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?
Scientists in a new study have confirmed that like humans, gorillas are territorial in their behavior.
Health experts involved in monitoring the coronavirus and experts in pet health agree that pet dogs and cats can contract the virus from humans. However, pets cannot pass the virus on to their owners.
Scientific researchers have just discovered that parrots understand the laws of probability and, like humans, can make predictions based on those probabilities.
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.
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.