Humans act against the natural process of breeder selection: A modern sickness for animal populations?
Contributor(s):: Javier Balbontin, Vincenzo Penteriani, Miguel Ferrer
We present a new idea about the possible effects of human-induced mortality on different age cohorts (i.e., breeders vs. juveniles) in long-lived animals. Our hypothesis is based on Curio's idea on the effect of natural selective processes on cohorts to explain age-related increases in...
Nov 15 2016
National Council on Pet Population & Society of Animal Welfare Administrators 2016 Research Symposium - "Solid, Stretched or Broken?: the Human-Animal Bond"
Population dynamics and management of free-roaming cats
Contributor(s):: Paige McGee Hill
With an estimated 400 million domestic cats worldwide, free-roaming cats issues are of global importance due to animal welfare and public health concerns, as well as impacts on native wildlife through predation, competition and disease transmission. Though these impacts have been well documented,...
How the rehabilitation of animals in captivity affects survival rates upon release : focus on a reintroduction project with Amazonas vinacea
Contributor(s):: Karen Burk
The topic of rehabilitation is of special importance when concerning animals that are near extinction. Biodiversity is the variety of animals, plants, their habitats and their genes. It is a key part of the functioning of the planet; if it is changed over a large scale then...
The economics, ethics, and ecology of companion animal overpopulation and a mathematical model for evaluation the effectiveness of policy alternatives
Contributor(s):: Frank, Joshua Mayer
New evidence for Upper Paleolithic small domestic dogs in south-western Europe
Contributor(s):: Pionnier-Capital, Maud
Baboons of the Amboseli basin: demographic stability and change
Contributor(s):: Samuels, A.
Geographic microsatellite variability in Central American howling monkeys
Contributor(s):: Winkler, Linda A.
The impact of West African trade on the distribution of chimpanzee and elephant populations (Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, 19th-20th century)
Contributor(s):: Leblan, Vincent
Beyond Overpopulation: A Comment on Zawistowski et al. and Salman et al
Contributor(s):: Fennell, Lee Anne
Comments on the implication of the overpopulation model for the killing of companion animals in animal shelters. Contentions regarding the overpopulation model; Role of consumer demand in shelter euthanasia analysis; List of market failures contributing to the production and routine destruction...
Human and Animal Factors Related to Relinquishment of Dogs and Cats in 12 Selected Animal Shelters in the United States
Contributor(s):: Salman, M. D., New jr, John G., Scarlett, Janet M., Kass, Philip H., Ruch-Gallie, Rebecca, Hetts, Suzanne
Since the 1940s, perceived companion animal overpopulation in the United States has been an important issue to the animal welfare community (Moulton, Wright, & Rinky, 1991). This surplus of animals has resulted in millions of dogs and cats being euthanized annually in animal shelters across the...
Pet Overpopulation: Data and Measurement Issues in Shelters
Contributor(s):: Wenstrup, John, Dowidchuk, Alexis
Examines possible solutions to the underlying root causes of pet overpopulation in the United States. Identification of the magnitude, dynamics, and root causes of animal euthanasia in shelters; Establishment of a baseline of shelter data, policies, and viewpoints through detailed surveys; Use of...
Population Dynamics, Overpopulation, and the Welfare of Companion Animals: New Insights on Old and New Data
Contributor(s):: Zawistowski, Stephen, Morris, Julie, Salman, M. D., Ruch-Gallie, Rebecca
Americans profess a great love for their companion animals, and, indeed, their expenditures on food and other products for their dogs and cats would seem to confirm this. However, each year, many millions of dogs and cats are brought to animal shelters, where the majority are euthanized. Our...
Neither biblical plague nor pristine myth: a lesson from Central European sparrows
Contributor(s):: Herrmann, Bernd, Woods, William I.
Brown treesnakes: a potential invasive species for the United States
Contributor(s):: Kahl, S. S., Henke, S. E., Hall, M. A., Britton, D. K.
HIV and pet ownership
Contributor(s):: Downing, D.
Contributor(s):: Moberg, Gary P.
Animals and human society : changing perspectives
Contributor(s):: Manning, Aubrey Serpell James
Animals as teachers & healers : true stories & reflections
Contributor(s):: McElroy, Susan Chernak
Returning to Eden : animal rights and human responsibility
Contributor(s):: Fox, Michael W.