Human-Animal Studies: chov hospodářských zvířat - právní, ekonomické, ekologické a etické aspekty
Contributor(s):: Klára Podimáková
Práce se zabývá vztahem mezi lidskými aktéry a hospodářskými zvířaty v heterogenním kolektivu. Zjišťuje, jakým způsobem je podmíněné chování lidí, kteří se starají o...
The Case For Consideration of Animal Rights and Ethics to Reform the Commercial Dog Breeding Industry
Contributor(s):: Nicholas Ian Waychoff
Zoo Animals, Livestock, and Pets, Oh MY! An Exploration of the Ethics of Captive Breeding
Contributor(s):: Colleen McArdle
What is captive breeding? Captive breeding is a mode of breeding in which humans decide which animals will be parents and arrange reproduction for purposes that we define. Zoos have used it as a conservation strategy in the United States since the 1960’s, but it is also used to breed...
The human horse: equine husbandry, anthropomorphic hierarchies, and daily life in Lower Saxony, 1550-1735
Contributor(s):: Amanda Eisemann
This dissertation examines how human-animal relationships were formed through daily equine trade networks in early modern Germany. As reflections of human cultural values and experiences, these relationships had a significant impact in early modern Braunschweig-Lüneburg both on the practice...
New trends in feline breeding : (Literature review)
Contributor(s):: Daniela Jasmin Busse
A responsible breeder will first assure that all the environmental circumstances are given for his cats to live in a healthy, stress free environment, with the substantial care he can provide them. He will have good knowledge of his breeds and their genetic beckground and adjust his breeding...
Fine dogs the project
Contributor(s):: Laura Catalina Perilla Suarez
For years, the human animal has called the dog as man's best friend, but what does this honestly refer to? What is the relation of the human animal to the dog? How many years ago did the call begin, domestication? , In my project I will solve these questions, in addition to entering the field...
How much is that doggie in the window : the true cost of puppy mills
Contributor(s):: Megan Daiker
Each year, over a million dogs are euthanized in shelters while millions of dogs are bred in puppy mills all over the country. Without sufficient regulation, both the dogs being bred and the puppies sold are victims of dozens of injuries and health concerns. The dogs in puppy mills are bred...
Regulating and representing vagrant curs and purebred dogs in Toronto,1867-1910
Contributor(s):: Amanda Anne Margaret Sauermann
This thesis examines parallel canine narratives, the story of the city cur and the story of the purebred dog, to argue that the dog was entangled in a broader discourse of governmentality and modernity in the city. In the City of Toronto, between 1867 and 1910, the unruly dog came to be conceived...
Object Neophilia in Domestic Purebred Dogs
Contributor(s):: Lydia Kniowski
Neophilia is defined as a preference for novelty. This characteristic has been described in a variety of animal species, and may have been a contributing factor in the domestication of dogs. This study tested three purebred dog breeds for neophilia with inanimate objects. Observations of...
Private Ownership of Wild Animals Including Endangered Species: Conflict on the Urban Fringe
Contributor(s):: Stephanie S Kochera
Wild animals are held in captivity for recreational use throughout the nation, specifically Ohio. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Ohio Division of Wildlife (ODW) issue permits for private owners to own numerous species as pets or for commercial purposes. However, there...
Adoptions, Adopters, and Adoptees: The Roles Each Plays in the Dog-Human Relationship in British Columbia, Canada
Contributor(s):: Leila Kullar, James Serpell
This study looks at the dog-human relationship by viewing adoptions, adopters and canine adoptees. Observations made on the adoption process are based on interviews conducted with dog breeders and shelter/rescue workers. Their perceptions of the dogs they place and humans as potential adopters...
Vagen till vinnarcirkeln: Travhasten och dess manniskor mellan sport och spel
Contributor(s):: Berglund, Sara Cherstina
A natural history study of Bufo a. americanus, the eastern American toad, and the phenology of spring breeders in southwest West Virginia
Contributor(s):: Tomi Maria Bergstrom
Natural history traits have not been thoroughly collected and analyzed on the ―common hoptoad, Bufo a. americanus (eastern American toad) in West Virginia. Updating natural history information is important to understand the present population status (Jackson, 2001). I chose to have two study...
Quantitative genetic analysis of reproduction traits in ball pythons
Contributor(s):: Benson H. Morrill, Lee F. Rickords (adviser)
Although the captive reproduction of non-avian reptiles has increased steadily since the 1970’s, a dearth of information exists on successful management practices for large captive populations of these species. The data reported here come from a captive population of ball pythons (Python regius)...
Endocrine correlates of social and reproductive behaviours in a group-living Australian Passerine, the White-Browed Babbler
Contributor(s):: Suzanne Oppenheimer
To investigate the evolutionary rationale for the seemingly altruistic behaviours commonly seen in cooperatively breeding Australian passerines, I examined alloparental behaviour in the White-browed Babbler Pomatostomus superciliosus (WBBA). Toward this end, I analysed behavioural, hormonal, and...
From pasture to plate: A study of the rituals, ecology and economics of sheep in the context of Aid Al Adha in Morocco
Contributor(s):: Carrisa Sue Pritchard, Mokhtar Harras (adviser)
This project addresses the ecological and economic roles that sheep play in Morocco in the context of Aid Al Adha celebration. It specifically examines the methods of sacrificing, butchering and preparing the different parts of the ram as part of the holiday as experienced by the researcher in a...