Nov 13 - Molly Tamulevich - Master’s Professional Project Final Defense

Date: November 13, 2014
Location: RM 320 - Natural Resources

Addressing Dog Aggression Through the Use of Community Forums
Master’s Professional Project Final Defense

Molly Tamulevich

Nov. 13, 2014
1 p.m.
Room 320 A and B, Natural Resource Building

Abstract: Dog attacks account for a small but consistent number of deaths and injuries in the United States every year. They constitute a wicked problem, an issue which has no right or wrong solution, but is highly contentious due to the polarized, passionate views of the stakeholders involved. Dog care is a microcosm of other societal dynamics, and the debate over how to control aggression often becomes a flashpoint for existing inequalities and tensions. The current debate pits humans against animals, parents against those without children, social classes, and dog owners against those who do not own dogs. The purpose of this project is to democratize the management of aggressive dogs by creating an interdisciplinary, participatory forum that allows community members to be exposed to a wide range of stakeholder experiences, including those of non-human animals.


Committee Members:

  • Dr. Linda Kalof, Chairperson
  • Dr. Wynne Wright