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They Do WHAT to Dogs?

Every day we hear voices from around the world protesting the abuse and/or death of innocent dogs and cats.   But when it comes to dogs and cats being used in laboratory experiments around the world, those voices are eerily silent. Why is that? Some studies indicate we tolerate the cruelty of animal testing because we think it … Continue reading

What Does Racism Have to do with Animal Exploitation?

OK, so it’s easy to assume that people who look down on people of different ethnic or racial backgrounds also see humans as superior to animals. But can we prove it? In children, no less? Well, turns out, we can. A study conducted by Kimberly Costello and Gordon Hodson of Brock University, Ontario, set out to see if … Continue reading

My Dog Really DOES Understand Me!

“My dog listens to me.” “He seems to know what I’m saying.” “She understands me.”  Dog lovers have always known this. But guess what? Now there’s science to back it up! Researchers with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences studied MRIs of dogs taught to lie still in the machines, and then compared them to humans. … Continue reading

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