Saturday, April 10, 2004

Keep Out of Reach of Pets and Livestock

I just finished reading "Thinking In Pictures," written by the autistic author Temple Grandin. In her commentary on medication, she mentions that medications are being used in the treatment of mood disorders affecting animals. Who knew?

Tegratol can control aggression in dogs. Beta-blockers can reduce fear in animals. This really got my attention, because what if you could drug wild animals and then ride them? You could put a salt/Prozac lick out on the African plains. Then you could ride a zebra! Of course, then the zebras wouldn't be afraid of lions anymore. Some of my ideas are duds, oh well.