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Putting Animals Back in the Animal Welfare Act - Animal Legal Defense Fund

Putting Animals Back in the Animal Welfare Act - Animal Legal Defense Fund | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Decades ago, when the federal Animal Welfare Act was passed through Congress, its aim was simply to protect animals. But the law now fails to protect about 95 percent of the animals it was meant to cover.
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Chimps And Humans Share Sense Of Fair Play - Sky News

Chimps And Humans Share Sense Of Fair Play - Sky News | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"We've concluded that chimpanzees not only get very close to the human sense of fairness, but the animals may actually have exactly the same preferences as our own species."

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Video: Children Raised on Farms Develop Better Immune Systems

Research shows exposure to animals and other aspects of farm life are good for health. (Growing up with animals not only makes children happier, but healthier too! Kids who grow up on farms and around...
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Introduction to Animal Rights - David Sztybel

Philosopher David Sztybel delivers the first lecture in the course Introduction to Animal Rights.
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October Project - The Book of Rounds - Home

The comfort in the feeling of home is not unique to humans. Images of baby animals alone and with their mothers accompany the poignant lyric for "Home," from... 

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Stunning Video Features Beautiful Moments Between Humans and Animals

Stunning Video Features Beautiful Moments Between Humans and Animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Ashes and Snow is a gorgeous, artistic short film with a dreamlike quality that highlights the connection between humans and fellow animals.
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Do Farm Animals and Humans Have Anything in Common?

Do Farm Animals and Humans Have Anything in Common? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
When our backs are against the wall, our fear and anxiety, our terrified, panic-stricken reaction, are just the same. How must animals feel when they are rounded up for slaughter and rushed up ramps onto lorries?
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The Superior Human? - Full movie - 2012 documentary/film

"The Superior human?" (March 2012) is the first documentary to systematically challenge the common human belief that humans are superior to other life forms. The documentary reveals the absurdity of this belief while exploding human bias.

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Study: Americans Eating Less Pork Due to Animal Welfare Concerns - MFA Blog

Study: Americans Eating Less Pork Due to Animal Welfare Concerns - MFA Blog | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
According to a study at Purdue University, 14 percent of American consumers have cut their pork consumption by more than half in the last three years because of heightened awareness of animal welfare issues.
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Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act | Animal Welfare Institute

Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act | Animal Welfare Institute | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
While Military Working Dogs are now eligible for adoption, they are entitled to no more consideration than equipment when it comes to returning them to a home base.
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» How to teach your child ‘Compassion for Animals’

» How to teach your child ‘Compassion for Animals’ | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

According to the National PTA Congress, “Children trained to extend justice, kindness, and mercy to animals become more just, kind, and considerate in their relations to each other. Character training along these lines will result in men and women of broader sympathies; more humane, more lawabiding, in every respect more valuable citizens.”

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Heartwarming tales of animal friendship

Heartwarming tales of animal friendship | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
View the Heartwarming tales of animal friendship photo gallery on Yahoo! News. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries.
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Wildlife not protected from torture under new animal welfare laws ...

Wildlife not protected from torture under new animal welfare laws ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Finally after years of campaigning Thailand may finally have an animal welfare law, a law that will prevent cruelty towards animals. 'GREAT!' you may say, but is it really great? It could be, apart from one tiny detail, this law will ...
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Neuroscientists Declare Animals Have Consciousness

Neuroscientists Declare Animals Have Consciousness | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"In the end, animals do not belong to us, and maintaining the light of consciousness throughout our planet may be more noble than sacrificing it for one's own pleasure."

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200 Million Animals - Catskill Animal Sanctuary

200 Million Animals - Catskill Animal Sanctuary | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Farm Animal Rights Movement reports that the number of land animals raised and killed for food in the US dropped by 200 million in 2011 compared to 2010, and that the projections for 2012 look even better!
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Rats to the Rescue: Empathy Research at University of Chicago

The scientific term is “prosocial behavior,” which encompasses anything done for another’s benefit. We see it every day in the human world: a teenager helping his grandmother across the street, volunteers serving meals at a soup kitchen, human-rights advocates speaking out against torture. For us, it’s often motivated by empathy, that emotional tug of someone else’s distress. Rats may not be so different.

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Rare marsupials found fat and happy in new home

Rare marsupials found fat and happy in new home | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A rare marsupial that had disappeared from Australia's mainland is thriving near Canberra, with reports the population is fat and happy.

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"My Dog Feels My Pain": Compelling Stories and the Science

"My Dog Feels My Pain": Compelling Stories and the Science | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

There's much more to our close relationship with our best friends than we know. Learn about the science behind the very close reciprocal relationship that has formed between this highly social and compassionate canid and us.

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Caring about animal abuse has a lot to do with human psychology

Caring about animal abuse has a lot to do with human psychology | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Our relationships with other animals are complicated and we still have much to learn about the nature of human-animal interactions, including how they develop and why they vary as much as they do.

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Should Animal Abuse and Child Abuse Penalties be the Same

Should Animal Abuse and Child Abuse Penalties be the Same | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Cast your vote to help resolve this dispute posted on eQuibbly: Mahatma Gandhi said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. If this is true, we have a lot of work to do.
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Proposed Ariz. Laws: No Live Animals as Prizes, 2-Year Ban for Animal Cruelty Conviction

Proposed Ariz. Laws: No Live Animals as Prizes, 2-Year Ban for Animal Cruelty Conviction | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

HB 2072, which is being sponsored by Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, would make it illegal to give away any live animal as a prize in Arizona and would also criminalize using animals as an inducement to attract customers into a business.

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West African lions on verge of extinction, report says

West African lions on verge of extinction, report says | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Conservation group LionAid says as few as 645 lions remain in the wild in western and central Africa. It is known for its vibrant culture, oil wealth and huge human population, but few people associate Nigeria with lions. Now a report says the almost forgotten species of west African lions found in countries such as Nigeria are on the verge of extinction following a decline in recent years.

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Banded mongooses structure monosyllabic sounds in a similar way ...

Banded mongooses structure monosyllabic sounds in a similar way ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Animals are more eloquent than previously assumed. Even the monosyllabic call of the banded mongoose is structured and thus comparable with the vowel and consonant system of human speech. Behavioral biologists from ...
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Colorful New Lizard Identified in Vietnam

Colorful New Lizard Identified in Vietnam | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Scientists have identified a new bright blue lizard hiding in plain sight.

The lizard, found in Vietnam and named Calotes bachae, had long been thought to be another blue lizard species found in Myanmar and Thailand. A combination of genetic analysis and studying the size and scale characteristics of the animals revealed that the lizard belongs to a new species, according to an article in the January issue of the journal Zootaxa.

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