"Eating Animals, Making Conversion": Consumption Ceremonial as Ametaphoric Place of Social and Religious Transformation
Contributor(s): Lowgrand, Frederik
"For the Birds": Cattle Egrets, Suburban Lawns, and the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Contributor(s): Capek, Stella
"Free the Animals!": Animal Rights Activists as Moral Entrepreneurs
Contributor(s): Lowe, Brian
"I can haz emoshuns?": understanding anthropomorphosis of cats among internet users
Contributor(s): Derek Foster, Conor Linehan, Shaun Lawson, Daniel Mills, Sarah Ellis, Helen Zulch
The attribution of human-like traits to non-human animals, termed anthropomorphism, can lead to misunderstandings of animal behaviour, which can result in risks to both human and animal wellbeing and welfare. In this paper, we, during an inter-disciplinary collaboration between social computing...
"My Dog Did the Cutest Thing": Identity Construction and Maintenance among Dog Owners
Contributor(s): Ramirez, Michael
"Scientists'" Response to the New Age and Animal Rights Movements
Contributor(s): Bevins, George
A "Cat" Over a Cup of Tea? Urbanized Leisure with Animals In Japan
Contributor(s): Niijima, Noriko
A Capabilities Approach to Animal Ethics and Sustainability Education
Contributor(s): Matthews, Julie, Garlick, Steve
A dermatologist's viewpoint on the significance of the human-animal bond in practice
Contributor(s): Liska, D. A.
A Feminist Analysis of Human and Animal Oppression: Intersectionality Among Species
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Kelsey Brown
In this paper I focus on animal exploitation as a feminist issue. I discuss reproductive exploitation in humans and domesticated animals, language as a tool of oppression, the power dynamics involved in hunting and consuming animals, and the barriers that are faced when people try to access...
A field study with primary school children on perception of social presence and interactive behavior with a pet robot
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Marcel Heerink, Marta Díaz, Jordi Albo-Canals, Cecilio Angulo, Alex Barco, Judit Casacuberta, Carles Garriga
This paper presents a study on measuring (1) how children experience a pet robot, (2) how they play with it and (3) how children’s perceptions on and interaction with pet robots are interrelated. The study features different types of subjective and objective techniques to assess the degree...
A natural cure for the pet fish problem: feature emergence as classificatory composition
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Chris Thornton
Where do emergent features come from? This has long been an intriguing puzzle. The concept of pet fish illustrates the difficulty. Most people expect pet fish to live in bowls, even though this is not something either pets or fish normally do. The inference that pet fish have the feature of...
A Qualitative Assessment of Virginia Beach Dog Park Users
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Edwin Gomez, John Hunting
The purpose of this paper is to look at a Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) dog park as a case study exploring the benefits and perceptions of dog parks by its users. The qualitative methodology follows an earlier dog park study by Gómez (2013) in Norfolk, VA. Our findings indicated three...
Accounting for Abuse: Neutralizing and Rationalizing Animal Cruelty
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Goodney, Suzanne
All That Fuss Just for Some Bloody Badgers? The Politics of Wildlife in Infrastructure Construction
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Daniel Sage, Andy Dainty, Kjell Tryggestad, Lise Justesen, Jan Mouritsen
Across many construction projects, and especially infrastructure projects, efforts to mitigate the potential loss of biodiversity and habitat are significant, and at times controversial. In our paper we do not propose to gauge the success or failure of this effort; rather we are interested in...
An evaluation of breakaway snares for use in coyote control
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Robert L. Phillips, F. Sherman Blom, Richard E. Johnson
Seven types of breakaway snares were evaluated for breaking strength and variability using a universal testing machine. Maximum tension before breakage for individual snares ranged from 142 to 486 pounds. Sheet metal locks which ripped out, and S-hooks which straightened, provided the least...
An Examination of the Working Class Poor: The Lives' of the Employees of a Dog Track
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Ferguson, April
An Interdisciplinary Approach of Animal Assisted Therapy for the Special Needs Children
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Victor Chitic
The study investigates the dynamic of verbal and non-verbal communication in the context of Animal Assisted Therapy for children with special needs, using ethological and sociometrical methods (i.e. focal individual sampling, ethogram and sequential behavior analysis). The study followed the...
An underwater wearable computer for two way human-dolphin communication experimentation
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Daniel Kohlsdorf, Scott Gilliland, Peter Presti, Thad Starner, Denise Herzing
Research in dolphin cognition and communication in the wild is still a challenging task for marine biologists. Most problems arise from the uncontrolled nature of field studies and the challenges of building suitable underwater research equipment. We present a novel underwater wearable computer...
Analysing two instruments to evaluate AAT: CSAWPBS (Center for the Study for Animal Wellness Pet Bonding Scale) and MOPI (Measurement of Pet Intervention) scales
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Paula Calvo, Jonathan Bowen, Antoni Bulbena, Jaume Fatjo