"Support Your Local Invasive Species": Animal Protection Rhetoric and Nonnative Species

  title={"Support Your Local Invasive Species": Animal Protection Rhetoric and Nonnative Species},
  author={Mona Seymour},
  journal={Society \& Animals},
  • Mona Seymour
  • Published 2013
  • Environmental Science
  • Society & Animals
Abstract This article explores protection efforts that have arisen in the New York City metropolitan area around the monk parakeet, a nonnative bird that has achieved a broad distribution outside its native habitat range. In some urban regions in which populations are established, controversy has developed around the parakeets’ use of utility infrastructure and potential impacts on native species and agricultural crops. This case provides an opportunity to explore animal protection rhetoric… 

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