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  1. Scientific Assessment of the Welfare of Trapped Mammals—Key Considerations for the Use of the Sharp and Saunders Humaneness Assessment Model

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    | Contributor(s):: Beausoleil, Ngaio J., Baker, Sandra E., Sharp, Trudy

    Scientific assessment of the impacts of trapping on mammal welfare is necessary to inform cost-benefit analyses of using traps in wildlife management, improve trap performance and trapping processes and develop international trap standards. The Sharp and Saunders humaneness assessment model was...

  2. “You Can’t Ignore the Rat”: Nonhuman Animals in Boundary Work

    | Contributor(s):: McCumber, Andrew

  3. Understanding Preferences for Humane and Cruel Treatment of Pest Rodents in Site C, Khayelitsha, South Africa

    | Contributor(s):: Buckland, Adam, Nattrass, Nicoli

    The cruel treatment of pest rodents is a neglected area of study. This paper uses a representative survey from Khayelitsha (Cape Town) to show that a minority of residents preferred rodent control to be humane but that most did not care how rats are killed and almost a fifth said they would be...

  4. Rubber shots not as effective as selective culling in deterring gulls from landfill sites

    | Contributor(s):: Thiériot, Ericka, Molina, Pierre, Giroux, Jean-François

    Landfill managers often need to implement scaring programmes to deter gulls from feeding at their sites because the birds can be a significant nuisance for both site employees and residents of the surrounding area. Our objective was to assess the efficiency of firing rubber shots, a method...

  5. Effectiveness of the bird repellents anthraquinone and d-pulegone on an endemic New Zealand parrot, the kea (Nestor notabilis)

    | Contributor(s):: Orr-Walker, Tamsin, Adams, Nigel J., Roberts, Lorne G., Kemp, Joshua R., Spurr, Eric B.

    The toxin 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is widely used to control introduced mammalian pests in New Zealand. By-kill of non-target native species, particularly birds, does occur including that of the endemic New Zealand parrot, the kea (Nestor notabilis). In large-scale control operations the toxin...

  6. Current opinion on maximizing veterinary profession growth and contributions

    | Contributor(s):: Nimmanapalli, R., Donapaty, S. R.

    Veterinary profession sphere overlaps three major biology arenas namely agriculture, basic sciences, and human medicine. Thus, so far the investments in veterinary field are not proportional to the scope of their responsibilities. Rededication and rejuvenation can help veterinary profession to...

  7. Economic evaluation of beaver management to protect timber resources in Mississippi

    | Contributor(s):: Shwiff, S. A., Kirkpatrick, K. N., Godwin, K.

  8. 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...

  9. Pest Control

    | Contributor(s):: Donovan, Josephine

  10. Public knowledge and perception of toads and frogs in three areas of subtropical Southeast China

    | Contributor(s):: Jimenez, J. N., Lindemann-Matthies, P.

    This study investigated people's perceptions and knowledge of toads and frogs in three areas of Southeast China: rural Gutian Shan, semi-rural Xin Gan Shan, and the city of Quzhou. In 2010, 672 randomly selected laypersons (between eight and 80 years old) were interviewed with the help of a...

  11. Death of the farm: culling badgers in north Pembrokeshire

    | Contributor(s):: Caplan, Pat

  12. What's in a name? Anthrozoology, human-animal studies, animal studes or...?

    | Contributor(s):: Hurn, Samantha

  13. Conditioned taste aversion in the grey fox ( Pseudalopex griseus), in Southern Argentine Patagonia

    | Contributor(s):: Nielsen, S., Travaini, A., Vassallo, A. I., Procopio, D., Zapata, S. C.

    Attempts to control cougar ( Puma concolor) and culpeo fox ( Pseudalopex culpaeus) populations in Patagonia through poisoning, negatively affects grey foxes ( Pseudalopex griseus) and many other non-target species. It is therefore advisable to develop selective predator control methods. Among a...

  14. Pesticides and the patent bargain

    | Contributor(s):: Timmermann, C.

    In order to enlarge the pool of knowledge available in the public domain, temporary exclusive rights (i.e. patents) are granted to innovators who are willing to fully disclose the information needed to reproduce their invention. After the 20-year patent protection period elapses, society should...

  15. Accommodating Cattle: British Columbia 's " Wars" w ith Grasshoppers and "Wild Horses"

    | Contributor(s):: Thistle, John

  16. Bring Cats!" A Feline History Of The West

    | Contributor(s):: Bretnor, Reginald

  17. Swedish cat shelters: a descriptive survey of husbandry practices, routines and management

    | Contributor(s):: Hirsch, E. N., Andersson, M., Loberg, J.

    Animal shelters rescue and care for society's unwanted companion animals. Nonetheless, several studies have shown that ending up in a shelter can be stressful, and that shelter husbandry can amplify and spread certain diseases. The aim of the present study was to investigate and describe...

  18. Behavioral responses of silverback gorillas ( Gorilla gorilla gorilla ) to videos

    | Contributor(s):: Maloney, M. A., Leighty, K. A., Kuhar, C. W., Bettinger, T. L.

    This study examined the impact of video presentations on the behavior of 4 silverback, western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). On each of 5 occasions, gorillas viewed 6 types of videos (blue screen, humans, an all-male or mixed-sex group engaged in low activity, and an all-male or...

  19. Community partnering as a tool for improving live release rate in animal shelters in the United States

    | Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Patronek, G., Slater, M., Garrison, L., Medicus, K.

    Collaboration among all shelters and nonhuman animal welfare groups within a community along with the transparent, shared reporting of uniform data have been promoted as effective ways to increase the number of animals' lives saved. This article summarizes the shelter intakes, outcomes, and live...

  20. Impact of publicly sponsored neutering programs on animal population dynamics at animal shelters: the New Hampshire and Austin experiences

    | Contributor(s):: White, S. C., Jefferson, E., Levy, J. K.

    This study found that government-funded surgical sterilization of companion animals has been widely promoted as a means of decreasing shelter intake and euthanasia. However, little information is available about the true impact of these programs on community and shelter nonhuman animal population...