Read time: 10 mins Australia is facing a crisis. It has the worst mammal extinction rate out of any other country on Earth: in the last decade, 3 of its native species have become extinct and hundreds more are currently on the verge of disappearing forever, too. Although a longstanding issue, in recent years this … Continue reading To Cull, or Not to Cull? Feral Cats and Australia’s Extinction Crisis
WARNING: this is a sticky article to get your teeth into! If you want quick light reading, go back - Elephant enthusiasts read on!Read time: 30 minutes Should elephants be kept in captivity? This controversial question has caused a rift in the scientific community and public eye alike. We know that elephants are faring notoriously … Continue reading The Elephant in The Room: The State of Welfare for UK Zoo Elephants
Read time: 20 minutes What you will learn in this article: How do scientists view animal emotions? What are Cognitive Bias Tests, and what can the brain tell us? Are animal emotions sentient experiences? As the dominant species on our planet, we are quick to anthropomorphise. We readily assign human emotions to much of the … Continue reading The Complexity of Animal Emotions: What Are They, and How Can We Measure Them?