Aquariums, Zoos, Hobbyists Working to Conserve and Restore Coral Reefs
Published: 02/23/2023

Some zoos and aquariums are conducting research to identify strains of corals and genes that may be more impervious to environmental stressors and disease. Others, such as the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha Nebraska, are directly…

Documentary Showcases Aquarium Trade Impacts on Rainforest Conservation
Published: 12/28/2020

The Amazon Rainforest is well known for its biodiversity as well as the many threats facing the ecosystem. Included in its native fauna are many species of bright and colorful tropical fish which are highly valued as inhabitants…

The Asian Giant Hornet
Published: 05/5/2020

By now you have likely heard that a hornet of unusual size has invaded coastal Canada and northwest Washington state. Dubbed the "murder hornet," this colossal six-legger is responsible for about 50 deaths a year,…

A Window into Bird Song
Published: 10/21/2019

There is a mistaken belief that humans are so unique that research on animal models cannot apply to humans. Yet, science asks many questions that cannot be pursued with research on human subjects. These are called “forbidden…

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Zoos
Published: 05/30/2017

Here are ten things most people do not know about zoos, even though zoos are ubiquitous in US cities and more people attend zoos than all sports events combined:

Not Your Father’s Zoo
Published: 05/9/2017

With their mindboggling array of exotic creatures — anteaters to zebras, pandas to tigers — zoos are a magnet. More people visit zoos in America than attend all sports events combined. But other than showcasing…

The Kentucky Derby: More Than a Horse Race
Published: 05/3/2017

The gates open, and the horses burst onto the track. Skilled jockeys battle for position in the pack, each one seeking to give his mount the best chance of surging to the front in the home stretch. The infield is packed…

The First 24 Hours with Your New Dog
Published: 04/19/2017

First off, congratulations on your new pooch! Whether you just picked up a puppy from a breeder or an adult dog from a shelter or rescue group, there will be a period of adjustment for everyone in the family. Here are…

Why Dog Breeds Exist
Published: 02/27/2017

Most people today are aware that there are many different breeds of dogs - everything ranging from a Chihuahua to an Irish Wolfhound, and from a Xoloitzcuintli to a Tibetan Mastiff. When we see a dog that we are not familiar…

A Ninety-Year-Old Dream
Published: 02/12/2017

The red-hot flame of passion burns intensely through the veins of all dog lovers at the Westminster level. It starts as an ember years before stepping onto the famous green carpet, when dreams are ignited by a hair-raising…

Did ya take something?
Published: 01/30/2017

I have a confession to make: some of you may think this is a little crazy, but the sound of these words makes my blood boil! I’ll be with family or out with friends, and it won’t be long before someone among…

Lucky, Luckier, Luckiest
Published: 12/29/2016

My niece is a total animal freak – “Whew” was the collective expression uttered by my sister and me when the kid took her first steps towards becoming a real animal person.

How Scientific Research Works in the Context of Breed Club Projects
Published: 08/16/2016

All biomedical research follows the scientific method, where a question is first asked, background research leads to a hypothesis, and the hypothesis is tested by experimentation.  Data are then analyzed and results…

What is Socialization?
Published: 07/27/2016

By Suzanne Clothier
Socialization is how your pup learns about the world. While you will do many important things as you raise this puppy, socialization is a critical skill.

Critical skills…

The Craig’s List Puppy
Published: 07/27/2016

By Kerrin Winter Chuchill
It was mid-February, 2009. I’d just come home from covering Westminster. It was cold and I was exhausted. Happy to be re-united, my dogs and I settled down for a long…

Medical breakthroughs: Is research with animals still necessary?
Published: 07/27/2016

By Dr. Cindy Buckmaster, NAIA Board Member and Chair of Americans for Medical Progress

There is a lot of discussion about “animal testing” currently, and whether or not it is truly still…

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