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Monday, February 9, 2015

Wired Magazine Makes a Plea to Reconsider the Rat

The Intriguing New Science that Could Change Your Mind about Rats, published by Wired in January, takes an in depth look at rats and empathy. It talks a lot about the study blogged about previously (More on Rats and Empathetic Behavior) but goes well beyond that study alone to take a close look at rats and how they behave toward each other and whether or not they may have more complex emotional motivations than many give them credit for. It treats rats, even wild rats, with respect and sympathy. It is a good read: educational, professional, and positive. Be sure to check it out.

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