Pet owners are a proud breed. We like to brag about our pets. Thanks to all who entered the Alex & Me contest. The winning entry is from Jerry Dunham of Tejas Coonhound Rescue. He will get a copy of the book Alex & Me by Irene M. Pepperberg. Second place goes to Joy Ward […]
If you ever used the term “bird brain” to refer to someone with little intelligence, think again. Birds are highly intelligent creatures. Just ask Irene M. Pepperberg, scientist, writer, associate research professor at Massachusetts, and teacher of animal cognition at . Ms. Pepperberg’s memoir, Alex & Me, tells the story of her research and friendship […]
Owning a pet is beneficial to your health. An early published study found that people were as emotionally close to their dogs as they were to their closest family member, whether that was a spouse or a child. This study, conducted by Sandra Barker, PhD, professor of psychiatry, and director of the Center for Human-Animal […]
Adults who use pet therapy while recovering from total joint-replacement surgery require 50 percent less pain medication than those who do not. These findings were presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the International Society of Anthrozoology and the First Human Animal Interaction Conference in Kansas City, Mo.
“Evidence suggests that animal-assisted therapy (AAT) can […]
Emily Deschanel has always loved animals, and she is using her celebrity to raise awareness about factory farming, dog fighting, and animal rights. Deschanel stars as Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan on Fox television’s hit series Bones. A recent episode educated viewers about factory farming. Another one showed the harsh realities of dog fighting.
Getting a pet from a rescue or animal shelter is rewarding and a big responsibility. […]
Treats for cats, dogs and horses for Halloween […]
Candy, costumes, trick-or-treating and frighteningly fun times are what most people think of around Halloween. Pets, however, may find strangers coming to the door dressed as ghosts and goblins a little too scary. Here are some tips from the American Humane Association to help you and your pets have a fun and safe Halloween.
dog auctions and puppy mill dogs–how to help them. […]
I have always been a defender of our First Amendment right. Today, October 6, the Supreme Court meets to hear arguments on a case involving animal cruelty and freedom of speech. I hope they will rule compassionately and justly.
The law up before the high court criminalizes depictions of animal cruelty. The case concerns infamous […]