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Cows Can Have Best Friends And Stress When Separated

Cows Can Have Best Friends And Stress When Separated
Nov 30 2023 Share

Friendship, a fundamental aspect of human life, provides support, connection, and laughter, acting as a crucial buffer against loneliness.

Research in the United States indicates that individuals typically maintain three to five close friends—those with whom they share profound life discussions and cherished memories. 

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Beyond humans, animals, including cows, exhibit bonds akin to friendships, expressing emotions and connection.

Cows, capable of experiencing emotions and empathy, display specific friendships that contribute to their well-being. A study from Northampton University in 2011 demonstrated that when cows were placed with familiar companions, their heart rates and stress hormone levels were lower compared to interactions with unfamiliar cows. 

This suggests that, like humans, cows find comfort and happiness in the company of their friends.

Krista McLennan, the lead author of the study, highlighted farmers’ anecdotal observations confirming cows’ preference for spending time together and forming bonds. 

Further analysis of dairy farms’ observations revealed that over 50% of cows consistently chose one particular companion for grazing and resting.

Experts posit that cows can also form bonds with farmers and veterinarians, even in contexts where they are raised for meat or dairy. This connection underscores the notion that animals, including those destined for production, can establish meaningful relationships with those caring for them.

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Sheepsbodies Art Exhibition At Spazju Kreattiv

Sheepsbodies Art Exhibition At Spazju Kreattiv
Nov 30 2023 Share

The Sheepsbodies public art exhibition, hosted at Spazju Kreattiv’s Space C in Valletta, features Matthew F. Cassar, a visual artist, collaborating with writer Lara Calleja to explore the concept of self and authenticity in a world saturated with fast-paced information and shifting standards. 

The title, inspired by the term ‘dogsbody,’ delves into the notion of servility, examining personal choices in the modern social media reality.

Scheduled from December 7, 2023, to January 14, 2024, the exhibition questions how identity is shaped by the choice of who to follow and be influenced by in the realm of infinite information. 

Cassar, a Maltese artist based in Milan, known for his vivid figurative art, collaborates with award-winning author Lara Calleja to present a multi-dimensional exploration.

The exhibition’s inauguration on December 7 includes a public ceremony with speeches and a live performance by local musician Michael Azzopardi, aligning with the theme. Azzopardi, a singer-songwriter from Malta, debuted his EP “PISTOLA” in 2021 and collaborates with notable local figures.

Matthew F. Cassar, with prior solo exhibitions and a focus on sustainability in art, teams up with Lara Calleja, an acclaimed author engaged in social activism. Michael Azzopardi, with emotionally rich lyrics, leads his band in preparation for a series of 2023 shows supporting his upcoming debut album. Together, the trio aims to challenge perceptions of identity and authenticity in the Sheepsbodies exhibition.

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Group Of Teens Caught Stealing Vapes From Sliema Store

Group Of Teens Caught Stealing Vapes From Sliema Store
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A group of teenagers have been caught making off with vapes in a Papier store in Sliema. 

The video was uploaded by Facebook user David Schembri, who revealed that the theft occurred in Sliema. 

 

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The girls can be seen rushing in and making off with their stolen items, as one seems to be checking for any potential witnesses. 

It is unclear whether authorities were contacted in regards to the incident and if the teens have been identified. 

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Iconic Vengaboys Are Coming To Gozo For New Year’s Eve

Iconic Vengaboys Are Coming To Gozo For New Year's Eve
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Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom – the Vengaboys are coming to Gozo to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the locals!

The international artists will be performing in the heart of Victoria, being held as part of the Milied F’Għawdex (Christmas in Gozo) programme for 2023. 

The Vengaboys are a Dutch Eurodance music group, best known for their 1990s hits such as ‘We’re Going to Ibiza’, ‘We Like To Party’ and, of course, ‘Boom Boom Boom!!’ 

Launched by Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri during a visit to Villa Rundle in Victoria, the festivities kicked off on November 24th. 

The concert on New Year’s Eve will also feature DCapitals Big Band and local talents Ozzy Lino, Micimago and Ryan Spiteri. The event will be hosted by Clint Bajada. 

More details here.

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