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Behavior Science: How It Affects Our Patients and Our World

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 – Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series Presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy with Tufts Behavior Club and Tufts Wildlife, Aquatic, Zoo Animal, and Exotic Medicine Organization (WAZE) Speaker Marion Desmarchelier, DMV, IPSAV, DES (Zoological Medicine), DES (Animal Behaviour Medicine), MSc, DACZM, DECZM (Zoo Health Management), DACVB Read More

Wild horses in the US are being shot with contraceptive darts

Center for Animals and Public Policy director, Dr. Allen Rutberg, is quoted and research referenced in the article in New Scientist science and technology magazine Published January 26, 2020 By Alice Klein Shooting wild horses with contraceptive darts may help curb their numbers in parts of the US where their populations are ballooning out of control. Horses Read More

Frames, facts, and the science of communicating environmental crises

Authors: Josephine E.M. Martell (Tufts MAPP class of 2003) and Amanda D. Rodewald Published: October 15, 2019 Conservation Biology. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13424 Article Impact Statement: Efforts to frame issues should be supported by empirical research related to both word choice and effects on opinion and decision making. “In May, the independent UK newspaper, the Read More

Equine Behavior, Needs, and Mental Health in a Human-Centered World

Monday, October 28, 2019 at 12 PM – 12:50 PM in the Agnes Varis AUDITORIUM, in the Campus Center (#16 on the Campus Map) Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy with the Behavior Club Speaker: Nina Ekholm Fry, MSSc., CCTP Director of Equine Programs, Institute Read More

Cheetah and Humans Sharing a Landscape

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 12 PM – 12:50 PM in the Agnes Varis AUDITORIUM, in the Campus Center (#16 on the Campus Map) Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy Speaker: Laurie Marker, DPhil. Founder and Executive Director, Cheetah Conservation Fund View the presentation: Cheetah Read More

Once I found out: Awareness of and attitudes toward coyote hunting policies in Massachusetts

Jennifer Jackman, PhD, MS (MAPP alumna, 2005)a and Jonathan G. Wayb   aDepartment of Political Science, Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts, USA and Adjunct Faculty, MS in Animals and Public Policy, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.  bEastern Coyote/Coywolf Research, Osterville, Massachusetts, USA Journal of Human Dimensions of Wildlife Published online: 14 Nov 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