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  1. Den gode herdens vallhund. Konfirmanders och medarbetares erfarenheter av hundens medverkan i konfirmationen

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    In John 10:11, Jesus proclaims “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” The shepherd dog’s main mission is to assist the shepherd in driving the livestock in a desired direction. Can the church likewise, with help from dogs, lead human...

  2. Ecotourism and Human-Bear Relations in Ontario: Working for Multispecies Respect and Economic Sustainability

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    Relations between northern Ontario’s human communities and black bears have often been violent, and hunting is promoted for economic and “safety” reasons. The Ontario spring bear hunt was previously banned but was recently reinstated, compounding concerns about human-bear...

  3. Urban Animal Management: a naturalistic perspective

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    The thesis uses a naturalistic perspective derived from Darwin’s theory of the origin of species by natural selection to propose that human beings and dogs co-evolved in an interdependent relationship which needs to be taken into account by makers of public policies about urban dogs. An...

  4. "When He's Up There He's Just Happy and Content": Parents' Perceptions of Therapeutic Horseback Riding

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    The present research set out to explore parents‟ perceptions of therapeutic horseback riding as an activity for their children with multiple disabilities. It was designed to explore their vicarious experiences of the activity as well as their perceptions of their children‟s experiences of the...

  5. Pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus) categorize pictures of human heads

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    Scientists as well as farmers are increasingly interested in the mental capacities of pigs. Recent research has revealed surprising cognitive abilities, such as episodic memory, intentional deception and even theory of mind. Still, our knowledge about perceptuo-cognitive abilities, especially in...

  6. The effects of positive human contact by tactile stimulation on dairy cows with different personalities

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    The understanding of the ways in which cows with different personalities perceive human contact is essential for improving the quality of the human-animal relationship and therefore the welfare of dairy cows. The general objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of tactile stimulation...

  7. Using qualitative behaviour assessment (QBA) to explore the emotional state of horses and its association with human-animal relationship

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    This study aimed to apply qualitative behaviour assessment (QBA) to horses fanned in single boxes, in order to investigate their emotional state and explore its association with indicators of human-animal relationship. A fixed list of 13 QBA descriptive terms was determined. Three assessors...

  8. Behavioural assessment of the habituation of feral rangeland goats to an intensive farming system

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    There is increasing interest in methods for the habituation of feral rangeland goats to intensive fanning conditions. We tested whether there were production performance and behavioural differences between groups of rangeland goats in an intensive farming system that were either exposed to a high...

  9. What stockperson behavior during weighing reveals about the relationship between humans and suckling beef cattle: A preliminary study

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    The human-animal relationship is a key component of human and farm-animal welfare. Farm surveys, particularly for pig, dairy cattle and veal calf production, which include regular human contact, showed that animals may face aversive handling during daily work routines, which can significantly...

  10. Eläinavusteinen työskentely lastensuojelun avohuollon tukitoimena : Havaintoja lasten sosiaalisista taidoista ja tunnetaidoista Voimaa laumasta -tiimin eläinavusteisessa harrastusryhmässä

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    Tämän eläinavusteisen opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli toteuttaa terapeuttista harrastustoimintaa alle 10-vuotiaille lastensuojelun avohuollon asiakkaille. Kolmelle lapselle järjestettiin 7 kertaa toimintaa, kerran viikossa. Työtä tehtiin...

  11. Factors of potential influence on different behavioural tests in fattening pigs

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  12. Evaluating changes in salivary oxytocin and cortisol following positive reinforcement training in two adult male western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)

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  13. Paws for Thought: The Importance of Dogs in a Seniors Social Intervention

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    As Australia faces an aging population with an unprecedented life expectancy, it is the community’s obligation to ensure seniors are offered resources to support their well-being. Studies investigating loneliness in aged-care facilities attest to the therapeutic properties of dogs for...

  14. Dances of the Heart: Connecting with Animals | Sally Morgan | TEDxEasthamptonWomen

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    Sally Morgan and Tristan Corgi will teach us the value of communicating with our four-legged friends. Noted author and animal, Sally has spent a lifetime honoring the relationships we share with the pets in our lives. Sally Morgan PT CST, teacher, speaker and author of the Amazon bestseller...

  15. Where is the real trap? Domination and mutualism in Teetl’it Gwich’in sensibilities about trapping

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  16. Vegetarian, vegan, activist, radical: Using latent profile analysis to examine different forms of support for animal welfare: GPIR GPIR

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  17. Transformative Relationships: Humans and Animals

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  18. Speciesism, generalized prejudice, and perceptions of prejudiced others: GPIR GPIR

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  19. Rethinking human-animal relations: The critical role of social psychology: GPIR GPIR

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  20. Do dogs exhibit jealous behaviors when their owner attends to their companion dog?

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