Animal Abstracts

1 Million Animals at Risk of Extinction and Solutions for Reversing It

The news is grave coming out of the recent United Nations report: A million animals on our planet are at risk of extinction due to human behavior. The only good news to come out of the report is that there has been worldwide media coverage on the findings–hopefully inspiring the general public and especially political leaders to pass legislation to stop the human behaviors that have put so many creatures in harms way. Some solutions offered here.

Worms can suffer from PTSD: Study

A new study has discovered that like humans, worms are capable of forming associative memories–that is, memories that associate a certain sound or smell or tone of voice with a particular outcome. Unfortunately, not all memories are positive and researchers discovered that like their human counterparts, worms too can develop PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) from traumatic events.