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  1. Rhea and the plight of pachyderms | Rhea Lopez | TEDxStXaviersMumbai

    The life of a performing elephant is cruel. Despite the ban on animal performances in circuses, elephants are forced to perform illegally, continue to be beaten or they are kept chained up and endure poor care. The ex-circus elephant Rhea’s life was no different. After spending 53 years as...

  2. Wild Connection: How Do We Connect With Animals? | Leila Goulet | TEDxRoseburg

    We have all had an experience with an animal at some point in our lives… How have these experiences shaped the way we view and interact with living things? What can we do to be the voice of so many vanishing species? In this talk, personal wildlife conservation stories will be explored,...

  3. Pet therapy in work and school | Lorinda Schrammel | TEDxOStateU

    Lorinda Schrammel is the training and development manager at Oklahoma State University. She is also the owner of Evie, a 2-year-old black and tan shepherd who works with OSU's pet therapy program. While Lorinda works in Human Resources at OSU, Evie welcomes new employees and serves as a...

  4. The journey of saving strays | Kiran Maheen | TEDxFASTLahore

     Kiran Maheen talks about her journey and efforts to look after the largely ignored stray animals. Ms. Kiran is the founder of Todd’s Welfare Society (TWS), an animal rescue and rehabilitation NGO. TWS has rescued over 80 dogs, cats and donkeys till date and have assisted in 40...

  5. Landuse practices interface:Human-Wildlife conflict in Lupande game management area

    Contributor(s):: Peter Ngoma

    Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) has become a serious threat to the survival of many endangered species in the world. The sighted examples from different countries such as Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zanzibar, Namibia, China and Peru demonstrate the severity of the conflict and suggest that greater in depth...

  6. The relationship between humans and urban foxes on Prince Edward Island

    Contributor(s):: Kristine Martin

    This study examines the relationship between humans and urban foxes living in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. In recent years colloquial evidence suggests that there has been an increase in foxes living in urban areas of Prince Edward Island, which may eventually lead to an increase in...

  7. Role of environmental education in addressing Human-Animal conflict in Zambia's game management area

    Contributor(s):: Chimbwe Nyambe

    Human-animal conflict, particularly human-carnivore conflict, is a growing problem in today’s crowded world, and can have significant impacts on both human and wildlife populations. Despite the application of different management practices, both locally and globally, the problem still...

  8. The pet in contemporary art

    Contributor(s):: Elmarie Pretorius

    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the figure of the pet in contemporary art. I will argue that the pet offers rich potential for creative exploration that challenges the conventional binaries of self/other, human/animal, and tame/wild in a way that tries to speak of a different...

  9. Social detox

    Contributor(s):: Renn Hartmann

    The extent of animal abuse, neglect and abandonment places increased pressure on animal welfare organisations to protect the welfare of animals. Such organisations operate under restricting circumstances, doing what they can with what they have and under heavy reliance on support from the public....

  10. Tangible space: centre for animal assisted therapy.

    Contributor(s):: Andri Verwey

    In the Centre for Animal Assisted Therapy, animals act as a therapeutic intervention to improve the well-being of therapy patients. The main medical success of this mode of therapy lies within the tactile experience of touch. This thesis is about discovering an architecture that acts as a...

  11. Unzoo: creating conservational conscience - a progressive development scheme for Johannesburg Zoo

    Contributor(s):: Bronwyn Anne Allcock

    Humans and animals have a diverse and complex set of relationships but their inextricable narratives of development leave them interdependent. By understanding the human fascination with other living beings, in conjunction with our responsibility of preserving the planet, the importance of...

  12. PolĂ­ticas de controle populacional de animais errantes e de zoonoses

    Contributor(s):: Henrique Augusto Reberte

    Este trabalho de conclusão de curso traz a problemática do controle populacional de animais errantes e de zoonoses no Estado brasileiro sob o ponto de vista dos direitos dos animais. Inicialmente se estabelece que estes são sujeitos de direito, os quais devem ser considerados...

