Summer 2008

Summer 2008 AWi Quarterly Cover - Photo by Tanja Askani
About the Cover

Like a real life version of Disney’s Bambi and Thumper, this deer and rabbit pair was formed while the orphaned fawn—given the name Finchen—was being raised by his rescuers in a small town in Germany. The wild rabbit began grazing in the garden at the edge of the village where Finchen resided, and the two quickly became friends. Instead of burrowing when winter came, the rabbit even built a nest near the deer, and the duo stayed close together to keep each other warm and safe. Eventually, Finchen grew into an adult and was taken to a park to be released into the wild, but the townspeople who cared for the animals will never forget the sight of their special friendship. To learn more about interspecies bonding, see story, pages 4-7.

Photo by Tanja Askani

Table of Contents

In all cases, the quantity and the quality of oocytes is critical for the collection of reliable data. Any protocol that can enhance the quality and quantity of oocytes would therefore reduce the total number...
Animals on the Farm - in Brief. AWI Quarterly Summer 2008 articles.
What has not been discussed much is that biofuels may also spell disaster for millions of animals.
Articles from the Summer 2008 AWI Quarterly about Endangered Species. Bittern Nests Show Promise. Another Yangtze Species Approaches Extinction. Caribbean Monk Seal Extinct due to Human Impacts. Good and Bad News for Rhinos. Australia's Tasmanian...
AWI Reviews Films in the Summer 2008 Quarterly.
As children, we were taught about the concept of the food web, which provides a map of "who eats who" in the animal kingdom. And we were taught about symbiotic relationships between different species, in...
As the Yankton Sioux and their South Dakota neighbors oppose construction of a large-scale hog facility, they find a common voice. In their words, "Get the Oink out of here!"
Prostheses have been used on humans with missing or impaired limbs since the earliest civilizations, and now humans are helping non-human animals use artificial aids to supplement their own impaired anatomies..
At its recent meeting in Geneva, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) unfortunately voted to designate China as an ivory trading partner and gave final approval for...
The annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Santiago, Chile concluded on June 27 with confusion and uncertainty over the future of the 60-year-old body and, more importantly, the fate of the world's...
AWI Quarterly - Book Review - Why Dissection?
Classified as "big game" and "furbearers" in much of Alaska, wolves can be trapped, snared, and chased with snow machines and airplanes, then shot at point blank range. "Wolves are being killed in Alaska in...