Achieving a Concensus on Dog Control Strategies: A Brief Primer
Contributor(s):: D.B. Wilkins
The welfare arguments surrounding dog ownership may not stimulate the same passionate fervor as those relating to the use of animals in experiments, factory farming, or the hunting of live animals with hounds, but nevertheless, they are matters of real concern to most welfare organizations. The...
Pet Population Control
Contributor(s):: Tonya Higgins, Mauricio Pineda
Conservative estimates indicate that there are between 65 and 110 million cats and dogs in the U.S. today and that about 200,000,000 are born annually (2,000-10,000 per hour). To provide a home for every dog and cat, each household would need to own 30 pets. This overpopulation of companion...
A Report on Animal Overpopulation: Breeding Surplus Dogs and Cats Causes Suffering
Contributor(s):: The Humane Society Of The United States
Overbreeding has created a surplus of nearly 50 million dogs and cats. These animals are unwanted and homeless. Some of them--the lucky ones--will get a quick, merciful death at humane society shelters. Most, however, haven't even the hope of being reached and protected from suffering in the...
HSUS Uncovers Cruel Puppy Mills
It is estimated that puppy mills grind out more than half a million puppies every year to be sold almost exclusively in pet stores. But it is not only puppies--who, after all, escape the squalor and crowding after six or seven weeks that suffer. Of equal concern is the fate of the puppy mill...
Special Report on Controlling America's Pet Population
HSUS estimates that public and private animal control programs cost the nation as much as $500 million a year. Much of this expense is required for the feeding and care of unwanted animals during the 5 to 10 days they are held for adoption, killing the 80% that are not adopted or redeemed, and...
Private Ownership of Wild Animals Including Endangered Species: Conflict on the Urban Fringe
Contributor(s):: Stephanie S Kochera
Wild animals are held in captivity for recreational use throughout the nation, specifically Ohio. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Ohio Division of Wildlife (ODW) issue permits for private owners to own numerous species as pets or for commercial purposes. However, there...
Mill Dog Rescue: Theresa Strader at TEDxColoradoSprings
After attending a large-scale dog auction on February 17, 2007 in the heart of puppy mill country, Theresa was inspired to make a lasting difference for the dogs held captive by the commercial dog breeding industry. National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) was formed to honor one very special dog who was...
Effects of Transfer from Breeding to Research Facility on the Welfare of Rats
Contributor(s):: Johanna W.M. Arts, Nynke R. Oosterhuis, Klaas Kramer, Frauke Ohl
Transfer from the breeding facility to a research facility is a stressful event for laboratory animals. Heat stress has been reported to constitute one of the major concerns during transport of animals. This study measured ambient and body temperature, corticosterone and glucose levels, body...
An Attempt at Captive Breeding of the Endangered Newt Echinotriton andersoni, from the Central Ryukyus in Japan
Contributor(s):: Takeshi Igawa, Hirotaka Sugawara, Miyuki Tado, Takuma Nishitani, Atsushi Kurabayashi, Mohammed Mafizul Islam, Shohei Oumi, Seiki Katsuren, Tamotsu Fujii, Masayuki Sumida
Anderson’s crocodile newt (Echinotriton andersoni) is distributed in the Central Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan, but environmental degradation and illegal collection over the last several decades have devastated the local populations. It has therefore been listed as a class B1 endangered...
Bred for Perfection: Shorthorn Cattle, Collies, and Arabian Horses since 1800
Contributor(s):: Derry, Margaret E.
The ethics of animal re-creation and modification : reviving, rewilding, restoring
Contributor(s):: Oksanen, Markku, Siipi, Helena
Consistency in European seabass coping styles: a life-history approach
Contributor(s):: Ferrari, S., Millot, S., Leguay, D., Chatain, B., Begout, M. L.
Recent years have seen a growth of interest in the consistent differences in individual behaviour over time and contexts constituting the so-called "individual coping styles". An understanding of this inter-individual variation is essential to improve our knowledge of the adaptive value of...
Ethical issues and potential stakeholder priorities associated with the application of genomic technologies applied to animal production systems
Contributor(s):: Coles, D., Frewer, L. J., Goddard, E.
This study considered the range of ethical issues and potential stakeholder priorities associated with the application of genomic technologies applied to animal production systems, in particular those which utilised genomic technologies in accelerated breeding rather than the application of...
Feed-restricted broiler breeders: state-dependent learning as a novel welfare assessment tool to evaluate their hunger state?
Contributor(s):: Buckley, L. A., Sandilands, V., Hocking, P. M., Tolkamp, B. J., D'Eath, R. B.
This paper reports three experiments that aimed to validate the use of state-dependent learning (SDL) as a novel welfare assessment tool to evaluate the hunger state of feed-restricted broiler breeders. In each experiment, birds alternated every 2 days between two food rations: quantitative feed...
Contributor(s):: Russell, Edmund
Bred for Perfection: Shorthorn Cattle, Collies, and Arabian Horses since 1800 [Book Review]
Contributor(s):: White, Paul
Two new dogs, and other Natufian dogs, from the southern Levant
Contributor(s):: Tchernov, Eitan
An imaginary wild horse in the Siberian Arctic
Contributor(s):: Maj, Emilie
Toward an Anthropology of Action: Andre-Georges Haudricourt And Technical Efficiency
Contributor(s):: Ferret, Carole
Acoustic analysis of cattle ( Bos taurus) mother-offspring contact calls from a source-filter theory perspective
Contributor(s):: Torre, M. P. de la, Briefer, E. F., Reader, T., McElligott, A. G.
Cattle vocalisations have been proposed as potential indicators of animal welfare. However, very few studies have investigated the acoustic structure and information encoded in these vocalisations using advanced analysis techniques. Vocalisations play key roles in a wide range of communication...