Dramatic changes in people's attitudes towards animals and their treatment have occurred in the last 20-30 years. In almost every sphere of animals use - pet keeping, farming, research, conservation, zoos, ecotourism, hunting, and veterinary medicine - people are re-examining and re-evaluating their relationships with animals and the natural world. This process has, in turn, stimulated a growing scientific and scholarly interest in the new field of Anthrozoology: the study of the interactions between human and non-human animals.

What is ISAZ?

The International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) was formed in 1991 as a supportive organization for the scientific and scholarly study of human-animal interactions. ISAZ is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization with a worldwide, multi-disciplinary membership of students, scholars and interested professionals.

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Society's journal, Anthrozoös

The mission of ISAZ is to serve the growing community of scholars and scientists working in the field of Anthrozoology (the study of human-animal interactions and relationships) by supporting research, publishing and disseminating new insights and discoveries, and promoting the exchange of knowledge and expertise within the field.

ISAZ History

ISAZ Waltham Collaborative Research Award

A collaborative grant program to stimulate new research in the area of human-animal interactions, with particular interest in the role of pets in the lives of elders, pets enhancing healthy longevity, and the role of pets in the community.

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