Dogs rescued from an Asian farm.
Eating cats and dogs which have been violently dispatched remains a key element of South Korean cuisine.
Accusations of animal cruelty at this year's Crufts have reminded us of the mostly hidden dark side of pedigree breeding.
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We've bred them into all shapes and sizes, but dogs haven't been around for long enough to have evolved beyond Canis familiaris.
Slugs and snails can be accidentally eaten by dogs, wildlife species and humans.
Around 5% of common garden snails in and around Sydney contain larvae of the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis, commonly known as the rat lungworm.
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An animal science expert explains why Crufts teaches us so much about man's best friend.
The cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) female full of eggs.
Fleas have lived with people for as long as people have lived with pets.
The answer lies in the history we share with our canine companions.
Puff adders can become motionless and scentless to avoid detection by those preying on them.
Puff adders have developed impressive techniques to avoid being detected by predators.
There goes some precious DNA….
Researchers want your canine's DNA to help unravel the connections between genes and behavior – for dogs and human beings.
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Cats share some important genes associated with herbivores – this might explain their particular eating habits.
You’ve come a long way, baby.
The how and the when of dog domestication are fairly settled. As for the where: now DNA says Fido traces his roots back to wolves in Central Asia that lingered around people's camps millennia ago.
Keep playing dumb and they might even let us sleep by the fire.
With humans providing lots of easy leftover food, wolves had a great incentive to 'self-domesticate'.
Dogs being dominant (left) and submissive (right).
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Researchers have homed in on a number of behaviours that are associated with dominance and submission amongst groups of dogs.
According to some surveys, more than 90% of owners view their pets as members of the family.
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In the past, owners were quick to put their pets down. Now, with many viewing pets as family members, are they waiting too long?
Friend or food?
The morality of which animals we can and can't eat doesn't stand up to scrutiny.
Madagascan dogs are of east African origin – not Austronesian.
Despite being initially colonised by Austronesian people, dogs from the island of Madagascar hail from Africa – unlike the humans.
“Lovely day for it.” “Woof yes!”
After a handshake, we learned this week that we sniff our hands. But why? Hand smells are not all that interesting in themselves. This points to possibilities that you might not want to hear.
Cross river gorilla: one of the world’s most endangered primates.
Sniffer dogs are great at finding gorillas in thick forest – but it comes at a price.
Secret footage revealed that Australian greyhound trainers are still using the banned practice of live baiting.
Australia’s greyhound industry is reeling from the ABC’s Four Corners expose, featuring graphic footage of racing dogs tearing other mammals apart in the illegal training practice of live baiting. The…
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Every 67 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and new estimates suggest that it may be the third leading cause of death of older people. Alzheimer’s disease is associated…