It is a practice called “garbaging” in which hunters on federal lands lure black bears to “bait sites” loaded with bread, donuts and dog food. The problem? The practice is putting endangered grizzly bears and wolves, who are also drawn to these garbage food sites, at risk.
There is now another reason to strengthen the human-animal bond: A new scientific study has demonstrated that in addition to potential psychological benefits, petting dogs and cats also has stress-relieving physiological benefits. The study results demonstrated that just 10 minutes of interacting with cats and dogs can produce a significant reduction in cortisol, a major stress hormone.
New research provides compelling evidence suggesting that insects experience chronic pain that lasts long after an initial injury has healed.
According to a new scientific study it appears that goats can distinguish emotional changes in the calls of other goats–even subtle changes.
Stunning photographs reveal the secret life of the field mouse.
Large numbers of sharks and other marine life are being strangled by plastic causing pain, suffering and death. In addition to plastic fishing gear, marine life are becoming entangled in strapping bands used in packaging, polythene bags and rubber tires.
As a result of the ongoing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation into a possible link between heart disease in dogs and “grain-free” dog food often including “legumes such as peas and lentils,” the FDA has listed 16 pet food brands that have been named most frequently in its investigation.
New research studies demonstrate that like humans, animals brains sync up with one another during social interactions.
Seals trained by scientists to sing popular songs…three grey seals that have been trained to copy speech, have also learned the notes from popular music including the Star Wars theme and the nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Fish that are with unwanted partners get into bad moods, say researchers of a new study.
Animal abuse at Fair Oaks Farms documented by Animal Recovery Mission (ARM). Video depicts employees violently abusing calves at Fair Oaks Farms, producers of popular FairLife milk products.
Enormous numbers of animals are quickly disappearing. See what one photographer is doing to raise awareness about these endangered creatures and to document their existence while there are still a small number left to photograph.