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Do animals think and feel?
Marc Bekoff Ph.D.
A timely young adult book discusses research on same-sex sexual behavior among diverse animals, showing it's more common than many people think.
Research shows dogs and humans suffer when a dog is pulled here and there.
Detailed analysis of videos preceding dog bites offers an understanding of what dogs and humans were doing and how to prevent them.
A riveting book and the French Parliament calling for an overhaul in horse welfare at the 2024 Olympics highlight how these sentient beings are routinely abused in sport.
"Much Like Us" argues there are numerous similarities between diverse nonhumans and us, and we must appreciate other animals for who they are, not only in comparison with us.
In a fascinating, wide-ranging book, James Bridle explains how the world is full of all sorts of other intelligences that are slowly revealing their complexity and agency.
A groundbreaking new book based on the latest behavioral and neuroscientific research explains the significance of animal dreams and shows we're not the only dreamers on Earth.
Lucy Cooke decenters males, offers factual arguments against sexist science and cultural bias, and blows the cover off of misleading myths of males being the only show in town.
New research in Brussels shows "both tree density and tree crown volume are inversely associated with medication sales for cardiovascular disease and mood disorders." Here's why.
A new book called "Carceral Logics" explores "the complicated intersection of issues that arise in thinking about animal law, violence, mass incarceration, and social change."
Jules Howard's new book. written for a broad audience with a touch of history, shows what we really know about the cognitive and emotional lives of dogs—and much more.
An analysis of primary school curricula shows killing "pests" is encouraged, while there are deep concerns about the link between abusing nonhumans and harming humans.
Two fascinating studies show that bottlenose dolphins use urine to recognize friends—"pee pals"—and jackdaws vote as a group to fly away or stay put.
By imagining your dog walking you, there are many lessons such as not yanking them and saying, "Oh come on, there's nothing there!" when in fact, pee-mail has a lot of information.
We don’t need any more data to acknowledge that many nonhuman animals are sentient beings. Abundant science shows the real question is not whether sentience has evolved, but why.
Canine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a form of force-free, positive training, focuses on why dogs do what they do based on their, not our, perceptions of a given situation.
Louise Glazebrook's book written from the dog's point of view explains how to make achieving reciprocal relationships playful and fun and that your dog isn't trying to annoy you.
New data show how humans trespassing "here, there, and everywhere" affects the movement and behavior of wolves and bears, especially when looking for food and trying to rest.
An enlightening new book shows many human traits, including longevity, intelligence, monogamy and childrearing, and learning and language, are more avian than mammalian.
A blend of science, psychology, and patience go a long way in dog training. All too often calling a dog a "bad dog" says as much about the human as it says about the dog.
An important new study highlights the unrealistic social expectations we place on pet dogs and the many ways we overrun their lives.
Sy Montgomery's new book explains how hawks are brilliant, emotional animals—loyal but quick to show anger and frustration and able to hold a grudge for years.
While dog breeds don’t have distinct personalities and breed is a poor predictor of a dog's behavior, understanding a dog's nature and nurture must be considered.
Dr. Zazie Todd's new book is an easy-to-read, research-based practical guide to how to give cats the fullest lives possible.
Collective trauma is usually discussed only for humans, but domesticating other animals and how we're treating them in the Anthropocene are good examples of societal trauma.
A new book challenges the myth that only a few animals have a knack for numbers and shows that many diverse nonhumans have well-developed numerical skills.
Research finds that people with autism spectrum disorders have more difficulty understanding the emotions of humans than those of nonhumans.
A new study suggests that vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs and may also positively affect their psychological well-being.
A discussion of the biology, psychology, and ethics of moving animals such as wolves from one place to another to repatriate them in areas where others of their kind once lived.
A fascinating book 'Selfie Aesthetics' shows that narrow, popularized views stressing narcissism—"it's all about me"—sorely miss the point.
Marc Bekoff, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.