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  1. The relationship between working horse welfare state and their owners' empathy level and perception of equine pain

    Contributor(s):: Luna, D., Vasquez, R. A., Yanez, J. M., Tadich, T.

  2. Perceptions o f dog breeding practices, breeding dog welfare and companion dog acquisition in a self-selected sample of Australian adults

    Contributor(s):: Woodhead, J. K., Feng, L. C., Howell, T. J., Ruby, M. B., Bennett, P. C.

  3. Restricting the ability of sows to move: a source of concern for some Brazilians

    Contributor(s):: Yunes, M. C., von Keyserlingk, M. A. G., Hotzel, M. J.

  4. Canine-Assisted Therapy (CAT): A nurse-initiated program to reduce patients' perception of pain and anxiety at a critical access hospital

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    | Contributor(s):: Victoria McCue, Molly Vlach, Sherry Stathers, Clair Hefner, Theresa Worden, Julie Erickson

    Background/Purpose: The use of animals to promote or improve human health and wellbeing has a long history. However, it is yet to be recognized and accepted as either a complementary therapy or integrated into mainstream healthcare. Even though studies have reported the benefits of...

  5. The Anchoring Model as a Tool to Improve Visitors’ Perceptions of Zoos

    | Contributor(s):: Sampaio, Marilian Boachá, Schiel, Nicola, Souto, Antonio

  6. The neural basis of understanding the expression of the emotions in man and animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Robert P. Spunt, Emily Ellsworth, Ralph Adolphs

    Humans cannot help but attribute human emotions to non-human animals. Although such attributions are often regarded as gratuitous anthropomorphisms and held apart from the attributions humans make about each other’s internal states, they may be the product of a general mechanism for...

  7. Text Mining Analysis to Evaluate Stakeholders' Perception Regarding Welfare of Equines, Small Ruminants, and Turkeys

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    | Contributor(s):: Emanuela Dalla Costa, Vito Tranquillo, Francesca Dai, Michela Minero, Monica Battini, Silvana Mattiello, Sara Barbieri, Valentina Ferrante, Lorenzo Ferrari, Adroaldo Zanella, Elisabetta Canali

    Welfare of animals significantly depends on how stakeholders perceive their needs and behave in a way to favor production systems that promote better welfare outcomes. This study aimed at investigating stakeholders’ perception of the welfare of equines, small ruminants, and turkeys using...

  8. How Ethical Ideologies Relate to Public Attitudes Toward Nonhuman Animals: The Japanese Case

    | Contributor(s):: Su, B. T., Koda, N., Martens, P.

  9. Caregiver perceptions of the benefits of hippotherapy for children with various disorders, disabilities, and medical conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, D., Whitworth, J. D., O'Brien, C. N.

  10. Citizens' and Farmers' Framing of 'Positive Animal Welfare' and the Implications for Framing Positive Welfare in Communication

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    | Contributor(s):: Belinda Vigors

    Human perception can depend on how an individual frames information in thought and how information is framed in communication. For example, framing something positively, instead of negatively, can change an individual’s response. This is of relevance to ‘positive animal...

  11. The Power of a Positive Human-Animal Relationship for Animal Welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Rault, J. L., Waiblinger, S., Boivin, X., Hemsworth, P.

  12. Farmer Perceptions of Pig Aggression Compared to Animal-Based Measures of Fight Outcome

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    | Contributor(s):: Rachel S.E. Peden, Irene Camerlink, Laura A. Boyle, Faical Akaichi, Simon P. Turner

    Several animal welfare issues persist in practice despite extensive research which has been linked to the unwillingness of stakeholders to make changes. For example, most farmers do not perceive pig aggression to be a problem that requires action despite the fact that stress and injuries are...

  13. Factors that Influence Farmers' Views on Farm Animal Welfare: A Semi-Systematic Review and Thematic Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Balzani, A., Hanlon, A.

  14. Small Pilot Survey on Parents' Perception of the Relationship between Children and Pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Natalia Russo, Diana Vergnano, Domenico Bergero, Liviana Prola

    Since companion animals are taking on more important roles in family life, the aim of this study was to evaluate the perception of parents about the relationship between their children and pets. A number of parents were asked to fill in a questionnaire; the principal topics were: pet ownership,...

  15. What Makes a Dog Adoptable? An Eye-Tracking Investigation

    | Contributor(s):: Isgate, Sara, Couchman, Justin J.

    Humans readily attribute personality and behavioral traits to dogs, and these attributions influence decisions about adoption. This study focused on how these attributions could be influenced by breed and pose by using pictures of four breeds (Doberman Pinscher, Golden Retriever, pit bull, and...

  16. Population survey and management strategies of free-roaming dogs (Canis familiaris) on Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

    | Contributor(s):: Nimer, Adrianna, Meneses, Nashelly, Watson, Zachary D., Shuster, Stephen M., Benford, Russell

    The island of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, is populated by free-roaming dogs who were introduced during World War II. The local nonhuman animal control agency manages this population; however, the demographic information and public perception of this population remain...

  17. Perceptions of Social Responsibility of Prominent Animal Welfare Groups

    | Contributor(s):: Widmar, Nicole J. Olynk, Morgan, Carissa J., Croney, Candace C.

    Nonhuman animal welfare is an increasingly important component of consumer expectations of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The extent to which prominent animal welfare or protection organizations may influence people’s perceptions of food industry CSR may be related to an organization’s...

  18. Factors Affecting Turkish Dog Owners’ Breed Choices, and Their Associations with Socio-demographic and Dog-Related Variables

    | Contributor(s):: Ozcan, Mustafa, Ekiz, Bulent, Ozturk, Nursen, Berk, Hanife Ozlem Sertel

    The aim of this study was to identify factors affecting dog owners’ breed choices at the time of acquisition and whether they were associated with socio-demographics and dog-related variables (size, temperament, function). Answers (n = 581) to a questionnaire formed the data for this study. In...

  19. Evaluating the Influence of the Presence of a Dog on Bias toward Individuals with Overweight and Obesity

    | Contributor(s):: Crossman, Molly K., Kazdin, Alan E., Galbraith, Katharine, Eros, Luca, Santos, Laurie R.

    Individuals with overweight and obesity are subject to enormous bias and discrimination across domains. This bias constitutes a considerable public health problem beyond the effects of excess weight on health. Unfortunately, the few interventions that have been implemented to reduce this bias...

  20. Student Perceptions of, and Attitudes toward, Bats in Barak Valley, Assam, India

    | Contributor(s):: Bhattacharjee, Jayashree, Dutta, Biman Kumar, Bhattacharjee, Parimal Chandra, Singha, Hilloljyoti, Deb, Panna, Dutta, Himangshu, Hussain, Mohommad Miraj

    Bats are commonly found all over the world and provide significant ecosystem services. These animals are facing serious threats due to various anthropogenic activities, including hunting. Additionally, bats are often not particularly well liked due to their non-aesthetic characteristics. A...