The feelings of animal rightists regarding hunting and hunting techniques

Survey preamble letter and questionnaire


Dear Animal Lover


You are being asked to participate in a research study.  My name is Retief Celliers and I am a Lecturer at the Nelson Mandela Metroplolitan University  in the Agriculture & Game Management Department.  I am enrolled for my DTech degree and I am conducting research on people’s attitudes towards certain practices that occur in the hunting industry and to determine which, if any , of the hunting practices are acceptable and if acceptable to what extend this acceptability streches.  The purpose of this survey is to collect information about attitudes, opinions, and beliefs about Animal righttists and animal rights organisations with regard to specific insidents that occur in the hunting industry.  I am hoping that you as an animal rightists or animal rights supporter will be able to provide information with regard to the various practices that occur in the industry. It is hoped that the results of this research will provide guidelines that can be used to improve the general opinion of the public.

 You are not obliged to take part in this survey.  You may withdraw from the survey at any time (by simply closing the web survey) without any fear of reprisal.  Your participation is completely voluntary and your identity and personal information will be kept completely confidential at all times.  However, the results of the research study may be presented at scientific conferences and/or in specialist publications.

 By clicking on the electronic link below, you agree to participate in the survey.  Note, however, that you must be at least 18 years of age or older to participate in the survey.  No person younger than the age of 18 years should participate in the survey. 

 *Link to online survey:

 Data use:   Forms part of Retief Celliers DTech in Agriculture thesis.

 The ethical integrity of the study has been approved by the Research Ethics Committee for Humans (REC-H) of the university.  The REC-H consists of a group of independent experts that has the responsibility to ensure that the rights and welfare of participants in research are protected and that studies are conducted in an ethical manner.  Research studies that involve human participants cannot be conducted without REC-H’s approval. 

 Research Ethics clearance number: H15 - SCI - AGR - 003

You have the right to query concerns regarding the study at any time:  The contact details of the researcher are provided below. 

Kind Regards

P R Celliers

(Principal investigator of study)

Contact: 027 (+)41 504 3633


The questionnaire that will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

There are 35 questions in this survey.