1 Areas of study 2 Growth of the field 3 See also 4 References 5 External links
Areas of study
The interaction and enhancement within captive animal interactions. Affective (emotional) or relational bonds between humans and animals Human perceptions and beliefs in respect of other animals How some animals fit into human societies How these vary between cultures, and change over times The study of animal domestication: how and why domestic animals evolved from wild species (paleoanthrozoology) Captive zoo animal bonds with keepers The social construction of animals and what it means to be animal The zoological gaze The human-animal bond Parallels between human-animal interactions and human-technology interactions The symbolism of animals in literature and art The history of animal domestication The intersections of speciesism, racism, and sexism The place of animals in human-occupied spaces The religious significance of animals throughout human history Exploring the cross-cultural ethical treatment of animals The critical evaluation of animal abuse and exploitation Mind, self, and personhood in nonhuman animals The potential human health benefits of companion animal ownership
Growth of the field
There are currently 23 college programs in HAS or a related field in
the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Israel and the
Netherlands, as well as an additional eight veterinary school programs
in North America, and over thirty HAS organizations in the US, Canada,
Great Britain, Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Israel,
Sweden, and Switzerland.
In the UK, the University of Exeter runs an MA in
Birds in culture
Critical animal studies
^ Mills, Daniel S. "Anthrozoology", The Encyclopedia of Applied Animal
Behaviour and Welfare. CABI 2010, pp. 28–30.
^ DeMello, Margo. Teaching the Animal: Human–Animal Studies Across
the Disciplines. Lantern Books, 2010, p. xi. and Hurn, Samantha.
Humans and Other Animals. Pluto Press, 2012.
^ Animals & Society Institute. Archived June 25, 2013, at the
Wayback Machine. Accessed February 23, 2011.
^ Note: the term should not be confused with "animal studies," which
often refers to animal testing.
^ College of Zoological Studies at London Hanover University -
Animals and Society Institute
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