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  1. Understanding the Value of Dog Facilitated Psychotherapy, What Theory Emerges?

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    Contributor(s):: Annemarie Una Harmon O'Brien

    Animal Assisted Therapy is a field that is growing substantially with animals purported to be a panacea from everything from autism to prisoner reform. In many countries they are incorporated into psychotherapy process. The researcher wanted to explore if this is a valid form of practice, the...

  2. Better Lives for Dogs: Incorporating Human Behaviour Change Into a Theory of Change to Improve Canine Welfare Worldwide

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    | Contributor(s):: Karen Reed, Melissa M. Upjohn

    The world’s estimated 600 million dogs face a range of welfare issues which vary according to local context and locally accepted norms regarding attitudes towards dogs. Dogs Trust Worldwide, an international Non-Governmental Organisation which works to improve canine welfare, is...

  3. Fulfilling the Fundamentals of Life: A Grounded Theory of the Process of Human-Horse Relationship Development

    | Contributor(s):: Darlene Joy Chalmers, Constance Barlow (adviser), Cindy Adams (adviser)

    This thesis explores how relationships develop between humans and their equine companions, and how such relationships may be mutually beneficial. Specifically, the research question asks: What are the processes that occur in the interaction between humans and horses? The research employs a...

  4. Factors that Influence Intake to One Municipal Animal Control Facility in Florida: A Qualitative Study

    | Contributor(s):: Terry Spencer, Linda Behar-Horenstein, Joe Aufmuth, Nancy Hardt, Jennifer W Applebaum, Amber Emanuel, Natalie Isaza

    This qualitative study identified a study area by visualizing one year of animal intake from a municipal animal shelter on geographic information systems (GIS) maps to select an area of high stray-dog intake to investigate. Researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with residents of the...

  5. Empirical methods in animal ethics

    | Contributor(s):: Persson, K., Shaw, D.

    In this article the predominant, purely theoretical perspectives on animal ethics are questioned and two important sources for empirical data in the context of animal ethics are discussed: (mostly qualitative) methods of the social and (mainly quantitative) methods of the natural sciences....

  6. Citizens, consumers and animals: what role do experts assign to public values in establishing animal welfare standards?

    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Johnson, J.

    The public can influence animal welfare law and regulation. However what constitutes 'the public' is not a straightforward matter. A variety of different publics have an interest in animal use and this has implications for the governance of animal welfare. This article presents an ethnographic...

  7. An evaluative review of theories: related to animal cruelty

    | Contributor(s):: Gullone, E.

    The two dominant theories relating to animal cruelty are critically reviewed. These are the violence graduation hypothesis and the deviance generalization hypothesis. The outcomes indicate very high consistency with the broader antisocial behavior and aggression literature, which is large and...

  8. Toward a theory of justice for animals

    | Contributor(s):: Garner, R.

    This highly recommended book explores the animal ethics debate from the perspective of Western political thought, offering the reader not only a survey but also the framework for an original interest-based theory of animal rights. Cochrane's operating definition of justice is of limited use, and...

  9. Farm animal welfare: a new repertoire of nature-society relations or modernism re-embedded? (Special issue: Nature-Society-Rurality)

    | Contributor(s):: Buller, H., Morris, C.

    Within society, farm animal welfare is moving up the policy and moral agenda as many of the industrial processes associated with animal farming are now being called into question. In the academe, there is growing intellectual interest in the relationship of humanity to animality and the porosity...

  10. Do regulators of animal welfare need to develop a theory of psychological well-being? (Special Issue: Two systems - one world.)

    | Contributor(s):: Haynes, R. P.

  11. Least harm: a defense of vegetarianism from Steven Davis's omnivorous proposal

    | Contributor(s):: Matheny, G.

    This paper analyses the article of Steven Davis entitled, "Least Harm," which argues that the number of animals killed in ruminant-pasture production is less than the number of animals killed in crop production. Davis concludes the adoption of an omnivorous diet would cause less harm than the...

  12. The least harm principle may require that humans consume a diet containing large herbivores, not a vegan diet

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, S. L.

    Based on his theory of animal rights, Regan concludes that humans are morally obligated to consume a vegetarian or vegan diet. When it was pointed out to him that even a vegan diet results in the loss of many animals of the field, he said that while that may be true, we are still obligated to...

  13. Review of Animal Rights and Human Morality

    | Contributor(s):: Dale Jamieson

    Professor Rollin is well known to readers of this journal, at least by name and reputation. He has logged more miles and spoken to more people on behalf of animals more than any other philosopher I can think of, save Peter Singer. Now Rollin has brought out a book. I think it is a very good book,...

  14. Obligations to animals are based on rights

    | Contributor(s):: Regan, T.

    Some feminist philosophers criticize the idea of human rights because, they allege, it encapsulates male bias; it is therefore misguided, in their view, to extend moral rights to non-human animals. This paper argues that the feminist criticism is misguided. Ideas are not biased in favour of men...