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  1. An opportunity preempted: Kim Socha's atheism versus religious animal liberationists

    Contributor(s):: Williams, C.

    This article provides a review and critique of Animal Liberation and Atheism: Dismantling the Procrustean Bed by English professor, activist, and avowed political atheist Kim Socha. Socha engages in a twofold argument as she makes the case for animal liberation as a natural imperative of atheism....

  2. Animal Law in Australasia: a Universal Dialogue of "trading off" animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Schaffner, J. E.

    Animal Law in Australasia: Continuing the Dialogue provides a comprehensive, thought provoking discussion and analysis of animal law in Australasia while critiquing the existing paradigm that presumes human desire always outweighs animal suffering and proposing reforms to provide better legal...

  3. Detecting horses' sickness: in search of visible signs

    Contributor(s):: Hausberger, M., Fureix, C., Lesimple, C.

    Assessing sickness in animals, by which we refer to non-specific states involving both physical discomfort and negative emotional states, is a real challenge. In this review, we demonstrate the need for clear and simple indicators of sickness in horses, a species in which suffering is largely...

  4. Human Diseases from Wildlife: A Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Caudell, Joe N.

  5. Effects of removal on a lightly exploited coyote population in eastern Nevada

    | Contributor(s):: Jackson, Patrick J.

  6. Avian diets in a saline ecosystem: Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA

    | Contributor(s):: Roberts, Anthony J.

  7. Recommended management strategies to limit anthropogenic noise impacts on greater sage-grouse in Wyoming

    | Contributor(s):: Patricelli, Gail L., Blickley, Jessica L., Hooper, Stacie L.

  8. Potential role of wildlife in pathogenic contamination of fresh produce

    | Contributor(s):: Langholz, Jeff A., Jay-Russell, Michele T.

  9. Public perceptions of bears and management interventions in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Sakurai, R., Jacobson, S. K.

  10. Too many hogs? A review of methods to mitigate impact by wild boar and feral hogs

    | Contributor(s):: Massei, G., Roy, S., Bunting, R.

  11. Effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials, Kamioka et al, Complementary Therapies in Medicine (2014) 22:371-390

    | Contributor(s):: Hiroharu Kamioka, Shinpei Okada, Kiichiro Tsutani, Hyuntae Park, Hiroyasu Okuizumi, Shuichi Handa, Takuya Oshio, Sang-Jun Park, Jun Kitayuguchi, Takafumi Abe, Takuya Honda, Yoshiteru Mutoh

    Summary:   The objectives of this review were to summarize the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the effects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT). Studies were eligible if they were RCTs. Studies included one treatment group in which AAT was applied. We searched the...

  12. A new questionnaire examining general attitudes toward animals in Cyprus and the United Kingdom

    | Contributor(s):: Zalaf, A., Egan, V.

    A review of the animal welfare literature indicates that all the current measures used to evaluate it have limitations in how they assess attitudes toward animals and their care. Few studies have examined animal welfare outside non-Western nations, although attitudes toward animals and their...

  13. Applying One Health to the study of animal-assisted interventions

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    | Contributor(s):: Chalmers, D., Dell, C. A.

    The use of animal-assisted interventions in therapeutic programs is a growing phenomenon. Animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) involve a variety of species (dogs, cats, horses, domesticated birds, etc.) in primary health care. Despite their increasing application in a wide range of therapeutic...

  14. A critical review of horse-related risk: a research agenda for safer mounts, riders and equestrian cultures

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    | Contributor(s):: Thompson, K., McGreevy, P., McManus, P.

    While the importance of improving horse-related safety seems self-evident, no comprehensive study into understanding or reducing horse-related risk has been undertaken. In this paper, we discuss four dimensions of horse-related risk: the risk itself, the horse, the rider and the culture in which...

  15. Welfare of aged horses

    | Contributor(s):: McGowan, C.

    Horses form a unique and special part of their owners' lives and aged horses are no exception. This review considers the health and management of aged horses, including the role of the owner and their perceptions of aged horses, potential threats or risks to their welfare and finally, factors...

  16. A review of cat behavior in relation to disease risk and management options

    | Contributor(s):: Lepczyk, C. A., Lohr, C. A., Duffy, D. C.

    Domestic cats ( Felis catus) are a common household pet and also a notorious invasive species around the world. Because cat numbers have been increasing in many locations it is critical to work on management solutions that help to reduce threats posed by cats. With regard to cat behavior, one of...

  17. A review of population control methods in captive-housed primates

    | Contributor(s):: Wallace, P. Y., Asa, C. S., Agnew, M., Cheyne, S. M.

    The success of breeding primates in captivity has led to a surplus number of animals in collections. This review examines published journals and key books to investigate the various methods of primate population control. Hormonal, surgical and separation methods are discussed and evaluated with...

  18. The Iberian zebro: what kind of a beast was it?

    | Contributor(s):: Nores, C., Morales Muniz, A., Llorente Rodriguez, L., Bennett, E. A., Geigl, E. M.

    Seven centuries before the discovery of the African zebras by the Europeans, the names zebro and zebra were given to an enigmatic equid widely reported in the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages. Roughly 150 toponyms deriving from the words zebro/a have been recorded in Iberia starting from...

  19. Converging on ancient bones: a review of the evidence for the close relatedness of humans ( Homo sapiens) and spotted hyenas ( Crocuta crocuta)

    | Contributor(s):: Baynes-Rock, M.

    The majority of spotted hyena studies are conducted in places such as national parks and reserves where there are few humans present other than the researchers. I argue that this reflects a perception that "real" hyenas are those largely unaffected by contact with humans. This is at odds with...

  20. Retracting inconclusive research: lessons from the Seralini GM maize feeding study

    | Contributor(s):: Resnik, D. B.

    In September 2012, Gilles-Eric Seralini and seven coauthors published an article in Food and Chemical Toxicology claiming that rats fed Roundup-resistant genetically modified maize alone, genetically modified maize with Roundup, or Roundup for 2 years had a higher percentage of tumors and kidney...