Bonding between pet and pet owner. Animal health: a breakpoint in economic development?
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Contributor(s):: HJ Teoh, SK Cheong, PC Suttiwan, V Borvonsin
The interactions between 200 pet owners and their pets were observed in this study. In general, the study also found that the more social support the pet provided for their owner, the stronger the emotional bond between pet and owner. Pet owners were also asked to say how...
Using Interactions Between Children and Companion Animals to Build Skills in Self-Regulation and Emotion Regulation
Contributor(s):: Wanda Boyer
The veterinarian's role in pet loss: grief education, support, and facilitation
Contributor(s):: L.S. Lagoni, S. Hetts, S.J. Withrow
Human-cat interactions: relationships with, and breed differences between, non-pedigree, Persian and Siamese cats [Pets, families and interactions]
Contributor(s):: Dennis C. Turner
The cat people revisited
Contributor(s):: V. D. Volkan
End of Life Considerations
Contributor(s):: K Dobbs, V Adams
"Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog" Revisited: Searching for Genes Relating to Personality in Dogs.
Contributor(s):: Enikõ Kubinyi, Mária Sasvári-Székely, Adám Miklósi
Canine development and socialization
Search and Rescue Dogs
Contributor(s):: J. J. Ensminger
Human/Farm Animal Relationships
Contributor(s):: Jack L. Albright
There are various combinations of human beings and farm animals. This paper attempts to evaluate those few studies of humans handling farm animals within a prescribed environment. Personality traits of dairy farmers and livestock people as determined by the Eysenck Personality Inventory (Eysenck...
The Wolf and the Animal Lover
Contributor(s):: Martin Drenthen
For Aristotle a true friendship can only exist between free human beings, because true friendship is based on a shared understanding of the good. Yet today, some animal philosophers argue that friendships can exist between humans and animals, maybe not in Aristotle’s sense of the word but...
The role of zoos and aquariums in education for a sustainable future
Contributor(s):: Jan Packer, Roy Ballantyne
This chapter explores visitors' environmental learning in zoos and aquariums, inclusive of narrative accounts that demonstrate the impact of such experiences in the lives of visitors regarding the process and outcomes.
Deer and identity in medieval Ireland
Contributor(s):: Fiona Beglane
The concept that identity is inextricably linked with places, landscapes and objects has become familiar in archaeology (Thomas 1998, 80, 90; Bradley 2000, 155-61; O'Keeffe 2001). It is only recently however that this idea has been extended to animals and their interaction with human society...
Les interactions entre l'homme et les animaux familiers : quelques champs d'investigation et réflexions méthodologiques
Contributor(s):: Véronique Servais
L'article synthétise les principales études dans le domaine des interactions homme-animal. Il souligne les difficultés méthodologiques liées à la démonstration rigoureuse des effets thérapeutiques des animaux.
The Ethics of Animal Training
Contributor(s):: Anthony Milligan
Animal training sits toward the uncomfortably overt end of human dominance. It can involve familiar kinds of harms, but, as commentators such as Vicki Hearne and Donna Haraway have pointed out, it can also enhance animal contentment, capabilities and autonomy. However, unlike socialization, it is...
Colonial Animality: Canadian Colonialism and the Human-Animal Relationship
Contributor(s):: Azeezah Kanji
Located at the juncture of critical animal studies and decolonial theory, this analysis contemplates the connections and entanglements between settler colonialism and animality in Canadian constitutional discourse. How are coloniality and anthropocentricism — and the borders they draw...
Comment diviniser son dauphin. Modèles de relation, régimes d'interactivité et savoirs anthropo-zoologiques.
L'article propose de distinguer trois régimes d'interactivité selon le type d'engagement affectif de l'être humain dans sa relation avec un animal : savant, ordinaire et non-ordinaire. Les modalités de la communication inter-espèces qui...
Social contact in horses: implications for human-horse interactions
Contributor(s):: M.C. VanDierendonck, D. Goodwin
The ancestors of the domestic horse were important prey species for many predators, including humans. Equids possess few physical defence mechanisms, relying on survival strategies centred on the formation of cohesive social bonds within stable groups. Mutual grooming is common between these...
Effacing the human: Rachel Rosenthal, rats and shared creative agency
Contributor(s):: Carrie Rohman
How should the psychological welfare of zoo elephants be investigated?
Contributor(s):: G.J. Mason, J. Veasey
The welfare of elephants is an enormous challenge for zoos in terms of animal husbandry, financial cost and public perception. This chapter’s aim is not to discuss whether elephants should be held in captivity: resolving this issue would involve sound data on the costs and...