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  1. Social networks and welfare in future animal management

    Contributor(s):: Koene, P., Ipema, B.

    It may become advantageous to keep human-managed animals in the social network groups to which they have adapted. Data concerning the social networks of farm animal species and their ancestors are scarce but essential to establishing the importance of a natural social network for farmed animal...

  2. What (If Anything) Do We Owe to Wild Animals?

    Contributor(s):: Palmer, Clare

  3. Feral Animals and the Restoration of Nature

    Contributor(s):: King, Roger J. H.

  4. Living with companion animals, physical activity and mortality in a US national cohort

    Contributor(s):: Gillum, Richard F, Obisesan, Thomas O

  5. A history of domesticated animals

    Contributor(s):: Zeuner, Frederick Everard

  6. Petishism; pets and their people in the Western World

    Contributor(s):: Szasz, Kathleen

  7. Animals as domesticates : a world view through history

    Contributor(s):: Clutton-Brock, Juliet

  8. What makes a crime?: the perceived harmfulness, wrongfulness, and seriousness of offenses against nonhuman animals

    Contributor(s):: Wagner, K., Owen, S., Burke, T. W.

    The purpose of this research was to explore the perceived seriousness of crimes, such as abuse and neglect, committed against nonhuman animals. Drawing upon the methods of previous work on crime seriousness, it was hypothesized that perceptions of the harmfulness and wrongfulness of animal...

  9. What can inactivity (in its various forms) reveal about affective states in non-human animals? A review

    Contributor(s):: Fureix, C., Meagher, R. K.

    Captive/domestic animals are often described as inactive, with the implicit or explicit implication that this high level of inactivity is a welfare problem. Conversely, not being inactive enough may also indicate or cause poor welfare. In humans, too much inactivity can certainly be associated...

  10. "The simple magic of life": phenomenology, ontology, and animal ethics

    Contributor(s):: Weisberg, Z.

    This paper explores the important contribution phenomenology can make to animal ethics. The underlying assumption is that animal ethics is as strong as the conception of animal ontology it takes for granted. I contend that Peter Singer's reductive ontology of animals as suffering beings leads him...

  11. Sellfare: a history of livestock welfare commodification as governance

    Contributor(s):: Torssonen, S.

    The commodification of livestock welfare has risen rapidly on the agendas of several state, private, academic, and third sector actors during the 2000s. This article traces the historical emergence of livestock welfare commodification as governance, or "sellfare." The article also discusses...

  12. Converging on ancient bones: a review of the evidence for the close relatedness of humans ( Homo sapiens) and spotted hyenas ( Crocuta crocuta)

    Contributor(s):: Baynes-Rock, M.

    The majority of spotted hyena studies are conducted in places such as national parks and reserves where there are few humans present other than the researchers. I argue that this reflects a perception that "real" hyenas are those largely unaffected by contact with humans. This is at odds with...

  13. Coping With the Death of a Pet

    | Contributor(s):: Shellenbarger, Sue

  14. Evaluation of an innovative approach for sensory enrichment in zoos: semiochemical stimulation for captive lions ( Panthera leo)

    | Contributor(s):: Martinez-Macipe, M., Lafont-Lecuelle, C., Manteca, X., Pageat, P., Cozzi, A.

    Despite improvements in zoo housing and management conditions over the last years, zoo animals may still present undesirable behaviours, such as aggression, stereotypies, boredom and a general absence of natural behaviours. In order to improve animal welfare, researchers are constantly looking...

  15. Suspected poisoning of domestic animals by pesticides

    | Contributor(s):: Caloni, F., Cortinovis, C., Rivolta, M., Davanzo, F.

  16. Comparative Analysis of the Domestic Cat Genome Reveals Genetic Signatures Underlying Feline Biology and Domestication

    | Contributor(s):: Michael J. Montague, Gang Li, Barbara Gandolfi, Razib Khan, Brownwen L. Aken, Steven M. J. Searle, Patrick Minx, Ladeana W. Hillier, Daniel C. Koboldt, Brian W. Davis, Carlos A. Driscoll, Christina S. Barr, Kevin Blackistone, Javier Quilez, Belen Lorente-Galdos, Tomas Marques-Bonet, Can Alkan, Gregg W.C. Thomas, Matthew W. Hahn, Marilyn Menotti-Raymond, Stephen J. O\'Brien, Richard K. Wilson, Leslie A. Lyons, William J. Murphy, Wesley C. Warren

    Little is known about the genetic changes that distinguish domestic cat populations from their wild progenitors. Here we describe a high-quality domestic cat reference genome assembly and comparative inferences made with other cat breeds, wildcats, and other mammals. Based upon these comparisons,...

  17. 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...

  18. "Nobody Wants to Eat Them Alive:" Ethical Dilemmas and Dual Media Narratives on Domestic Rabbits as Pets and Commodity

    | Contributor(s):: Gayane F. Torosyan, Brian Lowe

    Using semiotic analysis, this study explores changes occurring in the societal perception of rabbits as farm animals as juxtaposed to their increasing popularity as domestic companions. This study is based on a preliminary hypothesis that rabbits are increasingly perceived and portrayed in media...

  19. Ameliorating nonhuman animals' lives: Erin McKenna's pets, people, and pragmatism

    | Contributor(s):: Palop, L. de T.

    This review article discusses Erin McKenna's pragmatist theory concerning the ethical treatment of companion animals, which she lays out in Pets, People and Pragmatism. McKenna develops a middle-ground view between the two opposite positions that frame the current debate on companion animals,...

  20. Are nonhuman animals persons? A process theistic response

    | Contributor(s):: Dombrowski, D. A.

    In this article I defend the claim that nonhuman animals can be persons. In this regard I rely on the thought of neoclassical or process theists like Alfred North Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne. Their moderate stance regarding personhood is in contrast to the influential classical theistic...