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There was once a young Shepherd Boy who tended his sheep at the foot of a mountain near a dark forest. It was rather lonely for him all day, so he thought upon. REPORT PUBLISHED BY THE INTERNATIONAL CHEMICAL SECRETARIAT, APRIL Cry wolf. – predicted costs by industry in the face of new. The paper shows how excessive reporting, called "crying wolf", can dilute the . through an analogy with the tale: “The boy who cried wolf”.

When i began writing this book eleven years ago the wolf was cast in a rather minor role. My original plan was to write a satire about quite a different beast — that peculiar mutation of the human species known as the Bureaucrat. I intended the wolf to terve only as a foil for an exposition of Homo bureaucratis — that aberrant product of our times who, cocooned in convention, witlessly wedded to the picayune, obsessed with obscurantism, and foundering in footling facts, nevertheless considers himself the only legitimate possessor of revealed truth and, consequently, the self-appointed arbiter of human affairs. With malice aforethought, I deliberately set out to expose these new rulers of our world or, rather, to give them scope to expose themselves. But somewhere in the early part of the book I found myself losing interest in bureaucratic buffoonery. Without conscious voHtion I became increasingly engrossed with my secondary character, the wolf. Evatitually the wolf took the book right out of my hands so ihst it became a plea for imderstanding, and preservation, of an extraordinarily highly evolved and attractive animal which was, and is, being harried into extinction by the mmrderous enmity and proclivities of man. Never Cry Wolf was not kindly received by ordained authority. Because it is my practice never to allow facts to interfere with truth and because I believe that humour has its vital place even within the austere purlieus of science, many experts derided the book as a work of outright fiction, denying even that it was based on two summers and a winter during which I lived in the Arctic, closely associating with wolves. It gives me some small pleasure at this late date to note that almost every facet of wolf behaviour which I described has since been confirmed by "official'' science. Unfortunately, my major thesis — that the wolf does not pose a threat to other wildlife, and is not a danger or a competitor of any consequence to man — remains largely unaccepted. In several of the races of North American wolf — including the plains wolf, grey wolf and red wolf — are virtually extinct. In the whole of the continental United Statei excluding Alaska probably no more than 1, wolves survive.

George is the one who destruction. Over the years, he has leaned further away from civilization and more towards the world of animals from whence makes the decision for the pack.

Bestowing on him the he watches the rest of humanity with a jaundiced eye. His dignity was unassailable, yet he was by no means aloof. Conscientious to a fault, thoughtful of others, scientist studying a family of wolves in northern Canada and affectionate within reasonable bounds, he was the kind of during the mid nineteen fifties.

He creates an intimate father whose idealized image appears in many wistful books of portrait of their life, illuminating the complex social human family reminiscences … George was, in brief, the kind nature of the wolf that was mistakenly perceived by many of father every son longs to acknowledge as his own. She is an amazing wolf to the fullest. To Mowat, Angeline represents with the gradual change of viewing the wolf from the sly female characteristics that rarely exist in any woman he vicious animal to a loving humanized one.

On many occasions, Mowat could not hide his fond of Angeline. Like people, wolves bitches [like Angeline] mate with only a single male, and want to have company. They do not like to be alone. In another situation, when Mowat frequently visit each other, have fun together and educate notices the disappearance of Angeline, he gets uneasy and their pups.

For an instance, Mowat observes that some worried: strange wolves are spending some time with, Angeline, There was still no sign of Angeline, and this, together with the the female wolf. The thought that something might have happened to to find my surprise rather inexplicable.

After all, he Angeline struck me with surprising pain. I had not realized how pointed out, people do visit other people; so what was odd fond I was becoming of her, but now that she appeared to be about wolves visiting other wolves?

They had p. According to Mowat, Uncle Albert is a bachelor. Like human beings, young wolves learn much by babysitting. It was half an hour before the pups came back.

They were so 3. The pups joined the group and flopped, panting heavily; but none of the adults paid pack, long viewed as a band of competitive brutes, to them any heed.

School was over for the day. As far as I could tell they never quarreled, feelings would suggest that there are major psychological and the delight with which they greeted each other after even a short absence was obviously unfeigned. Wolves are also strict monogamists. According to Mowat, wolves can not only p. In Never Cry the responsibility of George and Uncle Albert to bring Wolf, Mowat presents all of his wolf characters, George, food to Angeline so she does not have to leave the den.

