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  1. Keeping Man's Best Friend His Best Friend: Why Minors Should Not Witness Animal Abuse and Legislation that can Prevent this Exposure

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kaleah M. Ault

  2. Human Relationships with Domestic and Other Animals: One Health, One Welfare, One Biology

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): ArielM Tarazona, Maria C Ceballos, Donald M Broom

    Excessive human population growth, uncontrolled use of natural resources, including deforestation, mining, wasteful systems, biodiversity reduction by agriculture, and damaging climate change affect the existence of all animals, including humans. This discussion is now urgent and people are...

  3. Evaluating the Reliability of Non-Specialist Observers in the Behavioural Assessment of Semi-Captive Asian Elephant Welfare

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jonathan L. Webb, Jennie A. H. Crawley, Martin W. Seltmann, Océane Liehrmann, Nicola Hemmings, U Kyaw Nyein, Htoo Htoo Aung, Win Htut, Virpi Lummaa, Mirkka Lahdenperä

    Recognising stress is an important component in maintaining the welfare of captive animal populations, and behavioural observation provides a rapid and non-invasive method to do this. Despite substantial testing in zoo elephants, there has been relatively little interest in the application of...

  4. The interplay between affect, dog's physical activity and dog-owner relationship

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vaataja, H., Majaranta, P., Cardo, A. V., Isokoski, P., Somppi, S., Vehkaoja, A., Vainio, O., Surakka, V.

    Leaving a dog home alone is part of everyday life for most dog owners. Previous research shows that dog–owner relationship has multifarious effects on dog behavior. However, little is known about the interplay between dog–owner relationship, physical activity of the dog, and affective...

  5. Is seeing still believing? Leveraging deepfake technology for livestock farming

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Neethirajan, S.

    Deepfake technologies are known for the creation of forged celebrity pornography, face and voice swaps, and other fake media content. Despite the negative connotations the technology bears, the underlying machine learning algorithms have a huge potential that could be applied to not just digital...

  6. Ha criterios para a inclusao de caes de intervencoes assistidas por animais em ambiente universitario?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mores, M. C. P., Cintra, A. C. R., Cavalcante, C. Z., Sotomaior, C. S., Michelotto, A. L. L.

    Estudantes universitários passam por diferentes experiências estressantes, interferindo na vida acadêmica ou mesmo impedindo sua continuidade. Programas de Intervenções Assistidas por Animais (IAA) são utilizados em escolas e universidades para minimizar o...

  7. Characterizing pet acquisition and retention during the COVID-19 pandemic

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hoffman, C. L., Thibault, M., Hong, J.

    In March 2020, Americans began experiencing numerous lifestyle changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reports have suggested that pet acquisition and ownership increased during this period, and some have suggested shelters and rescues will be overwhelmed once pandemic-related restrictions are...

  8. Australian Consumers’ Knowledge and Concern for Animal Welfare in Food Production: Influences on Purchasing Intentions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cornish, Amelia R., Ashton, Brayden, Raubenheimer, David, McGreevy, Paul D.

  9. Is the Concept of Animal Welfare Incompatible with Chinese Culture?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cao, Deborah

  10. A View from Inside: Understanding Puerto Rico Cockfighting

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Aragunde-Kohl, Úrsula A., Segarra-González, Yahaira, Meléndez-Samó, Liza M., Hernández-Rivera, Ivemarie, Quiles-Peña, Carolina

  11. Effect of cooperative care training on physiological parameters and compliance in dogs undergoing a veterinary examination – A pilot study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wess, Lukas, Böhm, Astrid, Schützinger, Miriam, Riemer, Stefanie, Yee, Jason R., Affenzeller, Nadja, Arhant, Christine

    One way to reduce fear and lack of compliance during veterinary procedures is ‘cooperative care training’, training animals to voluntarily participate in husbandry and medical care. Here we assessed the effects of cooperative care training on heart rate (HR), heart rate variability (HRV),...

  12. Understanding and Conceptualizing Childhood Animal Harm: A Meta-Narrative Systematic Review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wauthier, Laura M., Williams, Joanne M.

    Several perspectives inform research on Childhood Animal Cruelty (CAC), but these perspectives are poorly integrated with each other and there is little dialogue with the rest of the child–animal interaction (CAI) literature. This study reviews the current empirical and theoretical literature on...

  13. Comparing the pathology of equine stereotypical behaviours to obsessive-compulsive and related disorder in humans: An exploratory Delphi study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Plato, Stephanie Megan

    Limited evidence supports the hypothesised link between Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (OCRD) and Equine Stereotypical Behaviours (ESB), despite the existence of many non-human animal OCRD models. ESBs are viewed as aversive behaviours or ‘stable vices’ by the general horse owning...

  14. A study on the factors affecting Firat university students' empathic capacity towards animalsFirat universitesi ogrencilerinin hayvanlara yonelik empati kapasitelerini etkileyen faktorler uzerine bir arastirma

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ozen, A., Coban, C., Dedeoglu, Y. S., Vural, T.

    It is accepted that the tendency of empathy plays an important role on the moral behavior of people. It is thought that empathic responses towards humans also develop empathy towards animals and therefore other living things, so people with high levels of empathy are also thought to empathize...

  15. Pampered pets or poor bastards? The welfare of dogs kept as companion animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Meyer, Iben, Forkman, Björn, Fredholm, Merete, Glanville, Carmen, Guldbrandtsen, Bernt, Ruiz Izaguirre, Eliza, Palmer, Clare, Sandøe, Peter

    Over the past two centuries, the typical life of dogs has changed dramatically, especially in the Global North. Dogs have moved into human homes, becoming human companions. In many respects, this change seems to have led to improvements in dog welfare. However, the shift into family homes from...

  16. Furred and feathered friends: how attached are zookeepers to the animals in their care?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Melfi, V., Skyner, L., Birke, L., Ward, S. J., Shaw, W. S., Hosey, G.

    Keeper-animal relationships (KARs) appear to be important in zoos, since they can enhance the well-being of both the animals and the keepers, can make animal husbandry easier, but conversely might risk inappropriate habituation of animals and possible risks to the safety of keepers. It is,...

  17. An observational evaluation of stress in horses during therapeutic riding sessions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): McDuffee, L., Carr, L., Montelpare, W.

    Therapeutic riding (TR) provides benefits to participants with cognitive and physical disabilities. Horses participating in TR programs are typically selected because of their calm temperament and may not show obvious signs of stress. However, the welfare of horses in TR programs is an important...

  18. Sow behavior during introduction to a large dynamic group is influenced by familiarity and method

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kranz, Victoria A., Horback, Kristina M., Parsons, Thomas D., Pierdon, Meghann K.

    Sows in an extensive setting maintain small, stable matrilineal social groups comprised of familiar, and often genetically related, conspecifics. Providing conditions in an intensive farm setting which allow similar social groups could reduce aggression by allowing familiar sows to benefit from...

  19. Veterinary history and the development of human relationships with animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jones, G. C.

    2022Veterinary Record190284-840042-490010.1002/vetr.1420English0WileyChichester, UKtext

  20. Facility dogs in educational programs for young children: Definition, rationale, issues, and implementation

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jalongo, Mary Renck, Permenter, Faithe A., Conrad, Kristina

    A facility dog in a school is a comparatively recent category of working dog. These dogs typically are trained at the assistance, or service dog, level and are thoroughly prepared for their role. The school facility dog accompanies an owner/handler, who is a professional employee of the school,...