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"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber
"My little dog -- a heartbeat at my feet." ~ Edith Wharton
"A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution." ~ Hazel Nicholson
Temperament Testing in the Age of No-Kill
Once a fringe movement dismissed by the status quo, the no-kill movement is now the only legitimate standard for animal sheltering. Most communities
are not there yet, but today, cities, counties, and even entire states are putting plans in motion to end the killing of healthy and treatable pets. Read the Full Story
Animal Welfare and Breeding Programs Animal Welfare research and its implications to non-human primate breeding programs: A Case Study of the Lion-tailed macaque conservation breeding program from India. ABSTRACT: There is a growing need for non-human primate populations in captivity to be managed using techniques based on scientific principles, to be able to maintain self-sustaining populations, to educate our burgeoning human population about current conservation issues and for some zoological parks, to successfully reintroduce these populations into their wild habitats. Read the Full Story
Bunny-Proofing Bunny-proofing means to make your house safe and secure for your rabbit. It is extremely important and can be the difference between life and death. Rabbits can get into trouble very easily. They are quick and quiet, and an unsuspecting owner may not realize that the rabbit is in a dangerous situation until it is too late. Taking precautions to bunny-proof your rabbit's exercise area is a must for any responsible rabbit owner. Read the Full Story
Time-sharing tropical birds key to evolutionary mystery KINGSTON, ON Whereas most birds are sole proprietors of their nests, some tropical species time share together a discovery that helps clear up a 150-year-old evolutionary mystery, says Queens University Biology professor Vicki Friesen. Read the Full Story
Why A Growl Is Good My new Akita puppy Jack was on his bed chewing a fresh bone. I sat down beside him to work on desensitizing him to having things taken away. There is little of higher value to a dog than a fresh bone. I asked him in a singsong voice “What have you got there?” and put my hand on the bone. His response was to clench the bone and give a low growl. My husband was watching this exchange and was flabbergasted when I calmly got up without saying a word to go get my training bag with treats in it. “Why didn’t you correct him?” was his question to me. “And why are you about to give him some treats?” Read the Full Story
Animal Videos We at the ANN found this video to be an excellent display of shaping, autoshaping, habituation and wanted to pass it onto our readers. Read the Full Story
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