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  1. Animal Welfare Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Stockpersons in Kenya

    Contributor(s):: Wambui, Joseph, Lamuka, Peter, Karuri, Edward, Matofari, Joseph

    The stockpersons handling the transportation of animals between farms and slaughterhouses are rarely assessed for their animal welfare knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP). Thus, this investigation presents a unique opportunity to study these interactions. Herein, a cross-sectional survey...

  2. Slovenian Students’ Knowledge and Opinions about Wild Boar (Sus Scrofa L.)

    Contributor(s):: Siard, Nataša, Jordan, Dušanka

    Wild boar are present almost throughout Slovenia, causing similar problems as in many other countries, mainly damage to agriculture. Dealing with these problems also involves children. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of age, gender, and farm residence on knowledge, attitudes, and...

  3. Knowledge and Perceptions of, and Attitudes to, Bats by People Living around Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Malindi-Kenya

    Contributor(s):: Musila, Simon, Prokop, Pavol, Gichuki, Nathan

    Bat populations continue to decline worldwide because of myriad human activities. To enhance bat conservation, human behavior needs to change. Such change can occur, in part, through an understanding of what motivates human actions toward bats. We used a Bat Attitude Questionnaire (BAQ) to...

  4. Human-Insect Relationships: An ANTless Story? Children's, Adolescents', and Young Adults' Ways of Characterizing Social Insects

    Contributor(s):: Sammet, Rebecca, Andres, Heike, Dreesmann, Daniel

    Ants may serve as powerful model organisms for uncovering principles of insect biology and social behavior. The aim of this study was to provide a quantitative analysis of secondary-school students' perceptions and knowledge of ants. It was part of a longitudinal project based on the concept of...

  5. Public Knowledge of, and Attitudes to, Frogs in Colombia

    Contributor(s):: Jimenez, Juliana Nates, Lindemann-Matthies, Petra

    People's response to the decline of biodiversity and their support for conservation measures depends on their knowledge of biodiversity and their attitudes to local species. This study is one of the first to investigate public knowledge of, and attitudes to, frogs in South America. We chose two...

  6. Student Attitudes Toward and Recall of Outside Day: An Environmental Science Field Trip

    Contributor(s):: Louis S. Nadelson, J. Richard Jordan

    Field trips are effective because they situate learning and facilitate knowledge transfer, thereby influencing students learning attitudes, interests, and motivation. Variations in field trip configurations and the subsequent affective and cognitive influences provided the motivation for this...

  7. Comment diviniser son dauphin. Modèles de relation, régimes d'interactivité et savoirs anthropo-zoologiques.

    Contributor(s):: Véronique Servais

    L'article propose de distinguer trois régimes d'interactivité selon le type d'engagement affectif de l'être humain dans sa relation avec un animal : savant, ordinaire et non-ordinaire. Les modalités de la communication inter-espèces qui...

  8. A influência da relação entre homem e animais no aprendizado de zoologia

    Contributor(s):: Ricardo Cardoso Leite

    Este trabalho investiga como a relação entre homem e animal pode influenciar no aprendizado de Zoologia. Foram testadas três hipóteses: quanto maior a afinidade de uma pessoa pelos animais maior é o seu aprendizado; quanto mais contato a pessoa tem com a natureza...

  9. The Effects of a Summer Camp Program in China on Children's Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Toward Animals: A Model for Conservation Education

    Contributor(s):: Sarah M. Bexell, Olga S. Jarrett, Xu Ping

    This summative evaluation, conducted in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, studied whether participation in a conservation education camp positively changed 8–12-year-old children’s (a) knowledge of how to protect animals, (b) care about animals, (c) propensity for environmental and...

  10. What it is to be a Dog: A Qualitative Method for the Study of Animals Other than Humans

    Contributor(s):: Kenneth J. Shapiro

    "Anima-a-al!" apparently is the most vilifying invective that the playwright Arthur Miller can dredge up to signify the calumny, the otherness, the radical betrayal by his ItaloAmerican protagonist of his community (Miller, l960). Somehow, "vegetabl-l-le!" would not do. How...

  11. One Health Knowledge Assessment, Curriculum Development, and Evaluation for Middle School Students

    Contributor(s):: Kimathi Choma

    The One Health concept is of critical importance to public health. The One Health concept promotes awareness and understanding of the interconnections among human, animal and environmental health. This study was designed to target middle school students in order to promote the One Health concept...

  12. An Investigation into the Relationship between Owner Knowledge, Diet, and Dental Disease in Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus)

    Contributor(s):: Rosemary Norman, Alison P. Wills

  13. Public Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior towards Sharks and Shark Conservation

    Contributor(s):: Jason O'Bryhim

    Many species of shark are in danger of overexploitation and could possibly be facing  extinction. Sharks have been around for over 400 million years but recent declines that  threaten their existence can be traced back to the current consumptive uses brought on by  humans. If...

  14. Autonomy and the politics of food choice: from individuals to communities

    Contributor(s):: Chackal, T.

    Individuals use their capacity for autonomy to express preferences regarding food choices. Food choices are fundamental, universal, and reflect a diversity of interests and cultural preferences. Traditionally, autonomy is cast in only epistemic terms, and the social and political dimension of it,...

  15. Putting local knowledge and context to work for Gunnison sage-grouse conservation

    Contributor(s):: Knapp, Corrine Noel, Cochran, James, Chapin, F. Stuart, III, Kofinas, Gary, Sayre, Nathan

  16. Motivations for and thoughts toward rabbit ownership and factors contributing to companion-rabbit owners' knowledge

    Contributor(s):: Tasha Welch

    Prospective rabbit owners’ pre-acquisition motivations for and thoughts toward rabbit ownership were explored using one-on-one telephone interviews (n=18). Thematic analysis revealed the theme considerations prior to acquiring a companion rabbit, which involved four subthemes: reasons given...

  17. Guard of animals in charge: population of visionGuarda responsavel de animais: visao da populacao

    Contributor(s):: Porto, W. J. N., Andrade, M. R., Mota, R. A.

    A study was conducted to determine the knowledge level of responsible animal ownership in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that only 24% of respondents knew what constituted responsible pet ownership and care. Some of those who gave examples of proper pet care such as...

  18. Knowledge about the penalties imposed people who mistreat animalsConhecimento sobre as penalidades aplicadas as pessoas que maltratam animais

    Contributor(s):: Lima, J. L. A. de, Alves, N. D., Amora, S. S. A., Lima, C. T. A. de, Torres, L. F., Melo, F. da C. S.

    A survey was conducted to determine the knowledge level of penalties for animal cruelty in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that 60% of respondents said they knew animals had legislative protection, while 40% were unaware of this. 18% said they knew some animal...

  19. The Bee-haviour of Scientists: An Analogy of Science from the World of Bees

    Contributor(s):: Trubody, Ben

  20. Generalize or personalize--do dogs transfer an acquired rule to novel situations and persons?

    Contributor(s):: Hertel, A., Kaminski, J., Tomasello, M.