THE FOUNDATION FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION PROMOTING ANIMAL WELFARE
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Academic/Professional Conferences & Seminars
“Animals as Collateral Damage: Ethics and World Trade” Izmir/SUNY-Cortland International Conference on Globalization and Its Discontents, New York.
“The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act [AETA]: Who is a “terrorist?” Language and the case of domestic “terrorism,” The Language of Violence: Thinking Critically About War and Peace, PEACE Studies Conference, State University of New York (SUNY-Cortland), New York. CLICK HERE
“Companion Animal Renters: Dispelling the Myths,” Scheduled speaker at The Healing Power of the Human-Animal Bond: Companion Animals & Society Conference, PAWS-San Francisco & PAWS-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Abstract (For more on this topic, see the Research Publications segment)
“The Guardian vs. Owner Study: Differing Styles with Pets,” Submission for the American Sociological Association (ASA) Conference, Animals & Society Session, Philadelphia, PA. CLICK HERE CONFERENCE; POWER POINT (For more on this topic, see the Research Publications segment)
“Making Economic Arguments for Animals”, with Jennifer Fearing and Don Garlit, Taking Action for Animals Conference, Washington DC.
“The Role of the ALF as Information Providers.” Animal Liberation Conference, Syracuse, New York. (For more on this topic, see the Research Publications segment)
“Companion Animals as Scapegoats, Property, and Victims of Abuse in Violent Homes”, Linking Violence: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Relationship Between Violence Against Animals and Humans, University College of Cape Breton, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Sydney, Nova Scotia PDF ; POWER POINT (For more on this topic, see the Research Publications segment)
“Cutting Away the Fringe: Legitimizing the Fight to Stop Animal Suffering,” American Sociological Association Conference, Animals & Society Section. CLICK HERE
“Selective Battering of the Family Pet”, Linking Violence: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Relationship Between Violence Against Animals and Humans, University College of Cape Breton, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Sydney, Nova Scotia. POWER POINT (For more on this topic, see the Research Publications segment)
“Companion Animals at Risk: Violent Family Members’ Attitudes, Perceptions and Treatment of the Family Pet”, American Sociological Association Conference, Animals & Society Section, San Francisco, California. CLICK HERE (For more on this topic, see the Research Publications segment)
“Attitudes toward Companion Animal Adoption and Contextual Factors Relating to Abandonment”, American Sociological Association Conference, Animals & Society Section, Atlanta, GA. CLICK HERE
“Progress in Efforts to Reach a ‘No-Kill’ Nation”, American Sociological Association Conference, Animals & Society Section, Atlanta, GA. CLICK HERE
“The Housing Market for Renters with Companion Animals: Are Markets Efficient? ” United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY. CLICK HERE (For more on this topic, see the Research Publications segment)
“If They Aren’t Communicating, You’re Not Listening”, Animal Rights National Conference, Washington, D.C. POWER POINT
“Love them, Kill-them: Mixed Messages and Our Conflicting Relationships with Animals,” Animal Rights National Conference, Washington, D.C. POWER POINT
“Attitudes and Trends in Pet Adoption and Overpopulation,” American Sociological Association Conference, Animals & Society Section. CLICK HERE
“A national analysis of Maddie’s Fund® programs and the effectiveness of efforts to reduce overpopulation of companion animals”, ISAZ Conference, Niagara Falls, New York. POWER POINT
“Helping Animal by Getting through to Business,” Animal Rights National Conference, Washington, D.C. OUTLINE
“An Institutional-Economic Perspective on Meat Consumption: Meat as a Bad Habit,” ISAZ Conference, Niagara Falls, New York. ABSTRACT
“Animals in Stories: Symbols of All That is Possible.” NILAS Conference: Plants, Animals & the Human Imagination. OVERVIEW
“Interdisciplinary Research in Economics: Companion Animal Dynamics and Welfare and the Evolution of Economic Ideas.” Working Boundaries Conference.
“A Cross Program Statistical Analysis of Spay/Neuter and Adoption Programs to Reduce Dog and Cat Overpopulation”, ISAZ Conference, Niagara Falls, New York. ABSTRACT
“Conflicting Attitudes and Social Dissonance: Why Mixed Messages Lead People to Abuse and Abandon Their Companion Animals”, at the Society for the Study of Social Problems Conference on Diversity and Rights: Confronting Anthropocentric Definitions of Community Conference, Anaheim, California. CLICK HERE ; POWER POINT
Speaking Engagements and Appearances
Today Show with Ann Parillo, “Landlords and Tenants of Companion Animal Renters: Helping Companion Animals and Their People”
SACC-TV. Prime-time special, “Pets & Singles”. Schenectady Today Show. Live Television Feature Interview on FIREPAW projects & helping animals.
“Conflicting Attitudes & Social Dissonance: The Secret Social Agreement that Leads to Animal Abuse & Abandonment” seminar, FIREPAW Headquarters.
“Why People Don’t Adopt,” seminar, FIREPAW Headquarters.
