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Can Documentary Films Be Catalysts For Change? - Huffington Post Canada

Can Documentary Films Be Catalysts For Change? - Huffington Post Canada | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
I have been making documentaries since the mid 90s, exploring international subjects and themes, from musicians to war-affected children, HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa to the Right to Water movement, and my latest film is about animal sentience. I am drawn to change-makers; people who dedicate themselves to building a better world. I'm often asked: Do you really believe in change? And while I acknowledge that it's hard to be hopeful sometimes, I do, undeniably, believe that a better world is always possible.
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Bear bile firm's IPO pullout a boost for animal welfare - South China Morning Post

Bear bile firm's IPO pullout a boost for animal welfare - South China Morning Post | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A nugget of good news for animal welfare groups has emerged from the gloom in Chinese equity markets in recent months.

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BEING VEGAN – Having Vegan Beers with Johnny Depp

It seems that with many beers, wines and spirits the ingredients to make them may not contain any animal products to begin with, but then they use animal products in the finishing...

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Animal-rights advocates sense turning point in chimpanzee research - The Hill (blog)

Animal-rights advocates sense turning point in chimpanzee research - The Hill (blog) | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

In coming weeks, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) will make decisions that could reclassify the way the federal government and private Americans are allowed to use chimps. Animal rights proponents hope the regulators will restrict the apes from being used in commercial and research activities, which they sense as indicative of a larger cultural shift away from animal testing.

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Lions bred to be shot in South Africa's 'canned hunting' industry - video

There are now more captive lions in South Africa than wild ones, and many of these animals are reared specifically to be shot and owned by wealthy tourists from Europe and North America. Patrick Barkham visits a lion-breeding farm in North Eastern Free State, South Africa, to investigate the relationship between the rearing of lions in captivity and the so-called 'canned hunting' industry
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Rodeo Bans “Professional” SLR Cameras — A Swipe at Animal-Rights Crowd?

Rodeo Bans “Professional” SLR Cameras — A Swipe at Animal-Rights Crowd? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

We’re getting more and more accustomed to authorities telling us if and how we can photograph something, so the camera ban enacted for the recent Reno Rodeo isn’t all that surprising. What’s different with this one is the intended target of the ban, which animal-rights activists claim is intended to prevent them from exposing abuses.

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Are Police Officers Sufficiently Animal Orientated?

Are Police Officers Sufficiently Animal Orientated? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
As I understand it, in the USA and all other countries, the standard police force investigate, arrest and charge people who are suspected of having committed criminal acts against an animal. To me that seems less good than the UK system.
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Companion Animal Psychology: Interactions between shelter dogs ...

Companion Animal Psychology: Interactions between shelter dogs ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A new study looks at patterns of communication within group-housed shelter dogs, and the implications for animal welfare.
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Deborah Howard Takes on Puppy Mills and Pet Stores - People Magazine

Deborah Howard Takes on Puppy Mills and Pet Stores - People Magazine | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Deborah Howard was on her way into an Atlanta mall in November 1989 when she passed by a pet shop displaying adorable puppies in the window. After stepping inside for a closer look, she realized what she was seeing wasn't so adorable after all.

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Washington U stops use of live cats for PALS - Examiner.com

Washington U stops use of live cats for PALS - Examiner.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Some may not always agree with PETA's methods, but when their relentless exposure of animal cruelty results in an end to that abuse, we can only applaud, and breathe a small sigh of relief.
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Op-Ed: State-sponsored cruelty to animals in the Russian Federation Special - DigitalJournal.com

Op-Ed: State-sponsored cruelty to animals in the Russian Federation Special - DigitalJournal.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Mikhail Novikov tells about the issue of relentless killings of homeless animals in the Russian Federation and the role of the state in furthering such cruelty.

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Animal-rights groups release report on zoonotic disease - CattleNetwork.com

Animal-rights groups release report on zoonotic disease - CattleNetwork.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and Compassion in World Farming last week released a report titled “Zoonotic diseases, human health and animal welfare,” implicating intensive animal agriculture for outbreaks of human illness..
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ANIMAL RIGHTS Bear bile IPO scrapped after protests from animal rights groups

ANIMAL RIGHTS Bear bile IPO scrapped after protests from animal rights groups | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A maker of bear-bile products withdrew its application for an initial public offering as regulators increased scrutiny of companies seeking listings.

