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  1. Goat's milk

    Contributor(s):: Charlotte Zoe Walker

  2. Witnessing the animal moment

    Contributor(s):: Harald Bauder (editor), Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro (editor), Jody Emel (editor), Jennifer Wolch (editor)

    Why are animal-human relationships suddenly so topical and central to social theory? What political and intellectual purposes are serves by studies of the “animal question”?In this [essay], we provide some […] answers to these fundamental questions. Theoretical debates and positions are deeply...

  3. Human-domestic animal interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald M. Broom, Andrew Ferguson Fraser

    Many wild animals spend time in multi-species groups. Flocks of forest birds, Shoals of coral reef and herds of grazing mammals may include members of several species that are able to respond to the alarm signals and food-finding indicators of the various species present. However, close...

  4. The cat-human relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: John WS Bradshaw

    The cat~hur11an relationship appears to stand apart from any other type ofhuman-animal interaction. The closest analogy that can be made is to the dog-human relationship, in which the dog appears to use various elements of the social behaviour of its wild ancestor, the wolf, to communicate with...

  5. Living with a deaf dog or cat

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    | Contributor(s):: George M Strain

    Living with and training a deaf dog or cat can be a greater challenge than isthe case with their hearing brethren. The experience is easier with animalsthat lose hearing after normal postnatal auditory development has occurredthan it is with animals with congenital deafness. Several resources...

  6. Interactions with humans

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    | Contributor(s):: E O Price

    The interaction of captive animals with humans is a major element in the process of domestication. The degree of tameness of individual animals to a great extent determines the nature of that interaction. The purpose of this chapter is to review what is known about the concept of tameness and its...

  7. The human-dog relationship: a tale of two species

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    | Contributor(s):: Alan M. Beck, C. N.L. Macpherson (editor), F. X. Meslin (editor), Alexander I. Wandeler (editor)

    It is common that different species of animals may share the same environmentand often benefit from each other's presence. They may follow one another forfood, or flee together even when only one senses the danger. In natural symbioticrelationships, one participant does not...

  8. Living with a deaf dog or cat

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    | Contributor(s):: George M Strain

    Living with and training a deaf dog or cat can be a greater challenge than is the case with their hearing brethren. The experience is easier with animals that lose hearing after normal postnatal auditory development has occurred than it is with animals with congenital deafness. Several resources...