Latest News updates state that, Melissa and Alan Dunagan were out walking when their dogs chased the fawn, separating it from its mother. Melissa Dunagan, in one of the interview says, "It wasn't until after we put the dogs back in the house and were about to release the fawn that we realized it had six legs". After receiving minor injuries from the dogs, the fawn was rushed to the West Rome Animal Clinic for its treatment. The veterinarian Dan Pate said, one of the causes for its extra two legs may be it had an identical twin that didn't form all the way. X-rays show the fawn has two distinct pelvises and to walk, the fawn uses one leg from each pelvis. … [Read more...] about Six Legged Deer – Mysterious Creations Of God
Notably, neither the lack of English fluency nor other obstacles to employment (e.g., documentation) seem to be keeping Spanish-speaking migrants in Georgia out of the workforce. According to the Migration Policy Institute’s 2011 report, 76% of those in Georgia who speak Spanish at home (this includes both native and foreign-born) are in the labor force, compared to 64% of those who speak only English and 70% of those who speak an Asian and Pacific Island language. While the exact percentage of undocumented residents who are employed is difficult to determine, most are assumed to be in the workforce, which according to Pew estimates is 5% undocumented (Immigrant Policy Center, 2011). … [Read more...] about Obama Shields 5 Million Undocumented. Should We Worry?
My colleagues and I have conducted several studies which support this idea. In these studies, male participants drank a dose of alcohol that placed them above the legal limit for driving a car – an average breath alcohol concentration of .09%. Then, they engaged in an aggression task, which was framed as a reaction time competition in which they could also behave aggressively toward another participant. Importantly, while engaged in the aggression task, roughly half of the participants were also told that they could complete a second, unrelated task to earn more money – which we called “the tile game.” Thus, we used the tile game to distract people’s attention away from the aggression task. … [Read more...] about Alcohol Causes Aggression. Can It Reduce Aggression Too?
Given the anonymous nature of the data in this research, there is no way to determine their veracity or how well they describe the mindset of sexual assault perpetrators in general. Still, as Tracy N. Hipp and her fellow researchers point out in discussing their findings, there is much more that needs to be done to challenge the erroneous beliefs often used to justify rape—whether by the perpetrators themselves or by others after the fact. … [Read more...] about Why Does Rape Happen?
Marc Bekoff's latest books are Jasper's story: Saving moon bears (with Jill Robinson; see also), Ignoring nature no more: The case for compassionate conservation (see also), and Why dogs hump and bees get depressed (see also). Rewilding our hearts: Building pathways of compassion and coexistence will be published fall 2014. (marcbekoff.com; @MarcBekoff) … [Read more...] about Guinea Pigs Playing Basketball: Teaching and Enrichment