A recently published open access paper (December 2018) has added to the growing evidence that living with pets can help protect children against allergy development. Continue reading
The One Health Social Sciences (OH-SS) Initiative is hosting a free webinar series addressing the role of the social sciences in advancing animal, human, and environmental health systems. Continue reading
The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness is an organisation that was set up following the murder of British MP Jo Cox. Launched in January 2017, the commission planned to find ways to combat loneliness in the United Kingdom.
As part of this campaign, the organisation put out a call for submissions and the Society of Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) responded. Our submission can be read below:
When you join SCAS as a member you are automatically entitled to some of the member benefits and discounts of the International Association of Human Animal Interaction Organization (IAHAIO). Continue reading
Saturday 17 March 2018 saw delegates come from across the UK to The College of Animal Welfare in Cambridgeshire for the Society of Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) conference on pets and housing.
For decades, SCAS and its membership have had an active interest in the issues surrounding pets in housing; working to inform government and raise awareness of the health and social benefits from owning pets, and highlighting the potentially devastating consequences of having to surrender pets due to lack of positive pets in housing legislation. Continue reading
‘‘One Health in AAI: Current trends and future collaborations in research and practice.’’
More than 150 delegates from over 30 countries attended the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) symposium which took place from 24 to 26 October 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The symposium was hosted by the Dutch organisation AAIZOO. Continue reading
The International Association of Human-Animal Interaction organizations (IAHAIO) have recently released their November 2018 newsletter.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home have launched a campaign for more pet-friendly social housing policies following research that showed 64% of housing association in London ban tenants from owning dogs in flats with no direct garden street access. Continue reading
A survey by Boehringer Ingelheim and Ipsos Research Institute has shown a number of health benefits to humans in owning a pet, with some key groups receiving the most benefit; namely those with depressive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, cardiac health complaints and children with health issues. Continue reading
A study carried out by researchers in Sweden, and published in the journal Anthrozoos, has revealed that therapy dogs could be used to treat or prevent the development of cardiovascular disease in the elderly by lowering blood pressure of residents in a nursing home. Continue reading