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The Unintended Cost of Intensive Modern Farming Might Just Be Our Health - Huffington Post UK

The Unintended Cost of Intensive Modern Farming Might Just Be Our Health - Huffington Post UK | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The report, Zoonotic Diseases, Human Health and Farm Animal Welfare, warns that the tendency to rear animals in confined indoor spaces, using selective breeds and intensive management methods to dramatically increase production to satisfy voracious consumer demand for meat and other animal products is putting human health in serious danger..
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Animal rights advocate asks Spain to nix bullfighting - KRNV My News 4

Animal rights advocate asks Spain to nix bullfighting - KRNV My News 4 | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Nobel Literature laureate J.M. Coetzee has called on Spain to abandon plans to protect the practice of bullfighting, something he called "an archaic form of entertainment. In an open letter to Spain's legislature released on Thursday, Coetzee called bullfights "a throwback to a time when people took no heed of the feelings of animals" which he said had no place in 21st century Spain.

 

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SeeYou's comment, May 23, 2013 1:29 PM
That exists also in France and Portugal...
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Animal Cruelty Video Sparks Internet Outrage in Russia - RIA Novosti

Animal Cruelty Video Sparks Internet Outrage in Russia - RIA Novosti | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Hidden camera footage apparently depicting Russian circus trainers beating monkeys with a stick has sparked outrage on the Internet and among animal rights activists

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URGENT! ROMANIAN SANCTUARY IN DESPERATE NEED! - Care2

URGENT! ROMANIAN SANCTUARY IN DESPERATE NEED! - Care2 | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The animals in Romania are desperate for help. They are born to suffer on the streets and in the shelters of the country, and it is the belief of Romania Animal Rescue that this should not be their destiny.
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Catriona MacLennan: Review of animal welfare law too timid - New Zealand Herald

Catriona MacLennan: Review of animal welfare law too timid - New Zealand Herald | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"New Zealand in 2013 has the opportunity to take a bold step and introduce the best animal welfare laws in the world. This would not only enhance our international reputation but would bring economic benefits as we could charge a premium for exports produced without cruelty to animals."

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Dog is Rescued While Rescuing a Kitten - Neatorama

Dog is Rescued While Rescuing a Kitten - Neatorama | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
An animal control officer in Anderson, South Carolina, responded to a call about a barking dog. When Michelle Smith went to investigate, she found a tiny Shih Tzu mix barking in a ravine. Smith climbed down the embankment ...
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Animal Consciousness by Jeff Warren - Psychology Tomorrow Magazine

Animal Consciousness by Jeff Warren - Psychology Tomorrow Magazine | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Scientists and philosophers have long erected an insurmountable barrier between humans and animals. Columnist Jeff Warren argues this is changing.
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NJ Senate Passes Patrick’s Law Strengthening Animal Cruelty Penalties

NJ Senate Passes Patrick’s Law Strengthening Animal Cruelty Penalties | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The New Jersey Senate unanimously passed S1303, designated as Patrick’s Law, yesterday afternoon. The bill is named for the Pit Bull named Patrick, who was rescued in 2011 after he was starved to the brink of death, then dumped down an apartment complex trash chute in Newark. The proposed law revises penalties for animal cruelty, toughening both civil and criminal penalties for abuse and neglect.
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This is not a time for lion tacos

This is not a time for lion tacos | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Last week in Tampa, Florida Taco Fusion, a taqueria known for its “exotic” food offerings made national headlines by adding lion tacos to its menu.
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Resolution Opposing Gas Chamber for Shelter Pets « Homeward ...

Resolution Opposing Gas Chamber for Shelter Pets « Homeward ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Last week, Congressman Jim Moran, representing Northern Virginia and co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, introduced a resolution (H.Res 208) opposing the use of gas chambers to euthanize shelter animals and encouraging individual States to ban the cruel practice. Twenty states (including Virginia) have already done so..
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Mental health key to animal welfare - FarmersWeekly

Mental health key to animal welfare - FarmersWeekly | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Animal welfare not only relates to the health and physical well-being of an animal, but includes its mental state, according to head of farm animals at the RSPCA, Julia Wrathall.

