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Políticas de controle populacional de animais errantes e de zoonoses
Contributor(s):: Henrique Augusto Reberte
Este trabalho de conclusão de curso traz a problemática do controle populacional de animais errantes e de zoonoses no Estado brasileiro sob o ponto de vista dos direitos dos animais. Inicialmente se estabelece que estes são sujeitos de direito, os quais devem ser considerados...
The Animals in Our Stories: Reading Human-Animal History, Kinship, and Inheritance in Asian Diasporic Literature
Contributor(s):: Nandini Thiyagarajan
This dissertation approaches literary animals in Asian diasporic novels through the concept of drawing close. I am interested in how literary animals can communicate an endeavour to draw animals close, and how literary representations of this closeness imagine normative human-animal relationships...
Pet Provocateur: Questioning Human/Non-Human Relationships in Visual Representations
Contributor(s):: Linsen Settembrini
This thesis consists of two parts, one visual and the other textual. For the first section I have created a series of ostentatious paintings concerning the animal subject as a protagonist in our consumer culture. The result was a solo exhibition titled zooccoco by phat glitz, which illustrated...
Viewing Non-Human Animals Morally: How Should we Approach our Relationship with Non-Human Animals and what are Potential Policy Changes we can Make?
Contributor(s):: Tracy Maria Williams, John Lysaker (adviser)
When thinking about non-human animals, people either take the rights perspective or the welfare perspective. I argue that a newer school of thought, known as the new welfarist position, is the best way of thinking about non-human animals because it seeks to phase out the use of non-human animals...
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....
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...
"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...
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...