Thinking Animals United blog articles


Carbon Footprint Pop Quiz

​ 1. What industry ranks as the second largest industrial polluter on the planet?A. Factory farmingB. AutomobilesC. ApparelD. Energy production 2. It takes 5000 gallons

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Cheers for Beer

First the facts and stats: globally thirty-percent of all food—with bread a leading offender due to its short shelf life—is wasted, amounting to 1.3 billion

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Thinking Livestock

There is more to farm animals than meets the eye. Photo: Tim Green / Flickr, source. By Maria Ter-Mikaelian, Ph.D. My two-year-old son is fascinated

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Do Rats Laugh?

By Megan McGrath Even before human babies can speak, they will giggle when tickled. Jaak Panksepp, a neuroscientist of emotion at Washington State University, noted “if

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Sharing Emotional Worlds

By Megan McGrath Do animals have emotions? The answer, from three leading animal scientists: Absolutely, of course, yes, animals do indeed feel pain, pleasure, and

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