Do Other Animals Keep Pets?

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A colleague just sent me a link to one of my favorite science and behavior blogs, that of Harold Herzog, the author of  Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think  Straight About Animals. I use his book in my University class, The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships," because the author is thoughtful, knowledgeable and one of those rare scientists who writes beautifully. If you find the topic interesting and haven't read his book yet, pick up a copy. I highly recommend it. The book includes a section on pets, and his recent blog addresses that issue as well; in this case, whether a video-gone-viral about "Baboons Keeping Dogs as Pets" accurately depicts the relationship between individuals of these two species. If you haven't seen it yet, the Read More