“A Profile of Why People Don’t Spay/Neuter,” seminar, FIREPAW Headquarters. CLICK HERE
WMHT-TV. PBS lengthy feature interview regarding FIREPAW programs and animal issues.
“Companion Animals: What they do for us, What we can do for them”, Schenectady Public Library Series, New York. CLICK HERE
WTEN-TV. “Pets as Gifts for the Holidays”, Nightly News Interview Feature.
“What Can I Do to Help Animals?” seminar, FIREPAW Headquarters.
“Animal Welfare vs. Animal Rights: Finding Common Ground”, seminar, FIREPAW Headquarters.
WRGB-TV. Evening news interview regarding the establishment of FIREPAW and FIREPAW programs.
WTEN-TV. Prime-time special featured an interview regarding companion animal overpopulation (with Pet Connection’s Steve Caparizzo).
Is there an animal welfare Kuznets Curve? Journal of Ecological Economics, 66: 478-491. CLICK HERE
Discrimination based on breed of domesticated dogs among insurance companies: Economic vs. interdisciplinary explanations. Journal of Social and Ecological Boundaries, (2.2), 56-84. CLICK HERE
Analysis of programs to reduce overpopulation of companion animals: do adoption and low-cost spay/neuter programs merely cause substitution of sources? Journal of Ecological Economics, 62: 740-746. CLICK HERE
Meat as a bad habit: A case for positive feedback in consumption preferences leading to lock-in. Review of Social Economy, 65 (3): 319-348. CLICK HERE
Silent Victims: Recognizing & Stopping Abuse of the Family Pet. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, University Press. Softback. Click here to get your copy.
“Owners, guardians, and owner-guardians: Differing relationships with pets.” Anthrozoös, 19 (3), 225-242. CLICK HERE
“Companion Animal Renters and Pet-Friendly Housing in the U.S. Anthrozoos, 18 (1), 59-77. CLICK HERE
Pets Welcome! How Landlords Can Make More Money by Going Pet-Friendly, RE Publishers. Softback. Click here to get your copy.
Technological lock-in, positive institutional feedback, and research on laboratory animals, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 16(4), 557-575. CLICK HERE
“Selective Battering of the Family Pet.” Anthrozoös, 17 (1), 26-41, CLICK HERE
“Companion Animals as Scapegoats, Property, and Victims of Abuse in Violent Homes,” In Linking Violence: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Relationship Between Violence Against Animals and Humans, University College of Cape Breton, Sydney, Nova Scotia CLICK HERE
“Sterilization and Contextual Factors of Abandonment: A Study of Pet Overpopulation.” CLICK HERE
“Companion Animal Renters Study: The Market for Rental Housing for People with Pets” Paws to Think Magazine, Pet Savers Foundation. CLICK HERE
The Role of Radical Animal Activists as Information Providers to Consumers, Animal Liberation Philosophy and Policy Journal, 2(1), 2-14. CLICK HERE
An Interactive Model of Human and Companion Animal Dynamics: The Ecology and Economics of Dog Overpopulation and the Human Costs of Addressing the Problem, Journal of Human Ecology, 32(1) 107-130. CLICK HERE
“Analysis of Results Summary for Lodi & Utah”, Maddie’s Fund Newsletter & Website. See http://www.maddiesfund.org
“The Dynamics of Spay-Neuter” Paws to Think Magazine, Pet Savers Foundation, 2(3), 12-13. CLICK HERE
“Helping Animals, Healing Ourselves” Healing Springs Journal. CLICK HERE
A Constrained Utility Alternative to Animal Rights. Environmental Values, 1(11), 49-62. CLICK HERE
The Actual and Potential Contribution of Economics to Animal Welfare Issues. Society and Animals, 10 (4). CLICK HERE
The importance of time-scale in measuring the cost-effectiveness of spay/neuter programs. In Maddie’s Fund Newsletter. http://www.maddiesfund.org
Companion animals as economic goods and methods of minimizing the cost of unwanted animals: An executive summary. In Maddie’s Fund Newsletter.
Companion animals as economic goods and methods of minimizing the cost of unwanted animals. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Large file size-Contact us
Companion Animals as Economics Goods and Methods of Minimizing the Cost of Unwanted Animals: An Executive Summary. In Spay USA Newsletter and Doing Things for Animals (DTFA) Newsletter.
FIREPAW Newsletter: Volumes 1-6; Issues 1-3. Numerous articles relating to research and education processes in the animal welfare/animal rights arenas. Contact us
Domestic pets and housing. International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Elsevier Publishing Group, MS. 282. Get your copy here
Previous analysis and results of Maddie’s Fund Programs
Maddie’s Fund / FIREPAW Collaboration
Back in the earlier years FIREPAW teamed up with Maddie’s Fund to create the architectural structure for a national database collection system and to perform data collection and statistical analyses to identify the best methods for ending the killing of healthy and treatable shelter animals. Click to read: NO KILL NATION–Maddies Fund Results.
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