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  1. 'Animals Just Love You as You Are': Experiencing Kinship across the Species Barrier

    Contributor(s):: Charles, Nickie

  2. Empirical methods in animal ethics

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    | Contributor(s):: Persson, K., Shaw, D.

    In this article the predominant, purely theoretical perspectives on animal ethics are questioned and two important sources for empirical data in the context of animal ethics are discussed: (mostly qualitative) methods of the social and (mainly quantitative) methods of the natural sciences....

  3. Flight distance and reaction to fawn handling are greater in high- than in low-ranked pampas deer ( Ozotoceros bezoarticus) females

    | Contributor(s):: Ungerfeld, R., Morales-Pineyrua, J. T., Freitas-de-Melo, A.

    The flight distance from humans and the reaction of the mother to human handling of their offspring are measures that can be used to assess the quality of the human-animal relationship which could vary according to animals' position in a group. The objective was to determine if the flight...

  4. Effects of gentle interactions on the relationship with humans and on stress-related parameters in group-housed calves

    | Contributor(s):: Lurzel, S., Windschnurer, I., Futschik, A., Palme, R., Waiblinger, S.

    Although the relationship between farm animals and humans has strong implications for animal welfare and productivity, there have been few experimental studies on the influence of gentle interactions in group-housed calves. In the present study, Austrian Simmental calves were housed in groups of...

  5. 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.

  6. Animal-assisted interventions in historical perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Serpell, James A., Fine, Aubrey H.

  7. Dominance, egalitarianism and friendship at a dog daycare facility

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    | Contributor(s):: Trisko, Rebecca K.

  8. An examination if human happiness and stress following canine exposure

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, Makenna Ann

  9. Creating social connections in higher education: Insights from the Campus Canines Program at the University of Pittsburgh

    | Contributor(s):: Camaioni, Nicole

  10. More than the kill: hunters' relationships with landscape and prey

    | Contributor(s):: Arianne Carvalhedo Reis

    Through a discussion of the perceptions of hunters within a New Zealand tourism context, this paper explores how different perspectives of the ‘connection’ between hunter and prey are performed by participants and analysed by scholars using distinct ethical approaches....

  11. Recreational horse welfare: the relationships between recreational horse owner attributes and recreational horse welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, L. M., Jongman, E., Coleman, G. J.

    In recent years the welfare of recreational horses has become an increasingly important issue, as evident by their high representation in welfare investigations around the world, however, little is known about the welfare of horses used in this capacity. The scientific literature concerning...

  12. Oxytocin responses after dog and cat interactions depend on pet ownership and may affect interpersonal trust

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    | Contributor(s):: Benjamin A. Curry, Brianne Donaldson, Moana Vercoe, Matthew Filippo, Paul J. Zak

    Although many of us interact daily with animals, we have lit t le understanding of how this affects our interactions with people. This study assessed the physiological effects of human-animal interactions and tested if this affected interpersonal trust. Participants (N=141) were assigned to...

  13. The impact of an equine facilitated learning program on youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: P. Erdman, D. Miller, S. Jacobson

    The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of an equine facilitated learning program on youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who were paired with typically developing peers. Even though there has been an increasing interest in the field of animal assisted interventions and the...

  14. "Before, he fought every day with the horse and with me": reducing violence in a Guatemalan community through a horse-handling program

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    | Contributor(s):: J.L. Gibbons, C.A. Cunningham, L. Paiz, K.E. Poelker, M.A. Montufar Cardenas

    Community and family violence are endemic in Guatemala. We evaluated the effectiveness of a horse-handling program to reduce violent attitudes and aggressive behavior. Eighteen community members who worked with horses in their daily lives (16 men, 2 women, ages 15 to 58) participated in four...

  15. How science fiction helps us reimagine our moral relations with animals

    | Contributor(s):: Clements, J.

    Science fiction has often been at the forefront of popular renderings and exploration of various "subaltern" groups, including that of nonhuman animals. I argue that science fiction's freedom from the boundaries of what is currently possible allows writers such as Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells,...

  16. His bark is worse than his bite: perceptions and rationalization of canine aggressive behavior

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    | Contributor(s):: Rachel Orritt, Harriet Gross, Todd Hogue

    Qualitative methods are increasingly used to investigate the complexities of the dog-human relationship. In order to inform a larger study of human dog interaction, a focus group study was carried out to address the question 'How is aggressive behavior in dogs perceived and rationalized by...

  17. Lucretius's venus and epicurean compassion toward nondomesticated animals

    | Contributor(s):: Lazo, R. P. S.

    Lucretius believed that the gods were wholly perfect and self-sufficient, not vengeful and requiring appeasement. He believed contemplation of the gods allowed one to reach a similar state, as it clarified what was important for a successful human life. This article intends to examine how this...

  18. Pet ownership in nursing homesHaustierhaltung in Alten- und Pflegeheimen

    | Contributor(s):: Hirschmann, H.

    The beneficial and negative effects of having pets in nursing homes are discussed, including improving the quality of life of residents, the risk of disease transmission and other issues.

  19. The pet-human bond: how pets benefit from people and how you can promote this relationship by incorporating behavior into general practice

    | Contributor(s):: Sherman, B.

  20. When love bites: understanding complex human-animal bonds

    | Contributor(s):: Shaw, J. K.