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The Outdoor Cat. Two Years On

Two years ago today I gave a keynote on the ethical dimensions of managing outdoor cats. It was to The Outdoor Cat, the first international conference to take up the conservation and welfare considerations of companion, community and feral cats. … Continue reading

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Ethics and Barred Owls in Conservation Magazine

Warren Cornwall has written an excellent article on the ethics of managing barred owls for Conservation magazine — There Will Be Blood. The article focuses on the moral conundrum of choosing the flourishing of a species over the well being … Continue reading

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National Geographic and the Ethics of Barred Owl Management

Yesterday, National Geographic published a video and article on the ethics of managing barred owls, Shooting Owls to Save Other Owls. Written and produced by acclaimed environmental journalist Isabelle Groc,the story does the best job to date of explaining the … Continue reading

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Urban Ecology and Domestic Animals

I have had the good fortune to be increasingly working with the Center for Urban Resilience (CURes) at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. One of the big environmental issues we are working on is what to do about the … Continue reading

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Cats, Reason and Cooperation

Last week I gave a Marsh Institute lecture at Clark University on outdoor cats and biodiversity — “The End of Biodiversity: Ethical and Policy Issues Around the Super-Predator, Felis catus“. The large and engaging audience took some by surprise. At … Continue reading

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The End of Biodiversity: Ethical and Policy Issues Around the Super-Predator, Felis Catus

Thursday, 26 September 2013 @ 12:15 – 13:15 University Center Lurie Conference Room Clark University Worcester, MA 01610 United States Cats are now said to be the dominant factor in the loss of biodiversity in North America and across the … Continue reading

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