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  1. New alliance for animal-assisted services

    Contributor(s):: B. Sibbald

    Canada’s “fragmented and unmonitored” animal-assisted services may soon be transformed through the world’s first national alliance. Joanne Moss, founder of the Canadian Alliance for Animal-Assisted Services (CAFAAS), says a national organization would help establish standards and accreditation,...

  2. Literature review and manual: Animal-assisted therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Mary Louise Cole

    In this paper research of animals in therapy is reviewed and then used to inform a manual on the topic. A history of the field, a discussion of terminology, and a summary of therapies utilizing animals prefaces the review. Key research in animal therapy is reviewed, followed by contemplation of...

  3. Exploratory study of animal assisted therapy interventions used by mental health professionals

    | Contributor(s):: Dana M. O'Callaghan

    The purpose of this study was to explore the various animal assisted interventions mental health professionals incorporate in the therapeutic treatment process, as well as the various therapeutic purposes intended with each technique. Participants were recruited from animal assisted therapy...

  4. Why the question of animal consciousness might not matter very much

    | Contributor(s):: Peter Carruthers

    According to higher-order thought accounts of phenomenal consciousness (e.g. Carruthers, 2000) it is unlikely that many non-human animals undergo phenomenally conscious experiences. Many people believe that this result would have deep and far-reaching consequences. More specifically, they believe...

  5. Chimeras: The ethics of creating human-animal interspecifics

    | Contributor(s):: Constanze Huther

    In summer 2004, I had the pleasure of attending a seminar by Julian Savulescu and Nick Bostrom about "Human Enhancement, Artificial Beings, and the Future of Humanity" at the University of Oxford. Among other quite exotic topics, chimeras were the subject matter of one of our seminar meetings....

  6. Human-animal relationships and ecocriticism: A study of the representation of animals in poetry from Malawi, Zimbabwe, and South Africa

    | Contributor(s):: Syned Dale Makani Mthatiwa

    This study analyses the manner in which animals are represented in selected poetry from Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa. It discusses the various modes of animal representation the poets draw on, and the ideological influences on their manner of animal representation. It explores the kinds of...

  7. "Re-humanization": The role of human-animal similarity in predicting prejudice towards immigrants and non-human animals

    | Contributor(s):: Kimberly Costello

    Research implies that there may be an association between attitudes toward marginalized human outgroups and non-human animals. Very few studies, however, have specifically tested this relation empirically. The general purpose of the present research was to determine if such a relation exists and...

  8. Humans and animals at the divide: The case of feral children

    | Contributor(s):: H. Peter Steeves

    In September 1920, Reverend J. A. L. Singh set out into the Indian night to kill the Manush-Bagha, the man-ghost of the jungle.[1] The creature, it was said, had the body and limbs of a human, the face of a ghost. The villagers warned the Reverend that it was a hideous beast—possibly not of this...

  9. Appalachian animals on our mind: A survey of human-animal relationships in Appalachian literature

    | Contributor(s):: April Leigh Walters

    Humans have lived with nonhuman animals in the Appalachian Mountains for thousands of years. The relationships formed between these two groups of life have changed over the course of that time, but remained complex, nonetheless. This thesis begins to study Appalachian human-animal relationships...

  10. Ghandi and the cow: The ethics of human/animal relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Mark Juergensmeyer

    It is a source of puzzled embarrassment to many Garrlhian admirers, who otherwise find in his thoughts a happy marriage of the more sensible of Hindu concepts and the more pro­gressive of western values, that Gandhi was not more modest in his affection for the cow.

  11. Integrating pet therapy into daily school life

    | Contributor(s):: Brous, Miriam T.

  12. K9 buddies: a program of guide dogs for the blind

    | Contributor(s):: Ritter, Joanne

  13. My four children

    | Contributor(s):: Panish, Lisa

  14. Sean and Percy

    | Contributor(s):: Hanlon, Kerri

  15. Human-nonhuman chimeras: A regulatory proposal on the blurring of species lines

    | Contributor(s):: Nicole E. Kopinski

    The chimera of modern biotechnology is defined broadly as a single organism composed of a mixture of materials from two or more organisms possessing distinct genetic backgrounds. Unlike the United States, which does not regulate chimeras directly, Canada has responded to the unregulated pursuit...

  16. Sociobiology and the moral status of nonhuman animals

    | Contributor(s):: Rosemary Rodd

  17. The Regulation of Animal Research and the Emergence of Animal Ethics: A Conceptual History

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, Bernard E.

  18. The psychology of animal rights activism

    | Contributor(s):: Herzog, H. A.

  19. Terminal bond problems

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    | Contributor(s):: Myrna Milani

    Because the human-animal bond is often portrayed in strictly positive terms, it is easy to forget that it possesses an equally dark side that may complicate life for clients, patients, and veterinarians in many different ways. Among these are 3 bond-related situations that may result in the owner...

  20. Practical bond considerations: Guilt and the treatment process

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    | Contributor(s):: Myrna Milani

    As soon as Dr. Aumand enters the stall, she knows that what would have been a simple problem to treat last week has become a far more serious one. Had her colleague, Dr. Benson, made the call, he would have immediately berated the horse’s owner, Mr. Halliday. “Of all the stupid...why in the world...