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When our compassionate choices show us in the best moments of our humanity.
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DailyGood: How One Teenager Used Her Life Savings

DailyGood: How One Teenager Used Her Life Savings | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
After finishing high school in New Jersey, Maggie Doyne took a gap year during which she did service projects and cultural programs in South Asia. In India, she met a teenage refugee who had escaped Nepal seven years earlier.
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Man & Dog: A Picture that Moved the World

Man & Dog: A Picture that Moved the World | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
John Unger just wanted a friend to take a nice photo of him and his 19-year-old arthritic dog, Schoep, before it was too late. He got that photo -- and world validation, too.
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Homeless Man Gives 'Kiss of Life' to Bunny Thrown Off Bridge

Homeless Man Gives 'Kiss of Life' to Bunny Thrown Off Bridge | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
Justice was handed down in the case of a man who threw a pet bunny into a river forcing a homeless man to jump in to save a life.
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How to Develop Empathy in Children through Human-Animal Relationship

How to Develop Empathy in Children through Human-Animal Relationship | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. It is an element of emotional intelligence and is related to success in many areas of development – personal, social and academic. Empathy is a human trait that many people have a “low reserve” thus all the problems we have in the world today.

 

Empathy skills can also be cultivated and developed. Parents can help children develop empathy by using the human-animal relationship. Children naturally love and are fascinated by animals. Parents can take advantage of that by fostering animal care, thereby inspiring the child’s intelligence and imagination to be empathetic and extend care in another person. Learning how to respond empathetically is also the best antidote to violence, bullying, and other unwanted aggressive behavior.

 

by Kessy Sawang


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5 Prehistoric People Who Prove Our Ancestors Took Care of the Disabled

5 Prehistoric People Who Prove Our Ancestors Took Care of the Disabled | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
Examination of skeletons from past millennia reveals that, at least in some cases, prehistoric humans cared for the sick and with disabilities.
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Please help Full Moon Farm....only 7 days left!

Please help Full Moon Farm....only 7 days left! | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
In the sleepy little town of Black Mountain, North Carolina stands a bastion of hope, a last resort for many lives. Those lives are the lives of wolfdogs, and their saving grace is Full Moon Farm.
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Full Moon Farm only has 7 days left to raise $2,500 so that they can earn a slot with Global Giving. Global Giving is an incredible fundraising network that will help Full Moon Farm raise funds to build new enclosures for their resident wolfdogs.

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CNN's Don Lemon Reports on the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs in Newtown, Connecticut

To donate for relief in Newtown, Connecticut, please go to http://www.razoo.com/story/Lcc-K-9-Comfort-Dogs-Visit-To-Connecticut For more information or to he...
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The Comfort Dogs are a team of Lutheran dogs who travel wherever people need a hug.

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DailyGood: Heart of Darkness, by Megan Feldman

DailyGood: Heart of Darkness, by Megan Feldman | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
There is a hard law. When an injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive.

- Alan Paton -

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Arizona Tourist Takes Heartwarming Photo of NYPD Officer Giving New Pair of Boots to Homeless Man

Arizona Tourist Takes Heartwarming Photo of NYPD Officer Giving New Pair of Boots to Homeless Man | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
On November 14, Jennifer Foster was visiting New York City from Arizona when she spotted NYPD officer Lawrence Deprimo giving a pair of new boots to a barefoot homeless man.
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20 Questions for Thanksgiving, by Karen Horneffer-Ginter

20 Questions for Thanksgiving, by Karen Horneffer-Ginter | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it

It can be challenging to create rich and meaningful family conversations about gratitude.What do you feel thankful for?

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Remarkable Rescue of Elderly Woman Living at Dump With Dogs & Cats

Remarkable Rescue of Elderly Woman Living at Dump With Dogs & Cats | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
Read about the staunch loyalty of a Ukrainian woman who refused to leave her pets and joined them in living at a garbage dump to keep their family together.
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A pledge to talk with one homeless person during National Hunger & Homelessness Week, November 10-18.

