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  1. The Owl, the Goldfish and the Bull: The Question of the Animal and Romantic Poetry

    Contributor(s):: Hui Zhang

    This article argues that the representation of animals in Romantic poetry contributes to the contemporary philosophical and ethical discussion of the question of animals by providing a literary expression of the latter. Conversely, reading depictions of animals in Romantic poetry with their...

  2. Barking at Heaven's Door: Pluto Mehra in the Hindi Film Dil Dhadakne Do

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    Contributor(s):: Alessandra Consolaro

    In this article, I discuss the representation of pets in the 2015 commercial Hindi comedy-drama (commonly known as Bollywood) Dil Dhadakne Do (DDD), which translates to Let the Heart Beat; this is the first ever case of a Hindi movie having a dog as a narrator. For centuries, Indian...

  3. Human-related factors regulate the presence of domestic dogs in protected areas

    Contributor(s):: Soto, C. A., Palomares, F.

    The presence of domestic species such as dogs Canis familiaris in protected areas can cause problems for native species as a result of competition, predation and disease transmission. To improve our ability to design effective control policies we investigated the factors affecting detection of...

  4. Minding Animals - the Human Re-engagement with Animals

    Contributor(s):: Bennison, Rod, Williams, Linda, Siobhan O\'Sullivan

  5. Animals in Looking-Glass World: Fables of Ăśberhumanism and Posthumanism in Heidegger and Nietzsche

    Contributor(s):: Iveson, Richard

  6. Minding Animals: A Transdisciplinary Approach for Furthering Our Understanding of Animals in Society

    Contributor(s):: Marc Bekoff

    I'm honored to be the guest editor of this volume of Animals. The essays included here are in the spirit of this new and forward-looking journal http://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/1/1/1/pdf. They stem from a precedent setting gathering of scholars from all over the world representing many...

  7. Dancing Horses ad Reflecting Humans

    Contributor(s):: Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe

    In October 2012, German dancer and philosopher Aurelia Baumgartner presented her 90-minute production Tanzende Pferde: Spiegelungen im Raum/Dancing Horses: Reflections in Space. Set in an arena, with a raised stage and a projection screen in the background, it provided a performed anthology of...

  8. Cultural Representations Of Problem Animals In National Geographic

    Contributor(s):: Kalof, Linda, Amthor, Ramona Fruja

  9. Companion Animals: A New Awareness

    Contributor(s):: Lee Carpenter, Loren A. Will

    Seemingly all of a sudden, animal companions are our partners in health! Not just as carcasses to be chipped and chunked, fileted and skewered to fill our gullet, or to be stripped, tanned, and polished to adorn our egos and provide treads. Rather now as seltzers and herbs to soothe man's...

  10. Molecular insights into farm animal and zoonotic Salmonella infections

    Contributor(s):: Mark P. Stevens, Tom J. Humphrey, Duncan J. Maskell

    Salmonella enterica is a facultative intracellular pathogen of worldwide importance. Infections may present in a variety of ways, from asymptomatic colonization to inflammatory diarrhoea or typhoid fever depending on serovar- and host-specific factors. Human diarrhoeal infections are frequently...

  11. Can dogs alleviate the desolation created by having fewer children? An empirical study in the Japanese context

    Contributor(s):: Kawata, Y.

    Over the last several decades, in Japan, the young population (YP; less than 14 years old) has decreased whereas the number of registered dogs (RDs) has increased as a result of various socioeconomic factors. The total sum of YP and RD has remained virtually constant since the early 1990s. In...

  12. Cultural representations of problem animals in National Geographic

    Contributor(s):: Kalof, Linda, Amthor, Ramona Fruja

  13. The link between animal abuse and family violence.

    Contributor(s):: Arkow, P.

  14. Behavioral correlates and welfare implications of informal interactions between caretakers and zoo-housed chimpanzees and gorillas

    Contributor(s):: Chelluri, G. I., Ross, S. R., Wagner, K. E.

  15. A cross-sectional study of frequency and factors associated with dog walking in 9-10 year old children in Liverpool, UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Westgarth, C., Boddy, L. M., Stratton, G., German, A. J., Gaskell, R. M., Coyne, K. P., Bundred, P., McCune, S., Dawson, S.

    Background Owning a pet dog could potentially improve child health through encouraging participation in physical activity, through dog walking. However, evidence to support this is limited and conflicting. In particular, little is known about children’s participation in dog walking and...

  16. An investigation of the association between socio-demographic factors, dog-exercise requirements, and the amount of walking dogs receive

    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Burton, L., McCormack, G. R.

  17. Support for animal rights as a function of belief in evolution, religious fundamentalism, and religious denomination

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    | Contributor(s):: J. L. DeLeeuw, L. W Galen, C. Aebersold, V. Stanton

    The present study examined the relationship among religious denomination, fundamentalism, belief about human origins, gender, and support for animal rights. Eighty-two college undergraduates filled out a set of 3 questionnaires: The Religious Fundamentalism Scale (Altemeyer & Hunsberger, 2004),...

  18. Perceptions of animal physiotherapy amongst Irish veterinary surgeons

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    | Contributor(s):: Aoife Doyle, Frances Horgan

    The aim of this study was to investigate veterinary surgeons’ perceptions, knowledge and use of animal physiotherapy in the Republic of Ireland. A questionnaire was developed and sent to 200 veterinary surgeons, of which 97 were returned. Results indicated that 77 (79%) of respondents were aware...

  19. Transmission of MRSA between companion animals and infected human patients presenting to outpatient medical care facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Jorge Pinto Ferreira, Kevin L. Anderson, Maria T. Correa, Roberta Lyman, Felicia Ruffin, L. Barth Reller, Vance G. Fowler Jr.

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a significant pathogen in both human and veterinary medicine. The importance of companion animals as reservoirs of human infections is currently unknown. The companion animals of 49 MRSA-infected outpatients (cases) were screened for MRSA...

  20. Methicillin-resistant staphylococci in companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Keith E. Baptiste, Kerry Williams, Nicola J. Willams, Andrew Wattret, Peter D. Clegg, Susan Dawson, John E. Corkill, Turlough O'Neill, C. Anthony Hart

    We determined the molecular characteristics of methicillin-resistant staphylococci from animals and staff at a small animal and equine hospital. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) identical to human EMRSA-15 was found in dogs and hospital staff. In contrast, 5 distinct MRSA...