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Challenging Assumptions About Dogs and First Nations

First Nations communities across the country are struggling with dog issues, but we are seeing some of them working to address them and find their own solutions. Bias and assumption are hard to crack—but so are the issues that our First Nations peoples are facing.

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Favorite Video Friday: Why TNR is better than trap and kill

Favorite Video Friday: Why TNR is better than trap and kill | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
This video helps explain why Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) programs are a better solution for reducing feral cat populations than the trap and kill method. TNR has proven to be the only long-term solution to humanely control free-roaming cat populations.
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The Week's Most Bizarre Interactions Between Humans and Wild Animals

The Week's Most Bizarre Interactions Between Humans and Wild Animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

An alligator in Florida clamped its jaws around the arm of a six-year-old boy, but let go after the boy's father punched the animal in the face many times.

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The Healing Power of Animals – Heartwarming Examples

The Healing Power of Animals – Heartwarming Examples | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Animals and humans share a deep connection that is strengthened in times of great emotional and physical distress. Nowhere is this phenomenon more apparent than when one witnesses the touching interactions that occur between animals and aging adults.

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High public concern for human rights – but UK among countries where animal rights seen as more important

High public concern for human rights – but UK among countries where animal rights seen as more important | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Across the world both human and animal rights movements remain popular, with millions around the world joining advocacy and campaigning groups. Activists may sometimes find themselves on the wrong side of public opinion, such as when animal rights activists target the life sciences industry, or when the legal battles of criminals and terrorists are protracted, alienating the general population. But public support for the rights agenda nonetheless remains high.
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Uncertain future for bill banning ownership of "exotic" animals

Uncertain future for bill banning ownership of "exotic" animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A new bill going through the State House would ban the ownerships, trading, or breeding of dozens of exotic animals from bears and lions to boa constrictors. Since introducing the Dangerous Wild Animal Act into the legislature last week, small business owners and exotic animal lovers have united to let their representatives know any animal -- not just the exotic species they own -- can be dangerous.

 

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Demand That Harvard Medical Send Primate Test-Subjects to Sanctuaries

Demand That Harvard Medical Send Primate Test-Subjects to Sanctuaries | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Sanctuary owners have noted that there is plenty of room for new primate occupants in their facilities, so there is no excuse for Harvard to not send their animals to a safe home.

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Medical Marijuana for Pets

Medical Marijuana for Pets | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Medical marijuana (also known as THC) for pets makes perfect sense to me. California veterinarian Dr. Doug Kramer is seeking to have medical marijuana legalized for pets.

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Animal rights protesters out in force - Cherwell Online

Animal rights protesters out in force - Cherwell Online | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Frank Macpherson and Patrick Beardmore report from one of the largest protest against Oxford University's laboratories in several years.

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Success! Animal Cruelty is Finally a Felony in North Dakota

Success! Animal Cruelty is Finally a  Felony in North Dakota | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
S.B. 2211 establishes first-offense felony penalties for malicious acts of cruelty toward all animals and third-offense felony penalties for repeat offenders of lesser acts of abuse (Success!
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'Address animal cruelty at all levels of society' - The Borneo Post

'Address animal cruelty at all levels of society' - The Borneo Post | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The issue of animal cruelty must be addressed at all levels of society in order to create better awareness among the people. Speaking at the Fun-D Night cum installation ceremony of ‘Zero Strays’ here on Tuesday, political secretary to Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water Datuk Sebastian Ting called upon all members of society here to work closely with the newly founded association ‘Zero Strays’ in turning this resort city into a vibrant, animal-friendly one.

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It's all about the animals for Jack Hanna - Charleston Gazette

It's all about the animals for Jack Hanna - Charleston Gazette | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
It's all about the animals for Jack Hanna
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Well maybe a little. "I never did great in school, but I was always good with animals." Hanna and his animals have cut a swath through popular culture for the last 30-plus years.
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Interview: Animal welfare important to human health: Scottish expert - Nzweek

Interview: Animal welfare important to human health: Scottish expert - Nzweek | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Animal welfare is important “not just to the animal, but also to economics, human health, human well-being, and also environmental situations such as water quality and so on,” Natalie Waran, professor of animal welfare education at the University of Edinburgh, told Xinhua in an exclusive interview on Wednesday..
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MND to raise animal welfare standards

MND to raise animal welfare standards | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Singapore: The Ministry of National Development (MND) has accepted all 24 recommendations proposed by the Animal Welfare Legislation Review Committee (AWLRC). The ministry said it would partner with the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) to work out detailed implementation plans and roll out the recommendations in phases.

