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  1. Aging animal bodies: horse retirement yards as relational spaces of liminality, dwelling and negotiation

    Contributor(s):: Franklin, Alex, Schuurman, Nora

  2. Animal ownership and civil responsibility

    Contributor(s):: Tropardi, N. C. de O.

  3. Animal welfare and livestock production in a postindustrial milieu. (Special issue: food animal husbandry and the new millennium)

    Contributor(s):: Thompson, P. B.

    Structural transformation, food safety, and environmental risks pose challenges to livestock producers. Adjustments to livestock production systems to improve animal welfare will be made in an economic and political milieu characterized by these challenges. However, competing assumptions about...

  4. Animal welfare science - working at the interface between the natural and social sciences

    Contributor(s):: Lund, V., Coleman, G., Gunnarsson, S., Appleby, M. C., Karkinen, K.

    Animal welfare science has pioneered in interdisciplinary work in many ways. However, this work has mainly taken place among researchers from the natural sciences. This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using broad interdisciplinary approaches to scientific animal welfare...

  5. Animals and the limits of ethnography

    Contributor(s):: Madden, R.

    Is ethnography (as constituted in the social sciences) a reliable method with which to understand interspecies intersubjectivity? Can a method that has become a cornerstone approach to a qualitative understanding of humans for more than a century interrogate the social ties between humans and...

  6. Attachment between humans and dogs

    Contributor(s):: Nagasawa, Miho, Mogi, Kazutaka, Kikusui, Takefumi

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

    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 thoroughbred horse racing. Those who defend its use argue it is a necessary tool needed for safety,...

  8. Editorial: concepts of animal welfare. (Special issue: Concepts of animal welfare)

    Contributor(s):: Hagen, K., Bos, R. van den, Buning, T. de C.

    Four of the papers in this issue of Acta Biotheoretica came from the symposium held in Bad Neuenahr, Germany last 8-9 October 2009. The theme was "Concepts of animal welfare-interdisciplinary perspectives". The topics of the papers are: a history of animal welfare science; health and welfare in...

  9. Effects of guest feeding programs on captive giraffe behavior

    Contributor(s):: Orban, D. A., Siegford, J. M., Snider, R. J.

    Zoological institutions develop human-animal interaction opportunities for visitors to advance missions of conservation, education, and recreation; however, the animal welfare implications largely have yet to be evaluated. This behavioral study was the first to quantify impacts of guest feeding...

  10. Factors influencing the temporal patterns of dyadic behaviours and interactions between domestic cats and their owners

    Contributor(s):: Wedl, M., Bauer, B., Gracey, D., Grabmayer, C., Spielauer, E., Day, J., Kotrschal, K.

  11. Farm animal production: changing agriculture in a changing culture. (Special issue: food animal husbandry and the new millennium)

    Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.

    Western attitudes toward animals have undergone a gradual evolution during recent centuries, driven by the scientific recognition that humans and many other species share a common anatomical template, a common phylogenetic ancestry, and certain similarities in their social and emotional lives....

  12. Highlighting ethical decisions underlying the scoring of animal welfare in the Welfare QualityReg. scheme. (Special Issue: Knowing animals.)

    Contributor(s):: Veissier, I., Jensen, K. K., Botreau, R., Sandoe, P.

    All systems of scoring animal units (groups, farms, slaughter plants, etc) according to the level of the animals' welfare are based inevitably on normative decisions. Similarly, all methods of labelling, in terms of acceptability, are based on choices reflecting ethical values. The evaluative...

  13. In search of human nature

    Contributor(s):: Bouchard, Thomas J., Jr.

  14. In the water with white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias): participants' beliefs toward cage-diving in Australia

    Contributor(s):: Apps, K., Dimmock, K., Lloyd, D., Huveneers, C.

    White shark (Carcharodon carcharias) cage-diving tourism is a controversial activity that provokes emotional and often opposing points of view. With increasing demand for shark tourism since the 1990s, the underlying determinants driving this growth in participation remain unclear. This paper...

  15. Interaction with shelter dogs reduces negative affect of adolescents in substance use disorder treatment

    Contributor(s):: Ellsworth, L. M., Tragesser, S., Newberry, R. C.

    We investigated the effectiveness of a human-animal interaction program, involving dogs from an animal shelter, in improving affect of adolescent males in inpatient treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). We hypothesized that adolescents would experience improvements in affect and attitudes...

  16. It's raining cats, dogs and diapers! The intersections of rising pet ownership and LGBTQ+ coupledom

    Contributor(s):: Gabb, Jacqui

  17. Le contrôle des chiens dans trois communautés du Nunavik au milieu du 20e siècle. (French)

    Contributor(s):: Lévesque, Francis

  18. Living on the edge: attitudes of rural communities toward Bengal tigers ( Panthera tigris) in central India

    Contributor(s):: Reddy, C. S., Reuven, Yosef

    To date, most studies of the Bengal tiger ( Panthera tigris) are of biological research, techniques, conservation, population modeling, or tiger-human conflicts. Few studies have attempted to understand the rural population that share a region with the tigers, and some of the villages are even...

  19. Living on the edge: attitudes of rural communities toward Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris) in central India

    Contributor(s):: Reddy, C. S., Reuven, Yosef

    To date, most studies of the Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) are of biological research, techniques, conservation, population modeling, or tiger-human conflicts. Few studies have attempted to understand the rural population that share a region with the tigers, and some of the villages are even...

  20. Living with the beast: wolves and humans through Portuguese literature

    Contributor(s):: Lopes-Fernandes, M., Soares, F., Frazao-Moreira, A., Queiroz, A. I.

    This paper explores representations of wolves in Portuguese literature using an anthropological framework to analyze perceptions, beliefs, knowledge, and practices. From a literary corpus compilation, 262 excerpts from 68 works that made reference to wolves were classified by grid analysis into...