Domestic horses (Equus caballus) prefer to approach humans displaying a submissive body posture rather than a dominant body posture
| Contributor(s):: Amy Victoria Smith, Clara Wilson, Karen McComb, Leanne Proops
Signals of dominance and submissiveness are central to conspecific communication in many species. For domestic animals, sensitivities to these signals in humans may also be beneficial. We presented domestic horses with a free choice between two unfamiliar humans, one adopting a submissive and...
The Richness of Food: A Zooarchaeological Analysis of Huaca Santa Clara and Huaca Gallinazo, North Coast of Peru
| Contributor(s):: Arwen M. Johns
This thesis is a zooarchaeological study examining the entangled nature of human-animal relations within processes of food production, preparation, and consumption at Huaca Santa Clara and Huaca Gallinazo in the Virú Valley, North Coast of Peru. It assesses how the consumption of animal...
Familiarity with the experimenter influences the performance of Common ravens (Corvus corax) and Carrion crows (Corvus corone corone) in cognitive tasks
| Contributor(s):: Lara Cibulski, Claudia A.F. Wascher, Brigitte M.Weiß, Kurt Kotrschal
When humans and animals interact with one another over an extended time span they familiarise and may develop a relationship, which can exert an influence on both partners. For example, the behaviour of an animal in experiments may be affected by its relationship to the human experimenter....
Human-Animal Interactions in Dairy Buffalo Farms
| Contributor(s):: Napolitano, F., Serrapica, F., Braghieri, A., Masucci, F., Sabia, E., De Rosa, G.
Legitimizing leisure experiences as emotional work: A post‐humanist approach to gendered equine encounters
| Contributor(s):: Finkel, Rebecca, Danby, Paula
Views from many worlds: unsettling categories in interdisciplinary research on endemic zoonotic diseases
| Contributor(s):: Hayley MacGregor, Linda Waldman
Interdisciplinary research on zoonotic disease has tended to focus on ‘risk’ of disease transmission as a conceptual common denominator. With reference to endemic zoonoses at the livestock–human interface, we argue for considering a broader sweep of disciplinary insights from...
The Role of Man's Best Friend: Assessing the Cultural Liminality of the Canis Lupus Familiars and Its Influence on Human Societies
| Contributor(s):: Julianne L. D'Amico
This project combines history and folklore to illuminate the concept of liminality and the human-dog relationship as it has evolved since the species domestication. The lore highlights the permanent liminality of the dog, the use of the species as remedies in Folk Medicine, and the dog's...
The Ethics of Interspecies Interactions
| Contributor(s):: Joel Bignell
The Ethics of Interspecies Interactions. This report is written to inquire as to whether there are certain circumstances when bestiality is morally permissible. There may be a point where an animal has a sufficiently high degree of freedom and intelligence, among other things, to qualify as a...
Life vs. Unlife: Interspecies Solidarity and Companionism in Contemporary American Literature
| Contributor(s):: Barnaby McLaughlin
This dissertation explores the representations of interspecies relationships in contemporary American literature. In recent years, interdisciplinary attention, variously referred to under the umbrella categories of Posthumanism," "Human-Animal Studies," "Animality...
Being with Bees: An Anthropological Study on Human-Animal Relations in Southern Beekeeping
| Contributor(s):: Kori Nadine Armstrong
This thesis investigates the complex and dynamic communicative relationship between beekeepers and their managed honey bee colonies, providing insight into the relationship between bees, their stewards, and the interface between nature and culture. It also helps unravel the ways in which this...
The Dog in Roman Peasant Life
| Contributor(s):: Kyle deSandes-Moyer
Dogs have been a part of civilization for thousands of years and have maintained one of the closest animal relationships with humans that exist today. The following research seeks to understand this connection during antiquity. This study answers the question of what roles the dog filled during...
The Contextual Cat: Human–Animal Relations and Social Meaning in Anglo-Saxon England
| Contributor(s):: Kristopher Poole
The growing popularity of relational approaches to agency amongst archaeologists has led to increased attention on the specific contexts of interaction between humans and their material worlds. Within such viewpoints, non-humans are perceived as agents in their own right and placed on an equal...
Early diagnosis and intervention for autism spectrum disorder in Africa: insights from a case study
| Contributor(s):: Nicole Wannenburg, Roelf van Niekerk
Awareness and concern regarding the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has increased worldwide.1-3 In high resource countries, this has led to an increase in funding for ASD research and the inclusion of ASD in health policies.1,4 Despite an increase in research on ASD in Africa in the...
Paws and Think, Inc.
Paws and Think, Inc. was founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) organization to bring the benefits off the human-animal bond to both people and dogs. Our Mission is Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection. We do this through our Youth-Canine programs, helping at-risk or...
Animal Assisted Play Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Risë VanFleet, Tracie Faa-Thompson
Animal Assisted Play Therapy™ is the culmination of the authors' combined 75 years of experience working with animals as a part of their therapeutic practice. Professional practitioners, as well as the paraprofessionals who work in tandem with them, will find this book of enormous...
Paola van Dijk
The Interspecies Family: Attitudes and Narratives
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| Contributor(s):: Nicole Lynne Owens
Families are conceptualized and accomplished in increasingly diverse ways in the 21st century. A constructionist framework was utilized to examine a widespread contemporary family form, the interspecies family. This mixed-method approach relied on both quantitative survey data and qualitative...
Comment: Reflections on Meat-Eaters, Vegetarians, and Vampires
| Contributor(s):: Sutton, David
"A Super Wild Story": Shared Human-Pigeon Lives and the Questions They Beg
| Contributor(s):: Rautio, Pauliina