  13. The Animals in Our Stories: Reading Human-Animal History, Kinship, and Inheritance in Asian Diasporic Literature

    Contributor(s):: Nandini Thiyagarajan

    This dissertation approaches literary animals in Asian diasporic novels through the concept of drawing close. I am interested in how literary animals can communicate an endeavour to draw animals close, and how literary representations of this closeness imagine normative human-animal relationships...

  14. Potential Role of Pet Cats As a Sentinel Species for Human Exposure to Flame Retardants

    Contributor(s):: Luis A. Henríquez-Hernández, Elena Carretón, María Camacho, José Alberto Montoya-Alonso, Luis D. Boada, Verónica Bernal Martín, Yaiza Falcón Cordón, Soraya Falcón Cordón, Manuel Zumbado, Octavio P. Luzardo

    Flame retardants are a wide group of chemicals used by the industry to avoid combustion of materials. These substances are commonly found in plastics, electronic equipment, fabrics, and in many other everyday articles. Subsequently, ubiquitous environmental contamination by these common chemical...

  15. Minor Immediate Effects of a Dog on Children's Reading Performance and Physiology

    Contributor(s):: Lisa Schretzmayer, Kurt Kotrschal, Andrea Beetz

    Literacy is a key factor in occupational success and social integration. However, an increasing number of children lack appropriate reading skills. There is growing evidence that dogs have positive effects on reading performance. We investigated the short-term effects of dogs on reading...

  16. Caregiver Reports of Interactions between Children up to 6 Years and Their Family Dog—Implications for Dog Bite Prevention

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    | Contributor(s):: Christine Arhant, Andrea Martina Beetz, Josef Troxler

    In children up to 6 years, interactions such as interfering with the dog’s resources and also benign behaviors (e.g., petting) commonly precede a bite incident with the family dog. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to explore the development of everyday interactions between...

  17. A Birth Cohort Analysis to Study Dog Walking in Adolescence Shows No Relationship with Objectively Measured Physical Activity

    | Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, Andrew R. Ness, Calum Mattocks, Robert M. Christley

    Physical inactivity during childhood and adolescence is a serious health concern. There are few studies of the activity undertaken by adolescents when walking with the family dog, and the effect of this on objectively measured physical activity levels. Objective measures of physical activity...

  18. Canine Detection of the Volatilome: A Review of Implications for Pathogen and Disease Detection

    | Contributor(s):: Craig Angle, Lowell Paul Waggoner, Arny Ferrando, Pamela Haney, Thomas Passler

    The volatilome is the entire set of volatile organic compounds (VOC) produced by an organism. The accumulation of VOC inside and outside of the body reflects the unique metabolic state of an organism. Scientists are developing technologies to non-invasively detect VOC for the purposes of medical...

  19. Assistance Dogs: Historic Patterns and Roles of Dogs Placed by ADI or IGDF Accredited Facilities and by Non-Accredited U.S. Facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Sandra Walther, Mariko Yamamoto, Abigail Paige Thigpen, Anaissa Garcia, Neil H. Willits, Lynette A. Hart

    Dogs’ roles to support people with disabilities are increasing. Existing U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to the use of dogs for people with disabilities are only minimally enforced. Pushback legislation against some aspects of uses of assistance dogs currently is being passed or...

  20. Prevalence of Canine Obesity, Obesity-Related Metabolic Dysfunction, and Relationship with Owner Obesity in an Obesogenic Region of Spain

    | Contributor(s):: J. Alberto Montoya-Alonso, Inmaculada Bautista-Castaño, Cristina Peña, Lourdes Suárez, M. Candelaria Juste, Asta Tvarijonaviciute

    The main objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of canine obesity and obesity-related metabolic dysfunction (ORMD) in the obesogenic area in Spain. The prevalence of overweight/obesity among owners of obese pets was also evaluated. In the sample population studied (93 client-owned...