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Breeding Giant Pandas in Zoos: Is It Really Worth It?

Breeding Giant Pandas in Zoos: Is It Really Worth It? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A 1-week-old giant panda recently died at the National Zoo in Washington. The cub, who was born on Sept. 16, had been conceived through artificial insemination. Since a breeding program began at the zoo in the 1970s, at least six cubs have died, with only one surviving to adulthood.
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Pig Farmers Face Pressure on the Size of the Sty

Pig Farmers Face Pressure on the Size of the Sty | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Some corporate pork buyers are refusing to buy pork derived from farms that use tiny gestation crates, but farmers argue that the crates are for the good of the sow — and consumers.
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Animal rights activists urge Ontario to boost protection - CBC.ca

Animal rights activists urge Ontario to boost protection - CBC.ca | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The star of an Academy Award-winning documentary on dolphin abuse is urging Ontario to enact laws to protect captive animals, including those at Marineland.

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Writing as a Sacred Path: Teaching a Class on Animal Rights

Writing as a Sacred Path: Teaching a Class on Animal Rights | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

This semester, for the first time in my life, I'm teaching a class on animal rights. I should tell them this: Animal advocacy is a lonely life. You discover yourself in a tiny minority. You are often labelled an “extremist” or a “nut.” Your most progressive friends will treat your views with polite detachment, but will not share them. You will spend a lifetime wondering why more people don’t get it.

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'We have a pleasurable interest in the murder of others' – vegan activist ... - The Voice of Russia

'We have a pleasurable interest in the murder of others' – vegan activist ... - The Voice of Russia | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
I think that modern civilization, particularly from the industrial age forward marks the beginning of humanities change from a cell, into a cancer within the global community of species..
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"Professor, Does My Dog Know I'm Blind?" | Psychology Today

"Professor, Does My Dog Know I'm Blind?" | Psychology Today | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Leo's question nagged me for the next couple of weeks. I am not a dog expert but I did meet some first rate dog researchers while writing my book. I decided see how they would answer Leo's question and started firing off e-mails to them. Their responses were more nuanced than I can do justice to in a 1,000 word blog post, but I can give you a sense of their thinking.
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TDIV Q&A: Where do vegans get protein? | This Dish Is Veg - Vegan ...

TDIV Q&A: Where do vegans get protein? | This Dish Is Veg - Vegan ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Anyone who has checked out the physique of Robert Cheeke or other vegan fitness enthusiasts knows (or can at least see) that vegans don’t need to ingest animals to build muscle.This is the most popular question, however, that meat-and-potatoes or chicken-and-rice consumers ask us. Not only do they tend to be unaware of the array of non-animal foods containing protein, but they usually exaggerate how much protein our bodies require..
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Gary L. Francione: Why the Abolitionist Approach is the Only Way - Opposing Views

Gary L. Francione: Why the Abolitionist Approach is the Only Way - Opposing Views | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Why is the general public increasingly open to welfarist and ecological reforms, such as Proposition 2 or endangered species legislation, while remaining implacably resistant to animal rights?.
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The Sentience Mosaic: A Wonderful New Resource

The Sentience Mosaic: A Wonderful New Resource | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The Sentience Mosaic is a unique and interactive platform dedicated to the science of animal sentience. It is a much-needed, most-welcomed, incredibly ambitious, vibrant, and precedent setting resource that deserves close attention.
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Dunkin' Donuts to phase in cage-free eggs, eliminate gestation-crate ...

Dunkin' Donuts to phase in cage-free eggs, eliminate gestation-crate ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
"We're working with our partners at The Humane Society of the United States and our franchisee-owned distribution and purchasing cooperative to source ingredients that meet high animal welfare standards," says Murphy.
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Feds 'Retire' 110 Chimps...By Sending 100 of Them To Another Research Center - Care2.com (blog)

Feds 'Retire' 110 Chimps...By Sending 100 of Them To Another Research Center - Care2.com (blog) | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Last week, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it will permanently retire 110 chimpanzees from the controversial New Iberia Research Centerin Lafayette, La., bringing the U.S. a step closer to ending invasive research on primates.

