Animal Behavior

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Animal Behavior Table of Contents Animal Behavior 3 Introduction 3 Stress in Animal 3 Consequences of Stress 5 Fear and Measurement of Fear of Humans 6 Effects of human handling on animals 7 References 10 Introduction Animal behavior and welfare is very complex and not easy to measure. There are many contingencies that make measuring animal welfare difficult. First, the animals cannot verbally explain to humans what they would like. Second, each animal could have its own preferences concerning animal welfare. Third, there may be a limitation in our total knowledge of animal cognition, meaning that currently many scientists believe that animals have a very basic repertoire of feelings or emotions. Perhaps in the future, scientists will discover that animals are capable of experiencing or demonstrating more emotions than currently known. If this were to happen, the science of animal welfare could change dramatically (Barnett and Hemsworth, 2003). The current essay is a report on animal behavior. For the purpose of this assignment the author observed pigs in the neighborhood and for two days one hour in each day and had discussion with the supervisor. The assignment focuses on the element of fear and stress in pigs and how it impacts them. Stress in Animal Moberg (1985) noted that the animal has biological and physiological reactions to-stress. When there is an external threat to the animal, the central nervous system (CNS) assesses the challenge
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