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  1. "A gentle work horse would come in right handy": animals in Ozark agroecology

    Contributor(s):: Campbell, B. C.

    Agricultural scientists now acknowledge the wisdom and practicality behind traditional (agro)ecological knowledge (TEK). Integration of TEK into contemporary organic agricultural systems is complicated, however, by the fact that agronomists, social scientists, and extension agents began...

  2. "The connection just happens": Therapists' perspectives of canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum

    Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.

  3. A cat is watching : a look at the way cats see us

    Contributor(s):: Caras, Roger A.

  4. A comparison of attachment levels of adopters of cats: fee-based adoptions versus free adoptions

    Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Gramann, S.

    Nonhuman animal welfare professionals have been critical of adoption programs that do not charge a fee for adult cats, despite the high euthanasia rate for cats due to a reported lack of homes. The argument against the free cat adoptions cites a devaluation of the cat, which may affect the...

  5. A Slide in Mediated Perceptions: Pit Bulls and Collateral Fallout in the Vick Trial

    Contributor(s):: Bouchillon, Brandon Chase

  6. A zoo-logical nature. The construction of Africa in Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park

    Contributor(s):: Ruud, Lise Camilla

  7. Acceptance and rejection of pets and parasocial others cause corresponding changes in the self's perceived relational value

    Contributor(s):: Brown, Christina M., Shilling, Aaron A., Young, Steven G., Berrong, Laura E.

  8. Acculturation - perceptions of breed differences in behavior of the dog (Canis familiaris)

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    | Contributor(s):: Tracey Clarke, Jonathan Cooper, Daniel Mills

    This study borrows the concept of acculturation from Social Anthropology to explore human perception of breed behavior in domestic dogs. A core component of acculturation studies is the contact hypothesis. This concept proposes that once culturally diverse individuals come into contact with...

  9. An Analysis of the Impact of the Presence of a Therapy Dog on Student Behavior in a Special Education Middle School Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Schimming, Dena

  10. An ethicist's commentary on the case of a client trying to ship a downer animal

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  11. An fMRI Study of Attachment to Companion Animals and Pet Ownership

    | Contributor(s):: Ernst, Thomas, Psychology,, Watanabe, Sara

  12. Analysis of solicitation of client concerns in companion animal practice

    | Contributor(s):: Dysart, L. M., Coe, J. B., Adams, C. L.

  13. Animal assisted therapy and the Reading Education Assistance DogsRTM (R.E.A.D.) program as perceived by volunteer R.E.A.D. facilitators: A national study

    | Contributor(s):: Swift, Catherine Hayes

  14. Animal status as a response to pet owner experience

    | Contributor(s):: Fidler, M.

    It has been reported that pet ownership has positive effects on people's attitudes to other animals. It was, however, hypothesized in this study that it is the good experiences which bring this about and that bad ones would have negative effects. Two sections in a 21-section questionnaire...

  15. Animal welfare: establishing a dialogue between science and society. (Special Issue: Knowing animals.)

    | Contributor(s):: Miele, M., Veissier, I., Evans, A., Botreau, R.

    Farm animal welfare has become an important issue for the European public, especially in the last two decades when a number of crises (eg Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Avian Influenzalu) have affected farm animal populations. Public concern about this issue led the European Union to fund...

  16. Animales en el mundo festivo de la depresiĆ³n momposina

    | Contributor(s):: Álvarez Zapata, Olma Juni

  17. Animals as hunting partners: reciprocity among the James Bay Cree

    | Contributor(s):: Feit, Harvey A.

  18. Sep 17 2015

    Animals in the Anthropocene: Human-animal relations in a changing semiosphere

    Most but not all of current environmental change is anthropogenic. The term the Anthropocene (the era of humankind) is increasingly acknowledged as suitable for our current geological epoch. As the...

  19. Animals' Capability to Bond and the Implications that Follow

    | Contributor(s):: Falyn Goldfarb

    This paper explores the ways in which humans have historically viewed animals, with a focus on Descartes theory automata. Further concepts of the problem of different minds, inherent value, empathy, love, friendship, grief, isolation, anthropomorphism, and biochemistry (focusing on oxytocin,...

  20. Anthropomorphism and anthropocentrism as influences in the quality of life of companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, J. W. S., Casey, R. A.

    Since animal minds are private, so their perception of their own quality of life (QoL) must be also. Anthropocentrism, the interpretation of reality exclusively in terms of human values and experience, has to be guarded against in any assessment of animal welfare; for domestic pets,...