Veterinary Behavior: Assessment of Veterinarians' Training, Experience, and Comfort Level with Cases
Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Hellyer, P. W., Rishniw, M., Schoenfeld-Tacher, R.
Best Practice in Supporting Professional Identity Formation: Use of a Professional Reasoning Framework
Contributor(s):: Armitage-Chan, E.
The effects of a therapy dog vs mindfulness vs a student advisor on student anxiety and well-being
Contributor(s):: Spruin, E., Dempster, T., Islam, S., Raybould, I.
Inside the Yellow Rectangle: An Analysis of Nonhuman Animal Representations on National Geographic Kids Magazine Covers
Contributor(s):: Vrla, Stephen, Whitley, Cameron T., Kalof, Linda
Nonhuman animals play significant roles in children’s lives. While research into children’s relationships with animals is thriving, an overlooked area is children’s vicarious experience of animals through realistic representations in nonfiction books, magazines, and other media. We used content...
An Investigation of Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Animals and Empathy Toward Humans: Implications for Humane Education Development
Contributor(s):: Fung, Suk Chun, Zhou, Sili
In the last 20 years, humane education (HE) has undergone a paradigm shift from a simple animal welfare education model to a teacher-led positive education approach that cultivates kindness, love, and empathy in children and youth. While teachers’ humane attitudes are considered a prerequisite...
Behavioural fever, fish welfare and what farmers and fishers know
Contributor(s):: Huntingford, Felicity, Rey, Sonia, Quaggiotto, Maria-Martina
In this article we first describe briefly how, like other ectotherms, wild fish promote effective functioning (for example, digestion and reproductive maturation) by moving through the temperature gradients that they experience in their natural habitats (showing behavioural thermoregulation). We...
Animals and SEX EDUCATION
Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
Animals and SEX EDUCATIONYou really want to have grandchildren and play grandpa, don't you? But not at thirty-five. What human didactics can help you, your family and the whole society?Sex. Everyone does it, everyone talks about it. It serves as a sales pitch for any type of product....
Methodological and Terminological Issues in Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Umbrella Review of Systematic Reviews
Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Dice, F., Carratu, R. C., Amato, A., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.
Terapias asistidas por animales, entorno escolar y terapia ocupacional: scoping review
| Contributor(s):: Sheila González Lage
Introducción: El uso que los seres humanos han hecho de los animales, ha ido variando a lo largo del tiempo, hasta originar lo que hoy en día se denominan Terapias Asistidas por Animales (TAA). Los numerosos beneficios que tienen, especialmente sobre niños y...
Effectiveness of conservation education at the Chattanooga Zoo
| Contributor(s):: Luke Allen Black
Conservation is the central focus of many modern zoos and aquariums. These zoos incorporate guest education to facilitate a connection between zoo guests and animal conservation. I conducted a study at the Chattanooga Zoo and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga which examined two modern...
It's All Happening at the Zoo: Children's Environmental Learning after School
| Contributor(s):: Jason A. Douglas, Cindi Katz
Pairing dynamic out-of-school-time (OST) programs with zoos can encourage young people's relationships with and sense of responsibility for animals and the environment. The project presented in this article, Animal Rescuers, gave the authors the opportunity to examine how such a pairing can...
How Does the Presence of a Live Animal Affect the Millennial Generation's Attitudes towards Zoos and Species Conservation?
| Contributor(s):: Lauren E. Sommers
Zoos and aquariums have unique opportunities to educate the public utilizing human-animal interactions. Many zoos claim success in educating their audiences and inspiring pro-conservation outcomes, but little research exists to confirm this. Existing research focuses on family members and...
Animals in Research and Education: Ethical Issues
| Contributor(s):: Laura Jane Bishop, Anita Lonnes Nolen
Scientific inquiry is inexorably tied to animal experimentation in the popular imagination and human history. Many, if not most, of the spectacular innovations in the medical understanding and treatment of today’s human maladies have been based on research using animals. However, the use...
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...
Assessing Effectiveness of a Nonhuman Animal Welfare Education Program for Primary School Children
| Contributor(s):: Hawkins, Roxanne D., Williams, Joanne M., Animals, Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Nonhuman animal welfare education aims to promote positive relationships between children and animals and thus improve animal welfare, yet few scientific evaluations of these programs exist. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an education program developed by the Scottish Society...
Children’s Welfare Knowledge of and Empathy with Farm Animals: A Qualitative Study
| Contributor(s):: Burich, Lisbeth, Williams, Joanne M.
Public concern for farm animal welfare is increasing in the UK, as is evidenced by recent legislation. Calls have been made to enhance awareness of food, farming, and farm animal welfare among school children, yet educators have very little research available to aid meaningful design of farm...
Low-Ability Secondary School Students Show Emotional, Motivational, and Performance Benefits when Reading to a Dog Versus a Teacher
| Contributor(s):: Barber, Olivia, Proops, Leanne
Some research shows that reading to a dog can positively impact both reading attainment and attitude to reading in school children; however, most research to date has focused on primary school-aged children (4–11 years). In this study we used a series of comparisons to assess the immediate...
Visitor Perceptions of Nature Conservation at Helsinki Zoo
| Contributor(s):: Ojalammi, Sanna, Nygren, Nina V.
These days zoos often claim that their main objective is the promotion of nature conservation and that they strive to educate their visitors about animals and nature conservation. But how do zoo visitors themselves perceive this emphasis on conservation education? In order to determine how...
Adolescents’ Experience and Knowledge of, and Attitudes toward, Bees: Implications and Recommendations for Conservation
| Contributor(s):: Silva, Alexandra, Minor, Emily S.
Invertebrates are generally regarded with apathy, distaste, and fear in Western society. These negative sentiments likely contribute to the disparity in wildlife conservation efforts, which largely favor vertebrate organisms. Bees represent one of the most ecologically and economically important...