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Is it Okay to Sexualize Children for Animal Rights?

Is it Okay to Sexualize Children for Animal Rights? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Everyone knows PETA for their highly sexual, often pornographic adverts against Nonhuman Animal cruelty. Many other advocacy organizations are aware of PETA’s publicity and have started to replicate the nude campaigns. Many would argue that the attention PETA gets is not exactly positive, and PETA itself abides by the motto: “Any attention is good attention.”
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Human-Animal Hybrids: Sick And Twisted Chimeras Are Being ...

Human-Animal Hybrids: Sick And Twisted Chimeras Are Being ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Did you know that scientists all over the globe are creating extremely bizarre human-animal chimeras?  Over the past decade, there have been some absolutely stunning advances in the field of genetic modification. Today, it is literally possible for college students to create new lifeforms in their basements. Unfortunately, laws have not kept pace with these advancements, and in many countries there are very few limits on what scientists are allowed to do. As you will read about below, extremely creepy human-animal hybrids are now being created in laboratories all over the planet. And this is just the stuff that is publicly admitted.

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FROM THE VAULTS: SO YOU THINK YOU ARE HUMAN ...

FROM THE VAULTS: SO YOU THINK YOU ARE HUMAN ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Fernández Armesto shows how historically humans have tried to establish the boundaries of humanity by excluding other animals, other human groups – viewing different races as 'subhuman' – and other hominid species, ...
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'I Am Here': The Dog Advocacy Campaign Video For Strays That ...

'I Am Here': The Dog Advocacy Campaign Video For Strays That ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

First posted in November, the video recently gained traction after Amazing Animal Rescues shared an English-language version on Facebook. The urban intervention initiative is intended to raise awareness about the "reality of life" for the many animals that live on city streets.

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Houston SPCA, Texas A&M Launch Nation's Largest Animal Welfare-Shelter Medicine Program

Houston SPCA, Texas A&M Launch Nation's Largest Animal Welfare-Shelter Medicine Program | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
HOUSTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston SPCA and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences have partnered to create a new program which exposes veterinary students to animal cruelty, neglect and trauma cases involving dogs, cats and other companion animals, horses and donkeys, farm animals, exotic animals and native wildlife..
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Junior zookeepers meet all creatures great and small

Junior zookeepers meet all creatures great and small | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The program provides an opportunity for teens interested in working with animals to get a preview of life with various species. Many of the teens in this summer’s course hope to volunteer and ultimately launch animal-based careers.

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RSPCA fatcat 'rakes in 45% more' than the previous boss - but the charity is spending LESS on animal welfare

RSPCA fatcat 'rakes in 45% more' than the previous boss - but the charity is spending LESS on animal welfare | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Gavin Grant (pictured) was accused of 'brazen greed' at a time when the animal charity's income from donations is falling.
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Number of animal experiments in UK rose in 2012

Number of animal experiments in UK rose in 2012 | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Every year the UK Home Office publishes statistics showing the number of procedures carried out on animals covered by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986; this covers all vertebrate species.
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Irish pig farms probed over animal cruelty claims

Irish pig farms probed over animal cruelty claims | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The Irish government has launched an investigation after Compassion in World Farming raised concerns of neglect and animal cruelty taking place on Irish pig farms.

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Prudent review of animal testing at CU

Prudent review of animal testing at CU | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Public attitudes toward the use of animals in research and classroom experiments have evolved in recent years, as have the alternatives available to instructors and scholars. That's why we were pleased to see the University of Colorado at Boulder recently decide to review its use of frogs, mice and rats in undergraduate labs to see if the practice is really necessary.

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Animal Control Warns About Dangers of 'Craigslist Ads' and 'Pet Flippers'

Animal Control Warns About Dangers of 'Craigslist Ads' and 'Pet Flippers' | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A white Pit Bull puppy, named Duke, will have a permanent limp because of injuries he sustained while a teenage boy kicked and beat him after he was given away on Craigslist. Duke had belonged to a family that ran an ad on Craigslist offering him, “free to a good home.”

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NGOs Join to Fight China's Dog and Cat Meat Industry - Environment News Service

NGOs Join to Fight China's Dog and Cat Meat Industry - Environment News Service | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Animal welfare organizations from across China have agreed to work together against what they term the “criminal and cruel” dog and cat meat industry. Animal protection organizations have formed the Asia Canine Protection Alliance to end the dog meat trade responsible for the slaughter of millions of dogs each year.

