A social contract for biotechnology: shared visions for risky technologies? (Special issue: Food safety, food quality and food ethics. Selected papers from the 3rd Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics)
Contributor(s):: Bruce, D. M.
Future technological developments concerning food, agriculture, and the environment face the conflict of social legitimation from a skeptical public and media, in the wake of the crises of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, genetic modified (GM) food, and foot and mouth disease in the UK. Key...
A Survey of Public Opinion on Cat (Felis catus) Predation and the Future Direction of Cat Management in New Zealand
Contributor(s):: Jessica K Walker, Stephanie J Bruce, Arnja R Dale
Cat predation is a prominent issue in New Zealand that provokes strong and opposing views. We explored, via 1011 face-to-face questionnaires, public opinion on (a) support for a National Cat Management Strategy (78% support); (b) concern regarding predation of wildlife by owned and un-owned cats...
A survey of public opinion on the actual condition and the requirement for animal assisted relaxation activity: the significance of future Animal Assisted Activity (AAA) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)
Contributor(s):: Narita, T., Kiyama, M., Kawakami, T., Choi, HyoungRak, Hayasaki, M.
Questionnaires were sent out to 84 veterinary clinics and 792 public homes and services for the aged and/or the handicapped and day care centres for the elderly in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan [date not given], to determine the public opinion on animal-assisted activity and therapy. The responses...
Activities of the American public relating to animals
Contributor(s):: Kellert, Stephen R., Berry, Joyce K.
Aliens are among us -- but the worst we have to fear from them is homework
An ethicist's commentary on research protocols requiring significant animal suffering
Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.
Are scientists right and non-scientists wrong? Reflections on discussions of GM
Contributor(s):: Deckers, J.
This paper furthers the understanding of the view that genetic modification (GM) is unnatural, and of the critical response to this view. While many people have been reported to hold the view that GM is unnatural, many policy-makers and their advisors have suggested that the view must be ignored...
Assumptions of the deficit model type of thinking: ignorance, attitudes, and science communication in the debate on genetic engineering in agriculture
Contributor(s):: Ahteensuu, M.
Attitudes of College Undergraduates Towards Coyotes (Canis latrans) in an Urban Landscape: Management and Public Outreach Implications
Contributor(s):: Megan M. Draheim, Katheryn W. Patterson, Larry L. Rockwood, Gregory A. Guagnano, E. Christien M. Parsons
Understanding and assessing the public’s attitudes towards urban wildlife is an important step towards creating management plans, increasing knowledge and awareness, and fostering coexistence between people and wildlife. We conducted a survey of undergraduate college students in the...
Attitudes towards catch-and-release recreational angling, angling practices and perceptions of pain and welfare in fish in New Zealand
Contributor(s):: Muir, R., Keown, A. J., Adams, N. J., Farnworth, M. J.
Although there is still some debate regarding whether fish have the capacity to feel pain, recent scientific research seems to support the notion that fish can indeed suffer. However, the continued scientific discourse has led to questions regarding how members of the public perceive issues of...
Attitudes, knowledge and wild animals as pets in Costa Rica
Contributor(s):: Drews, C.
A nationwide survey in Costa Rica, using Kellert's conceptual framework, revealed at least five attitude dimensions toward animals. Overall, Costa Rican adults have a strong sentimental attitude toward animals, an expression of feelings of affection toward animals. In contrast, the materialistic...
BSE in the UK: why the risk communication strategy failed. (Special issue: Farm animal diseases in context)
Contributor(s):: Jensen, K. K.
The 2000 BSE Inquiry report points out that the most serious failure of the UK Government was one of risk communication. This paper argues that the government's failure to communicate the risks BSE posed to humans to a large degree can be traced back to a lack of transparency in the first risk...
Changing attitudes toward California's cougars
Contributor(s):: Wolch, J. R., Gullo, A., Lassiter, U.
Citizens' views on farm animal welfare and related information provision: exploratory insights from Flanders, Belgium
Contributor(s):: Vanhonacker, F., Poucke, E. van, Tuyttens, F., Verbeke, W.
The results of two independent empirical studies with Flemish citizens were combined to address the problem of a short fall of information provision about higher welfare products. The research objectives were (1) to improve our understanding of how citizens conceptualize farm animal welfare, (2)...
Cloning the wild mouflon
Contributor(s):: Heatherington, Tracey
Comment on Siemer et al. (2013)/Response to Perryman comment on Siemer et al. (2013)
Contributor(s):: Perryman, Heidi, Siemer, William F., Decker, Daniel J., Jonker, Sandra A.
Conflict over risks in food production: a challenge for democracy
When it comes to conflict over risk management priorities in food production, a number of observers, including myself, have called for some sort of public deliberation as a means of resolving the moral disagreements underlying such conflicts. This paper asks how, precisely, such deliberation...
Coyotes on the Web: Understanding Human-Coyote Interaction and Online Education Using Citizen Science
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Contributor(s):: Zuriel Anne Rasmussen, Barbara Brower (adviser)
Coyote (Canis latrans) numbers are increasing in urban areas, leading to more frequent human-coyote interactions. Rarely, and particularly when coyotes have become habituated to humans, conflicts occur. Effective education about urban coyotes and how to prevent habituation reduces conflict....
Democracy at its best? The consensus conference in a cross-national perspective. (Special Issue: Ethical tools.)
Contributor(s):: Nielsen, A. P., Lassen, J., Sandoe, P.
Over recent decades, public participation in technology assessment has spread internationally as an attempt to overcome or prevent societal conflicts over controversial technologies. One outcome of this new surge in public consultation initiatives has been the increased use of participatory...
Environmental ethics beyond principle? The case for a pragmatic contextualism
Contributor(s):: Minteer, B. A., Corley, E. A., Manning, R. E.
Many non-anthropocentric environmental ethicists subscribe to a "principle-ist" approach to moral argument, whereby specific natural resource and environmental policy judgments are deduced from the prior articulation of a general moral principle. More often than not, this principle is one...