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  1. Badger-human conflict: an overlooked historical context for bovine TB debates in the UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Angela Cassidy

    In Britain, the question of whether to cull wild badgers (Meles meles) in order to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in domestic cattle herds has been the source of scientific, public and policy controversy for over 40 years and still shows no sign of resolution. This chapter...

  2. Recent animal disease outbreaks and their impact on human populations

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    | Contributor(s):: Jeff B Bender, William Hueston, Michael Osterholm

    There are very positive and strong connections between animals and humans, but also reasons for concern because about 61% of all human pathogens are zoonotic. The increase in new diseases, is due to increases in world trade, animal translocation, ecological disruptions, climate change,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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. 

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. The human-animal interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Swan, P., Bailey, D.

    Human-animal relationships are far from fading in importance or reducing in number, despite progressive urbanization and industrialization. With increasing protection for animals being sought by legislation around the world and the recognition of important connections in our interactions with...

  11. From the dog's perspective: Welfare implications of HAI research and practice

    | Contributor(s):: Gee, Nancy R., Hurley, Karyl J., Rawlings, John M., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, McCardle, Peggy

  12. Human-domestic animal interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Broom, D. M., Fraser, A. F.

  13. Human-domestic animal interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Broom, D. M., Fraser, A. F.

  14. The human-cat relationship

    | Contributor(s):: Bernstein, Penny L., Rochlitz, Irene

  15. How should the psychological welfare of zoo elephants be investigated?

    | Contributor(s):: G.J. Mason, J. Veasey

    The welfare of elephants is an enormous challenge for zoos in terms of animal husbandry, financial cost and public perception. This chapter’s aim is not to discuss whether elephants should be held in captivity: resolving this issue would involve sound data on the costs and...

  16. The origins of empathy and altruism

    | Contributor(s):: Zahn-Waxler, Carolyn, Hollenbeck, Barbara, Radke-Yarrow, Marian, Fox, M. W., Mickley, L. D.

  17. Our ethical and moral responsibility: Ensuring the welfare of therapy animals

    | Contributor(s):: Ng, Zenithson, Albright, Julia, Fine, Aubrey H., Peralta, Jose

  18. Animals in educational settings: Research and practice

    | Contributor(s):: Gee, Nancy R., Fine, Aubrey H., Schuck, Sabrina

  19. Law and Animal Maltreatment

    | Contributor(s):: Sylvester, Sandra R., von Fricken, Alexander G., Levitt, Lacey, Patronek, Gary, Grisso, Thomas

  20. The Relation of Animal Maltreatment to Aggression

    | Contributor(s):: Patterson-Kane, Emily, Levitt, Lacey, Patronek, Gary, Grisso, Thomas