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Serial killer elephants; psychology and the animal

Serial killer elephants; psychology and the animal | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A documentary on channel 5 highlights problems including abnormal behavioural psychology in male Bull elephants in India.

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Amazing: Grocers Follow Co-op, Push For Animal Welfare

Amazing: Grocers Follow Co-op, Push For Animal Welfare | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

EDMONTON - A group representing Canadian retailers says eight of Canada's largest supermarket chains have signed on with a push to eliminate factory-farming pens that restrict the movement of pregnant pigs.

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New Animal Welfare Strategy Released

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has launched the New Zealand Animal Welfare Strategy today, setting out a high level framework for how we treat animals.
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Animal Rights Activism in Sobriety

Animal Rights Activism in Sobriety | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Animals are abused and tortured in factory farms, yet people continue to eat meat. Elephants are beaten and chained into submission in circuses, yet people continue to take their kids to see these shows. Primates are caged and tortured in medical research labs, yet these vivisectors continue to get grant money to fund the abuse. Millions of unwanted animals die in shelters every year, yet people continue to breed dogs and cats.

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Interesting piece. I think she speaks from a frustration that is shared by a great many.

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Animal rights action in Connecticut gives hope to advocates across USA

Animal rights action in Connecticut gives hope to advocates across USA | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Man’s best friend is lawyering up.Although animal cruelty laws have been on the books for over a century in some states, only recently has the idea of legal representation for animals started to be taken seriously. The most high-profile instance was the guardian-special master appointed in 2007 to represent the interests of 48 dogs in the Michael Vick dogfighting case. And the practice seems to be catching on.

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Seminar investigates farm animal welfare policy

Seminar investigates farm animal welfare policy | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Almost a billion animals are killed for food every year in Britain, many of whom endure intensive factory-farming conditions that cause them pain and suffering during their short lives. The welfare of farm animals is therefore, on any objective basis, one of the most pressing social issues of the modern age. To make matters more acute, the bloated scale of animal farming is also associated with unnecessary human disease, environmental damage and, as the horsemeat scandal suggests, potentially significant levels of adulteration and fraud.
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Scientists genetically modify cows to remove their horns in health and safety bid to cut the risk of injury to farmers and other animals

Scientists genetically modify cows to remove their horns in health and safety bid to cut the risk of injury to farmers and other animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The genetically modified dairy cow will be identical in every way to other livestock but without the horns, in order to cut the risk of injury to farmers, walkers and other animals.The scientists are using gene-editing techniques to insert an extra DNA, which is known to halt horn growth in other breeds of cattle, into the geneome of holsteins, the world's highest-production dairy animals.

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ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

More than 3,500 animal shelters exist in the United States with more than 700 found in California. One afternoon – some 13 years ago – a California Lutheran University senior named Molly Peterson had her life changed forever.

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Are animals in Hollywood films too human?

Are animals in Hollywood films too human? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Where once we flocked to see animals painted as man-eating monsters in the movies, Jaws-style, now we want to get closer to them, physically and spiritually.

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Animal rights bills target pet safety, illegal hunting

Animal rights bills target pet safety, illegal hunting | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

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 disaster planning efforts. “You know people who won’t evacuate because of their animals, I know I would probably be one of those,” said Jennifer Holmes of Belchertown.

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Connecticut Residents Lobby For Animal Welfare

Connecticut residents participating in Humane Lobby Day met with lawmakers Wednesday to advocate for several bills that would improve the welfare of animals in the state...

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Animal Shelter Euthanasia Rates

Animal Shelter Euthanasia Rates | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Thousands of animals are euthanized every year, sometimes by the shelters you may least expect. You may find some of their answers, more surprising. Investigative reporter Chris Hayes explains how the discussion has begun a mini firestorm about whether some animals deserve saving.

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Court: Grosse Tete truck stop tiger must be moved

Court: Grosse Tete truck stop tiger must be moved | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Tony, the 550-pound Siberian-Bengal tiger, cannot continue to be housed in an exhibit at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, a three-judge panel of the state’s 1st Circuit Court of Appeal ruled Thursday in Baton Rouge. But an attorney for truck stop owner Michael Sandlin said Tony will not be moved to a new home soon.

 

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Absolutely atrocious that this poor animal continues to suffer . . .

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United Nations Recognizes Wildlife Trafficking ...

