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PHOTOS: Over 100 Top Animal Pictures Of The Year

PHOTOS: Over 100 Top Animal Pictures Of The Year | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
There were so many captivating animal photos taken in 2012 that it's hard to choose the best. In the gallery below, find some of the top animal pictures from our weekly animal photos collection.
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Cosmetic tail docking is outlawed

Cosmetic tail docking is outlawed | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A new law against tail docking for cosmetic reasons has come into effect in Northern Ireland.

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Britains Got Talent 2011 Olivia Binfield

RT @HSchwende: Out of the mouths of babes! Britains Got Talent 2011 Olivia Binfield: on animal welfare http://t.co/dy53Zsi1 Amazing little girl!
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The future of our planet's animals lie with our youngest advocates . . . like this one. Great job Olivia! Good luck in all your future endeavours!

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Animal Science: Can Pet Dogs Tell Time Like Humans? | Global Animal

Animal Science: Can Pet Dogs Tell Time Like Humans? | Global Animal | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
(PETS) Your dog knows when it's time to eat, time to sleep, or time to play. But can dogs actually tell time? Do dogs know what time it is?
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The Extinction Crisis

Our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals: Humans are the cause.

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Good News For Pets: Bitter Agent Added to Antifreeze Sold in the US

Good News For Pets: Bitter Agent Added to Antifreeze Sold in the US | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Antifreeze and Engine Coolant Being Bittered Nationwide as Industry agrees to voluntarily take steps to protect pets, wildlife and children..
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Five Reasons Why Meat-Eating Cannot Be Considered a 'Personal Choice'

Five Reasons Why Meat-Eating Cannot Be Considered a 'Personal Choice' | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
In my quest to understand and deconstruct the argument that meat eating is a personal choice, I have identified here five main reasons why it is illogical and ethically problematic to justify meat eating on the basis of personal choice for some of...
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Mice to Men: The Use of Animals in Experimental Psychology | Watch Documentary Free Online

Mice to Men: The Use of Animals in Experimental Psychology | Watch Documentary Free Online | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Documentary about non-human animal testing for experimental human psychology and why it is not useful. With commentaries by Donald Barnes (Phychologist), Murry Cohen, MD (Psychiatrist, Former Medical...
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PHOTOS: 30 Animal Parents With Their Babies Will Make Your Day Better

PHOTOS: 30 Animal Parents With Their Babies Will Make Your Day Better | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Like humans, many animal parents look after their offspring with tender care, giving them hugs and keeping a close eye on their little ones.
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New battery hen cages banned

New battery hen cages will be banned and existing cages phased out over the next decade under a new welfare code in effect from tomorrow. (Some good animal rights news for once!
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Should Animals Be Used To Test "Party Pills"?

Should Animals Be Used To Test "Party Pills"? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
New Zealand is considering if psychoactive drugs should be tested on animals. I hope New Zealanders will decide that nonhumans should not be used in research on party pills. This would set a nice precedent for other countries to follow.
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Puppies are not Stocking Stuffers, Tips for a Safe Holiday Season with Your Dog

Puppies are not Stocking Stuffers, Tips for a Safe Holiday Season with Your Dog | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The holidays are a fun and happy time, but they are also extremely hectic. One family member that can get lost in the hustle and bustle is the dog.

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L.A. City Council May Ban Elephants in Circuses and Use of Bullhooks - Opposing Views

L.A. City Council May Ban Elephants in Circuses and Use of Bullhooks - Opposing Views | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The Los Angeles City Council could soon approve a proposal that would make the use of elephants in such circuses as Barnum & Bailey and Ringling Bros. a thing of the past in the city, if the Council adopts the November 20 recommendation of its Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee. The proposed measure is contained in a letter dated November 1, 2012, to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, by L.A. Animal Services General Manager Brenda Barnette, providing seven options to regulate the use of elephants in circuses and other traveling circus shows within the City.

