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  1. Pampered pets or poor bastards? The welfare of dogs kept as companion animals

    Contributor(s):: Meyer, Iben, Forkman, Björn, Fredholm, Merete, Glanville, Carmen, Guldbrandtsen, Bernt, Ruiz Izaguirre, Eliza, Palmer, Clare, Sandøe, Peter

    Over the past two centuries, the typical life of dogs has changed dramatically, especially in the Global North. Dogs have moved into human homes, becoming human companions. In many respects, this change seems to have led to improvements in dog welfare. However, the shift into family homes from...

  2. Humans and Goats: Improving Knowledge for a Better Relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Celozzi, Stefania, Battini, Monica, Prato-Previde, Emanuela, Mattiello, Silvana

    There is consensus that the quality of the human–animal relationship (HAR) is relevant to guarantee appropriate levels of animal welfare. Given the impact that HAR may have on both goats and human beings, the aim of the present review is to elucidate: (1) how humans and goats communicate;...

  3. Effects of restraint on heifers during gentle human-animal interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Lange, Annika, Waiblinger, Susanne, van Hasselt, Regien, Mundry, Roger, Futschik, Andreas, Lürzel, Stephanie

  4. Influence of handler relationships and experience on health parameters, glucocorticoid responses and behaviour of semi-captive Asian elephants

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    | Contributor(s):: Crawley, J. A. H., Liehrmann, O., Franco Dos Santos, D. J., Brown, J., Nyein, U. K., Aung, H. H., Htut, W., Oo, Z. M., Seltmann, M. W., Webb, J. L., Lahdenperä, M., Lummaa, V.

    Declining wild populations combined with accumulating captive populations of e.g. livestock, pets, draught and zoo animals have resulted in some threatened species with substantial proportions of their populations in captivity. The interactions animals have with humans in captivity depend on...

  5. Shifting Preservice Teachers’ Views of Animal Welfare and Advocacy through a Human-Animal Relationships Course

    | Contributor(s):: Tardif-Williams, Christine Yvette, Binfet, John-Tyler, Rousseau, Camille Xinmei

  6. Alienation, Modernization, and Animal Welfare: Human-Animal Relationships at the Farm, State, and Country Levels

    | Contributor(s):: Briscoe, Michael D.

  7. The Perceived Impact of The First UK COVID-19 Lockdown on Companion Animal Welfare and Behaviour: A Mixed-Method Study of Associations with Owner Mental Health

    | Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, Emily, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Shahab, Lion, Ratschen, Elena, Toner, Paul, Kale, Dimitra, Reeve, Catherine, Mills, Daniel S.

  8. Redefining human-animal relationships: an evaluation of methods to allow their empirical measurement in zoos

    | Contributor(s):: Patel, F., Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Ward, S. J.

  9. Negative attitudes of Danish dairy farmers to their livestock correlates negatively with animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Andreasen, S. N., Sandoe, P., Waiblinger, S., Forkman, B.

  10. On-farm testing of dairy calves' avoidance response to human approach: Effects of sex, age and test order

    | Contributor(s):: Ellingsen-Dalskau, K., Dean, K. R., Rousing, T.

  11. Conducting sensitive social science research about on-farm animal welfare incidents: challenges and approaches

    | Contributor(s):: Devitt, C., Kelly, P., Blake, M., Hanlon, A., More, S. J.

  12. Attitudes of beef producers to disbudding and perception of pain in cattle

    | Contributor(s):: Wikman, I., Hokkanen, A. H., Pastell, M., Kauppinen, T., Valros, A., Hanninen, L.

  13. The relationship between working horse welfare state and their owners' empathy level and perception of equine pain

    | Contributor(s):: Luna, D., Vasquez, R. A., Yanez, J. M., Tadich, T.

  14. Assessing the welfare level of intensive fattening pig farms in Germany with the Welfare Quality (R) protocol: does farm size matter?

    | Contributor(s):: Meyer-Hamme, S. E. K., Lambertz, C., Gauly, M.

  15. Assessing and Enhancing the Welfare of Animals with Equivocal and Reliable Cues

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    | Contributor(s):: Jason V. Watters, Bethany L. Krebs

    The actions of human caretakers strongly influence animals living under human care. Here, we consider how intentional and unintentional signals provided by caretakers can inform our assessment of animals’ well-being as well as help to support it. Our aim is to assist in further developing...

  16. The Impact of COVID-19 on the Working Equid Community: Responses from 1530 Individuals Accessing NGO Support in 14 Low- and Middle-Income Countries

    | Contributor(s):: Wild, I., Gedge, A., Burridge, J., Burford, J.

  17. Response of UK Horse, Pony and Donkey Owners to the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    | Contributor(s):: Hockenhull, J., Bell, C., White, J., Rogers, S.

  18. Becoming the centaur : developing non-dominant human-horse relationships in Yorkshire

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    | Contributor(s):: Kirsty Roisin Cameron Ferrier

    This project will add to and build upon the existing anthropological literature on human-animal relations by challenging how categories such as ‘nature’, ‘culture’, ‘ethics’, ‘domestication’, and ‘kinship’ are deployed in a...

  19. Koi (Cyprinus rubrofuscus) Seek Out Tactile Interaction with Humans: General Patterns and Individual Differences

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    | Contributor(s):: Fife-Cook, I., Franks, B.

    The study of human-animal interactions has provided insights into the welfare of many species. To date, however, research has largely focused on human relationships with captive mammals, with relatively little exploration of interactions between humans and other vertebrates, despite non-mammals...

  20. Human-Animal Relationship in Dairy Farming: Evaluation of measures for on-farm application and investigation of influences on cows´ behaviour towards humans

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    | Contributor(s):: Asja Ebinghaus

    The objective of the present thesis was (1) to evaluate measures of the human-animal relationship (HAR) in dairy cows regarding their reliability, validity and practical applicability in animal welfare science and breeding. (2) Moreover, important human and farm influences on the cows´...