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Seals, Conflicts and Public Policy: A Study of Voter Attitudes Toward Seals on Nantucket, 2017 Presentation

Society for Marine Mammalogy’s Biennial Conference Halifax Nova Scotia Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Dr. Jennifer Jackman, MAPP Adjunct Professor and MAPP ’05, and Ren Bettencourt, MAPP ’16 Dr. Jennifer Jackman (Associate Professor of Political Science at Salem State University, MAPP Adjunct Professor, and MAPP ’05) and Ren Bettencourt (MAPP ’16) presented a paper on “Seals, Read More

Birth control for wild horses is the obvious alternative to mass slaughter

The Hill: Opinion October 23, 2017 By Bill Richardson and Allen Rutberg, opinion contributors Center for Animals and Public Policy director, Allen Rutberg, PhD, with Bill Richardson, A70, F71, former governor of New Mexico (2003-2011) and Tufts University alumnus, discuss the House Appropriations Committee vote to authorize killing healthy wild horses and burros. Read full Read More

Jumbo Mission

Tufts embraced the mighty pachyderm as its mascot more than a century ago. Now the university is rallying to save his species from extinction, while a sanctuary in Kenya rescues the babies.

One View: BLM should use PZP to rein in wild horse population

Publication date: June 1, 2016 Reno-Gazette Journal Part of the USA Today Network Allen Rutberg, PhD and John Turner, Jr, PhD “The Bureau of Land Management has a tough job managing wild horses. If they propose a gather, or don’t gather enough, they get sued…” Drs. Rutberg and Turner discuss using the PZP (porcine zona Read More

A beaver…deceiver. Living with wildlife near Cummings School’s campus

Dr. Allen Rutberg was discussing human-beaver conflicts in one of his classes this spring of 2016 and found a good example for them within walking distance to campus. The classes are in the Animals & Society Wildlife Module, where Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) students explore a number of issues specific to wildlife Read More

Hunters of the state, unite!

Publication date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 The Boston Globe Massachusetts Dr. Allen Rutberg, director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, is referenced regarding alternatives to hunting for controlling deer herds. Read full story here: