Since the first edition of Between Pets and People in 1983, the authors' then-startling contention that pets benefit our mental and physical health has found wide acceptance. Evidence in our daily lives - in television pet food ads, in doctor's offices outfitted with aquaria - attests to how widely the belief in pets' therapeutic influence is now held. This revised edition of Between Pets and People, with additional data and case studies and expanded references - including a listing of Internet resources - and a foreword by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, analyzes the surprisingly complex relationships we have with our pets. This book contains an important lesson for everyone - to accept ourselves and others in the uncritical way that pets accept us, and come to terms with our own animal nature.
In this book, Daniel K. Miller articulates a new vision of human and animal relationships based on the foundational love ethic within Christianity. Framed around Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan, Animal Ethics and Theology thoughtfully examines the shortcomings of utilitarian and rights-based approaches to animal ethics. By considering the question of animals within the Christian concept of neighbourly love, Miller provides an alternative narrative for understanding the complex relationships that humans have with other animals. This book addresses significant theological questions such as: Does being created in the image of God present a meaningful distinction between humans and other ...
One in the series of Human-Animal Studies ebooks produced as a result of the (printed) publication of the definitive HAS handbook, Teaching the Animal: Human–Animal Studies across the Disciplines. This chapter focuses on cultural studies, includes two course syllabi, and has a full resources section covering all disciplines. Includes the chapter by Christina Risley-Curtis.
What is your pet thinking? Cats who predict earthquakes, dogs who improve marriages, and horses who can add and subtract-animals have long been known to possess amazing talents. Now you can experience for yourself the innate psychic abilities of your pet with "Is Your Pet Psychic?" Learn to exchange ideas with your pet that will enhance your relationship in many ways. Transmit and receive thoughts when you''re at a distance, help lost pets find their way home, even communicate with pets who are deceased. Whether your animal walks, flies, or swims, it is possible to establish a psychic bond and a more meaningful relationship. This book is full of instructions, as well as true case studies from past and present. Read the amazing psychic abilities of real-life petsAssess the level of your pet''s psychic abilitiesPractice telepathic communication with your pet and other living thingsExplore animal ghosts and how you can remain in contact with your pet after deathFor owners of cats, dogs, horses, and other animals