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How has science helped animals?
Question Date: 2012-10-22
Answer 1:

Science has helped animals in many ways. It has helped us learn how to prevent and treat many illnesses that animals get. It has also helped us to figure out what wild animals need so that we can protect their habitat.

Understanding behavior has helped people find ways to keep animals from getting into trouble with people. For example, some big highway and pipeline projects have been changed in order to keep animals safer. Many animal shelters teach people how to work with their pets on “bad” behavior so that the animals can stay home. Zoos have changed the places where animals are kept to make the animals happier. They also give animals things to do to keep them busy. Science has helped us figure out and fix problems for wild animals. For example, lead poisoning was hurting many species. Now some groups are letting people know that they should avoid using lead fishing gear.

If you are interested in helping animals, you may want to become a veterinarian or a biologist.

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