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A bio-behavioral study of chronic idiopathic colitis in the rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta). (Special Issue: The welfare of laboratory primates.)
Contributor(s):: Howell, S., White, D., Ingram, S., Jackson, R., Larin, J., Morales, P., Garcia, A. P., Hicks, C., Hopper, K., Wagner, J.
A Translocal Perspective: Mustang Images in the Cultural, Economic and Political Landscape
Contributor(s):: Karen Dalke
Translocal spaces are created out of the process of globalization whereby interventions such as electronic media and migration radically change social relations and breakdown the isomorphism of space, place, and culture . This approach is useful in examining the controversy surrounding the...
Ancient camelids in the Old World - between Arabia and Europe
Contributor(s):: Mashkour, M., Beech, M.
This special issue contains topics on the history, use and value of camels in different areas of the world, including Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Romania, Hungary and Serbia.
Animal Companionship and Ethnic Diversity
Contributor(s):: Ankita Sejra, Hita Bavishi, Rishabh Shah, Samira Behrooz, Julie M. Fagan
The study of human-animal interactions and relationships is an extremely interesting topic. For a long time these relationships have been greatly prized among people such that they have accepted the animals as a part of their lives. In the United States, certain groups of people have accepted...
Animal welfare assurance programs in food production: a framework for assessing the options
Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.
Anthropomorphized species as tools for conservation: utility beyond prosocial, intelligent and suffering species
Contributor(s):: Root-Bernstein, M., Douglas, L., Smith, A., Verissimo, D.
Attitudes of Australian and Turkish students of veterinary medicine toward nonhuman animals and their careers
Contributor(s):: Izmirli, S., Yigit, A., Phillips, C. J. C.
We examined attitudes toward nonhuman animal welfare and rights and career aspirations in Australian and Turkish veterinary students. A representative university was selected in each country, with 190 first- and third-year students sampled in each. Survey questions addressed attitudes toward...
Austrian and American approaches to animal-based health care services
Contributor(s):: Haubenhofer, D. K., Kirchengast, S.
Animal-based health care services in Austria originate from models used in the New World. This study compares the main organizations in the USA and Austria, Delta Society and Tiere als Therapie. It investigates how the original American animal-based health care models of animal-assisted...
Companion animals as being-objects: the role of the self/other binary in the human-animal bond
Contributor(s):: Amanda Kelly Reed
This research project is an investigation into the human-dog bond and the practice of pet adoption and pet surrender at the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control Center. The human-dog bond is an excellent vehicle for an investigation into how we create categories of other because it is a highly...
Conditioned aversion to olive tree leaves ( Olea europaea L.) in goats and sheep
Contributor(s):: Manuelian, C. L., Albanell, E., Salama, A. A. K., Caja, G.
With the aim of adverting to olive tree leaves, lithium chloride (LiCl) was used in goats and sheep. A total of 10 dairy does (Murciano-Granadina breed) and 10 dairy ewes (Manchega breed) were used in 2 simultaneous experiments for comparing olive leaf intake in averted vs. control animals. Does...
Conflict and reconciliation behavior trends of the bottlenose dolphin ( Tursiops truncatus )
Contributor(s):: Holobinko, A., Waring, G. H.
Wild bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) populations display societal structures characterized by numerous and frequent changes in group composition, complex social relationships, and high levels of cooperation, attributes also observed in human and nonhuman primate cultures. Maintaining...
Convergence of culture, ecology, and ethics: management of feral swamp buffalo in Northern Australia
Contributor(s):: Albrecht, G., McMahon, C. R., Bowman, D. M. J. S., Bradshaw, C. J. A.
This paper examines the identity of Asian swamp buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) from different value orientations. Buffalo were introduced into Northern (Top End) Australia in the early nineteenth century. A team of transdisciplinary researchers, including an ethicist, has been engaged in field...
Could empathy for animals have been an adaptation in the evolution of Homo sapiens ?
Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, J. W. S., Paul, E. S.
In humans, empathy has emotional and cognitive components, both of which are linked to caring and nurturant behaviour. Variations in each of these facets of empathy were likely to have been accessible to natural selection during the evolution of Homo, although the likely details of their...
Culture, reform politics, and future directions: a review of China's animal protection challenge
Contributor(s):: Li, P. J., Davey, G.
Deer and identity in medieval Ireland
Contributor(s):: Fiona Beglane
The concept that identity is inextricably linked with places, landscapes and objects has become familiar in archaeology (Thomas 1998, 80, 90; Bradley 2000, 155-61; O'Keeffe 2001). It is only recently however that this idea has been extended to animals and their interaction with human society...
Early domestication and farming: what should we know or do for a better understanding?
Contributor(s):: Vigne, J. D.
This paper aims to identify a series of conceptual, strategic and technological challenges facing archaeozoology (and archaeobotany) in order to better understand when, where, how and why plant and animal domestication and farming developed during the last 12 000 years. Situated at the interface...
Equine gatekeepers, animal narratives and foxhunting landscapes
Contributor(s):: Acton, A.
Firstly, this paper analyzes the dynamic between horse, rider, and landscape in foxhunting culture. Secondly, it considers nonhuman animals as active elements within the research process. The methodology principally involved extensive, in-depth participation as a rider within mounted foxhound...
Farm animal production: changing agriculture in a changing culture. (Special issue: food animal husbandry and the new millennium)
Western attitudes toward animals have undergone a gradual evolution during recent centuries, driven by the scientific recognition that humans and many other species share a common anatomical template, a common phylogenetic ancestry, and certain similarities in their social and emotional lives....
Healing the Hand that Feeds you: Exploring Solutions for Dog and Community Health and Welfare in Australian Indigenous Cultures
Contributor(s):: Sophie Constable, Graeme Brown, Roselyn May Dixon, Robert John Dixon
The overpopulation and poor state of dog health in many rural and remote Australian Indigenous communities (RRAIC) affects not only animal welfare but human social welfare. Dogs are an integral part of Australian Indigenous cultures and impact on human health and welfare through zoonotic...
Herds and hierarchies: class, nature, and the social construction of horses in equestrian culture
Contributor(s):: Coulter, K.
This study centers on equestrian show culture in Ontario, Canada, and examines how horses are entangled symbolically and materially in socially constructed hierarchies of value. After examining horse-show social relations and practices, the paper traces the connections among equestrian culture,...