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  1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. "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 (...

  8. Traversing the gap between religion and animal rights: framing and networks as a conceptual bridge

    | Contributor(s):: Austin, R. L., Flynn, C. P.

    Historically, Judeo-Christian doctrine has been used to justify the mistreatment of nonhuman animals through the "dominion" view of human superiority. Linzey and others have questioned this perspective, suggesting that critical tenets of religion, and particularly Christianity, support the...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Spiders in the Web of Belief: The Tangled Relations between Concepts and Theories

    | Contributor(s):: Keil, Frank C.

  12. The dog tribe

    | Contributor(s):: James, Jenny

  13. Sur les traces de Garkman, la grenuille, dans le nord-est de la Terre d'Arnhem (Australie)

    | Contributor(s):: Boll, Valérie M.

  14. Rudra-Shiva and Silvanus-Faunus: savage and propitious

    | Contributor(s):: Nečas Hraste, Daniel

  15. 'Maggots in their ears': hunting indications and indigenous knowledge in development

    | Contributor(s):: Sillitoe, Paul

  16. Not animal, not not-animal: hunting, imitation and empathetic knowledge among the Siberian Yukaghirs

    | Contributor(s):: Willerslev, Rane

  17. Wolf charmers and wolf leaders, from past to present

    | Contributor(s):: Bernard, Daniel

  18. 'Ils finiront par nous bouffer'. Enquête contemporaines sur la mémoire du loup en Cévennes

    | Contributor(s):: Laurence, Pierre

  19. The wolf arrival in the French Alps and the transformation of the relations to the wild

    | Contributor(s):: Mauz, Isabelle

  20. Entre antiquité et Moyen Âge: l''invention' du loup ennemi

    | Contributor(s):: Ortalli, Gherardo