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BOOK REVIEW: HIJACKING OF THE HUMANE MOVEMENT

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

“The humane movement has been hijacked, radicalized, and rerouted. Started more than 100 years ago, it was traditionally concerned with the humane treatment of animals. In the last 20 years, however, it has been taken over…



BOOK REVIEW: AT THE HAND OF MAN: PERIL AND HOPE FOR AFRICA’S WILDLIFE

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

While browsing the shelves of new books in my branch library a few weeks ago, I came across John Hoyt’s Animals in Peril: How ‘Sustainable Use’ is Wiping Out the World’s Wildlife.



BOOK REVIEW: BLOODTIES: NATURE, CULTURE, AND THE HUNT

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

Upon reflection Bloodties can be (and is being) used to justify both hunting and anti-hunting philosophies, depending on the reader’s preconceived notions about the issue. But readers who come to the book with an open mind…



BOOK REVIEW: PLAYING GOD IN YELLOWSTONE BY ALSTON CHASE

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

Humans are saviors and Satans, a dual role that is impossible to fill

Environmental science takes a back seat to politics in park operations



BOOK REVIEW: RAIN WITHOUT THUNDER

By Adrian Morrison DVM, PhD | Published: 01/15/2012

A money-saving idea



HOW NOT TO WRITE AN EXPOSÉ

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

Animal Underworld: Inside America’s Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species by Alan Green and the Center for Public Integrity; Public Affairs, a member of Perseus Books Group, New York; 272 pages; $25. The book project was…



NEW BOOK HIGHLIGHTS WORKING PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN DOGS AND MAN

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

This remarkable tribute to working dogs opens with a gallery of photos of the 21 dogs profiled in the book.  From the Newfoundland Mas, Italy’s premier water rescue dog, to Tammy, a South African Border Collie protecting…



HOW DOGS LEARN

By Mary R. Burch, PhD | Published: 01/15/2012

Odd as it may seem to many pet owners, there is heated controversy in the US over methods of dog training. The battle is framed as a conflict between traditional methods that punish the dog for misbehaving (often referred to in…



THE ULTIMATE GOAL? NO ANIMALS IN HUMAN LIVES

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

“The AR agenda is far-reaching. Animal rights activists want to tell you what to eat, They want to tell you what to wear. They want to tell you what pets you are allowed to have. Some of them don’t want you allowed any pets…



THE NATIONAL ANIMAL INTEREST ALLIANCE (NAIA)  THE TRUSTED SOURCE

By Norma Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

Professor Morrison’s odyssey with animals began in his childhood, but it took an abrupt and alarming turn in 1981. That year, Dr. Edward Taub, another neuroscientist, was accused of animal cruelty and Morrison made the momentous…



Cattle Can Help Conserve Grasslands and Wildlife

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/13/2012

The Prairie Keepers: Secrets of the Grasslands by Marcy Houle: 1995; 266 pages; Addison Wesley, publisher, New York; $8.80 in paperback from Amazon Books through the NAIA website.



SAVE OUR STRAYS: A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THE DOG AND CAT POPULATION DILEMMAS

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/12/2012

For the past decade and more, national and local animal organizations have blamed puppy producers for euthanasias in shelters and promoted sterilization as the only way to decrease shelter deaths.