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  1. Animal Assisted Therapy

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    Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona

    This article provides information on animal assisted therapy and presents some research pertaining to its impact on people with multiple mental health issues and disabilities.

  2. Animals and THE POLICE

    Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    ANIMALS AND THE POLICE:much more than mascotsThe partnership between the equine / canine / human species, their benefits for the maintenance of social order and public security and the role of police forces in education for the respect of animals and their responsible...

  3. Ashley and Thorpuppy

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    Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona

    This is a true story of a girl with Asperger's and the impact of animal assisted therapy, specifically, canine assisted therapy.

  4. Bob and Axle

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    Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona

    This is a story about a dog and a turkey working at an animal assisted therapy program and how they effectively help people understand the dynamics of bullying while working in their roles as therapy animals.

  5. Encounter with the Others

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    Contributor(s):: Alessandra Bacci

    AbstractThe project Poke Ma Regole aims at raising and practicing civil coexistence and conviviality in the city we live in, starting from the relationship between the other animals and us. The project takes place in primary and secondary schools of Florence, Italy. This article addresses the...

  6. Feature Story: Therapy dogs bring relief for stressed-out students

    Contributor(s):: Costa Maragos

    Dogs can bring great comfort to people dealing with stress. Now research shows there are many therapeutic benefits to bringing therapy dogs to university campuses to help stressed-out students, particularly during final exam time. “We found that dogs offer students love and support. This is...

  7. Here's Why Your Dog Might Not Be As Cute As You Think

    Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    I always thought our yellow lab Tsali was the cutest dog in our neighborhood. But a study by Pauleen Bennett's Australian Anthrozoology Research Group at La Trobe University has given me second thoughts. The lead author of the study was Pinar Thorn. The researchers investigated attachment to...

  8. I was not born with a mask!

    Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Year 2020. The Mankind “evolved” frighteningly (in the broadest sense of this word); It created wings, conquered other planets, played God by manipulating DNA and the atom. Today, it is very “natural” to use a smartphone, but it seems ridiculous to hear the silence and...

  9. Jerry and Thorpuppy

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    Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona

    This is a true story about a boy with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and how canine assisted therapy and equine facilitated couselling helped him in a program in Alberta Canada

  10. Let's rethink our society, which recycle CANS and discards living beings

    Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    “Let’s rethink our society, which recycleCANS and discards living beings”ErasmodeOliveira(Animal Defender)Adoption of stray animals is a big social medicament, a factor to increase quality of life, which solves the abandonment of animals, avoids accidents of...

  11. Pets Are Good For Us—But Not In The Ways We Think They Are

    Contributor(s):: Simon Worrall

    An animal expert debunks myths about our furry companions.