Influences on the avoidance and approach behaviour of dairy goats towards an unfamiliar human - an on-farm study
Contributor(s):: Mersmann, D., Schmied-Wagner, C., Nordmann, E., Graml, C., Waiblinger, S.
The human-animal relationship (HAR) is an important factor for successful animal husbandry and animal welfare. Thus, the HAR is included in on-farm assessments to evaluate overall welfare. For dairy goats, validated tests to assess the HAR are lacking. The aim of the present study was to evaluate...
Interaction with shelter dogs reduces negative affect of adolescents in substance use disorder treatment
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Contributor(s):: Ellsworth, L. M., Tragesser, S., Newberry, R. C.
We investigated the effectiveness of a human-animal interaction program, involving dogs from an animal shelter, in improving affect of adolescent males in inpatient treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). We hypothesized that adolescents would experience improvements in affect and attitudes...
An investigation of the Rusbult Investment Model of commitment in relationships with pets
Contributor(s):: Baker, Z. G., Petit, W. E., Brown, C. M.
The present research examines relationships between people and their pets through the lens of the Rusbult Investment Model. The Rusbult Investment Model identifies important antecedents to commitment in a relationship: satisfaction with the relationship, quality of alternatives to the...
Local Attitudes towards Bear Management after Illegal Feeding and Problem Bear Activity
Contributor(s):: Sara Dubois, David Fraser
The “pot bears” received international media attention in 2010 after police discovered the intentional feeding of over 20 black bears during the investigation of an alleged marijuana-growing operation in Christina Lake, British Columbia, Canada. A two-phase random digit dialing survey...
The prevalence and implications of human-animal co-sleeping in an Australian sample
Contributor(s):: Smith, B., Thompson, K., Clarkson, L., Dawson, D.
Sleep research is characterized by an interest in humans, with the realm of animal sleep left largely to ethologists and animal scientists. However, the lives of sleep-study participants and those with sleep problems frequently involve animals. For the majority of the population in developed...
Social dimensions of the human-avian bond: parrots and their persons
Contributor(s):: Anderson, P. K.
Though birds are among the most popular companion animals in the United States, little scholarly research has focused on the human- companion parrot relationship. This study uses an ethnographic approach and qualitative analysis to examine the parrot-pet owner relationship. Two and one half weeks...
The relationship between types of human-animal interaction and attitudes about animals: an exploratory study
Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K.
Existing theory and research suggests that understanding the nuances of particular instantiations of human-animal relationships is important in promoting positive, mutually beneficial relationships between people and animals. One such aspect of human-animal interaction (HAI) involves species of...
'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs
Contributor(s):: Harding, S.
Animals in war, animals on war: new perspectives from a theater of species
Contributor(s):: Chaudhuri, U.
Attitudes of dairy farmers toward cow welfare in relation to housing, management and productivity
Contributor(s):: Kauppinen, T., Valros, A., Vesala, K. M.
Attitudes toward animals among German children and adolescents
Contributor(s):: Binngiesser, J., Wilhelm, C., Randler, C.
Development and testing of an on-farm welfare assessment protocol for dairy goats
Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Stubsjoen, S. M., Valle, P. S.
Human-animal relationships at sheep and cattle abattoirs
Contributor(s):: Coleman, G. J., Rice, M., Hemsworth, P. H.
Human-animal relationships in the Norwegian dairy goat industry: assessment of pain and provision of veterinary treatment (Part II)
Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Valle, P. S.
Contributor(s):: Corr, S. A.
Bystander apathy in animal abuse cases: exploring barriers to child and adolescent intervention
| Contributor(s):: Arluke, A.
The present study examines how children and adolescents respond when witnessing animal abuse and why many do not intervene to help animal victims. Ethnographic interviews were conducted with 25 late adolescents who witnessed animal abuse months or years earlier. Results were generally...
Does diversionary feeding create nuisance bears and jeopardize public safety?
| Contributor(s):: Rogers, L. L.
Human-animal relationships in the Norwegian dairy goat industry: attitudes and empathy towards goats (Part I)
| Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Tufte, P. A., Skjerve, E., Valle, P. S.
Mixed-breed guarding dogs reduce conflict between goat herders and native carnivores in Patagonia
| Contributor(s):: Gonzalez, A., Novaro, A., Funes, M., Pailacura, O., Bolgeri, M. J., Walker, S.
Some successful methods to mitigate conflicts caused by common ravens in an industrial environment
| Contributor(s):: Merrell, R. J.