Angeline, Uncle Albert and the pubs, as having emotions: When Angeline wants to take some rest, both George and pain, suffering love, and fear.

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For example, when Mowat Uncle Albert, take turns playing with them and even baby- laid mouse traps, George, the male wolf, went into one of sitting. This Mouse trap incident their own has been confirmed by Ootek. Ootek told Mowat that when wolves are very feelings. For example, in a chapter entitled, can communicate with each other in response to various Uncle Albert Falls in Love, Mowat describes Uncle stimuli such as hunger or even fear.

Moreover, at is going to be good caribou hunting or not. To sum possess mental capacities and reasoning. By imitating those If Language is one of the criteria to differentiate between wolves, Mowat is able to break the bond between animals humans and animals, this barrier should vanish simply and humans. For communicate with each other. In search Spence and Napoli , he insists on humanizing his wolves for a solution to this problem, a male wolf offers him an by portraying them as communicative animals.

It was with each other. He interprets these vocal noises as wolves simple. To talking to one another. Mowat finds out that his lack of sleep ability for using language in the way human beings do. Orwell, , p. Mowat knows that the whereby people fail to attribute humanlike capacities to trappers behave inhumanely because they are looking other humans and treat them like nonhuman animals or for money.

One trapper boasted that he had killed over a objects. In his attempt to humanize wolves, Mowat goes the government offers a twenty dollar bounty on any wolf to the extreme by animalizing humans. Like Gulliver killed. He has no proof, of course; but then, who needs different light: proof against the wolf? People of the Deer, p. Mowat alludes to the fact that some immoral action toward others. Mowat realizes that it is humans, not wolves, own benefits regardless of any moral concern for other who are the real bloody creatures on earth.

He blames animals: man for often intervening in nature for anthropocentric reasons: The trappers whom I interviewed informed me that wolves were rapidly destroying the caribou herds, that each wolf killed So-called civilized man eventually succeeded in totally thousands of caribou a year just out of blood-lust, while no extirpating the real wolf from his collective mind and substituting for it a contrived image; replete with evil aspects that generate almost pathological fear and hatred… we moderns 3 There is a striking similarity between Never Cry Wolf and have since waged a war to the death against the wolf.

We human beings are the primary threat respect for the wolves, Gulliver loves the horses to the extent that he to the survival and continuation of life on Earth. Studies in Literature and Language, 13 2 , anthropocentric behavior, we have lost the ideal world mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer—which of animals. At the end of Never Cry Wolf, for example, is, in reality, no more than the reflected image of oneself.

By observing closely these wolves, Mowat comes to Mowat acknowledges that all humans, including know them for what they really are.

Animals matter: A biologist explains why wolf p. Although the wolves make no aggressive we should treat animals with compassion and respect. Roberts Eds. New York: Berghahn Books. Thinking with animals: New how readily I had denied, all that the summer sojourn perspectives on anthropomorphism pp. New York: with the wolves had taught me about them … and about Columbia UP. Epley, N. On seeing human: A three-factor theory of anthropomorphism.

Psychological Review, 4 , People of the deer. Little, Brown in Boston. Never cry wolf. Toronto: Bantam Books. Interview by John David Towler. In order to alter the bad concept Farley, M.

A whale for the killing. Stackpole Books. First of wolf, Mowat attempts to do so by humanizing wolves, published and animalizing humans.

As Alec Lucas has rightly said, Farley, M. Interview by Silver Donald Cameron. The Although our literature contains many wolf stories, there are green interview. Online video clip. Interview with the toronto star by Greg Quill. The study was carried out in the Greater Accra Region with Accra as its capital this is also the largest city and capital of Ghana.

The Greater Accra Region has two 2 metropolitan areas, six 6 municipal areas and two 2 district assemblies. However the two 2 metropolitan areas and three 3 of the municipalities were considered in the sample selection due to their close proximity, high population densities and also because communities found in these areas represent both the indigenes and also the large number of migrants and settlers from the entire country.

Sample selection was random but the sampling frame may be considered convenient as the impact of the hoax seemed hardest within the Accra-Tema metropolis. The communities are classified in Table 1. Table 1.

