Human and Black Bear Interactions in Buncombe County, North Carolina, from 1993–2013
Contributor(s):: Adam Guy Alsamadisi
Over the past 20 years the frequency of interactions between humans and black bears in Buncombe County, North Carolina has been increasing, posing threats to human safety, black bear populations, ecological stability, and conservation support. During this time, both the human population and the...
Cost-benefit analysis of managed shotgun hunts for suburban white-tailed deer
Contributor(s):: Hubbard, R. D., Nielsen, C. K.
Survival analysis and computer simulations of lethal and contraceptive management strategies for urban deer
Contributor(s):: Grund, M. D.
Our Pet Population Explosion and Operation SPARED
Contributor(s):: Kay Clausing
All humane societies are dedicated to preventing cruelty and suffering. No society can effectively prevent cruelty unless it makes spaying compulsory for all females released for adoption and talks spaying to every owner of a female. Even if the home is a good one in every other respect, if a...
Characteristics of owned dogs on the island of New Providence, The Bahamas
Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Plumridge, S. J.
This study reports the findings from street interviews on owned dogs (N=442) in New Providence, The Bahamas. Many households kept dogs outside, and roughly 43% of households allowed at least 1 dog to roam. Dogs kept inside most likely were considered a companion, whereas dogs used for security...
Trends in sheltering and welfare at the Hawaiian Humane Society, Oahu, Hawaii
Contributor(s):: McDowell, B., Burns, P., Lepczyk, C. A.
One of the major goals of an animal welfare organization is to reduce the number of homeless, nonhuman animals in a community. In Hawaii, the Hawaiian Humane Society has provided numerous animal welfare services to work toward this goal, such as offering sterilizations and microchipping at...
Utilization of matrix population models to assess a 3-year single treatment nonsurgical contraception program versus surgical sterilization in feral cat populations
Contributor(s):: Budke, C. M., Slater, M. R.
This study constructed matrix population models to explore feral cat population growth for a hypothetical population (a) in the absence of intervention; (b) with a traditional surgical sterilization-based trap, neuter, and return program; and (c) with a single treatment 3-year nonsurgical...
Overabundant deer: Better management through research
| Contributor(s):: Dwayne R. Etter, Timothy R. Van Deelen, Daniel R. Ludwig, Karmen M. Hollis, James E. Chelsvig
Overabundance of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) continues to challenge wildlife professionals nationwide, especially in urban settings. Moreover, wildlife managers often lack general site-specific information on deer movements, survival, and reproduction that are critical for...
Minimising number killed in long-term vertebrate pest management programmes, and associated economic incentives
| Contributor(s):: Warburton, B., Tompkins, D. M., Choquenot, D., Cowan, P.
Influences of immunocontraception on time budgets, social behavior, and body condition in feral horses
| Contributor(s):: Ransom, J. I., Cade, B. S., Hobbs, N. T.
Managers concerned with shrinking habitats and limited resources for wildlife seek effective tools for limiting population growth in some species. Fertility control is one such tool, yet little is known about its impacts on the behavioral ecology of wild, free-roaming animals. We investigated...
Welfare implications of captive primate population management: behavioural and psycho-social effects of female-based contraception, oestrus and male removal in hamadryas baboons ( Papio hamadryas ). (Special issue: Primates in zoos)
| Contributor(s):: Plowman, A. B., Jordan, N. R., Anderson, N., Condon, E., Fraser, O.
In response to overpopulation, management actions were taken over a 5-year period to reduce group size and slow the population growth rate of hamadryas baboons at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park. Management involved three planned removals of several individuals and implantation of all adult...
Four types of activities that affect animals: implications for animal welfare science and animal ethics philosophy
| Contributor(s):: Fraser, D., MacRae, A. M.
People affect animals through four broad types of activity: (1) people keep companion, farm, laboratory and captive wild animals, often while using them for some purpose; (2) people cause deliberate harm to animals through activities such as slaughter, pest control, hunting, and toxicology...