A Protocol for the Ethical Assessment of Wild Animal–Visitor Interactions (AVIP) Evaluating Animal Welfare, Education, and Conservation Outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Barbara de Mori, Linda Ferrante, Daniela Florio, Elisabetta Macchi, Ilaria Pollastri, Simona Normando
Due to the popularity of wild animal–visitor interactions (AVIs), there is a need for an ethical assessment of their impact on animal welfare, education, and conservation. The protocol presented in this study is designed to evaluate such interactions on an integrated level, using a...
How do primary pre-service teachers assess circus with animals and its educational value? A study with Portuguese, Spanish and Greek students
| Contributor(s):: António Almeida, Beatriz García Fernández, Penelope Papadopoulou
This study aimed to check the opinion of primary pre-service teachers about circus with animals, including if they recognize any educational value in this type of show and how they assess the animals’ treatment in this place. For that, a questionnaire with open and closed questions was...
Kouluviihtyvyys koiraluokissa - fenomenologinen tapaustutkimus koiraluokkakokemuksista
| Contributor(s):: Katariina Karvinen
Tämä on kvalitatiivinen tapaustutkimus Suomen perusopetuksen koiraluokista. Tutkimuksen tavoitteena oli tarkastella koiraluokkatoimintaa kouluviihtyvyyden näkökulmasta sekä lisätä tietoa ja ymmärrystä koiraluokista yleensä. Lähestyn aihetta...
Voices of NGOs Supporting the First Master's Degree Program in Ethology and Human-Animal Interactions in Romania: An Exploratory Qualitative Analysis
| Contributor(s):: Rusu, A. S., Criste, A. D., Dezmirean, D. S.
The Development and Evaluation of 'Farm Animal Welfare': An Educational Computer Game for Children
| Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins, Gilly A. R. Mendes Ferreira, Joanne M. Williams
Many children growing up in urban areas of Western countries have limited contact with and knowledge of farm animals and food production systems. Education can play an important role in children’s understanding of farm animal welfare issues, however, most education provided focuses on...
Short-Term Interventions That Accomplish Humane Education Goals: An International Review of the Research Literature
| Contributor(s):: Virginio Aguirre, Agustín Orihuela
Feeding Enrichment in a Captive Pack of European Wolves (Canis Lupus Lupus): Assessing the Effects on Welfare and on a Zoo's Recreational, Educational and Conservational Role
| Contributor(s):: Giacomo Riggio, Chiara Mariti, Chiara Boncompagni, Simone Corosaniti, Massimiliano Di Giovanni, Asahi Ogi, Angelo Gazzano, Robert Thomas
This study investigated the effects of two feeding enrichment programs on the behaviour of a captive pack of European wolves (Canis lupus lupus) and their correlation with both zoo visitors’ interest towards the exhibit and their overall perception of the species. Behavioural data...
A Global Review of Animal–Visitor Interactions in Modern Zoos and Aquariums and Their Implications for Wild Animal Welfare
| Contributor(s):: Neil D’Cruze, Sophie Khan, Gemma Carder, David Megson, Emma Coulthard, John Norrey, Georgina Groves
We provide an initial insight into the occurrence and characteristics of animal-visitor interactions (AVIs) involving captive wild animals within zoos and aquaria. Using information provided online via official public websites of modern zoos and aquaria, we found that AVIs were provided by the...
Philly Goat Project
PGP was created by Karen Krivit and Lily Sage in 2018. Karen is a clinical social worker with 30 year of experience in working with families and individuals challenged with disabilities and trauma. Lily is a funeral director and artist who is passionate about the confluence of sustainable...
For over 36 years Ebony Horsewomen (EHI), a non-profit organization located in Hartford's historic Keney Park, has encouraged community change by providing educational programs and improving the physical and psychological well-being of individuals through the use of horses. To further our...
Test-retest reliability and predictive validity of a juvenile guide dog behavior test
| Contributor(s):: Harvey, N. D., Craigon, P. J., Sommerville, R., McMillan, C., Green, M., England, G. C. W., Asher, L.
The ability to measure stable and consistent behavioral traits in dogs would facilitate selection and assessment of working dogs, such as guide dogs. Ideally, these measures should predict suitability for the working role from a young age. This study assessed test-retest reliability of a juvenile...
Aspects of juvenile and adolescent environment predict aggression and fear in 12-month-old guide dogs
| Contributor(s):: Serpell, J. A., Duffy, D. L.
Maturational changes in behavior, and the possible influence of the puppy-raising environment on behavioral development, were investigated in a total sample of 978 prospective guide dogs belonging to four different breeds/crosses. All dogs belonged to the same guide dog organization, and had...
The effect of animal-assisted therapy on nursing student anxiety: A randomized control study
| Contributor(s):: Anderson, D., Brown, S.
The Best Therapist Has Fur and Four Legs
| Contributor(s):: Jordyn Boesch, Sarah Boggs, Mark Campbell, Sarah Elam, Chelsea Hunley
Veterinary Education in Indiana: From Horses to Hogs to the Human-Animal Bond
| Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith
Though Purdue University’s first veterinary class graduated just over 50 years ago in 1963, there had been a long and vibrant history of veterinary education in the state of Indiana dating back to the 1890s when the Indiana Veterinary College was founded.
Barriers to inclusion: Service dog handlers in science laboratories
| Contributor(s):: Ramp, J., Parker, C. G., Rhodes, J. S., Malik, P.
Animals "R" Us: Egomorphism in/for Science and Environmental Education
| Contributor(s):: Monteiro, R., Reis, G.
Preparing for a student with a service animal
| Contributor(s):: Silbert-Flagg, J., Shilling, S. D., Lucas, L., Nolan, M. T., Lin, L., Bellefeuille, P., Foley, M., Mallareddy, D., Baker, D., D'Aoust, R.
Perceptions of Animal Assisted Reading and its Results Reported by Involved Children, Parents and Teachers of a Portuguese Elementary School
| Contributor(s):: Elsa Canelo
This article presents preliminary results of a longitudinal qualitative study of a small-sample trial of Animal Assisted Reading (AAR), designed to overcome reading difficulties of second grade children in an elementary school in Lisbon's outskirts, through reading sessions to a...