An important study is advancing our knowledge of dogs, in showing they can recognize other dogs of their specific species, by viewing images of their faces.
Scientific American published the findings. And in the article I found about this news, I really like some other statements made about dogs, including this – “” When interacting with us, dogs can read and use our facial expressions to gauge where our attention lies and sometimes what we’re feeling. “”
And this one is equally as important – “” Dogs also display a range of facial expressions themselves, which researchers believe are used for communicating with other dogs, whether it’s to impart hostility, friendliness, fear, and so on. “”
I am really excited about the recent advancements made in the study of animals and their level of intelligence and their connections to us. We are learning so much about them.
But unfortunately, it will take more time to convince the anti-science side of the room. Over the last few years, too much press have been given to the anti-science side.
Science needs to be moved deeper into the discussion and debate about animal-welfare laws and regulations. We must advance these protections into the 21st Century.