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Majority of Iowa Voters Oppose Dove Hunting by Two to One

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This survey of Iowa voters finds that most would like the historical protection of doves within the state to continue. A majority (54%) oppose the opening of a dove hunting season while 25% support such action and 21% are undecided.

Human Carnivore Conflict and Perspectives on Carnivore Management Worldwide

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The conservation of carnivore species depends on a number of factors including political and economic influences as well as scientific influences. This paper discusses lethal and nonlethal methods of carnivore management, finding that successful conservation depends on "tolerant sociopolitical landscapes and favorable ecological conditions." These authors recommend that future management involve a mix of strategies including non-lethal modification of carnivore behavior, changes in human behavior, spatial separation, and the use of lethal methods only where essential.

NGO Survey Finds Japanese Internet Auction Sites Awash in Ivory Listings

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A survey of Japanese Internet auction sites conducted by Traffic (Japanese branch), an organization which monitors international animal trade, finds that more than 20 new illegal listings for ivory products are posted each day.

Consumers on a Mission to Force a Change in Public Policy: A Qualitative Study of the Ongoing Canadian Seafood Boycott

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Netnography (i.e., the online equivalent of ethnography) was used to analyze consumer boycott pledges submitted to an online boycott petition that was designed to recruit consumer participation in the contentious Canadian Seafood Boycott.

RSPCA: Poll Reveals Hunting With Dogs is Not Humane or Acceptable

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This survey commissioned by the RSPCA explores the attitudes of British citizens toward the practice of hunting using a pack of dogs. The majority of people consider this practice to be out of date with modern times.

Year Four of HRC's Animal Tracker Launching Soon

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We're getting ready to launch year four of HRC's Animal Tracker annual survey of the public opinion and behavior of adults in the U.S. This year's survey, which will field in March, addresses specific behaviors that people change (or not) due to their concern for animals, perceived importance of humane education, and support for various advocacy tactics. We asked the exact same questions in 2008 and will be able to analyze changes over time. When the results are available in April, we’ll also refresh the Animal Tracker graphing tool that we launched in 2010.'s Most Popular (and Important) Items of 2010

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2010 was the biggest year yet for, with more users and more research content to help advocates help animals. The website is the Humane Research Council's primary means of sharing new research and we're excited to see that so many of you are making use of and finding it valuable in your work for animals!

Humane State Rankings 2010

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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released its second annual Humane State Ranking, a report rating all 50 states on a range of animal protection laws involving companion animals, animal cruelty and fighting, wildlife, animals and research, horses, and farm animals. The top ranking states in the 2010 survey includes California, New Jersey, Colorado, Main, and Massachusetts.

Britons Call for Hunting Ban; Americans and Canadians Reject It

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According to the results of a 2010 Angus Reid poll, people in Britain are more alarmed about animal cruelty than those in the United States and Canada. Specific findings with respect to animals used for fur, hunting, food, and entertainment are included in this report.

Study: Crossbow Users Aren't Newbies

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This 2009 survey of new crossbow hunters explores the previous hunting experience of respondents and finds that contrary to popular belief, many new crossbow hunters have previous bow-hunting experience.

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