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  1. Attitudes towards dogs and other "pets" in Roseau, Dominica

    Contributor(s):: Alie, K., Davis, B. W., Fielding, W. J., Galindo Maldonado, F.

    This paper reports on the findings of interviews on attitudes towards pet care with 241 heads of households in Roseau, the capital of The Commonwealth of Dominica. Parrots and dogs were the two most preferred animals, and snakes were least liked; however, few respondents (0.8

  2. Dog ownership in the West Indies: a case study from The Bahamas

    Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Mather, J.

    Results from several studies in The Bahamas, which included 511 interviews with residents and data on 776 dogs, are reported. The composition and characteristics of the dog population are described. The majority of dogs, both owned and unowned, are local mongrels called "potcakes." The median age...

  3. Ethogram of selected behaviors initiated by free-ranging short-finned pilot whales ( Globicephala macrorhynchus ) and directed to human swimmers during open water encounters

    Contributor(s):: Scheer, M., Hofmann, B., Behr, I. P.

    In order to establish an ethogram of interactive behaviors initiated by free-ranging short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and directed to human swimmers, we initiated encounters with non-habituated pilot whale groups during open water encounters southwest of Tenerife, Canary...

  4. Preliminary observations of the role of dogs in household security in New Providence, The Bahamas

    Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Plumridge, S. J.

    In New Providence, The Bahamas, dogs are commonly kept outside and allowed to roam. It is generally understood that this style of maintaining dogs is responsible for the island's dog overpopulation. Given this over-population of dogs, and that many people have dogs for security, it is important...

  5. Reactions of American tourists to roaming dogs in New Providence, The Bahamas

    Contributor(s):: Plumridge, S., Fielding, W. J.

    The Bahamas suffers from nuisances caused by roaming dogs. Although Bahamians tolerate their presence, in an economy which is dependent upon tourism, the reactions of tourists to roaming dogs is of great consequence. This study reports the reactions of 439 American tourists concerning roaming...

  6. The association between pet care and deviant household behaviors in an Afro-Caribbean, college student community in New Providence, The Bahamas

    Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Plumridge, S.

    The link between domestic violence, both at the household and personal levels, other deviant behaviors, and pet care was observed through survey responses from 641 college students in New Providence, The Bahamas. The "link" with domestic violence at the household level was found both when pets...

  7. Individual and group behavioural reactions of small delphinids to remote biopsy sampling

    Contributor(s):: Kiszka, J. J., Simon-Bouhet, B., Charlier, F., Pusineri, C., Ridoux, V.

    Biopsy sampling is an effective technique for collecting cetacean skin and blubber samples for various biological studies. However, determining the impact of this research practice is important, as it may vary between sites, species and equipment used. We examined the short-term behavioural...

  8. Released, rehabilitated hedgehogs: a follow-up study in Jersey

    Contributor(s):: Morris, P. A.