A pledge to talk with one homeless person during National Hunger & Homelessness Week, November 10-18. | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
National Hunger & Homelessness Week aims to bring awareness and understanding to these issues and to help promote the national endeavor to end hunger and homelessness.
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James Cromwell Wants You to Stop the Cycle of Violence

James Cromwell Wants You to Stop the Cycle of Violence | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
People who bully and abuse animals rarely stop there. Join actor James Cromwell in stopping the cycle before it begins......
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DailyGood: A 39-year-long Lesson in Forgiveness

DailyGood: A 39-year-long Lesson in Forgiveness | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
A 12 year-old boy named Larry did something that he realized probably hurt his seventh-grade teacher. Over the decades he searched the internet in an attempt to locate that teacher -- and apologize. His efforts were in vain ...
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Younger generations of Japanese are speaking out against whaling (Includes interview)

Younger generations of Japanese are speaking out against whaling (Includes interview) | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
Recently, a newly formed Japanese grassroots group marched in protest against its country's whaling policies. It was the first open resistance from within Japan itself.
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7 Year Old Philly Boy Donates His Allowance to Kitten Rescue Every Year

7 Year Old Philly Boy Donates His Allowance to Kitten Rescue Every Year | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
I used to think I was a pretty dope kid because I wrote a series of dope-ass short stories about a girl who suddenly woke up as a millionaire and had to spend it all.* Well, I was wrong, and you're wrong about how special and great you were,...
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Barack Obama and the 'empathy deficit'

Barack Obama and the 'empathy deficit' | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
The US president claims the 'empathy deficit' is a more pressing problem than the federal deficit, but, says Mark Honigsbaum, empathy may be merely a product of changing scientific fashions

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Victory! Fur Farming Banned in the Netherlands

Victory! Fur Farming Banned in the Netherlands | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
On December 18, the Dutch senate passed a historic ban on mink farming in the Netherlands, which is currently the third-largest producer of fur in the world after Denmark and China.
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Man Reunited With Beloved Shih Tzu After 5-Year Search

Man Reunited With Beloved Shih Tzu After 5-Year Search | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
A man has been reunited with his little dog who disappeared five years ago. Mike held Bandit close and fought back tears. This is my best friend.
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Never give up hope or your search for your lost animal companion.

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Meet Sam, Rescued From Dogfighting

Champion Sam's hard-won victories are permanently written on his face. But after a lifetime of suffering, he finally got top prize—his freedom. Please be a h...
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Are humans predators by nature?

Are humans predators by nature? | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
Are humans predators by nature? Or do our instinctual responses tell another story about our true nature?
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US Businesses Ban Canadian Seafood in Seal Protest

US Businesses Ban Canadian Seafood in Seal Protest | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
More than 6,000 businesses in the US are avoiding the purchase of Canadian seafood in an effort to end the country’s annual seal slaughter.
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Firefighters revive dog after house fire

Firefighters revive dog after house fire | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
News: Firefighters revive dog after house fire, fire, trailer, firefighters, kookookthe, dog, ran, mcmurdie, flames, revive, scene...
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Brave Woman Descends Sewer for Trapped Homeless Dog

Brave Woman Descends Sewer for Trapped Homeless Dog | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
When a street dog in the Ukraine was thrown into a deep sewer drain, no one would rescue him. It took one brave woman to descend that manhole and bring him out alive.
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Save the Animals at NYC's Animal Care & Control After Hurricane Sandy

Save the Animals at NYC's Animal Care & Control After Hurricane Sandy | Compassion in Action | Scoop.it
There is no reason for any further tragedies to come out of Hurricane Sandy. We are asking that Acting Director Risa Weinstock of New York City’s Animal Care and Control and her staff halt the At-Risk / To Be Destroyed lists
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