Center for Animals and Public Policy Research Areas

Working across disciplines, CAPP faculty and students in the MS in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) and DVM programs collaborate in research projects that are intended to make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who interact with and depend on them. The center evaluates existing animal policies and practices, investigate new ones, and explore the values and beliefs that lay at the center of human-animal relationships. Some research focus areas are explored below.

Animals in the Community
Care and Management of Companion Animal Populations
Human-Animal Interactions and Animal Facilitated Activities
Assessment of Animal Stress and Quality of Life
Animals in the Environment
Human-Wildlife Conflicts and Wildlife Contraception
Sustainable Agriculture and Humane Livestock Systems
Animals in Research
Assessment of Pain and Well-being in Laboratory Mice
Development of Alternatives for Teaching Practical Skills in Veterinary Education
Impact of Regulations, Policies and Practices on Animal Welfare in the Laboratory
Animals and Society
Animals in Culture, Ethics and Law