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NeonMob Series: Animalia Afoot

Animalia Afoot is now available to collect as a NeonMob Series!

On NeonMob, a worldwide network of creators and designers creates original trading cards for everyone to discover and enjoy. Open packs and trade to complete series, earn badges, and collect limited-edition cards. The joy and nostalgia of collecting is captured in this social marketplace that never runs out of beautiful and inventive collectibles.

The series contains 15 cards depicting various species of wildlife in colored pencil in ink. Each card is as rare as the animal it depicts, matching the animal’s IUCN Red List of Threatened Species evaluation.

Earth is home to over 8 million animal species, yet each creature has its own unique impression. Many of these signatures are common sights, but some are rarer finds, fleeting beauties struggling to survive. With such diverse artistry to behold, we must learn to appreciate each individual species and treasure its special addition to this world. Every animal’s print reveals an identity, shares a heritage, and helps to paint the canvas of our planet. Each mark is a part of our story.


Chapter VI: Conclusions

Since 1959, the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Novisibirsk, Russia has attempted to domesticate the red fox, Vulpes vulpes, in order to better understand the domestication of the dog, Canis familiaris, from the gray wolf, Canis lupus. The criteria for breeding foxes were those that consistently displayed tame behavior with respect to people. Within just 10 generations of selectively bred foxes, the animals began to show dramatic changes within their behavior, communication, development, physiology, reproduction, and anatomy, demonstrating a genetically domesticated breed of fox. The ICG has since commercialized the Farm-Fox Experiment and offers domesticated foxes for sale as pets (Trut 1999).

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Chapter V: Discussion

The results of this study revealed participant attitudes toward dogs and domesticated foxes in regards to pet ownership, breeding ethics, and ownership legality.

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IV: Test of Hypotheses

Hypothesis 1: Pet Dogs Compared to Pet Domesticated Foxes

a. Attitudes toward dogs and pet-dog ownership (Pet Dog Attitude Score) will be more positive than attitudes toward domesticated foxes and pet domesticated fox ownership (Pet Fox Attitude Score).

Attitudes toward dogs and pet-dog ownership (Pet Dog Attitude Score,) (M = 4.48, SD = 1.0,) were more positive than attitudes toward domesticated foxes and pet domesticated fox ownership (Pet Fox Attitude Score,) (M = 3.48, SD = 1.45).

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Chapter IV: Results

Pet Dogs Compared to Pet Domesticated Foxes

Inter-item reliability was calculated for Items 7-14 of Section II measuring participant attitudes toward dogs as pets and Items 17-24 of Section III measuring participant attitudes toward domesticated foxes as pets. Cronbach alphas showed strong inter-item consistency, 0.93 and 0.92, respectively. The combined 16 items had inter-item reliability of 0.93. Items 7-14 were summed to find a participant’s Pet Dog Attitude Score and Items 17-24 were summed to find a participant’s Pet Fox Attitude Score.

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