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Live Chat: Should Animals Be Granted Legal Rights?

Live Chat: Should Animals Be Granted Legal Rights? | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Join a video chat about efforts to turn chimpanzees, dolphins, and other creatures into "legal persons" (RT @ALDF: Another interesting debate! Rights vs. welfare, should animal be granted legal rights?
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I think animals should be given legal rights. Even though they aren't human, they are still living things that depend on us to live. We shouldn't be able to just abuse them and get away with it. They should be able to have legal rights. 

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Tiger mauls worker's arm after she puts hand in cage

Tiger mauls worker's arm after she puts hand in cage | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
A tiger ripped up the left arm of a worker at a central Oklahoma animal park after the woman stuck her hand into the giant cat's enclosure Saturday. (RT @peta: Yet ANOTHER attack that proves WILD animals belong in the WILD!
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In Wynnewood, Oklahoma a woman (whose name has not been stated) got her arm mauled by a tiger.  The woman was a supervisor at the tiger cage, and stuck her arm into the cage. The owner of Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park says that the tiger did not do this out of aggression. The owner thinks that the tiger mauled her arm because he smelled the goose down on her (she had been near the goose pin), or that he thought her jacket that she was wearing at the time was a toy. The woman pulled out her arm from the mouth of the tiger and was rushed to the hospital in attempt to save what is left of her arm. The owner of the zoo said he talked to the woman at the hospital and she wants to come back to work at the zoo. The owner said her job would be waiting for her when she got back. The tiger will not be euthanized, because the woman invaded the tiger’ personal space and the tiger did not maul any other parts of her body.

 

            I am happy to see the woman is alive. I do agree with the owner of the zoo that the woman did invade the tiger’s space. Tigers are unpredictable animals and should be treated with caution. They are not pets, like dogs, and will probably not tolerate being petted. They are wild animals, and forever will be. I’m glad that the tiger will not be put down for something that is an instinct for them. Overall, I’m just happy the woman didn’t get any more injuries than her arm. 

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Missing turtle survives in storage room for 30 years

Missing turtle survives in storage room for 30 years | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Family finds the rogue reptile three decades after they lost her. (Missing turtle survives in storage room for 30 years http://t.co/TrGB43DKMZ)
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The missing turtle survives 30 years of being locked in a box. With little to no food and water, the turtle had to eat the insects found in the box and lick the condinsation off of the box walls. The turtle also must have lowered her body temperature to help keep her alive. Its really amazing how this turtle survived being locked in a box for 30 years. 

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Deadly Ohio Dog Virus Now Killing Dogs in Michigan (VIDEO)

Deadly Ohio Dog Virus Now Killing Dogs in Michigan (VIDEO) | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
The alarming, deadly virus which was first reported in California earlier this year and then mysteriously appeared in Ohio is now killing dogs in Michigan.Cases of the virus similar to circovirus (typically associated with pigs) have been reported...
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A virus that started up in California earlier in the year has spread to Ohio and now has shown up in Michigan. This unknown, deadly virus in Michigan has claimed 6 dog’s lives. The virus is similar to a virus in pigs called circovirus.  It is unknown how the virus is spreading, since the owners of the dogs have never been near or in contact with one another or their dogs. Dr. Lindsay Ruland from the Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Ann Arbor says that humans may be transmitting the virus to the dogs, but no humans or other animal have died from the virus. Symptoms of the virus are lack of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea. The dog usually dies within 12 to 24 hours of catching the virus. Dogs that display these symptoms should be rushed to an emergency animal hospital. The dog can be saved however, but only if it gets treated immediately.

 

            I am scared for my dog now. The vets do not know how the virus is spreading, so it could be spread by anything. Ohio and Michigan are right next to Indiana, so there is a possibility for the virus to migrate to here.  Though I am happy to here that this isn’t a virus that if you catch it, you’re dead. There is a way to save the dogs. Now I know what the signs are to this unknown disease. Hopefully my dog or anyone else’s dog doesn’t catch it. 

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Animal rights bills target pet safety, illegal hunting - WWLP 22News

Animal rights bills target pet safety, illegal hunting - WWLP 22News | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it

Animal rights bills target pet safety, illegal hunting WWLP 22News BOSTON (WWLP) - Frequent severe weather in western Massachusetts has pet owners pitching a bill that would require cities and towns to include accommodations for pets in their...

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In western Massachusetts, everyone is trying to fiqure out what to do in case of a sevre storm. And in this article it covers what they are trying to do for their pets. Most pet owners don't want to leave their pets when they evacuate, but some have to. So Massachusetts is trying to fiqure out a way to fix this situiation. Also this article covers illegal hunting in the forests that surround Massachusetts. Massachusetts is trying to pass animal bills that could prevent illegal hunting from happening. Another thing   that the article covered was that they might ban pit bulls because they are "dangerous".

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