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Animal Sentience is Not Science Fiction: Recent Literature

Animal Sentience is Not Science Fiction: Recent Literature | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it

Sentience in nonhuman animals (animals) is a "hot" topic receiving attention from a wide range of researchers with different interests and agendas. For the purpose of this essay and as I've done before, I'm defining "sentience" as "the ability to feel, perceive, or be conscious, or to experience subjectivity" (for wide-ranging discussion please click here.) 

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Update Canada's Animal Cruelty Laws - The Petition Site

Canada's animal abuse laws are woefully out of date and don't protect animals from acts of cruelty (17990 signatures on petition) (Update Canada's Animal Cruelty Laws: http://t.co/gKkrCDpg...)...
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VanAllen's curator insight, February 26, 2013 2:21 PM

Please sign if you have not done so already. This is an extremely important petition for the animals in Canada.

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Farm owner denies cruelty after 49 dead horses found

Some of the horse skeletons on Larry Browning's Pendleton County farm were found still wearing halters. Some were so starved their ribs showed through their skin. There was very little hay for the horses to
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A shark cull divides a nation

A shark cull divides a nation | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it

This year, for the first time, efforts have been made to catch sharks off the shore of Western Australia and to shoot the biggest of them. The state has applied for permission to continue the programme for another three years - but it's a divisive policy with many bitter critics.

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Transforming Ocean Plastic Into Fashion

Transforming Ocean Plastic Into Fashion | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd is using scientific innovation and awareness-building to mobilize teams around the globe to help clean up oceans and beaches....
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No half-measures: While there are zoos, the killing will continue

No half-measures: While there are zoos, the killing will continue | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
Copenhagen Zoo, which gained notoriety last month for killing a young giraffe named Marius and feeding his corpse to the lions, has hit the headlines again, as a healthy family of lions has now joined its growing death tally.
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Are Wildlife Sanctuaries Good for Animals?

Are Wildlife Sanctuaries Good for Animals? | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
Animal activists believe some sanctuaries undermine the very mission they're meant to serve.
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Iceland's whaling crusader attempts to ship 2,000 tonnes of

Thursday, 20 March 2014 2:12 PM (Reykjavik, Iceland – 20 March 2014) – Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country despite limited market for the meat and | latest news iceland
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'Shocking' scale of pangolin trade

'Shocking' scale of pangolin trade | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it

Official records show that pangolins are being illegally traded on a "shocking" scale, according to a report.

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A Passer-by Thought This Was A Pile Of Trash. I've Never Seen A More Shocking Transformation.

A Passer-by Thought This Was A Pile Of Trash. I've Never Seen A More Shocking Transformation. | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
He lived his life as a pile of trash. But not anymore.
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California bill would ban SeaWorld orca shows

California bill would ban SeaWorld orca shows | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
The SeaWorld San Diego marine theme park would be required to end its popular live performances of killer whales under legislation proposed on Friday, which would also ban captive breeding, imports and exports of orcas in California.
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Shock Collars: The Shocking Truth

Shock Collars: The Shocking Truth | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
The Shocking Truth About Shock Collars Since the 1960's dog trainers have used these devices to help with training our canine friends into "better" behaved animals, the devices today are used for t...
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Petition to end tail docking ban taken to Holyrood

Petition to end tail docking ban taken to Holyrood | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
A BAN on tail-docking of working dogs has caused “needless pain and distress” for the animals and must be scrapped, campaigners have said. (RT @ScotforAnimals: Scottish Govt discussing scrapping tail docking ban.
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Badger Culls 'failed and were inhumane' - independent report | Farming Monthly National

Badger Culls 'failed and were inhumane' - independent report | Farming Monthly National | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
An independent report into the badger cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset has concluded 'that they were not effective', according to the BBC (Badger Culls ‘failed and were inhumane’ – independent report..
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Anti-rabies scheme falters as India is overrun with 30million stray dogs

Anti-rabies scheme falters as India is overrun with 30million stray dogs | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
MAIL TODAY EXCLUSIVE: The Animal Welfare Board of India, a statutory body under the Environment and Forests Ministry, is struggling to rope in NGOs and animal welfare groups to implement the recently-approved National Rabies Control Pilot Project.
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Ukrainian Zoo Animals Struggle to Survive Amid Political Turmoil

Ukrainian Zoo Animals Struggle to Survive Amid Political Turmoil | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
When ousted former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in February, he left behind a nation, a mansion and a pristine 343-acre zoo.
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Belugas belong in the deep blue sea, park commissioners say

Belugas belong in the deep blue sea, park commissioners say | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
Issue is likely to end up on election ballot, as documentary makes waves in United States
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'Chicken boxing is not cockfighting'

'Chicken boxing is not cockfighting' | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
New Orleans Senator J.P. Morrell has submitted a bill tightening restrictions on cockfighting, and was left confused when another senator opposed the bill.
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17+ must-reads on illegal wildlife trade

17+ must-reads on illegal wildlife trade | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
The next Change the List series will focus on wildlife trafficking. John Sutter asks Treadersto help him create a list of "must-reads" on trafficking
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Will This Invention Spell the End of Drug Testing on Animals?

Will This Invention Spell the End of Drug Testing on Animals? | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
A chemical compound mimics how a real liver would react to a new medicine.
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Darsha Indrajith's curator insight, March 25, 8:16 AM

Well-written, interesting and highlights what is possibly a game-changer with regards to vivisection.

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Don't use decor that endangers planet, wildlife

Don't use decor that endangers planet, wildlife | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
Several months ago I wrote a column about feathers that got readers squawking. I wrote about how they were trending up in fashion and decor. Bird lovers cried, "Fowl!"
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Do lobsters and other invertebrates feel pain?

Do lobsters and other invertebrates feel pain? | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
New research offers some answers on how much pain, if any, invertebrates can experience.
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Free the Elephants and Orcas in Captivity [Editorial]

Free the Elephants and Orcas in Captivity [Editorial] | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
Such large, intelligent animals suffer when stuffed in a zoo
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The Case of the Pink Dolphin

The Case of the Pink Dolphin | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
Trent University’s wildlife DNA lab equips conservationists with new forensic tools
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How many healthy animals do zoos put down?

How many healthy animals do zoos put down? | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
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Darsha Indrajith's curator insight, March 6, 9:33 AM

Great piece on the cruelty of captivity.

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The Mayor of Surabaya -Surabaya Zoo: Allow full Animal Welfare Agency Access for aid to be allowed into the Surabaya Zoo

The Mayor of Surabaya -Surabaya Zoo: Allow full Animal Welfare Agency Access for aid to be allowed into the Surabaya Zoo | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it
Hundreds of animals dying in horrendous neglect and inhumane conditions in Surabaya Zoo Indonesia .The worst case of animal neglect and abuse in recent history Chandrika the tiger died the most horrific death plus lions tigers giraffes orangatans...
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Hundreds of turtles die in India

Hundreds of turtles die in India | Animal Cruelty | Scoop.it

More than 900 Olive Ridley turtles have been found dead along the coast of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, conservationists say.

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