April 24-26, 2020 Tufts University, Cabot Auditorium Medford, Massachusetts The Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy is celebrating the 25th class in the M.S. program in Animals and Public Policy with a weekend… Read More
Some 25 to 50% of animal species on Earth are expected to go extinct over the next 10 to 20 years. Dr. Chris Whittier, V97, director of our M.S. in conservation medicine program, explains why—and shares a glimmer of hope.
Cummings School alumni and faculty members team up to help a monkey victim of the illegal pet trade
The young spider monkey was no more than a year old when her mother was killed. Poachers in Belize had shot her so they could sell the young monkey as a pet. The shotgun blast knocked the small monkey clear of the tree where she was being cradled by her mother—shattering her right arm, dislocating her tail, and peppering her body with shot pellets.
Urban dwellers need to take precautions to prevent their egg layers from bringing the heavy metal into the food chain
When Teresa McGowan and her husband first bought their Somerville, Massachusetts, home in 2004, one of the first things they did was test the soil in their yard for lead. It was a recommendation from local gardeners, who knew that produce grown in contaminated soil can be dangerous.
Research has shown that lead is a potent neurotoxin, associated with reduced IQ, attention-related behavior problems, and poor academic achievement in children exposed to it through food or environmental factors.
Cummings School’s Marieke Rosenbaum, V14, MG14, VG14, explains how to prevent exposure Test the soil on your property for lead in all areas the chickens can access, including their coop and any places they may… Read More