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  1. Environmental values and Americans' beliefs about farm animal well-being

    Contributor(s):: Mark, Suchyta

  2. Attitudes towards animals and belief in animal mind among first-year veterinary students before and after an introductory animal welfare course

    Contributor(s):: Robbins, J. A., Danielson, J. A., Johnson, A. K., Parsons, R. L., Jorgensen, M. W., Millman, S. T.

  3. I am Homo Sapien: Perceptions of Evolutionary Theory, Animal Identity, and Human–Animal Relationships Among US Law and Policy Students

    Contributor(s):: Widdicombe, Leah J., Dowling-Guyer, Seana

  4. Not all dogs are equal: perception of canine welfare varies with context

    Contributor(s):: Cobb, M. L., Lill, A., Bennett, P. C.

  5. Gender and job characteristics of slaughter industry personnel influence their attitudes to animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Wigham, E. E., Grist, A., Mullan, S., Wotton, S., Butterworth, A.

  6. Friend, foe, or food: What influences students’ attitudes toward animals?

    Contributor(s):: Morrison, Rachel, Maust-Mohl, Maria, Charlton, Kelly

  7. Attitudes Toward Animals Among Spanish Primary School Children

    Contributor(s):: Menor-Campos, David José, Hawkins, Roxanne, Williams, Joanne M.

    Adult attitudes toward animals have received extensive research attention. By contrast, despite the importance of child–animal interactions for children’s development and animal welfare, children’s attitudes toward animals have not been fully explored. The aim of this study was, therefore, to...

  8. Belief in Animal Mind among Spanish Primary School Children

    Contributor(s):: Menor-Campos, David José, Hawkins, Roxanne, Williams, Joanne

    Beliefs concerning the mental experiences of nonhuman animals have been related to how people treat, see, and take care of nonhuman animals. Whereas this issue has been the subject of several studies on adults, few have been conducted with children. Taking advantage of a recently published scale,...

  9. Socio-cultural Determinants of Human–Bat Interactions in Rural Ghana

    Contributor(s):: Ohemeng, Fidelia, Lawson, Elaine T., Ayivor, Jesse, Leach, Melissa, Waldman, Linda, Ntiamoa-Baidu, Yaa

    Bats are known to be a natural reservoir for a lot of disease pathogens and can spread several diseases. All 11 genera of fruit bat found in West Africa are found in Ghana, and human–bat interactions are common. However, there is a dearth of knowledge about the socio-cultural factors that shape...

  10. Factors affecting the Human Attribution of Emotions toward Animals

    Contributor(s):: Wilkins, Abbie M., McCrae, Lucy S., McBride, E. Anne

    Attribution of emotions to animals can affect human–animal interactions and dictate animal welfare laws. However, little is known about the factors that influence these attributions. We investigated the effect of belief in animal mind, pet ownership, emotional intelligence, eating orientation,...

  11. The Maintenance of Pets in Allergic Families. A Survey of Health Beliefs.

    Contributor(s):: S Herring, S.J. McGeady, J.D. Jones, H.C. Mansmann Jr.

  12. Animal-Assisted Interventions for psychiatric patients: Beliefs in treatment effects among practitioners

    Contributor(s):: Bente Berget, Sverre Grepperud

    IntroductionThe aim of the study was to investigate the degree of belief in therapeutic effects from Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) for psychiatric patients among physicians and psychologists, and to identify variables explaining variations in such beliefs.Material and methodsA...

  13. Practices and Perceptions of Animal Contact and Associated Health Outcomes in Pregnant Women and New Mothers

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    | Contributor(s):: Hsin-Yi Weng, Kimberly Ankrom

    Companion animals play an important role in our society. However, pregnant women and new mothers might have specific concerns about animal-associated health outcomes because of their altered immune function and posture as well as their newborn babies. The study was conducted to collect baseline...

  14. Caregiver/orangutan relationships at Auckland Zoo: empathy, friendship, and ethics between species

    | Contributor(s):: Palmer, A., Malone, N., Park, J.

    Drawing on ethnographic, ethological, and historical data, we examined the relationships between orangutans and caregivers at Auckland Zoo. Caregivers displayed high levels of empathy and adjusted their husbandry routines to their interpretations of the orangutans' moods. Caregivers experienced...

  15. A study of beliefs related to animals in Diyarbakir folkloreDiyarbakir folklorunda hayvanlarla ilgili inanislar uzerine bir arastirma

    | Contributor(s):: Kucukaslan, O., Ucar, M.

    Aim: In the study, it was aimed to determine the beliefs on animals in Diyarbakir folklore and to estimate these findings for human-animal relationships and origins of the beliefs, it was also aimed to contribute to the studies on the folklore research. Materials and Methods: The main materials...

  16. Exploring Attitudes Toward Euthanasia Among Shelter Workers and Volunteers in Japan and the U.S.

    | Contributor(s):: Maho Cavalier

    Conflicts between foreign and Japanese volunteers concerning decisions to euthanize animals that are in terminal condition were noted during anecdotal observation by this author at a Japanese animal rescue shelter. Thus, this research was undertaken to explore attitudes of shelter staff in Japan....

  17. What drives cat-owner behaviour? First steps towards limiting domestic-cat impacts on native wildlife

    | Contributor(s):: MacDonald, E., Milfont, T., Gavin, M.

    Context. Cats can have substantial negative impacts on native wildlife. To harness the collective conservation impact of owners keeping cats inside, advocacy campaigns need to be based on empirical evidence regarding potential drivers to change cat-owner behaviour. Aims. We assessed the degree to...

  18. "There is no wild": conservation and circus discourse

    | Contributor(s):: Bell, J.

    This paper documents the discourse used by contemporary circuses to justify their exploitation of nonhuman animals. The circus is undergoing redefinition due to cultural changes, animal welfare concerns, and political legislation. Critical Discourse Analysis is applied to a sample of articles (...

  19. Lucretius's venus and epicurean compassion toward nondomesticated animals

    | Contributor(s):: Lazo, R. P. S.

    Lucretius believed that the gods were wholly perfect and self-sufficient, not vengeful and requiring appeasement. He believed contemplation of the gods allowed one to reach a similar state, as it clarified what was important for a successful human life. This article intends to examine how this...

  20. Peter Singer, Emmanuel Levinas, Christian Agape, and the spiritual heart of Animal Liberation

    | Contributor(s):: Greenway, W.

    This article affirms Peter Singer's calls for universal benevolence and for animal liberation. Singer, however, is unable to provide grounds for his ethics and is unable to answer the question, "why act morally?" I suggest Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas unfolds an essentially Christian...