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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. Animal respresentations in linear rock art in the eastern Pyrenee: from the second Iron Age to the Middle Ages

    Contributor(s):: Campmajo, Pierre

  11. Horses and equestrian scenes in Iron Age rock art of the Iberian peninsula

    Contributor(s):: Ignacio Royo Guillen, Jose

  12. 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.

  13. Rock art from Houmian, Luristan province, Iran

    Contributor(s):: Remacle, Laurence, Lejeune, Marylise, Otte, Marcel, Adeli, Jaial

  14. The crested porcupine, Hystrix cristata L., 1758, in Italy

    Contributor(s):: Masseti, Marco, Albarella, Umberto, Mazzorin, Jacopo De Grossi

  15. The distribution and ethnozoology of frogs (and toad) in north-eastern Arnhem Land (Australia)

    Contributor(s):: Boll, Valérie

  16. The evolution of sheep and goat husbandry in central Anatolia

    Contributor(s):: Arbuckle, Benjamin S., Oeztan, Aliye, Guelcur, Sevil

  17. 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


    Contributor(s):: Arbuckle, Benjamin S., Makarewicz, Cheryl A., Atici, A. Levent

  19. Frederic Wood Jones' empathy with living creatures

    Contributor(s):: Christophers, B. E.

  20. 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...