The "pet effect": physiological calming in the presence of canines
Contributor(s):: Wheeler, E. A., Faulkner, M. E.
The "pet effect," whereby interaction with a companion animal reduces the physiological indices of stress, varies with respect to fear of animals, companion animal guardianship, type of companion animal, or types of stress. In this study, a non-clinical sample of 223 undergraduates underwent the...
What makes a crime?: the perceived harmfulness, wrongfulness, and seriousness of offenses against nonhuman animals
Contributor(s):: Wagner, K., Owen, S., Burke, T. W.
The purpose of this research was to explore the perceived seriousness of crimes, such as abuse and neglect, committed against nonhuman animals. Drawing upon the methods of previous work on crime seriousness, it was hypothesized that perceptions of the harmfulness and wrongfulness of animal...
I and animal thou: perspectives for educational theory
Contributor(s):: Spannring, R.
Nonhuman animals and human-animal relationships have so far attracted very little interest among educational scientists. However, from the perspective of human-animal studies, the strong impact of education, learning, and socialization on the continuous reproduction of culturally formed...
Voices from behind prison walls: the impact of training service dogs on women in prison
Contributor(s):: Minton, C. A., Perez, P. R., Miller, K.
This study investigated the effects that training service dogs had on women in a multi-level security prison in California. Through semi-structured interviews, the inmates discussed the challenges and benefits of involvement in this program. The findings suggested that participation in training...
The influence of gentle interactions on avoidance distance towards humans, weight gain and physiological parameters in group-housed dairy calves
Contributor(s):: Lurzel, S., Munsch, C., Windschnurer, I., Futschik, A., Palme, R., Waiblinger, S.
The quality of the relationship between cattle and their caretakers is important for animal welfare and productivity. Nevertheless, the influence of gentle interactions on group-housed dairy calves has not been thoroughly studied so far. We examined the effects of 42 min of gentle interactions...
Converging on ancient bones: a review of the evidence for the close relatedness of humans ( Homo sapiens) and spotted hyenas ( Crocuta crocuta)
Contributor(s):: Baynes-Rock, M.
The majority of spotted hyena studies are conducted in places such as national parks and reserves where there are few humans present other than the researchers. I argue that this reflects a perception that "real" hyenas are those largely unaffected by contact with humans. This is at odds with...
'I'd rather wear out than rust out': autobiologies of ageing equestriennes
Contributor(s):: Davis, Dona L., Maurstad, Anita, Dean, Sarah
'Animals Just Love You as You Are': Experiencing Kinship across the Species Barrier
Contributor(s):: Charles, Nickie
Empirical methods in animal ethics
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....
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...
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...
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.
Animal-assisted interventions in historical perspective
Contributor(s):: Serpell, James A., Fine, Aubrey H.
Dominance, egalitarianism and friendship at a dog daycare facility
Contributor(s):: Trisko, Rebecca K.
An examination if human happiness and stress following canine exposure
Contributor(s):: Davis, Makenna Ann
Creating social connections in higher education: Insights from the Campus Canines Program at the University of Pittsburgh
Contributor(s):: Camaioni, Nicole
The Squawk about Hen-Keeping in Elderly Care Facilities: An Interview with Douglas Hunter
14 Dec 2015 |
Posted by Katie Carroll
For many centuries, people living in rural areas and on farms have kept laying hens either as a way to get fresh eggs for their families or as a way to make a profit by selling the eggs. More...
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....
"Before, he fought every day with the horse and with me": reducing violence in a Guatemalan community through a horse-handling program
Contributor(s):: Gibbons, J. L., Cunningham, C. A., Paiz, L., Poelker, K. E., Cardenas, M. A. M.
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...
Are emotionally attached companion animal caregivers conscientious and neurotic? factors that affect the human-companion animal relationship
Contributor(s):: Reevy, G. M., Delgado, M. M.
Few studies have examined how personality traits may be related to the amounts and types of attachments humans have toward companion animals (pets). In this study, 1,098 companion animal guardians (owners) completed a survey that included the Big Five Inventory, the Lexington Attachment to Pets...