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Magi, pronounced like ‘Maggie’, is our 13 year old toy poodle mix we adopted in December 2013.  There is a bit of a story behind the spelling of her name but too long for this writing so I won’t include the details.  1,234 more words


Slimy geographies and sticky human-animal relationships

By Kate Whiston, University of Nottingham

In a further attempt to stress the variety of work in Geography, and also its relevance to everyday life, this month I’d like to highlight Franklin Ginn’s (2014) recent article on human-slug encounters. 662 more words

Transactions Of The Institute Of British Geographers

She is Maui

I love my cat.  I don’t mean I love her like I love my favorite sweater.  I love her like I love the human beings that are closest to me.  502 more words


Animal Behavior and Welfare Educational Resources

Just wanted to share this great resource…Coursera,  an educational resource that offers free on-line courses from universities and organizations all over the globe. … 130 more words


This Is Why I Care

If you read the news, you’ve read them.  Stories about animal cruelty, whether it’s dogs, cats, exotic animals, or factory farm livestock, are all too frequent in the news.   888 more words


Pressing the (horse)flesh

The irony of doing a PhD about horses, while not having any actual day-to-day contact with them, has not been lost on me. The act of intellectualising something almost simultaneously disembodies it, and this has been something of a concern. 356 more words

Man’s best friend?

Kate Whiston, University of Nottingham

In an article recently published in Area, Remus Creţan’s (2015) study of dog culling in Romania provides a splendid example of a practical application of animal geography to a situation that will be familiar to academics and non-academics alike. 575 more words