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  1. Does "can" mean "should"?

    Two recen articles illustrate a disturbing trend in science: the use of domestic animals for genetic manipulation research and subtly or not-so-subtly marketing their results to the general public in one way or...

  2. The Ethology of the Bond

    In a a commentary I wrote for my website, I explored some basic concepts of ethology as they relate to human and animal behavior. Writing that  got me thinking about the ethology of the human-animal bond. I’m the first to admit that when I was younger, my views of...

  3. What's new with Dreamcatcher Nature Assisted Therapy?

    Dreamcatcher is located in Ardrossan Alberta Canada. We are a nature and animal assisted therapy program and we are home to a variety of once homeless, injured or ill animals. We partner with our animals to provide help for children and youth at risk, people with severe mental health issues and...

  4. Physicians "Prescribing" Pets?

    Call me a grinch but articles like this one about physicians prescribing pets for their patients doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling. I most certainly recognize the benefits healthy, well-behaved animals  can have on human physical and mental well-being. But I also know...