Tag Archives: living with wildlife

Wolves and Animal Protection

In the middle of December 2014, U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell reversed a 2012 decision of the US Fish and Wildlife Service that declared wolves were fully recovered in the midwestern Great Lakes region. Because of that decision management of … Continue reading

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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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Coyotes: We Can’t Kill Our Way to Conservation

Reposted from the blog of the Center for Urban Resilience. In late September 2014, the California city of Seal Beach ignited a controversy by adopting a proposal to trap and kill coyotes. To date several coyotes have been killed with … Continue reading

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Biophilic Cities

My good colleague John Hadidian (Senior Scientist, HSUS) recently spoke about living with urban wildlife at the Biophilic Cities Project. Keynote speakers alongside John were Jennifer Wolch (Geography, Berkeley) and Stephen Kellert (Environmental Studies, Yale). Biophilic urbanism is a new … 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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