|Compassionate Science: The
Evolution and Future of Wildlife Contraception
||Porter Hall 100 (Where is this
||Approx. 2 hours|
||Jay Kirkpatrick, Ph.D. will talk about the general
topic of fertility control based on his more than 30 years
experience. He will discuss the science and application of wildlife
contraception as a non-lethal management tool, explaining the
different types of wildlife contraceptives available or under
development, their actions, delivery issues, regulatory issues, and
the successes that have been achieved with wild horses, urban deer,
captive exotic species in zoos, and free-ranging African elephants.
He will also examine current contraceptive research directed at
companion animals. As a scientist he will present facts, not fancies
he will patiently distinguish what has been scientifically
demonstrated from myth, hyperbole, and uninformed criticism.