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NB: Some locations fall under multiple classes due to their large size and differences between them. First Class properties attract the highest rates, Second Class attracts higher rates, Third Class attracts high rates and Fourth Class attracts low rates. Tema township property rates are determined by flat community rates since the township is subdivided into communities and not by suburbs.

First class, Second class, Third class and Fourth class residential. Tema uses numbers to label respective suburbs such as Community One, Community Two. The sampling units were selected equally from sampling locations according to the various classifications provided by the Accra Metropolitan Authority AMA and Tema Metropolitan Authority TMA regarding the location and residential types, i. First class, Second class residential.

To estimate sample size in such a situation the formula is: overall total of respondents sampled was due to rounding off, Table 1. Data processing and analysis Data analyses were carried out to find the demographic characteristics of the respondents. The National Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Master Plan of and other related documents were analyzed to determine how they have prepared the communities with basic earthquake survival skills, such as location and awareness of safe havens, and organizing rescue and search missions as well as maintaining basic food and water supplies for emergencies.

The results from the national search and legislative framework were compared with international best practices. Therefore, the sample size was Sampling procedure: sex distribution and proportionate sampling The Ghana census puts the proportion of males at Using this as a guide, out of the sample size of , we selected males and females. In each residential area, we did the selection of samples from the center of that area and sampled every 5th house until we obtained the required allocation for that area.

Sampling from Tema was purely random based on similarities with the distribution within Accra. The total from each residential class was The number of females from each class was The [page 54] Overall Percentage: This gives the percent of cases for which the outcome variable is correctly predicted, given the model. Model Significance: The P is compared to the critical value.

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B: These are the values for the logistic regression equation for predicting the outcome variable from the predictor variables. They are in log-odds units and are more useful when exponentiated [Exp B ]. Exp B : These are exponentiation of the coefficients B and are also the odds ratios for the predictors, which can be used to predict the odds that a person would believe an impending disaster, given a unit increase in the predictive variable.

This seems a bit strange for the variable Help received from officials. Does this mean the respondents are more likely to believe false earthquakes no matter what help they receive from officials? For all other situations without the predictor variables, the odds of believing are equal to the value of the constant under the Exp B column. The mean age was The median age was 26 with the minimum being 17 and the maximum age being 85, Std. The majority of the respondents were single registering The rest were cohabiting 1.

Only the valid responses were used per question. Relationship between age and reaction to the hoax The relationship between age and the belief in the earthquake hoax was more demonstrated in the under year-old group. Table 2 is a cross-tabulation between ages of the respon- [Journal of Public Health in Africa ; 3:e14] Article dents and whether they initially believed the hoax using sex as a blocking variable.

All in all, more males without income did not believe in the hoax than women similarly situated. This was not significant. Christianity is the predominant religion in Ghana. This is with respect to knowledge of what earthquakes and tremor are, and if their knowledge is dependent on their background. Additionally we determined if their knowledge of the right precautionary measures to take in an earthquake and what safe havens are, are background-dependent, Table 3.

The relationship between employment and reaction to hoax Employment status seems to be a determining factor in believing in the earthquake hoax.

Although in percentage terms majority of the female respondents with employment believed in the hoax, this was not statistically significant. The same outcome is noted in the case of the male participants that reported being employed. It appears those who were unemployed and therefore had no incomes were more naturally less optimistic and therefore more fearful of earthquakes.

It appears the greater the level of income, the less believability accorded to the hoax. Discussion The result from this study has shown that there is disconnect between general disaster preparedness and the risks facing the nation, particularly earthquakes.

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The Ghana National Emergency Master plan of , reviewed and adopted in May , had no provision for safe havens. With the exception of a handful of soccer fields and stadia, there are no other public parks where the population can assemble in times of emergencies except in the streets. There are also no modalities for early warning or crises risk communication in emergencies to inform the residents of an imminent threat. Ghana nation has not developed an earthquake survival plan or conducted public education on earthquake awareness within the last 50 years.

Table 2. Relationship between age and reaction to the hoax using sex as a blocking variable. Sex The relationship between income and reaction to the hoax Dependent variable: if a person would believe news of an impending earthquake from any source Age categories years Female Less than 20 Over 50 Total Male Less than 20 Over 50 Total Yes 27 The history and fear of earthquakes in Ghana provides the justification as to why the quake hoax was successful.