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Animals Hugging Humans: 19 Adorable Animal-Human Embraces ...

Animals Hugging Humans: 19 Adorable Animal-Human Embraces ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"So, hugs are clearly awesome. We've pulled some of our favorite photos of animal-human embraces. Try not to say 'aww' when you look through the gallery below."

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Encouraging empathy and compassion for other sentient beings through education and information.
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China Southern Airlines Fined For Monkey Business

China Southern Airlines Fined For Monkey Business | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
 
(PRIMATE TESTING/ANIMAL WELFARE) China Southern Airlines has been fined for violations of the Animal Welfare Act. The airline transported over 1,300 monkeys into the United States without a license, giving the USDA the authority to fine them...
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Why Animal Rights?

Why Animal Rights? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. Many of us bought our beloved “pets” at pet shops, had guinea pigs, and kept beautiful birds in cages. We wore wool and silk, ate McDonald’s burgers, and fished. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?

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Companion Animal Psychology: Does Animal-Assisted Therapy Help At-Risk Boys?

Companion Animal Psychology: Does Animal-Assisted Therapy Help At-Risk Boys? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
If existing behavioural programs aren’t working, can animal-assisted therapy with a dog help children who have problems at school?
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Youngster launches campaign for animal welfare in Cheltenham

Youngster launches campaign for animal welfare in Cheltenham | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Animal welfare is top of the agenda for one young campaigner.

James Spencer, 12, has always been passionate about animals and is launching a campaign to raise awareness for their welfare. The determined Balcarras School pupil plans to write to Cheltenham Borough Council asking them to invest more resources into helping animals. The youngster from Charlton Kings also hopes to encourage more organisations to support Cheltenham-based animal charities. So what makes him so determined?

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Wildlife's Native Tongue - Huffington Post

Wildlife's Native Tongue - Huffington Post | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The ability of animals and humans to communicate has evolved over eons as an adaptation to facilitate species' survival. Although humans have mastered a complex auditory language to artfully communicate with each other, we still lack the ability to communicate fluidly with other animals, even though animals have been observed using a multitude of communication methods to attract mates, warn off predators, and express empathy, curiosity, and happiness.
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Animal Rights: A Social Justice Issue | The Emory Wheel

I have been interested in the social justice issue of animal rights since I began leading a Volunteer Emory service trip to Georgia's largest no-kill animal shelter, Furkids. Leah, the volunteer coordinator at Furkids, gave us an ...
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Animal rights head to court to stop Ontario’s spring bear hunt | Toronto Star

Animal rights head to court to stop Ontario’s spring bear hunt  | Toronto Star | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Animal rights groups say mother bears will be killed during Ontario’s spring hunt, leaving their orphaned cubs to starve.
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Good News from Uganda: Animal Populations Soaring in National Parks Thanks to Anti-Poaching Efforts

Good News from Uganda: Animal Populations Soaring in National Parks Thanks to Anti-Poaching Efforts | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

In 1999, poaching had reduced the number of impalas, a type of grazing antelope, in Uganda to just 1,600 animals. Today, there are more than 35,000.

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9 Ways Animal Friends Make Us Better Humans - Care2.com

9 Ways Animal Friends Make Us Better Humans - Care2.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

This animal-human kinship goes both ways. Spending time with animals has been shown to have various health benefits including helping to relieve stress and anger.

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Let Us Teach Our Children to Love Animals - AllAfrica.com

Let Us Teach Our Children to Love Animals - AllAfrica.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

There is nothing as awful to an animal lover as listening to news of poachers having a field day in our well-protected national reserves and wildlife sanctuaries.

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Too much animal protein tied to higher diabetes risk - Reuters

People who eat the most protein, especially from animal sources, are more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, according to a study of...

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Can Animals Be Too Happy or Have Too Much Fun?

Can Animals Be Too Happy or Have Too Much Fun? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Can animals be too happy or have too much fun? The field of "diagonal psychology" offers insights to these questions, as does the application of a type of natural selection called "stabilizing selection".
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Author Looks To Animals For Deeper Understanding Of Good And Evil

Author Looks To Animals For Deeper Understanding Of Good And Evil | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A new book points out that human beings, as the master predators are without a doubt the biggest killers on the planet. Jeffrey Masson, author of "Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About The Origins of Good And Evil," said in the book's video trailer, "What I find interested is that while they almost never kill us, we kill them, and every other animal, on a gigantic scale." Masson said, what's more, they almost never kill their own. Killing members of your own species is a uniquely human trait.

