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  • Why is environmental quality an animal issue? When we hear about surface-water pollution, we tend to look for the nearest city water intake, or the homes in the area that are still using wells. As long ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2017, 7:58 AM by Scott Slocum
  • What's the meaning of the term "animal rights"? There are strict definitions of the terms "animal welfare" and "animal rights," but there are other legitimate meanings. Although an individual on either side of the question might try to ...
    Posted May 31, 2016, 8:19 AM by Scott Slocum
  • What does it mean that some animals are not categorized as "game"? A "game" animal is one that's desired by hunters. Usually because it's good eatin'. That's it. There's very little science behind it.In the U.S ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2016, 8:31 AM by Scott Slocum
  • What's a "harvestable surplus"? A couple of theories of wildlife population dynamics are summarized here in order to reveal the "Miracle of Compensatory Mortality" and the "harvestable surplus." Readers can claim extra credit for ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2016, 8:00 AM by Scott Slocum
  • Why is there a controversy about toxic vs. non-toxic ammunition? On 3/10/2016, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) held a public forum on a "possible requirement that only non-toxic shot be used on wildlife management ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2016, 6:35 PM by Scott Slocum
  • Left, Right, Fish & Game: comparison #1: what's a quick death like for an animal? This ought to be an easy question to answer, right? Everyone knows "the answer." But only a few animal workers and veterinarians have gathered data--and, of course, it depends ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2014, 10:57 AM by Scott Slocum
  • How can I practice non-lethal wildlife control at home? Controlling Wildlife Humanely Killing is not the best solution.Summarized from the 2014 fact sheet by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Most people enjoy wildlife outdoors, but ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2017, 11:42 AM by Scott Slocum
  • What's "Fair Chase"? Fair Chase is a concept that's partially defined in hunting ethics.For example, it's partially defined in a position statement of the Boone and Crockett Club, but with ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2014, 11:20 AM by Scott Slocum
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HSUS, Woody Harrelson, A video about fur.