.

    Human-animal emotional relationships have a complicated interplay with public perceptions of the morality of animal use. Humans may build emotional relationships with companion species. These...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/57699

  9. Human-cat relationship in an oceanic biosphere reserve: the case of La Palma Island, Canary archipelago

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Medina, F. M., Nogales, M., Farnworth, M. J., Bonnaud, E.

    Removal of feral cats from island environments is a useful mechanism by which their ecological impact on endangered species can be reduced or ended. Nevertheless, because cats are anthropogenic in...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/59396

  10. Face processing of animal and human static stimuli by children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Grandgeorge, M., Degrez, C., Alavi, Z., Lemonnier, E.

    Animals are part of humans' social environment and present numerous benefits. Each partner in a human-animal interaction uses signals emitted by the other (e.g. postures, gestures or gaze...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/57675

  11. Runne-Beana: dog herds ethnographer

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anderson, M.

    Saami society in Lapland (now often called Saapmi), particularly the seasonally-nomadic reindeer-breeding sector, is predicated upon mobility and autonomy of its actors. Runne-Beana, a talented...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/59381

  12. The development of a canine para-agility program: positive affects in children with autism and in therapy dogs

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pop, D., Rusu, A. S., Miresan, V.

    Previous research has demonstrated that both children and dogs might benefit from Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA), with some factors mediating/moderating the results. The present study took these...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/57867

  13. Influences on the avoidance and approach behaviour of dairy goats towards an unfamiliar human - an on-farm study

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mersmann, D., Schmied-Wagner, C., Nordmann, E., Graml, C., Waiblinger, S.

    The human-animal relationship (HAR) is an important factor for successful animal husbandry and animal welfare. Thus, the HAR is included in on-farm assessments to evaluate overall welfare. For...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/59355

  14. Validity and feasibility of human-animal relationship tests for on-farm welfare assessment in dairy goats

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Battini, M., Barbieri, S., Waiblinger, S., Mattiello, S.

    This study aims at establishing suitable tests to measure the quality of the Human-Animal Relationship (HAR) in dairy goats for on-farm welfare assessment protocols by evaluating the predictive...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/59350

  15. Exploring children's perspectives on the welfare needs of pet animals

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Muldoon, J. C., Williams, J. M., Lawrence, A.

    Children are increasingly viewed as important recipients of educational interventions to improve animal welfare, yet research examining their perspectives is lacking, particularly within the UK....

    http://habricentral.org/resources/59332

  16. The emotional lives of companion animals: attachment and subjective claims by owners of cats and dogs

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Martens, P., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Walker, J. K.

    There is a growing body of scientific evidence supporting the existence of emotions in nonhuman animals. Companion-animal owners show a strong connection and attachment to their animals and...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/61062

  17. Children's beliefs about animal minds (Child-BAM): associations with positive and negative child-animal interactions

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hawkins, R. D., Williams, J. M.

    Children and animals can have a great impact on each other's lives, yet little is known about the underpinnings of these relationships. Children's interactions with animals may be influenced by...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/59316

  18. Animal humanness, animal use, and intention to become ethical vegetarian or ethical vegan

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diaz, E. M.

    The present study used relational and predictive approaches to build on past literature examining humanlike animal attributes. From the relational approach, it examined how five humanlike...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/61043

  19. Changing human-animal relationships in sport: an analysis of the UK and Australian horse racing whips debates

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Graham, R., McManus, P.

    Changing social values and new technologies have contributed to increasing media attention and debate about the acceptable use of animals in sport. This paper focuses on the use of the whip in...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/57846

  20. Empathy towards animals and belief in animal-human-continuity in Italian veterinary students

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Colombo, E. S., Pelosi, A., Prato-Previde, E.

    Empathy towards animals and beliefs in animal-human continuity appear to play an important role in shaping the human-animal relationship and in determining the way animals are treated and cared...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/59276