 

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Dog Rescue Turns Into Criminal Case For New Britain Woman - Hartford Courant

A local animal protection activist faces criminal charges stemming from her work to help an apparently injured and ill dog that she found lying on a street.

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California Bear Blocked From Going To Colorado Sanctuary « CBS ...

California Bear Blocked From Going To Colorado Sanctuary « CBS ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A Colorado wildlife refuge that hopes to house a California black bear known as Meatball has filed a lawsuit to try and overturn a regulation that prohibits wild animals from being kept at sanctuaries.
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ANIMAL WELFARE: Turtle deformed from six-pack plastic ring

ANIMAL WELFARE: Turtle deformed from six-pack plastic ring | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The first video below is a couple of years old, but I’ve just recently discovered it. It shows a turtle that was deformed from being encased within a six-pack plastic ring. The second video i...
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Bromley animal welfare group join Animal Aid campaign

Bromley animal welfare group join Animal Aid campaign | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A BROMLEY animal welfare group will promote a worldwide campaign on Saturday (6) to expose four charities who, it claims, continue to fund cruel methods of animal testing.
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Compassion dictates we find an alternative to animal experiments

Compassion dictates we find an alternative to animal experiments | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Fox's world seems to be divided into scientists = goodies; animal rights people = extremists. People concerned with animal welfare infiltrated research laboratories and produced footage of appalling cruelty. Would this research have ceased of its own accord? I think not...
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Time to act on our World Conservation Congress commitments

Time to act on our World Conservation Congress commitments | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Back from the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Korea, I am worried if we do not start to “walk our talk” as my colleagues say, we will be in real danger of losing the last remaining opportunities to slow and ideally stop the loss of many of the world’s animal species ...
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the world in our hands: photo project illustrating the bond between humans and animals | PhotoInk

the world in our hands: photo project illustrating the bond between humans and animals | PhotoInk | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Moshe Nachumovich, 27 years old photographer and digital artist from Israel created this creative set of images to show the bond between humans and animals, and to show how its in our hands to make a difference in that relationship.
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RIGHTS - Animal law protested

RIGHTS - Animal law protested | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Thousands hit the streets against a controversial law draft, which regulates protection of animals such as authorizing the removal of all stray animals from the streets (Dünkü eylemle ilgili haberim...Thousands of animal rights activists...
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The Pain Caused by Milk

"Mark Bittman is a food columnist with the New York Times. He suffered from hyperacidity and took pills most of his life. Recently he was told by a friend to stop drinking milk or any of its forms—curd, cheese etc. He did, and four months later not only had his acidity disappeared but most of his other health problems vanished as well."

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Olivia Munn Asks Groupon to Stop Promoting Circus Attendance - Opposing Views

Olivia Munn Asks Groupon to Stop Promoting Circus Attendance - Opposing Views | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The Newsroom star and staunch anti-circus activist Olivia Munn knows that in circuses, it's animals who pay the price, so she's asking Groupon to stop promoting cruelty with its discounted circus tickets.

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Good Samaritan helps rescue Reno Wounded Warrior's dog - Sparks Today

Good Samaritan helps rescue Reno Wounded Warrior's dog - Sparks Today | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Kathie Mead of Verdi went out of her way to help a stray dog. As a result, an injured National Guardsman is back together with his long-lost companion..
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Steve Irwin's Son: 8-Year Old Croc Handler | WebProNews

Steve Irwin's Son: 8-Year Old Croc Handler | WebProNews | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Both children were very close with their father and were involved in just about every aspect of taking care of the animals they were always surrounded by, even though Robert was just a toddler when Irwin was fatally stung in ...
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Is It Safe to Ship Dogs or Cats by Air? | Psychology Today

Is It Safe to Ship Dogs or Cats by Air? | Psychology Today | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

". . . many people have told stories about dogs who have been found to be ill, injured, dead, or occasionally even simply are reported to be lost at the end of an airline trip. So I decided to tabulate the actual data on this problem."

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Group: Send all ex-research chimps to sanctuary - The Seattle Times

Group: Send all ex-research chimps to sanctuary - The Seattle Times | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A Boston-based animal advocacy group wants all 110 federal research chimpanzees being retired from a lab run by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette moved to Chimp Haven, the national sanctuary in northwest Louisiana for retired federal research chimpanzees..
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