Doctors cite climate change for rise in animal bites, U.S. health care costs

From NBC News (Researchers also note that poorer families are at higher risk of animal bites.) Dec. 12, 2018 / 3:37 PM ‎EST By Shamard Charles, M.D. Stanford researchers warn that the number of animal bites is likely to rise amid climate change and developmental pressures. Rising temperatures are already exposing people in temperate climates…

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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…