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  1. How happy is your pet? The problem o f subjectivity i n the assessment companion animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Serpell, J. A.

  2. Conceptualising dog owner motivations: The Pet Care Competency model and role of 'duty of care'

    Contributor(s):: Glanville, C. R., Hemsworth, P. H., Coleman, G. J.

  3. Empathy towards animals and belief in animal-human-continuity in Italian veterinary students

    Contributor(s):: Colombo, E. S., Pelosi, A., Prato-Previde, E.

  4. Farmer attitudes to injurious pecking in laying hens and to potential control strategies

    Contributor(s):: Palczynski, L. J., Buller, H., Lambton, S. L., Weeks, C. A.

  5. The relationship between working horse welfare state and their owners' empathy level and perception of equine pain

    Contributor(s):: Luna, D., Vasquez, R. A., Yanez, J. M., Tadich, T.

  6. Kill Your Favorite Dish: Examining the Role of New Carnivorism in Perpetuating Meat Eating

    Contributor(s):: Madsen, Mathias Elrød, Leth-Espensen, Marie

  7. Robot Dog Intervention with the Golden Pup: Activating Social and Empathy Experiences of Elderly People as Part of Intergenerational Interaction

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    | Contributor(s):: Pirita Ihamäki, Katriina Heljakka

    This paper takes an interest in examining the potential of robotic pet toys as social companions, which activate the social and empathy experiences of the elderly and by doing so, increase their wellbeing. In order to study the benefits of using Golden Pup, a commercial robot dog, we designed...

  8. Painting with Horses Towards Interspecies Response-ability: Non-human Charisma as Material Affect

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    | Contributor(s):: Madeleine Boyd

    Leading up to the 2014 Melbourne Cup three communication modes were employed by unrelated horse welfare activists to raise awareness of cruelty in the racing industry. The intention to increase empathy with horses ties together these efforts, which are characterised as written, visual and...

  9. The Relationship Between Animal Bonding and Empathy in Preadolescent Children

    | Contributor(s):: Eileen Marzullo

  10. Associations Between Pet Ownership and Attitudes Toward Pets With Youth Socioemotional Outcomes

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristen C. Jacobson, Laura Chang

    Evidence regarding the effects of pet ownership and related variables on youth socioemotional development is mixed. Inconsistencies across studies may be due to a variety of factors, including the use of different outcomes measured across studies, small potential effect sizes, and use of...

  11. The Adolescent's Relationship with Animals: Empathy, Mental Health, and Animal Bonding

    | Contributor(s):: Alexis C. N. Reddig

  12. Koi (Cyprinus rubrofuscus) Seek Out Tactile Interaction with Humans: General Patterns and Individual Differences

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    | Contributor(s):: Fife-Cook, I., Franks, B.

    The study of human-animal interactions has provided insights into the welfare of many species. To date, however, research has largely focused on human relationships with captive mammals, with relatively little exploration of interactions between humans and other vertebrates, despite non-mammals...

  13. Human Helping of Animals: What Motivates It?

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren E. Highfill, Mark H. Davis

    While considerable research has been carried out to understand helping offered to other humans, relatively little research has focused specifically on the motivations underlying helping for animals. It is possible that the social psychological helping literature may help shed light on the...

  14. The Relationship Between Humane Interactions with Animals, Empathy, and Prosocial Behavior among Children

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    | Contributor(s):: Matthew Wice, Namrata Goyal, Nicole Forsyth, Karly Noel, Emanuele Castano

    We investigated the relationship between empathy, prosocial behavior, and frequency of humane interactions with animals among 3rd grade children (n = 158).  We measured the frequency of humane interactions with animals via the Children's Treatment of Animals Questionnaire (Thompson...

  15. Revisiting a Link: Animal Abuse, Bullying, and Empathy in Australian Youth

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    | Contributor(s):: Denise Parkes, Tania Signal

    Experience of deliberate animal harm has been found to be a risk factor for school-based violence and later criminality. However, much of the extant research is based on retrospective or caregiver reports with few studies surveying youth directly. The aim of the current study was to address...

  16. Online support networks: the kindness of pet-loving strangers

  17. Factors that Influence Farmers' Views on Farm Animal Welfare: A Semi-Systematic Review and Thematic Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Balzani, A., Hanlon, A.

  18. 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...

  19. Demographics Regarding Belief in Non-Human Animal Sentience and Emotional Empathy with Animals: A Pilot Study among Attendees of an Animal Welfare Symposium

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    | Contributor(s):: Amelia Cornish, Bethany Wilson, David Raubenheimer, Paul McGreevy

    Attitudes to animals are linked to beliefs about their ability to experience pain and suffering, their cognition, and their sentience. Education and awareness-raising play a pivotal role in increasing society’s consideration of non-human animal welfare. The current pilot study explores...

  20. Empathy in dogs: With a little help from a friend – a mixed blessing

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    | Contributor(s):: Sabrina Karl, Ludwig Huber

    Kujala (2017) presents an extensive overview of existing research on canine emotions in comparison to those of other non-human animals and humans. This commentary provides some additional research results on the intensively debated field of empathy in dogs. We focus on recent advances in...