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Center for Animals and Public Policy Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University 200 Westboro Road North Grafton, MA 01536 Phone: (508) 839-7991 Fax (508) 839-3337 capp@tufts.edu

MAPP Student Projects: Animals in Culture, Ethics and the Law

2011 Nina Farley BadVegetarian.com: Using a Website and Social Marketing for an Animal Protection Campaign Carin Ferdowsian Gas Chamber Euthanasia in Oklahoma Shelters: a Policy Memo for Animal Protection Groups Susan Getty The Whale Shark Tourism Industry in Holbox, Mexico Kate McPherson What About Fish? Why Some “Vegetarians” Eat Seafood and Implications for the Vegetarian […]

Animals in Culture, Ethics and Law

Values and beliefs associated with animals manifest themselves in art, literature, religion, ethics and other facets of human culture. Changes in representations of animals in culture thus may reflect underlying changes in human relationships with animals and nature; moreover, they may foreshadow changes in treatment of animals at the individual and community level, and ultimately, […]

MAPP Student Projects: Impact of Regulations, Policies and Practices on Animal Welfare in Laboratories

2009 Cory Morgan The Animal Welfare Implications of Outsourcing to Chinese Contract Research Organizations 2006 Michele Picard Humane Endpoints: the Current State of Affairs of Animal Use in Infectious Disease Research 2005 Lindsay Hamrick Stress among Laboratory Personnel and Coping Mechanisms Developed or Available as a Response to Performing Euthanasia of Laboratory Animals 2002 Kathleen […]

Impact of Regulations, Policies and Practices on Animal Welfare in Laboratories

Federal, state, and private regulations and policies have been created to protect animals, but what does this translate to at the end user level? Is the scientist aware of what animals are being protected from? Does the typical committee review process simply become a bureaucratic obstacle course to be navigated by the investigator, or is […]

Development of Alternatives for Teaching Practical Skills in Veterinary Education

Traditional methods of teaching basic psychomotor and clinical skills in veterinary medical and technical education have usually involved live animal use. The trend in training today’s human healthcare workers, however, is to use inanimate models or simulators, and there are practical, financial, and ethical reasons for veterinary educators to follow suit. The benefit of using […]

Assessment of Pain and Well-being in Laboratory Mice

Laboratory mice are currently the most common animal species used in research and testing. There is an ethical imperative to optimize well-being, and a scientific imperative to reduce unwanted variables in studies of these important research animals. Hence, the development of methods to assess how mice feel enable us to study ways to treat pain […]

MAPP Student Projects: Sustainable Agriculture and Humane Livestock Systems

2010 Bridget Denzer Contesting Views of American Bison: a Content Analysis Kristina Doyle Clarifying the Dairy Welfare Audit 2009 Kerry Bannon Dehorning Practices and Perceptions of Southern New England Dairy Farmers Ike Sharpless Writing Animal Welfare into WTO Law: Assessing the Merits with Stakeholder Interviews 2008 Maia Wentrup Downer Cattle in the United States: An […]