Description of Twenty-Nine Animal Hoarding Cases in Italy: The Impact on Animal Welfare
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sacchettino, Luigi, Gatta, Claudia, Giuliano, Viviana Orsola, Bellini, Francesca, Liverini, Alessia, Ciani, Francesca, Avallone, Luigi, d’Angelo, Danila, Napolitano, Francesco
The hoarding of animals is a psychiatric disease, characterized by a compulsive collection of animals, with a relevant impact upon the care and welfare of animals, as well as on human society. In Italy, there are neither substantial reports nor information shared about such a phenomenon, making...
Review: Animal husbandry and sustainable agriculture: is animal welfare (only) an issue of sustainability of agricultural production or a separate issue on its own?
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wawrzyniak, D.
Predator free 2050 and pedagogy: Teaching about introduced predators in Aotearoa New Zealand
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Palmer, Alexandra, Birdsall, Sally
Animal work before capitalism: Sheep's reproductive labor in the ancient South Caucasus
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chazin, Hannah
A Quantitative Assessment of Trainers-Dolphins’ Interactions in the Absence of Food Reward
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Platto, Sara, Serres, Agathe
All the studies that have considered the motivation of the dolphins to interact with their trainers as a possible welfare indicator have been carried out in facilities where the trainer-dolphin interactions (TDIs) sessions were reinforced with food. Therefore, in these specific circumstances,...
The consideration of animals within australian social work curriculum
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Duvnjak, Angella, Dent, Ashleigh
ABSTRACT There is growing impetus for social work to move beyond a human-centric social justice orientation to include the consideration of animals. Social work programs in Australia are currently not required to include content related to animals within the curricula and little is known about...
An Assessment of Scientific Evidence Relating to the Effect of Early Experience on the Risk of Human-Directed Aggression by Adult Dogs
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Baslington-Davies, Ann, Howell, Helen, Hogue, Todd E., Mills, Daniel S.
Human-directed aggression by domestic dogs is a major worldwide public health problem. The causes of aggression are complex, and research in this area often has to balance ecological validity with pragmatic controls; accordingly, it often does not meet the thresholds for quality typically used...
Including animals in sociology
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Koop-Monteiro, Y.
How do we include animals in sociology? Although sociology's initial avoidance of the nonhuman world may have been necessary to the field's development, recent scholarship - within mainstream sociology, environmental sociology and animal-centred research - is helping expand the...
Horses discriminate between human facial and vocal expressions of sadness and joy
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jardat, Plotine, Liehrmann, Océane, Reigner, Fabrice, Parias, Céline, Calandreau, Ludovic, Lansade, Léa
Validation of the Brazilian Portuguese Dog-Owner Relationship Scale (DORS)
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cabral, Francisco Giugliano de Souza, Resende, Briseida, Mariti, Chiara, Howell, Tiffani, Savalli, Carine
Living with Bees: A Look into The Relationships Between People and Native Bees in Western Nepal
Theses | Contributor(s): Alexandra Cobb
Nepal is home to four native species of bees and as many methods to produce and gather their honey. In recent decades, several domestic and international organizations and governments have researched bee populations and provided financial and technical support through subsidies, trainings, and...
Can Interacting with Animals Improve Executive Functions? A Systematic Review
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tepper, D., Shnookal, J., Howell, T., Bennett, P.
There has been growing interest in the potential benefits of using human-animal interactions to improve executive functions: cognitive processes that allow individuals to plan, solve problems, and self-regulate behaviour. To date, no comprehensive review has been conducted. The purpose of this...
Exploring the Role of Empathy as a Dual Mediator in the Relationship between Human-Pet Attachment and Quality of Life: A Survey Study among Adult Dog Owners
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sung, J. Y., Han, J. S.
This study investigates the impact of empathy on the relationship between human-dog attachment and human quality of life. A survey involving 263 dog owners was conducted to gather data on attachment to dogs, empathy, and human quality of life in Korea. The findings indicate significant...
Human-Animal Interactions in Dairy Goats
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carnovale, F., Marcone, G., Serrapica, F., Lambiase, C., Sabia, E., Arney, D., De Rosa, G.
It is widely assumed that the quality of human-animal interactions may have a strong impact on animals' living conditions and is fundamental to improving farm animal welfare. This work aims to evaluate the effectiveness of methods for assessing and monitoring the welfare of lactating goats....
Justifying Euthanasia: A Qualitative Study of Veterinarians' Ethical Boundary Work of "Good" Killing
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bubeck, M. J.
(1) Veterinarians are regularly required to euthanize their "objects of care" as part of their work, which distinguishes them from other healthcare professionals. This paper examines how veterinarians navigate the ethical tensions inherent in euthanasia, particularly the collision...
Where does your dog live? Size, origin and aggressiveness predict dogs' developmental environment
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Generoso, Carolina, Resende, Briseida, Grassetto Teixeira da Cunha, Rogério, Savalli, Carine, Albuquerque, Natalia
Measuring the human–animal relationship in cows by avoidance distance at pasture
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Aubé, L., Mollaret, E., Mialon, M. M., Mounier, L., Veissier, I., de Boyer des Roches, A.
Children's Relationships with a Non-Vertebrate Animal: The Case of a Giant African Land Snail (Achatina fulica) at School
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hirschenhauser, K., Brodesser, L.
Employing living animals in educational settings is popular and may assist learning. Human-animal relationships are considered fundamental for the effects of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) on successful learning. Key studies on AAI emphasize dogs, or other large-brained vertebrates, while...
Assessing preferences and motivations for owning exotic pets: Care matters
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anna Hausmann, Gonzalo Cortés-Capano, Iain Fraser, Enrico Di Minin
Understanding drivers of demand for exotic pets may help inform adequate conservation strategies to address unsustainable trade. Here, we used a best-worst scaling approach to understand the variety of preferences and motivations for owning exotic pets. Respondents (316 from 33 countries)...
Factors influencing interactions in zoos: animal-keeper relationship, animal-public interactions and solitary animal groups
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): S. Mazzola, M. Albertini
Interactions that animals experience can have a significant influence on their health and welfare. These interactions can occur between animals themselves, but also between animals and keepers, and animals and the public. Human and non-human animals come into contact with each other in a...