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Cat culture, human culture: an ethnographic study of a cat shelter
Contributor(s):: J. M Alger, S. F Alger
This study explores the value of traditional ethnographic methods in sociology for the study of human-animal and animal-animal interactions and culture. Itargues that some measure of human-animal intersubjectivity is possible and that the method of participant observation is best suited to...
"I fell in love with Carlos the meerkat" :engagement and detachment in human-animal relations
Contributor(s):: Candea, Matei
A longitudinal test of the belief that companion animal ownership can help reduce loneliness
Contributor(s):: Gilbey, A., McNicholas, J., Collis, G. M.
The widely held belief that companion animal ownership can help to reduce loneliness was tested using a quasi-experimental longitudinal design. Over a six-month period, 59 participants completed the UCLA-Loneliness Scale when they were seeking to acquire a companion animal. Participants'...
A note on the relationships between visitor interest and characteristics of the mammal exhibits in Recife Zoo, Brazil
Contributor(s):: Silva, M. A. M. da, Silva, J. M. C. da
There are few quantitative studies on visitor's behaviour towards animal exhibits in zoos. We evaluated the popularity of mammal exhibits of a small tropical zoo at Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, and correlated it with some characteristics of the exhibits (number of individuals within the exhibit,...
A note: the effects of human handling on heart girth, behaviour and milk quality in dairy goats
Contributor(s):: Jackson, K. M. A., Hackett, D.
Research on cattle, lambs and pigs suggests that when animals do not receive positive physical attention ("gentling") from their stockpersons, they become fearful, stressed, less productive, and less healthy overall. The purpose of this experiment was to examine the effects that positive human...
A preliminary study of the effects of handling type on horses
Contributor(s):: Fureix, Carole, Pagès, Magali, Bon, Richard, Lassalle, Jean-Michel, Kuntz, Philippe, Gonzalez, Georges
A village dog is not a stray : human-dog interactions in coastal Mexico
Contributor(s):: Eliza Ruiz Izaguirre
Dogs (Canis familiaris) are considered one of the most numerous carnivores worldwide. Although in the Global North dogs are popular companions, that live inside homes, about 80% of the dogs in the world are village dogs. Village dogs are typically free-roaming, scavenge refuse around human...
Adopting shelter dogs: owner experiences of the first month post-adoption
Contributor(s):: Marston, L. C., Bennett, P. C., Coleman, G. J.
A number of studies have examined factors associated with the relinquishment of pet dogs to animal welfare shelters. In Australia, however, there has been little investigation of new owners' experiences when they subsequently adopt one of these dogs. To address this, telephone interviews were...
An attachment perspective on human
Contributor(s):: Zilcha-Mano, Sigal, Mikulincer, Mario, Shaver, Phillip R.
An aversive milker causes fear, but does not influence milk yield of Holstein cows
Contributor(s):: Hotzel, M. J., Machado Filho, L. C. P., Yunes, M. C., Silveira, M. C. A. C. da
In the present study, the hypothesis that fear of humans is long-lasting and may influence milk production in Holstein-Friesian cows was tested. One person (the aversive handler) carried out two daily sessions of an aversive treatment during 21 days, where each cow received two slaps on the rump...
An evaluation on aggressive behaviours of pet animals in Turkey
Contributor(s):: Yigit, A., Turkmenoglu, E.
An exploratory model of dog disciplining
Contributor(s):: Ben-Michael, J., Korzilius, H., Felling, A., Vossen, J.
This study examines the possible relationships among dog owners' perceptions of, and emotional and behavioral responses to, problematic situations involving their dogs, and investigates differences in these in different subgroups of owners. The dominant sequence of the interaction is defined as...
Animal assisted therapy Part 1: Physical therapy and rehabilitation
Contributor(s):: Reynolds, A.
Animal Consciousness from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century
Contributor(s):: Edgecombe, Rodney Stenning
Animal ethics: is it applied in Colombia? [Spanish]
Contributor(s):: Montes, V. D., Ossa, V. J. de la, Fernandez, Q. A.
This article discusses the man-centered (anthropocentric), animal-centered (zoocentric) and life-centered (biocentric) aspects of bioethics, with emphasis on the moral status and welfare of animals in Colombia.
Animal tales: Pigs, people, and pigoons
Contributor(s):: Tiffin, Helen, Simmons, Laurence, Armstrong, Philip
Animal tales: Tails within tales
Contributor(s):: Boyd, Brian, Simmons, Laurence, Armstrong, Philip
Animal tales: Walking the dog
Contributor(s):: Wedde, Ian, Simmons, Laurence, Armstrong, Philip
Animal Trouble and Urban Anxiety: Human–Animal Interaction in Post–Earth Day Seattle
Contributor(s):: Sanders, Jeffrey C.
Animal versus human consciousness: assessing evidence for animal consciousness: the question of episodic memory
Contributor(s):: Droege, Paula, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.