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Download Chapter 1: Tracking the “State of the Animals”: Challenges and Opportunities in Assessing Change (203 KB)

Download Chapter 2: Cruelty toward Cats: Changing Perspectives (187 KB)

Download Chapter 3: Indoor Cats, Scratching, and the Debate over Declawing: When Normal Pet Behavior Becomes a Problem (188 KB)

Download Chapter 4: Feral Cats: An Overview (169 KB)

Download Chapter 5: Dogs and Dog Control in Developing Countries (142 KB)

Download Chapter 6: International Animal Law, with a Concentration on Latin America, Asia, and Africa (265 KB)

Download Chapter 7: Progress in Animal Legislation: Measurement and Assessment (233 KB)

Download Chapter 8: Competition between Marine Mammals and Fisheries: Food for Thought (379 KB)

Download Chapter 9: Chimpanzees in Research: Past, Present, and Future (274 KB)


In this third, all new, volume in the State of the Animals series, scholars and experts in animal protection examine the challenges facing companion animals, marine mammals, and nonhuman primates and review legal protection for animals here and abroad.



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Public Policy Series


Humane Society Press


Washington, DC


Animal Sciences | Animal Studies | Politics and Social Change

The State of the Animals III: 2005



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