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About us

Overview
TAU's "Animals and Society" Unit is an academic unit dedicated to the study of the reciprocal relationships between animals and humans. The unit is based in the I. Meier Segals Zoological Gardens on the Tel Aviv University (TAU) campus, and comprises offices, a library and classroom. It is headed by its founder, Prof. Joseph Terkel, an internationally renowed expert on animal behavior at the TAU department of Zoology, of the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences.
The Unit's goals are to improve animal welfare, and the attitudes of people toward animals; to promote the appropriate and ethical use of animals contributing to human well-being in general, and in educational and therapeutic programs in particular.
Systematic research into human – animal relationships is essential in order to provide a scientific basis for this discipline. For the dissemination of information in this field, the Unit has developed an information center and library, and runs annual conferences and seminars attended by professional therapists, social workers, scholars and other groups involved in the field throughout Israel.
 
As the only such academic organization in Israel, the Unit has developed numerous initiatives for benefit of the academic and wider community, and has a proven track record in influencing the perception of human- animal relationships, to the benefit of both sides.
 
The impact of the Unit can be seen in several ways: in the teaching program that it has developed and are now being taught at TAU's Steyer School of Health Professions and at colleges throughout the country; in its extensive cooperative with public bodies such as the renowned Schneider Children's Hospital and the Ministry of Environmental Protection; in the constant requests for advice and participation in projects, and requests to create courses (e.g. for training the mentally disadvantaged to work in animal facilities, thus providing a way of integrating them into the workplace and society); and in its publication of books and a quarterly journal with articles and updates from Israel and around the world.
 
Animals and Society journal
Animals and Society - the Israeli Journal for the Connection between People and Animals, is an interdisciplinary journal, published in Hebrew, that engages with a wide range of aspects of human-animal interrelationships.
The articles focus on the significant and extensive presence of animals within the human and social spheres, touching upon a variety of fields of knowledge, encompassing the Social Sciences - Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Education, Law etc.; the Humanities - Philosophy and Ethics, Culture and Criticism, History; and ethical and sociological aspects in various fields of the Life Sciences in which animals form an integral part, such as Veterinary medicine, Biology, Ethology etc.
The Journal is published by "The Animals and Society Unit” for the study of the reciprocal relationships between people and animals, founded and headed by Prof. Joseph Terkel of the Zoology Department at Tel Aviv University, in 1996, with the purpose of promoting academic and public awareness of the connections obtaining between people and animals in Israel.
 
 
Editorial Advisory Board:
Prof. Benjamin Arbel
Dr. Zvika Reiter 
Dr. Dan Simon
Dr. Alon Waserman
Ofra Gallily, DVM
Zvi Galin, DVM
Editorial Board
Rachel Ben David />Prof. Joseph Terkel
Daphna Lev
Naomi Paz
Contact us
Mail:
     Society and Animals Unit
              Department of Zoology
              Tel Aviv University
              Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv
              69978
Tel:        972-3-6406671
Fax:       972-3-6406155
E-mail:  animal@tauex.tau.ac.il


 
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