Bigotry and the human–animal divide: (Dis)belief in human evolution and bigoted attitudes across different cultures
Contributor(s):: Syropoulos, Stylianos, Lifshin, Uri, Greenberg, Jeff, Horner, Dylan E., Leidner, Bernhard
Pets in society
Contributor(s):: Dean, R. W.
Prophecies of Palestine: Geology and Intimate Knowledge of the Subterranean
Contributor(s):: Assali, Hadeel
Hyperanimals: Framing Livestock and Climate Change in Danish Imaginaries
Contributor(s):: Winter, Drew Robert
Behind the Tracks: Social and Labor Relations in the United States Horse Racing Industry
Contributor(s):: Richart, Rebecca Suzann
Militarizing Affection: The Making of the Military Working Dog Team
Contributor(s):: Drake, Ashley Elizabeth
Attitudes of stakeholders to animal welfare during slaughter and transport in SE and E Asia
Contributor(s):: Sinclair, M., Zito, S., Idrus, Z., Yan, W., Nhiem, D. V., Lampang, P. N., Phillips, C. J. C.
Appropriate and Appropriated Sites for Elephants: A Case Study of the Making of Museum Objects
Contributor(s):: Swinney, Geoffrey N.
Friday essay: the cultural meanings of wild horses
| Contributor(s):: Michael J. Adams
From 30,000-year-old cave paintings to The Man From Snowy River, wild horses have always been part of human culture. As Australia debates what to do with 'brumbies' in mountain environments, it's time to reconsider their place.
Confirmatory factor analyses of the children's attitudes and behaviors towards animals scale in two eastern cultural contexts
| Contributor(s):: Jessica Wong, David Mellor, Xioayan Xu, Ben Richardson
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the factor stability of the Children’s Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Animals Scale (CABTA) across two eastern contexts: China and Malaysia. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) were conducted on data collected from 700 Chinese mothers...
Artistic freedom or animal cruelty? Contemporary visual art practice that involves live and deceased animals
| Contributor(s):: Coleman, E., Scollen, R., Batorowicz, B., Akenson, D.
This paper examines a selection of 21st-century international examples of exhibited visual artworks involving live or deceased animals. It seeks to reveal the risks and benefits of unique encounters with animals through art and to consider the ethical implications of artwork deploying animals....
People -- Marine Mammal Interactions
| Contributor(s):: Andrew Butterworth (editor), Mark P. Simmonds (editor)
Our relationships with marine mammals are complex. We have used them as resources, and in some places this remains the case; viewed them as competitors and culled them (again ongoing in some localities); been so captivated and intrigued by them that we have taken them into captivity for our...
“You Can’t Ignore the Rat”: Nonhuman Animals in Boundary Work
| Contributor(s):: McCumber, Andrew
White Collies, Beauty or Genetic Defect Regulation and Breeding, 1870-2013
| Contributor(s):: Derry, M.
Multicultural Considerations in AAI
| Contributor(s):: Georgitta Valiyamattam, Mariko Yamamoto, Leticia Fanucchi, Feiran Wang
Attitudes towards non-human animals and the conceptualization of the human-animal bond varies across cultures and population groups, thereby making it a crucial consideration in the field of animal-assisted intervention (AAI). The growing expansion of AAI practice to multicultural populations...
Social Media Contexts Moderate Perceptions of Animals
| Contributor(s):: Riddle, E., MacKay, J. R. D.
The rapid rise of social media in the past decade represents a new space where animals are represented in human society, and this may influence human perceptions, for example driving desire for exotic pet keeping. In this study, 211 participants (49% female) between the ages of 18 to 44 were...
Turning Intentions into Animal Welfare Improvement in the Asian Livestock Sector
| Contributor(s):: Sinclair, Michelle, Morton, John, Phillips, Clive J. C.
Intentions form the basis of behavioral action to improve animal welfare; however an intention-behavior gap has been previously identified. Livestock stakeholders in China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand (n = 1041) involved in slaughter and transport completed a survey in which they were asked...
Animal Welfare in Nepal
| Contributor(s):: Acharya, Krishna Prasad, Acharya, Narayan, Wilson, R. Trevor
The small densely populated country of Nepal rises from just above sea level to more than 8800 m and encompasses many agro-ecological zones. Rich in both nature and culture, livestock are integral to household and national economies. Most Nepalese consider the cow sacred, and slaughter is...
Birds of a feather flock together? Perceived personality matching in owner–dog dyads
| Contributor(s):: Turcsán, Borbála, Range, Friederike, Virányi, Zsófia, Miklósi, Ádám, Kubinyi, Enikő
Partner choice is strongly affected by similarity in physical and psychological characteristics. Although there is a popular belief that dogs share similar personality characteristics with their owners, no studies have yet addressed the topic. Here, we tested for associations between the dog and...
Dog Movie Stars and Dog Breed Popularity: A Case Study in Media Influence on Choice
| 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...