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  1. Understanding death in cultural context: A study of Mexican children and their families

    Contributor(s):: Gutierrez, Isabel T.

  2. Wildlife after death: Zoomorphology and modernism

    Contributor(s):: Lippit, Akira Mizuta

  3. In search of human nature

    Contributor(s):: Bouchard, Thomas J., Jr.

  4. Attachment between humans and dogs

    Contributor(s):: Nagasawa, Miho, Mogi, Kazutaka, Kikusui, Takefumi

  5. Factors influencing the temporal patterns of dyadic behaviours and interactions between domestic cats and their owners

    Contributor(s):: Wedl, M., Bauer, B., Gracey, D., Grabmayer, C., Spielauer, E., Day, J., Kotrschal, K.

  6. Animal welfare science - working at the interface between the natural and social sciences

    Contributor(s):: Lund, V., Coleman, G., Gunnarsson, S., Appleby, M. C., Karkinen, K.

    Animal welfare science has pioneered in interdisciplinary work in many ways. However, this work has mainly taken place among researchers from the natural sciences. This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using broad interdisciplinary approaches to scientific animal welfare...

  7. Editorial: concepts of animal welfare. (Special issue: Concepts of animal welfare)

    Contributor(s):: Hagen, K., Bos, R. van den, Buning, T. de C.

    Four of the papers in this issue of Acta Biotheoretica came from the symposium held in Bad Neuenahr, Germany last 8-9 October 2009. The theme was "Concepts of animal welfare-interdisciplinary perspectives". The topics of the papers are: a history of animal welfare science; health and welfare in...

  8. The effect of visiting zoos on human health and quality of life

    Contributor(s):: Sakagami, T., Ohta, M.

    The increased mental stress of daily life and aging of the population are serious matters in Japan. There are many studies regarding the effects of human-animal interactions on mental and physical human health, whereas there are few studies examining the effects of visiting zoos. To determine the...

  9. Highlighting ethical decisions underlying the scoring of animal welfare in the Welfare QualityReg. scheme. (Special Issue: Knowing animals.)

    Contributor(s):: Veissier, I., Jensen, K. K., Botreau, R., Sandoe, P.

    All systems of scoring animal units (groups, farms, slaughter plants, etc) according to the level of the animals' welfare are based inevitably on normative decisions. Similarly, all methods of labelling, in terms of acceptability, are based on choices reflecting ethical values. The evaluative...

  10. The performance of farm animal assessment. (Special Issue: Knowing animals.)

    Contributor(s):: Roe, E., Buller, H., Bull, J.

    This paper argues that the current drive towards greater use of animal-based measures for welfare assessment raises important issues for how farm visits by welfare assessors are performed. As social scientists, we employ a number of contemporary social science ideas to offer a new approach to...