Anti-vaccination views now affect household pets

Not only are anti-vaccination views affecting humans, pet owners are deciding not to immunize their dogs and cats. According to The New York Post, pet owners in Brooklyn are forgoing vaccinations of their canines and felines for fear they could catch autism. One veterinarian who was interviewed said that she has at least one pet…

Now having pets contributes to climate change

This just in from ChannelNews Asia. An article points out pets have a surprisingly large carbon footprint that contributes to (you guessed it) global climate change. The average paw print is so large that even goldfish aren’t immune. This according to a 2009 scientific study conducted by researchers at the University of Victoria out of…

Environmentalists and the art of scientific advocacy

A hard-hitting post by Hank Campbell at Science 2.0 on PR and politicized science. A factual account of how science has become politicized and environmentalist groups are able to end runs around corporations when it comes to advancing a political agenda. In his commentary, Campbell describes that oft-times environmentalists will turn to like-minded scientists to…