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  1. Are Illegal Direct Actions by Animal Rights Activists Ethically Vigilante?

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    | Contributor(s):: Michael P. Allen, Erica von Essen

    Constructed as terrorist, illegal direct actions by animal rights activists have become the subject of draconian law enforcement measures in the US and UK. Some scholars respond to this phenomenon by interpreting such actions to protect vulnerable animals not as terrorist but civilly...

  2. Implementing a One Health approach to emerging infectious disease: reflections on the socio-political, ethical and legal dimensions

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    | Contributor(s):: Chris Degeling, Jane Johnson, Ian Kerridge, Andrew Wilson, Michael Ward, Cameron Stewart, Gwendolyn Gilbert

    Background: ‘One Health’ represents a call for health researchers and practitioners at the human, animal and environmental interfaces to work together to mitigate the risks of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (EIDs). A One Health approach emphasizing inter-disciplinary...

  3. 2016 Study of Current Conditions of Kentucky County Animal Shelters and Degree of Compliance with Kentucky Animal Shelter Laws

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    | Contributor(s):: Cynthia L. Gaskill, Rachel Cullman-Clark, Liane Lachiewicz, Matt Lamarre, Brad Rohleder, Kristin Sadler, Rachel Sparling, Craig N. Carter

    Kentucky’s county animal shelter conditions have not been studied for over 20 years. Major goals of this study were to assess current conditions in Kentucky’s county shelters and determine the degree of compliance with Kentucky shelter laws. Additional information was gathered to...

  4. Knowledge about the penalties imposed people who mistreat animalsConhecimento sobre as penalidades aplicadas as pessoas que maltratam animais

    | Contributor(s):: Lima, J. L. A. de, Alves, N. D., Amora, S. S. A., Lima, C. T. A. de, Torres, L. F., Melo, F. da C. S.

    A survey was conducted to determine the knowledge level of penalties for animal cruelty in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that 60% of respondents said they knew animals had legislative protection, while 40% were unaware of this. 18% said they knew some animal...

  5. Animal welfare aspects in cat ownershipTierschutzrelevante Aspekte bei der Katzenhaltung

    | Contributor(s):: Hoefer, M.

    A review on the policies, welfare issues, and law on cat ownership in Germany was presented.

  6. Protocol for expert report on animal welfare in case of companion animal cruelty suspicion

    | Contributor(s):: Hammerschmidt, J., Molento, C. F. M.

    Animal welfare expert reports may support court decisions when animal abuse or maltreatment is suspected. The objective of this work is to adapt animal welfare assessment protocols to identify companion animal abuse. The proposed protocol includes four indicator categories: nutritional, comfort,...

  7. Recognizing and responding to cases of suspected animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect: what the veterinarian needs to know

    | Contributor(s):: Arkow, P.

    The identification of a "battered pets" syndrome, which put the veterinary profession on a parallel footing with its counterparts in human medicine who respond to battered children, women, and elders, expanded the veterinarian's role as an advocate for animals' welfare to include the recognition...

  8. Animal Welfare in Human-Animal Interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Myrna Milani

    Just as what comprises acceptable welfare in any people involved in human-animal interactions (HAI) represents an amalgam of multiple components that related to multiple disciplines, what comprises the welfare of the animals involved in these same interactions is...

  9. Don't Let Slip the Dogs of War: An Argument for Reclassifying Military Working Dogs as "Canine Members of the Armed Forces"

    | Contributor(s):: Michael J. Kranzler

    Dogs have been an integral part of military activities around the world dating back more than two thousand years.  They have fended off invasions and helped bring down one of the world's most notorious terrorist leaders.  Yet under current law, they are afforded nearly the same...

  10. Stray and Owner-Relinquished Animals Statute

    Mandates methods and practices for animal euthanasia in all public and private agencies sheltering stray or owner-relinquished animals. Requires mandatory holding periods and conditions that must be satisfied before any animal is killed. Mandates shelters to develop and follow care, cleaning, and...

  11. The Need for Judicial Restriction on the Use of Drug Detecting Canines

    | Contributor(s):: William R. Pomeroy

    The use of drug sniffing dogs to detect smuggled contraband began in September 1970 as a means of interdicting the flow of illegal drugs "through border ports and at major gateways" of this country.' Since then, the use of dogs to detect contraband has been expanded...

  12. The Endangered Species Act: A New Avenue for Climate Change Litigation

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Jane Morath

    Polar bears grace the cover of numerous wildlife calendars and magazines; they generate crowds at zoos and aquariums; they are popular stuffed animals; they even appear in soft drink commercials. Despite their fame, a time could come when polar bears no longer roam the Arctic. The...

  13. Animal Behavior Evidence

    | Contributor(s):: Sandra Muckelston

    Evidence as to the actions of animals occupies a small niche in the field of criminal evidence. Within the area of animal behavior evidence the major preoccupation has been with problems relating to tracking dogs, particularly bloodhound testimony.' The Montana Supreme...

  14. Bird-window collisions: a critical animal welfare and conservation issue

    | Contributor(s):: Klem, D., Jr.

    Sheet glass and plastic in the form of clear and reflective windows are universally lethal to birds. Reasonable interpretation of available scientific evidence describes windows as a principal human-associated avian mortality factor that is an indiscriminant killer of common species as well as...

  15. Citizens, consumers and animals: what role do experts assign to public values in establishing animal welfare standards?

    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Johnson, J.

    The public can influence animal welfare law and regulation. However what constitutes 'the public' is not a straightforward matter. A variety of different publics have an interest in animal use and this has implications for the governance of animal welfare. This article presents an ethnographic...

  16. Factors affecting the human attribution of emotions toward animals

    | Contributor(s):: Wilkins, A. M., McCrae, L. S., McBride, E. A.

    Attribution of emotions to animals can affect human-animal interactions and dictate animal welfare laws. However, little is known about the factors that influence these attributions. We investigated the effect of belief in animal mind, pet ownership, emotional intelligence, eating orientation,...

  17. c 60 Veterinarians Act, 1989

  18. c V.3 Veterinarians Act/Loi sur les veterinaires

  19. c 22 Animals for Research Act

  20. c 41 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997/Loi de 1997 sur la protection du poisson et de la faune