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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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Young Edmonton girl uses Make-a-Wish to help animals in need

Young Edmonton girl uses Make-a-Wish to help animals in need | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A young Edmonton girl living with a chronic illness has chosen to help animals in need over helping herself. Twelve-year-old Sidney is living with chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction syndrome, a rare disorder that severely affects her intestines.

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Activists Announce 'Goddard's Law' to Protect Animals

Activists Announce 'Goddard's Law' to Protect Animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

FOX 8’s Dick Goddard, a longtime supporter of animals, is backing the new legislation that shares his name. The bill is in the works in the Ohio State Legislature and supporters said it would make the punishment fit the crime.

“We’ve gotta do it,” said Goddard. “We gotta hop into the 21st century as far as animal abuse goes, we’ve gotta get it into a felony category and with everybody’s help, by golly we’re gonna do it.” Beichler said the bill has a good chance of becoming law with Dick’s support.

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'Return to the Dark Ages of animal welfare' - Campbell River Mirror

The SPCA notified the community via a letter on its website on Wednesday afternoon that it would be ceasing its operations in Campbell River after 30 years of providing protection for animals. That decision is already having a far-reaching effect on the community.

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Money . . . it's always about money, never about the animals, :(

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Temporary Victory for Animals & Animal Shelter Workers

Temporary Victory for Animals & Animal Shelter Workers | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Your Help Needed on April 8. (SEIU 721). LA City animal shelter workers and concerned community members just won a big victory for homeless animals. We stopped Animal Services General Manager Brenda Barnett from ...
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I can't say it enlugh -- people have power. We just have to USE it!

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Chimps, gorillas and other primates in peril amid illegal trafficking and forest destruction

The multibillion-dollar trade in illegal wildlife _ clandestine trafficking that has driven iconic creatures like the tiger to near-extinction _ is also threatening the survival of great apes, a new...

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FILE - In this July 18, 2012 file photo provided by the Chicago Zoological Society shows Maggie, a Bornean orangutan who lives in Brookfield Zoo’s Tropic World exhibit, relaxing on her 51st birthday in...   (Associated Press)
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You're Eye-to-Eye With a Whale in the Ocean. What Does It See?

You're Eye-to-Eye With a Whale in the Ocean. What Does It See? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A deep dive into how the most intelligent creatures in the ocean perceive their world.

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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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April Fools' Day: Nature's Wildest Masters of Deception

April Fools' Day: Nature's Wildest Masters of Deception | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

April Fools’ Day is when people roll out their best pranks, tricks, and other shenanigans just for the sake of a good laugh. But compared with the tricksters of the animal kingdom, we’re all just amateurs.

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Health dept. plans to hire more dog catchers

Health dept. plans to hire more dog catchers | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Nashville euthanized 78 percent of the 10,290 animals that wound up in the city shelter during its last budget year — including 25 percent of the dogs deemed suitable for adoption. More dogs are likely to end up at the shelter because of a new state law that allows animal control officers to more liberally use tranquilizer guns.

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Senate bill targets cost-of-care recovery from animal cruelty defendants

House Bill 82, known as the Costs of Care of Seized Animals Act, passed the state House of Representatives on Jan. 23. Sponsored by state Rep. Brian L. Ellis, R-11, of Butler County, the bill would let an animal welfare group or a county or municipal official file a petition in the same jurisdiction that the animal cruelty charges were filed seeking reimbursement for costs associated with providing food, water, shelter and medical care.

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Animal doctors and animal shelters battle over new proposal

Animal doctors and animal shelters battle over new proposal | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
“It's a reasonable expectation that a private person taking an animal to a shelter get a standard of care in that shelter,” she told South Carolina Radio Network. “And veterinarians are concerned that is not always happening.” ...
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Maybe I missed it, but just who is doing these surgeries, etc., shelter workers or Vets?

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Origins of human teamwork found in chimpanzees

Origins of human teamwork found in chimpanzees | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Teamwork has been fundamental in humanity's greatest achievements but scientists have found that working together has its evolutionary roots in our nearest primate relatives – chimpanzees.

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SAD: Grieving Dolphin Mom Carries Decaying Calf For Days

SAD: Grieving Dolphin Mom Carries Decaying Calf For Days | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Tourists in search of a dolphin stampede or intimate whale encounter were instead exposed to a rare and tragic marine life tragedy Tuesday when their sight-seeing boat came across a dolphin funeral procession.

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