Human Animal Bond Research

Purdue University announced today it will launch a new online resource in early 2012 to further the study of the human-animal bond.

The Purdue University Press and School of Veterinary Medicine will develop the site, “HABRI Central.” Named for the nonprofit Human Animal Bond Research Initiative that funded the project through an $831,535 grant, the site will serve as a comprehensive bibliography and repository of scholarly material, an online publishing platform for peer-reviewed content, and a virtual collaborative community for those involved in human-animal bond studies.  

Human-animal bond research explores the complex relationships between animals and humans and covers disciplines including agriculture, anthropology, nursing, psychology, sociology, law, veterinary medicine and zoology.

“While a great deal of research has been done to date on the positive physical, mental and emotional human health benefits derived from our relationships with pets and other animals, it is scattered and difficult to access,” says Steve Hellem, executive director of the HABRI Foundation. “By supporting a new online research center, we will enable further studies into the power of the human-animal bond, including ways to help humans make informed decisions about their own health.”

Founding sponsors of HABRI include the American Pet Products Association, Petco and Pfizer Animal Health.

To learn more about HABRI, click here


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Phyllis   Pullman, WA

2/20/2012 4:48:24 PM

This is great news, and I'm so glad it has finally come about. Congratulations to Purdue for doing this, and for the funding to make it happen

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Liza   Grand Bay-Westfield, NB

11/8/2011 2:00:38 AM

The human/animal bond is truly an amazing thing to experience.

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

11/7/2011 11:47:37 PM

As I wrote on the CC, I hope that the researchers are people with

Good luck to them.

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