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  1. Animals and Humans on Stage: Live Performances at Sea World on the Gold Coast

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rebecca Scollen

    The purpose of this study is to investigate animal and human relations as constructed, and as demonstrated, through the live performances at Sea World on the Gold Coast, Australia. Particular attention is placed upon the meanings generated by the intersection of the starring animals and humans...

  2. If the World Was Ending: Companion Animals and Their Guardians in COVID-19 Times

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yahaira Segarra-González, Liza M. Meléndez-Samó

    This research aimed to quantitatively explore various elements related to people living with companion animals during the COVID-19 emergency lockdown in Puerto Rico. Among the variables studied are guardians’ gender, age, animal species, time spent per day with the companion animal,...

  3. The Role of Animal Ownership for People with Severe Mental Illness during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed-Method Study Investigating Links with Health and Loneliness

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shoesmith, E., Spanakis, P., Peckham, E., Heron, P., Johnston, G., Walker, L., Crosland, S., Ratschen, E.

    Research has reported the benefits of companion animals for people with severe mental illness (SMI). However, this evidence base is fragmented and unclear. The COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to explore the role of companion animals in the context of social distancing and isolation...

  4. Effects of restraint on heifers during gentle human-animal interactions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lange, Annika, Waiblinger, Susanne, van Hasselt, Regien, Mundry, Roger, Futschik, Andreas, Lürzel, Stephanie

  5. A rein tension signal can be reduced by half in a single training session

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Eisersiö, Marie, Yngvesson, Jenny, Byström, Anna, Baragli, Paolo, Egenvall, Agneta

  6. Influence of handler relationships and experience on health parameters, glucocorticoid responses and behaviour of semi-captive Asian elephants

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Crawley, J. A. H., Liehrmann, O., Franco Dos Santos, D. J., Brown, J., Nyein, U. K., Aung, H. H., Htut, W., Oo, Z. M., Seltmann, M. W., Webb, J. L., Lahdenperä, M., Lummaa, V.

    Declining wild populations combined with accumulating captive populations of e.g. livestock, pets, draught and zoo animals have resulted in some threatened species with substantial proportions of their populations in captivity. The interactions animals have with humans in captivity depend on...

  7. Shifting Preservice Teachers’ Views of Animal Welfare and Advocacy through a Human-Animal Relationships Course

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tardif-Williams, Christine Yvette, Binfet, John-Tyler, Rousseau, Camille Xinmei

  8. Exploring the Relationship between Socio-Demographic Background and Empathy toward Nonhuman Animals in Working Horse Caretakers

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Luna, Daniela, Vásquez, Rodrigo A., Tadich, Tamara

  9. Impacts of Cartoon Animals on Human–Alloanimal Relations

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dydynski, Jason Mario, Mäekivi, Nelly

  10. Let 'er Buck: Gender and Animal History in Twentieth-Century American Rodeo

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Whitehead, Frank

    “Let ‘er Buck” explores the entwined history of gender and human-animal relationships within twentieth-century mainstream American rodeo. It presents six stories from rodeo’s past: three that foreground questions of gender norms across three generations of cowgirl...

  11. Marine Mammals Before Extirpation: Using Archaeology to Understand Native American Use of Sea Otters and Whales in Oregon Prior to European Contact

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Wellman, Hannah P.

    Tribal ancestors living on the Oregon coast prior to European contact were skilled fisher-hunter-gatherers residing in a rich environment, home to diverse marine mammals. Euro-Americans over-exploited these marine mammals and drove some species to near extinction. Some marine mammal populations...

  12. Transformations of Animal Materials in Early Greece

    Theses | Contributor(s): DiBattista, Adam

  13. Alienation, Modernization, and Animal Welfare: Human-Animal Relationships at the Farm, State, and Country Levels

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Briscoe, Michael D.

    Our relationships with animals are important for us as humans, for the environment, and for the animals themselves. In this dissertation I look at the relationships between humans and animals at three scales: farm, U.S. state, and country. Specifically, I address how factors like economic...

  14. Technological Choice and Human-Animal Relationships: A Bird’s Eye View from the Rat Islands, Alaska

    Theses | Contributor(s): Taivalkoski, Ariel

  15. Behind the Tracks: Social and Labor Relations in the United States Horse Racing Industry

    Theses | Contributor(s): Richart, Rebecca Suzann

  16. American Animals, American Men: Popular Literature from 1830 to 1915

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Kelly, Stephen D.

    Critics of animal rights often deride the movement’s proponents for having a sentimental, juvenile misconception of what animals really are, an argument bolstered by the fact that few twenty-first-century Americans besides those engaged in the industries of animal exploitation have any...

  17. Controlling the Uncontrollable: a Grounded Discursive Study of the Human-Animal Relationship “Captured” in the Rogue Elephant

    Theses | Contributor(s): Granden, Michelle

  18. Interest in Humans: Comparisons between Riding School Lesson Equids and Assisted-Intervention Equids

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lerch, N., Cirulli, F., Rochais, C., Lesimple, C., Guilbaud, E., Contalbrigo, L., Borgi, M., Grandgeorge, M., Hausberger, M.

    Little is known about the impact of equine-assisted interventions (EAI) on equids' perception of humans. In this study 172 equids, living in 12 riding centres, were submitted to a standardised human-horse relationship test: the motionless person test. Age, sex, type (horse/pony), housing,...

  19. Back to the Future: A Glance Over Wolf Social Behavior to Understand Dog–Human Relationship

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Giada Cordoni, Elisabetta Palagi

    This review focuses on wolf sociobiology to delineate the traits of cooperative baggage driven by natural selection (wolf-wolf cooperation) and better understand the changes obtained by artificial selection (dog-human cooperation). We selected some behaviors of the dog’s...

  20. The Role of Oxytocin in the Dog–Owner Relationship

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sarah Marshall-Pescini, Franka S. Schaebs, Alina Gaugg, Anne Meinert, Tobias Deschner, Friederike Range

    Oxytocin (OT) is involved in multiple social bonds, from attachment between parents and offspring to “friendships”. Dogs are an interesting species in which to investigate the link between the oxytocinergic system and social bonds since they establish preferential bonds with their...