why wednesday’s full moon eclipse won’t cause madness


To be fair, the full moon may have a greater influence on some animals than on humans, although not necessarily for supernatural reasons. A 2007 study at Colorado State University found that veterinary ER visits by cats and dogs went up on full-moon nights. It’s possible that owners and their pets simply spend more time outside on nights when the moon is bright, increasing the risk of injury, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.