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  1. Barking at Heaven's Door: Pluto Mehra in the Hindi Film Dil Dhadakne Do

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    Contributor(s):: Alessandra Consolaro

    In this article, I discuss the representation of pets in the 2015 commercial Hindi comedy-drama (commonly known as Bollywood) Dil Dhadakne Do (DDD), which translates to Let the Heart Beat; this is the first ever case of a Hindi movie having a dog as a narrator. For centuries, Indian...

  2. Horseplay: Equine Performance and Creaturely Acts in Cinema

    Contributor(s):: Stella Hockenhull

    Béla Tarr’s latest and reputedly final film, The Turin Horse (2011), takes its prompt from the story about an encounter that Nietzsche claims to have experienced with a maltreated horse on Via Carlo Alberto, Turin.[1] Tarr’s film opens with an image of a large horse pulling a...

  3. Stakeholder Perceptions of Welfare Issues and Indicators for Extensively Managed Sheep in Australia

    Contributor(s):: Amanda K Doughty, Grahame J Coleman, Geoff N Hinch, Rebecca E Doyle

    An online survey was designed to form the basis of a framework for the welfare assessment of extensively managed sheep in Australia. The survey focused on welfare compromise and useful welfare indicators. A total of 952 people completed the survey in its entirety, representing four stakeholder...

  4. Strong souls, gentle spirits

    Contributor(s):: Patricia Iris Maureen Caffin

    The documentary Strong Souls, Gentle Spirits is a film that combines the aspects of truthful documentary filmmaking but also incorporates filmmaking techniques and the filmmaker's involvement common to traditional narrative films. The main theme of the documentary centers on overcoming...

  5. This is God's Cat: On Ethics of Companion Species in Life of Pi

    Contributor(s):: Tzu Yi Chien

    The thesis aims to rethink an ethical relationship between humans and animals that is separated from the anthropocentric stance in the Western philosophical traditions. Reading Yann Martel’s Life of Pi in light of the ethics of companion species in Donna Haraway’s The Companion...

  6. Cat videos shown to boost energy and positive emotions

  7. Performance Unleashed: Multispecies Stardom and Companion Animal Media

    Contributor(s):: Wolf, Kelly Megan

  8. Guardian angel

    Contributor(s):: Kirstin, Kristina Ann

  9. Paws in Prison: A Second Chance

    Contributor(s):: King, Tiffany

  10. Animal deaths on screen: film & ethics

    Contributor(s):: Creed, B.

    Do animals understand death? How does the cinema represent death? The concept of death has played a crucial role in anthropocentric discussions of the representation of human/animal relationships in cultural practices. This paper will explore the representation of animals and death in the cinema...

  11. Animals in Film and Television

    Contributor(s):: D.b. Wilkins

    People have always had a fascination for large, "exotic" types of animals and as a result many zoos were set up all over Europe and North America. For many years there was a great deal of money to be made from exhibiting animals, and very little regard was paid to their welfare.With the...

  12. The representation of dogs as family in contemporary American documentary film

    Contributor(s):: Jennifer Elizabeth Grace

    The American family dog is a social construct that blurs the ontological boundaries of nature/culture dualism and which contemporary American documentary filmmakers represent by employing alternate tropes of 'dog as human' and 'dog as animal.' In filmic and practical use, these...

  13. On The Nature Of The Horse Of The American West In Nineteenth Century Art

    Contributor(s):: Petersen, Martin E.

  14. The Golden Horse On The Silver Screen

    Contributor(s):: Turner, Lillian

  15. Professional Theories and Popular Beliefs about the Plains Indians and the Horse with Implications for Teaching Native American History

    Contributor(s):: Eichstaedt, Donna Roberta March

  16. Animal attractions: cinema, exoticism, and German modernity

    Contributor(s):: Ames, Eric

  17. Bare Life, Vidas secas

    Contributor(s):: Price, Rachel

  18. Who Feels Sympathy for Roosters Used in Cockfighting? Examining the Influence of Feelings, Belief in Animal Mind, Personality, and Empathy-Related Traits

    Contributor(s):: Lee, S. A., Quarles, L.

    Since the 2007 Vick dog-fighting case, much attention has been focused on cruelty against dogs. Cockfighting roosters, on the other hand, have been virtually ignored by scientists and laypeople alike. Accordingly, very little is known about our emotional reactions to roosters used for...

  19. The Horse Boy--attending to the stories our patients tell us

    Contributor(s):: Karlinsky, H.

  20. Pet-Keeping in American Material Culture and Identity Formation

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    Contributor(s):: Heather Frigiola

    Companion animals are a unique and complex part of American culture. They are frequently regarded as family members, yet legally they are considered property and are often obtained with an exchanged of money. As with other consumer goods, pets are culturally imbued with symbolism and are used by...