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  1. The moral standing of animals: Towards a psychology of speciesism

    Contributor(s):: Caviola, Lucius, Everett, Jim A. C., Faber, Nadira S.

  2. Survey of human-horse relationships and veterinary care for geriatric horses

    Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K., Sween, C., Frank, N., Paradis, M. R.

  3. Stated and revealed preferences in companion animal choice

    Contributor(s):: Cohen, S. E., Todd, P. M.

  4. Dogs (Canis familiaris), but Not Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), Understand Imperative Pointing

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Katharina C. Kirchhofer, Felizitas Zimmermann, Juliane Kaminski, Michael Tomasello

    Chimpanzees routinely follow the gaze of humans to outside targets. However, in most studies using object choice they fail to use communicative gestures (e.g. pointing) to find hidden food. Chimpanzees' failure to do this may be due to several difficulties with this paradigm. They may, for...

  5. The Days and Nights of Zoo Elephants: Using Epidemiology to Better Understand Stereotypic Behavior of African Elephants (Loxodonta africana) and Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) in North American Zoos

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Brian J. Greco, Cheryl L. Meehan, Jen N. Hogan, Katherine A. Leighty, Jill Mellen, Georgia J. Mason, Joy A. Mench

    Stereotypic behavior is an important indicator of compromised welfare. Zoo elephants are documented to perform stereotypic behavior, but the factors that contribute to performance have not been systematically assessed. We collected behavioral data on 89 elephants (47 African [Loxodonta...

  6. Do all dogs go to heaven? Investigating the association between demographic characteristics and beliefs about animal afterlife

    | Contributor(s):: Royal, K. D., Kedrowicz, A. A., Snyder, A. M.

    The purpose of this research was to explore American's beliefs about animal afterlife based on key demographic factors such as sex, race/ethnicity, age, geographic region, religion/faith, and pet ownership. We attained a large and diverse sample of respondents (n=800) using Amazon's Mechanical...

  7. Cognition Regulated by Emotional Decision Making

    | Contributor(s):: Stefano, G. B.

  8. Reasons People Surrender Unowned and Owned Cats to Australian Animal Shelters and Barriers to Assuming Ownership of Unowned Cats

    | Contributor(s):: Zito, S., Morton, J., Vankan, D., Paterson, M., Bennett, P. C., Rand, J., Phillips, C. J.

  9. Veterinarians' role in clients' decision-making regarding seriously ill companion animal patients

    | Contributor(s):: Christiansen, S. B., Kristensen, A. T., Lassen, J., Sandoe, P.

  10. Factors Which Influence Owners When Deciding to Use Chemotherapy in Terminally Ill Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Jane Williams, Catherine Phillips, Hollie Marie Byrd

    Chemotherapy is a commonly integrated treatment option within human and animal oncology regimes. Limited research has investigated pet owners’ treatment decision-making in animals diagnosed with malignant neoplasia. Dog and cat owners were asked to complete an online questionnaire to...

  11. Identifying people's most preferred management technique for feral cats in Hawaii

    | Contributor(s):: Lohr, Cheryl A., Lepczyk, Christopher A., Cox, Linda J.

  12. A spatially explicit model of the white-tailed deer population in Delaware

    | Contributor(s):: Jennings, Brian, Bowman, Jacob L., Tymkiw, Elizabeth L.

  13. Forecasting the spread of raccoon rabies using a purpose-specific group decision-making process

    | Contributor(s):: Anderson, Aaron, Shwiff, Stephanie A., Chipman, Richard B., Atwood, Todd, Cozzens, Tyler, Fillo, Frank, Hale, Robert, Hatch, Brody, Maki, Joanne, Rhodes, Olin E., Rees, Erin E., Rupprecht, Charles E., Tinline, Rowland, VerCauteren, Kurt C., Slate, Dennis

  14. Economic evaluation of beaver management to protect timber resources in Mississippi

    | Contributor(s):: Shwiff, S. A., Kirkpatrick, K. N., Godwin, K.

  15. Public perceptions of bears and management interventions in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Sakurai, R., Jacobson, S. K.

  16. Inroads into equestrian safety: rider-reported factors contributing to horse-related accidents and near misses on Australian roads

    | Contributor(s):: Thompson, K., Matthews, C.

    Horse riding and horse-related interactions are inherently dangerous. When they occur on public roads, the risk profile of equestrian activities is complicated by interactions with other road users. Research has identified speed, proximity, visibility, conspicuity and mutual misunderstanding as...

  17. Beyond Suffering: Commentary on "What (If Anything) Do We Owe Wild Animals" by Clare Palmer

    | Contributor(s):: Burghardt, Gordon M.

  18. Adaptive ideals and aspirational goals: the utopian ideals and realist constraints of climate change adaptation

    | Contributor(s):: Baard, P.

    There is a growing need to implement anticipatory climate change adaptation measures, particularly in vulnerable sectors, such as in agriculture. However, setting goals to adapt is wrought with several challenges. This paper discusses two sets of challenges to goals of anticipatory adaptation, of...

  19. Sensitivity analysis to aid shelter management decisions: how does altering expenditure affect operational viability?

    | Contributor(s):: Widmar, N. O., Lord, E., Litster, A.

    Streamlining purchasing in nonhuman animal shelters can provide multiple financial benefits. Streamlining shelter inputs and thus reducing shelter costs can include trading paid labor and management for fewer, more involved volunteers or purchasing large quantities of medical supplies from fewer...

  20. Retracting inconclusive research: lessons from the Seralini GM maize feeding study

    | Contributor(s):: Resnik, D. B.

    In September 2012, Gilles-Eric Seralini and seven coauthors published an article in Food and Chemical Toxicology claiming that rats fed Roundup-resistant genetically modified maize alone, genetically modified maize with Roundup, or Roundup for 2 years had a higher percentage of tumors and kidney...