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Atlanta City Council members push bullhook ban  | ajc.com

Atlanta City Council members push bullhook ban  | ajc.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
With a mobile billboard, a popular Georgia singer and a small herd of animal rights activists at their side Monday, two members of Atlanta City Council said it was time to end the use of bullhooks on circus elephants.
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Greener pastures await animal stars of Olympic ceremony - Irish Times

Greener pastures await animal stars of Olympic ceremony - Irish Times | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
SEVENTY SHEEP, 12 horses, 10 chickens, 10 ducks, nine geese, three cows, two goats and three sheepdogs will appear before an 80,000-strong crowd on Friday during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
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Environment and Climate in the Middle East - Animals of Egypt ...

Many campaigns have used various Islamic teachings as a proof of Islam's strong injunctions to treat animals with compassion and not abuse them. Mohamed al-Sayed, professor of theology at Al-Azhar University, told Egypt ...
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Animals are not property who we own: The case of Morgan, a killer whale

Animals are not property who we own: The case of Morgan, a killer whale | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
When a sick or injured animal is taken into captivity so that we might help them rehabilitate to full health so that they can eventually be released back into the wild, do the humans who have taken on the role of ‘looking after’ that individual then ‘own’ them and who gets to decide on that individual’s future?.
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Two animal protection laws passed this week

Two animal protection laws passed this week | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Animal advocates are celebrating the passage of two laws this past week in New York that move closer to protecting the health and safety of animals. One involves animals for sale from pet dealers; the second addresses dog fighting.
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Compassion Begets Compassion

Compassion Begets Compassion | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

It's clear that conflict and war don't work and that the future of all animals, human and nonhuman, depends on the development of a science of peace, or, as ethologist Peter Verbeek calls it, "peace ethology" that reflects our true nature.

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Ending U.S. chimpanzee laboratories will save chimpanzee research - The Hill's Congress Blog

Ending U.S. chimpanzee laboratories will save chimpanzee research - The Hill's Congress Blog | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
When members of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee meet Wednesday to mark up the bipartisan Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, S. 810/H.R. 1513, I urge them to approve this bill that validates the long standing conclusions of the majority of chimpanzee researchers that non-laboratory based research will contribute most to improving human health, is more humane and promotes chimpanzee conservation.
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Brian May Performing at Concert in Support of Animal Rights - Ecorazzi

Brian May Performing at Concert in Support of Animal Rights - Ecorazzi | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Brian May will soon be rocking out on stage and showing off his musical talents, along with his passion for wildlife, at a huge celebration that supports and recognizes all animals.
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Teaching the bear necessities of animal welfare

Teaching the bear necessities of animal welfare | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Bears are hunted, caged and farmed for their bile - so how do we teach children about the plight of these charismatic creatures?
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Mother Pig Dies Hours After Giving Birth at Orange County Fair

Mother Pig Dies Hours After Giving Birth at Orange County Fair | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Despite the pleas of concerned animal welfare advocates, and a wealth of scientific/industry literature decrying the antiquated concept of birthing exhibits that involve stressful travel and confinement of these near term pregnant animals, the tradition of these exhibits continues.
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Sanctity of Human Life? - Teen Skepchick

Sanctity of Human Life? - Teen Skepchick | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
But what is it that truly sets human life apart from others? Are we content to simply say that because we are of one species, our lives are more important than other animals'? That seems just as arbitrary as racism.
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Pet Tales: Team that handles homeless cats gets its own home

"When I first heard 13 years ago that people in Pittsburgh were going to trap stray cats, neuter them and then take them back to where they came from, I thought everyone involved must be crazy."

 


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A Harmonious World: Do we love animals more than humans?

