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  1. The Ethics of Wildlife Control in Humanized Landscapes

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    The 21st century is witness to an unprecedented and rapid growth of human settlements, from urban centers to wilderness vacation resorts. Concurrent with this has been the growing tolerance and acceptance of many wild animals and humans for one another. This has created an expanding...

  2. Animal Ethical Views and Perception of Animal Pain in Veterinary Students

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Veterinary students face several ethical challenges during their curriculum. We used the Animal Ethics Dilemma to study animal ethical views of Finnish veterinary students, and also asked them to score the level of pain perception in 13 different species. Based on the 218 respondents, the...

  3. Animal Ethical Views and Perception of Animal Pain in Veterinary Students

    Journal Articles

    Veterinary students face several ethical challenges during their curriculum. We used the Animal Ethics Dilemma to study animal ethical views of Finnish veterinary students, and also asked them to score the level of pain perception in 13 different species. Based on the 218 respondents, the...

  4. The Other End of the Leash: An Experimental Test to Analyze How Owners Interact with Their Pet Dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    It has been suggested that the way in which owners interact with their dogs can largely vary and influence the dog-owner bond, but very few objective studies, so far, have addressed how the owner interacts with the dog. The goal of the present study was to record dog owners' interaction...

  5. The Other End of the Leash: An Experimental Test to Analyze How Owners Interact with Their Pet Dogs

    Journal Articles

    It has been suggested that the way in which owners interact with their dogs can largely vary and influence the dog-owner bond, but very few objective studies, so far, have addressed how the owner interacts with the dog. The goal of the present study was to record dog owners' interaction...

  6. Track Surfaces Used for Ridden Workouts and Alternatives to Ridden Exercise for Thoroughbred Horses in Race Training

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Little is known about the types of surfaces used during training of Thoroughbred racehorses or methods of exercise used in addition to ridden track-work. Our aims were to (1) describe the types of surfaces used in the training of Thoroughbred racehorses and to (2) identify alternative...

  7. Performing Whale-Watching in Juneau, Alaska

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Nature-based tourism activities provide special contexts for human-wildlife interaction. In Juneau, Alaska, summertime tourists seek encounters with humpback whales, hundreds of which feed seasonally in Southeast Alaska’s coastal waterways. Tourists support a thriving whale-watching...

  8. More than Just Collateral Damage: Pet Shootings by Police

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    The Department of Justice estimates that American police officers shoot 10,000 pet dogs in the line of duty each year. It is impossible to ascertain a reliable number, however, because most law enforcement agencies do not maintain accurate records of animal killings. The tally may be...

  9. More than Just Collateral Damage: Pet Shootings by Police

    Journal Articles

    The Department of Justice estimates that American police officers shoot 10,000 pet dogs in the line of duty each year. It is impossible to ascertain a reliable number, however, because most law enforcement agencies do not maintain accurate records of animal killings. The tally may be...

  10. Who's a Good Handler? Important Skills and Personality Profiles of Wildlife Detection Dog Handlers

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Wildlife detection dog teams are employed internationally for environmental surveys, and their success often depends on the dog handler. Minimal research is available on the skills that dog handlers believe are important, and no research has been published on the personality profiles of...

  11. Who's a Good Handler? Important Skills and Personality Profiles of Wildlife Detection Dog Handlers

    Journal Articles

    Wildlife detection dog teams are employed internationally for environmental surveys, and their success often depends on the dog handler. Minimal research is available on the skills that dog handlers believe are important, and no research has been published on the personality profiles of...

  12. Driver knowledge and attitudes on animal vehicle collisions in Northern Tanzania

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    Roads are a major cause of wildlife mortality by animal-vehicle-collisions (AVCs). We monitored the patterns and frequency of AVCs on two sections of a major highway in Northern Tanzania and compared these patterns to the knowledge and perceptions of drivers who frequently use the roads. While...

  13. Tracing Economic, Ritual, and Social Pathways to Neolithization in the Southern Levant through Human-Animal Relationships at Kfar HaHoresh

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck

    During the transition to agriculture in the southern Levant of Southwest Asia, the PrePottery Neolithic B (PPNB) period is marked by the beginning of herd animal management, a fluorescence of ritual evidence and increasingly large settlements with diversified uses. These developments had...

  14. We Don’t Train in Vain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Human and Canine Caregiver Training

    Journal Articles

    The present review assessed the current knowledge regarding caregiver- training effectiveness for human and human-canine dyads. Most canine-related sources (66%; n = 19) were case studies reporting a decrease of learner undesired behavior when using oral instruction (21%; n = 6). Most...

  15. Owners Frequently Report that They Reward Behaviors of Dogs by Petting and Praising, Especially When Dogs Respond Correctly to Commands and Play with Their Toys

    Journal Articles

    We characterized the reward patterns of dogs’ owners for the expression of desired behaviors of their pets through a questionnaire made available online on a social media page for 7 days (responses from over 66,676 owners). The questions were related to the type and frequency of rewards that pet...

  16. Relation between stockperson behavior toward cows in a holding area and milk yields

    Journal Articles

  17. Factors that Influence Farmers' Views on Farm Animal Welfare: A Semi-Systematic Review and Thematic Analysis

    Journal Articles

  18. Naturalness and the Legitimacy of Thoroughbred Racing: A Photo-Elicitation Study with Industry and Animal Advocacy Informants

    Journal Articles

  19. Uncoupling Meat From Animal Slaughter and Its Impacts on Human-Animal Relationships

    Journal Articles

  20. Exploring the Effects of Pet Preference, Presence, and Personality on Depression Symptoms

    Journal Articles

    Pets live in nearly two-thirds of US households and are thought to increase wellbeing. However, previous research is mixed regarding the extent to which pets actually provide benefits. One understudied factor that may help clarify these findings is pet preference, or the extent to which a person...