A mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and other animals that is influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and well-being of both. This includes but is not limited to, emotional, psychological, and physical interactions of people, other animals, and the environment.
The AgNIC Human-Animal Bond Page is one of Purdue University's contributions to the Agricultural Network Information Center (AgNIC) project, coordinated by the National Agricultural Library.
Purdue University is a leader in research in this field beginning with the establishment of the Center for Applied Ethology and Human-Animal Interaction by the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. In 1997, the name changed to the Center for the Human-Animal Bond to reflect the relationship that exists between people and the animals that share this earth. In 2000 in cooperation with the Purdue University Press, the Center under the leadership of Dr. Alan Beck developed a destination website [http://www.vet.purdue.edu/chab/] that included a list of "related sites" prepared by the veterinary medical librarian. Expanding on that work, this AgNIC web site on Human-Animal Bond seeks to bring freely-available, quality web resources in this dynamic field to public attention.
In this website, you will find resources on human-animal bond, people helping animals, animals helping people, health benefits and issues, pet loss and grief, and pets and people. Topics covered include animal assisted therapy and activities, service animals, animal rescue and protection, health benefits for animals and people, pet abuse-human abuse, pet loss/grief information and hotlines, as well as human-animal bond educational and research organizations, associations, and societies. Resources can be limited by audience and animal as well.
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This website was developed by Marianne Stowell Bracke, Agricultural Sciences Information Specialist, and Gretchen Stephens, Veterinary Medical Librarian, Purdue University Libraries. Special thanks to Matt Riehle, Kate Kester and Yagiz Mungan for assistance with database development and site design for the search interface.
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HABRI Central is an online platform for open research and collaboration into the relationships between humans and animals, specifically companion animals. HABRI Central uses a combination of library resources steeped in a communicative and collaborative environment to facilitate the discovery, access, production, and preservation of human-animal interaction research. A bibliography of references to human-animal interaction literature helps you to discover existing research while a full-text repository allows you to freely access a wide-array of published texts. Along with these library resources, community-driven discussion areas, knowledge markets, and user groups all allow you to connect and share knowledge with experts, professionals, and others involved in the study of human-animal interaction. These aspects of HABRI Central are supported by the Pets & People journal which provides an outlet for novel, peer-reviewed, human-animal interaction scholarship. By hosting all of these features in an easily accessible and centralized location, HABRI Central helps unite those involved in the study of human-animal interaction across while simultaneously lowering the access barriers that so often prevent the free flow of information among them.
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