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Query: The Punt Gun

I am looking for references and historical discussion concerning the "punt gun" and its use in the killing of waterfowl.  I would be glad for any leads on this topic. 

Bernard Unti

Senior Policy Advisor, Special Assistant to the President & CEO
The Humane Society of The United States
23rd Street NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20037 USA

CFP: Animal Sanctuaries e, Animal Studies Journal

Call for Papers: Special Edition of the Animal Studies Journal

‘Animal Sanctuaries’ 

Guest Editor: Elan Abrell

We seek articles that consider animal sanctuaries as unique sites of human-animal interaction that both influence and are influenced by the way animals are treated and understood in larger contexts. How do animal sanctuaries contribute to the broader animal protection movement, what limits and challenges do they face, and what sorts of new models for living with and caring for captive animals might they provide?

CFP: Oceans and Deserts 2017: Charting Transdisciplinary Currents in Environment and Culture


Oceans and Deserts 2017: 
Charting Transdisciplinary Currents in Environment and Culture

The graduate students in the Department of German Studies at the University of Arizona invite proposals for their fourth annual interdisciplinary conference for emerging scholars (graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and junior faculty) on March 31-April 1, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona.