December 28, 2012 05:30 PM

These stories are worth a click:

A laser light therapy treatment that helps treat depression in humans could work for pets, too. These artificial sunlight generators ($200) made by a company called Pawsitive Lighting are working for some pets who are down in the dumps due to seasonal affective disorder.–ABC News

A mummified male dog that had gone unnoticed at a school museum in Mexico for nearly 50 years is suddenly getting attention from archeologists. The serene-looking pooch will undergo DNA testing and carbon-dating and could be put on display at the Regional Museum of La Laguna next year. –L.A. Times

South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma touched on sensitive race issues in a speech on Wednesday when he said that the idea of keeping a pet is part of “white culture” and that instead people should focus on family welfare. –New York Daily News

The ASPCA will pay Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus $9.3 million to settle a 12-year-old lawsuit. The animal rights group was one of several groups that sued claiming elephants were abused. –Associated Press

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