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HAPPY ENDING: Stray dog rescued by the humane society (9 Pics) | Daily Dawdle


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Natalia Corres's curator insight, August 16, 2013 8:01 AM

The photos of this poor dog matted with feces is just heartbreaking.  The poor thing LIVED in that until being rescued. The humans who did this to the dog should be punished...and this is where an eye for an eye would be satisfactory to me, let them live in a cramped box, their food dropped into their own feces, no way to stand up and no way to lay down on anything clean...sigh. Instead they get a fine. The dog got hell, and the human gets a fine.  Bless the rescuers.

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I had to put my foster dog to sleep today: a foster mom's story

I had to put my foster dog to sleep today: a foster mom's story | animals | Scoop.it
When C.J. Arabia's friend rescued a neglected puppy, C.J. volunteered to foster her while the search was underway to find the puppy a permanent home. But it was not meant to be... "It's a sad day today.

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Natalia Corres's curator insight, August 15, 2013 11:14 AM

Get your tissue box ready, and please please please have your pets vaccinated.  If you cannot afford it, call a rescue or animal control and ask for a referral to someplace that will do the shots for little or no money, and if you still can't afford it - crowdsource...there are many options.  This shouldn't happen!!  Poor LooLoo.  

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Tips To Keep Pets Cool & Safe In Extreme Summer Heat

Tips To Keep Pets Cool & Safe In Extreme Summer Heat | animals | Scoop.it

It's dangerously HOT outside! Please remember to keep your pets cool by providing shelter, shade, and LOTS of water. 

 

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Seth Steven's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:21 AM

Pets have some special needs. Before I get a pet, I did a little research about how to take care of them. So that I know how to handle them really well. I also make sure that I provide them all the things that they need to keep them healthy.

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Good Samaritan saves dog almost beaten to death by angry mob (VIDEO)

Good Samaritan saves dog almost beaten to death by angry mob (VIDEO) | animals | Scoop.it
A dog attacked by an angry mob was saved when a Good Samaritan intervened. A woman was driving when she saw group of people beating the dog with bricks, sticks and rocks.

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Natalia Corres's curator insight, August 17, 2013 11:34 PM

WHAT is wrong with those people?  We are talking about people in a civilized country, doing amazingly uncivilized, immoral, and cruel things.  I am ashamed for those people and send blessings to the woman who saw and did something to save this dog. 

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WATCH: Children's Hospital Debuts Program That Lets Kids See Their Pets

WATCH: Children's Hospital Debuts Program That Lets Kids See Their Pets | animals | Scoop.it
A children's hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., has opened its doors to the pets of its long-term patients.
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Miracle Dog Survives Fire by Hiding in Basement

Miracle Dog Survives Fire by Hiding in Basement | animals | Scoop.it
The family tried to retrieve Bear, but smoke was too thick, and all they could do was helplessly watch the fire claim their home and their dog.

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From Pets To Plates: Why More People Are Eating Guinea Pigs

From Pets To Plates: Why More People Are Eating Guinea Pigs | animals | Scoop.it
Guinea pigs are popular pets in the U.S., but in parts of South America, they're a delicacy. Some environmental and humanitarian groups are making a real push to encourage guinea pig farming as an eco-friendly alternative to beef.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 2, 2013 10:50 PM

First off, my apologies if you find the image distressing (I have two guinea pigs in my house and I will not be showing this picture to my children). However, the fact that many readers might find this image disturbing but wouldn't think twice about the sight of chicken grilling on the barbeque highlights the cultural taboos surrounding what we consider appropriate food sources.  The tradition has diffused to the United States as more South American immigrants have come to the United States.  While the meat is more environmentally sustainable (less resources are required to raise one pound of guinea pig meat than one pound of beef), many potential costumers are leery to eat something that they consider a pet.


Tags: food, diffusion, sustainability.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 15, 2013 9:21 PM

I can  see both sides of this, I would never eat a guinea pig because I grew up viewing them as pets. I think people are brought up a certain way and even when they move they take their customs with them.  I have a friend from china and lived there until he was 14 yrs old, he  had told me the city he was from they ate dog and cats. they view it as meat were we think of them as pets. 

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, February 28, 2014 10:26 PM

This article is interesting because it is taking into consideration the ecological benefits of eating what we consider unorthodox meats. Raising guinea pigs for food would apparently leave a substantially smaller carbon footprint over a large, high waste producing animal like cows. Culturally, in South America guinea pigs are considered a delicacy, but I can't see culture changing in the United States to the point where we would give up hamburgers for grilled guinea pig.

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Pets in Space? It's Possible : Discovery News

Pets in Space? It's Possible : Discovery News | animals | Scoop.it
Generations of worms raised in space suggest it's possible for this and other species (humans?) to live beyond Earth.

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