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Animals Don't Laugh, Think, Get Depressed, or Love Declares a Psychiatrist

Animals Don't Laugh, Think, Get Depressed, or Love Declares a Psychiatrist | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Why do people who know little about animals write about them?
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Scientists Discover That Western Scrub Jay Holds Funerals | Global Animal

Scientists Discover That Western Scrub Jay Holds Funerals | Global Animal | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
(BIRD SCIENCE) Some species of birds have their own way of honoring the dead according to new research. Scientists discovered that when a western scrub jay dies, other jays will gather round the individual and make noise.
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Scientists Declare Animals Are as Conscious as Humans (and the Pictures to Prove It)

Scientists Declare Animals Are as Conscious as Humans (and the Pictures to Prove It) | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Last week, an international group of scientists signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, proclaiming their belief—based on decades of research—that animals are indeed conscious and capable of experiencing human emotions.
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Ban NYC Horse-Drawn Carriages: “New Bill Needs Your Support,” says ... - Opposing Views

Ban NYC Horse-Drawn Carriages: “New Bill Needs Your Support,” says ... - Opposing Views | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Forel—like many successful advocates for animals—is an intelligent and charismatic woman who certainly could be doing easier and more glamorous things than carrying placards to ‘Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages’ and organizing outdoor events year-round in the torturous New York weather to remind everyone who will listen to stand in solidarity and expose the injustice, cruelty, and inhumanity in the horse-drawn carriage industry...
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No Offense, but You're an Animal | Exposing the Big Game

No Offense, but You're an Animal | Exposing the Big Game | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, for the majority of believers, creationism leads to a sense of human superiority and the self-serving notion that we humans are in a higher realm of importance than the rest of the animal kingdom.
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Rise in Rehoming Despite Recession | The Society for Abandoned Animals...

Rise in Rehoming Despite Recession | The Society for Abandoned Animals... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The rehoming figures for dogs, cats and rabbits are up by around 25% compared to this time last year, which is good news as more animals are being admitted to the sanctuary on a daily basis. So far this year 13 dogs, 162 ...
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Animals Hugging Humans: 19 Adorable Animal-Human Embraces ...

Animals Hugging Humans: 19 Adorable Animal-Human Embraces ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"So, hugs are clearly awesome. We've pulled some of our favorite photos of animal-human embraces. Try not to say 'aww' when you look through the gallery below."

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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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Compassion Over Killing > COK’s Undercover Investigators Expose Cruelty to Farmed Animals

Compassion Over Killing > COK’s Undercover Investigators Expose Cruelty to Farmed Animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Working to end animal abuse since 1995, COK focuses on cruelty to animals in agriculture and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all of us, both human and nonhuman.
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Protect wolves at Denali National Park, wildlife activists plead

Protect wolves at Denali National Park, wildlife activists plead | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The wolf pack that has enchanted thousands of visitors at Alaska’s Denali National Park did not produce any pups this year and its members have dispersed widely across the park, says a petition seeking to ban hunting and trapping along the park's...
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SOUTH-KOREAN GOVERNMENT DROP ALL CHARGES AGAINST ...

SOUTH-KOREAN GOVERNMENT DROP ALL CHARGES AGAINST ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
South Korean Animal rights activist So-Youn Park (president of CARE) may serve a 1 Year prison term for “special larceny” for rescuing neglected animals from a dog farm. Gesendet: 11:55 Donnerstag, 6.September 2012 ...
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6 Things Smart Humans Need To Learn From Dumb Animals ...

6 Things Smart Humans Need To Learn From Dumb Animals ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
My oldest daughter bought “Angel” when she was 10 (Angel was 2 mos.). After 3 years Blayke grew tired of Angel and began shunning her. My youngest daughter took over as Angel's “mom”. That was almost 9 years ago.
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Pet Acupuncture Expert Explains Why Animals Love Needles ...

Pet Acupuncture Expert Explains Why Animals Love Needles ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"On the day I visited Seitz in her Portland office, she was treating Ely, an 11-year-old Czech-bred German Shepard with degenerative myelopathy. While Ely’s owner raved about the dog’s improved energy level and ability to lift his leg since starting acupuncture, Seitz placed 13 needles in Ely, who promptly relaxed into a state of acu-bliss."

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Bob Barker Says He's 'Fine' With Exclusion From 'The Price Is Right' 40th Anniversary...

Bob Barker Says He's 'Fine' With Exclusion From 'The Price Is Right' 40th Anniversary... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Barker, a longtime animal activist who advised his viewers each day to "Help control the pet population: Have your pets spayed or neutered," thinks he was omitted from the anniversary show "because I have been critical of them for giving away prizes that I consider inappropriate."

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Butterball Farm Worker Guilty of Animal Cruelty - ABC News

Butterball Farm Worker Guilty of Animal Cruelty - ABC News | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"A worker caught on undercover video abusing turkeys at a Butterball factory farm in North Carolina pled guilty Tuesday to felonious cruelty to animals."

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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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