To eat or not to eat companion dogs: symbolic value of dog meat and human–dog companionship in contemporary South Korea
| Contributor(s):: Julien Dugnoille
South Korea is widely regarded as a nation that eats dogs. Today, South Korean civil discourses emphasize a clear boundary between companion animals and livestock but an ethnographic approach to the South Korean dog-meat trade reveals that this taxonomy does not always represent how dogs are...
Pets, Purity and Pollution: Why Conventional Models of Disease Transmission Do Not Work for Pet Rat Owners
| Contributor(s):: Charlotte Robin, Elizabeth Perkins, Francine Watkins, Robert Christley
In the United Kingdom, following the emergence of Seoul hantavirus in pet rat owners in 2012, public health authorities tried to communicate the risk of this zoonotic disease, but had limited success. To explore this lack of engagement with health advice, we conducted in-depth, semi-structured...
Effects of an insect-mediated mental healthcare program for mentally disordered children
| Contributor(s):: Jun, YoungSoon, Bae, SungMin, Shin, TaeYoung, Lee, SeungHee, Gwak, WonSeok, Ahn, YongOh, Kim, InHui, Lee, SeeNae, Kim, DongJun, Kim, TaeHo, Woo, SooDong
Insects are the most diverse groups of animals on the planet, representing more than one-half of all known living organisms, and are found in nearly every environment. Recently, the importance of insects as food sources or as pets has increased in many countries, including Korea. In addition,...
Comparative studies of emotional behaviors of house and stray dogs
| Contributor(s):: Kim, N. Y., Kim, K. H., Kim, S. J., Jeon, B. T., Park, P. J., Thomas, D. G., Moon, S. H.
Background: The industry of companion animal has been growing steadily in Korea. However, alongside this rapid growth, insufficient knowledge and immature civic awareness of the responsibilities of companion animal ownership has resulted in an increase in the number of stray animals. Aim: The aim...
Association between pet ownership and the sensitization to pet allergens in adults with various allergic diseases
| Contributor(s):: Park, YongBum, Mo, EunKyung, Lee, JaeYoung, Kim, JooHee, Kim, CheolHong, Hyun, InGyu, Choi, JeongHee
Acoustic features of vocalizations of Korean native cows ( Bos taurus coreanea ) in two different conditions
| Contributor(s):: Yeon, SeongChan, Jeon, JungHwan, Houpt, K. A., Chang, HongHee, Lee, HeeChun, Lee, HyoJong
The purpose of this study was to analyse the acoustic features of vocalizations of Korean native cows (Bos taurus coreanea) and to examine the differences between oestrus and feed anticipating vocalizations. The animals used in this experiment were 26 Korean native cows (Bos taurus coreanea)....
A study of the interactions of human, pig, and the human pork tapeworm
| Contributor(s):: Nemeth, D. J.
The role of pigsty-privies on Cheju Island, South Korea, in the transmission of helminth parasites from pig to man is discussed with particular reference to Taenia solium. It appears that pigsty-privies reduce the incidence of intestinal nematode infections in the human population but not that of...
An international comparison of female and male students' attitudes to the use of animals. (Special issue: Minding animals: Emerging issues concerning our relationships with other animals.)
| Contributor(s):: Phillips, C., Izmirli, S., Aldavood, J., Alonso, M., Choe, Bi, Hanlon, A., Handziska, A., Illmann, G., Keeling, L., Kennedy, M., Lee, Gwi, Lund, V., Mejdell, C., Pelagic, V., Rehn, T.
Previous research has demonstrated that in households where the male partner is more dominant, there is convergence in male and female attitudes towards animals, whereas if the female partner is empowered they exhibit greater empathy towards animals than the male partner. We tested this theory of...