Dolphins Talk to Each Other – and So Do Farm Animals!

A recent study found that dolphins communicate with each other in “complex chains of words and sentences in a language,” much like humans do, as Tech Times reports. This find is further evidence of the intelligence of these remarkable marine animals. Dolphins are far from being alone here. They’re joined by many other intelligent animals who communicate in complex ways similar to that of humans. …

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Farm Animal Abuse – When is Animal Abuse Not a Crime?

Earlier this week, the New York Times featured an article highlighting the increasing number and strength of criminal prosecutions for animal abuse. Conspicuously absent, however, was any discussion of the criminal categorization, or lack thereof, of farm animal abuse. Only two federal laws – the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act and the so-called 28 Hour Law – minimally protect animals raised …

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New Study Confirms: Crabs and Lobsters Feel Pain

Did you know that lobsters sometimes walk hand-in-hand (or claw in claw) with older lobsters leading the young? Or that they can live to be 100? A new study highlighted in the Washington Post reveals that crustaceans like crabs and lobsters feel pain, and they are even more complex than we once thought. According to researcher Robert Elwood who initiated …

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Vegan Cuts Deal: Buy a Necklace, Spread Compassion, Benefit COK!

NecklacesOur friends at Vegan Cuts have launched a new line of super cute necklaces featuring three different maple wood pendants – a rabbit, a lamb, and a fox. These necklaces aren’t just adorable and stylish — they also support Compassion Over Killing’s work to protect animals! How?

When you buy your necklace (necklaces) on Vegan Cuts, simply select Compassion Over Killing from the non-profit drop down menu and 10% of your purchase will be automatically donated to support our live-saving campaigns.

Are You Smarter than a Chicken

“Are You Smarter than a Chicken?” Toddler Edition

When my adorable niece was just a toddler, I was blown away by her intellectual capabilities. When she mastered a new concept, such as spatial reasoning, enough to match a shaped block to a corresponding hole on a toy, a silence filled the room and jaws hit the floor. She was so smart, and we were thrilled to watch her develop.

Yet as smart as she was, it turns out she may have been no match for a chicken.