Benestar animal. Photo: Suzanne Tucker

Animal welfare

Open call for papers on the animal welfare from a from a scientific, philosophical, sociological and legal point of view. Deadline for submission: 4 June 2024.

Visó en una granja a Letònia

Mink in the mine

The outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza declared in October 2022 in an American mink farm in Galicia is concerning because of the level of transmission from animal to animal.


Beauty and mate choice

Every species' mate choice is determined by what individuals consider beautiful. Beauty has a biological meaning shared by many species.


Sex and design in our evolutionary cousins

Throughout evolution, sexually reproducing animals have used the process of beauty recognition to maximise their attractiveness to the opposite sex.


Is beauty a criterion of truth?

The debate about the perception of beauty by non-human animals has no simple answer. This article analyses the relationship between natural selection and aesthetic criteria.

Mètode 114 One health: un món, una salut

Introduction: One health, one world

Although a One Health perspective has, in one way or another, been around at least since the time of Hippocrates, the term itself was coined by William Karesh in a 2003 The Washington Post article. Since that time, the concept has been discussed, applied, and

Caragol - Snail

Why do snails come out when it rains?

Snails and slugs come out when it rains because they need a high degree of humidity to carry out some important physiological activities.

Lori Marino

Interview with Lori Marino

Having taught at Emory University (Atlanta, US) for two decades, Lori Marino is the founder and Executive Director of The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy and founder and President of the Whale Sanctuary Project, a place where zoo cetaceans can recover from the terrible consequences of


A finite trade

The trade in wild species generates great economic wealth on a global scale. The regulation of this trade must take into account many complexities.



Animal colourations and the patterns they generate provide some of the best examples of evolution by natural selection. One of the most studied aspects has been camouflage.