Emily Dickinson had a dog: an interpretation of the human-dog bond
Contributor(s):: Adams, M.
The study examines selected letters and poems of the poet Emily Dickinson to better understand the relationship between Dickinson and her Newfoundland dog Carlo. Citations from these sources indicate that Carlo helped Dickinson feel protected, that his presence soothed her anxiety, and that she...
Leading and organizing social change for companion animals
Contributor(s):: Hamilton, F. E.
Governmental agencies and shelters are charged with controlling the animal overpopulation problem, and historically they have accomplished this by euthanizing companion animals. Community-wide efforts in diverse locations, however, have implemented creative strategies that have dramatically...
The origin of the dog revisited
Contributor(s):: Koler-Matznick, J.
The most widely accepted hypothesis of the origin of the dog, Canis familiaris, is that the dog is a domesticated grey wolf, Canis lupus. This paper reviews the evidence for this conclusion, finds many unanswered questions and conceptual gaps in the wolf origin hypothesis, and explores the...
The public face of zoos: images of entertainment, education and conservation
Contributor(s):: Carr, N., Cohen, S.
The contemporary justification for zoos is based on their ability to act as sites of wildlife conservation. Alongside this is the reality that zoos have historically been defined as sites for the entertainment of the general public and continue to be dependent on the revenue raised through...
Understanding Nazi animal protection and the holocaust
Contributor(s):: Arluke, A., Sax, B.
It is well known that the Nazis treated human beings with extreme cruelty but it less widely recognized that the Nazis also took some pains to develop and pass extensive animal protection laws. How could the Nazis have professed such concern for animals while treating humans so badly? It would be...
Where have all the monkeys gone? The changing nature of the Monkey Temple at Bristol Zoo
Contributor(s):: Shapland, A.
Built in 1928, the domed structure once called the Monkey Temple still stands in Bristol Zoo, UK, the architecture preserved by planning regulations, but the enclosure remodelled and rebranded as the Smarty Plants exhibit. Its transformation is used as an archaeological case study to illustrate...
Could empathy for animals have been an adaptation in the evolution of Homo sapiens ?
Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, J. W. S., Paul, E. S.
In humans, empathy has emotional and cognitive components, both of which are linked to caring and nurturant behaviour. Variations in each of these facets of empathy were likely to have been accessible to natural selection during the evolution of Homo, although the likely details of their...
Factors affecting time to adoption of dogs re-homed by a charity in the UK
Contributor(s):: Diesel, G., Smith, H., Pfeiffer, D. U.
The objective of this retrospective cohort study was to determine the factors affecting the time until adoption of dogs re-homed by Dogs Trust, a UK charity. There were 13,338 records included in the study, representing 11,663 dogs. Data were extracted from the Dogs Trust's database between...
Fecundity and population viability in female zoo elephants: problems and possible solutions
Contributor(s):: Clubb, R., Rowcliffe, M., Lee, P., Mar, K. U., Moss, C., Mason, G. J.
We previously reported that African (Loxodonta africana) and Asian (Elephas maximus) female elephants in European zoos have shorter adult lifespans than protected conspecifics in range countries. This effect was the cause of greatest concern in Asian elephants, and risk factors within this...
Animal respresentations in linear rock art in the eastern Pyrenee: from the second Iron Age to the Middle Ages
Contributor(s):: Campmajo, Pierre
Horses and equestrian scenes in Iron Age rock art of the Iberian peninsula
Contributor(s):: Ignacio Royo Guillen, Jose
La Fragua Cave, a seasonal hunting camp in the lower Ason Valley (Cantabria, Spain) at the Pleistocene-Holocene transition
Contributor(s):: Marin Arroyo, Ana Belen, Gonzalez Morales, Manuel R.
Rock art from Houmian, Luristan province, Iran
Contributor(s):: Remacle, Laurence, Lejeune, Marylise, Otte, Marcel, Adeli, Jaial
The crested porcupine, Hystrix cristata L., 1758, in Italy
Contributor(s):: Masseti, Marco, Albarella, Umberto, Mazzorin, Jacopo De Grossi
The distribution and ethnozoology of frogs (and toad) in north-eastern Arnhem Land (Australia)
Contributor(s):: Boll, Valérie
The evolution of sheep and goat husbandry in central Anatolia
Contributor(s):: Arbuckle, Benjamin S., Oeztan, Aliye, Guelcur, Sevil
Why did the Bible of the Seventy translate the zemer of Deuteronomy into kamelopardalis? Reflections on the symbolic and food statute of the giraffe
Contributor(s):: Buquet, Thierry
ZOOARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO NEAR EASTERN PREHISTORY Foreword
Contributor(s):: Arbuckle, Benjamin S., Makarewicz, Cheryl A., Atici, A. Levent
Frederic Wood Jones' empathy with living creatures
Contributor(s):: Christophers, B. E.
The interactions between humans and animals: the contribution of ethnozoology
Contributor(s):: Santos-Fita, D., Costa Neto, E. M.
This review discusses the variety of interactions established between human cultures and animals is approached through the perspective of ethnozoology. As a branch of ethnobiology, ethnozoology investigates the knowledge, uses, and significance of animals in human societies. The following...