‘Anthrozoology’ refers to the study of human and non-human animal interactions.

This is a relatively new discipline and covers a broad range of subjects. Here we focus on some of the key issues including the complex relationships and attitudes people have with wild, farm and companion animals.The actions of humans increasingly come into conflict with other animals, negatively impacting their welfare. Anthrozoology will have a vital role to play both in understanding how and why people interact with animals the way they do, and in contributing to sustainable behaviour change solutions.This page will explore how anthrozoology can be relevant to your field, and many of the resources can assist you in your work. 

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Robert received his PhD in philosophy from Stanford University in 2005 and is currently an Associate Professor at California State University.
Cathy is a social development consultant and the Coordinator of the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Project.