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  1. The impact of tickling rats on human-animal interactions and rat welfare

    Contributor(s):: Megan Renee LaFollette, Brianna N Gaskill (adviser)

    Rats initially fear humans which can lead to negative affect, poor welfare, and difficult handling. Also, modeling and measuring positive affect states in rats can pose an additional challenge. Heterospecific play, or “tickling,” is a handling habituation technique that mimics rat...

  2. Determining the Effect of Visitor Group Size and Other Variables on the Behavior of Orangutans at the Oregon Zoo as a Measure of Welfare

    Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Kaytlynn Fyock, Randy Zelick (adviser)

    The Oregon Zoo is home to many exotic animals, including Bornean and Sumatran orangutans. They live in a relatively new naturalistic exhibit and are subject to large volumes of visitor traffic throughout the day. This is a pilot study to determine the variables and details necessary to conduct a...

  3. Working with Animals

     Fact sheet on working with animals produced by the Women’s Occupational Health Resource Center (WOHRC). The WOHRC (1979-1987) was a research and training program devoted to identifying and better understanding hazards faced by women workers. WOHRC was housed in Columbia’s School...

  4. Investigating human/animal relations in science, culture and work

    Contributor(s):: Tora Holmberg

    How can we make sense of the ambiguous and historically shifting characteristics of human/animal relations? How can these relations be analysed in terms of power and hierarchies intersecting with gender, race, class and nationality?  This collection of essays, derived from a Nordic workshop...

  5. The objectification of animals

    Contributor(s):: Felix Mariano Vallejos

    Motivated by the obvious naturalization of the mistreatment of nonhuman species, it manifests in everyday areas such as food, clothing, sport and entertainment, the present work aims to address the relationship between man and animals, starting with the following question: Why do we objectify...

  6. Navigating the human-animal boundary

    Contributor(s):: Russell, Nerissa

  7. Animal Consciousness from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

    Contributor(s):: Edgecombe, Rodney Stenning

  8. Do Animals Have an Interest in Liberty?

    Contributor(s):: Cochrane, Alasdair

  9. Animal versus human consciousness: assessing evidence for animal consciousness: the question of episodic memory

    Contributor(s):: Droege, Paula, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.

  10. Animal versus human consciousness: rethinking the cognitive abilities of animals

    Contributor(s):: Steiner, Gary, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.

  11. Animal versus human consciousness: what are animals concious of?

    Contributor(s):: Morin, Alan, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.

  12. Anthropomorphisms: can animals make "Art"? Popular and scientific discourses about expressivity and cognition in primates

    Contributor(s):: Desmond, Jane C., Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.

  13. Anthropomorphisms: science of the monkey mind: primate penchants and human pursuits

    Contributor(s):: Waller, Sara, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.

  14. Anthropomorphisms: the historical animal mind: "Sagacity" in nineteenth-century Britain

    Contributor(s):: Boddice, Rob, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.

  15. Embodiments and interembodiments: brains, bodies, and minds: against a hierarchy of animal faculties

    Contributor(s):: Dillard-Wright, David, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.

  16. Embodiments and interembodiments: inner experience as perception(like) with attitude

    Contributor(s):: Mitchell, Robert W., Smith, Julie A.

  17. Embodiments and interembodiments: the meaning of "Energy" in Cesar Millan's discourse in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.

  18. Embodiments and interembodiments: the voice of the living: becoming-artistic and the creaturely refrain in D. H. Lawrence's "Tortoise Shout"

    Contributor(s):: Rohman, Carrie, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.

  19. Embodiments and interembodiments: thinking like a whale: interdisciplinary methods for the study of human-animal interactions

    Contributor(s):: Warkentin, Traci, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.

  20. Embodiments and interembodiments: toward a privileging of the nonverbal: communication, corporeal synchrony, and transcendence in humans and horses

    Contributor(s):: Argent, Gala, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.