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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.011
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... Keeping native animals as pets has recently been proposed as a new strategy to enhance the conservation of wildlife in Australia. In this paper we critically examine the arguments put by the proponents of a native animal pet industry, discuss potential problems associated with it and cover...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.006
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... Bandicoot marsupials appear to have many of the characteristics desired by people seeking companion animals. They could be made available to the public for keeping as pets in a way that would be of some benefit to nature conservation and to our sense of cultural identity. A properly designed...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 254–282.
Published: 03 December 2020
...% reported they always keep free-living native animals isolated from companion animals and other native animals that may cause them distress, e.g. predators (n=64) (Figure 6). About a third answered Sometimes . Decisions about the euthanasia of animals can be stressful and affect the relationship between...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.013
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... to the Region, kept by people as companion animals, pets and working animals (e.g., racehorses, livestock, those in zoos and animal parks, laboratory rats) and their feral counterparts. These animals constitute by far the greatest diversity, if not abundance, of terrestrial vertebrates in the Sydney Region...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (1): 28–38.
Published: 04 October 2011
... to introduced species of any type, farm animals as well as feral animals like rabbits, are still quite poorly represented in academic literature, which has been more likely to focus on companion animals. This study aims to contribute to the debate over children s responses to animals by highlighting perceived...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 58–73.
Published: 01 October 2020
... (49 mostly Grey-headed The animal belongs to a species which needs to be Flying-foxes Pteropus poliocephalus, a threatened species rehabilitated in a social group and will serve as a which are desired for both companions to other companion under these circumstances. flying-foxes and education...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 548–564.
Published: 01 June 2020
... authors as C. dingo), which are regulated separately by the Office of Local Government under the Companion Animals Act 1998 (Oakman 2001). * On 1 July 2019 OEH was replaced by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. Current approaches to rehoming unwanted, escaped and seized native...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.005
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
.... A brief synopsis of the legal issues involved in the keeping of native animals in captivity in New South Wales is presented as well as, from a veterinary perspective, the advantages and disadvantages of keeping various species. The nature of the human-companion animal bond is also discussed...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 127–145.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and reduced longevity so much so that the World Health Organization has labelled meat a carcinogen. Modern meat production depends on intensive animal production and the feeding of crops to animals, commonly known as “factory farming” or, more formally, “Industrial Farm Animal Production” (IFAP...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (3): 288–293.
Published: 14 April 2015
...HW Lydecker; E Stanfield; N Lo; DF Hochuli; PB Banks The paralysis tick Ixodes holocyclus bites humans, companion animals, and livestock in eastern Australia leading to symptoms that range between negligible and severe. Bandicoots (Family Peramelidae) are commonly cited as the “primary host” of I...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.003
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
... threats to dingoes are Dingo Preservation Societies and the recently enacted NSW Companion Animals Act because they are based on untested dingo stock and effectively increase the hybridisation process. Protecting dingoes under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 or the Commonwealth's...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 193–200.
Published: 16 September 2014
..., encompassing agricultural or companion animals or wildlife. These students are looking for careers as wildlife officers, animal handlers and others, in animal welfare or wildlife organisations as well as agriculture. In addition, as vocations such as veterinary science, dentistry and medicine move...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 463–533.
Published: 20 October 2011
... 25 4632011 AustralianZoologist volume 35 (3) Introduction The fox (Vulpes vulpes), unlike the dog (Canis familiaris) and the cat (Felis catus), was not brought to Australia as a companion animal. The fox is also too large an animal to have been introduced accidentally, as were rats...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 290–294.
Published: 17 March 2014
... between humanities and the biophysical sciences. Why is Human-Animal Studies Important? Animals play a myriad of significant roles in human society, as companions, as resources, as symbols and as crucial contributors to our shared ecosystems. Debates about the moral relationships between human and non...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 December 2017
... for sustainability and for the animals themselves, we have explored the interdisciplinary context that has created this as a pejorative term. Through the lens of history, we explore how ‘feral’ has changed its meaning over time in practical management and research contexts. Specifically, we explore how labeling...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 446–457.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Georgette Leah Burns Using Fraser Island in Queensland and Penguin Island in Western Australia as study areas, this paper examines changing management policies and practices with regards to human-animal interactions in wildlife tourism settings. In particular, the shifting relationships between...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (1): 17–25.
Published: 01 January 2016
... lupus familiaris. There is an interesting inter-relationship between the domestic animals in this context: the sheep Ovis aries (valuable to humans), the wild animals: the dogs, (valued as the usual favoured companion but in this context, as a pest to be destroyed) and the donkeys (valuable again...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 16 October 2020
... (e.g. Robley et al. 2010). Davis (2001) reported on two new pieces of legislation; the Companion Animals Act 1998, which allowed the keeping of Dingoes as pets or working dogs whereas previously they could only be so kept under licence, and the Rural Lands Protection Amendment Act 1998 (RLP Act). Under...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 457–463.
Published: 01 June 2017
... population in Australia was estimated at 3.4 million in 2009, with 36% of Australian households owning a dog (Australian Companion Animal Council 2010). If rabies were to enter Australia, many of these dogs would need to be vaccinated to prevent the spread of rabies and protect domestic dogs, humans...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.002
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
.... Mike Archer argues that eating our native fauna is a better conservation option than the current paradigm of an English agricultural landscape that excludes native fauna and is composed almost entirely of introduced plant and animal species. The trade-off for the retirement of sheep from much...