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Study shows people automatically respond to seeing an animal (or picture of one)-

It makes intuitive sense that when people are shown a photo of an animal, any animal, perceived as friendly, dangerous, rare, useful, whatever, they automatically respond with emotion in way they don’t if shown a photo of a rock, chair, tree, automobile, […]

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Tiny insects could be as intelligent as much bigger animals-

This finding really amazed me, but we certainly see it in some birds like ravens and crows. They are no “birdbrains.”

Bigger Not Necessarily Better, When It Comes to Brains. ScienceDaily

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Here’s a story subject I didn’t think we’d see.

Where Do the Veep Candidates Stand on Animals? Michael Markarian. Huffington Post.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey