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Cats And Dogs May See In Ultraviolet

Va. Assembly gives chicken-chasing dogs a slight reprieve

The team found that many of the animals, including hedgehogs, dogs, cats, ferrets and okapis (relatives of giraffes that live in the central African rainforest), have lenses that allow some ultraviolet light through, suggesting these animals may see in the ultraviolet. This begs the question, what purpose does ultraviolet vision serve? "The question is only being asked because humans can't see it," Douglas told Live Science, adding that nobody asks why humans see other colors. Nevertheless, ultraviolet vision does serve several purposes. Bees and other insects use it to see colors or patterns on plants that can direct them to nectar.
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Few states demand the dogs death, as Virginia does. But as far as Favre knows, Virginia is the first state to try to adapt its agricultural laws for the new era. In Northern Virginia communities that have yet to say yes to the backyard chicken, advocates say that dogs and poultry can live together in peace. Ed Fendley of the Arlington Egg Project , which has been fighting for years for the right to raise hens in the D.C. suburbs, said the dog issue has come up a couple of times. But, he said, in communities that embrace backyard hens, weve seen that dogs and hens can all get along. Mellenie Runion said that many of her Alexandria neighbors are raising chickens with no problems, even though its technically illegal.
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Dogs get all dolled up for Haute Dog fashion show

The Dalmation known as Ernest Borgniner, 13, a Muttville adoptee, wears an outfit by Madaline Pacheco with her owner,  Muttville founder Sherri Franklin, during the Haute Dog Competition benefitting Muttville at the SF Design Center in San Francisco, Calif., Friday February 7, 2014. Photo: Jason Henry, Special To The Chronicle Parker, a female Boxer, modeling girly glam couture during the Haute Dog Competition benefitting Muttville at the SF Design Center in San Francisco, Calif., Friday February 7, 2014. Parker is often mistaken for a male dog, which is why Jared Hunt, a designer at Applegate Tran Interiors, wanted the dog to make a feminine statement. Photo: Jason Henry, Special To The Chronicle Parker, a female Boxer, modeling girly glam couture during the... Chloe, an 8-year-old cocker spaniel available for adoption through Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, wearing a fettuccini-strapped, sleeveless gold lame top with an up-cycled Renaissance-style turquoise belt, and a flowing silk and gold skirt accented with a rhinestone-trimmed pillbox hat in Samba/Citrus fabric during the Haute Dog Competition benefitting Muttville at the SF Design Center in San Francisco, Calif., Friday February 7, 2014.
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