Can the PETS Act save human lives?
| Contributor(s):: Stephanie Elizabeth Turner
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of PETS-Act-related policies on hurricane-related fatalities. Three PETS Act policies were identified as having the potential to save human lives: pet-friendly shelters allowing both service and companion animals; congregate pet shelters, in...
Playing for sheep stations : a discourse analysis of wild dog management and control policy in New South Wales, Australia
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| Contributor(s):: Penelope Margaret Marshall
This thesis challenges the constitutive and taken-for-granted assumptions of the current dominant administrative rationalist discourse of wild dog management and control (WMDC) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. It asks: To what extent can conflicts over WDMC in NSW be understood in terms of...
Experiences with a prescribed emotional support animal: A qualitative inquiry
| Contributor(s):: Kristy R. Becraft
Políticas de controle populacional de animais errantes e de zoonoses
| Contributor(s):: Henrique Augusto Reberte
Este trabalho de conclusão de curso traz a problemática do controle populacional de animais errantes e de zoonoses no Estado brasileiro sob o ponto de vista dos direitos dos animais. Inicialmente se estabelece que estes são sujeitos de direito, os quais devem ser considerados...
Evaluating the Media's Role in Public and Political Responses to Human-Shark Interactions in NSW, Australia
| Contributor(s):: Sam Fraser-Baxter
Of all animals that pose danger to humans in this world, few are more feared than sharks. Human-shark interactions are traumatic, emotional and difficult to rationalize. While rare, human-shark interactions generate a disproportionate amount of media coverage and public debate. The mass media is...
Veterinarians and Their Perception of the Treatment of Animal Abuse Cases in the Criminal Justice System
| Contributor(s):: Dustin A. Richardson
Americans love their companion animals. In 2015, nearly two-thirds (65%) of all households in the U.S. housed at least one pet (APPA, n.d.). This love does not translate to policy, however, as many animals are left defenseless. Interestingly, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (2016) has ranked...
Visitor behaviours and visitor effects: a case study on the white-crowned mangabey (cercocebus atys lunulatus) of ZSL London Zoo
| Contributor(s):: Marta Fragata
One of the problems that zoos have to deal with at the present time concerns the human-animal relationship. This is a complex matter that emerges from the conjuncture in which contemporary zoos find themselves. One aspect of such problem emerge from the conflicts that may occur according to the...
Indicators of success: measuring outcomes of evacuating pets in state and local emergency preparedness operational plans in area of economic and public health value
| Contributor(s):: Anda R. Arms
On October 6, 2006 President Bush signed the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act (PETS Act, Pub. Law No. 109-308). The Act ensures that state and local emergency preparedness operational plans address the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals following a major...
An Institutional Analysis of Ontario's Endangered Species Act: Investigating the Implementation Challenges
| Contributor(s):: Nafisa Sarwath
In a rapidly changing environment, management of natural resources is essential. Currently the world is undergoing a rapid loss of biodiversity through extinctions caused by human activities. Despite the alarming rate of species endangerment and subsequent loss, efforts to reduce species loss...
Traveling third class: regulating the transport of farm animals in Canada
| Contributor(s):: Michelle Nelson-Barrett
This thesis explores the ways that stakeholder's in the animal industries attempt to guide animal welfare policy outcomes, based on the case study of the debate currently taking place in Canada around proposed amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations, which governs humane transport....
Assessing bear-human conflicts in the Yukon Territory
| Contributor(s):: Raechel Dawn Lukie
Managing conflicts between bears and humans is vital for human safety and for the conservation of bears. This study investigated black bear (Ursus americanus) and grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) interactions with humans in 18 major communities of the Yukon Territory. I used an information theoretic...
Construction of children's canine care and welfare knowledge scale: Understanding the link between children's perceptions of dogfighting and their level of canine care and welfare knowledge to inform humane education interventions
| Contributor(s):: Iliopoulou, Maria A.
Pets in the city: Managing surplus dogs in Syracuse, New York
| Contributor(s):: Cutler, Kristin
This thesis contributes to the growing interest in animals in geography. Specifically, it situates pets within the geographic literature and addresses the causes and consequences of pet love in the United States. Using Syracuse, New York as a case study, this thesis illuminates the critical yet...
Possible therapeutic benefits of pet therapy for stressed child welfare workers in child welfare agencies
| Contributor(s):: Baremore, Taylor
The economics, ethics, and ecology of companion animal overpopulation and a mathematical model for evaluation the effectiveness of policy alternatives
| Contributor(s):: Frank, Joshua Mayer
Making Space for Mexican Wolves: Technology, Knowledge and Conservation Politics
| Contributor(s):: Paula D. Decker
The use of geospatial technologies, including radio telemetry, GPS collars, and mapping software, has proliferated in wildlife conservation. In addition to being tools for research, though, tracking devices are increasingly used to control animals that have been reintroduced to natural areas....
Homelessness, Housing, and Health Geography: The Impact of Housing on the Health of Chronically Ill Homeless Adults
| Contributor(s):: Petroskas, Dawn
Humane Link Los Angeles: A coalition for the eradication of violence in Los Angeles
| Contributor(s):: Bailey, Deborah A.
Farm animal welfare and WTO law: Assessing the legality of policy measures
| Contributor(s):: Ike Sharpless
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Abstract: This paper identifies the trade policy measures available to countries to protect domestically high farm animal welfare standards and assesses their...
The builders versus the birds: Wetlands, people, and public policy in the united states, florida and hillborough county
| Contributor(s):: Allyson R. Bennett
This thesis is an interdisciplinary analysis of humans' relationship to the natural environment, specifically how wetlands are reflected in our legislative decisions. Our perceptions of wetlands and our relationship to the environment are influenced by our locality, history, and...