The earliest domestic cat on the Silk Road
Contributor(s):: Haruda, A. F., Ventresca Miller, A. R., Paijmans, J. L. A., Barlow, A., Tazhekeyev, A., Bilalov, S., Hesse, Y., Preick, M., King, T., Thomas, R., Härke, H., Arzhantseva, I.
The Effects of Kinship, Reciprocity, and Conscious Deliberation on the Level of Concern for Non-Humans: How Our Psychology Affects Levels of Concern for Non-Humans
Contributor(s):: Barton Thompson, Cindy Quinter
As hunter-gatherers, it is unlikely that humans evolved psychological tendencies to extend high levels of concern for predator or prey species. Our coalitional psychology, which evolved to regulate human interactions with other humans, might be the basis for the extension of ethical concerns to...
Significant Neuroanatomical Variation Among Domestic Dog Breeds
Contributor(s):: Hecht, E. E., Smaers, J. B., Dunn, W. D., Kent, M., Preuss, T. M., Gutman, D. A.
Dogs (Canis familiaris) recognise our faces in photographs: implications for existing and future research
Contributor(s):: Eatherington, C. J., Mongillo, P., Looke, M., Marinelli, L.
An evolutionary point of view of animal ethics
Contributor(s):: Criscuolo, François, Sueur, Cédric
The observation that animals may respond to the emotional states of conspecific or even heterospecific individuals is not new. After more than one century, the need to define what exactly non-human animals are able to feel and—from this starting point—rethink the legal status and place of animals...
Is laterality adaptive? Pitfalls in disentangling the laterality-performance relationship
Contributor(s):: Paszulewicz, J., Wolski, P., Gajdek, M.
More eggs but less social and more fearful? Differences in behavioral traits in relation to the phylogenetic background and productivity level in laying hens
Contributor(s):: Dudde, Anissa, Schrader, Lars, Weigend, Steffen, Matthews, Lindsay R., Krause, E. Tobias
Different lines of laying hens have undergone a strong selection pressure for productivity traits, which has been proposed as a potential cause of undesirable side effects like behavioural disorders. One reason for such behavioral changes might be due to energy trade-offs, as high productive...
A Tinbergian review of self-injurious behaviors in laboratory rhesus macaques
Contributor(s):: Polanco, Andrea
Self-injurious behaviors (SIBs) are a welfare and practical concern in laboratory rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta), and may share a similar etiology to human SIBs. This review uses a Tinbergian perspective to investigate why rhesus monkeys perform SIBs. In addition to reviewing research...
Separation-related behaviour indicates the effect of functional breed selection in dogs (Canis familiaris)
Contributor(s):: Pongrácz, Péter, Gómez, Sara Alvarez, Lenkei, Rita
The domestication of dogs resulted in several fundamental behavioural changes as compared to their closest wild living relative, the wolf. While these characteristics are considered to be fairly robust across dogs, dog breeds themselves manifest apparently strong behavioural differences. Thus far...
Abnormal repetitive behaviours in captive birds: a Tinbergian review
Contributor(s):: Mellor, Emma, Brilot, Ben, Collins, Sarah
Abnormal repetitive behaviours (ARBs) are associated with past, or present, welfare problems and are common elements of the behavioural repertoire of some captive animals, including birds. Millions of birds from hundreds of species are held in various captive settings, yet most avian ARB research...
Behavioral synchronization and affiliation: Dogs exhibit human-like skills
Contributor(s):: Duranton, C., Gaunet, F.
Review of John Cartwright's Evolution and Human Behaviour: Darwinian Perspectives on the Human Condition
Contributor(s):: Gray, Peter B.
2017Human Nature : An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective281128-13210456767Springer Science & Business MediaNew Yorkhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12110-016-9281-8Englishtext
Cognition Regulated by Emotional Decision Making
Contributor(s):: Stefano, G. B.
A 'long-fuse domestication' of the horse? Tooth shape suggests explosive change in modern breeds compared to extinct populations and living Przewalski horses
Contributor(s):: Krish Seetah, Andrea Cardini, Graeme Barker
Archaeological and molecular data suggest that horses were domesticated comparatively recently, the genetic evidence indicating that this was from several maternal haplotypes but only a single paternal one. However, although central to our understanding of how humans and environmental conditions...
Coping strategies in captive capuchin monkeys ( Sapajus spp.)
Contributor(s):: Ferreira, R. G., Mendl, M., Wagner, P. G. C., Araujo, T., Nunes, D., Mafra, A. L.
Studies on diverse species indicate the existence of individual differences in stress coping strategies labelled as 'proactive' and 'reactive'. Identifying taxonomic distribution of such coping strategies is fundamental to evolutionary models and to management of captive animals. Capuchin monkeys...
On the moral status of humanized chimeras and the concept of human dignity
Contributor(s):: Ravelingien, A., Braeckman, J., Legge, M.
Ethics and Evolutionary Continuity: Comments on De Waal, Lyons, Moran, and Kraemer
Contributor(s):: Hawkins, R.
Response: What Does Evolutionary Theory Tell Us about the Moral Status of Animals?
Contributor(s):: Menta, Timothy
Parsimony, Evolution, and Animal Pain
Contributor(s):: Rosenfeld, Robert P.
The Possibility of an Evolutionary Semantics
Contributor(s):: Sheets-Johnstone, Maxine