Shared Identity of Horses and Men in Oromia, Ethiopia
Contributor(s):: Baynes-Rock, Marcus, Teressa, Tigist
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...
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...
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...
Humans and Goats: Improving Knowledge for a Better Relationship
| 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;...
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
Wanna See My Dog Pic? A Comparative Observational Study of the Presentation of Animals on Online Dating Profiles in Vienna and Tokyo
| 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...
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.
Can a dog be jealous?
| 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...
Animals and Humans on Stage: Live Performances at Sea World on the Gold Coast
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca Scollen
The purpose of this study is to investigate animal and human relations as constructed, and as demonstrated, through the live performances at Sea World on the Gold Coast, Australia. Particular attention is placed upon the meanings generated by the intersection of the starring animals and humans...
If the World Was Ending: Companion Animals and Their Guardians in COVID-19 Times
| Contributor(s):: Yahaira Segarra-González, Liza M. Meléndez-Samó
This research aimed to quantitatively explore various elements related to people living with companion animals during the COVID-19 emergency lockdown in Puerto Rico. Among the variables studied are guardians’ gender, age, animal species, time spent per day with the companion animal,...
The Role of Animal Ownership for People with Severe Mental Illness during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed-Method Study Investigating Links with Health and Loneliness
| Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, E., Spanakis, P., Peckham, E., Heron, P., Johnston, G., Walker, L., Crosland, S., Ratschen, E.
Research has reported the benefits of companion animals for people with severe mental illness (SMI). However, this evidence base is fragmented and unclear. The COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to explore the role of companion animals in the context of social distancing and isolation...
Effects of restraint on heifers during gentle human-animal interactions
| Contributor(s):: Lange, Annika, Waiblinger, Susanne, van Hasselt, Regien, Mundry, Roger, Futschik, Andreas, Lürzel, Stephanie
A rein tension signal can be reduced by half in a single training session
| Contributor(s):: Eisersiö, Marie, Yngvesson, Jenny, Byström, Anna, Baragli, Paolo, Egenvall, Agneta
Influence of handler relationships and experience on health parameters, glucocorticoid responses and behaviour of semi-captive Asian elephants
| Contributor(s):: Crawley, J. A. H., Liehrmann, O., Franco Dos Santos, D. J., Brown, J., Nyein, U. K., Aung, H. H., Htut, W., Oo, Z. M., Seltmann, M. W., Webb, J. L., Lahdenperä, M., Lummaa, V.
Declining wild populations combined with accumulating captive populations of e.g. livestock, pets, draught and zoo animals have resulted in some threatened species with substantial proportions of their populations in captivity. The interactions animals have with humans in captivity depend on...
Shifting Preservice Teachers’ Views of Animal Welfare and Advocacy through a Human-Animal Relationships Course
| Contributor(s):: Tardif-Williams, Christine Yvette, Binfet, John-Tyler, Rousseau, Camille Xinmei
Exploring the Relationship between Socio-Demographic Background and Empathy toward Nonhuman Animals in Working Horse Caretakers
| Contributor(s):: Luna, Daniela, Vásquez, Rodrigo A., Tadich, Tamara
Impacts of Cartoon Animals on Human–Alloanimal Relations
| Contributor(s):: Dydynski, Jason Mario, Mäekivi, Nelly
Interest in Humans: Comparisons between Riding School Lesson Equids and Assisted-Intervention Equids
| Contributor(s):: Lerch, N., Cirulli, F., Rochais, C., Lesimple, C., Guilbaud, E., Contalbrigo, L., Borgi, M., Grandgeorge, M., Hausberger, M.
Little is known about the impact of equine-assisted interventions (EAI) on equids' perception of humans. In this study 172 equids, living in 12 riding centres, were submitted to a standardised human-horse relationship test: the motionless person test. Age, sex, type (horse/pony), housing,...
Back to the Future: A Glance Over Wolf Social Behavior to Understand Dog–Human Relationship
| Contributor(s):: Giada Cordoni, Elisabetta Palagi
This review focuses on wolf sociobiology to delineate the traits of cooperative baggage driven by natural selection (wolf-wolf cooperation) and better understand the changes obtained by artificial selection (dog-human cooperation). We selected some behaviors of the dog’s...