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Compassion Begets Compassion

Compassion Begets Compassion | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

It's clear that conflict and war don't work and that the future of all animals, human and nonhuman, depends on the development of a science of peace, or, as ethologist Peter Verbeek calls it, "peace ethology" that reflects our true nature.

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Encouraging empathy and compassion for other sentient beings through education and information.
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Thieves cut more than foot of KCK horses’ tails, possibly for expensive extensions

Thieves cut more than foot of KCK horses’ tails, possibly for expensive extensions | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- It’s theft and cruelty to animals rolled into one crime. That's what horse owners in Wyandotte County are saying, after finding six of their animals with their tail hair clipped off and stolen. Stealing a horse's tail hair is like cutting off a person's limb.
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2017: The Year of the Chicken

2017: The Year of the Chicken | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The vast majority of chickens raised for meat live in windowless warehouses and suffer from a number of welfare concerns. But thanks to animal protection organizations and conscientious consumers, that’s likely to change in 2017, says Kenny Torrella of the Humane Society of the United States.
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Norway preschool children sees reindeer slaughtered at farm

Norway preschool children sees reindeer slaughtered at farm | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A preschool in Arctic Norway brought a group of 5-year-old children on a school trip to see the slaughter and skinning of reindeer at a nearby farm. They were photographed participating in the event.
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America's oldest gorilla dies aged 60

America's oldest gorilla dies aged 60 | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.
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Killer whales go through the MENOPAUSE to reduce conflict

Killer whales go through the MENOPAUSE to reduce conflict | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Exeter made the discovery after looking at the behaviour of whales in the Pacific Northwest who are the only creatures, other than humans, who go through menopause.
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Over half of world's primate species may go extinct

Over half of world's primate species may go extinct | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign said that for most of the world's 504 primate species, it is now the 11th hour on Earth.
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Stunning Photos Showcase the Suffering of Animals in Zoos, Aquariums, and More

Stunning Photos Showcase the Suffering of Animals in Zoos, Aquariums, and More | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The first step in ending the cruel practice of keeping animals in captivity is to educate. By using powerful photos, JoAnne McArthur seeks to confront humans with the not-so-happy side of captivity.
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Fruit flies hold the secret to sleep: Medicine’s next big thing?

Fruit flies hold the secret to sleep: Medicine’s next big thing? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
We all know how much better we feel after a good night’s sleep, but sleep is also key for staying healthy.
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Warming oceans are 'sick,' global scientists warn

Warming oceans are 'sick,' global scientists warn | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The findings were compiled by 80 scientists from 12 countries at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in Hawaii.
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Analysis of ancient DNA reveals how cats spread around the world

Analysis of ancient DNA reveals how cats spread around the world | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A study of DNA from over 200 ancient cats revealed two distinct waves of population growth in Eurasia and Africa. Study suggests they expanded with farming and seafaring communities.
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Fate of turtles and tortoises affected more by habitat than temperature

Fate of turtles and tortoises affected more by habitat than temperature | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Habitat degradation poses a greater risk to the survival of turtles and tortoises than rising global temperatures, according to new research.

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Barbary Macaques Could Gain Protection from Pet Trade

Barbary Macaques Could Gain Protection from Pet Trade | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The barbary macaque is the most frequently seized, live, CITES-listed mammal in the European Union. Ever heard of it? It’s a monkey found in Gibraltar and the northern African countries of Morocco …

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Cheetah is now 'running for its very survival' - BBC News

Cheetah is now 'running for its very survival' - BBC News | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The illegal trade in cheetahs as exotic pets could help drive some of the remaining populations of these spectacular cats, which are already diminished, to extinction.

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Jallikattu protests: What is the uproar in Tamil Nadu all about?

Jallikattu protests: What is the uproar in Tamil Nadu all about? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam met PM Narendra Modi to seek ordinance on Jallikattu ban allowing the bull-taming sport to take place during Pongal.
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You Will Never Find Dogs Looking Happier Than These 8 Who Were Saved From a Meat Farm

You Will Never Find Dogs Looking Happier Than These 8 Who Were Saved From a Meat Farm | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Humane Society International (HSI) successfully rescued 200 dogs from a commercial dog farm in South Korea, sparing them this horrendous fate.
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Skeletal sun bears BEG visitors to feed them in an Indonesian zoo

Skeletal sun bears BEG visitors to feed them in an Indonesian zoo | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Visitors at Bandung zoo, in Indonesia, have been filmed throwing cake, candy and crackers in a vain attempt to help emaciated sun bears being kept inside a sparse concrete enclosure.
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Baby Raccoon Standing on the Remains of His Home Will Make You Want to Act for the Planet

Baby Raccoon Standing on the Remains of His Home Will Make You Want to Act for the Planet | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
With every trees that's chopped down, we destroy the homes of a precious animal.
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France Passes Bill Mandating Cameras For Every Single Slaughterhouse | Care2 Causes

France Passes Bill Mandating Cameras For Every Single Slaughterhouse | Care2 Causes | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Every single slaughterhouse in France will soon be equipped with a camera. Urge the U.S. to follow suit.
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Seconds from horror, a tormented whale and the trainer he killed

Seconds from horror, a tormented whale and the trainer he killed | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
On January 6, a 36-year-old bull killer whale named Tilikum died in Florida, 'surrounded by trainers, care staff and veterinarians', according to the solemn, obituary-style announcement.
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6 Amazing International Animal Rights Organizations That You’ve Probably Never Heard of … but Should!

6 Amazing International Animal Rights Organizations That You’ve Probably Never Heard of … but Should! | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
We've set out to profile a selection of amazing animal rights organizations around the globe – to let it be known that countless, passionate activists are out there, fighting the good fight!
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Swiss wolves and swans could face decimation - SWI swissinfo.ch

Swiss wolves and swans could face decimation - SWI swissinfo.ch | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The Swiss cabinet wants to relax hunting laws concerning wolves, swans and other protected animals, suggesting animal population
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Sad, drenched koala is the face of Australia floods

Sad, drenched koala is the face of Australia floods | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A sodden koala has become the defining image of the wet weather currently battering Victoria and Southern Australia.
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Abducted From Her Family: Corky's Story Will Break Your Heart

Abducted From Her Family: Corky's Story Will Break Your Heart | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Experts believe that Corky still recognizes the cries of her family pod decades after being taken from the ocean and stuck in a tiny tank.

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Calls for CITES to address the corruption fueling the illegal wildlife trade

Calls for CITES to address the corruption fueling the illegal wildlife trade | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
CITES’ seventeenth major Conference of the Parties (CoP17) begins in Johannesburg, South Africa tomorrow, and it represents a key opportunity to address the corruption fueling the illegal wildlife trade, experts say.

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Sea Shepherd Australia - Captain Peter Hammarstedt awarded prestigious Winsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal and Prize

The Winsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal Each year Philip Wollen awards the Winsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal and Prize to the individual whose humanitarian service has made a profound mark on the world, and for whom the powerles

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