wild animals

Expanding the Missoula Bear Knowledge Area will require additional patrols

Bonnie Bess and Luke Koenen Corey Cridler was walking around a neighborhood Rattlesnake in October when he came upon an alleyway filled with rubbish. The Missoula animal control officer identified the perpetrator. There was a bear. Kreidler, who quit his job later that month, patrolled the neighborhood once a week looking for residents who kept …

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What is ethical animal research? A scientist and veterinarian explains

Written by Lana Ruffolo-Graser and Rachel Stamin in “The Conversation” A proposed measure in Switzerland would have made that country the first to ban medical and scientific experimentation on animals. It failed to pass in February 2022, with only 21 percent of voters in favor. However, globally, including in the United States, there is concern …

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Black bear hunt could return in New Jersey amid population growth and increased human interactions

A plan to reintroduce black bear hunting in certain areas of New Jersey will be discussed Tuesday at a public meeting convened by the state’s Fish and Wildlife Board. Bear hunting has not been conducted in New Jersey since 2020. The potential return of scheduled hunting periods is in response to rapidly increasing black bear …

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Found rabid wildlife in Norwich

The Chenango County Health Department is advising residents that there have been several cases of rabies identified in the wild in the Norwich city limits recently. Health officials say any wild animal behaving strangely and in close proximity to residential areas should be considered dangerous. People are reminded to avoid contact with wild animals, vaccinate …

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Public unhappy with Hawaii police’s operation of animal control services: Big Island Now

The photo on the Hawaii Police Department’s Animal Control Services website page shows cute dogs and cats, but its manager said most of the animals taken to her shelter are dangerous. Person after person approached the table or spoke via Zoom to tell the Hawai’i County Council that animal control on the Big Island is …

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Can we predict which viruses will spread from animals to humans?

The natural world is a reservoir of epidemics. At any given moment, countless numbers of viruses are spreading among animals. Inevitably, some will cross the species barrier, infecting and sickening people. Scientists call such an event a “zoonotic spread.” No one knows how often such repercussions occur – it is assumed that animal viruses always …

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