A new study of search and rescue dogs showed little difference in longevity or cause of death between dogs at the disaster site and dogs in a control group. The study revealed that dogs that participated in search-and-rescue efforts following 9/11 lived a similar length of time, on average, compared to a control group of search-and-rescue dogs and outlived their breed-average life spans. There was also no discernible difference in the dogs’ cause of death.
New research revealed that the vocalizations made by rats in response to tickling are an accurate reflection of their emotional experience and something which is easy to measure.
According to the results of a new study interactive software that ‘reads’ and analyzes footprints left by black rhinoceroses can be used to monitor the movements of the animals in the wild, giving conservationists a new way to keep watch on the endangered species and help keep it safe from poachers.
New evidence from an independent commercial scale farm trial has shown that slower growing broiler chickens are healthier and have more fun than conventional breeds of birds.
Thankfully, the virus lock-down has not meant that animals needing homes are blocked from being placed with new loving families.
A new study has revealed that flamingos form close social bonds with those in their flock, remaining friends often for decades.
We know that like us, rats are intelligent, kind and empathic and sometimes experience regret, have an active memory life, laugh and play games, plan ahead, engage in bartering and trading, are super helpful, and are great at tasks, using tools and learning. So why, when we have scientific evidence of all of these attributes, do we treat rats so inhumanely–in the scientific lab, as well as the outer world?
A team of scientists is building a first of its kind dolphin sanctuary in Greece. The sanctuary will be home to dolphins released from captivity from marine life parks and house marine animals threatened by the 8 million tons of plastic waste dumped into the ocean each year.
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 Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act 2019 prohibits extreme acts of cruelty when they occur in interstate commerce or on federal property.
Morgan Freeman has turned his beekeeping hobby into a full-time project by transforming his 124-acre ranch in Mississippi into a bee sanctuary.
New York City has passed an animal rights legislative bundle including banning foie gras and other force-fed poultry, and protecting pigeons and other wild birds, and tightening the current law to protect carriage horses.