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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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. 

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Comment diviniser son dauphin. Modèles de relation, régimes d'interactivité et savoirs anthropo-zoologiques.

    Contributor(s):: Véronique Servais

    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...

  9. Effacing the human: Rachel Rosenthal, rats and shared creative agency

    Contributor(s):: Carrie Rohman

  10. Man's Best Friend? Dogs and Pigs in Early Modern Germany

    Contributor(s):: Alison Stewart

    When Jacob Seisenegger and Titian painted individual portraits of Emperor Charles V around 1532, a dog replaced such traditional accouterments of imperial power as crown, scepter, and orb.3 Charles placed one hand on the dog’s collar, a gesture indicating his companion’s noble...

  11. Attitudes Toward Animals: Age-Related Development Among Children

    Contributor(s):: S.R. Kellert

    This paper reviews the results of a study of 267 children in the 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 11th grades. A battery of tests was used to examine children's knowledge and attitudes towards animals, and behavioral contacts with animals. A typology of basic attitudes towards animals and appropriate...

  12. Human Perceptions of Animals and Animal Awareness: The Cultural Dimension

    Contributor(s):: E. A. Lawrence

    Culture is generally a powerful determinant of human perceptions of animals and the treatment animals receive in a given society. Fbr example, Plains Indians' views of the status of animals-their capacities, their awareness, and their place in the world relative to mankind-differ radically...

  13. Humans and Other Animals: A Biological and Ethical Perspective

    Contributor(s):: Ashley Montagu

    What I have been hoping to do in this talk is to provide the scientific basis for the biological kinship of humans with other animals in particular and the whole of nature in general, and to show that the ethical perspective to which such a demonstration leads is inherent in the very nature of...

  14. Carter's Dissent in Simpson v. City of Los Angeles: A Precursor to the Animal Rights Movement

    Contributor(s):: Janice E. Kosel, David B. Oppenheimer (editor), Allan Brotsky (editor)

    In Simpson v. City of Los Angeles, resident taxpayers who owned licensed dogs who had recently gone astray sought to restrain the enforcement of a city ordinance. Los Angeles Municipal Code section 53.11 (h) allowed the city to surrender for medical research dogs that had been impounded for a...

  15. Embracing Humanimality: Deconstructing the Human/Animal Dichotomy

    Contributor(s):: Carrie Packwood Freeman

    This book chapter was originally published in G. Goodale & J. E. Black (Eds.). Arguments about Animal Ethics. Copyright © 2010, Lexington Books.It is reproduced here with the permission of the author and publisher.

  16. Remedies in Animal-Related Litigation

    Contributor(s):: Joan E. Schaffner

    This chapter discusses the challenges of determining appropriate remedies in cases involving animals with a focus on companion animals. Damages fall into one of two categories: substitutionary relief, which is based on the value of loss of the animal, and specific relief, which "seeks to either...

  17. Litigating Animal Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers (Introduction)

    Contributor(s):: Joan E. Schaffner (editor), Julie L. Fershtman (editor)

    This chapter introduces the topics discussed throughout the book and describes the development of the field of animal law. Most of the issues pertain to state law, and the introduction notes that the book provides sample documents that practitioners will find useful.

  18. Putting the Horse before Descartes: My Life's Work on Behalf of Animals: Companion Animals and Animal Advocates

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    Contributor(s):: Bernard E. Rollins

    "Companion Animals and Animal Advocates" is one chapter of "Putting the Horse before Descartes: My Life's Work on Behalf of Animals."When philosopher Bernard Rollin was six years old, he visited an animal shelter and learned that unwanted dogs are put to sleep. That event shaped his moral outlook...

  19. Just a Dog: Understanding Animal Cruelty and Ourselves: Introduction

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    Contributor(s):: Arnold Arluke

    This is the introduction to "Just a Dog: Understanding Animal Cruelty and Ourselves."Psychiatrists define cruelty to animals as a psychological problem or personality disorder. Legally, animal cruelty is described by a list of behaviors. In "Just a Dog," Arnold Arluke argues that our current...

  20. Formative Experiences: The Interaction of Caregiving, Culture, and Developmental Psychobiology

    Contributor(s):: Wilce, James