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# After several attempts to distract his young parrot from

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09 Dec 2003, 17:18
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After several attempts to distract his young parrot from chewing on furniture, George reluctantly took an expert's advice and gently hit the parrot's beak whenever the bird started to chew furniture. The bird stopped chewing furniture, but it is now afraid of hands and will sometimes bite. Since chewing on the furniture would not have hurt the bird, George should not have hit it.

When Carla's puppy escaped from her yard, it bounded into a busy street. Although Carla does not generally approve of physical discipline, she hit the puppy sharply with her hand. Now the puppy enters the street only when accompanied by Carla, so Carla was justified in disciplining the puppy.

Which one of the following principles, if established, would justify the judgments about George's and Carla's actions?

(A) When disciplining an animal physically, a trainer should use an object such as a rolled up newspaper to avoid making the animal frightened of hands.

(B) When training an animal, physical discipline should be used only when such discipline is necessary to correct behavior that could result in serious harm to the animal.

(C) Using physical discipline to train an animal is justified only when all alternative strategies for correcting undesirable behavior have failed.

(D) Physical discipline should not be used on immature animals.

(E) Physical discipline should not be used by an animal trainer except to correct persistent behavior problems.

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09 Dec 2003, 17:30
sunniboy007 wrote:
After several attempts to distract his young parrot
from chewing on furniture, George reluctantly took an
expertтАЩs advice and gently hit the parrotтАЩs beak whenever
the bird started to chew furniture. The bird stopped
chewing furniture, but it is now afraid of hands and will
sometimes bite. Since chewing on the furniture would
not have hurt the bird, George should not have hit it.

When CarlaтАЩs puppy escaped from her yard, it bounded
into a busy street. Although Carla does not generally
approve of physical discipline, she hit the puppy sharply
with her hand. Now the puppy enters the street only
when accompanied by Carla, so Carla was justified in
disciplining the puppy.

Which one of the following principles, if established,
would justify the judgments about GeorgeтАЩs and CarlaтАЩs
actions?

(A) When disciplining an animal physically, a trainer
should use an object such as a rolled up
newspaper to avoid making the animal
frightened of hands.
(B) When training an animal, physical discipline
should be used only when such discipline is
necessary to correct behavior that could result in
serious harm to the animal.
(C) Using physical discipline to train an animal is
justified only when all alternative strategies for
correcting undesirable behavior have failed.
(D) Physical discipline should not be used on
immature animals.
(E) Physical discipline should not be used by an
animal trainer except to correct persistent
behavior problems.

B ?

Parrot's actions were not harmful thus George is not justified in hitting the parrot.
The puppy's action "could result in serious harm to the animal" thus Carla is justified.

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09 Dec 2003, 18:20
B.
1.nayy. out of context
2.provides the premise that deciplinary action is okay to take when it is to correct an action, which could cause harm
3.never said this
4.nope..
5. this neither

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14 Apr 2016, 03:43
I like the explanation on option B.
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26 Nov 2019, 08:02
OA and bumping for further discussion
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