The Study of Human-Animal Interactions Pets and Children
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Benefits We Derive from Companion Animals
The importance of mental and spiritual, as well as aesthetic development in children is now gaining widespread recognition. Children need to learn a great deal while relating to other people, to animals and to nature.

As the natural environment rapidly disappears from our cities, so do opportunities for children to have contact with animals. Research into the relationship between children and pets is significant to the future of our children and of animals and nature as well. This is an urgent issue, and CAIRC intend to promote this theme from now on.
Symposium "The Significant Relationship between Pets and Children"
(From "Letter from CAIRC" July 2002 Vol.6 No.2)
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