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Animals in the media: New boundaries of risk?
Contributor(s):: Gerber, David L. J., Burton-Jeangros, Claudine, Dubied, Annik
Anxiety influences attention bias but not flight speed and crush score in beef cattle
Contributor(s):: Lee, Caroline, Cafe, Linda M., Robinson, Samantha L., Doyle, Rebecca E., Lea, Jim M., Small, Alison H., Colditz, Ian G.
Attentional biases towards threatening stimuli are increased when animals are in anxious states. An ability to assess negatively valanced affective states such as anxiety are important as they may be related to poor welfare. Flight speed and crush score are two well established tests of...
Contributor(s):: Rhode, Maria
Finn is a fostered boy aged eight, seen three times a week for psychotherapy. He and an older sibling were removed from his parents when Finn was aged five, and placed with the current foster carers. The placement has periodically been jeopardised by his chaotic and destructive behavior, which...
Dangerous dog or dastardly dude? Anthropomorphism, threat, and willingness to approach non-human targets
Contributor(s):: Butterfield, Max Edward
Determining the Differences in Hurricane Perception and Evacuation Behavior in the Elderly of South Carolina
Contributor(s):: Bowser, Gregg
Domestic violence and the abuse of pets: researching the link and its implications in Ireland
Contributor(s):: Allen, Mary, Gallagher, Barbara, Jones, Boyd
Factors affecting dog–dog interactions on walks with their owners
Contributor(s):: Řezáč, Petr, Viziová, Petra, Dobešová, Michaela, Havlíček, Zdeněk, Pospíšilová, Dagmar
Little is known about factors influencing dyadic interactions between dogs in public places. This paper reports on the effect of dog age, gender and size, human gender and the use of a leash on the occurrence of body sniffing, scent-marking, playing games, showing a threat and biting in canine...
Longitudinal effects of human supremacy beliefs and vegetarianism threat on moral exclusion (vs. inclusion) of animals
Contributor(s):: Leite, Ana C., Dhont, Kristof, Hodson, Gordon
New perspectives on dolphin whistles: Evaluating signal context, categorization and memory
Contributor(s):: Bruck, Jason Neal
Pets, intimate partner violence, and the abuser's perspective
Contributor(s):: Stevenson, Rochelle
Domestic violence remains a serious social issue. In North America, millions of women are victimized each year, and many of these women are victims of violence at the hand of their intimate partners. A small but growing body of research on domestic violence has shown that companion animals are...
Recent animal disease outbreaks and their impact on human populations
| Contributor(s):: Jeff B Bender, William Hueston, Michael Osterholm
There are very positive and strong connections between animals and humans, but also reasons for concern because about 61% of all human pathogens are zoonotic. The increase in new diseases, is due to increases in world trade, animal translocation, ecological disruptions, climate change,...
Spatial distribution of attitudes toward proposed management strategies for a wildlife recovery
| Contributor(s):: Morzillo, Anita T., Mertig, Angela G., Garner, Nathan, Liu, Jianguo
Wildlife managers regularly incorporate human attitudes into decisions involving wildlife conservation. Knowing the spatial distribution of particular attitudes may further assist managers in determining distribution of support of or threats against wildlife species. Using results from a mail...
The adaptive value of tool-aided defense against wild animal attacks
| Contributor(s):: Crabb, Peter B., Elizaga, Andrew
The Effects of Owl Decoys and Non-Threatening Objects on Bird Feeding Behavior
| Contributor(s):: Leah Rensel, Jannell Wilder
As traditional agricultural practices change, the scarecrow has also been renovated and modernized to include mock natural predators, such as owls, hawks, and falcons instead of comical human representations. These facsimiles represent an excellent opportunity to examine anti-predatory tactics...
The social regulation of neural threat responding
| Contributor(s):: Brown, Casey, Coan, James A., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy
Trans-Species Urban Politics: Stories From a Beach
| Contributor(s):: Holmberg, Tora