Home > slashdot > The Animal World Has Its Junkies, Too

The Animal World Has Its Junkies, Too

December 25th, 2010 12:09 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Phoghat writes “Research scientists have used many animal species in investigating mind-altering drugs, but it may come as a surprise to learn that animals in the wild — from starlings to reindeer — also make use of psychoactive substances of their own accord. It seems that many of these species have a natural desire to experience altered states of consciousness, and man may well have found his way to some of his favourite recreational drugs by observing the behaviour of animals.”

Source: The Animal World Has Its Junkies, Too

Related Articles:

  1. Wyoming’s Natural Trap Cave Yields Huge Trove of Animal Remains
  2. Animal Behaviour Specialists Map Out the Social Networks of Cows
  3. PETA Creates New Animal-Friendly Software License
  4. An Animal That Lives Without Oxygen
  5. High Security Animal Disease Lab Faces Uncertain Future
blog comments powered by Disqus