The tales about elephants mourning their dead may have validity. In a new, first of its kind meta-analysis, the results appear to confirm the folklore surrounding elephants and their dead.
Interesting scientific study findings about birds.
Call for participants for a first of its kind study on dog aging. In the first major longitudinal study involving dogs, scientists will study the factors surrounding dog aging. The Dog Aging Project will look at dogs from all breeds and mixes from across the nation.
Daniel Koller, a long time veterinarian practicing in Oregon (and previously California) has been seen abusing pets for many years–sometimes violently–leading in some cases to their deaths. But the dominant U.S. culture’s continued perception (and therefore U.S. laws and judicial system’s position) of pets as “property” has protected him and his egregious actions–for decades.
The U.S. Transportation Department has announced plans to tighten rules around service animals on airplanes. The biggest change: only dogs could qualify as service animals allowed on-board.
Progress in Finland. Step up, U.S.
We look back on 21 new state laws that were enacted in 2019 that address The Link between animal abuse and domestic, child and elder abuse and other crimes, and list 45 new bills that have already been introduced in the young 2020 sessions.
A series of new experiments has demonstrated that in addition to cleverness, African grey parrots have social intelligence making them the ‘humans of the bird world’.
Cat facial expressions are notoriously difficult to read for many people–and a new study has scientifically demonstrated this fact. Researchers recruited more than 6,300 people from 85 countries and the results indicate that only 13 percent of participants accurately identified cat facial expressions.
The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act 2019 prohibits extreme acts of cruelty when they occur in interstate commerce or on federal property.
A new study has demonstrated that it is not just mammals that have complex societies. The results of a new observational study reveal that birds–more specifically vulture guinea fowl that live in Africa–can keep track of relationships with hundreds of others.
A new technique could replace conventional methods of testing paralytic neurotoxins on lab animals.