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...
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...
Rabies in North America: A Model of the One Health Approach
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Kurt C. Vercauteren, Christine Ellis, Richard Chipman, Thomas J. DeLiberto, Stephanie A. Shwiff, Dennis Slate
The One Health concept merges environmental, wildlife, domestic animal, and human health into a global, interconnected context. Though recently a popular catchphrase due to the emergence and reemergence of diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), bluetongue, bovine spongiform...
Grief counseling for the pet owner: your role & additional resources
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): S. W. Johnson
Causes and prevention of pet relinquishment
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): J.M. Scarlett
Relinquishment of sheltered animals: how the behavioral data can inform the veterinary role in prevention and successful rehoming
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): S.V. Juarbe-Diaz
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...
Therapy dogs on campus: An exploration of how dog therapy services affect undergraduate students' stress levels
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Tanna Lauriente, Drayden A.D. Kopp
University can be stressful for many undergraduates. Fortunately, there are various stress reduction strategies, including weekly dog therapy sessions, offered at Thompson Rivers University. This study investigated the effects of dog therapy on students via a self-reported stress survey....
Shooting them isn't the answer : why pets matter in disasters
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Steve Glassey
With over 44% of those failing to evacuate during Hurricane Katrina doing so in part because they were unable to take their pets, the issue of pets in disasters has become a major issue and focus for emergency managers worldwide. The academic consensus is that pets are seen as part of the human...
Horsebreakers, Tamers, and Trainers: An Historical, Psychological, and Social Review
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Sharon E. Cregier
To my knowledge, there has been no organized synthesis describing the historical development of horse handling, management, lore, and training. This discussion offers, in capsule form, some of the historical, psychological, and social considerations which might be taken into account when...
Healing dolphins? Cognitive and perceptual criticisms in Dolphin-Assisted Therapy
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Cinzia Chiandetti
Since the '70s new therapeutic practices have been developed, involving the interaction between humans and dolphins - Tursiops truncatus in particular. Such practices are known as Dolphin-Assisted Therapies (DAT), a specific case of a more heterogeneous set of experiences with cetaceans...
Problematising upstream technology through speculative design: the case of quantified cats and dogs
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Shaun Lawson, Ben Kirman, Conor Linehan, Tom Feltwell, Lisa Hopkins
There is growing interest in technology that quantifies aspects of our lives. This paper draws on critical practice and speculative design to explore, question and problematise the ultimate consequences of such technology using the quantification of companion animals (pets) as a case study. We...
Siamo tutti animisti ? L'interazione con gli altri animali attraverso la cura del loro spirito
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Véronique Servais
L’hypothèse générale qui sous-tend cette conférence est que le mental animal est une perception émergente liée aux conditions de l’interaction entre une personne humaine et un animal. Si on compare la manière dont un chercheur ou un...
Consumer value journey with pet in multiple service touchpoints
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Jaakko Autio, Ari Kuismin, Minna Autio, Henna Syrjälä, Eliisa Kylkilahti
Our paper explores how consumer value is negotiated in pet-related services. We combine the discussion on value with the standpoint of service design; the approaches of consumer journey and service touchpoints. The contribution lies in discussing how consumer value is experienced in pet-related...
Circumpolarity : Human-Animal Relationships in the Circumpolar North
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): David George Anderson
This five-year project investigates how people and animals today, and in the past, build sustainable communities around the circumpolar Arctic.