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Observing in farms, in zoos, and in the wild

Marian Stamp Dawkins

in Observing Animal Behaviour: design and analysis of quantitative data

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198569350
eISBN:
9780191717512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569350.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter is about the various practical obstacles that can get in the way of carrying out a research project and how to avoid the worst pitfalls. The chief tips are: (i) contacting other people ... More


Measuring Field Metabolic Rates

John R. B. Lighton

in Measuring Metabolic Rates: A Manual for Scientists

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195310610
eISBN:
9780199871414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310610.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biotechnology

This chapter describes various techniques for measuring metabolic rates of unrestrained organisms in the field. These include stable isotope techniques, which allow the accurate measurement of the ... More


Where the Wild Things Ought to Be: Sanctuaries, Zoos, and Exotic Pets

Kathy Rudy

in Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674688
eISBN:
9781452947433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674688.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter explains how the intense power of love and affect for wildlife can expand our ethical thinking about animals in general. Using the way we feel about certain wild animals, such as exotic ... More


Protection of Wild Animals, Birds, and Plants

Christopher P. Rodgers

in The Law of Nature Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199543137
eISBN:
9780191747120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543137.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses the protection of wild animals, plants, and birds under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and other species protection provisions, including the Protection of Badgers Act ... More


The Education of a Hunter

George C. Frison

in Survival by Hunting: Prehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231900
eISBN:
9780520927964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231900.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the training of prehistoric hunter. It provides an overview of sensory indicators used by both humans and animals and explains that the ability to exploit best the clues ... More


Sovereignty for Animals?

Alasdair Cochrane

in Sentientist Politics: A Theory of Global Inter-Species Justice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198789802
eISBN:
9780191831485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789802.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 5 considers whether, within the proposed sentientist global political order, some groups of wild animals ought to be granted their own political communities. Indeed, Donaldson and Kymlicka ... More


Close Encounters of the Buffalo Kind

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

We, humans, sometimes want more from animals than just their hides and meat. We want, in a certain sense, companionship. This chapter explores that desire, and the ways it has connected us to bison. ... More


The Imperative of Steady State Economics for Wild Animal Welfare

Brian Czech

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses how the process of economic growth leads to more habitat destruction and more inhumane treatment of wild animals. It considers two alternatives to growth: economic degrowth and ... More


Appetites and aspirations

Sarinda Singh

in Natural Potency and Political Power: Forests and State Authority in Contemporary Laos

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835712
eISBN:
9780824871765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835712.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines beliefs about wildlife and wildlife consumption in Laos, drawing on the assumption that such beliefs express ideas about the social world. It begins by describing a conceptual ... More


On the Backs of Elephants

Michael J. Hathaway

in Environmental Winds: Making the Global in Southwest China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276192
eISBN:
9780520956766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276192.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the role of wild animals such as elephants in global environmental efforts. More specifically, it examines how the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) last remaining wild ... More


Conservation, Animal Rights, and Human Welfare: A Pragmatic View of the “Bushmeat Crisi”

Ben A. Minteer

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines the “bushmeat crisis.” It argues that a feasible, effective, and ethically inclusive policy response to the crisis requires balancing diverse values, interests, and stakeholders ... More


The Environment and Natural Resources

Dinah Shelton

in Commitment and Compliance: The Role of Non-binding Norms in the International Legal System

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270989
eISBN:
9780191707704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270989.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter presents case studies that demonstrate the importance of soft norms in moulding behaviour of states and non-state actors. The case studies cover the UN General Assembly ban on driftnet ... More


Models of Stress

L. Michael Romero and John C. Wingfield

in Tempests, Poxes, Predators, and People: Stress in Wild Animals and How They Cope

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780195366693
eISBN:
9780190456993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366693.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter presents three different models for how to think about stress. This is an exciting time for stress research. Until quite recently, the traditional model provided the only way to place ... More


Aesthetic Value and Wild Animals

Emily Brady

in Environmental Aesthetics: Crossing Divides and Breaking Ground

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254491
eISBN:
9780823261185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254491.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Emily Brady discusses a question long neglected in environmental aesthetics: on what grounds do we ascribe aesthetic value to wild animals? Recently Glenn Parsons has argued that this value is ... More


Original Acquisition of Ownership

C. G. Van Der Merwe

in Southern Cross: Civil Law and Common Law in South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260875
eISBN:
9780191682162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260875.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the historical development of three modes of acquisition of ownership in South African law: prescription, the occupation of wild animals, and specification. These have been ... More


The Use of Animals for Fur, Food, and Raw Material at Fort St. Joseph

Terrance J. Martin, Joseph Hearns, and Rory J. Becker

Michael S. Nassaney and Michael S. Nassaney (eds)

in Fort St. Joseph Revealed: The Historical Archaeology of a Fur Trading Post

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056425
eISBN:
9780813058160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056425.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The large faunal assemblage from the Fort St. Joseph site reveals the importance of wild over domesticated animals, the importance of fur trade activities, and the importance of daily interactions ... More


Concluding Ethical Reflections

Nicola Hoggard Creegan

in Animal Suffering and the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931842
eISBN:
9780199345762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931842.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the concluding chapter I examine of what all this means for human behavior, especially as it pertains to animals. Should we be vegetarian or own a pet? How do we interact with animals in a way ... More


Explaining China's Wildlife Crisis: Cultural Tradition or Politics of Development

Peter J. Li

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the unprecedented exploitation and abuse of wildlife animals in China. It cites examples such as brutal farming operations that victimize tigers, bears, and fur animals; shark ... More


American Zoos: A Shifting Balance between Recreation and Conservation

Pamela M. Henson

in The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226538327
eISBN:
9780226538631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226538631.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

American zoos went through significant changes in basic goals during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from parks for recreation and education to centers for conservation of endangered species. ... More


Talking about Bushmeat

Dale Peterson

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Bushmeat commerce currently removes as much as five million metric tons of wild animal biomass per year from the Congo Basin ecosystem—an amount that is completely unsustainable. It also threatens ... More


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