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Believe In Dog: Canine Rescue Teams Aid Japan

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(PHOTO GALLERY) – Search and rescue dogs from all around the world are arriving in Japan to aid earthquake and tsunami victims.


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Autism in the Classroom: The Guinea Pig Connection | CPI

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Classroom guinea pigs help students with autism communicate with their peers and adults.

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Becky B's curator insight, April 24, 2013 9:08 AM

When you think about guinea pigs, you don’t necessarily think of their therapeutic value. Yet within a safe school environment, these little critters go to the head of the class when it comes to helping students with autism improve their social skills.

Julia Bennett's curator insight, April 25, 2013 12:33 AM

This article is very brief, but it shares the power of animals to help children (autism) with disabilities. This website also provides other articles on autism as well, with links so it has a wide array of reading material for people interesting in different aspects about children with autism (also includes teaching ideas for teachers of children with autism)

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From Pets To Plates: Why More People Are Eating Guinea Pigs

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Guinea pigs are popular pets in the U.S., but in parts of South America, they're a delicacy. Some environmental and humanitarian groups are making a real push to encourage guinea pig farming as an eco-friendly alternative to beef.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 2, 2013 10:50 PM

First off, my apologies if you find the image distressing (I have two guinea pigs in my house and I will not be showing this picture to my children). However, the fact that many readers might find this image disturbing but wouldn't think twice about the sight of chicken grilling on the barbeque highlights the cultural taboos surrounding what we consider appropriate food sources.  The tradition has diffused to the United States as more South American immigrants have come to the United States.  While the meat is more environmentally sustainable (less resources are required to raise one pound of guinea pig meat than one pound of beef), many potential costumers are leery to eat something that they consider a pet.


Tags: food, diffusion, sustainability.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 15, 2013 9:21 PM

I can  see both sides of this, I would never eat a guinea pig because I grew up viewing them as pets. I think people are brought up a certain way and even when they move they take their customs with them.  I have a friend from china and lived there until he was 14 yrs old, he  had told me the city he was from they ate dog and cats. they view it as meat were we think of them as pets. 

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, February 28, 2014 10:26 PM

This article is interesting because it is taking into consideration the ecological benefits of eating what we consider unorthodox meats. Raising guinea pigs for food would apparently leave a substantially smaller carbon footprint over a large, high waste producing animal like cows. Culturally, in South America guinea pigs are considered a delicacy, but I can't see culture changing in the United States to the point where we would give up hamburgers for grilled guinea pig.

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Photos My dog likes the guinea pig's cage - Cavy Cages

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My dog, Rudy, decided the best place to take a mid morning nap was under the guinea pig cage on a piece of fleece. And Ben's tomato face! ... Guinea Pig Cages, Care, Photos, News, Forum, Blogs and Chat.
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The Guinea Pig Festival of Huacho Has Rodents on the Menu

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 It’s funny how a cute and furry pet in one part of the world can be considered a delicacy in another. But that’s exactly what guinea pigs are in the small town of Huacho in Peru.


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Three kittens left to die in a cardboard box - Peterborough Telegraph

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