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Animal Rights vs. Animal Welfare: Which Side Are You On?

Animal Rights vs. Animal Welfare: Which Side Are You On? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Although often falling on the same side of an argument, there is a fundamental difference between animal rights and animal welfare. But what exactly is it?

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Oregon Humane Society | News | Important Legislature Passes in Oregon

Oregon Humane Society | News | Important Legislature Passes in Oregon | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Oregon Hen Legislation Becomes Model for National Standard (Big News! Oregon passes major animal welfare bill for new legal protection of animals - beware animal offenders!
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This looks great!
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Humans are the only animals that… | Evolving Thoughts

Humans are the only animals that… | Evolving Thoughts | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Every time I write (or someone else writes) that humans are animals, scores of people will rise up in ire, attempting to complete the sentence. We are special, and special in our specialness. As I argued in the last post, ...
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The Sheep Who Jumps for Joy: On the Will to Live in All Animals

The Sheep Who Jumps for Joy: On the Will to Live in All Animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Decades of scientific studies— along with millions of thriving vegans— have irrefutably demonstrated that humans have no biological or nutritional need for animal products. Once we know this, and once we recognize that ...
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PETA kills: The animal-rights group is big on euthanasia

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has been the scourge of those it considers contemptuous of animal rights. Because of its fierce advocacy, PETA has claimed moral pre-eminence among pro-animal groups. But a New York Times report on PETA's refusal to adopt a "no kill" shelter model has tarnished its image.

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Animals with Human Eyes in Australia: a campaign for the RSPCA ...

Animals with Human Eyes in Australia: a campaign for the RSPCA ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Animal cruelty is a problem all around the world, but in Australia, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is doing something about it.
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Native American Dogs Have Surprising Ancestry

Native American Dogs Have Surprising Ancestry | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
(DOGS) The extinction of indigenous American dog breeds has generally been associated with the arrival of Europeans in America. However, new research is challenging this idea. DNA confirms that the original population of native American dogs has...
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Animal abuse more common than is reported

Animal abuse more common than is reported | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

“Kids need to be taught empathy and compassion and all those things, and if they're not getting that at the home it doesn't translate into anything they...

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The science of animal consciousness – Brandon Keim – Aeon

The science of animal consciousness – Brandon Keim – Aeon | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
As Elizabeth Bishop observed in her poem ‘Sandpiper’ (1955): ‘The roaring alongside he takes for granted,/and that every so often the world is bound to shake.’ I wondered what it would be like to be one of them, to run with the flock and feed in the surf, to experience life at their scale and society. Simply put, did they enjoy it? Were they cold? Did they remember their journeys, feel a connection to individuals with whom they’d flown, a concern for compatriots and mates?
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Egg carton labels and animal welfare: Are you being mislead?

Egg carton labels and animal welfare: Are you being mislead? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

As consumers become increasingly aware of the conditions of egg laying hens in factory farms, there has been a movement towards implementing what is perceived as more humane methods.   However, unregulated and misleading claims on egg carton labels may be tricking consumers into buying more expensive eggs that are not necessarily providing a better life for the hens laying them.

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Victory! Colombia Says ‘No Mas’ To Wild Animals In Circuses

Victory! Colombia Says ‘No Mas’ To Wild Animals In Circuses | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Following a six-year public campaign led by Animal Defenders International (ADI), Colombia announced a ban on wild animals in all circuses—traveling or stationary. The Colombian Congress passed Bill 244,2012 after the release of critical evidence of significant animal suffering, including scientific reviews and undercover investigations, collected by investigators from ADI.

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Our good work is being tarnished: PETA hits back at critics - Oneindia

Our good work is being tarnished: PETA hits back at critics - Oneindia | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
"PETA's caseworkers tirelessly rescue homeless animals from environmental dangers, as well as cruelty and neglect. They crawl through sewers, poke through junkyards, climb trees, and dodge traffic in order to reach animals in danger. During floods and storms, they are out saving lives at all hours. PETA even pulled many staff members from their normal jobs in their office to rush to New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina left countless animals without homes, food, or water."
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Children’s media use animals to reinforce ‘racist norms’: researcher

Children’s media use animals to reinforce ‘racist norms’: researcher | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Parents who read their kids stories about happy, human-like animals are exposing their kids to materialism, homophobia and patriarchal norms, a PhD candidate says.

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