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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 170–180.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Stephanie Hing; Jordan O. Hampton; Troy. J. Gibson ABSTRACT Animal welfare is an important concern wherever people are called upon to kill wildlife. Notwithstanding the ethical dilemmas surrounding the killing of wildlife in various situations, if an animal is to be killed we have a duty to select...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 181–202.
Published: 01 January 2019
... around groups of properties and lowering numbers through various other means. Non-commercial kill leads to poor animal welfare outcomes and considerable wastage. Regulators cannot monitor the number of kangaroos killed by amateurs, nor ensure high standards of dispatch of animals. To improve kangaroo...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1998c.007
EISBN: 0-9586085-0-4
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.081
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... a positive and negative aspect of feeding. Both managers and those who feed wildlife expressed concerns for the welfare of wildlife. However, managers expressed their opposition to feeding as a threat to welfare while feeders claimed the practice improved the welfare of wildlife. A conclusion drawn from...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 127–145.
Published: 01 December 2017
... emissions. Added to this, the intensive production of animals raises many questions concerning their welfare. In this paper I argue that a largely vegetarian diet makes environmental sense while also offering health benefits and improved animal welfare. The latter occurs by farming fewer animals...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.094
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... be protected while improving cat welfare. Containing cats at night not only separates cats and nocturnal wildlife, but minimises trauma from both cat fights and road accidents while reducing nuisance to neighbours from caterwauling and fighting. Desexed cats no longer contribute toward unwanted stray and feral...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 58–73.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of placing wild-born animals with exhibitors, and policy deficiencies resulting in placements that are not necessarily the best possible welfare outcome for the animal nor the best possible conservation outcome for the species. As non-releasable animals present themselves under a wide range of circumstances...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 158–169.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Murray V. Ellis; Susan G. Rhind ABSTRACT Animal welfare legislation is placing increasing emphasis on researchers to demonstrate competence in all procedures that their research may require, even if some are infrequently performed. Many field biologists rarely need to carry out euthanasia...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 649–654.
Published: 20 October 2011
..., The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, Queensland Australia 4343 2Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, Queensland Australia 4343 3Environmental Protection Agency, Rockhampton, Queensland Australia 4701 4Rockhampton Botanical Gardens and Zoo, Rockhampton...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.022
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... on conservation action, are the most effective ways to influence visitor's conservation behaviours (AZA, 2006). Zoos can provide memorable and motivating animal encounters. However, Government legislation, strategies, procedures and policies must be followed to ensure that zoos are meeting the health and welfare...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 698–710.
Published: 20 October 2011
...Anja Divljan; Kerryn Parry-Jones; Peggy Eby For several years, animal welfare concerns have been raised over the practice of shooting Grey-headed Flying-foxes (GHFF) in commercial fruit orchards in Australia, and the role of government agencies in licensing the kill. In NSW the practice is poorly...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.006
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... their survival on the mainland, subsequently increasing greatly in numbers. By the 1990s, large concentrated populations of Koalas had caused extensive tree deaths and resulting environmental damage, with associated economic and animal welfare issues. This study aimed to discover why and how the management...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.030
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... as a conservation tool and the animal welfare issues involved has proved to be difficult. This review examines the arguments on either side. It also raises the question of how long selection for resistance will take to develop. The presence of resistant vertebrates in Western Australia is ascribed to the selective...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 218–229.
Published: 01 January 2019
...) - The role of the IUCN in sustainable use of wildlife for conservation and livelihoods. Stephanie Hing (RSPCA), Jordan O. Hampton, and Troy. J. Gibson - Animal welfare and the killing of wildlife by captive bolt in Australia. (Paper included post forum.) Denis A Saunders (CSIRO) and Alison Doley - Culling...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 67–74.
Published: 01 January 2019
... (Australian National University) - Eradicating the ugly. George R Wilson and Melanie Edwards (Australian Wildlife Services) - Professional kangaroo population control leads to better animal welfare, conservation outcomes and avoids waste. (Paper included post forum.) 2019 67 Theme Edition: Killing...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.041
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... with adequate space and cover, food, water, and other appropriate environmental conditions such as light and temperature. Their attributes include adaptive capacity to captivity, small size, ease of capture and abundance. Also addressed are animal welfare issues of captive housing and use of native species...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 395–407.
Published: 01 June 2017
... conservation/restoration is community-driven (e.g., landcare, political pressure of animal welfare groups) with a focus on species and habitat biodiversity. Genetic diversity is seldom seriously considered. As a consequence, native species biodiversity management is often not maximising the potential outcomes...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 288–297.
Published: 17 March 2014
... scientists, especially zoologists, fared in the reporting. The following conclusions were drawn: there was a sustained media interest in animals; animal welfare was the dominant theme; risk to humans was the second most important issue; and although scientists were consistently mentioned, science...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.040
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... vulnerable to decline and are subject to intense scrutiny, particularly attracting people whose philosophies are closer to animal liberation than animal welfare. We demonstrate through a case study just how vulnerable conservation projects are to emotive pressures on the operation of Animal Ethics Committees...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 160–165.
Published: 14 October 2011
... in the face of uncertainty. Opposition to the harvest now continues from animal rights groups whose concerns have shifted from overall harvest sustainability to side effects such as animal welfare, and changes to community structure, genetic composition and population age structure. Many of these concerns...