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  1. Dog Movie Stars and Dog Breed Popularity: A Case Study in Media Influence on Choice

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    | Contributor(s):: Stefano Ghirlanda, Alberto Acerbi, Harold Herzog

    Fashions and fads are important phenomena that influence many individual choices. They are ubiquitous in human societies, and have recently been used as a source of data to test models of cultural dynamics. Although a few statistical regularities have been observed in fashion cycles, their...

  2. What can the quantitative and qualitative behavioural assessment of videos of sheep moving through an autonomous data capture system tell us about welfare?

    | Contributor(s):: Grant, Emily P., Brown, Amy, Wickham, Sarah L., Anderson, Fiona, Barnes, Anne L., Fleming, Patricia A., Miller, David W.

    Sheep can be exposed to a variety of challenges and failure to adapt to these challenges can compromise their health and wellbeing. Regular monitoring of stock on large-scale or extensive systems may not always be possible, although recent technological advancements in automated data capture,...

  3. Emotional support animal assessments: Toward a standard and comprehensive model for mental health professionals

    | Contributor(s):: Younggren, Jeffrey N., Boness, Cassandra L., Bryant, Leisl M., Koocher, Gerald P.

  4. Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies on the Affective Network of Adolescents with Internet Gaming Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Kang, K. D., Jung, T. W., Park, I. H., Han, D. H.

  5. Conflicting perspectives on nonhuman animal rescues in natural disasters

    | Contributor(s):: Every, D., Due, C., Thompson, K., Ryan, J.

    Nonhuman animal guardians are more at risk during natural disasters because they are likely to delay or refuse evacuation and return to evacuated disaster sites to rescue animals. Research on the human-animal bond (HAB) views animal guardians' actions as a reflection of a strong attachment....

  6. "Vicious, Aggressive Bird Stalks Cyclist": The Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen) in the News

    | Contributor(s):: Kitty van Vuuren, Scott O' Keefe, Darryl N. Jones

    The Australian Magpie ( Cracticus tibicen ) is a common bird found in urban Australian environments where its nest defense behavior during spring brings it into conflict with humans. This article explores the role of print media in covering this conflict. Leximancer software was used to analyze...

  7. Cecil: A Moment or a Movement? Analysis of Media Coverage of the Death of a Lion, Panthera leo

    | Contributor(s):: David W. Macdonald, Kim S. Jacobsen, Dawn Burnham, Paul J. Johnson, Andrew J. Loveridge

    The killing of a satellite-tagged male lion by a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe in July 2015 provoked an unprecedented media reaction. We analyse the global media response to the trophy hunting of the lion, nicknamed “Cecil”, a study animal in a long-term project run by Oxford...

  8. Framing Possums: War, sport and patriotism in depictions of brushtail possums in New Zealand print media

    | Contributor(s):: Ally McCrow-Young, Tobias Linne, Annie K. Potts

    There is a common saying in Aotearoa New Zealand: ‘the only good possum is a dead possum’. This colloquialism demonstrates much about the negative reputation and maltreatment of brushtail possums in New Zealand. Introduced to this country from their native Australia in the 1800s,...

  9. It's a Dog's Life

    | Contributor(s):: Stein, Joel, DeQuine, Jeanne, McDowell, Jeanne, van Dyk, Deirdre

  10. Animal deaths on screen: film & ethics

    | Contributor(s):: Creed, B.

    Do animals understand death? How does the cinema represent death? The concept of death has played a crucial role in anthropocentric discussions of the representation of human/animal relationships in cultural practices. This paper will explore the representation of animals and death in the cinema...

  11. Ethical issues concerning the public viewing of media broadcasts of animal cruelty

    | Contributor(s):: Tiplady, C. M., Walsh, D. B., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Undercover filming is a method commonly used by animal activist groups to expose animal cruelty and it is important to consider the effects of publically releasing video footage of cruel practices on the viewers' mental health. Previously, we reported that members of the Australian public were...

  12. " I'm told I'm famous on the internet" - Henri the cat and the critical possibility of anthropomorphism

    | Contributor(s):: Myers, C. R.

  13. Reframing Menstruation in India: Metamorphosis of the Menstrual Taboo With the Changing Media Coverage

    | Contributor(s):: Yagnik, Arpan Shailesh

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

    | Contributor(s):: Candea, Matei

  15. The cull of the wild: Dingoes, development and death in an Australian tourist location

    | Contributor(s):: Peace, Adrian

  16. The most revered of foxes: knowledge of animals and animal power in an Ainu Kamui Yukar

    | Contributor(s):: Srtong, Sarah M.

  17. Vegaphobia: derogatory discourses of veganism and the reproduction of speciesism in UK national newspapers

    | Contributor(s):: Cole, Matthew

  18. Ratatouille : an animated account of cooking, taste, and human evolution

    | Contributor(s):: Brandes, Stanley H.

  19. Toward new understandings of human-animal relationships in sport: a study of Australian jumps racing

    | Contributor(s):: McManus, Phil, Montoya, Daniel

  20. Unseating the Myth of a Girl and Her Horse, Now That's True Grit

    | Contributor(s):: Spry, Tami