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Encouraging empathy and compassion for other sentient beings through education and information.
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Thoughtful Birds In Action: Bird Brains Are Highly Evolved

Thoughtful Birds In Action: Bird Brains Are Highly Evolved | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"Watch this awesome video about how birds solve novel problems in the wild. What I also liked about this video are the extremely clear explanations given by the scientists who are interviewed. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did because many of us will never have the opportunity or good fortune to see these animals in the wild."

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Can good people neglect their pets? | Animals Matter

Can good people neglect their pets? | Animals Matter | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

We have to educate people when we can so that they are better informed about caring for animals. Humane education helps provide a compassionate foundation for our youth and it may help turn some adults around who honestly just didn’t know any better.

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Animals Help Children Overcome Challenges | Child Mind Institute

Animals Help Children Overcome Challenges | Child Mind Institute | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Therapists are finding new and inventive ways to use animals to calm, motivate and teach kids with developmental and psychiatric issues. From dogs to horses, they help children acquire skills and build confidence.
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2013 Love & Compassion: Week 1

THE INTRODUCTION -- www.ElaineHendrix.com "In 2013, I'm committed to posting one new video a week that highlights various animal issues. Please join me in the.."

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Rats Not Only Show Compassion But Arguably More Than Some Humans in Unprecedented New Study

Rats Not Only Show Compassion But Arguably More Than Some Humans in Unprecedented New Study | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
In the first study of its kind, researchers at the University of Chicago show that rats engage in empathy-driven behavior, helping to free a trapped cagemate for no reward other than relieving its fellow rat's distress.
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Animal Attraction: Federal Court Ruling Upholds California Law Banning Shark Fins

Animal Attraction:  Federal Court Ruling Upholds California Law Banning Shark Fins | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation and the Asian Pacific Ocean Harmony Alliance join The Humane Society of the United States in applauding a San Francisco federal court’s ruling to uphold legislation prohibiting the sale, trade and possession of shark fins in California. This landmark legislation will eliminate the local market for shark fins in California as of July 1 and end the state’s role in facilitating the cruel and wasteful practice of shark finning.

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Extending the Arm of Compassion | Pet Hooligans

Extending the Arm of Compassion | Pet Hooligans | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
If you consider yourself to be an animal lover, why not share the love with all animals of this world? Did you know that pigs are as intelligent as dogs, and they can actually learn to sit, follow, and roll over in just the same way as dogs can. They also learn their names and come when they care called. Sheep are clever enough to remember the individual faces of every other sheep in their flock, and will remember these individual flock members even after two years of being separated. All of the animals on this earth deserve to be treated with the same love and affection as our beloved pets, and if we can share the love beyond the boundaries of our homes, the world will be a much more beautiful place..
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Tell the AVMA Devocalization is Mutilation | Care2 Causes

Tell the AVMA Devocalization is Mutilation | Care2 Causes | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

It's only good for people according to Dr. Nicholas Dodman, a professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and renowned animal behaviorist. Regardless of how it’s done, or who does it, this procedure can cause a host of other medical problems ranging from difficulty breathing and susceptibility to aspiration pneumonia to gagging and death. This type of quick fix also does nothing to encourage responsible pet ownership and is an easy way out of working on behavior modification.

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5 reasons to adopt a pet, rather than buy one

5 reasons to adopt a pet, rather than buy one | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

“It’s a shame that we have millions of cats and dogs that sit in shelters waiting for a family and yet people are heading off to breeders to find their family pet,” explains Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping animals in need. “There are just so many good reasons to adopt your next pet, rather than shell out a bunch of money to buy one.”

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Good News For and About Animals As We Begin 2013

Good News For and About Animals As We Begin 2013 | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

It's a pleasure to write a positive essay about the amazing nonhuman beings (animals) with whom we share our magnificent planet. It's a great way to bring in the New Year and to celebrate good deeds performed by many many people around the world who work selflessly to protect other animals and their homes.

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The Most Important Dog Files Post Of The Year: Dog Files Opinion

The Most Important Dog Files Post Of The Year: Dog Files Opinion | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

If you’ve been on the sidelines of animal welfare, seeing and reading what’s going on but that’s about it, 2013 would be a great year for you to help out. Many people start and stop by donating money, but there is so much more you can do to help.

