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  1. Anthropomorphism to Zoonoses: Two Inevitable Consequences of Human-Animal Relationships

    Contributor(s):: Byron Breedlove, Paul M. Arguin

    Many tales portray animals that mimic human behavior and characteristics by conversing, walking erectly, dressing in clothing, and inhabiting houses. Across myriad cultures and throughout history, stories and myths that feature anthropomorphism have helped us understand and relate to the natural...

  2. Zoonoses report UK 2013

    This annual report on zoonoses in the United Kingdom (UK) includes a summary of reported cases of zoonotic infection in humans and animals during 2013.The data has been compiled from statutory notifiable or reportable disease reports, national scanning surveillance systems, control programmes,...

  3. Arizona Manual for Rabies Control and Bite Management

    This manual is intended for use by veterinarians, animal control personnel, wildlife biologists, wildlife rehabilitators, and local health departments for rabies control purposes. These recommendations are based on the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control; Human Rabies...

  4. Livestock Guarding Dogs

    In the late 1970’s, there began a resurgence in the use of an ancient form of sheep protection, the guarding dog. Several factors contributed to this phenomenon, including Federal restrictions on the use of substances to kill predators, the relative inability of existing techniques to provide...

  5. Adoption of Research Animals

    Contributor(s):: Larry Carbone

    Estimates of actual numbers of research animals used in the country vary, but one thing is obvious to most of us working in research facilities: the vast majority of these animals are euthanized when their usefulness has ended. Euthanasia is intrinsic to some projects. For example, many projects,...

  6. Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release of Marine Mammals: An Analysis of Current Views and Practices

    Contributor(s):: D. J. St. Aubin, J. R. Geraci, V. J. Lounsbury

    Stranded marine mammals have long attracted public attention. Those that wash up dead are, for all their value to science, seldom seen by the public as more than curiosities. Animals that are sick, injured, orphaned or abandoned ignite a different response. Generally, public sentiment supports...

  7. Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008

    [House Report 110-901][From the U.S. Government Printing Office]This bill makes it illegal to possess, ship, transport, purchase, sell, deliver, or receive any horse with the intent that it be slaughtered for human consumption. The bill also makes it illegal to engage in the above conduct with...

  8. Animal Abuse and Youth Violence

    Contributor(s):: Frank R. Ascione

    The past two decades have witnessed a resurgence of interest in the relation between cruelty to animals, or animal abuse, and serious violent behavior, especially among youthful offenders. As an illustration, a recent study by Verlinden (2000) of 9 school shootings in the United States (from...

  9. Information Resources on Human-Animal Relationships Past and Present

    Contributor(s):: Judith Ho

    Today our definition of animal is probably broader and certainly more biologically based. Animals are all things organic that are not plants. Although some may have reservations about this definition, most accept the idea that humans are animals, topping a Darwinian ladder that ranks everything...

  10. Prohibiting obscene animal crush videos in the wake of United States vs. Stevens

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    Record of the hearing before the United States Senate regarding the prohibition of animal crush videos following the result of United States v. Stevens