A Quantitative Assessment of Trainers-Dolphins’ Interactions in the Absence of Food Reward
| Contributor(s):: Platto, Sara, Serres, Agathe
All the studies that have considered the motivation of the dolphins to interact with their trainers as a possible welfare indicator have been carried out in facilities where the trainer-dolphin interactions (TDIs) sessions were reinforced with food. Therefore, in these specific circumstances,...
The consideration of animals within australian social work curriculum
| Contributor(s):: Duvnjak, Angella, Dent, Ashleigh
ABSTRACT There is growing impetus for social work to move beyond a human-centric social justice orientation to include the consideration of animals. Social work programs in Australia are currently not required to include content related to animals within the curricula and little is known about...
An Assessment of Scientific Evidence Relating to the Effect of Early Experience on the Risk of Human-Directed Aggression by Adult Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Baslington-Davies, Ann, Howell, Helen, Hogue, Todd E., Mills, Daniel S.
Human-directed aggression by domestic dogs is a major worldwide public health problem. The causes of aggression are complex, and research in this area often has to balance ecological validity with pragmatic controls; accordingly, it often does not meet the thresholds for quality typically used...
Including animals in sociology
| Contributor(s):: Koop-Monteiro, Y.
How do we include animals in sociology? Although sociology's initial avoidance of the nonhuman world may have been necessary to the field's development, recent scholarship - within mainstream sociology, environmental sociology and animal-centred research - is helping expand the...
Horses discriminate between human facial and vocal expressions of sadness and joy
| Contributor(s):: Jardat, Plotine, Liehrmann, Océane, Reigner, Fabrice, Parias, Céline, Calandreau, Ludovic, Lansade, Léa
Validation of the Brazilian Portuguese Dog-Owner Relationship Scale (DORS)
| Contributor(s):: Cabral, Francisco Giugliano de Souza, Resende, Briseida, Mariti, Chiara, Howell, Tiffani, Savalli, Carine
Living with Bees: A Look into The Relationships Between People and Native Bees in Western Nepal
| Contributor(s):: Alexandra Cobb
Nepal is home to four native species of bees and as many methods to produce and gather their honey. In recent decades, several domestic and international organizations and governments have researched bee populations and provided financial and technical support through subsidies, trainings, and...
Can Interacting with Animals Improve Executive Functions? A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Tepper, D., Shnookal, J., Howell, T., Bennett, P.
There has been growing interest in the potential benefits of using human-animal interactions to improve executive functions: cognitive processes that allow individuals to plan, solve problems, and self-regulate behaviour. To date, no comprehensive review has been conducted. The purpose of this...
Exploring the Role of Empathy as a Dual Mediator in the Relationship between Human-Pet Attachment and Quality of Life: A Survey Study among Adult Dog Owners
| Contributor(s):: Sung, J. Y., Han, J. S.
This study investigates the impact of empathy on the relationship between human-dog attachment and human quality of life. A survey involving 263 dog owners was conducted to gather data on attachment to dogs, empathy, and human quality of life in Korea. The findings indicate significant...
Human-Animal Interactions in Dairy Goats
| Contributor(s):: Carnovale, F., Marcone, G., Serrapica, F., Lambiase, C., Sabia, E., Arney, D., De Rosa, G.
It is widely assumed that the quality of human-animal interactions may have a strong impact on animals' living conditions and is fundamental to improving farm animal welfare. This work aims to evaluate the effectiveness of methods for assessing and monitoring the welfare of lactating goats....
Justifying Euthanasia: A Qualitative Study of Veterinarians' Ethical Boundary Work of "Good" Killing
| Contributor(s):: Bubeck, M. J.
(1) Veterinarians are regularly required to euthanize their "objects of care" as part of their work, which distinguishes them from other healthcare professionals. This paper examines how veterinarians navigate the ethical tensions inherent in euthanasia, particularly the collision...
Where does your dog live? Size, origin and aggressiveness predict dogs' developmental environment
| Contributor(s):: Generoso, Carolina, Resende, Briseida, Grassetto Teixeira da Cunha, Rogério, Savalli, Carine, Albuquerque, Natalia
Measuring the human–animal relationship in cows by avoidance distance at pasture
| Contributor(s):: Aubé, L., Mollaret, E., Mialon, M. M., Mounier, L., Veissier, I., de Boyer des Roches, A.
Children's Relationships with a Non-Vertebrate Animal: The Case of a Giant African Land Snail (Achatina fulica) at School
| Contributor(s):: Hirschenhauser, K., Brodesser, L.
Employing living animals in educational settings is popular and may assist learning. Human-animal relationships are considered fundamental for the effects of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) on successful learning. Key studies on AAI emphasize dogs, or other large-brained vertebrates, while...
Assessing preferences and motivations for owning exotic pets: Care matters
| Contributor(s):: Anna Hausmann, Gonzalo Cortés-Capano, Iain Fraser, Enrico Di Minin
Understanding drivers of demand for exotic pets may help inform adequate conservation strategies to address unsustainable trade. Here, we used a best-worst scaling approach to understand the variety of preferences and motivations for owning exotic pets. Respondents (316 from 33 countries)...
Factors influencing interactions in zoos: animal-keeper relationship, animal-public interactions and solitary animal groups
| Contributor(s):: S. Mazzola, M. Albertini
Interactions that animals experience can have a significant influence on their health and welfare. These interactions can occur between animals themselves, but also between animals and keepers, and animals and the public. Human and non-human animals come into contact with each other in a...
To Protect or to Kill? Environmental Contingent Self-Worth Moderates Death Prime Effects on Animal-Based Attitudes
| Contributor(s):: Fairlamb, S., Stan, A. E., Lovas, K.
Lifshin et al. found that death primes increased support for killing animals, suggesting that the killing of animals serves a terror management function. The present research adds to this by suggesting that protecting animals can also serve a terror management function when people see such...
Family Bonds with Pets and Mental Health during COVID-19 in Australia: A Complex Picture
| Contributor(s):: Bennetts, S. K., Howell, T., Crawford, S., Burgemeister, F., Burke, K., Nicholson, J. M.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the health-promoting features of human-animal relationships, particularly for families with children. Despite this, the World Health Organization's (1986) Ottawa Charter remains human-centric. Given the reciprocal health impacts of human-animal...
Not All Puppies and Sunshine: How Dog Keepers Cope with Dog-Related Problems in Dutch Society
| Contributor(s):: Ophorst, Susan, Aarts, Noelle, Bovenkerk, Bernice, Hopster, Hans
Zoonoses, biting incidents, hereditary problems, and other issues can threaten the welfare of both humans and dogs. The Dutch government and animal welfare organizations seem to have little effect in their campaigns to influence the behavior of (potential) dog keepers, who can experience...
Genetic and environmental parameters for behavioural responses towards humans in farmed ostriches
| Contributor(s):: Muvhali, Pfunzo T., Bonato, Maud, Engelbrecht, Anel, Malecki, Irek A., Cloete, Schalk W. P.