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Steve Irwin's Son: 8-Year Old Croc Handler | WebProNews

Steve Irwin's Son: 8-Year Old Croc Handler | WebProNews | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Both children were very close with their father and were involved in just about every aspect of taking care of the animals they were always surrounded by, even though Robert was just a toddler when Irwin was fatally stung in ...
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Encouraging empathy and compassion for other sentient beings through education and information.
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Seeing humanity in farm animals

Seeing humanity in farm animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Photographer Ronan Yver spent several years with farm animals, getting to know their personalities through his wide-angle lens.

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Apes under pressure show their ingenuity – and hint at our own evolutionary past

Apes under pressure show their ingenuity – and hint at our own evolutionary past | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
In the mid 20th century, when paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey sent three pioneering women to study great apes in their natural habitats, the Earth's wilderness was still untouched in many places.

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We are not the same (& that is fine): Different Approaches to Animal Behavior

We are not the same (& that is fine): Different Approaches to Animal Behavior | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
I’m in full throttle Research mode and as I am oft to do – I think very deeply about the meaning and purpose of my tests. My ever-evolving research philosophy is definitely a very whole organism approach.
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Body Harvest - a Documentary on Factory Farming, Animal Welfare & Meat Production

Body Harvest - a Documentary on Factory Farming, Animal Welfare & Meat Production A film by Arthur Cauty A De Cauze Films Production Written, Produced ...
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Psychology meets computer science to help out the Smithtown Animal Shelter

Psychology meets computer science to help out the Smithtown Animal Shelter | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The goal of Crowe’s app “Shelterware,” is to help shelters work more efficiently by streamlining processes and helping dogs get adopted and stay with their new families.
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Hamsters Battle in Roid Rage Fight Club

Hamsters Battle in Roid Rage Fight Club | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

 

A Boston professor is pitting the furry critters against each other to study aggressive behavior—but critics say the experiments dabble in animal cruelty. In one of Melloni’s 2014 experiments, 105 hamsters were anesthetized so scientists could drill holes into their skulls to make way for a tube where steroids would be injected, according to the journal Behavioural Pharmacology.

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Animal rights group discusses demands with Istanbul municipality

Animal rights group discusses demands with Istanbul municipality | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A group of animal activists met for the first time with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality representatives to present their demands about stray animals and newly constructed animal shelters
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These tigers have never been swimming before. Here's how they reacted to their brand new pool.

These tigers have never been swimming before. Here's how they reacted to their brand new pool. | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Siberian tigers Carli and Lily were living in a small, filthy cage when they were rescued by animal welfare officers.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare explains they were taken to Safe Haven Rescue Zoo in Nevada, where sanctuary workers immediately began the long, difficult process of teaching them how to be tigers again after a lifetime of captivity and neglect.

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Play behaviour, positive emotions and the assessment of animal welfare - Jeff Rushen

 

"The CCSAW 8th Annual Animal Welfare Research Symposium is THIS WEEK ! The program is now online - The Symposium covers a range of topics related to animal welfare, animal ethics and the role of animals in society. This event has something for everyone - our program features animal welfare research on dairy cows, horses, pigs, laying hens, turkeys,
tigers, cats, dogs, and mice."

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Thought-Provoking Experiment: Free Shelter Pets Are Placed in a Pet Store with a Price Tag

Thought-Provoking Experiment: Free Shelter Pets Are Placed in a Pet Store with a Price Tag | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Brazilian animal rights group Accoviaçcão Quatro Patinhas recently teamed up with an animal-loving pet store to prove that a price tag means nothing when it comes to finding a devoted furry companion.

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The Radioactive Man Who Returned To Fukushima To Feed The Animals That Everyone Else Left Behind

The Radioactive Man Who Returned To Fukushima To Feed The Animals That Everyone Else Left Behind | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The untold human suffering and property damage left in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan has been well-documented, but there's another population that suffered greatly that few have discussed – the animals left behind in the radioactive...
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Animals Mourning Over The Deaths Of Loved Ones

Animals Mourning Over The Deaths Of Loved Ones | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
All animals have a range of emotions that have proven to be more complex than many humans could have imagined. The question is not if they have emotions but why exactly they have evolved like they have.
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Photographers explore relationship between dogs, owners

Photographers explore relationship between dogs, owners | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Photographers Will Robson-Scott and Ollie Grove's photo book "In Dogs We Trust" explores the special relationship that exists between dogs and their owners.

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Why Do Cats Purr? It’s Not Just Because They’re Happy

Why Do Cats Purr? It’s Not Just Because They’re Happy | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Why is your cat purring? He might be happy to see you, or hungry, or hurt...or he might just be trying to regenerate his bones.
The post Why Do Cats Purr? It’s Not Just Because They’re Happy appeared first on WIRED.

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Graphic Video Of Annual Canadian Seal Hunt Released By Animal Rights Group

Graphic Video Of Annual Canadian Seal Hunt Released By Animal Rights Group | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

WARNING: This post contains graphic content that may upset some readers. The Canadian government in early March announced this year's quota f...


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Further Proof That Dolphins Have Human-Like Intelligence And Their Own ‘Language’

Further Proof That Dolphins Have Human-Like Intelligence And Their Own ‘Language’ | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Dolphins are one of the most amazing and intelligent animal species on the planet. Their playful nature, friendly behavior and remarkable intelligence make people all over the world adore them.

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Is It Ever Okay for an Animal Welfare Organization to Serve Meat at a Fundraiser? - One Green Planet

Is It Ever Okay for an Animal Welfare Organization to Serve Meat at a Fundraiser? - One Green Planet | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Does it make sense for organizations who are focused on protecting animals to serve meat and other animal products at fundraising events?
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Robot pets way of future, could change human relationship with animals ... - ABC Online

Robot pets way of future, could change human relationship with animals ... - ABC Online | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"Technology is moving very fast. The Tamagotchi in the early 1990s was really a prototype of a robotic pet and now Sony and other big companies have elaborated a lot on what have become robotic animals." He said humans were able to become emotionally attached to objects.

"There's anecdotal evidence and a few studies that show people actually develop a bond, some kind of emotional attachment to those robots," Dr Rault said.

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Massey University study reveals feelings of empathy in sheep

Massey University study reveals feelings of empathy in sheep | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Do sheep care if their friends are hurt? One Palmerston North student tried to find out.
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Animal secretion could lead to ingestible sunblock for humans - UPI.com

Animal secretion could lead to ingestible sunblock for humans - UPI.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
New research suggests a range of different animals have the ability to secrete their own sunscreen, called gadusol, and it could have human applications.
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Good Samaritan is Charged With Criminal Trespass After Saving a Dog Trapped in a Hot Car

Good Samaritan is Charged With Criminal Trespass After Saving a Dog Trapped in a Hot Car | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
In any other circumstance, he’d be lauded as a hero … except in this one where the dog’s owner was more concerned about her car than her dog’s safety and adamantly demanded that Hammons be arrested and charged for his actions after insisting she’d only been in the store for five minutes.
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Companion Animal Psychology: 6 Reasons to Love Canine Science

Companion Animal Psychology: 6 Reasons to Love Canine Science | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
From perfecting our training technique to helping adopt shelter dogs, we love what scientists are learning about our canine best friends.
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Seoul to Employ 1000 Animal Rights Monitoring Agents until 2020

Seoul to Employ 1000 Animal Rights Monitoring Agents until 2020 | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The city is set to develop five more pet playgrounds in Seoul, achieve registrations of more than 600,000 pets, neutralize 10,000 stray cats, give seminars on animal rights for 50,000 citizens and employ 1,000 animal rights monitoring agents, until 2020.

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