Investigates the multibillion-dollar global exotic pet trade and the ways in which exotic pets are fetishized and commodified and calls for a “wild life” politics allowing animals to live for the sake of themselves.
Rooted in an intersectional feminist framework, argues for animals to be constituted as victims of domestic violence in their own right.
Examines the dramatic variance in the narratives assigned different animals in a high-intake animal shelter and how those narratives dictate their chances for survival. Argues that these inequalities are powerfully linked to human ideas about race, class, gender, ability, and species.
The day to day story of a typical animal shelter, based in compelling stories of desperate animals, thoughtless people, devoted yet emotionally exhausted workers and volunteers, and some very happy endings.
Documentary about exotic animals kept as pets, including information about the inadequacy of legal regimes governing this practice and the dangers presented.
Primarily a professional resource for those who work in shelters, this book examines and evaluates current research regarding animal and human behaviors associated with the intake, management and rehoming of dog and cats.
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.
An attempt to describe the world as perceived by dogs by a cognitive scientist, based upon an evaluation of dogs’ actual perceptual and cognitive abilities and how they differ and contrast with our own.
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.