animals

Why Humans Can Be Cruel to Animals and Our Pets

Animal welfare experts warn our pets could suffer during the coronavirus pandemic, including from abuse or abandonment. When we hear about animals being neglected, we’re often outraged. Consider the revelation of the mistreatment of racehorses at a Queensland abattoir, or the man who decapitated a kookaburra. These stories left many…

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How to Survive a Bear Attack

You might think you know what to do if you are out and about in the forest and come across a bear, but you might also be dead wrong — in which case, you might end up dead. Prompted by a recent Facebook post from the U.S. National Parks Service…

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Why You Should Feed Your Cat 5 Times a Day

Do you have the kind of cat who paws at your face at an ungodly hour of the morning until you finally relent and get up? Does s/he then proceed to meow and whine until you fill up their food bowl? It’s not that your cat is unusually gluttonous; it…