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Judge Grants Ben The Bear Permanent Sanctuary - World Wide ...

Judge Grants Ben The Bear Permanent Sanctuary - World Wide ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"A bear named Ben—who had been confined to a barren concrete cage at Jambbas Ranch Tours, a roadside zoo based in Fayetteville, N.C., for six years—is now foraging, bathing, and relaxing under the trees at his new permanent home at the Performing Animal Welfare Society’s (PAWS) ARK 2000 sanctuary in California."

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The Hesitant Herbivore, Part 2 | Fork in My Eye

The Hesitant Herbivore, Part 2 | Fork in My Eye | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"So for me, the time had come to put up or shut up. It’s hard to be a bleeding-heart animal lover and a carnivore. I was either going to have to learn to eat more things that grow in the dirt, or admit that human beings are brutal by choice not by necessity."

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Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue: A Matter of Perspective?

Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue: A Matter of Perspective? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
But then I also have the side I will call COMPASSION. COMPASSION understands that sometimes, people get sick or lose control of their own fate, let alone the fate of their animals. COMPASSION understands that sometimes, ...
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What Do We Learn From a Tool-Making Genius Bonobo and Copy-Cat Orcas?

What Do We Learn From a Tool-Making Genius Bonobo and Copy-Cat Orcas? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

How do studies of captive animals reflect what's happening in the wild?

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Animals Are as With It as Humans, Scientists Say : Discovery News

Animals Are as With It as Humans, Scientists Say : Discovery News | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A prominent group of scientists signs a document stating that animals are just as "conscious and aware" as humans are. This is a big deal.
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Loving dog introduces himself to child with Down Syndrome (VIDEO) » DogHeirs | Where Dogs Are Family « Keywords: Down Syndrome, Labrador Retriever

Loving dog introduces himself to child with Down Syndrome (VIDEO) » DogHeirs | Where Dogs Are Family « Keywords: Down Syndrome, Labrador Retriever | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
This is a touching scene between a toddler with Down Syndrome and a gentle Labrador Retriever.
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Protesters Picket Cole Bros. Circus Over Animal Rights Issues - Patch.com

Protesters Picket Cole Bros. Circus Over Animal Rights Issues - Patch.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The group came prepared with a litany of alleged misdeeds—including an undercover video showing alleged elephant abuse—and citations and substantial fines from the USDA.

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USA's First Monument to Honor Military Working Dogs | TailsInc.com

USA's First Monument to Honor Military Working Dogs | TailsInc.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Congress has never before elevated an animal to national monument status; a fact that reminds us just how truly deserving these dogs are. (A good bit of news as we head into the Labor Day weekend...
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What is love? « Learning from Dogs

What is love? « Learning from Dogs | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Thus it is not beyond reason to presume that tens of thousands of years of physical and emotional closeness between humans and their animals have developed the emotion of love in us humans, so eloquently expressed in ...
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Left In Alabama:: Good News Monday: Heartwarming Story About ...

Left In Alabama:: Good News Monday: Heartwarming Story About ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

It's a tale that gives us the opportunity to help our US soldiers and improve the lives of Afghani families - and their companion animals.

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'Losing My Leg To Cancer Inspired Me To Become A Voice For Farm Animals' - BlissTree

'Losing My Leg To Cancer Inspired Me To Become A Voice For Farm Animals' - BlissTree | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

After an undercover trip to to film farm animal abuse in Texas, Brown gave up her career and dedicated her life becoming a voice for these animals. Brown is now the Co-Founder and Director of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary—a not-for-profit organization and farm animal shelter located in the Catskill Mountains of New York and the author of "The Lucky Ones, My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals."

 

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Animal Cruelty Facts and Statistics : The Humane Society of the United States

Animal Cruelty Facts and Statistics : The Humane Society of the United States | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The shocking number of cruelty cases reported daily in the media is only the tip of the iceberg. Most cases are never reported, and most animal suffering goes unrecognized and unabated.
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Spanish Group Trains Dog to Help Autistic Boy in Costa Rica

Spanish Group Trains Dog to Help Autistic Boy in Costa Rica | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Xena, a 4-month-old Labrador, will be the first assistance dog in Costa Rica to help a 7-year-old autistic boy named Aaron adapt better to his surroundings.
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Kids and Pets: A Few Important Things to Consider | Quality Life ...