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New Jersey moves forward with animal welfare laws - Examiner.com

New Jersey moves forward with animal welfare laws - Examiner.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Three bills were passed by the New Jersey state Assembly on May 20, 2013 that are important steps forward in the realm of animal welfare in this state.

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Special Needs Dogs

Special Needs Dogs | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Meet Kobe, Yukon and a family of Chihuahuas that haven’t let their so-called disabilities get in the way of having a fun, fulfilling life with the help of a loving family. In fact, they aren’t just surviving, they’re thriving!
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ANIMAL RIGHTS Bear bile IPO scrapped after protests from animal rights groups

ANIMAL RIGHTS Bear bile IPO scrapped after protests from animal rights groups | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A maker of bear-bile products withdrew its application for an initial public offering as regulators increased scrutiny of companies seeking listings.

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Man sentenced to 7 years in prison for beating zoo monkey to death ...

Man sentenced to 7 years in prison for beating zoo monkey to death ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Michael Watkins, 22, of Weiser, Idaho, in March pleaded guilty to attempted grand theft, a felony, and misdemeanor animal cruelty stemming from the break-in and beating death of the monkey at Zoo Boise in November..
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Canadian animal rights group unveils proactive ad campaign - Farms.com

An animal rights group – Mercy for Animals Canada started a national ad campaign to be displayed on public transit attempting to compare farm animals to beloved pets like cats and dogs. .
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Legislation is right step for state animal welfare - Martinsburg Journal

While not all legislation regarding dogs and cats in West Virginia has been reasonable or necessary, the Legislature has taken some admirable steps recently to do good things for the creatures in our care..
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Pit bulls strain Wausau animal shelter's budget

Pit bulls strain Wausau animal shelter's budget | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The Humane Society of Marathon County says pit bulls are straining the shelter's budget because it's more difficult to find new homes for the breed with a vicious reputation.
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Texas votes unanimously to ban animal shelter gas chambers - Care2

Texas votes unanimously to ban animal shelter gas chambers - Care2 | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The last 30 animal shelters in South and West Texas will no longer end the lives of unwanted shelter dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies by gas chambers using carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide.

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Animal experiments at Welsh universities increase by 83% over three years

Animal experiments at Welsh universities increase by 83% over three years | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Campaigners raise concerns as figures show 180,000 animals have been used in scientific experiments at universities in Wales since 2010.

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Probe ordered after cattle perish without water - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Probe ordered after cattle perish without water - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The Queensland Government says it could prosecute those responsible for the deaths of 46 cattle at a government research station in the state's north.

The heifers were found dead at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry's Swans Lagoon facility near Ayr earlier this month.

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The Ag-Gag War: How undercover animal-rights activists are winning it

The Ag-Gag War: How undercover animal-rights activists are winning it | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Cody Carlson had no way of preparing for this moment. He was a Manhattan kid, days removed from working as an analyst for a business-intelligence firm, where he scrutinized corporations and their executives. Now he was standing in a bleak barn at New York's largest dairy farm.

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Damien Mander's Journey from Sniper to Animal Rights Activist

Damien Mander's Journey from Sniper to Animal Rights Activist | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Meat-eating is strongly associated with cultural perceptions of masculinity and power. Here's how Damien Mander got into animal rights.
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SPCA investigates animal rescue farm near Calgary - CBC.ca

SPCA investigates animal rescue farm near Calgary - CBC.ca | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The owner, Tara Davies, told CBC News she has shut the farm down and adopted out the animals. Davies didn't want to comment further on the allegations by her former volunteers.

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New film invites us into our pets world to discover moments of pure joy

New film invites us into our pets world to discover moments of pure joy | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Via PR Newswire – "Savour Every Moment", a new short film by renowned filmmaker, Keith Hopkin, was an instant hit with pet lovers and pets alike when it debuted on Saturday during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
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