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  1. An evolutionary point of view of animal ethics

    The observation that animals may respond to the emotional states of conspecific or even heterospecific individuals is not new. After more than one century, the need to define what exactly non-human animals are able to feel and—from this starting point—rethink the legal status and place of animals...

  2. Human-animal Relationships in Archaeology: Worldviews of Hunter-gatherers in Northern Europe. Introductory Report

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    The project Human-Animal Relationships in Archaeology: Worldviews of hunter gatherers in Northern Europe (HARA) is a newly commenced postdoctoral research project at the School of Archaeology UCD. Dr Maja Pasaric who has been awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship for her...

  3. Quality of life of tertiary students and their attachment to a companion animal

    Theses

    Companion animals have become an important aspect in the lives of many individuals (Serpell, 2010). It has been shown that attachment to a companion animal may have a beneficial impact on several aspects of an individual’s life (O’Haire, 2010). Collectively, these aspects can...

  4. Parents' and facilitators' perceptions of children with autism spectrum disorder in an equine-assisted learning programme

    Theses

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) currently affects an estimated 1:68 children globally and is the second most common disability worldwide. ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by abnormal social behaviour, delays in language, sensory processing difficulties and restricted and...

  5. Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) : what is it?

    Theses

    This study focuses on existing research into the field of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and attempts to provide a clear answer as to what animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is. In addition, the limitations of current research, as well as future opportunities for research in this field and some...

  6. The relationship between pet attachment, perceived stress and life satisfaction: An online survey

    Theses

    International research on pet ownership has found a wide array of physical, psychological and social benefits as a result of human-animal interaction (HAI) (Beetz, Uvnäs-Moberg, Julius, & Kotrschal, 2012). In spite of South Africa’s declining economic situation, South Africa has...

  7. Salivary oxytocin in pigs, cattle, and goats during positive human-animal interactions

    Journal Articles

  8. The Frequencies of Immunosuppressive Cells in Adipose Tissue Differ in Human, Non-human Primate, and Mouse Models

    Journal Articles

  9. And in the Middle of My Chaos There Was You?-Dog Companionship and Its Impact on the Assessment of Stressful Situations

    Journal Articles

  10. Is there a Profile of Spontaneous Seizure-Alert Pet Dogs? A Survey of French People with Epilepsy

    Journal Articles

  11. Broadcasting human voice to piglets (sus scrofa domestica) modifies their behavioural reaction to human presence in the home pen and in arena tests

    Journal Articles

  12. A One Health Research Framework for Animal-Assisted Interventions

    Journal Articles

  13. On the Origins of Animalist Marxism: Rereading Ted Benton and the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844

    Journal Articles

  14. Naturecultures and the affective (dis)entanglements of happy meat

    Journal Articles

  15. Marx and Alienated Speciesism

    Journal Articles

  16. Longitudinal effects of human supremacy beliefs and vegetarianism threat on moral exclusion (vs. inclusion) of animals

    Journal Articles

  17. Herd-level associations between human-animal relationship, management, fecal cortisol metabolites, and udder health of organic dairy cows

    Journal Articles

  18. “Hay-bags” and “Slow feeders”: Testing their impact on horse behaviour and welfare

    Journal Articles

    The temporal distribution of feeding behaviour is of primary importance in grazing herbivores. Many domestic horses are managed under conditions far removed from the natural environment. For example, restricted access to roughage may induce health problems such as gastric ulceration, but also be...

  19. How to measure dairy cows’ responsiveness towards humans in breeding and welfare assessment? A comparison of selected behavioural measures and existing breeding traits

    Journal Articles

    For dairy cattle breeding as well as animal welfare science reliability and validity issues regarding measures of cows’ responsiveness towards humans are relevant. The objective of this study was to investigate reliability and validity aspects of four selected behavioural measures at the feeding...

  20. Longitudinal study on human-related behaviour in horses—Can horses (Equus caballus) be de-domesticated?

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    In the present study, we hypothesise that persistent avoidance of human would confirm de-domestication process in semi-feral horses. Fifty-three Konik polski horses (stable-born: SB, N1=27 and forest-born: FB, N2=26), additionally handled for 5 or 15days after weaning, were evaluated. Human...