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  1. "Don't be so Modest, You're a Rat": Anthropomorphism, Social Class, and Renegotiation in Ratatouille and Bee Movie

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    | Contributor(s):: Reuben Dylan Fong

    One of the common fantasy stories involving anthropomorphized nonhuman animals in animated children's films is of humans and animals discovering they can communicate as equals. The human-animal relationship in the premise of these films exemplifies the idea of questioning and renegotiating...

  2. Editorial: Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research: A Decade of Progress

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    | Contributor(s):: Sandra McCune, Peggy McCardle, James A. Griffin, Layla Esposito, Karyl Hurley, Regina Bures, Katherine A. Kruger

  3. Zooarchaeology of the Modern Era: An Introduction

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    | Contributor(s):: Tourigny, E., Gordon, R.

    The last 500 years is characterized by immense socioeconomic and environmental transformations on a global scale. Animals were significantly affected by these processes but were also central to many of the transformations that shaped the modern world. While there has been a growing number...

  4. Speciesism in everyday language

    | Contributor(s):: Leach, S., Kitchin, A. P., Sutton, R. M., Dhont, K.

  5. Horses form cross-modal representations of adults and children

    | Contributor(s):: Jardat, Plotine, Ringhofer, Monamie, Yamamoto, Shinya, Gouyet, Chloé, Degrande, Rachel, Parias, Céline, Reigner, Fabrice, Calandreau, Ludovic, Lansade, Léa

  6. Breed group differences in the unsolvable problem task: Herding dogs prefer their owner, while solitary hunting dogs seek stranger proximity

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    | Contributor(s):: Van Poucke, Enya, Höglin, Amanda, Jensen, Per, Roth, Lina S. V.

    The communicating skills of dogs are well documented and especially their contact-seeking behaviours towards humans. The aim of this study was to use the unsolvable problem paradigm to investigate differences between breed groups in their contact-seeking behaviours towards their owner and a...

  7. Classic Psychedelics and Human-Animal Relations

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    | Contributor(s):: Pöllänen, E., Osika, W., Stenfors, C. U. D., Simonsson, O.

    Previous research has found associations between classic psychedelic use and nature-relatedness, but the link between classic psychedelic use and human-animal relations remains largely unexplored. Using data representative of the US adult population, with regard to age, sex and ethnicity (N =...

  8. Why Do People Want Dogs? A Mixed-Methods Study of Motivations for Dog Acquisition in the United Kingdom

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    | Contributor(s):: Holland, K. E., Mead, R., Casey, R. A., Upjohn, M. M., Christley, R. M.

    With an estimated 12. 5 million dogs in the UK alone, many people acquire a dog at some point during their lives. However, there are gaps in understanding about why UK owners decide to get dogs. Using a mixed-methods convergent design, this study identified the reasoning behind dog acquisition...

  9. Characterizing Human–Dog Attachment Relationships in Foster and Shelter Environments as a Potential Mechanism for Achieving Mutual Wellbeing and Success

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren E. Thielke, Monique A.R. Udell

    This study aimed to characterize attachment relationships between humans and dogs living in animal shelters or foster homes, and to contextualize these relationships in the broader canine attachment literature. In this study, 21 pairs of foster dogs and foster volunteers and 31 pairs of shelter...

  10. Hope & Serenity Farm Sanctuary

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    We are a private, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a beautiful, loving environment that encourages relationships between our sanctuary animals and the people who visit them. 

  11. Shared Identity of Horses and Men in Oromia, Ethiopia

    | Contributor(s):: Baynes-Rock, Marcus, Teressa, Tigist

  12. Pampered pets or poor bastards? The welfare of dogs kept as companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Meyer, Iben, Forkman, Björn, Fredholm, Merete, Glanville, Carmen, Guldbrandtsen, Bernt, Ruiz Izaguirre, Eliza, Palmer, Clare, Sandøe, Peter

    Over the past two centuries, the typical life of dogs has changed dramatically, especially in the Global North. Dogs have moved into human homes, becoming human companions. In many respects, this change seems to have led to improvements in dog welfare. However, the shift into family homes from...

  13. Predictors for plumage damage and bloody lesions indicative of feather pecking in pullets reared in aviaries

    | Contributor(s):: Mels, Caroline, Niebuhr, Knut, Futschik, Andreas, Rault, Jean-Loup, Waiblinger, Susanne

    Feather pecking remains a serious problem in poultry farming. This study aimed to identify risk factors for plumage damage as a proxy for feather pecking, and the predictive value of practical animal-based parameters. Data were collected in 100 flocks on 28 rearing farms in Austria, recording...

  14. Ambiguity, Ambivalence, and Affective Encounters: An Ethnographic Account of Medical Detection Dog–Trainer Relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Holland, Katrina E.

    A relatively novel application of dogs’ olfactory capabilities involves training them to detect and alert to the odor of human diseases. Drawing on research using ethnographic methods of participant observation and semi-structured interviews at two medical detection dog training and research...

  15. Humans and Goats: Improving Knowledge for a Better Relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Celozzi, Stefania, Battini, Monica, Prato-Previde, Emanuela, Mattiello, Silvana

    There is consensus that the quality of the human–animal relationship (HAR) is relevant to guarantee appropriate levels of animal welfare. Given the impact that HAR may have on both goats and human beings, the aim of the present review is to elucidate: (1) how humans and goats communicate;...

  16. Bigotry and the human–animal divide: (Dis)belief in human evolution and bigoted attitudes across different cultures

    | Contributor(s):: Syropoulos, Stylianos, Lifshin, Uri, Greenberg, Jeff, Horner, Dylan E., Leidner, Bernhard

  17. Wanna See My Dog Pic? A Comparative Observational Study of the Presentation of Animals on Online Dating Profiles in Vienna and Tokyo

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    | Contributor(s):: Dürnberger, Christian, Springer, Svenja

    Online dating applications offer new ways for people to search for social contacts. While previous studies have indicated that the inclusion of animals in profiles can increase users’ dating success rates, the question of how many users display animals, and what kinds of animals are shown...

  18. Perceived Similarity of the Self to Animals, Creativity, and Anxiety-: A Terror Management Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Lifshin, U., Greenberg, J., Syropoulos, S., Leidner, B., Helm, P. J., Sullivan, D., Horner, D., Mikulincer, M.

  19. Re-Evaluating Captive Chimpanzee "Dominance": Dominance Hierarchy and Chimpanzee-Caregiver Relationships at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

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    | Contributor(s):: Jake Alan Funkhouser

    This thesis is composed of two journal-ready articles and an accompanying appendix with additional data and interpretation. Overall, this thesis describes and statistically analyzes dominance relationships in two nonhuman primate groups with novel methods, possible correlations between...

  20. Can a dog be jealous?

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    | Contributor(s):: Yaoguang Jiang, Annamarie W. Huttunen, Michael L. Platt

    Whether humans alone experience complex emotions like jealousy or envy remains hotly debated, partly because of the difficulty of measuring them without a verbal report. Cook, Berns and colleagues use functional brain imaging to identify in dogs neural responses very similar to those evoked by...