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Contributor(s):: Frania Shelley-Grielen
In the first of a four-part article, Frania Shelley-Grielen addresses the lack of regulation in the pet care and services industry, and wonders how standards can be improved for pets and their ownersAmericans love pets. We love them so much that most of us, or 68 percent of us, live with...
Art and Becoming-Animal: Reconceptualizing the Animal Imagery in Dorothea Tanning's Post-1955 Paintings
| Contributor(s):: Samantha Karam
In 1955, American artist Dorothea Tanning abandoned her figurative Surrealist renderings of dream-like scenarios in favor of a complexly abstract and fragmented style of painting. With few exceptions, the ways in which Tanning’s later works function independently of her earlier paintings...
So You Have A Dog?
| Contributor(s):: Donald Irwin Craig
So You Have a Dog? © Donald I. Craig, Jr., 2014 “We have had civilizations without horses and even civilizations without the wheel, but never civilizations without dogs. No dogs, no humanity.” – Piero Scanziani, Italian...
| Contributor(s):: Donald Irwin Craig, Donald I. Craig
Responsibilities of dog ownership and benefits of a family dog.
One Heart Wild
One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary is a trauma informed nonprofit organization offering services that address the four pillars in humane education: human rights and well-being, animal protection and welfare, environmental stewardship, and cultural issues that affect an indvidual's...
| Contributor(s):: Meghan Ann Brown, Debra Marquart (adviser)
Imagine you’re at the zoo, standing in front of an enclosure that contains a magnificent lion. You gaze into his lantern-yellow eyes and he stares back at you. What do you see? If you’re like most people, your answer may be simply, a lion. You may be humbled in the presence of a...
It's Raining Cats and Dogs in Children's Books
| Contributor(s):: Janet Alsup
Animals appearing in children’s books are nothing new. From The Cat in the Hat and The Velveteen Rabbit, to The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Olivia the Pig, animals are a recurrent presence in popular picture books. There are also many memorable animal figures in novels popular with teens,...
Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Injury during Racing on New Zealand Racetracks 2005–2011
| Contributor(s):: Charlotte Bolwell, Chris Rogers, Erica Gee, Wayne Mcllwraith
There is currently limited information on the types, or risk, of injuries occurring for horses racing in flat races in New Zealand. Race reports and records from six racing seasons were used to determine the reasons why horses failed to finish a race. In total, 544 horses failed to complete a...
Review of Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise
| Contributor(s):: Jonathan L. Friedmann
Review of Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise, by David Rothenberg. This book proposes that the human sense of rhythm derived in part from insect sounds.
Review of Animals and the Economy
| Contributor(s):: Bob Fischer
Fischer reviews Animals and the Economy.
Review of The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications
| Contributor(s):: A.G. Holdier
A. G. Holdier reviews The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications
Review of Animals and African Ethics
| Contributor(s):: Luis Cordeiro-Rodrigues
This article is a book review of the book Animals and African Ethics by Kai Horsthemke. I argue this is a brilliant book that gives a clear overview of how Africans see animals. However, I also contend that Horsthemke could have had a more charitable approach to African ideas and explore how an...
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...
Straight from the Horse(man)'s Mouth: Innovative 4-H Camps
| Contributor(s):: Fawn Kurtzo, Leslie D. Edgar, Donna L. Graham, Mark Russell
As 4-H evolves to include a wide breadth of youths' modern interests, innovative educational opportunities and evaluation practices become necessary. Horsemanship and safety-based horse camps were created in response to a statewide challenge to develop competitive 4-H members and retain those...
Geographically Apart, Attitudinally Very Close: A Comparison of Attitudes toward Animals between Romania and Mexico City
| Contributor(s):: Alina S. Rusu, Denisa Pop, Dennis C. Turner
Among other regions, Romania and Mexico (particularly Mexico City) are often cited as problematic areas in surveys and reports on the growing population of stray animals in urban areas. The aim of our study was to adapt for Romanian and Spanish languages usage of an instrument that includes...
Natural Connections: A Recommendation to Implement an Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Program within the Shakopee MdewakantonSioux Community
| Contributor(s):: Heidi Simon
Currently the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community does not have an Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program. The purpose of this project was to research AAT programs that exist in First Nation Communities. The ultimate goal was to present evidence to support the implementation of a culturally based...
The Effects of Tactile and Indirect Contact with Dogs in a College Population
| Contributor(s):: Kalina Welch
To assess how physiological stress response is affected by human-canine interactions, one hundred-thirty (n=130) Carroll College students in Helena, Montana participated in trials designed to measure blood pressure, respiratory rate, heart rate, and galvanic skin response (GSR) in low- and...
Effect of Dog Ownership on Mental Health Disorders and Quality of Life in Veterans
| Contributor(s):: Kristoffer Rehder
Approximately 1 in 5 returning service members from Iraq and Afghanistan report symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Tanielian & Jaycox, 2008), and 22 percent of veterans suffering from PTSD also report symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). Mental health disorders such as...
Using Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR) to Examine the Effects of Equine Assisted Activities on the Personal and Professional Development of Student Therapists
| Contributor(s):: Dianna Isabel Giraldez
The Introduction to Equine Assisted Family Therapy course offered at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) provides Master’s and Doctoral level student therapists the opportunity to learn how to conduct an equine session and how to utilize horses as part of the therapeutic process. Students...
Outcomes in language and social skills as seen in children with autism and developmental disabilities participating in equine assisted activities
| Contributor(s):: Megan Koenigseder
Individuals with developmental disabilities commonly present characteristics that include deficits in social and communicative abilities. A number of intervention strategies have been implemented, but none have proven to be most effective. A somewhat novel approach known as equine assisted...