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The death of a pet
Contributor(s):: Rees, Dewi
Do humans have two systems to track beliefs and belief-like states?
Contributor(s):: Apperly, Ian A., Butterfill, Stephen A.
Human Rights, Animal Wrongs? Exploring Attitudes toward Animal Use and Possibilities for Change
Contributor(s):: Knight, S., Bard, K., Vrij, A., Brandon, D.
Reasons for companion animal guardianship (pet ownership) from two populations
Contributor(s):: Staats, S., Wallace, H., Anderson, T.
Changing stockperson attitudes and behaviour
Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Coleman, G. J.
The principles underlying stockperson attitude and behavioural change and the results of research on the effects of behaviour modification/change on livestock production and welfare are presented.
Evolution of the stewardship idea in American country life
Contributor(s):: Wunderlich, G.
This paper describes development of the idea of stewardship in the US country life. Theological and secular concepts of stewardship evolved markedly in the 20th century. During this period of evolution, the American Country Life Association through its church, academic, farm organization, and...
Farm animal welfare: assessment, issues and implications
A detailed discussion of farm animal welfare is presented, including definitions, assessment and implications for the animal.
The relationship between beliefs, attitudes and observed behaviours of abattoir personnel in the pig industry
Contributor(s):: Coleman, G. J., McGregor, M., Hemsworth, P. H., Boyce, J., Dowling, S.
Previous research has indicated that frequent use of aversive pig handling techniques by stockpeople prior to slaughter, in particular the use of an electric prod, results in poorer welfare and reduced meat quality. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of attitudes in the prediction...
Why the question of animal consciousness might not matter very much
Contributor(s):: Peter Carruthers
According to higher-order thought accounts of phenomenal consciousness (e.g. Carruthers, 2000) it is unlikely that many non-human animals undergo phenomenally conscious experiences. Many people believe that this result would have deep and far-reaching consequences. More specifically, they believe...
"Re-humanization": The role of human-animal similarity in predicting prejudice towards immigrants and non-human animals
Contributor(s):: Kimberly Costello
Research implies that there may be an association between attitudes toward marginalized human outgroups and non-human animals. Very few studies, however, have specifically tested this relation empirically. The general purpose of the present research was to determine if such a relation exists and...
Animism, cannibalism, and pet-keeping among the guaja of eastern amazonia
| Contributor(s):: Loretta A. Cormier
Recent work in Amazonian religion, sociality, and ecological adaptation have addressed the interrelationships among animism, cannibalism, and pet-keeping. In this article, I attempt to reconcile these works with the beliefs and behaviors of the Guajá of eastern Amazonia. I argue that the...
Owner's beliefs on the ability of their pet dogs to understand human verbal communication: A case of social understanding
| Contributor(s):: Pongrácz, Péter, Miklósi, Ádám, Csányi, Vilmos
Feeling stares: Places, persons, and pets
| Contributor(s):: Staats, Sara, Ross, Tyra, Irmscher, Krista, Rada, Kelly
A longitudinal test of the belief that companion animal ownership can help reduce loneliness
| Contributor(s):: Gilbey, A., McNicholas, J., Collis, G. M.
The widely held belief that companion animal ownership can help to reduce loneliness was tested using a quasi-experimental longitudinal design. Over a six-month period, 59 participants completed the UCLA-Loneliness Scale when they were seeking to acquire a companion animal. Participants'...
Don't be cruel: assessing beliefs about punishments for crimes against animals
| Contributor(s):: Sims, V. K., Chin, M. G., Yordon, R. E.
Hypothetical scenarios depicting an act of animal abuse were given to 438 participants who rated the appropriateness of eight types of punishments. The predictive value of sex of participant, animal type, crime type (acute abuse or neglect), crime outcome (victim lives or dies), and sex of...
Interpreting the bucrania of Catalhoyuk: James Mellaart, Dorothy Cameron, and beyond
| Contributor(s):: Relke, J.
The bucranium (bull's head and horns) has been recognized as the most prevalent three-dimensional art form found during the excavations of the Neolithic village of Catalhoyuk in central Turkey. James Mellaart interpreted it as the symbol of the son and lover of the Great Mother Goddess,...
Justifying attitudes toward animal use: a qualitative study of people's views and beliefs
| Contributor(s):: Knight, S., Barnett, L.
"Animal use" is a contentious topic that refers to practices involving the utilization of non-human animals by human beings. These practices often evoke strong and emotional reactions from opposing parties, and individuals can hold incongruent views concerning different ways in which animals are...
Owners, guardians, and owner-guardians: differing relationships with pets
| Contributor(s):: Carlisle-Frank, P., Frank, J. M.
A national study was conducted in the US examining pet caregivers who define themselves as either "owners," "guardians" or "owner-guardians." The purpose was to determine whether these groups differed in their attitudes, beliefs and behaviors with regard to companion...
The Holocaust and blood sacrifice
| Contributor(s):: Sax, B.
This article looks at affinities between the Holocaust and blood sacrifice of archaic times. It begins with a discussion of the practices and beliefs which have accompanied sacrificial rites in the past. This is followed by a discussion of ancient animal sacrifice, out of which came the practice...
The question of animal immortality: changing attitudes
| Contributor(s):: Fidler, M.
Christian teaching has long held that only humans possess an immortal soul and it is commonly thought that this has had the effect of downgrading animal status. One item in each of two separate questionnaires investigated current attitudes to human and animal immortality. The first Survey (A),...