A Lesson in Humility: Traveling with Beau
| Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith
In Part 4 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the drive across North Dakota was their worst day when Beau became ill. It proved to be the turning point in the experience of traveling with a dog and offered a dose of humility and common sense not...
Animal Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This article provides information on animal assisted therapy and presents some research pertaining to its impact on people with multiple mental health issues and disabilities.
| Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
This is where my work completely diverges from what is called Stone Age activism or animal cause. Read and understand:
Animals and THE POLICE
ANIMALS AND THE POLICE:much more than mascotsThe partnership between the equine / canine / human species, their benefits for the maintenance of social order and public security and the role of police forces in education for the respect of animals and their responsible...
Ashley and Thorpuppy
This is a true story of a girl with Asperger's and the impact of animal assisted therapy, specifically, canine assisted therapy.
Bob and Axle
This is a story about a dog and a turkey working at an animal assisted therapy program and how they effectively help people understand the dynamics of bullying while working in their roles as therapy animals.
Can Dogs Help Solve Our Childhood Obesity Problem?
| Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog
New studies show how dogs impact the weight and activity levels of kids.
Did Eating Human Poop Play a Role in the Evolution of Dogs?
Do Children With Cats Have More Mental Health Problems?
Researchers explain why there are so few studies of human-cat relationships.
Do Purebreds (But Not Mutts) Reduce Dog Owner Death Rates?
A major Swedish study of dog ownership and human mortality rates found that owners of a purebred, but not a mixed-breed dog, had lower mortality rates than non-owners.
Encounter with the Others
| Contributor(s):: Alessandra Bacci
AbstractThe project Poke Ma Regole aims at raising and practicing civil coexistence and conviviality in the city we live in, starting from the relationship between the other animals and us. The project takes place in primary and secondary schools of Florence, Italy. This article addresses the...
Equine Assisted Therapy: A Unique and Effective Intervention
| Contributor(s):: Azmaira H. Maker
Feature Story: Therapy dogs bring relief for stressed-out students
| Contributor(s):: Costa Maragos
Dogs can bring great comfort to people dealing with stress. Now research shows there are many therapeutic benefits to bringing therapy dogs to university campuses to help stressed-out students, particularly during final exam time. “We found that dogs offer students love and support. This is...
Friday essay: the cultural meanings of wild horses
| Contributor(s):: Michael J. Adams
From 30,000-year-old cave paintings to The Man From Snowy River, wild horses have always been part of human culture. As Australia debates what to do with 'brumbies' in mountain environments, it's time to reconsider their place.
Here's Why Your Dog Might Not Be As Cute As You Think
I always thought our yellow lab Tsali was the cutest dog in our neighborhood. But a study by Pauleen Bennett's Australian Anthrozoology Research Group at La Trobe University has given me second thoughts. The lead author of the study was Pinar Thorn. The researchers investigated attachment to...
I was not born with a mask!
Year 2020. The Mankind “evolved” frighteningly (in the broadest sense of this word); It created wings, conquered other planets, played God by manipulating DNA and the atom. Today, it is very “natural” to use a smartphone, but it seems ridiculous to hear the silence and...
Indian street dogs and minding animals conference
| Contributor(s):: Fiona Probyn-Rapsey
Jenn and Echo
This is a true story of a youth at risk who worked with a rescued race horse at an equine facilitated counselling program in Alberta Canada to heal and find inner peace.
Jerry and Thorpuppy
This is a true story about a boy with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and how canine assisted therapy and equine facilitated couselling helped him in a program in Alberta Canada
Lake Kluane: Traveling with Beau
In Part 8 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the stop at Kluane National Park and Reserve offered views of some of the most majestic mountains in North America and a chance for Beau to run along the lake and get tangles of burrs in his coat.