Eden Alternative: The Texas Project
Contributor(s): Sandy Ransom
Loneliness, helplessness, and boredom dominate the lives of many nursing home residents. Even though many regulations and programs are in place that are intended to assure quality of care, the confines of the nursing home environment and the widespread entrenchment of the "medical...
El Paso Animal Services Survey: Support for a 'No Kill Community
Contributor(s): Carlos Olmedo, Guadalupe Corral-camacho, Mario E. Caire
The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso was contracted by El Paso City Animal Services (EPAS) to conduct a survey of El Paso County residents’ attitudes and perceptions about: 1) stray and unclaimed animals within the community, 2)...
Endangered plants and animals of Oregon: IV Mammals
Contributor(s): Carl E. Bond, Robert M. Storm, David B. Marshall, James Howard Olterman, B.J. Verts
The problem of endangered species is effectively stated in Public Law 89-669 which finds that "one of the unfortunate consequences of growth and development in the United States has been the extermination of some native species of fish and wildlife; that serious...
Endangered Species Bulletin, December 2004
In this issue:4 The Prairie Wetlands Learning Center6 Reaching Out to “Save our Snakes”8 Eider Journey10 Slowing the Flow12 Creative Partners, Creative Solutions14 Teaching the Children: A Hawaiian Tradition16 All it Takes is a Little Mussel18 Bird Watchers Flock to Michigan20 The Year of the...
Establishment and persistence of a good relationship between man and animal by weaning management of Galician Blonde
Reports | Contributor(s): C. Portela, L. Lopez, A. Varela, L. Monserrat, L. Sanchez
Summary of the communication before the III Iberian Congress on Animal Genetic Resources
Evaluation of wetlands created with effluent from a swine concentrated animal feeding operation using mallard sentinels: implications for McMurtrey National Wildlife Refuge
Reports | Contributor(s): Matthew S. Schwarz, Christina D. Lydick
Previous work by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service identified nutrients, elemental contaminants, algal toxins, bacterial pathogens, and hormones as contaminants of concern (COCs) associated with wetlands created from the secondary effluent of a large swine concentrated animal feeding operation....
Exploring the possibility of using outdoor recreation to promote mental health in veterans with PTSD
Reports | Contributor(s): Dana Erickson
Over the past decade the United States has deployed over two million service members overseas and many into combat (Sayer et al., 2011). It has been estimated that many of these returning veterans will suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and that a number of these veterans won’t seek...
Fisheries Monitoring at Mel Price Lock & Dam: May 2005 – June 2006 Department
Reports | Contributor(s): Nathan Caswell (editor)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Upper Mississippi River-Illinois Waterway System (UMR-IWW) Navigation Study was completed in September 2004 after more than 14 years of intensive study and evaluation of the navigation improvement and ecological restoration needs for the UMR-IWW system for...
Frequently Asked Questions About Trapping or Hunting Bears With Bait and Hounds 2014
Gilt and Barrow Approachability Behavior to a Human Observer
Reports | Contributor(s): Shawna Weimar, Anna K. Johnson, Kenneth J. Stalder, Locke. A Karriker, Thomas Fangman
The objective of this experiment was to determine if nursery pig sex affected how many pigs touched and orientated to the human or were classified as not-orientated during a human-animal interaction test using a live human observation and a digital image collection methodology. A complete...
Good Management Practice for Animal Handling and Stunning
Reports | Contributor(s): Temple Grandin
These guidelines are a supplement to the 1991 Recommended Animal Handling Guideline for Meat Packers. The main emphasis of this guide is on the use of a welfare performance standards which can be objectively scored instead of specifying equipment design or practices. Scoring procedures for...
HABRI Central Management Advisory Board Meeting Minutes - March 20th, 2012
Reports | Contributor(s): Christopher C Charles
These minutes reflect the proceedings of the HABRI Central Management Advisory Board Meeting held on March 20th, 2012.20124Revision 0
Hazards of Getting Sick from Contact with Farm Animals at Fairs and Petting Zoos
Reports | Contributor(s): Aurora A. Saulo
Animals exhibited at fairs, farm centers, and in petting zoos are very popular and educational, and they bring much joy to people, especially children, but in addition to warm memories of holding them, there is risk that immunocompromised people may take home harmful—even...
Housecats and the Theory of Domestication
Reports | Contributor(s): Heather Frigiola
The history of feline-human companionship is not thoroughly understood. Nor is the theory of animal domestication fully agreed upon by scholars. The objective in the present commentary is threefold. The first is to review and critique the theory of animal domestication, favoring an evolutionary...
Household demand for pet food and the ownership of cats and dogs: An analysis of a neglected component of U.S. food use
Reports | Contributor(s): Malcolm J. Purvis, Daniel M. Otto
Since 1972/3 there has been a growing realization that U.S. food production is not unlimited and that man and animals are competing for a scarce resource at the “global dining table”. Much has been made of the inefficient conversion of feedgrains by animals into animal protein for...
Household pets as monitors of lead exposure to humans
Reports | Contributor(s): William B. Buck, Louise Marie Cote, Philippe Berny
A study was conducted to determine the health effects of lead-contaminated soils in dogs, cats and children residing near a secondary lead smelter. The sample sizes were 84 dogs and 26 cats in 80 households with a total of 198 humans. Animals living outside, exposed to soit were more at risk...
How much is the doggie in the window- valuation for a lost pet
Reports | Contributor(s): David S. Favre
How We Train Dolphins?
Reports | Contributor(s): Meg Sawada
Through the internship program at Dolphin Quest Oahu (DQO), not only I have learned how to train dolphins but also I have learned the importance caring for animals with respect. Respecting marine mammal and protecting their environment can lead to marine conservation. At Dolphin Quest, we educate...
HSUS Uncovers Cruel Puppy Mills
Reports | Contributor(s): The Humane Society Of The United States
It is estimated that puppy mills grind out more than half a million puppies every year to be sold almost exclusively in pet stores. But it is not only puppies--who, after all, escape the squalor and crowding after six or seven weeks that suffer. Of equal concern is the fate of the puppy mill...
Human dolphin interactions on the west coast of Florida : documentation from MML's Marine Mammal Response Program.
Reports | Contributor(s): Margaret A. Morgan, Geoffrey W. Patton
Use of Mote's role as a participant in the operation of the U.S. Marine Mammal Stranding Network to document human and marine mammal interactions.