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Vancouver-area auto mall wants to deport its colonies of abandoned pet rabbits

Vancouver-area auto mall wants to deport its colonies of abandoned pet rabbits | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"There are sanctuaries that are local, but the provincial government at this point in time does not want to provide permission for that," Terry said. "They'd rather us round them up and kill them."

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Democracy in honeybees and other animals: What humans can learn from social species.

Democracy in honeybees and other animals: What humans can learn from social species. | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Democratic decision-making is common in nature; humans did not invent democracy. But there is more to the story..
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Has Peta gone too fur?

Has Peta gone too fur? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

In keeping with its agenda of raising awareness by raising hackles, animal rights group Peta has unveiled its latest campaign, which compares a non-depilated female bikini line with wearing fur. Has Peta gone too fur?

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Animal Rights Group Posts New Butterball Turkey Abuse ...

Animal Rights Group Posts New Butterball Turkey Abuse ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

“In its second investigation into Butterball in less than a year, Mercy For Animals has again uncovered abuse and neglect of turkeys at the world’s largest producer of turkey meat, as the nation plans Thanksgiving dinner,” a spokesperson for the group tells WebProNews.

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Futurity.org – With eye-like focus, animals sniff out smells

Futurity.org – With eye-like focus, animals sniff out smells | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Scholars have hypothesized that animals may be able to focus sniffing, just as humans focus their sight to detect a target, like the face of a friend, in a crowd. Humans are also known to be able to adjust their ability to detect ...
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Boardwalk Cats Return to Colonies Following Hurricane Sandy

Boardwalk Cats Return to Colonies Following Hurricane Sandy | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Via PR Newswire - Alley Cat Allies announced yesterday that longtime feral cat residents of Atlantic City's famous boardwalk are returning to their colony ahead of schedule, seemingly healthy and unfazed despite the damage to their home.
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Wildlife Services Trapper Allows Animal Torture

Wildlife Services Trapper Allows Animal Torture | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A growing body of science has found the agency's war against predators, waged to protect livestock and big game, is altering ecosystems in ways that diminish biodiversity, degrade habitat and invite disease. In all, more than 150 species have been killed by mistake by Wildlife Services traps, snares and cyanide poison since 2000, records show. A list could fill a field guide.

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Finally! – Animal Welfare Bill Passed Parliament

Finally! – Animal Welfare Bill Passed Parliament | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A big step in Thailand's Animal Welfare: House of Representative Passed Thailand First Animal Welfare Bill for the First Time in the Country's History!!! Thailand House Representatives voted by common consent 325 to 0 for ...
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Virtual reality 'beaming' technology transforms human-animal communications

Using cutting-edge virtual reality technology, researchers have 'beamed' a person into a rat facility allowing the rat and human to interact with each other on the same scale.
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Promoting Compassionate Cuisine at the Boston Vegetarian Food ...

Last weekend, Mercy For Animals celebrated compassion with over ten thousand vegan and veg-curious visitors from all across the Northeast at the 17th annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival. The two-day event, hosted by ...
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National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week

National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week is the perfect time to help homeless pets waiting for new homes in shelters and with rescue groups across the country by celebrating the places that take care of them.
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Elephant Exploitation for Tourism: From Zoos to Jungle Treks

Elephant Exploitation for Tourism: From Zoos to Jungle Treks | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The ethics of using animals for the amusement of tourists was again called into question recently following an attack on an animal keeper in Taronga Park Zoo in (RT @annikahipple: Here's an animal welfare issue for travelers to be aware of: Elephant...
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Rare Maned Lionesses Are Nature's Bearded Ladies

Rare Maned Lionesses Are Nature's Bearded Ladies | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Photo: Deon De Villiers via News Watch @ National GeographicBotswana‘s Okavango Delta contains some of the world's most unusual big cats. These lions might look like your typical kings of the jungle, but think again: they're actually queens.
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What the Buddha said about Animal Rights

What the Buddha said about Animal Rights | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Among the sentient, there are no second-class citizens. According to Buddhist teaching, human beings do not have a privileged, special place above and beyond that of the rest of life. The world is not a creation specifically for the benefit and pleasure of human beings.

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Animal Welfare Center Uses Weapon To Keep Animals In Homes, Off Streets and Out of Shelters

Indianapolis has a new approach to reducing the city's unwanted pet population.
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Florida animal law attacks Constitutional rights, animal welfare - allvoices

Florida animal law attacks Constitutional rights, animal welfare - allvoices | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A new animal control law was passed on Friday in Hernando County, a suburb of Tampa, Fla., that allows animal control officers to enter private property without a warrant in pursuit of stray animals. It also has provisions that allow dogs and other animals to be shot to death on site by Animal Services officers.

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LankaWeb – The Buddha's Compassion towards Animals

Given the enormity of animals being sacrificed (killed)on two days of hajj festival ( altogether estimated at 100 million animals around the world. In Pakistan alone 10 million animals were killed) our moral conscience do not permit us to remain silent. As Buddhists our sympathies are entirely with the innocent and defenseless animals being killed to help human beings go up the ‘spiritual ladder’.

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Companion Animal Psychology: Social Referencing in Dogs

Companion Animal Psychology: Social Referencing in Dogs | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
When human infants see something they are unsure of, they look to their caregiver to see what their reaction is. This is called social referencing. It has two components: first of all, a look from the object to the caregiver; and second, a reaction to the object (approach or avoidance) that is influenced by the caregiver’s response. This is well established in infants at twelve months of age. Do dogs do the same thing?..
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Animal welfare issues, Not going away, need to come to terms - Midwest Producer

Animal welfare issues, Not going away, need to come to terms - Midwest Producer | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Thomson and Tonsor made it clear that attempts to challenge producers in how animals are treated aren't going to disappear. "There's growing interest by the public that they want to know more," Tonsor said. "I don't see it going away soon. It will be useful if all of us come to terms with that." Social issues are becoming more important to consumers. A Time magazine feature last March involved lab-produced meat. Readers were asked online if they would eat it and they overwhelmed the comment-gathering feature on Time's Internet page.

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7 Shelter Dogs That Saved Lives

7 Shelter Dogs That Saved Lives | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Did you know October is National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month? While the month-long celebration of adopted critters is nearly over, it's never too late to take home a wonderful new dog from your local animal shelter.
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The Staffie restoring the reputation of his breed: First Bull Terrier to become a police sniffer dog

The Staffie restoring the reputation of his breed: First Bull Terrier to become a police sniffer dog | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Former rescue dog Kos, a black and white Staffie, was saved from an uncertain fate in a rescue centre. He was trained by Avon and Somerset Police dog handler PC Lee Webb.
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Help animals affected by Hurricane Sandy | The Conscious Cat

Help animals affected by Hurricane Sandy | The Conscious Cat | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Animal rescue groups across the Mid Atlantic and Northeast are working hard to help animals affected by Hurricane Sandy. While it was heartening to see that we seem to have learned some lessons from Katrina, and that ...
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Elephant Speak: Koshik Mimics Korean

Elephant Speak: Koshik Mimics Korean | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Koshik, a captive Asian male elephant, can say hello, no, sit down, lie down, and good in Korean using his trunk.
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A Great Guide To Taking Your Dog Everywhere

I recently wrote a post about activities and events for your pets and in it I also gave you two good websites for finding restaurants and hotels that were pet friendly.  Well, we have hit the jackpot!
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