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Symposium explores psychological impacts of euthanasia, depopulation

AVMA News

Speakers at the AVMA Humane Endings Symposium, held January 26-29 in Chicago, shared their personal experiences with depopulation of cattle and sheep for disease control and euthanasia of pigs after a fire. Other speakers discussed how to help pet owners know when it is time to euthanize a pet and how veterinary professionals can learn to grieve.

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Experiencing Spring at EVOA

10,000 Birds

Interestingly, a bird of prey set off a psychological experiment. I also realise I may be insisting on a psychological reason while I just might be an incompetent birder. The ponds were full of birds as usual with abundant Common Snipe as well as Ruff , some Dunlin , Stilts and a few ducks, including Red-crested Pochards. Could it be?

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Can anyone point me to studies of nonsocial animals exhibiting empathy?

Reddit Animals

psychology subreddits are frustratingly restrictive about posts like this and the subject is as relevant here as it is there. Animal lovers, I'd be interested in hearing what you have for me, if anything. submitted by /u/FreepiusBootum [link] [comments]

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of August 2014?

10,000 Birds

The first weekend of August signals a psychological shift in temperate countries north of the equator. The sun shines on Colombia’s brilliant coffee-growing regions and abundant avifauna. July is the time to forget about school and celebrate summer. August is the time to start worrying about the imminent return to routine.

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Outdoor/Feral Cat Problem? Call the SWAT Team

10,000 Birds

She is not capable – physically or psychologically – of trapping and getting rid of one cat, let alone nine. Neighbor B tells her that his cats wouldn’t be happy indoors, that cats’ hunting is “natural,” and that he has no intention of keeping his cats inside.

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Beyond Companionship: How Pets Can Help Your Health

4 The Love Of Animals

Psychological benefits. Studies have found that pets play an important supportive role and can help with psychological health issues such as reducing the effects of loneliness and depression. Naturally, the beneficial effects of owning pets maybe increased by additional exercise often associated with pet ownership.

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Birding Nanhui, Shanghai in October 2021

10,000 Birds

in psychology from the University of Buffalo. Oriental Scops Owls are quite possibly my favorite bird at Nanhui. Bird-shaped cuteness. Of course, this would probably get me a telling off from Mark J. Estren, a Ph.D.

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