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Common ancestor of Homo sapiens and Neandertals may have thrown spears, albeit at short range

The timeline related to when the genus homo used spears has been recently elucidated. Human ancestors were killing game about 3/4 of a million years ago in the Middle East, as evidenced by butchered deer carcasses. Until now, the earliest stone spear tips were found at a Neandertal site in France and...

Germany Approves "Group Action" Rights For Animal Protection Activist Organizations

By Ludger Giesberts, LL.M. and Thilo Streit Germany’s most populous state has adopted a law, already in effect, allowing so-called group actions in cases involving animal protection. The new act ( Gesetz über das Verbandsklagerecht und Mitwirkungsrechte für Tierschutzvereine ) will...