2017 in review

2017 has been a busy year for publications. Additional publications not mentioned below included:

• Benz-Schwarzburg J and Knight A. (2017). Cognitive relatives yet moral strangers? In A Linzey and C Linzey (Eds). Animal Ethics for Veterinarians. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press. 45-77. [reprinted from J Anim Ethics 2011; 1(1): 9-36].
• Ripple WJ et al. (2017). World scientists’ warning to humanity: a second notice. BioScience, bix125.
Letter co-signed by over 15,000 scientists concerning overpopulation, biodiversity loss and ecosystem support services.
• Knight A. (2017). Advice requested via social media. In Practice 39: 478-479.
• Knight A. (2017). Painful truths: what systematic reviews reveal about the utility of animal research. ANZCCART Conference 2017. Maintaining Social Licence in a Changing World. [Proceedings]. Wellington: ANZCCART. 31-36.


• Five book chapters in S Mullan and A Fawcett (Eds). (2017). Veterinary Ethics: Navigating Tough Cases. Sheffield, UK: 5M Publishing:
o Owners cannot afford treatment
o Samples & freebies
o Difficulties in obtaining consent
o Acting without consent
o Zoonosis

Blogs on a range of issues for SAFE:
Saving wildlife without drowning possums
Ending the trade in exotic animals
Realities of modern animal slaughter revealed
Remembering a racehorse called Regal Monarch – killed in the 2017 Melbourne Cup
Support of dairy is short on facts

A blog for the Vegan Society:
• Knight A and Leitsberger M. (2017). Veggie versus meat diets for cats and dogs: nutritional considerations

Key radio interviews included:
• 14 Nov. 2017: Safe and Sound radio show re multiple issues including possum killing in NZ
• 15 Nov. 2017: Musician Moby & AK interview with Victoria Moran, Main Street Vegan – US radio show, re: veterinary positions on animal welfare, Australian live exports, animal research, veg companion animal diets.