The C!ase Of Oink v. Bark


Dogs have some stiff competition for the title of man’s best friend. Researchers at Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary have been running a family pig project, raising pigs in similar environments as family dogs. They found that pigs are as trainable as dogs, and turn to humans for support to the same degree. They were also faster at solving several food based puzzle tasks. The big implication for this work is that pigs may be even better suited as therapy animals than pooches. The research has been published in the journal Animal Cognition.


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