Veterinarians are concerned. Consumers appear not to be.
- The pet CBD industry, valued at $8 million in 2017, is expected to grow to $1.16 billion by 2022.
- Despite the hype, there have been few clinical studies conducted on pets.
- While there is evidence of its potential therapeutic value, all evidence points to much higher dosages than offered on the consumer market.
Dominant wild silverbacks wax musical with their mouths full.
- Recent recordings of gorillas singing as they eat add the species to a lengthening list of musical eaters in the animal kingdom.
- Two types of songs have been recorded: a hum, and, well, gorilla improv.
- It's suspected that spoken language may begin with songs.
A tiny, perfectly preserved 3D fossil from Argentina tells us more about an early snake.
- It turns out legs, and least back legs, were no passing fancy for some serpents.
- Hind legs were found on Najash snakes, a bridge species between lizards and snakes.
- A new study provides several new insights into Najash rionegrina.
Two house mouse subspecies meet again in a hybrid zone strangely reminiscent of the Iron Curtain
- The house mouse diverged into two subspecies depending on which humans they followed.
- The Western and Eastern European house mice can interbreed, but the results are, well, mixed.
- The continent remains divided between Eastern and Western mice except for a narrow contact zone where hybrids eek out a living.
"For decades, a national anti-cruelty law was a dream for animal protectionists. Today, it is a reality."
- All 50 states and local governments have animal cruelty laws, but before this week it was only a federal crime to torture animals in conjunction with so-called "animal crushing" videos.
- Now, the act of animal torture itself is a federal crime punishable by up to seven years in prison.
- The bill passed unanimously in the House and the Senate.