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Ryan Gosling Fights 'Barbaric Practice'

Ryan Gosling Fights 'Barbaric Practice' | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Animal lovers may have one more reason to love Ryan Gosling. This week, the actor voiced his concern for the welfare of cows in a letter sent to the National Milk Producers Federation. He specifically requested that dairy farmers phase out the "barbaric practice" of "dehorning" calves.

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Animal cruelty bill moves forward - Williston Daily Herald

Animal cruelty bill moves forward - Williston Daily Herald | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Cruelty to animals is one step closer to becoming a Class C felony. The North Dakota House cleared Senate Bill 2211 on Wednesday by a 90-1 vote, with one absent member.

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IFAW calls on Japan to end its cruel whaling for good as fleet returns with lowest catch

IFAW calls on Japan to end its cruel whaling for good as fleet returns with lowest catch | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging Japan to abandon its dying whaling industry as the fleet returns to port with its lowest Antarctic catch since ‘scientific whaling’ began in 1987.
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Animal Planet critter livestreams arrive on Samsung Smart TVs, coming to Roku and Xbox Live

Animal Planet critter livestreams arrive on Samsung Smart TVs, coming to Roku and Xbox Live | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Say goodbye to the passé virtual aquarium. Animal Planet has launched a collection of 11 HD 24/7 Ustream-powered live streams under the banner (Good News Folks.
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What Lies Between Almost Vegan and Vegan?

What Lies Between Almost Vegan and Vegan? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
I meet a lot of people that are very close to being vegan (or at least that’s what they tell me). And I know many people as well that consider themselves mostly vegan in terms of their diet.
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The Birds and the Bees and Their Brains: Size Doesn't Matter

Many current theories relating neuroanatomy and neurophysiology to cognition and behavior were developed a generation or more ago, while much significant research has been done in the past several years. It's clear that many assumptions made about animals and humans are no longer valid..
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Action Alerts from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

Action Alerts from the National Anti-Vivisection Society | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Each week the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) sends out an e-mail alert called “Take Action Thursday,” which tells subscribers about current actions they can take to help animals.
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Online, And Out Of Touch? | The Abolitionist

Online, And Out Of Touch? | The Abolitionist | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
From the example of Egypt, we know that the internet can play a massive role in social changes. So why then do some animal advocates insist that “hiding behind blogs” is somehow less important or successful than traditional street activism?
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Do Animals Need Rights? - A Rendezvous With Maneka Gandhi

Do Animals Need Rights? - A Rendezvous With Maneka Gandhi | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

We live our lives with so much ease, with little consideration for the creatures around us, who make our living system balanced and worth living. Prominent politician, animal rights activist and environmentalist Maneka Gandhi gave the students of LSR a reality check about their lives and exposed such horrific facts about humankind, that forced students to re- think their moral values and the way they view their daily life.

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Eating Animals Gives People Cognitive Dissonance

Eating Animals Gives People Cognitive Dissonance | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
One man's friend is another man's dinner. Is eating meat an emotional problem? Does it cause cognitive dissonance, that is, does it collide with our care for animals in a way that makes us uncomfortable?
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Feral Cats Bill Pits Animal Welfare Advocates Against Conservationalists - WLRN

Feral Cats Bill Pits Animal Welfare Advocates Against Conservationalists - WLRN | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The bill would remove any penalties associated with trapping, neutering, and re-releasing feral cats, or "community cats," into the wild, or the city/suburbs, as is often the case. It would allow "community cat caregivers" to provide food, water, and shelter for feral cats and give veterinarians leeway to participate in trap-neuter-release programs.

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Why The Nonhuman Rights Project Could Be Huge | Tim Zimmermann

Why The Nonhuman Rights Project Could Be Huge | Tim Zimmermann | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

We all have animals we care about, and we all do what we can to defend them. That is important, and makes a difference. But the single most important obstacle to more humane treatment of animals globally is that they have no legal rights. None. Change that, and you put the fight to defend and protect animals onto an entirely new playing field.

