Start of “Dog-ocene” dated to at least 28,500 years ago

Guest post by David Middleton Two of my favorite things are dogs and the Pleistocene… New Study Results Consistent With Dog Domestication During Ice Ageby Matt McGowan | Feb 19, 2020 | Advancing the Data Revolution, Research News Analysis of Paleolithic-era teeth from a 28,500-year-old fossil site in the Czech Republic provides supporting evidence for two…

Humans Are Causing Mammals to Shrink!

Guest commentary by David Middleton From the No Schist Sherlock files… PUBLIC RELEASE: 19-APR-2018 Humans have been driving a global reduction in mammal size for thousands of years AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE The dispersal of humans out of Africa coincided with a dramatic global reduction in the size of mammals, a new…

1919 image of a St Bernard, from the book "The Dogs of Great Britain, America and Other Countries".

Environmental impacts of food consumption by dogs and cats

From PLOS Gregory S. Okin Published: August 2, 2017 Abstract In the US, there are more than 163 million dogs and cats that consume, as a significant portion of their diet, animal products and therefore potentially constitute a considerable dietary footprint. Here, the energy and animal-derived product consumption of these pets in the US is…