Wildlife in U.S. Cities: Managing Unwanted Animals
The Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L St. NW, Washington, DC, USA
Academic Editors: Kate Littin, Trudy Sharp and Ngaio Beausoleil
Received: 31 July 2015 / Revised: 26 October 2015 / Accepted: 4 November 2015 / Published: 11 November 2015
Wild animals are increasingly adapting to living in urbanizing environments, even as urban living has become the dominant human life style. This leads to greater opportunities to experience and enjoy wildlife, but also to increases in the kind and frequency of human-wildlife conflicts. Conflicts occur not only with species deemed to be perennial pests or nuisances, but situationally and episodically with others that are valued and esteemed. Regardless of how we view wild animals with whom we have conflicts, all deserve moral consideration and humane treatment. Issues in coexisting with urban wildlife are reviewed here.