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Kids, animals on a community-service track - Arizona Daily Star

Kids, animals on a community-service track - Arizona Daily Star | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Some might say that Jill Prickett has a one-TRAK mind. Prickett is the founder and executive director of Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids (TRAK), a local nonprofit that works to strengthen kids and the community through animal interaction."My two passions are animals and kids, and I am a strong believer in doing for the community," she said.

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RSPCA destroys HALF of the animals that it rescues - yet thousands are ... - Daily Mail

RSPCA destroys HALF of the animals that it rescues - yet thousands are ... - Daily Mail | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The RSPCA destroys nearly half the animals it ‘rescues’ each year, with thousands being put down for non-medical reasons, shocking figures obtained by The Mail on Sunday reveal.The animal-welfare charity destroyed 53,000 animals last year – 44 per cent of those it took in – leading critics to claim that the organisation spends too much time on prosecuting cases of neglect and cruelty and not enough on finding new homes for animals.

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Mexico City Animal Cruelty Cases Can Result In Prison Terms For ...

Mexico City Animal Cruelty Cases Can Result In Prison Terms For ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City lawmakers have approved prison terms for animal cruelty, previously considered a civil offense sanctioned with fines and detentions. The capital's legislative assembly unanimously agreed ...
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Getting Familiar with an Oyster | james-mcwilliams.com

Getting Familiar with an Oyster | james-mcwilliams.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Many people working in animal ethics think of insects as unconscious beings. They laugh at Descartes’s theory of “animal machine”, but they do not reject it insofar as they think it is possible that animals with sense organs, able to perceive and move by themselves, endowed with memory, able learn and to have a complex social life are not sentient.
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Morris: As the new year approaches, time to look forward and backward - San Jose Mercury News

Morris: As the new year approaches, time to look forward and backward - San Jose Mercury News | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
I am an advocate for all animals, but I'm also a journalist, so I try to present all sides of the story and let people make an informed decision. Sometimes the choice is pretty clear, other times not. I don't advocate killing any wildlife, but I believe people need to make their own choices about what they can and can't tolerate in their homes and yards..
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Beautiful photos taken over six years show recovery of animals and the ... - Daily Mail

"It’s a place where I’ve seen love, trust and intuition that equals that of a mother and child; a home where a few humans have come together to save the lives of many precious creatures. My goal is to present the very important relationship and obligation we have to these animals."

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No-kill Delaware County SPCA shelter celebrates a year of rescuing animals - Philadelphia Inquirer

No-kill Delaware County SPCA shelter celebrates a year of rescuing animals - Philadelphia Inquirer | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

This year, adoptions are at an all-time high - 3,087 as of Friday, just shy of a 3,100 goal. Only 137 animals have been put down, Calgiano said. Instead of one veterinarian, the SPCA employs a full-time vet and four part-timers. Public service and education programs have been instituted.

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Humane Society program works with juvenile detention center to stop animal ... - AnnArbor.com

Humane Society program works with juvenile detention center to stop animal ... - AnnArbor.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

“Our goals are to educate, and we want also to rehabilitate too,” Ball said. “We want to show we have animals here that are always compassionate. They don’t judge, they don’t see jumpsuits, and they want to be loved. Our dogs can do that for them and they can do that for our dogs.”

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The Best Heartwarming Animal Stories of 2012

The Best Heartwarming Animal Stories of 2012 | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Some of the most popular stories on the Good News Network in 2012 involved animals. Whether the largest elephant or smallest dog, they always reveal hearts of true compassion and evoke an equally compassionate response in us humans.
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My experience at PCRM's 'Food for Life' teacher training | This Dish Is Veg - Vegan, Animal Rights, Eco-friendly News

My experience at PCRM's 'Food for Life' teacher training | This Dish Is Veg - Vegan, Animal Rights, Eco-friendly News | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
There has NEVER been an easier time to go plant based and with PCRM’s evidence based recipes and research backing me, I am ready to spread the good word to the traditional meat eating Texans all around me. Bring it, cowboy!! I got your Smokey Seitan Roll Up right here!!
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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 welfare: Russia in the forefront

Animal welfare: Russia in the forefront | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Pioneering initiatives in Russia are gaining the increased attention of animal rights groups working towards a more humane world in which cruelty towards animals disappears altogether, whether this be cruelty for fur, cruelty for...
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Israel Supports Animal Rights With Ban Against Cosmetics, Cleaning Materials Testing

Israel Supports Animal Rights With Ban Against Cosmetics, Cleaning Materials Testing | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

As of today, the sale and import of cosmetics and cleaning materials tested on animals will be illegal in Israel. The Israel Health Ministry said it would investigate and prosecute importers who violate the new law.

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Top 10 Posts of 2012

Top 10 Posts of 2012 | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Today marks the third anniversary of Bunny’s Blog.
The blog originally began as an extension of Follow Friday with Bunny highlighting various friends and anipals that she followed on Twitter.
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Human rights v animal rights: seamless expressions of empathy? - On Line opinion

Human rights v animal rights: seamless expressions of empathy? - On Line opinion | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The two causes are not mutually exclusive. We should not be surprised by this. They each flow from the ability to care about the interests of others.

There should not be arbitrary bounds to the empathy we feel for others.

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2012′s biggest victories for animal welfare

2012′s biggest victories for animal welfare | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

2012′s biggest victories for animal welfare. December 30, 2012 By Kurt Willems

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Billings man trains emergency responders in animal rescue - Billings Gazette

Billings man trains emergency responders in animal rescue - Billings Gazette | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Rescue specialist Kim Little normally trains firemen, police and rescue response teams on what to do in the event of disaster. But Little, of Billings, spent most of November some 3,000 miles away, teaching emergency animal rescue.

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From Commodities to Companions

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Karen Smirmaul said that when she opened the Enerekh clinic in 2003, there was only one other veterinary clinic for small animals in the entire city. Now there are more than a dozen. Equally noteworthy, said Smirmaul, is a dramatic shift in Mongolians’ attitude toward animals. “The human-animal bond is really growing here,” she said. “People come into the clinic and say, ‘I have three kids: a boy, a girl, and a dog.’ Ten years ago, nobody said anything like that.”

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Tigers Resurgent in Thailand, India, and Russia As Poachers Surrender Legal Loopholes | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it?

Tigers Resurgent in Thailand, India, and Russia As Poachers Surrender Legal Loopholes | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

As low as 3,200 tigers roam in the wild in 2012, but the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced that the endangered animal is making a comeback in Asia.

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What's Hiding Behind Our Food Labels? Deceit. | Animal Welfare | Andrew Gunther

What's Hiding Behind Our Food Labels? Deceit. | Animal Welfare | Andrew Gunther | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
While you might think you’re buying food that’s better for animals, for the environment, and/or for your health, the sad truth is that many of the terms and claims on meat, milk and eggs actually mean very little. They are used to hide the same old intensive farming systems that have been used for decades, a billion-dollar business that does not have animal welfare on its short list of priorities.
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Why there's no such thing as a good zoo, by Victoria Martindale

Why there's no such thing as a good zoo, by Victoria Martindale | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Insidious mistreatment of the kind that is alleged to have gone on at Twycross Zoo can be hard to detect by the lay visitor. We walk along paths through well maintained grounds to a welcoming reception. Everything appears clean and well kept. The seating is comfortable, the refreshments good and the general ambiance of the place is tasteful and nice. We see only well-fed creatures who appear to be adequately looked after. We go home happy, taken in by all the hype, and our trust in the benevolence of these commercial enterprises remains in tact.
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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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