Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets

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An exploration of the ambiguous ethics at the heart of the relationships between humans and the animals with whom they share their lives. Through anecdote and scientifically informed analyses of animal behavior, this work examines questions of whether keeping pets is, in and of itself, ethical, which species are better suited to the relationship and how pet keeping should be conducted to optimize the experience of the animal.

Community Cats: A Journey into the World of Feral Cats

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A firsthand account of a social psychologist’s somewhat accidental introduction to the world of cat rescue, the trap-neuter-return method of feral cat management and the often hidden world of feral cats and the people who care and advocate for them. Includes survey research and descriptive accounts of the impact of feral cat work on caretakers, communities and cats.