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Unformatted text preview: 1. Please indicate the two type s of animals which interest you the most and indicate which would be your first and second choice. Write “1” beside your first choice and “2” beside your second choice. NOTE THAT THE EMPHASIS IS ON THE TYPE OF ANIMAL, NOT THE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES. _____ I am not interested in most animals. (A) _____ Beautiful animals; for example, butterflies, peacocks. (B) _____ Useful animals; for example, cows and sheep. (C) _____ scientifically fascinating animals; for example, desert pupfish, army ants. (D) _____ Attractive and likeable animals; for example, cocker spaniels, chipmunks. (E) _____ Competitive , sporting, trophy animals; for example, bucking broncos, bighorn sheep. (F) _____ Animals in the wild ; for example, antelope, hawks. (G) _____ Animals important to particular ecosystems ; for example, turkey vultures, meadow voles. (H) _____ No opinion. (I) The next set of questions asks your opinion about various animal related issues. There are no right or wrong answers. If you have a strong opinion about the issue, you should mark “ Strongly Agree ” or “ Strongly Disagree ”. If you agree or disagree with the statement in general, but not completely, you should mark “ Agree ”, “ Slightly Agree ”, “ Disagree ”, or “ Slightly Disagree ”. Animal Related Issue Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree No Opinion 2. If I were going camping, I would prefer staying in a modern campground than in an isolated spot where there might be wild animals around. 3. I find most large dogs frightening. 4. I have little desire to study vertebrate zoology or population genetics. 5. I think love is an emotion which people should feel only for other people, not for animals. 6. I admire a person who works hard to shoot a big trophy animal like a 600 pound bear. 7. I would be afraid to touch a snake. 8. I am generally more interested in pet animals than wild animals. 9. I think rats and cockroaches should be eliminated. 10. I care more about the suffering of individual animals than I do about species population levels. 11. I have owned pets that were as dear to me as another person. 12. I dislike most beetles and spiders. 13. I think a person sometimes has to beat a horse or dog to get it to obey orders properly. 14. I have little interest in learning about the taxonomic classification of animals. 15. I have little desire to see wild animals in places like the jungles of South America or New Guinea. Animal Related Issue Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree No Opinion 16. A dog trained at a task, like herding sheep, is generally a better dog than one owned just for companionship....
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- Spring '09