Pets, Status, and Slavery in the Late-Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake
Contributor(s):: Meacham, Sarah Hand
The Chewed Chair Leg And The Empty Collar: Mementos Of Pet Ownership In New England
Contributor(s):: Carlisle, Nancy C.
The diverse values and motivations of Vermont farm to institution supply chain actors
Contributor(s):: Conner, D. S., Sevoian, N., Heiss, S. N., Berlin, L.
Farm to institution (FTI) efforts aim to increase the amount of locally produced foods, typically fruits and vegetables, served by institutions such as schools, colleges, hospitals, senior meal sites, and correctional facilities. Scholars have cited these efforts as contributing to public health...
Catching the spirit: a study of Bureau of Land Management wild horse adopters in New England
Contributor(s):: Koncel, M. A., Rutberg, A. T.
Between 1971 and 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) adopted out nearly 225,000 horses and burros in the wild (wild horses and burro) who were removed from public lands (BLM, 2009). The inability of the BLM to adopt out wild horses as quickly as they are removed and recurring reports...
Quantifying the shelter rabbit population: an analysis of Massachusetts and Rhode Island animal shelters
Contributor(s):: Cook, A. J., McCobb, E.
Scholarly work on the nonhuman animal shelter population has widely focused on cats and dogs. As a result, little is known about the population dynamics of domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in shelters. The records from 4 companion animal shelters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were...
The effects of husbandry training on stereotypic pacing in captive African wild dogs ( Lycaon pictus )
Contributor(s):: Shyne, A., Block, M.
To examine the effects of operant conditioning on stereotypic pacing in 3 female African wild dogs located at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, this study made recordings of pacing behavior immediately following individual sessions of husbandry training and 2 no-training conditions. The study...
Source of acquisition as a risk factor for disease and death in pups
Contributor(s):: Scarlett, J. M., Saidla, J. E., Pollock, R. V.
Environmental ethics beyond principle? The case for a pragmatic contextualism
Contributor(s):: Minteer, B. A., Corley, E. A., Manning, R. E.
Many non-anthropocentric environmental ethicists subscribe to a "principle-ist" approach to moral argument, whereby specific natural resource and environmental policy judgments are deduced from the prior articulation of a general moral principle. More often than not, this principle is one...
Consistency of side choice in the milking parlour by Holstein-Friesian cows and its relationship with their reactivity and milk yield
Contributor(s):: Paranhos da Costa, M. J. R., Broom, D. M.
Dairy cows often have to choose which of two sides to enter in the milking parlour. Some cows are very consistent in this choice, and it is common to assume that when these cows are more disturbed are being milked in their non-preferred side. Such disturbance might involve significantly poor...
A therapeutic recreation intervention using animal-assisted therapy: effects on the subjective well-being of older adults
Contributor(s):: Richeson, N. E., McCullough, W. T.
Effects of animal-assisted therapy on agitated behaviors and social interactions of older adults with dementia: an evidence-based therapeutic recreation intervention
Contributor(s):: Richeson, N. E.
Animal adoption as negotiated order: a comparison of open versus traditional shelter approaches
Contributor(s):: Balcom, S., Arluke, A.
Recently, the sheltering community has begun to reevaluate its adoption policies and the attitudes that shelter workers have towards adopters. Some shelters are now implementing what have been termed "open" adoptions as a way of increasing the number of animals adopted into good homes, moving...
Childhood origins of supernurturance: the social context of early humane behaviour
Contributor(s):: Arluke, A.
The present study examined how strong humane inclinations in children are shaped and encouraged through interactions with human and non-human animals. Ethnographic interviews were conducted with 30 supernurturing children and 30 parents attending a pre-veterinary summer camp operated by an...
Methodological issues in studying the anxiety-reducing effects of animals: reflections from a pediatric dental study
Contributor(s):: Schwartz, A., Patronek, G.
This article reports observations made during a study investigating the role of a therapy dog in reducing anxiety in urban children visiting the dentist in a dental clinic in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The design and execution of the study were affected by methodological issues such as the...