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

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

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

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

    Contributor(s):: Trubody, Ben

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

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

  10. Urban American perceptions of animals and the natural environment

    Contributor(s):: Kellert, Stephen R

  11. Do cavies talk? The effect of anthropomorphic picture books on children's knowledge about animals

    Contributor(s):: Patricia A. Ganea, Caitlin F. Canfield, Kadria Simons-Ghafari, Tommy Chou

    Many books for young children present animals in fantastical and unrealistic ways, such as wearing clothes, talking and engaging in human-like activities. This research examined whether anthropomorphism in children's books affects children's learning and conceptions of animals, by...

  12. Of mice and men: European precautionary standards challenged by uncertainty

    Contributor(s):: Roussary, A., Bouet, B., Salles, D.

    For several years, the official European method for deciding whether or not shellfish were fit for human consumption was the mouse bioassay, which was eventually replaced by chemical testing. In this paper, we examine the process of this change, looking at how devices of social, technical, and...

  13. Humane education for students with visual impairments: Learning about working dogs

    Contributor(s):: Bruce, Susan M., Feinstein, Jennie Dapice, Kennedy, Meghan C., Liu, Ming

  14. Farm animal welfare and children: a preliminary study building an attitude scale and evaluating an intervention

    Contributor(s):: Lakestani, N., Aguirre, V., Orihuela, A.

    Children are future consumers; they will impact future animal welfare standards. This pilot study evaluated a nonhuman animal welfare education program, building a farm animal attitude questionnaire for 8- to 10-year-old children. The educational material focused on the behaviors and needs of...

  15. Taking responsibility for cloning: discourses of care and knowledge in biotechnological approaches to nonhuman life

    Contributor(s):: Carey, J. L. W.

    This article examines the practice of animal cloning in relation to discourses of care and responsibility, in particular a common cultural interpretation of care theorized by Michel Foucault. This interpretation figures care as a "pastoral" relation premised in essential differences between...

  16. HALTER: Using Horsequest as a Training Tool

    Contributor(s):: Bailey, Elaine Long, Waite, Karen, Wilson, Kristen M.

    Youth organizations, such as 4-H, need dedicated, knowledgeable adult volunteer leaders. Oftentimes, adults are intimidated to work with youth, either because of questionable understanding of youngsters or due to limited subject knowledge. This is particularly true with volunteers for youth horse...

  17. 'Maggots in their ears': hunting indications and indigenous knowledge in development

    Contributor(s):: Sillitoe, Paul

  18. Genetic defects or generative prototypes? Competing models for livestock improvement in southern Bolivia

    Contributor(s):: Bolton, Maggie

  19. Indigenous knowledge

    Contributor(s):: Morris, Brian

  20. L'oiseau, cet animal si bavard... ou l'├ętrange taxonomie d'un hybride aux ├«les Kiribati

    Contributor(s):: Di Piazza, Anne