Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
Download food monster: the biggest, baddest, yummiest vegan food app!
Buy the #EatForThePlanet book



If you share your life with a four-legged friend, it won’t come as a surprise that dogs are a lot smarter and more in-tune with our emotions than previously thought. This week, Cruelty Free International published a paper about ground-breaking ethical research on companion dogs to make the case against experimenting on our best friends.

Here are Seven Fascinating Findings About Dogs From Our Scientists’ Research:

1. When they hear humans speak, dogs can recognize and understand the distinction between different words. So no more excuses from Fido for confusing “Sit!” and “Fetch!”

2. Dogs can also tell the difference between tones of voice and recognize different emotions in speech, which explains those guilty looks on their faces when they’re being scolded for sneakily stealing food from your plate.

3. Dogs are also able to interpret individual facial expressions. So, after a long day at work, they know you are just as excited to see them as they are to see you.

4. Nobody who shares their life with dogs will be surprised to learn that dogs experience positive emotions. Let’s face it … only a dog could feel such overwhelming joy at chasing a tennis ball.

5. Did you also know that dogs can feel empathy and sense sadness or fear? Next time your canine friend comes to cheer you up, you know why.

6. According to scientists, dogs also demonstrate genuine human bonding. The companionship and love from a dog isn’t just because you feed them. They really do care.

7. Scientists involved in some of these studies believe a dog’s ability to feel love and attachment means they have the same level of understanding and awareness as a three-year-old human child. We wouldn’t subject our own children to life in a laboratory, so it is high time we put an end to horrific experiments on dogs once and for all.

What You Can Do for Dogs

This latest research all supports much of what we already knew about our furry friends. Dogs are loving and loyal and important members of the family.

But, every year over 200,000 dogs across the world are forced to suffer in experiments, which include testing chemicals and new drugs for humans. With the growing evidence that testing on dogs is not an effective way to develop medicine for humans and the increased availability of humane alternatives, there is no need for these horrific practices to continue.

That is why Cruelty Free International is calling for a total ban on the use of dogs in experiments to stop this cruelty for good. With the lives of thousands of dogs at stake, we urgently need your help to put an end to the suffering. Find out more here and help us fight cruel experiments on dogs.

Lead Image Source: Flickr/pexels.com

Want to read more posts like this? Sign up for our newsletter below!​

Browse through some recent posts below:

6 Natural Ways to Keep Your Pet Calm on the Fourth of July

6 Natural Ways to Keep Your Pet Calm on the Fourth of July

Behind the Scenes Brutality: Snake Charming

How to DIY Treats for Your Dog

Why Feeding White Bread to Wild Birds is Killing Them

Feeding White Bread to Wild Birds is Killing Them

Disclosure: One Green Planet accepts advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and other forms of compensation, which may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or articles written on this site. Click here for more information.

0 comments on “These Fascinating Discoveries About Dogs Will Make You Angry About Animal Experiments”

Click to add comment
11 Months Ago


Hair Meeks
11 Months Ago

I Am Hair From North Carolina. i want to testify about powerful Dr Azuka for saving my Relationship.I must be one of the few who don’t have a trouble showing and telling someone how grateful I am for making my Relationship a melodious and smooth Relationship. I have been trying to be more positive about my relationship with my boyfriend, it seems like it has taken forever. Another lady took my Fiancee away from me and they both relocated. i cried and searched for him to come back but he refused to take my calls nor return my messages. My friend introduced me to a powerful spell caster called Dr Azuka who helped me cast a very powerful love spell that brought back my Fiancee in 48 hours. i was amazed and surprised when my fiancee called to beg me for forgiveness all because of the powerful love spell of Dr Azuka. Don"t fail to Contact Dr Azuka through the following means if You Have Any Marital Or Relationship Problem. His Contact Information Are

Email: [email protected]


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Follow us on

Do Not Show This Again


Submit to OneGreenPlanet

Terms & Conditions ×