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The dangers of a monotonous diet: Crazed cannibal hamsters

A diet of corn is turning wild hamsters in north-eastern France into deranged cannibals that devour their offspring, researchers have reported. Once nourished by a variety of grains, roots and...more >>

Turning dragonflies into tiny cyborg drones

One company has decided the ideal tiny drone should take its cues from the natural world of insects — specifically the dragonfly.    When Draper, an independent biomedical solutions...more >>

USDA blacks out animal welfare information

It's been reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently removed public access to tens of thousands of reports that document the numbers of animals kept by research labs,...more >>

Clone your pet for $100,000

Saying farewell to a beloved pet can understandably be traumatic. So is there a "market" for cloning a pet? At least one company thinks so. While ethical questions would likely be asked,...more >>

Can you rely on the veterinarian as an expert witness?

Veterinarians are commonly referred to as society's "animal health and welfare experts". So it comes as no surprise that veterinarians are often asked to provide reports to courts...more >>

Thinking about animal research from a different perspective

The use of animals in research continues to be one of the more contentious subjects for those who have interests involving animals and their welfare. So how are you defining the word "research...more >>

The Sentencing of Dangerous Dogs and Dangerous Owners

"There are no bad dogs, there are just bad owners" is a phrase commonly used within dog behavioural training circles. Discussions in which the phrase occurs often demonstrate varying...more >>

Should we keep a record of people that abuse animals?

Animal abusers registers. Should governors keep a record of people that abuse animals?   "Should" is always such a subjective term. So perhaps the question might be "what are the...more >>

New ISO specification for better management of animal welfare worldwide

  The new ISO technical specification ISO/TS 34700:2016, Animal welfare management – General requirements and guidance for organizations in the food supply chain, is promoted on the basis...more >>
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