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  1. Portrayals of Animals in COVID-19 News Media

    Contributor(s):: Hooper, Jes, Aiello, Thomas, Hill, Kristine

    With animals as the primary and intermediary vectors of COVID-19, we sought to understand the ways in which animals were represented in UK news media during the emergence of the global pandemic and how these portrayals impact the lives of humans and animals. Using the Lexis-Nexis online media...

  2. Assistive Technology Use among Older Adults with Vision Loss: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Canadian Newspapers

    Contributor(s):: Fuchigami, Katharine, McGrath, Colleen, Bengall, Jordana, Kim, Stephanie, Debbie Laliberte, Rudman

    Low vision assistive devices are often positioned as enabling continued social participation and engagement by older adults in everyday activities; however, previous research suggests that the use of such technologies is restricted by various environmental factors. With little attention...

  3. Reliability of internet information on bite behavior of domestic dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Ito, K., Shiga, Y., Tanaka, M., Matsuura, A., Irimajiri, M.

    Many dog owners who are dealing with behavioral problems in their dog look for solutions on the internet. However, the quality of the information available online has not yet been assessed. Therefore, in this study, we comprehensively collected information available online on behavior...

  4. Institutional persistence despite cultural change: a historical case study of the re-categorization of dogs in Germany

    | Contributor(s):: Pfau-Effinger, B., Sebastian, M.

  5. Discrimination towards People Partnered with Assistance Dogs in Canada: Implications for Policy and Practice

    | Contributor(s):: Graham, Taryn M., Lucyk, Kelsey, Diep, Lucy, Rock, Melanie J.

  6. Recognizing and Mitigating Canine Stress during Animal Assisted Interventions

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    | Contributor(s):: Townsend, L., Gee, N. R.

    Animal-assisted Interventions (AAI) proliferated rapidly since clinicians and researchers first noted the positive effects animals have on people struggling with physical and mental health concerns. The intersection of AAI with the field of animal welfare evolved from considering animals'...

  7. The Spectacular Environmentalism of Cecil the Lion

    | Contributor(s):: McCubbin, Sandra Gillian

  8. Dreaming about dogs: an online survey

    | Contributor(s):: Schredl, M., Bailer, C., Weigel, M. S., Welt, M. S.

  9. Endangered Exotic Pets on Social Media in the Middle East: Presence and Impact

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    | Contributor(s):: Leonarda B. Spee, Susan J. Hazel, Eleonora Dal Grande, Wayne S.J. Boardman, Anne-Lise Chaber

    The popularization of exotic pets on celebrity social media in the Middle East has led to questionable impacts on exotic pet demand and threats to species conservation. The objective of this study was to identify exotic animal species featured on Middle Eastern celebrity social media account...

  10. Responding to Risk: Regulation or Prohibition? New Zealand Media Reporting of Thoroughbred Jumps Racing 2016–2018

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    | Contributor(s):: Kylie A. Legg, Mary Breheny, Erica K. Gee, Chris W. Rogers

    Jumps racing involves a higher risk of accident and fatality than flat racing. The wide accessibility of media, combined with alternate views regarding the place of animals in society, raises the question of the acceptability of the continuation of jumps racing. Racing data and media articles...

  11. The Use of Primate “Actors” in Feature Films 1990–2013

    | Contributor(s):: Aldrich, Brooke Catherine

    This study examined the use of nonhuman primate “actors” (PAs) in promotional trailers for wide-release, English-language CARA-rated films released between 1990 and 2013. A comprehensive list of films featuring PAs was constructed using internet databases and snowball sampling. Changes in the...

  12. Newspaper Portrayals, Local Policies, and Dog-Supportive Public Space: Who's Wagging Whom?

    | Contributor(s):: Toohey, Ann M., Rock, Melanie J.

    Dog-walking promotes physical activity and positive social interactions, and thus dog-walking has implications for people's physical and mental health. As a result, experts in public health have endorsed designing and managing public space to support dog-walking. Nevertheless, the presence of...

  13. Dog Movie Stars and Dog Breed Popularity: A Case Study in Media Influence on Choice

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    | Contributor(s):: Stefano Ghirlanda, Alberto Acerbi, Harold Herzog

    Fashions and fads are important phenomena that influence many individual choices. They are ubiquitous in human societies, and have recently been used as a source of data to test models of cultural dynamics. Although a few statistical regularities have been observed in fashion cycles, their...

  14. What can the quantitative and qualitative behavioural assessment of videos of sheep moving through an autonomous data capture system tell us about welfare?

    | Contributor(s):: Grant, Emily P., Brown, Amy, Wickham, Sarah L., Anderson, Fiona, Barnes, Anne L., Fleming, Patricia A., Miller, David W.

    Sheep can be exposed to a variety of challenges and failure to adapt to these challenges can compromise their health and wellbeing. Regular monitoring of stock on large-scale or extensive systems may not always be possible, although recent technological advancements in automated data capture,...

  15. Speak Softly or Carry a Big Stick?: Comparing the Approaches of The Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Rachel Ruben

    My thesis explores the varying methods that animal protection groups use to achieve their goal of increased protection for animals. In particular, I compare, contrast, and critique the approaches of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals...

  16. Emotional support animal assessments: Toward a standard and comprehensive model for mental health professionals

    | Contributor(s):: Younggren, Jeffrey N., Boness, Cassandra L., Bryant, Leisl M., Koocher, Gerald P.

  17. Felino: The Philosophical Practice of Making an Interspecies Videogame

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    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Westerlaken, Stefano Gualeni

    This paper describes the design process of an interspecies video game that has its foundations in the field of Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI), but is inspired by philosophical notions and approaches including Jos De Mul’s work on biohermeneutics (De Mul 2013), Pierce’s theory of...

  18. Creating Junior Ethologists

    | Contributor(s):: Farenga, Stephen J., Joyce, Beverly A., Ness, Daniel

  19. Media, Mental Health and Man's Best Friend

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    | Contributor(s):: Suzanne Spinosa

    Using two media newspaper publications as a means of archival data, this paper proposed that the shift in perception of animals in mental health setting has changed over time. There is now data examining the role of animals in a human's well-being and the increased importance of an...

  20. Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies on the Affective Network of Adolescents with Internet Gaming Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Kang, K. D., Jung, T. W., Park, I. H., Han, D. H.