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Humans: not smarter than animals (Science Alert)

Humans: not smarter than animals (Science Alert) | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Animals have different cognitive faculties, but that doesn't mean that humans are smarter than them.
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I believe some animals are smarter than humans depending on their environment.  They can survive much better by themselves thaen we could on our own.  We rely too much on electronics anf other people to survive.

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MillingWorld: Diverse forage can affect beef cattle taste and weight

MillingWorld: Diverse forage can affect beef cattle taste and weight | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Diverse forage can affect beef cattle taste and weight
http://t.co/vzkgCsqYSW via @sharethis
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This is pretty cool!  Natural diet of forages increase the quality of meat and skin.

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In 2005 in Turkey, a suicide sheep jumped off a cliff and 1500 sheep followed the first one

In 2005 in Turkey, a suicide sheep jumped off a cliff and 1500 sheep followed the first one | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Are sheep too smart for their own good, or are they just plain dumb? We'll let you be the judge of that after you have read this bizarre yet slightly fascinating story.

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Trevor Boyne's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:39 AM

This article was about sheep committing mass suicide. The sheep owners lost over $100,000 in sheep. Over 1,000 sheep made the jump, but only about 425 died. As more sheep landed there was more cushion for the sheep to land on. This article is definitely worth the read and will get a good laugh out of you. 

John Plunkett's comment, September 25, 2013 9:29 AM
that is awesome
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An ecosystem-based approach to protect the deep sea from mining - Phys.Org

An ecosystem-based approach to protect the deep sea from mining - Phys.Org | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
An ecosystem-based approach to protect the deep sea from mining
Phys.Org
Deep sediments are home to a surprising diversity of animal life.
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This story is about a newly found mineral deposits found in the Pacific Ocean.  Countries are looking at this site to meet the growing demand for the minerals.  However, the ecosystem is home to many species which have not been documented yet.  

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Animal Activists Challenge Calif. Law Allowing Police to Humanely Kill Wounded, Suffering Animals

Animal Activists Challenge Calif. Law Allowing Police to Humanely Kill Wounded, Suffering Animals | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Some animal activists are challenging a longstanding policy which allows law-enforcement officers to shoot injured and suffering animals in the course of their duties, reports Brent McCluskey of Guns.com.California penal code 597f (d) states, “…...
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This article is about police killing animals on sight if an animal is too severely Injured. Now before you get judgmental, hear this. This is a last resort solution. This law is only used when a veteranarian is not available. The animals death is inevitable.
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Ranger, Max Bear Zeus's curator insight, November 7, 2013 10:45 AM

Poor thing I love elk I am against this whos with me?

Creeper_Cute's comment, November 7, 2013 10:54 AM
aww that's just sad! I <3 elk!