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Just Because You've Had Enough Doesn't Mean You Wanted Too Much

Just Because You've Had Enough Doesn't Mean You Wanted Too Much | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
What would the world be like if everyone looked inside a slaughterhouse truck for 2 minutes? Watch these remarkable acts of bearing witness.
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Petition: Pigs Want Out

Petition: Pigs Want Out | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
For those who still eat meat it should become more and more important to know where their food comes from. And for those who no longer support this violence against innocent creatures it is still a...
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It is important to teach children that cruelty to animals is wrong. We have laws for adults who did not receive the lesson.  The laws protecting animals are not as severe as the ones that punish child abusers, but they are there and they should be enforced. PETA is handling the petition.

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What REALLY Happens Under the Big Top: Why Circuses Shout Be Banned Immediately

What REALLY Happens Under the Big Top: Why Circuses Shout Be Banned Immediately | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

From birth baby elephants are quickly seperated from their mothers- often Circuses force animals to perform tricks that have nothing to do with how these magnificent creatures behave in the wild. These unnatural acts range from a tiger jumping through a flaming hoop to bears riding bicycles. Training animals to perform acts that are sometimes painful or that they do not understand requires whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods and other tools. Elephants are trained through the use of an ankus—a wooden stick with a sharp, pointed hook at the end to discourage undesired behavior. An elephant handler will never be seen working with an elephant without an ankus in one hand or discreetly tucked under his arm. Although an elephant's skin is thick, it is very sensitive—sensitive enough to feel a fly on her back. The ankus is embedded into elephants' most sensitive areas, such as around the feet, behind the ears, under the chin, inside the mouth, and other locations around the face. Sometimes it is used to smash them across the face. Circuses claim to use "positive reinforcement" and to base their tricks on behaviors that animals carry out naturally. If this were true, however, the trainers would be carrying bags of food treats, not a metal weapon.

Travel in itself is torture

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