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  1. Ecotourism and Human-Bear Relations in Ontario: Working for Multispecies Respect and Economic Sustainability

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    | Contributor(s):: Victoria Readings

    Relations between northern Ontario’s human communities and black bears have often been violent, and hunting is promoted for economic and “safety” reasons. The Ontario spring bear hunt was previously banned but was recently reinstated, compounding concerns about human-bear...

  2. Hope Reigns Ranch

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    Hope Reigns Ranch is a not for profit organization that invites the healing and restorative power of God’s love to help people to thrive, grow, reclaim their lives and discover their unique giftedness and talents. Our goal is to provide a safe and loving environment where all people and...

  3. Domestic violence and companion animals in the context of LGBT people's relationships

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    | Contributor(s):: Nik Taylor, Heather Fraser, Damien W Riggs

    The link between domestic violence and animal abuse has now been well established, indicating that where there is one form of abuse, there is often the other. Research on this link, however, has almost exclusively focused on heterosexual cisgender people’s relationships. Lacking, then, is...

  4. Horse Powered Healing | Jen Zoƫ Hall | TEDxOcala

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    | Contributor(s):: Jen Zoë Hall

    What could you discover about yourself from a horse? What message could a 1200 pound animal that doesn’t talk give you?  After living the life we are told by the conventional wisdom that we should, do we end up fulfilled and truly happy? Does going to the right schools and getting...

  5. Healing Horse Stables

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    Healing Horse Stables is a non-profit organization offering: therapeutic riding, equine facilitated learning, mommy/daddy and me riding for ages 2-6, and riding for relaxation. Our mission is to promote the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual health and well-being of...

  6. Horsin' Around

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    Horsin' Around is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that relies entirely on the generosity of friends, family and members of our community to keep us "in the saddle."Horsin’ Around provides riding experiences for individuals with a wide range of special needs, both...

  7. Preventing zoonotic diseases in immunocompromised persons: the role of physicians and veterinarians.

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    | Contributor(s):: Sara Grant, Christopher W. Olsen

  8. Human wildlife conflicts and interaction : the impact of oil exploration and development in Buliisa, Uganda

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    | Contributor(s):: Isaac Sserwanga

    After discovery of an estimated 2.5 billion of commercially viable oil, worth $2 billion in annual revenue for 20 years in the Albertine graben, Uganda’s pursuit for a middle state income status seemed attainable. However, the oil reserves are situated in biodiversity sensitive area, with...

  9. Heaven's Gait Therapeutic Riding (Alpha Equestrian Center)

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    Alpha Equestrian Center is the home of Heaven’s Gait Therapeutic Riding and is a Premier PATH Accredited Center. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Heaven’s Gait’s mission is to provide emotional, physical and social benefits for children and adults with special needs such...

  10. When 'Places' Include Pets: Broadening the Scope of Relational Approaches to Promoting Aging-in-Place

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    | Contributor(s):: Ann M. Toohey, Jennifer A. Hewson, Cindy L. Adams, Melanie J. Rock

    Aging-in-place is a well-established concept, but discussions rarely consider that many older adults live with pets. In a ‘pet-friendly’ city, we conducted semi-structured interviews to explore perspectives of community-based social support agencies that promote aging-in-place, and...

  11. Where are the wild elephants supposed to go? | Paola Branco | TEDxUIdaho

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    | Contributor(s):: Paola Branco

    As amazing as it would be if they did, animals don’t help save animals. People do…or don’t. African elephants are one of many animals that need to be saved. However, human-elephant conflicts are known to have occurred for many, many years, all over the African...

  12. Hands & Hearts for Horses

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    Hands and Hearts for Horses provides unique therapeutic services to individuals with a variety of special needs. Our clients often have limited access to specialized physical activities and limited resources. The populations we serve include, but are not limited to, individuals with autism...

  13. TEDxJeonju - Jeong min Yoon - Animal Assisted Therapy / Activity & I.

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    | Contributor(s):: Jeong min Yoon

  14. 'I want to bring him from the aeroplane to here': The meaning of animals to children of refugee or migrant backgrounds resettled in Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Damien W. Riggs, Clemence Due, Nik Taylor

    Separation from animals with whom children have caring relationships can lead to considerable loss and grief, perhaps especially in the case of migration. This article reports on a thematic analysis of interviews undertaken with children of migrant or refugee backgrounds who had resettled in...

  15. Bonding practices between farmer and animals : a study in organic and conventional ovine farming systems from the south east of France

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    | Contributor(s):: Clara Hélène Gouy

    Today animal welfare is at the centre of many societal interrogations and the place that farm animals hold in our society is under scrutiny. The human-animal relationship is acknowledged to be a major contributor to animal welfare; however, given the difficulty to assess this subjective bond,...

  16. Animal Aid- an end to mental health waiting lists | Amy Aylmer | TEDxDrogheda

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    | Contributor(s):: Amy Aylmer

    Currently Ireland has the highest child girl suicide rates in the EU. Waiting lists to see a mental health professional for young adults under 18 are incomprehensible. Schools and colleges cannot hire counsellors fast enough. Although there are many reasons, theory's and explanations as to...

  17. Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

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    Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center began in 2006 with two students and a whole lot of faith. Bonnie Rachael opened the center in her backyard in Guyton, Georgia, after finding an article about a similar program in a flyer at church. Knowing this was something God called her to, she began...

  18. A bite out of anxiety: Evaluation of animal-assisted activity on anxiety in children attending a pediatric dental outpatient unit

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    | Contributor(s):: Rangeeth Bollam Nammalwar, Priyaa Rangeeth

    Background: Anxiety control has been one of the key factors that shows that success of a pediatric dental practice. Animal- Aassisted therapy has shown to have many health benefits, which has brought the animal species closer to our homes with an establishment of a relationship. Aims...

  19. Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy

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    The mission of Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy is to enrich the lives of people with special needs through therapeutic horse-related programs.

  20. S.A.D.L.E.S. Ranch

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    We pride ourselves on the not-so-traditional ways to help others through our experiential counseling and learning programs at S.A.D.L.E.S., our nature based wellness and outdoor education learning center. A Horse’s non-judgmental nature, compassion and inspiring presence allows you to...