United Nations Recognizes Wildlife Trafficking ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Washington. Environment groups are applauding a new United Nations decision to officially characterize international wildlife and timber trafficking as a serious organized crime, in a move that advocates say will finally give international law...
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Animal Rights Activists Want Protections Enforced For Downtown Carriage Horses - CBS Chicago

Animal Rights Activists Want Protections Enforced For Downtown Carriage Horses - CBS Chicago | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
They are big and strong and they work hard: the horses that pull the carriages downtown. Do you know the city has a number OF laws aimed at protecting them?
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Dog Fighting Revealed In All Its Appalling Detail

Dog Fighting Revealed In All Its Appalling Detail | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Learn about the true horror of dog fighting here - Why it happens and what happens in this unacceptable activity.

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CHILDREN NONFICTION – FREE – Dolphins: Amazing Pictures and Fun Facts on Animals and Nature

CHILDREN NONFICTION – FREE – Dolphins: Amazing Pictures and Fun Facts on Animals and Nature | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
#FreeKindleBook #freebook #free CHILDREN NONFICTION - FREE - Dolphins: Amazing Pictures and Fun Facts on ... - http://t.co/CSxr7Mxetr
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Swiss animal rights lawyer to speak at UTAS April 29

Swiss animal rights lawyer to speak at UTAS April 29 | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Swiss animal rights lawyer, Antoine F. Goetschel will be speaking in Hobart on April 29 as part of Voiceless the animal protection institute’s annual Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series. Voiceless is an independent, non-profit think tank focused on raising awareness of animals suffering in factory farming and the kangaroo industry in Australia.

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11 Celebrities Who Love Animals

11 Celebrities Who Love Animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
From Vetstreet's Margaret Bristol: With all the glitz and glamour that comes out of Tinseltown (not to mention the endless tabloid fodder), it's not always obvious that many celebrities are animal lovers, too.
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Do Religious Traditions Condone Animal Suffering?

Do Religious Traditions Condone Animal Suffering? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

 

With 84 percent of Americans identifying as religious, and 97 percent agreeing that animals deserve protection from harm and exploitation, why do so many religions continue to ignore, or even encourage, practices that cause animal suffering? And why do people blindly follow along? Is the issue ignorance, or is it tradition?

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When Humans Mourn: The Mozart Requiem And A Matter Of

When Humans Mourn: The Mozart Requiem And A Matter Of | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
What I don't think we can say is that the depth of our human grief differs in any dramatic way from the depth of grief felt by elephants, chimpanzees, horses or cats. Our grief is species-specific (as well as individual-specific) in its character, yes. Evolutionarily speaking, the very same can be said of any animal.
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Bringing Animal-Assisted Interventions into Autistic Classrooms

Bringing Animal-Assisted Interventions into Autistic Classrooms | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Animal-assisted interventions have begun to gain recognition as viable and acceptable alternative therapy approaches for a variety of psychological conditions. Elderly people who experience isolation and loneliness benefit greatly when they get a pet. Likewise, equine therapy has been shown to greatly improve emotional expression in some people unable to exhibit their feelings through more traditional forms of treatment. Other research has demonstrated that bringing a family pet into the home of an autistic child increases their willingness to communicate and interact with the animal and family members. But to date, no research has assessed how children with autism (ASD) react when animals are present in the classroom setting.

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This article supports the theory that individuals on the Autism Spectrum benefit from engagement with animals, citing that animals create a non-threatening environment and may provide a highly powerful stimulus for social contexts in children with Autism Spectrum.  Teaching children with Autism to ‘play’ has been identified as significant in the practices of early childhood intervention programs.

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Statewide registry for convicted animal abusers gets mixed reviews in Genesee

Statewide registry for convicted animal abusers gets mixed reviews in Genesee | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A registry of convicted animal abusers is only helpful if authorities are actually doing arrests and convictions against animal abusers. Too often, these cases slip through the cracks . . .Earlier this month, state Reps. Paul Muxlox and Harvey Santana introduced a bill that would create a sex offender-type registry for anyone convicted of animal abuse.

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CBA, Law School Bring Together Professionals To Explore Effects Of Animal Cruelty

CBA, Law School Bring Together Professionals To Explore Effects Of Animal Cruelty | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Animal cruelty statutes have been in the books for centuries now. And while society has become progressively more supportive of animal rights, some attorneys say the issue is more far-reaching than many people realize. And so the Animal Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association has teamed up with the University of Connecticut School of Law to educate a wide range of officials on cruelty issues and the link between animal cruelty and human violence. These topics will be discussed at a seminar scheduled for Friday, May 3 on the law school's Hartford campus.

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Dogs can experience separation anxiety and depression just like humans

Dogs can experience separation anxiety and depression just like humans | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

According to Stanley Coren, author of "Do Dogs Dream?" and professor emeritus of psychology at the University of British Columbia, diagnosing anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses in dogs isn't unusual because they share a similar neurochemistry to humans.

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