February 25, 2013
Unfairness Really Ruffles Crows' Feathers
Francie Diep, Popular Science
People, primates and dogs all react negatively when others get a better reward for doing the same work. Now a small study has found that crows and ravens dislike unfairness, too--the first time research has shown non-mammals react to inequity. Knowing which animals do and don't seem to notice unfairness (cleaner fish, for example, don't notice) helps scientists figure out how a sense of fairness evolved.
TAGGED: Fairness, Crows