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Jennifer Carter and Clark Scott Taylor

Introduction Around 200,000 cats and dogs are euthanized in Australia each year, although most are treatable and adoptable ( APWF , 2015). Companion animal relinquishment contributes to overcrowded shelters, community perceptions that there are “nuisance” animals, and the ill health of

Mary E. Edwards, Eyal Gringart and Deirdre Drake

). Despite the popularity of dogs as companion animals and the numerous benefits of keeping dogs, they are often relinquished. Relinquishment is defined as “the separation of owner (including family ownership) and dog via permanent and purposeful (voluntary or forced) removal of the dog from the household

Kim Lambert, Jason Coe, Lee Niel, Cate Dewey and Jan M. Sargeant

, including problematic animal behavior or inadequate animal care (Podberscek, 2006), sometimes result in decisions to relinquish companion animals. As a byproduct of relinquishment, a large percentage of companion animals admitted to shelters in countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and

Jana María Giles

This article explores the notion of Beckett as an ecocritical writer by considering Lawrence Buell's criteria for an environmentally-centered work in terms of Beckett's short prose piece "The End." As the nameless narrator moves from a monastic to a hermetic to a mendicant existence and then to death by suicide, he cycles between city and country, growing increasingly anonymous. Beckett casts doubt on the ethics of the "social contract," formed in human culture, and suggests that the "natural contract" between humans and their environment may be the viable one, although it may lead to relinquishment and death.


payment under this award. COTERIN must, therefore, relinquish as from that moment all claim, title and interest in the site. The fact that the site may require remediation has been borne in mind by the Tribunal and allowance has been made for this in the calculation of the sum payable by the Government of

Patrick Fuliang Shan

This article investigates one of the last polygamous families in modern China, the household of Yuan Shikai, who was the first president of the Republic of China. Before his presidency, Yuan was a prominent reformer and high-ranking official in the late Qing Empire. Although he implemented numerous influential progressive reforms to promote China’s modernization, he himself led a traditional private life within his own home: He married ten women, built himself a large harem, and fathered thirty-two children. This article explores Yuan’s polygamous marriages by revealing the characteristics of his marital life, probing the styles of his nuptial experience, and examining his approach of managing his family. Through this study, we can see another aspect of China’s transformation from tradition to modernity, along with its national transformation from empire to republic. Therefore, this study help us not only explore the long-relinquished old-style marriage system and uncover a long forgotten system of spousal union, but also unmask the role of polygamy in shaping the lives of Chinese social and political elites before its final abolition in the early 20th century.