 

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Behaving like animals: The Bonobo and the Atheist

Behaving like animals: The Bonobo and the Atheist | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Is human nature a beast that needs to be tamed? Should we "throw out Darwinism in our social and political lives"? Or are we naturally altruistic, empathetic and moral? In Frans De Waal's new book, The Bonobo and the Atheist, he takes on the thinkers who believe that morality has to be imposed on our brutish natures and catalogues the growing evidence that disproves them.

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Strongest Evidence of Animal Culture Seen in Monkeys and Whales

Strongest Evidence of Animal Culture Seen in Monkeys and Whales | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Until fairly recently, many scientists thought that only humans had culture, but that idea is now being crushed by an avalanche of recent research with animals. Two new studies in monkeys and whales take the work further, showing how new cultural traditions can be formed and how conformity might help a species survive and prosper. The findings may also help researchers distinguish the differences between animal and human cultures.
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Activists pounce on Nebraska animal-abuse bill

Animal rights advocates are urging Nebraska lawmakers to reject a measure backed by meat producers that would require incidents of animal abuse to be reported within 24 hours of taking place, saying it would cripple their ability to document patterns of abuse.
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Bangor animal control officer retiring after rescuing boas, bulls and harbor seals

Pat Pinkham stands about 5 feet tall. She has a pronounced limp that she’s had her entire 63 years of life. Don’t let any of that fool you. By any measure Pat Pinkham is probably one of the toughest folks in town — and also one of the most devoted and tender. Pinkham has served as Bangor’s only Animal Control Officer for the past 30 years, and earlier this week announced her plan to retire at the end of the summer. She’s the first to say, with a bit of stubborn pride, that there are some folks in the city who will be glad to see her go. That doesn’t seem to bother her much. “I’ve had quite a few people complain about me,” she admitted during an interview at the Bangor Humane Society this week. “But as my boss once said, ‘I hired her because she’s good with animals, not people.’”

 

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A great loss to the animals. Happy retirement!

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Cruelty to farm animals demands exposure

Cruelty to farm animals demands exposure | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

SO GUT-WRENCHING are the images — cows being shocked, turkeys being stomped, horses being burned with chemicals, piglets kicked like soccer balls — that the videos recorded by animal rights organizations at factory farms are almost impossible to watch. That, though, has helped make them effective tools in the fight against illegal and cruel treatment of farm animals. It’s alarming that a number of states have bowed to pressure from agribusiness and enacted laws to criminalize this useful undercover work.

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Jocelyn Stoller's curator insight, April 28, 2013 5:24 PM

This site does not usually curate info on animal cruelty (because the focus here is on the wonders of animal cognitive and social capacities and interactions).


This is a reminder of the horrors that must be addressed by policy changes on a broad scale. How animals are treated is an essential indicator of the state of a society's decency, maturity, healthiness and worth.

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Have a CARE: New Manchester animal rights group offers different approach

Have a CARE: New Manchester animal rights group offers different approach | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A Manchester animal rights group are offering a different approach to raising public awareness on animal testing in a bid to put an end to it altogether. Formed seven weeks ago in response to growing concerns over the use of animals for scientific experimentation, Cease Animal Research Experiments (CARE) aims to educate the general public, rather than specific groups.

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Animal rights activist protest Princeton University primate laboratory - The Times of Trenton - NJ.com

Animal rights activist protest Princeton University primate laboratory - The Times of Trenton - NJ.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Marianne Bessey, coordinating the event for Animal ACTivists of Philly, said the university should follow the path of Harvard University, which announced this week that it would phase out primate research. “We’re here raising awareness about the waste of money in general spent experimenting on animals,” Bessey said. “Billions of our taxpayer money every year goes toward it, and a lot of it is very repetitive research to keep people in jobs and get grant money for the university.”

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Animal rights group fighting to free orca

A small victory has been scored by animal rights organizations fighting to free Lolita, a member of the endangered southern resident killer whales.

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Humans that harm animals should be held accountable - The Guardian

Humans that harm animals should be held accountable - The Guardian | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
We are quick to rush to judgments when animals attack, but slow to see animals as victims of the attacks they suffer. Relationships bring obligations with them. It is time we follow through on our obligations to companion animals. Our humanity depends on it.
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Phoenix animal welfare groups put $6 million toward finding homes for pets - Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix animal welfare groups put $6 million toward finding homes for pets - Phoenix Business Journal | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Phoenix animal welfare groups put $6 million toward finding homes for pets
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There are 90,000 animals that end up in shelters annually, according to Judith Gardner, CEO of the Arizona Animal Welfare League.
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The definition of empathy

An incredible & awesome video that shows that animals often possess more empathy and feelings than man.
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Amen.

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