Effect of Pets on Human Behavior and Stress in Disaster

@article{Tanaka2019EffectOP,
  title={Effect of Pets on Human Behavior and Stress in Disaster},
  author={Aki Tanaka and Jun Saeki and Shin-ichi Hayama and Philip H Kass},
  journal={Frontiers in Veterinary Science},
  year={2019},
  volume={6}
}
Animal-related consequences were not anticipated in disaster preparedness planning in Japan at the time of its massive earthquakes in 2011. Evacuation failure was quite common due to pet ownership in this disaster. Public attention to the welfare of affected animals in this disaster triggered an awareness of the importance of caring for their needs. However, research on human behavior toward pets or effect of pets on human during disasters remains sparse. In this study, post-traumatic stress… Expand
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