Business > U.S.

New research suggests cat and dog 'moms' and 'dads' really are parenting their pets - here's the evolutionary explanation why

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

Have you noticed more cats riding in strollers lately? Or bumper stickers that read, “I love my granddogs”? You're not imagining it. More people are investing serious time, money and attention in their pets .
It looks an awful lot like parenting, but of pets, not people.
Can this kind of caregiving toward animals really be considered parenting? Or is something else going on here?
I'm an anthropologist who studies human-animal interactions, a field known as anthrozoology. I want to better understand the behavior of pet parenting by people from the perspective of evolutionary science. After...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   U.S.      Nexstar News Wire  


Editorial: Despite debt, Biden continues to spend

Democrats want to talk abortion, abortion, abortion, hoping intently that voters don't notice the economy, the economy, the economy. But amid a steady torrent of bad economic... Read more ...

Captives of Cannabis: Human trafficking in the marijuana industry

In a three-part report for Nightly Films, Jacob Soboroff details his months-long investigation into labor trafficking in the marijuana black market. Law enforcement tells us... Read more ...

Dear Abby: Woman's living arrangement comes with surprise roommate

Dear Abby: I was in a relationship that abruptly ended because he cheated. We didn't have kids, so I moved in with my parents until I was able to get back on my feet and... Read more ...

The journey a number of econ terms recently went through to get into the...

Earlier this month, Merriam Webster added over 300 new words to the dictionary. A number of econ terms were on the list. Read more ...

Sam Presti And The Dangers Of Diminishing Returns

The threat of a roster crunch may have gone from being a potential problem down the road to something that is already taking effect. Read more ...

Christina Aguilera Expands Latin-Music Range & Honors Her Ecuador Roots On...

As the daughter of an Ecuadorian immigrant, Christina Aguilera has long honored her Latin roots since the start of her career with Spanish albums, covers of classic songs and... Read more ...

How The Dolphins Managed To Pair One Of The Best WR Duos Of All-Time

As we enter Week 4 of the NFL season, there have been plenty of storylines and takes on a team-to-team basis. League-wide however, there is one offensive trend that stands out... Read more ...

Is Season-Tickets For Judge/Pujols' Historic HR A Fair Trade?

The age-old ice breaker: “What would you do if you won the lottery?” has gotten a new twist throughout the remainder of the regular season.Now, the question asked around the... Read more ...

How Derek Harper Could Have Been A Rich Man In Today's Game

Star players of the mid-range era like Reggie Miller or Steve Kerr always come to mind, but even they still made a career for themselves worth recognizing without putting the... Read more ...

Safety Concerns Overshadow Europe's First New Gas Link in Decades

Natural gas is set to flow through a new undersea pipeline between Norway and Poland after suspected sabotage devastated the Nord Stream pipelines. Read more ...