Stress: Physiological effects and surrounding research

A big topic of conversation in zoos and other animal facilities is stress: Who suffers from it? What are the causes and repercussions? How can we identify it biologically? And what are the best ways to recognize the causes in hopes of alleviating the stress? We have all seen stress in animals (including ourselves) appear... Continue Reading →

Questioning the ethics of using a monkey to control a robotic arm

I'm opening this post to a discussion of using primates in research as seen in the following video. Feel free to throw in your two cents... but let's lay down some rules. In order to participate, first watch the video and then I'll subjugate you to kindly read my previous posts on this subject matter.... Continue Reading →

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