A Harmonious World: Do we love animals more than humans? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
EFFAISM: Do we love animals more than humans? A friend of a friend recently told me that he doesn't trust vegetarians because, in his words, "they like animals more than humans". I'm not sure what the exact statistics would ...
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Moran Introduces Resolution Opposing Inhumane Euthanasia in Animal Shelters | Congressman Jim Moran

Moran Introduces Resolution Opposing Inhumane Euthanasia in Animal Shelters | Congressman Jim Moran | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"I am pleased to introduce this resolution with the support of several of my constituents to bring more attention to this unnecessarily gruesome practice of using gas chambers to kill shelter animals,” said Rep. Moran. “I am hopeful that with the continued advocacy of compassionate citizens, we can put an end to this outdated practice."

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The Real God Market (3) Compassion is our Passion!

The fact of the matter is nowhere in history since man has been recording our timeline has there been any witness or any evidence of any other species showing developed compassion and organization of compassionate assistance.
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Amazing animal art by Sarah Kiser « Vegans Are Cool

Amazing animal art by Sarah Kiser « Vegans Are Cool | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
I went through all my art files and pulled anything that I thought I could use for a video and then I pieced it all together along with a message of compassion/justice/respect for animals. Then I set it all to music.
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Deaths at SeaWorld: Animals are Dying to Entertain In this SeaJail

Deaths at SeaWorld: Animals are Dying to Entertain In this SeaJail | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A new book about the horrors at SeaWorld deserves wide readership. In a nutshell, Kirby, a New York Times bestselling author, exposes the darkside of SeaWorld's treatment of animals, focusing on killer whales or orcas, and shows clearly that numerous animals at SeaWorld have been and are horrifically abused and chronically stressed.

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Next-Generation Gelatin Could be Derived from Humans Instead of Animals

Next-Generation Gelatin Could be Derived from Humans Instead of Animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Scientists are developing a new approach for producing human-derived gelatin in large enough quantities to be a commercially viable replacement for the animal-based gelatins used in all kinds of gelatin-like desserts, candies, and other foodstuffs as well as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Think about that next time you crack open a mid-afternoon pudding snack.
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Ending U.S. chimpanzee laboratories will save chimpanzee research - The Hill's Congress Blog

Ending U.S. chimpanzee laboratories will save chimpanzee research - The Hill's Congress Blog | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
When members of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee meet Wednesday to mark up the bipartisan Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, S. 810/H.R. 1513, I urge them to approve this bill that validates the long standing conclusions of the majority of chimpanzee researchers that non-laboratory based research will contribute most to improving human health, is more humane and promotes chimpanzee conservation.
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Bunny's Blog: Malls Opt for Adoption Centers over Pet Stores

Bunny's Blog: Malls Opt for Adoption Centers over Pet Stores | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Macerich, parent company of one of metro Phoenix's major mall operators, is phasing out traditional live-animal pet stores in favor of animal-welfare adoption centers.


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In need of a good home….

In the span of 24 hours we have witnessed the most extreme example of animal cruelty in one part of the province, while up the coast, we held our breath as one man spent $10,000 to hire a float plane and tugboat to return to his damaged boat to rescue...
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Coping With The Death Of A Family Pet - Global Animal

Coping With The Death Of A Family Pet - Global Animal | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

For many of us, saying goodbye to a beloved animal is just as hard as saying goodbye to a human family member. When children are involved, the situation becomes even more difficult.

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NFL Titans' Will Witherspoon to Speak at ... - Animal Welfare Approved

NFL Titans' Will Witherspoon to Speak at ... - Animal Welfare Approved | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
It’s been an eye-opening journey as a farmer to see the industrialized practices that have developed. It’s mind-blowing that this represents one of the gravest known threats to human health, yet over 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used by the intensive livestock industry.
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Criticism of Namibia’s plan to donate 148 wild animals to Cuba | Getaway Travel Blog

Criticism of Namibia’s plan to donate 148 wild animals to Cuba | Getaway Travel Blog | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Noah's Ark II is name for the Namibian government's plan to donate 148 wild animals to Cuba.
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Animal rights in Kuwait! | Kuwait Times

Animal rights in Kuwait! | Kuwait Times | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"They find more compassion and love by keeping a pet, be it cats, dogs, birds or any other animal, that might be more compassionate, protecting and caring, even with their simple looks or humming in joy or distress, than are human beings."

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