New Rat Dissection App for iPad

Critter News

Anything to help stop the dissection of real mice in schools. rats technology

Birds and Us: A 12,000 Year History from Cave Art to Conservation–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

The drawing on the left is from 1714, the one on the right is the result of Birkhead’s own dissection. 61: dissection showing upper mandible, lower mandible, and tongue, photo by Tim Birkhead, © Tim Birkhead; text © 2022, Tim Birkhead and Princeton University Press.

On Cat Killers and Mental Competency

Animal Person

There have been inquiries as to the possible relationship between his dissection of cats in school and the 19 counts of cruelty he is being charged with. Weinman had participated in cat dissection in school, and that is being discussed as a possible trigger for his behavior. I don't know if dissecting a cat corpse can lead to the desire to steal and mutilate 19 live cats; that seems like a stretch.

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A Bird’s Eye View of the Rainwater Basin

10,000 Birds

Funk WPA is about three miles long and is dissected by roads and dikes. A while back, I wrote about an under-appreciated part of the National Wildlife Refuge System : Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs). Although little-known, WPAs provide critical breeding, resting, and nesting habitat for millions of ducks, geese, and swans, as well as shorebirds and grassland species.

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A Bird’s Eye View of the Rainwater Basin

10,000 Birds

Funk WPA is about three miles long and is dissected by roads and dikes. A while back, I wrote about an under-appreciated part of the National Wildlife Refuge System : Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs). Although little-known, WPAs provide critical breeding, resting, and nesting habitat for millions of ducks, geese, and swans, as well as shorebirds and grassland species.

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Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

Animal Ethics

Its currency is ideas, and though it is those who act—those who write letters, circulate petitions, demonstrate, lobby, disrupt a fox hunt, refuse to dissect an animal or to use one in "practice surgery," or are active in other ways—though these are the persons who make a mark on a day-to-day basis, history shows that ideas do make a difference.

Poop From The Front End Of The Bird

10,000 Birds

Many are familiar with dissecting owl pellets, but several birds will caste a pellet including hawks, eagles, gulls, herons and heck, I once witnessed a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher hack up a small one. However, one of the pellets found by my non birding husband ended up being the most fascinating pellet I’ve ever dissected–strong words I know but this really was an incredible pellet. Birds evacuate waste in many ways.

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Review: National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America

10,000 Birds

Fortunately for you, though, when I got home I found a review copy of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America by Jonathan Alderfer and Paul Hess ready and waiting to be dissected for your delectation. My birding adventures this week, while Western, were far from Interior (three words for you: Black-bellied Whistling Duck ).