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  1. Dog ownership supports the maintenance of physical activity during poor weather in older English adults: cross-sectional results from the EPIC Norfolk cohort

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    | Contributor(s):: Yu-Tzu Wu, Robert Luben, Andy Jones

    Background Dog ownership has been suggested to encourage physical activity in older adults and may enhance resilience to poor environmental conditions. This study investigates the role of dog ownership and walking as a means of supporting the maintenance of physical activity in older adults...

  2. The Contextual Cat: Human–Animal Relations and Social Meaning in Anglo-Saxon England

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    | 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...

  3. Future Roots

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    The idea of Future Roots was founded by Julie Plumley in 2006. She grew up on a dairy farm in Dorset, and qualified as a  social worker in 1998 and felt that the young people she was helping through troubled times would benefit from learning & development in a farm...

  4. Woollying the Boundaries: Perceptions of, and Interventions into, Upland Sheep Farming in Wales

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    | Contributor(s):: Ffion Jones

    This thesis uses an interdisciplinary methodological approach including art practice, ethnography and autoethnography as a way of examining the relationship between a farming family and their upland sheep farm in mid- Wales. It draws on the ethnographic methods of ‘participant...

  5. A Comparison of the Guide Dog Movements of England and the United States

    | Contributor(s):: Eames, E., Eames, T.

  6. Arrival Stories: Using Participatory, Embodied, Sensory Ethnography to Explore the Making of an English City for Newly Arrived International Students

    | Contributor(s):: Stevenson, Andrew

  7. Attachment Style Is Related to Quality of Life for Assistance Dog Owners

    | Contributor(s):: White, N., Mills, D., Hall, S.

  8. Dispelling the myths of animal-assisted care

  9. Negotiating acquired spinal conditions: Recovery with/in bodily materiality and fluids

    | Contributor(s):: Jeffries, J. M.

  10. The Impact of a Horse Riding Intervention on the Social Functioning of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Harris, A., Williams, J. M.

  11. Therapy Dogs Nationwide

    | Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn

    TDN came into being early in 2016 and is managed entirely by volunteers.Our volunteers have the unique privilege of volunteering with their own temperament tested Therapy Dogs; some with over 10 years experience and always focused on caring for people in the community. Using animals...

  12. Humanization of the companion animal - human relationship

    | 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 animals, with notable advances in medical treatment, nutrition, and understanding of non-human animal...

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

    | 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 the provision of food. It is notable that the pet food market is experiencing strong year-on-year...

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

    | 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 species are not usually intensively farmed in the United Kingdom, but they may be utilized during animal...

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

    | 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. Helping children to care appropriately for animals depends, not least, on an ability to understand the...

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

    | 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 their belief in animal minds, that animals are sentient and experience thoughts and feelings. This...

  17. 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,...

  18. The impact of animals on patient wellbeing

    | Contributor(s):: Williams, B.

  19. A Comparison of Zoo Animal Behavior in the Presence of Familiar and Unfamiliar People

    | Contributor(s):: Martin, R. A., Melfi, V.

  20. Introduction

    | Contributor(s):: Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter introduces the report, which describes the animal and human health costs and benefits impact of pets in the UK.