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April Fools' Day Animal GIFs To Make You Laugh

April Fools' Day Animal GIFs To Make You Laugh | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

... trickery is upon us, and what could be a better way to celebrate than GIF upon GIF of animals tricking each other? Really, we couldn't think of anything.

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Action Alerts from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

Action Alerts from the National Anti-Vivisection Society | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Each week the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) sends out an e-mail alert called “Take Action Thursday,” which tells subscribers about current actions they can take to help animals.
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Animals inhabit Faulconer Gallery

Animals inhabit Faulconer Gallery | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
It is made up of pieces that are highly diverse in medium, style, age and content, and looks at animals through many lenses, trying to answer the framing questions about human-animal interaction that divide the exhibition into ...
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Beat Keeping in a California Sea Lion (Ronan)

One of our resident sea lions, Ronan, is the first non-human mammal shown able to find and keep the beat with musical stimuli. This challenges earlier evidence from humans and parrots suggesting that complex vocal mimicry is a necessary precondition for flexible rhythmic entrainment.
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PETA kills 90 percent of sheltered animals

Despite PETA's anti-animal cruelty advocacy, the organization itself has killed nearly 90 percent of all the cats and dogs dropped off at its ....
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PBS Series Highlights the Extraordinary Lives and Benefits of Adopting Shelter Pets

PBS Series Highlights the Extraordinary Lives and Benefits of Adopting Shelter Pets | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Via PR Newswire - They become beloved household pets, extraordinary search-and-rescue dogs, and agents of healing and strength.
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Companion Animal Psychology: What about the rabbits?

Companion Animal Psychology: What about the rabbits? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Everyone knows there is a crisis of homeless dogs and cats, but what about rabbits? A recent study by Amelia Cook and Emily McCobb (Tufts University) set out to see how many pet rabbits end up in animal shelters, and what happens once they are there.

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Father Frank Mann's Awakening to Compassion for Animals

Father Mann organized the Tablet Forum's May 10, 2013, NYC premiere of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home, an award-winning documentary about farmers and their change of heart about animals. The Tablet Forum events offer attendees the chance to view films, hear speakers, and participate in discussion of a wide range of topics which foster community and celebrate the potential we each have to make a difference for those most in need. The May 10 film premiere is a free event that is open to the public. Learn more at http://www.tribeofheart.org/tabletforum

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Star Accused of 'Cruelty': Animal Lovers Blast Bieber for Pet Monkey

Star Accused of 'Cruelty': Animal Lovers Blast Bieber for Pet Monkey | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Justin Bieber mustn't be reunited with his baby monkey Mally, which should never have been separated from its mother at such a tender age, German animal rights groups said on Wednesday.
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Under the Surface of Cosmetics: the Cruel World of Vivisection

Under the Surface of Cosmetics: the Cruel World of Vivisection | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Governments, companies, and even charities want us to believe vivisection is absolutely essential to ensure health and safety, as well as for medical research. The truth is that vivisection is lucrative and for this reason alone it continues. It should come as no surprise that its biggest advocates include those who profit from it, as well as companies that supply laboratories with products and services (cages; food; medical supplies etc.).

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Predicting Drug Toxicity in Humans - Genetic Engineering News

“A major challenge of drug safety testing is that preclinical studies with laboratory animals are not always predictive of human safety,” said Albert P. Li, Ph.D., president and CEO of In Vitro ADMET Laboratories. Dr. Li cited the frequent clinical trial failures due to safety concerns with drug candidates that have been chosen based on preclinical animal safety data.

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Holding animal abusers responsible for their victims' care

The financial burdens of caring for animal victims can be devastating to local SPCA’s and humane societies. The impact on the health and welfare of the animals can be even more devastating. Pennsylvania should join 25 other states that give clear guidelines for providing for the cost of caring for the victims of animal cruelty during prosecution as well as a means to obtain expedited release of animal victims

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Study Shows MRSA Transmission from Animals to Humans

Study Shows MRSA Transmission from Animals to Humans | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Congresswoman Slaughter said that "the groundbreaking study was conducted by genetics researchers who analyzed the genomes of MRSA bacteria from patients and their farm animals, and found the samples to be genetically identical".

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