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Assessing the effectiveness of the Birdsbesafe anti-predation collar cover in reducing predation on wildlife by pet cats in Western Australia
Contributor(s):: Hall, C. M., Fontaine, J. B., Bryant, K. A., Calver, M. C.
Many pet cats hunt and, irrespective of whether or not this threatens wildlife populations, distressed owners may wish to curtail hunting while allowing their pets to roam. Therefore we evaluated the effectiveness of three patterned designs (simple descriptions being rainbow, red and yellow) of...
How does cat behaviour influence the development and implementation of monitoring techniques and lethal control methods for feral cats?
Contributor(s):: Fisher, P., Algar, D., Murphy, E., Johnston, M., Eason, C.
The need for lethal control of feral cats will remain in some contexts and potentially increase in others, alongside an obligation to develop and apply methods that are as cost-effective, humane and target-specific as possible. Drawing on practices particularly used in Australia, New Zealand and...
Kangaroo harvesters and the euthanasia of orphaned young-at-foot: applying the theory of planned behaviour to an animal welfare issue
Contributor(s):: Sharp, T. M., McLeod, S. R.
When female kangaroos are shot during commercial harvesting, it is a requirement that dependent young-at-foot are euthanased. However, there are anecdotal reports that harvesters either cannot euthanase young-at-foot (eg they do not see them or they flee) or will not (eg they do not think it is...
Animal Ethics Committees: Reassurances Rejected [Letter to the Editor]
Contributor(s):: Russell, Denise
Why Animal Ethics Committees Don't Work
Animal Welfare Law: Foundations for Reform
Contributor(s):: Jamieson, Philip
Regulating consumption with bite: Building a contemporary framework for urban dog management
Contributor(s):: Miller, Rohan, Howell, Gwyneth V. J.
Placing community self-governance: Building materialities, nuisance noise and neighbouring in self-governing communities
Contributor(s):: Power, Emma R.
An experience sampling approach to investigating associations between pet presence and indicators of psychological wellbeing and mood in older Australians
Contributor(s):: Bennett, P. C., Trigg, J. L., Godber, T., Brown, C.
In this study we examined associations between pet ownership and presence and indicators of psychological wellbeing in older Australians, using an innovative, experience sampling methodology and a community-living sample of 68 adults, including 41 pet owners, all aged over 65 years. In response...
Mandated reporting of suspected animal harm by Australian veterinarians: community attitudes
Contributor(s):: Acutt, D., Signal, T., Taylor, N.
Research demonstrates that animal abuse is linked with various forms of interpersonal violence and that veterinarians themselves are concerned about this link. However, Australian veterinarians are not currently mandated to report cases of suspected animal abuse (AA), a position outlined by the...
Companion rabbit and companion bird management practices among a representative sample of guardians in Victoria, Australia
Contributor(s):: Howell, T. J., Mornement, K., Bennett, P. C.
Although companion animal management practices used by caregivers can influence the welfare of the companion animals, there is little existing information about the ways in which people attempt to meet their companion animals' needs. A representative sample of rabbit guardians ( n=93,...
Ethical issues concerning the public viewing of media broadcasts of animal cruelty
Contributor(s):: Tiplady, C. M., Walsh, D. B., Phillips, C. J. C.
Undercover filming is a method commonly used by animal activist groups to expose animal cruelty and it is important to consider the effects of publically releasing video footage of cruel practices on the viewers' mental health. Previously, we reported that members of the Australian public were...
Holidaying with the family pet: No dogs allowed!
Contributor(s):: Carr, Neil, Cohen, Scott
The First Shared Online Curriculum Resources for Veterinary Undergraduate Learning and Teaching in Animal Welfare and Ethics in Australia and New Zealand
Contributor(s):: Jane Johnson, Teresa Collins, Christopher Degeling, Anne Fawcett, Andrew D. Fisher, Rafael Freire, Susan J. Hazel, Jennifer Hood, Janice Lloyd, Clive J.c. Phillips, Kevin Stafford, Vicky Tzioumis, Paul D. Mcgreevy
The need for undergraduate teaching of Animal Welfare and Ethics (AWE) in Australian and New Zealand veterinary courses reflects increasing community concerns and expectations about AWE; global pressures regarding food security and sustainability; the demands of veterinary accreditation; and...
A Reproductive Management Program for an Urban Population of Eastern Grey Kangaroos (Macropus giganteus)
Contributor(s):: Andrew Tribe, Jon Hanger, Ian J. Mcdonald, Jo Loader, Ben J. Nottidge, Jeff J. McKee, Clive J.c. Phillips
Traditionally, culling has been the expedient, most common, and in many cases, the only tool used to control free-ranging kangaroo populations. We applied a reproductive control program to a population of eastern grey kangaroos confined to a golf course in South East Queensland. The program aimed...
Hopping Down the Main Street: Eastern Grey Kangaroos at Home in an Urban Matrix
Contributor(s):: Graeme Coulson, Jemma K. Cripps, Michelle E. Wilson
Most urban mammals are small. However, one of the largest marsupials, the Eastern Grey Kangaroo Macropus giganteus, occurs in some urban areas. In 2007, we embarked on a longitudinal study of this species in the seaside town of Anglesea in southern Victoria, Australia. We have captured and tagged...
Contributor(s):: Probyn-Rapsey, F.
Sugarbag dreaming: the significance of bees to Yolngu in Arnhem Land, Australia
Contributor(s):: Fijn, N.
Anxiety and depression in care homes in Malta and Australia: part 2
Contributor(s):: Baldacchino, Donia R., Bonello, Lilian
Looking to the future: adolescents with cerebral palsy talk about their aspirations - a narrative study
Contributor(s):: Cussen, Amy, Howie, Linsey, Imms, Christine