African wild dogs practice democracy – they vote with a sneeze


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Heck, when I do something by basset doesn’t agree with, he makes eye contact and sneezes.


One dog, one sneeze?
Lycaon pictus is dying out! Democracy doesn’t work!



I tried that once. Maybe that’s why Sanders lost Ohio.


I think every dog I’ve ever had sneezes when it’s frustrated with me (for example, it wants a pet and I’m busy). I’ve even web-searched the behavior, to no avail.

I wonder if this is related?

Well. I for one, vote for the treat!


My dogs sneeze when they’re frustrated but also sometimes after particularly vigorous sniffing. An accidental sneeze during an important vote could be extremely embarrassing.


I’m just a layman, but I’d consider this a consensus or approval mechanism rather than voting. I guess if we all grab pitchforks and torches to go attack the monster down the block, we kind of vote for it?

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