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Sting rays have good memories and can distinguish days of the week, reveals fish behaviour podcast
29 May 2020
An Italian study found horses and dogs can play together, communicating their intentions of playing and reading and mimicking each other’s facial expressions.
Horses and dogs understand and adapt to each other in play
28 April 2020
Cultural knowledge, passed from animal to animal, is key to how species adapt to change in the world around them
The secret call of the wild: how animals teach each other to survive
23 April 2020
They are sentient beings with rich emotional lives, yet we subject them to experimental cruelty without conscience. Why?
Rats are us
9 March 2020
Gene-edited pigs and brain implants are blurring the lines of what it means to be human, so our morals and laws may need to change to include beings that are “substantially human”.
Should animals with human genes or organs be given human rights?
6 March 2020
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Courses on Animal Welfare Science, Ethics & Law - Register before 31 May
4 March 2020
A collection of essays offers a thorough review of evolutionary thanatology.
What do animals know and feel about death and dying?
28 February 2020
Just like humans, cats have different personalities. Researchers have now found that this also means that they respond differently to stress in unfamiliar environments.
Cats’ personalities reflected in their coping styles
17 February 2020
We’ve all heard them and used them – the common references to farmed animals that appeal to the worst part of human nature: ‘pearls before swine’, ‘what a pig’, ‘like lambs to the slaughter’, ‘bird brain’.
Face it: A farmed animal is someone, not something
11 May 2019
Farm animal welfare is a major concern for society and food production.
Farm animal cognition—linking behavior, welfare and ethics
12 February 2019
Garbage accumulation around terrestrial nature re-serves poses a risk to many species.
Research examines the relationship between animal type and behaviour vis-a-vis the risk of plastic ingestion in garbage dumps
11 December 2018