The Environmental Protection Agency regularly uses deadly poisons to kill wolves every year—as well as any other wildlife that encounter the toxic chemicals. Sodium cyanide and Compound 1080 might sound like things one might encounter in the latest zombie blockbuster, but they’re actually the chemicals that the EPA uses to eradicate wildlife each year.
While a recent study showed that women who have cats develop strong bonds with them, a new study suggests that dogs actually might prefer men—or, rather, that dogs who are owned by men approach their owners more readily than those who are owned by women.
The study also suggests that it applies to “neurotic men with neurotic dogs” in particular. Is it just me, or is that sort of weird? How do you define a neurotic man, or a neurotic dog, for that matter? Though the study cited these people (and dogs, I suppose) as being anxious, not confident, less aggressive, and less vocal, these seem to be pretty wide categories to use when deeming someone as “neurotic.” I could classify everyone I know as neurotic if these are they criterion.