Cows n Dogs

Sentience research: Meet the cows

June 3, 2019

Meet some of the cows who are taking part in our current research into animal sentience. Their curious and complex personalities keep me on my toes every day. My colleague Gemma Carder with one of the cows, who we named Charlotte. Having spent so much time with cows, one thing has become very clear – […]

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Stroking cows – for science of course

May 10, 2019

How do we know a cow is happy? At World Animal Protection we are pioneering new research to explore dairy cow emotions and answer just that question. In the winter of 2013 my colleague Gemma Carder, some great volunteers, and I, were shivering in a UK dairy cow barn stroking cows. Though it sounds like […]

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Cows n Dogs

Why we must act now to protect Sierra Leone’s dogs

March 15, 2019

Sierra Leone’s eleven-year civil war left the country devastated. As people were forced out of their homes to seek refuge from the violence, their dogs were left behind. Just as the country started to get back on its feet, the 2014 Ebola epidemic hit. And again, dogs were the forgotten victims. Myths circulated that dogs […]

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