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Do Animals Typically Think Like Autistic Savants?

Do Animals Typically Think Like Autistic Savants? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Temple Grandin's claim that other animals typically behave as autistic savants is unsupported by scientific evidence about how their brains work and their behavior.
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A brief look @ Israel's protection of animal welfare | Size Doesn't Matter

A brief look @ Israel's protection of animal welfare | Size Doesn't Matter | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Israel's protection of animal welfare rests upon the Animal Welfare Law, 1994 which is composed of an Animal Protection Law and an Animal Experimentation Law.
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New Atheism, Moral Realism, and Animal Rights: Some Preliminary Reflections - Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

New Atheism, Moral Realism, and Animal Rights: Some Preliminary Reflections - Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Certain secularists such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens, often referred to as “New Atheists,” are the latest to tell us that we should look to rationality and science to figure out what to think about important moral issues.

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Larimer Humane Society partners with 110 welfare organizations to foster ... - ReporterHerald.com

Larimer Humane Society partners with 110 welfare organizations to foster ... - ReporterHerald.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Saving animals isn't a job the Larimer Humane Society does alone. The Fort Collins-based nonprofit partners with 110 shelters and rescue groups across the state to find permanent homes for adoptable pets that the shelter doesn't have the staff or space to handle.

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Humans Controlling Animals With Their Thoughts, What's Next ...

Humans Controlling Animals With Their Thoughts, What's Next ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Recent experiments at Harvard utilize a Computer Brain Interface (CBI) to control the minds of animals and by extension and with time, possibly humans.

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Dogs Understand Human Perspective: Study - Nature World News

Dogs Understand Human Perspective: Study - Nature World News | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A recent study reveals that dogs are much likely to steal food in the dark when humans cannot notice them, indicating they understand a human's perspective.

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Studies showing the intelligence of farm animals fuel new campaign of reform ... - Wisconsin Gazette

Studies showing the intelligence of farm animals fuel new campaign of reform ... - Wisconsin Gazette | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

“What it boils down to is people don’t know farm animals the way they know dogs or cats,” Friedrich said. “We’re a nation of animal lovers, and yet the animals we encounter most frequently are the animals we pay people to kill so we can eat them.”

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Pitbull saves fellow rescue dog Bobby!

Pitbull saves fellow rescue dog Bobby! | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The Pet Rescue Center needed a hero today, and that need was filled by a 5-year-old Pit Bull named Spud. Relinquished by his owner who had been deployed overseas, Spud provided a blood transfusion for another dog at ...
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Compassion Fatigue for Animal Welfare People: When Animal Compassion Turns to Misanthropy

Compassion Fatigue for Animal Welfare People:  When Animal Compassion Turns to Misanthropy | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Have you come to the point where you routinely say things like, “I hate people!”? Once, your heart was overflowing with love and compassion. Now your heart feels pulverized and sickened from feeling too much pain for the defenseless. You are an animal welfare worker or volunteer, or you are involved in dog rescue or cat rescue, or you are an animal rights activist, or perhaps you are a vegan—or just sensitive to and well-informed about the unnecessary suffering of animals.You have a heart for the voiceless.

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Vegan Hiker Carries Message of Compassion 2,655 Miles to Raise Funds for Mercy For Animals

Josh Garrett is carrying more than a backpack as he hits the grueling Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,655-mile trek from Mexico to Canada—he's carrying a message of compassion.

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Empathy Across Species: Abused Puppies, Children Tug Heartstrings More Than Battered Adults

Empathy Across Species: Abused Puppies, Children Tug Heartstrings More Than Battered Adults | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Age trumps species in a study of human empathy, in which researchers find that people feel for the plight of dogs more than adults.
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Love of animals motivates founders of Kindred Souls to help the less cute - TheNewsTribune.com

Love of animals motivates founders of Kindred Souls to help the less cute - TheNewsTribune.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

“There are good rescue groups in Washington, but most of them rescue highly adoptable animals,” Kelly said. “What was lacking was a rescue group that took in animals with medical issues, elderly animals, feral kittens. These are animals that take enormous work, but their lives can still be full, and they can still give back.”


Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/08/10/2723577/love-of-animals-motivates-founders.html#storylink=cpy
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Animal rights groups call for complete ban on gestation crates for pigs - Ottawa Citizen

Animal rights groups call for complete ban on gestation crates for pigs - Ottawa Citizen | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
New rules that would improve conditions for pigs on farms in Canada by heavily restricting the use of controversial “gestation crates” aren’t good enough, animal rights advocates say.
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A Watershed Moment for Hollywood's Animal Rights Movement? - The Atlantic

A Watershed Moment for Hollywood's Animal Rights Movement? - The Atlantic | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Films such as Blackfish, Finding Dory, and Planet of the Apes are taking a stand against live animals in entertainment as the federal government gets involved.

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What do our children learn from the very hungry caterpillar? – Liam Heneghan – Aeon

What do our children learn from the very hungry caterpillar? – Liam Heneghan – Aeon | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
All children’s books are books about nature. When we tuck them in at night, we bestow them with an ecological conscience (RT @annegalloway: What kids do, and don't, learn from all those animals in children's books.
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At The Aspen Animal Shelter, You Can Rent-A-Pet On Your Vacation - Gadling

At The Aspen Animal Shelter, You Can Rent-A-Pet On Your Vacation - Gadling | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

If you're a frequent traveler as well as an animal-lover, there are two scenarios that likely describe you: petless and sad about it, or pet-owner, but usually forced to leave it at home or board it. Rent-a-Pet, which is also open to residents, pairs pet-friendly people with dogs (or cats) to ensure a good fit.

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Costa Rica to Close Zoos and Free Some Animals

Costa Rica to Close Zoos and Free Some Animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Costa Rica's giving animal enthusiasts another reason to daydream of traveling to the biodiverse country—officials plan to close the public zoos and un-cage all of the animals. The new motto when it comes to wildlife protection? "No cages," according to Environment Minister Rene Castro.

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Is Monsanto's Genetically Engineered Feed Dangerous for Animals ...

Is Monsanto's Genetically Engineered Feed Dangerous for Animals ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

New research is showing some troubling information about animals on the receiving end of industrial agriculture’s big GMO experiment.

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Five years' jail for animal smugglers 'good news' - Otago Daily Times

Smugglers caught taking endangered Otago wildlife out of New Zealand could soon face up to five years in prison, after a Select Committee report recommended harsher deterrents

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Study: Dolphins can problem solve like humans

Study: Dolphins can problem solve like humans | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A dog may be man's best friend, but dolphins can imitate human actions, and even how they solve problems.

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Deaths of NB children reveal inconsistencies in exotic pet regulations - Globe and Mail

Deaths of NB children reveal inconsistencies in exotic pet regulations - Globe and Mail | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
In the wake of the killing of two young brothers in Campbellton, N.B., by an African rock python, New Brunswick’s Department of Natural Resources is investigating how the pet store obtained 27 illegal animals (most of which are threatened or endangered species) that were found in the building, including four American alligators that were euthanized Friday.
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Fatal blunders amid sharp rise in animal experiments - Telegraph

Fatal blunders amid sharp rise in animal experiments - Telegraph | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Animals starved to death at a testing laboratory after staff forgot to feed them for nine days, it has emerged, as the numbers of animals undergoing testing in Britain last year rose to over 4 million.
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LOOK: Squirrel Sneaks In To Hang Out With Cat BFF

LOOK: Squirrel Sneaks In To Hang Out With Cat BFF | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
When wild animals sneak in through your doggy door, it might be time to call animal control. Unless of course the squirrel is only coming inside to hang out with his best friend -- who just happens to be your cat.
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How Pooches Can Replace Drugs : DNews

How Pooches Can Replace Drugs : DNews | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Dogs may help correct certain human mental health disorders by affecting brain chemistry and function. Just another reason we humans and our pets are just meant to be together.

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Bridging the Gap, Part I

Bridging the Gap, Part I | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
If you’re a vegan, do articles like this annoy you? You know the ones by environmentalists who talk at length about the hardships of a vegan diet despite the fact that choosing a plant-based diet is one of the best choices for the planet?
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