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Animal Whisperer Has Life Changing Experience with Panther - One Green Planet

Animal Whisperer Has Life Changing Experience with Panther - One Green Planet | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

If we can indeed communicate with animals with such complexity, then we may finally be able to regain the essential compassion and coexistence that has been lost on so many..

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Philosophers to explore animal rights issues - Taipei Times

Philosophers to explore animal rights issues - Taipei Times | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

 

A two-day international conference on animal liberation, animal rights and equal ecological rights is to be held in Taiwan next weekend, with participants including eminent philosophers, the Life Conservationist Association said yesterday.
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Is It Good For Kids To Have A Pet? | The Thoughtful Animal, Scientific American Blog Network

Is It Good For Kids To Have A Pet? | The Thoughtful Animal, Scientific American Blog Network | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

 

People overwhelmingly believe that having pets is overall a good thing for children. Indeed, a 2003 paper by developmental psychologist Gail F. Melson reports that most parents say that they acquired their family pets “for the kids.” But does this pervasive belief hold up to scientific scrutiny? The new field of human-animal interaction aims to find out.

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The Animal-Cruelty Syndrome - NYTimes.com

The Animal-Cruelty Syndrome - NYTimes.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
In addition to a growing sensitivity to the rights of animals, another significant reason for the increased attention to animal cruelty is a mounting body of evidence about the link between such acts and serious crimes of more narrowly human concern, including illegal firearms possession, drug trafficking, gambling, spousal and child abuse, rape and homicide. In the world of law enforcement — and in the larger world that our laws were designed to shape — animal-cruelty issues were long considered a peripheral concern and the province of local A.S.P.C.A. and Humane Society organizations; offenses as removed and distinct from the work of enforcing the human penal code as we humans have deemed ourselves to be from animals. But that illusory distinction is rapidly fading.

 

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Camp teaches kids about responsible pet ownership - Virginia Gazette

Camp teaches kids about responsible pet ownership - Virginia Gazette | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

 

The curriculum is comprehensive—while age-appropriate—and runs the gamut from animal population control to cultivating compassion for all creatures.

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EXCLUSIVE: Evidence of BLM's Deadly Abuse of Animals Taken ...

EXCLUSIVE: Evidence of BLM's Deadly Abuse of Animals Taken ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The US federal government might have just evoked the fury of animal right groups over their shocking treatment of cattle at the Bundy Ranch, and may soon face legal charges of severe animal abuse in Clark County, Nevada.
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UK Circuses Go Animal-Free?

(ANIMAL CRUELTY/CIRCUSES) Animal Defenders International (ADI) is pleased to announce, after a significant delay, Prime Minister David Cameron has finally agreed to ban wild animals in circuses.
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Animal welfare group plans largest rescue of Chinese bile bears | Reuters

 

An animal welfare group said on Tuesday it will save 130 bears from a bile extraction farm in China, its largest rescue so far, in a bid to end a business that has sparked outrage over animal cruelty amid growing opposition.

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New Documentary Explores How Animal Rescues are Changing Us for the Better - One Green Planet

 

People from all walks of life are becoming increasingly conscious of animal suffering and animal sentience. They are getting involved to do what they can to help animals – both wild and domestic alike — and the animal protection movement seems to be growing exponentially with new shelters, rescues, and sanctuaries popping up each year.

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Foie gras: Cruel and illegal – yet the Commission continues to take no action.

Foie gras: Cruel and illegal – yet the Commission continues to take no action. | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
We are working on this issue as part of a group of animal welfare organisations. With your help we can break the stalemate on foie gras.
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Debating Eating Animals at MoMA

Debating Eating Animals at MoMA | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
On Thursday evening, April 17, I had the pleasure to participate in a program at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City in which we discussed the following proposition: “Design can allow us to humanely include animal products in our...
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The World We Are Losing (and Have Already Lost)

The World We Are Losing (and Have Already Lost) | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
We know that animal and plant species are declining rapidly in a time of climate change and habitat loss; the question now is how many species, and whether anything can be done about it.
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