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Are we doing enough to protect animals in rescue organizations? - Rocky View Weekly

Are we doing enough to protect animals in rescue organizations? - Rocky View Weekly | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

With recent news stories about alleged animal neglect at a Southern Alberta animal rescue sanctuary, I can’t help but wonder why rescues organizations aren’t held to stricter standards. Currently, there is no legislation in place specifically for animal rescue organizations and the only “rules” theses places have to follow are from the outdated Animal Protection Act and Animal Protection Regulations.

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Colorado animal-shelter world roiled by new no-kill group - Denver Post

Colorado animal-shelter world roiled by new no-kill group - Denver Post | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Shelter managers will tell you that no-kill is everyone's goal. But they worry about other, unintended, inhumane outcomes. What if shelters become full? Will animals wind up being warehoused until they go "kennel crazy" and beome unadoptable? If an animal is turned away for lack of space, will it wind up in another place more likely to euthanize it? Winograd and no-kill supporters argue that warehousing will not be a problem. Other animal-welfare advocates are not so sure.

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Vegan Takes on Hiking Challenge for Animal Rights | Care2 Healthy ...

Vegan Takes on Hiking Challenge for Animal Rights | Care2 Healthy ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Josh Garret was a big meat-eater up until a year ago. Find out why he went vegan, and how he's trying to break hiking records to spread animal rights awareness.
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Penalties hiked for animal abusers in new measure - Cebu Daily News

Penalties hiked for animal abusers in new measure - Cebu Daily News | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Animal abusers, especially those who make it their business to be cruel to animals in order to turn a profit, could soon find themselves slapped with higher fines and longer jail terms, after Congress approved a stronger animal welfare bill on its last session day.

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Rescue groups serve as first responders for beached sea animals

Rescue groups serve as first responders for beached sea animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
They’re not the Coast Guard, but they do consider themselves first responders of the sea.When a call comes in that a massive humpback whale has washed ashore in East Hampton, an ailing dolphin is found on a sandbar near Jones Beach or a newborn harp seal is separated from its mother, groups like the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation spring into action.
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Top 10 Most Critically Endangered Animals - Top10Zen

Top 10 Most Critically Endangered Animals - Top10Zen | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The world is home to some truly awe-inspiring and beautiful creatures. Sadly however, some of these unique species are threatened by a number of forces such as loss of habitat, poaching and climate change.
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Can Humans Know What Animals Experience? | Tim Zimmermann

Can Humans Know What Animals Experience? | Tim Zimmermann | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A few decades ago the idea of animal consciousness was radical. Today, the idea that animals have emotions, feelings, awareness is an idea that is changing our understanding of the relationship between humans and non-human animals. But Jeff Warren goes on to argue that we can go even further, that we can find points of connection to non-human animal experience.

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Animal Welfare Expert, Dr. Temple Grandin Calls Horse Tripping Abusive - Salem-News.Com

Animal Welfare Expert, Dr. Temple Grandin Calls Horse Tripping Abusive - Salem-News.Com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
World renowned animal welfare expert and critically acclaimed author Temple Grandin, Ph.D., has issued a stinging statement against horse tripping, an event that is held at the Jordan Valley Rodeo in Oregon.
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YourNews: New program pairs veterans with rescue animals - Knoxville News Sentinel

YourNews: New program pairs veterans with rescue animals - Knoxville News Sentinel | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Admiral Veterinary Hospital is helping pair at-risk rescue animals with military veterans through participation in national nonprofit program Pets for Patriots..
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Queen's Brian May joins animal rights protest - gulfnews.com

Queen's Brian May joins animal rights protest - gulfnews.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Protesters dressed as badgers and led by the Queen guitarist Brian May marched through central London on Saturday demanding that the government scrap a plan to cull badgers, aimed at slowing the spread of a cattle disease.
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Animal Welfare Groups Cry Foul over Mass. Livestock Bill - Public News Service

Animal Welfare Groups Cry Foul over Mass. Livestock Bill - Public News Service | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A livestock bill gets a hearing today in Massachusetts and it's drawing the ire of many animal welfare groups. The bill is touted as an act to promote the care and well-being of livestock, but according to Alexis Fox, the state director for the Humane Society of the United States, it's a power grab designed to do away with protections for animals used for food.
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The Unintended Cost of Intensive Modern Farming Might Just Be Our Health - Huffington Post UK

The Unintended Cost of Intensive Modern Farming Might Just Be Our Health - Huffington Post UK | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The report, Zoonotic Diseases, Human Health and Farm Animal Welfare, warns that the tendency to rear animals in confined indoor spaces, using selective breeds and intensive management methods to dramatically increase production to satisfy voracious consumer demand for meat and other animal products is putting human health in serious danger..
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