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  1. Cat culture, human culture: an ethnographic study of a cat shelter

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    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...

  2. "I fell in love with Carlos the meerkat" :engagement and detachment in human-animal relations

    Contributor(s):: Candea, Matei

  3. 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'...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. 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

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. An attachment perspective on human

    Contributor(s):: Zilcha-Mano, Sigal, Mikulincer, Mario, Shaver, Phillip R.

  10. 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...

  11. An evaluation on aggressive behaviours of pet animals in Turkey

    Contributor(s):: Yigit, A., Turkmenoglu, E.

  12. 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...

  13. Animal assisted therapy Part 1: Physical therapy and rehabilitation

    Contributor(s):: Reynolds, A.

  14. Animal Consciousness from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

    Contributor(s):: Edgecombe, Rodney Stenning

  15. 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.

  16. Animal tales: Pigs, people, and pigoons

    Contributor(s):: Tiffin, Helen, Simmons, Laurence, Armstrong, Philip

  17. Animal tales: Tails within tales

    Contributor(s):: Boyd, Brian, Simmons, Laurence, Armstrong, Philip

  18. Animal tales: Walking the dog

    Contributor(s):: Wedde, Ian, Simmons, Laurence, Armstrong, Philip

  19. Animal Trouble and Urban Anxiety: Human–Animal Interaction in Post–Earth Day Seattle

    Contributor(s):: Sanders, Jeffrey C.

  20. Animal versus human consciousness: assessing evidence for animal consciousness: the question of episodic memory

    Contributor(s):: Droege, Paula, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.