We Don't Know if Dogs Feel Guilt So Stop Saying They Don't

Myths about dog behavior abound. Individual differences must be appreciated and it's essential to get things right so dogs and humans can live together as harmoniously as possible.

Insect Brain Capable of Conscious Subjective Experiences

Just when you think we know it all, researchers propose that insect brains support "a capacity for subjective experience."

Heart of a Lion: The Biography of a Peripatetic Predator

William Stolzenburg's new book "Heart of a Lion: A Lone Cat's Walk Across America" shows why we must value rather than categorically malign and kill "dangerous" animals.

Fishes Know, Feel, and Care: A Humane Revolution in Progress

Fishes aren't unfeeling streams of protein but rather experience streams of consciousness. The animals' agenda is harming us "in the name of humans" needs to stop.

Horses, Cows, and Fish: Their Rich and Deep Emotional Lives

Comparative research on animal emotions is burgeoning and it's easy to learn what they want and need. The animals' agenda is to be treated with respect and dignity.

Should Female Dogs Be Used as Puppy Mill Breeding Machines?

In "What Is a Dog?" we're told females should breed as many males possible and unwanted—non-standard—pups be killed.

Are You Ready to Give Another Animal the Best Life Possible?

Are you prepared to give a companion animal the very best life they can have in your care? A new book called "Run, Spot, Run" clearly lays out the deep commitment it really takes.

Nature's Perfect Partners: A PBS Film on Animal Cooperation

Watch fascinating footage of animals of the same and different species working together to achieve win-win outcomes for all.

What's Happening When Dogs Play Tug-of-War? Dog Park Chatter

When dogs play tug-of-war, there's a lot more going on than competition.

Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animal Nature

Similar evolutionary forces of cooperation and competition have shaped both humans and other animals.

The Humane Economy: Making Compassion a Bottom Line Item

An interview with HSUS CEO and president Wayne Pacelle about his new book "The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals."

Cheats and Deceits: Trickery and Deception Are Widespread

An excellent new book explains how animals and plants exploit and mislead.

Donkeys: If They Aren't Grieving What Are They Doing?

A recent video shows donkeys braying and interacting with a corpse. I don't know what they're thinking and feeling but surely they are grieving.

Should Grizzlies in the Yellowstone Area Be Trophy Hunted?

Iconic grizzly bears in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks may soon be put in the cross-hairs of trophy hunters if they are removed from the Endangered Species Act.

Hugging a Dog Is Just Fine When Done With Great Care

Dogs are not all unconditional lovers nor sponges for hugs, but saying "Don't ever hug a dog" is over the top given what we know.

On Comparisons Between Dogs and Wolves: What We Really Know

In two recent books about dogs: Beliefs don’t substitute for facts.

"Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?"

A new and important book by primatologist Frans de Waal considers the critical questions and data that center on the cognitive lives of a wide variety of nonhuman animals.

What Does It Feel Like to Be a Honeybee?

A new essay raises intriguing questions about which animals are conscious.

What Zoos Need to Do for Zoo’d Animals

Zoos must stop playing “musical animals” and "musical semen" and stop “zoothanizing” healthy animals whom they consider to be "surplus" or "useless" individuals.

As Smart Emotional Apes We're Not Alone So Let's Get Over It

An essay by researcher Frans de Waal makes us rethink and re-feel who we are and who other animals are. Research clearly shows the gulf between them and us is rapidly narrowing.

Bird Minds: An Outstanding Book About Australian Natives

Gisela Kaplan's encyclopedic book "Bird Minds" is a must read. You'll learn about crafty tool users, highly cooperative animals, thieves and sneaks, and wide-ranging emotions.

The Psychology of "Saving the World" in the Anthropocene

"The Adventures of Mr. Marigold" is a wide-ranging, encyclopedic novel that is very much about anthrozoology (the study of human-animal relationships) in the anthropocene.

Is "A Life Worth Living" a "Good Life" for Other Animals?

The phrase "A life worth living" is slowly creeping into discussions of animal welfare and is often used to replace the phrase a "good life." This is a condescending move.

Animal Reunions: A PBS Film on the Power of Trust and Love

This outstanding film has incredibly moving scenes and discussions about humans and formerly captive animals reuniting after years apart. It will air on PBS on March 30, 2016.

Country Birds Don't Get It: City Bullfinches Are Smarter

A new study shows city life changes cognition, behavior, and physiology. According to dating site farmersonly.com, "City folks just don't get it." Well, city birds clearly do.

85% of Americans Support Animal Protection: A Positive Shift

There have been positive shifts in attitudes toward animal protection and conservation psychology, conservation social work, and anthrozoology can lead the way forward.

Food Justice and Personal Rewilding as Social Movements

The profit-driven animal-industrial food complex is replete with significant violations of justice. Despite claims to the contrary, "food animals" suffer as they're being killed.

Why Justice for Animals Is the Social Movement of Our Time

As a doctor working in human rights, Hope Ferdowsian's work is driven by a quest for social justice. Here’s why she believes justice for animals is the social movement of our time.

The World Becomes What We Teach: Humane Education Is Key

Renowned humane educator Zoe Weil's new book called "The World Becomes What We Teach" should be required reading for everyone especially all educators. It is a game changer.

Fish Determine Social Status Using Advanced Cognitive Skills

New research shows fish show enhanced cognitive skills and infer the social status of others of unknown status and may predict their own relationship to the unknown individuals.

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