How do primary pre-service teachers assess circus with animals and its educational value? A study with Portuguese, Spanish and Greek students
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): António Almeida, Beatriz García Fernández, Penelope Papadopoulou
This study aimed to check the opinion of primary pre-service teachers about circus with animals, including if they recognize any educational value in this type of show and how they assess the animals’ treatment in this place. For that, a questionnaire with open and closed questions was...
Exploring Humanimal Interactions and the 'Hands-on' Practices of Care at the Veterinary Clinic
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Astrid Huopalainen, Suvi Satama
How is care towards nonhuman animals expressed and articulated at the small animal veterinary clinic? The everyday work of veterinary surgeons (vets) remains under-researched by organizational scholars (Clarke and Knights, 2018). This paper takes the complexity of human-animal...
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
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...
Use of dog as a means of activation of seniors and influence on various aspects of aging
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): K Machova, J Varekova, M Riha
Livestock and local development: Going to a new human-animal relationship
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Jean François Tourrand, Laurent Dobremez, Benoit Dedieu, Guillaume Duteurtre, M. G. Piketty, P. Lescoat, B. Hubert
Along the past ten years, the French National Agency for Research (ANR) has financed projects regarding livestock. Results of five projects were gathered to understand the long-term livestock trends. At the end of the 19th century, animal breeding was oriented towards the production of goods to...
Understanding Organizational Trust of Zoos and Aquariums
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Shelley J. Rank, John Voiklis, Rupanwita Gupta, John R. Fraser, Kate Flinner
Zoos and aquariums (ZAs) play a pivotal role in wildlife conservation, including educating the public. Nevertheless, media depictions of ZAs that emphasize animal captivity may erode public trust. We report on the first systematic survey of organizational trust in ZAs, contrasting how people...
Health Benefits of Pet Ownership for Older Adults
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Molly Cook, Sydney Busch
Background: Over the last few decades, life expectancy has increased causing a significant rise and rising number of senior citizens. This has resulted in greater demand and spending in healthcare for this growing population, due to, the increase risk for health problems that are associated...
Initial Observation of Human-Bird VocalInteractions in a Zoological Setting
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Rébecca Kleinberger, Janet Baker, Gabriel Miller
Vocal interactions between humans and non-human animals are pervasive, but studies are often limitedto communication within species. Here, we conducted a pilot exploration of vocal interactions betweenvisitors to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Sampson, an 18-year-old male Hyacinth Macaw...
The Effects Of Dog Ownership On Self-Efficacy Levels
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Juliana Oleksy
Multiple studies have been conducted and have concluded that dogs do have a positive impact on both physical and mental health. When it comes to mental health, researchers have found that dog-interaction has decreased stress levels. Stress levels have a negative relationship with self-efficacy...
Benefits of Having a Pet at College: Perception of Today's College Students
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Morgan Jenkins
The present literature review examined data from 10 studies that examined the benefits of pet therapy and well-being. Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of nursing, recognized these benefits in the early 1800s when she used animals to provide support to mentally ill patients. Since then, pets, but...
Dogs on the Frontier: Human-Canine Relationships in Central Kentucky, 1770-1792
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Andrew P Patrick
Dogs played utilitarian roles, as hunting partners, sentries and trackers that provided assistance in the difficult physical landscape, but they also filled setters’ less obvious, psychological needs by serving as companions or by helping humans assert their dominance over the threats...
The new "normal" world - post-COVID-19 pandemic
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira
The new "normal" world - post-COVID-19 pandemicA lecture by ErasmoDEOLIVEIRABringing trustable information about the bond between humans and pets, with a wide scientific base and in language accessible to all audiences.
Review of Wildlife Hazard Mitigation Techniques on General Aviation Airports
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Robert J. Lewis, Joe N. Caudell
Large commercial airports, also known as Part 139 airports, are required by federal regulation to monitor and control wildlife activity. Due to the regulatory nature of 14 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 139.337, and the size and scope of these airports, there is sufficient funding to...
The Ethics of Wildlife Control in Humanized Landscapes
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): John Hadidian, Camilla H Fox, William S Lynn
The 21st century is witness to an unprecedented and rapid growth of human settlements, from urban centers to wilderness vacation resorts. Concurrent with this has been the growing tolerance and acceptance of many wild animals and humans for one another. This has created an expanding...
The Purpose of Animals According to Mark and Athanasius
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Caroline Herzog
Religion affects how groups of people view animals, and these views can vary between writers within the same religion. Both the author of the Gospel of Mark and the author of “The Incarnation of the Word of God” present animals as subordinate to humans, revealing hierarchies within...
Technology for Bonding in Human-Animal Interaction
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Heli Väätäjä, Päivi Majaranta, Heini Törnqvist, Veikko Surakka, Oskar Juhlin, Clara Mancini
This workshop focuses on the use and influence of technology on human-animal bonding, and how to facilitate them with technology. We explore the elements and characteristics of human-animal bonding, and how technology is connected to emotions and bonding between the human and the animal. We are...
Perception de la souffrance, empathie inter-espèces et régimes d'interactivité
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Veronique Servais
La perception de la souffrance animale dépend de l’empathie et celle-ci fait l’objet d’un biais « intra-groupe » chez l’humain. On le retrouve dans le cas de l’empathie inter-espèces : la réponse varie en...
Felino: The Philosophical Practice of Making an Interspecies Videogame
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Michelle Westerlaken, Stefano Gualeni
This paper describes the design process of an interspecies video game that has its foundations in the field of Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI), but is inspired by philosophical notions and approaches including Jos De Mul’s work on biohermeneutics (De Mul 2013), Pierce’s theory of...
Grounded Zoomorphism: An Evaluation Methodology for ACI Design
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Michelle Westerlaken, Stefano Gualeni
This paper proposes and evaluates a novel method for the analysis and the refinement of products and designs that participate in playful, digitally-mediated human-animal interactions. The proposed method relies on a Grounded Theory approach and aims at guiding design and research in the field...