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Daniel's Law Passes in Pennsylvania to Ban Gassing Animals

Daniel's Law Passes in Pennsylvania to Ban Gassing Animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

I'm not sure that most people are aware of how animals in some shelters in some states are killed (euthanized is too kind a word) - they go into gas chambers and where carbon monoxide is used. Most of the time, animals with their expiration date are just brought in, cats with dogs, large dogs with small dogs, etc. The end happens...

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Dian Fossey, the “Woman in the Mists”

Dian Fossey (1932–85) was another researcher who got her start under Leakey’s guidance. She spent almost two decades studying and working with the mountain gorillas in Rwanda and became a leading anti-poaching advocate, a role that many believe led to her murder by unknown assailants in 1985.

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Odd Couples: Compassion Doesn't Know Species Lines

Odd Couples: Compassion Doesn't Know Species Lines | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A PBS documentary shows how animals you'd never imagine can become close friends. Slowly but surely we're hearing about more and more observations of strong emotional attachments that cross species lines. These friendships, unlikely friendships (see and) in a good number of cases, show that emotions including joy, love, empathy, compassion, kindness, and grief can readily be shared by improbable friends including predators and prey such as a cat and a bird, a snake and a hamster, and a lioness and a baby oryx.

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Calgary youngster foregoes birthday presents to raise money for animal rescue group

Calgary youngster foregoes birthday presents to raise money for animal rescue group | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Most seven year olds would be hard pressed to forego presents on their birthday, but not Natalie Gurr.
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Mark Rowlands - Animal morality

Mark Rowlands - Animal morality | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Dogs rescue their friends and elephants care for injured kin: are humans the only moral beings after all?
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Some Ala. shelters keep black cats in at Halloween - San Francisco Chronicle

"When I first got involved in animal welfare that was the standard practice, that you don't adopt out any solid black cats around Halloween," said Shirley, who has been involved in animal welfare work for nine years. "Now, we adopt if someone is looking for any color cat as long as they fit the adoption criteria."

 

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What Is it About Animal Rights That Brings Out the Worst in People? - Huffington Post

What Is it About Animal Rights That Brings Out the Worst in People? - Huffington Post | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Animal rights activists, opposed to the No Kill movement, recently threatened to kill Nathan Winograd's beloved pet dog. I've avoided writing about the worst of the anti-No-Kill thugs, because trolls and stalkers thrive on attention. It is perhaps time, however, to discuss just what kind of people are trying to undermine the effort to save shelter animals in the United States.

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Our Animal Natures

Our Animal Natures | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Seeing too much of ourselves in other animals might not be the problem we think it is. Underappreciating our own animal natures may be the greater limitation.
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Dogs for the Paws Launches Anti-BSL Promotion

Dogs for the Paws Launches Anti-BSL Promotion | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Artist Missy Johnson, founder of Dogs for the Paws, has launched an October promotion to stop breed-specific legislation.

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Your Pajamas Are More Dangerous Than A Pit Bull

Your Pajamas Are More Dangerous Than A Pit Bull | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
I’ve been the proud owner of two different pit bulls for nearly two decades now, and I’ve been fighting the good fight about the crappy (and undeserved) reputation that pit bulls are vicious.
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Critter Connection: Compassion and Kids

Critter Connection: Compassion and Kids | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The last half hour of the meeting the kids were allowed to socialize the animal of their choice. Out of all the animals they could have chosen, Jennifer and Caitlin were excited to be able to spend some time with Wayde - an 8 ...
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City animal shelter enters modern era

City animal shelter enters modern era | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Chameleon, a new computer system designed especially for animal control needs, has been up and running for about a month and Bowman and his staff continue to discover the wide range of possibilities for using that software system and its complementary hardware.
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5 Fascinating Animals That Can Live Much Longer Than Humans ...

5 Fascinating Animals That Can Live Much Longer Than Humans ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Humans don't live much longer than Jeanne Calment, a French citizen who has the longest confirmed human lifespan in history at 122 years and 164 days.

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Animal Welfare Bill is the stuff of nightmares - Irish Independent

Animal Welfare Bill is the stuff of nightmares - Irish Independent | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Perhaps animal welfare issues should be decided by referendum. Animals, like children, depend on us for protection. If the Government won't fight its corner, shouldn't we? Because Gandhi said you could judge a nation by the way it treats its animals. Blood sports don't just hurt our wildlife. They also send a message to the rest of the world, that we allow brutal pastimes to happen here that have been banned in most civilised countries.

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ISF Animal Sanctuary! | Ian Somerhalder Foundation

ISF Animal Sanctuary! | Ian Somerhalder Foundation | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

ISF intends on creating a safe haven for all the outcast animals that have been neglected, mistreated and ultimately misunderstood. Some may see the potential in an abused animal as ending at the animal's personal rehabilitation. In our eyes, this is just the beginning.

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Newport-Mesa Schools Eliminates Animal Dissection in Its Lessons

Newport-Mesa Schools Eliminates Animal Dissection in Its Lessons | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Newport-Mesa Schools is eliminating animal dissection in its lessons. This is a victory that will have resounding positive effects on the students and staff, and is another step closer to ending the practice of classroom animal dissection altogether.
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Controversies in animal welfare

Controversies in animal welfare | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Animal welfare and improving, monitoring and evaluating it are a high priority for the American Meat Institute (AMI) and its members. But animal welfare, specifically for cattle and swine, is a complex subject not without its own controversies.
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Veterinarians open affordable pet care clinic for families in need - Atlanta Journal Constitution

With a passion for animals, Bob Christiansen and Dr. Amy Orlin wanted to help struggling families afford care for their pets. “We care about animals and want to provide critical veterinary services for animals whose owners are financially struggling. These are good people who are just going through some hard times,” said Christiansen, president of WellPet Humane.

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Reason, Compassion, and Humanness in the Animal World

Reason, Compassion, and Humanness in the Animal World | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

During the Renaissance, debates raged about the necessary properties that defined humanness and human superiority. For some, including Jean Bodin, "the real essence of a human being…was not physical form, but the rational faculty.”

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Author Praises Animal Shelter for Ending Gassing of Dogs

Author Praises Animal Shelter for Ending Gassing of Dogs | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Words can be powerful, and thanks to her book, Little Boy Blue, author Kim Kavin, got word that Person County, NC, has ended the use of its animal control facility's gas chamber effective immediately.
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Slap In The Face To Animals Everywhere: Michael Vick Gets A Dog

Slap In The Face To Animals Everywhere: Michael Vick Gets A Dog | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Vick didn't realize a box of dog biscuits was in view when he tweeted this photo.
It doesn’t take a genius to point out that Michael Vick being allowed to own a dog again is the worst outcome possible for a convicted animal abuser.
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Who Belongs Behind Bars? | Psychology Today

Now that we know these are sensitive, intelligent, immensely strong, and potentially dangerous animals, what excuse is there for condemning them to a life behind bars – even one with food treats, games, toys, devoted caretakers, and plenty of room? Can such conditions ever be good enough to justify imprisonment?
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Santa Rosa man leads animal-rescue efforts during disasters

Santa Rosa man leads animal-rescue efforts during disasters | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The suffering of animals who are beyond rescue would make the disaster work Dick Green takes on impossible for those without his fortitude.
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After A Decade Of Planning, Fund-Raising, A New Kind Of Animal Shelter

After A Decade Of Planning, Fund-Raising, A New Kind Of Animal Shelter | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"This place is based on the idea that if something ever happened to our animals and they became homeless, what would we want for them?" Linker said. "We're establishing a new way of rescue. It doesn't just have to be a shelter."

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