A new study on squirrel monkeys found that squirrel monkeys with the strongest social networks catch on fastest to the latest in foraging crazes. They are monkey trendsters. This study potentially shows that innovations do not just spread randomly in primate groups but, as in humans, are shaped by the monkeys' social networks.
"Animals have no entrenched form of institutional representation in British politics, their interests can simply be traded away. And when they come up against the interests of those powerful groups that do have government representation and support – agriculture, the pharmaceutical industry, business – then they are traded away".
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To stimulate the dairy industry to address welfare problems in dairy cattle, it is not only important that the evaluation of welfare is valid, but also that the welfare monitoring process meets various needs such as communication to the consumer, or acceptability by the farmer and the industry as a whole.
This project investigates how initiatives, popping up from the dairy industry itself, can meet the societal demand for improved welfare.more >>
International Animal Law (IAL) update is a brief summary of some of the news items posted on IAL within the last few months.