Learning From Animal Friendships

Other species, it turns out, share abilities once considered exclusive to humans, including some emotions, tool use, counting, certain aspects of language and even a moral sense. (Erica Goode)

 

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Why Faithful Foodies Might Consider Less Meat (Karen Swallow Prior)

A few years ago, in the middle of a dinner party with friends, I suddenly felt sick and excused myself from the table. I passed out on my way to the restroom. Later tests showed the likely cause...Read More »


Animal rights film garners four Canadian Screen Awards nominations (John Bonnar)

The Ghosts in Our Machine was nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards. “Having four nominations is a huge honour,” said Liz Marshall, Director, Producer, Writer, Co-Cinematographer, in a telephone interview on Wednesday. “Farm Sanctuary is a magical place where humans and animals have a very different kind of...Read More »


The Final Seconds of This GoDaddy Ad Have Animal Lovers Up in Arms (Oliver Darcy)

Web hosting company GoDaddy on Tuesday unveiled a 30-second ad that was slotted for Sunday’s Super Bowl — and they got a lot of attention for it, just not the kind they likely anticipated. The “Journey Home” spot starred a golden retrieve puppy that attempted to find its...Read More »


Learning From Animal Friendships (Erica Goode)

Videos of unlikely animal pairs romping or snuggling have become so common that they are piquing the interest of some scientists, who say they invite more systematic study. Among other things, researchers say, the alliances could add to an understanding of how species communicate, what propels certain...Read More »


Can anything stop the rhino poaching crisis? (Karl Mathiesen)

At the end of the 19th century, a group of 20-50 southern white rhinoceros were discovered in the Umfolozi-Hluhluwe region of South Africa. The species had been thought lost to the guns and trophy rooms of colonial hunters. Today their population is more than 20,000. The programme that...Read More »


The Business Side of Animal Rights (Jacob Bunge and Kelsey Gee)

Animal-welfare advocates are courting a new Wall Street ally as they take on big U.S. meatpackers: proxy advisory firms. Groups such as the Humane Society of the U.S. for years have sought to build support among large companies’ shareholders to push for changes in animal treatment, often finding...Read More »


Mourn our lost mammals, while helping the survivors battle back (Dale Nimmo, Euan Ritchie, and Thomas Newsome

Australia has the worst rate of mammal extinctions in the world. More than a third have become extinct since European settlement​, or are currently threatened with extinction. But what about the survivors? And what can we do to prevent further losses?….However, one thing our history of mammal extinctions...Read More »


10 Ways Cats Show You Love (Arden Moore)

It’s often easy to spot when cats are being finicky or feisty. But what about when they are showing pure feline affection? What does that look like? We spoke with Dr. Allen Schoen, a veterinarian, behaviorist and author of the best-selling book Kindred Spirits and Vetstreet’s own Dr. Marty...Read More »


An A-Z Guide to Technical Names for Disgusting Ingredients That Are Derived From Animals (Pam Ryan)

Trying to decipher whether or not the ingredients in your cosmetics, shampoo, or even snacks are derived from animals can be incredibly difficult; even more so if you are new to a cruelty-free lifestyle. You might have the best intentions, but when an ingredient list is filled with...Read More »


Growing human kidneys in rats sparks ethical debate (Tanya Lewis)

Researchers say they have developed a new technique that could get more kidneys to people who need transplants, but the method is sure to be controversial: The research shows that it is feasible to remove a kidney from an aborted human fetus, and implant the organ into a...Read More »


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