Bringing objectivity to wildlife management : welfare effects of guardian dogs

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dc.contributor.author Allen, Benjamin L.
dc.contributor.author Allen, Lee R.
dc.contributor.author Ballard, Guy
dc.contributor.author Drouilly, Marine
dc.contributor.author Fleming, Peter J.S.
dc.contributor.author Hampton, Jordan O.
dc.contributor.author Hayward, Matt W.
dc.contributor.author Kerley, Graham I.H.
dc.contributor.author Meek, Paul D.
dc.contributor.author Minnie, Liaan
dc.contributor.author O'Riain, M. Justin
dc.contributor.author Parker, Daniel M.
dc.contributor.author Somers, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-23T12:30:00Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08
dc.description.abstract The use of large carnivores and guardian dogs as biocontrol tools against other animals is increasingly recommended despite an absence of assessments of their welfare effects. We provided the first attempt at such an objective assessment in Allen et al. (2019), based on a recognised methodology and as per our commitment to evidence-based wildlife management. We concluded that their very nature means that “large carnivores and guardian dogs cause considerable lethal and non-lethal animal welfare impacts to the individual animals they are intended to control”, and that these impacts “should not be ignored or dismissively assumed to be negligible.” Harmful impacts arise because large carnivores and guardian dogs scare, displace, threaten, attack and kill other animals. en_ZA
dc.description.department Mammal Research Institute en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2020-08-01
dc.description.librarian hj2019 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.elsevier.com/locate/biocon en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Allen, B.L., Allen, L.R., Ballard, G. et al. 2019, 'Bringing objectivity to wildlife management : welfare effects of guardian dogs', Biological Conservation, vol. 236, pp. 582. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0006-3207 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1873-2917 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.04.024
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/71191
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Biological Conservation. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. A definitive version was subsequently published in Biological Conservation, vol. 236, pp. 582, 2019. doi : 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.04.024. en_ZA
dc.subject Large carnivores en_ZA
dc.subject Guardian dogs en_ZA
dc.subject Animal welfare en_ZA
dc.subject Evidence-based wildlife management en_ZA
dc.title Bringing objectivity to wildlife management : welfare effects of guardian dogs en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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