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  1. 'Animals Just Love You as You Are': Experiencing Kinship across the Species Barrier

    Contributor(s):: Charles, Nickie

  2. A Qualitative Investigation of the Urban African-American and Latino Adolescent Experience with Wildlife

    Contributor(s):: van Velsor, Stanley W., Nilon, Charles H.

    Few studies have investigated the wildlife-related experience of urban African-American and Latino adolescents. Using a grounded theory research approach, we identified four general conditions (i.e., demographic characteristics, socialization, place of residence, wildlife encounters) that were...

  3. A survey of pet- and non-pet-owning Swedish adolescents: demographic differences and health issues

    | Contributor(s):: Mullersdorf, M., Granstrom, F., Tillgren, P.

    The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of pet ownership in adolescents in Sweden and establish whether any gender, age or health-related differences exist between those who own pets and those who do not. In addition, the study aimed to explore the relationships between species of...

  4. Assessing the prevalence and characteristics of hair-plucking behaviour in captive western lowland gorillas ( Gorilla gorilla gorilla)

    | Contributor(s):: Less, E. H., Kuhar, C. W., Lukas, K. E.

  5. Attitudes toward responsible pet ownership behaviors in Singaporean cat owners

    | Contributor(s):: Gunaseelan, S., Coleman, G. J., Toukhsati, S. R.

  6. Attitudes towards catch-and-release recreational angling, angling practices and perceptions of pain and welfare in fish in New Zealand

    | Contributor(s):: Muir, R., Keown, A. J., Adams, N. J., Farnworth, M. J.

    Although there is still some debate regarding whether fish have the capacity to feel pain, recent scientific research seems to support the notion that fish can indeed suffer. However, the continued scientific discourse has led to questions regarding how members of the public perceive issues of...

  7. Beliefs underlying dog owners' health care behaviors: results from a large, self-selected, internet sample

    | Contributor(s):: Rohlf, V. I., Bennett, P. C., Toukhsati, S., Coleman, G.

    Various behaviors must be performed by owners to promote good health for their dogs. The aim in this study was to use the results of an online survey, completed by 1,016 self-selected, Australian dog owners, to investigate relationships between demographic factors, beliefs, dog–owner...

  8. Characteristics of owned dogs on the island of New Providence, The Bahamas

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Plumridge, S. J.

    This study reports the findings from street interviews on owned dogs (N=442) in New Providence, The Bahamas. Many households kept dogs outside, and roughly 43% of households allowed at least 1 dog to roam. Dogs kept inside most likely were considered a companion, whereas dogs used for security...

  9. Companion Animal Ownership and Human Well-Being in a Metropolis-The Case of Hong Kong

    | Contributor(s):: Wong, P. W. C., Yu, R. W. M., Ngai, J. T. K.

  10. Companion animals in Thailand: human factors that predict sterilization of cats and dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Toukhsati, S. R., Phillips, C. J. C., Podberscek, A. L., Coleman, G. J.

    The prevalence of companion animal caregiving was estimated, and demographic and psychosocial factors that predict sterilization behaviors in caregivers in Thailand were identified. Thai nationals ( n=494) were recruited by random for the Culture and Human-Animal Interactions (CHAI) telephone...

  11. Current attitudes toward, and incidence of, sterilization of cats and dogs by caregivers (owners) in Auckland, New Zealand

    | Contributor(s):: McKay, S. A., Farnworth, M. J., Waran, N. K.

    This study distributed a questionnaire to cat or dog caregivers (owners) throughout Auckland, New Zealand, to investigate the attitudes of human companions toward the sterilization of their cats and dogs and the degree to which this occurs relative to demographic information gathered. A total of...

  12. Demographic characterization of supervised dog and cat populations in Sao Paulo city, Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Canatto, B. D., Silva, E. A., Bernardi, F., Mendes, M. C. N. C., Paranhos, N. T., Dias, R. A.

  13. 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...

  14. Dog keeping in Taiwan: its contribution to the problem of free-roaming dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Hsu, YuYing, Severinghaus, L. L., Serpell, J. A.

    This study conducted a quantitative ethnographic analysis of the influence of demographic factors and early experience (childhood exposure to dogs) on Taiwanese dog-keeping practices and behaviour. A telephone survey of a randomly selected sample of 2001 Taiwan residents between 29 November and...

  15. Dogs in public spaces of Buenos Aires, Argentina: Exploring patterns of the abundance of dogs, the canine faecal contamination, the behaviour of people with dogs, and its relationships with demographic/economic variables

    | Contributor(s):: Rubel, D., Carbajo, A.

  16. Evaluating demographic models for goat domestication using mtDNA sequences

    | Contributor(s):: Gerbault, P., Powell, A., Thomas, M. G.

    Routes of migration and exchange are important factors in the debate about how the Neolithic transition spread into Europe. Studying the genetic diversity of livestock can help in tracing back some of these past events. Notably, domestic goat ( Capra hircus) did not have any wild progenitors (...

  17. Feline companions and demography

    | Contributor(s):: Jargin, S.

  18. Frequency of lost dogs and cats in the United States and the methods used to locate them

    | Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Slater, M., Lord, L.

  19. How Ethical Ideologies Relate to Public Attitudes toward Animals: The Dutch Case

    | Contributor(s):: Su, Bingtao, Martens, Pim

    Ethical ideologies, which include dimensions of idealism and relativism, are often involved in the process of decision-making regarding operational and economic research. However, the study of the role of ethical ideologies concerning public attitudes toward animals has been largely neglected....

  20. Human-animal relationships in the Norwegian dairy goat industry: attitudes and empathy towards goats (Part I)

    | Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Tufte, P. A., Skjerve, E., Valle, P. S.