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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

From Commodities to Companions | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

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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Shooting of Four Workers at Slaughterhouse and the Connection between Violence to Animals and Humans

Shooting of Four Workers at Slaughterhouse and the Connection between Violence to Animals and Humans | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Considerable academic research supports the connection between slaughterhouse work and human-on-human violence. Amy Fitzgerald, a criminologist at the University of Windsor, has demonstrated a causative correlation between the presence of a slaughterhouse in a neighborhood and an increase in the local crime rate.

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Animal Friends Gives Pets a Second Chance at Life

Animal Friends Gives Pets a Second Chance at Life | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
For the past 16 years, Animal Friends’ annual New Year’s Eve Rescue has been a Pittsburgh tradition and a last-chance lifeline for pets.
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Can you spot the 'invisible animal'? Incredible images show nature's disappearing act when predators are near

Can you spot the 'invisible animal'? Incredible images show nature's disappearing act when predators are near | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Whether hunters or the hunted, these cunning animals are all masters of disguise that can fool even the most beady-eyed passer by into believing they are not there.
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Truths Self-Evident: Lincoln and the Rights of Animals

Truths Self-Evident: Lincoln and the Rights of Animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The slavery of humans in our country eventually met the tide of freedom with a strong embrace. It did end. So too will the shackles of animal cruelty meet the coming era of compassion and the legal tide of rights, respect, and protection. We must keep that day in our sights, believe in it, and continue the struggle towards it..
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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 Science: Can Pet Dogs Tell Time Like Humans? | Global Animal

Animal Science: Can Pet Dogs Tell Time Like Humans? | Global Animal | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
(PETS) Your dog knows when it's time to eat, time to sleep, or time to play. But can dogs actually tell time? Do dogs know what time it is?
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The Extinction Crisis

Our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals: Humans are the cause.

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Good News For Pets: Bitter Agent Added to Antifreeze Sold in the US

Good News For Pets: Bitter Agent Added to Antifreeze Sold in the US | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Antifreeze and Engine Coolant Being Bittered Nationwide as Industry agrees to voluntarily take steps to protect pets, wildlife and children..
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