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  1. From zoogeography to animal geography: the spatial commodification of animals

    Contributor(s):: Chris Mayda

    Zoogeography developed as a Newtonian/Cartesian science in the early nineteenth  century as descriptive classification. After Darwin it evolved into biogeography, an  explanatory, then predictive science, often aligned with and even indistinguishable from  ecology. As a science,...

  2. RandAgiamo TM, a pilot project increasing adoptability of shelter dogs in the Umbria Region (Italy)

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    | Contributor(s):: Menchetti, L., Mancini, S., Catalani, M. C., Boccini, B., Diverio, S.

    Current Italian legislation does not permit euthanasia of dogs, unless they are ill or dangerous. Despite good intentions and ethical benefits, this "no-kill policy" has caused a progressive overpopulation of dogs in shelters, due to abandonment rates being higher than adoption rates....

  3. Ancient camelids in the Old World - between Arabia and Europe

    | Contributor(s):: Mashkour, M., Beech, M.

    This special issue contains topics on the history, use and value of camels in different areas of the world, including Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Romania, Hungary and Serbia.

  4. Camels from Roman imperial sites in Serbia

    | Contributor(s):: Vukovic-Bogdanovic, S., Blazic, S.

    This paper presents camel remains identified in Roman sites in Serbia. The remains originate from Viminacium, the capital of Roman province Moesia, and from the 3rd-4th century Villa rustica in the locality of Vranj, in the province of Pannonia. In Viminacium, they were found in a 4th century...

  5. Camels in Romania

    | Contributor(s):: Balasescu, A.

    A large number of animal remains (186 pieces) were accidentally discovered in 2008, during construction works on a private property in Agighiol village (Tulcea County), in an area previously unknown to have archaeological relevance. This material led to the identification of camel remains (155...

  6. Camels, donkeys and caravan trade: an emerging context from Baraqish, ancient Yathill (Wadi al-Jawf, Yemen)

    | Contributor(s):: Fedele, F. G.

    Work at Baraqish/Yathill in 2005-06 has produced sequences encompassing the Sabaean (13th-6th centuries BC) and Minaean/Arab ( c. 550 BC-AD 1) occupations. Abundant animal remains were retrieved and contexts of use and discard were obtained. Camels and donkeys are studied together as pack...

  7. Caravans, camel wrestling and cowrie shells: towards a social zooarchaeology of camel hybridization in Anatolia and adjacent regions

    | Contributor(s):: Cakirlar, C., Berthon, R.

    Hybrid camels, intentional crosses between dromedaries and bactrian camels, are prized for their robustness and endurance. They were the prime vehicles of short and long distance caravan trade in a large area between Greece and Mongolia until the whole-scale introduction of motorized transport....

  8. The camel remains from site HD-6 (Ra's al-Hadd, Sultanate of Oman): an opportunity for a critical review of dromedary findings in eastern Arabia

    | Contributor(s):: Curci, A., Carletti, M., Tosi, M.

    Bone remains of camel ( Camelus dromedarius) have been found in several sites of south-eastern Arabia, dating from the Late Holocene period to the Bronze Age, and generally attributed to wild animals. The new camel finds from the Early Bronze Age site of Ra's al-Hadd (HD-6) - dated with...

  9. The camel today: assets and potentials

    | Contributor(s):: Faye, B.

    Although they quantitatively only take a marginal place amongst domestic herbivores (only 0.4% of world domestic herbivores), the large camelids (dromedary and Bactrian) are present in almost all the arid lands of the old world (except in Southern Africa), a widespread area of over 35 millions km...

  10. La relación hombre-ave en el siglo XVI. Crónicas y arqueozoología en el centro de México

    | Contributor(s):: Corona M, Eduardo

  11. "Support your local invasive species": animal protection rhetoric and nonnative species

    | Contributor(s):: Seymour, M.

  12. A note on using a laser-based technique for recording of behaviour and location of free-ranging animals

    | Contributor(s):: Fehmi, J. S., Laca, E. A.

    We developed a precise, remote (up to 300 m) observation system to record animal location and behaviour that requires no animal handling or disruption of the normal environment. Our system, combining a survey laser and a laptop, also allows recording of observed animal behaviour from seconds to...

  13. Social and environmental factors influence cattle distribution on rangeland

    | Contributor(s):: Howery, L. D., Provenza, F. D., Banner, R. E., Scott, C. B.

    The distribution patterns of cattle dams (and foster dams) and their offspring while grazing a 1030-ha (about 3 km by 5 km) allotment was studied during the summers of 1990-1993 in Idaho, USA. The primary objective in this 4-year field study was to determine whether yearling and adult offspring...

  14. Attitudes towards dogs: a study of university students in Japan and the UK

    | Contributor(s):: Miura, A., Bradshaw, J. W. S., Tanida, H.

    The attitudes of 229 (142 females, 87 males) Japanese and 212 (131 females, 81 males) British students towards dogs were measured using a questionnaire comprising 46, seven-point Likert scale items, taking the cultures of both Japan and the UK into consideration. Their responses were separately...

  15. Cooperative fishing interactions between Aboriginal Australians and dolphins in eastern Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Neil, D. T.

    Published eyewitness accounts and stories from Aboriginal Australians are used to provide an overview of the geographical extent and characteristics of cooperative fishing between Aboriginal Australians and dolphins in eastern Australia. These sources indicate that cooperative fishing was...

  16. Development of an item scale to assess attitudes towards domestic dogs in the United Republic of Tanzania

    | Contributor(s):: Knobel, D. L., Laurenson, K. M., Kazwala, R. R., Cleaveland, S.

    Domestic dogs are important sources of rabies exposure for humans in the developing world. Control of the disease in endemic areas relies on the vaccination of owned dogs, and thus owners' attitudes and behaviour towards household dogs may be of relevance to rabies control programmes. However,...

  17. Influence of herd size on human-cow relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Waiblinger, S., Menke, C.

    Large herds pose the risk of worsening human-cattle relationships by reducing human contact and thus increasing the risk of accidents. In a survey on 35 dairy farms in Switzerland and Germany, different aspects of human-cow relationships were investigated. The effects of size of herd compared to...

  18. Owning a pet: a comparison of Malaysian and Thai pet and non-pet owner's mental health

    | Contributor(s):: Cheong, S. K., Teoh, H. J., Suttiwan, P. C., Borvonsin, V.

    The mental health status of 400 pet and non-pet owners in Malaysia and Thailand were compared. Whilst no significant differences were observed on global scores of self-esteem and self-efficacy, it was observed that trends indicated slightly better mental health amongst pet owners. In terms of...