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Download Chapter 1: Animal Advocacy in the Age of Information (241 KB)

Download Chapter 2: The Case Against Dog Breed Discrimination by Homeowners’ Insurance Companies (312 KB)

Download Chapter 3: Free-Roaming Dogs in Developing Countries: The Benefits of Capture, Neuter, and Return Programs (287 KB)

Download Chapter 4: Teaching Children to Be Kind in an Unkind World (347 KB)

Download Chapter 5: Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt (216 KB)

Download Chapter 6: Their Bugs Are Worse than Their Bite: Emerging Infectious Disease and the Human-Animal Interface (199 KB)

Download Chapter 7: Farm Animal Welfare: In Legislatures, Corporate Boardrooms, and Private Kitchens (169 KB)

Download Chapter 8: The Steady State Economy, Habitat Stability, and the Humane Treatment of Wild Animals (247 KB)

Download Chapter 9: The Role of Economics in Achieving Welfare Gains for Animals (242 KB)

Download Chapter 10: The Demographics of the U.S. Equine Population (267 KB)


In the fourth volume of the State of the Animals series, a stellar array of researchers, scholars, and leaders in the field explores current and emerging issues in animal protection.



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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 IV: 2007



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