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  1. Animal Dialectics: Towards a Critical Theory of Animals and Society

    Contributor(s):: Zipporah Weisberg

    Building on the critical theory of the early Frankfurt School, Marxian psychoanalytic theory, and existential phenomenology, this dissertation argues that there is a direct correlation between animal exterminationism-or the systematic annihilation of animals as subjects-of-a-meaningful-life in...

  2. Managing Utah Prairie Dogs on Private Lands

    Contributor(s):: S. Nicole Frey

    The Utah prairie dog is found only in Southern Utah. While beneficial to ecosystem health, the Utah prairie dog has historically been in conflict with agriculture and other human activities. This fact sheet describes recent changes to laws regarding Utah prairie dogs and new conservation programs...

  3. Managing Rock Squirrels in Utah

    Contributor(s):: Nicki Frey

    Although they do not exist in large colonies like other ground squirrels, rock squirrels can still sometimes generate conflicts with homeowners and farmers alike. Most damage occurs when a few rock squirrels take residence in a homeowner’s back yard, and begin to forage on garden vegetables...

  4. A Day with Crows-Rarity, Nativity and the Violent-Care of Conservation

    Contributor(s):: Thom van Dooren

    This article explores the intermingled violence and care of endangered species conservation. The structure of the paper takes the form of a narrative account of a day spent at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center in Hawai‘i, observing staff taking care of a captive population of critically...

  5. Framing Possums: War, sport and patriotism in depictions of brushtail possums in New Zealand print media

    Contributor(s):: Ally McCrow-Young, Tobias Linne, Annie K. Potts

    There is a common saying in Aotearoa New Zealand: ‘the only good possum is a dead possum’. This colloquialism demonstrates much about the negative reputation and maltreatment of brushtail possums in New Zealand. Introduced to this country from their native Australia in the 1800s,...

  6. Consider the Possum: Foes, Anti-Animals, and Colonists in Paradise

    Contributor(s):: Nicholas Holm

  7. Welfare of aged horses

    Contributor(s):: McGowan, C.

    Horses form a unique and special part of their owners' lives and aged horses are no exception. This review considers the health and management of aged horses, including the role of the owner and their perceptions of aged horses, potential threats or risks to their welfare and finally, factors...

  8. Impacts of Human Disturbance on the Behavior of Sanderlings on the Georgia Coast

    Contributor(s):: Amy Catherine Gray

    Habitat loss has a serious impact on wildlife. However, even when humans do not destroy habitat, their activity can have negative impacts on behavior. The purpose of my study was (1) to test whether the presence of humans altered the behavior of Sanderlings (Calidris alba), (2) to quantify the...

  9. Public health and animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Molento, C. F. M., Appleby, M. C., Weary, D. M., Sandoe, P.

    What are the links among the concepts of global public health, human health and animal welfare? The objective of this chapter is to discuss the relationship between public health and animal welfare issues, from the historical perspective of rabies control to the more recent challenges brought by...

  10. Foot and Mouth Disease and British agriculture: ethics in a crisis

    Contributor(s):: Mepham, B.

    The 2001 foot and mouth disease outbreak in the UK has had widespread adverse effects on the farming community, the tourist industry, millions of farm animals, the environment, and citizens' quality of life. This report summarizes the course of the epidemic and then questions the ethical validity...

  11. Fundamental moral attitudes to animals and their role in judgment: an empirical model to describe fundamental moral attitudes to animals and their role in judgment on the culling of healthy animals during an animal disease epidemic

    Contributor(s):: Cohen, N. E., Brom, F. W. A., Stassen, E. N.

    In this paper, we present and defend the theoretical framework of an empirical model to describe people's fundamental moral attitudes (FMAs) to animals, the stratification of FMAs in society and the role of FMAs in judgment on the culling of healthy animals in an animal disease epidemic. We used...

  12. Not all animals are equal: differences in moral foundations for the Dutch veterinary policy on livestock and animals in nature reservations

    Contributor(s):: Waelbers, K., Stafleu, F., Brom, F. W. A.

    The Netherlands is a small country with many people and much livestock. As a result, animals in nature reservations are often living near cattle farms. Therefore, people from the agricultural practices are afraid that wild animals will infect domestic livestock with diseases like swine fever and...

  13. Pet loss support hotline established at the college of veterinary medicine [Iowa State University]

    Contributor(s):: Budgin, J.

    Human adaptations to a modern, mobile society have resulted in companion animals serving as children, best friends, and partners to single, divorced, and widowed adults. In addition, animals provide individuals with eyes, ears, protection, and friendship. It is not surprising that pet owners...

  14. Risk communication, value judgments, and the public-policy maker relationship in a climate of public sensitivity toward animals: revisiting Britain's foot and mouth crisis. (Special issue: Farm animal diseases in context)

    Contributor(s):: Anthony, R.

    This paper offers some suggestions on, and encouragement for, how to be better at risk communication in times of agricultural crisis. During the foot and mouth epizootic, the British public, having no precedent to deal with such a rapid and widespread epizootic, no existing rules or conventions,...

  15. The impact of BSE and FMD on ethics and democratic process. (Special issue: Farm animal diseases in context)

    Contributor(s):: Murphy-Lawless, J.

    The recent crises of BSE and FMD in the United Kingdom have revealed widespread concerns on the part of farmers and consumers about government regulations and handling of animal movements, animal welfare, and food safety. Both crises raised issues of government accountability and the lack of...

  16. Why slaughter? The cultural dimensions of Britain's foot and mouth disease control policy, 1892-2001. (Special issue: Farm animal diseases in context)

    Contributor(s):: Woods, A.

    In 1892, the British agricultural authorities introduced a policy of slaughtering animals infected with foot and mouth disease (FMD). This measure endured throughout the 20th century and formed a base line upon which officials superimposed the controversial "contiguous cull" policy during the...

  17. The Holocaust and blood sacrifice

    Contributor(s):: Sax, B.

    This article looks at affinities between the Holocaust and blood sacrifice of archaic times. It begins with a discussion of the practices and beliefs which have accompanied sacrificial rites in the past. This is followed by a discussion of ancient animal sacrifice, out of which came the practice...