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War On Animals - Living life without torture and selfishness

War On Animals - Living life without torture and selfishness | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The main excuse for attempting to justify animal testing is the belief that animals are inferior to us.  Assuming that they are inferior because of “simple emotion” as Temple calls it, what difference is there between testing an animal or a child?  This is where our speciesism comes into play.  We continue to put our own well-being before that of another species – why is this?  How is speciesism any different than racism?

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Brian May named PETA's Person of the Year for badger activism

Brian May named PETA's Person of the Year for badger activism | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The Queen guitarist formed the animal protection group Team Badger (RT @QueenWillRock: Brian May has been named animal welfare charity PETA UK's Person of the Year for his efforts to help stop the...
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Shooting of Four Workers at Slaughterhouse and the Connection between Violence to Animals and Humans

Shooting of Four Workers at Slaughterhouse and the Connection between Violence to Animals and Humans | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Considerable academic research supports the connection between slaughterhouse work and human-on-human violence. Amy Fitzgerald, a criminologist at the University of Windsor, has demonstrated a causative correlation between the presence of a slaughterhouse in a neighborhood and an increase in the local crime rate.

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Animal Friends Gives Pets a Second Chance at Life

Animal Friends Gives Pets a Second Chance at Life | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
For the past 16 years, Animal Friends’ annual New Year’s Eve Rescue has been a Pittsburgh tradition and a last-chance lifeline for pets.
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Can you spot the 'invisible animal'? Incredible images show nature's disappearing act when predators are near

Can you spot the 'invisible animal'? Incredible images show nature's disappearing act when predators are near | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Whether hunters or the hunted, these cunning animals are all masters of disguise that can fool even the most beady-eyed passer by into believing they are not there.
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Truths Self-Evident: Lincoln and the Rights of Animals

Truths Self-Evident: Lincoln and the Rights of Animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The slavery of humans in our country eventually met the tide of freedom with a strong embrace. It did end. So too will the shackles of animal cruelty meet the coming era of compassion and the legal tide of rights, respect, and protection. We must keep that day in our sights, believe in it, and continue the struggle towards it..
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ASPCA Urges Consumers Not To Buy Into Puppy Mill Cruelty This Holiday Season

ASPCA Urges Consumers Not To Buy Into Puppy Mill Cruelty This Holiday Season | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"Consumers who purchase a puppy from a pet store or website run the risk of taking home an unhealthy puppy in addition to the likelihood of supporting a cruel industry," Menkin added. "We urge anyone looking for a new pet this holiday season to adopt a loving animal from a shelter so that the puppy mill industry becomes unsustainable.".

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Do you know the truth about dairy cow welfare?

Do you know the truth about dairy cow welfare? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
I’ve just seen Compassion in World Farming’s shocking dairy investigation, which shows that Europe’s 23 million dairy cows are in desperate need of legislation that protects their welfare.
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New Safe Stalls program launched

New Safe Stalls program launched | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A nationwide program places neglected, abused horses into rehabilitation and training programs to become someone's forever companion.
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Growing animal rescue group is work of teen actor - Sonoma Pets

Growing animal rescue group is work of teen actor - Sonoma Pets | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES — The person behind one of the country's fastest-growing animal rescues can't even vote yet. And neither can most of the people leading its 10 chapters. In this Nov. 16, 2012, photo, Lou Wegner, the founder ...
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Elephants In Zoos Don't Do Well

Elephants In Zoos Don't Do Well | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A recent fact filled report shows elephants in American zoos are truly dying out. Infant mortality for elephants in zoos is almost three times the rate in the wild.
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Polish government to reinstate religious animal slaughter after court ...

Polish government to reinstate religious animal slaughter after court ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
One week after a Polish constitutional court banned the ritual slaughter of animals, Stanislaw Kalemba, the minister of agriculture, has announced a change in legislation to reinstate the practice, which is used by some of Poland’s religious communities.
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