Shelters are filled with animals that parents hastily adopted or purchased only to find out that they couldn't take care of the animal, the child was too rough with it, it was too rough with the child or the animal was too costly and ...
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Slaughterhouse Gets Away With Cruelty, Re-Opens - Global Animal

Slaughterhouse Gets Away With Cruelty, Re-Opens - Global Animal | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
(ANIMAL ABUSE) CALIFORNIA — The USDA shut down Central Vally Meat Company earlier this month when an undercover video by the animal organization Compassion Over Killing showed cows suffocated, shot, poked ...
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Animals Asia’s Professor Paws Program Teaches Children in Guangzhou, China Compassion for Dogs

Animals Asia’s Professor Paws Program Teaches Children in Guangzhou, China Compassion for Dogs | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Following in the hugely successful paw-steps of Dr Dog, Animals Asia introduced Professor Paws in 2004, a program bringing dogs into classrooms so that Chinese schoolchildren may see them as companions who are not to be feared or eaten. The lessons our Professor Paws teach are two-fold; they both aide in school teachings and educate about the loving relationship that may exist between humans and dogs..
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The Difference Between Humans and Animals | Visual.ly

The Difference Between Humans and Animals | Visual.ly | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Are human beings truly unique from the rest of Earth's creatures?

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Why Dogs Really Do Feel Your Pain : Discovery News

Why Dogs Really Do Feel Your Pain : Discovery News | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Comforting distressed humans may be hardwired in dogs' brains.
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Seven Reasons Why We Have NOT 'Evolved' to Eat Meat

Seven Reasons Why We Have NOT 'Evolved' to Eat Meat | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
How many times have you heard someone justify their behavior based on the illogical premise that history somehow makes it right and assures its ethical legitimacy into the future?
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Animal activists tap Wall Street to change farm practices - CNBC.com

Animal activists tap Wall Street to change farm practices - CNBC.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The Humane Society of the United States has bought shares in four major financial services companies in a bid to use shareholder pressure to force two of the nation's largest pork producers to stop housing pregnant sows in gestation stalls.
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House of Horrors: Animal Research and Institutionalized Torture at York University

Psychology, Biology, and Kinesiology, for example, use a variety of animals for psychological, behavioural, and physiological experiments, while the Centre for Vision Research conducts experiments on macaque monkeys.
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Nano Patents and Innovations: 7 Animals Who Are Almost Human

Nano Patents and Innovations: 7 Animals Who Are Almost Human | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Most people agree that certain members of the animal kingdom possess a degree of “human” intelligence, enough at least to navigate a maze with cheese at the end or use sign language to say, “More bananas, please.” But scientific research shows that animals, in addition to being able to solve problems and communicate with their human handlers, experience and express complex emotions, including grief, humor, and compassion. Here are seven such animals who are indeed almost human!
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Only Sentience Matters | Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

Only Sentience Matters | Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
It’s not a matter of how “smart” animals are or whether they have mental capabilities that we recognize as being like ours. If they are sentient, that is the only characteristic that they need for us to have a moral duty not to use them as our resources.
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The Dog Whisperer on KidZania: KidZania Adds Canine Center ...

The Dog Whisperer on KidZania: KidZania Adds Canine Center ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The Canine Center also helps children familiarize themselves with and learn to not be afraid of the animals, which are typically used to guard people and property in Mexico. “The goal of the activity is to familiarize the kids with ...
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Woman who stole money, mistreated 158 dogs at Sanctuary Animal Refuge gets 10 years' prison | Photo Gallery

Woman who stole money, mistreated 158 dogs at Sanctuary Animal Refuge gets 10 years' prison | Photo Gallery | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Palena Rae Dorsey, 60, was charged with 158 counts of animal cruelty in April 2011 after St. Lucie County sheriff's deputies discovered deplorable conditions at the shelter Dorsey ran at 9550 Carlton Road. Conditions included her malnourished dogs infected with heartworm and suffering from open and unhealed sores, mange, dehydration, diarrhea and fleas crowded into pens, lying in feces and urine.

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