Killing animals for recreation? A quantitative study of hunters’ motives and their perceived moral relevance

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Killing animals for recreation? A quantitative study of hunters’ motives and their perceived moral relevance. / Gamborg, Christian; Jensen, Frank Søndergaard; Sandøe, Peter.

In: Society and Natural Resources, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2018, p. 489-502.

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Gamborg, C, Jensen, FS & Sandøe, P 2018, 'Killing animals for recreation? A quantitative study of hunters’ motives and their perceived moral relevance' Society and Natural Resources, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 489-502. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2017.1377332

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Gamborg, C., Jensen, F. S., & Sandøe, P. (2018). Killing animals for recreation? A quantitative study of hunters’ motives and their perceived moral relevance. Society and Natural Resources, 31(4), 489-502. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2017.1377332

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Gamborg C, Jensen FS, Sandøe P. Killing animals for recreation? A quantitative study of hunters’ motives and their perceived moral relevance. Society and Natural Resources. 2018;31(4):489-502. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2017.1377332

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Gamborg, Christian ; Jensen, Frank Søndergaard ; Sandøe, Peter. / Killing animals for recreation? A quantitative study of hunters’ motives and their perceived moral relevance. In: Society and Natural Resources. 2018 ; Vol. 31, No. 4. pp. 489-502.

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