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Finding Trust with Animals

Finding Trust with Animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Have you considered if there was a greater harmony that existed before the population of humans and its food consumption increased?

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Watch our 6 best animal welfare moments – 2012 edition

Watch our 6 best animal welfare moments – 2012 edition | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
As 2012 comes to an end, and the scale of the work we have ahead sinks in, this highlight video produced by our communications staff gives me such hope.
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Daily Kibble announces “26 Acts of Kindness” to Share the Love!

Daily Kibble announces “26 Acts of Kindness” to Share the Love! | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The tragedy that occurred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut hit people hard. In response, Daily Kibble is announcing 26 Acts of Kindness, a contest featuring 26 fabulous prizes plus a bonus charity donation, over a 26 day period starting on January 28 and ending on February 22.
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Finding Your Purpose in Life with the Help of Your Animal Companion

Finding Your Purpose in Life with the Help of Your Animal Companion | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

This video was created by Judy Fridono, pet parent of Surf Dog Riccochet. In the description, she states, "Animals come into our lives to teach us powerful life lessons. The secret is listening with your heart. They will guide you to your life purpose as they impart their wisdom upon you with no words needed, in a language left unspoken."

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Animal Kindness: Bonobos Forego Food To Give To Strangers

Animal Kindness: Bonobos Forego Food To Give To Strangers | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Bonobos share food with strangers and give up a meal as long as there are social benefits, but also will help others get food even when there are no social perks.
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US airline halts transport of monkeys for lab tests

US airline halts transport of monkeys for lab tests | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
United Airlines, responding to an email from AFP, confirmed that it would no longer transport what it called "non-human primates" to or from medical labs in the United States or abroad.
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Boy’s Donation to Animal Shelter Inspires Others to Give

Boy’s Donation to Animal Shelter Inspires Others to Give | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
For the most part, kids do not have a lot of money at their disposal. Most of the cash they get comes from birthday gifts, an allowance, or chores and odd jobs. So it's understandable that any funds they accumulate are precious to them.
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Horses used on HBO series Luck were drugged, underweight and sick, says animal rights activist

Horses used on HBO series Luck were drugged, underweight and sick, says animal rights activist | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Animal rights worker Barbara Casey, who worked on the show, has filed a lawsuit claiming she was wrongfully fired for complaining about the conditions horses faced.
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College student's turtle project takes dark twist - Fox 43 TV

Clemson University student Nathan Weaver set out to determine how to help turtles cross the road. He ended up getting a glimpse into the dark souls of some humans.
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5 Reasons to be Hopeful at the Start of 2013

5 Reasons to be Hopeful at the Start of 2013 | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The world presents us with ample evidence to be deeply pessimistic. Here are five reasons to keep fighting the good fight. It pays off. It may not seem like it, but it does.

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CANADA: Primate approvals - Xperedon Charity News

CANADA: Primate approvals - Xperedon Charity News | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A trio of Canadian animal welfare organisations are celebrating the New Year news that a leading Canadian airline can refuse shipments of primates for lab research purposes.

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Lisa Lunghofer: Exploring the Wonders of the Human-Animal Bond - Towncourier

Lisa Lunghofer: Exploring the Wonders of the Human-Animal Bond - Towncourier | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Lisa Lunghofer is moved to creativity and propelled to action by the pain of others. She is a champion of people and animals who have been abused. And in her work, Lunghofer will continue to uncover the miracles to be found at both ends of what she calls the “human-animal bond.”

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Animal Welfare: How Canada Treated Animals In 2012 - Huffington Post Canada

Animal Welfare: How Canada Treated Animals In 2012 - Huffington Post Canada | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
If, as Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated,” how does Canada stack up? Our record isn't perfect, but strides are being taken to improve the rights of our animals..
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Some Good News and Some Victories for Animals in 2012

Some Good News and Some Victories for Animals in 2012 | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

This is a listing of good news/victories that were posted in our all-creatures.org 2012 weekly eNewsletters. Use this list to honor animal activism, to congratulate yourself for your contribution, and to inspire you to do even MORE for animals in 2013.

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