Petting Dogs, Cats Reduces Stress Levels: New Study

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.

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.