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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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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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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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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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