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April Fools' Day Animal GIFs To Make You Laugh

April Fools' Day Animal GIFs To Make You Laugh | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

... trickery is upon us, and what could be a better way to celebrate than GIF upon GIF of animals tricking each other? Really, we couldn't think of anything.

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Young Edmonton girl uses Make-a-Wish to help animals in need

Young Edmonton girl uses Make-a-Wish to help animals in need | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A young Edmonton girl living with a chronic illness has chosen to help animals in need over helping herself. Twelve-year-old Sidney is living with chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction syndrome, a rare disorder that severely affects her intestines.

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Activists Announce 'Goddard's Law' to Protect Animals

Activists Announce 'Goddard's Law' to Protect Animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

FOX 8’s Dick Goddard, a longtime supporter of animals, is backing the new legislation that shares his name. The bill is in the works in the Ohio State Legislature and supporters said it would make the punishment fit the crime.

“We’ve gotta do it,” said Goddard. “We gotta hop into the 21st century as far as animal abuse goes, we’ve gotta get it into a felony category and with everybody’s help, by golly we’re gonna do it.” Beichler said the bill has a good chance of becoming law with Dick’s support.

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'Return to the Dark Ages of animal welfare' - Campbell River Mirror

The SPCA notified the community via a letter on its website on Wednesday afternoon that it would be ceasing its operations in Campbell River after 30 years of providing protection for animals. That decision is already having a far-reaching effect on the community.

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Money . . . it's always about money, never about the animals, :(

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Temporary Victory for Animals & Animal Shelter Workers

Temporary Victory for Animals & Animal Shelter Workers | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Your Help Needed on April 8. (SEIU 721). LA City animal shelter workers and concerned community members just won a big victory for homeless animals. We stopped Animal Services General Manager Brenda Barnett from ...
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I can't say it enlugh -- people have power. We just have to USE it!

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Chimps, gorillas and other primates in peril amid illegal trafficking and forest destruction

The multibillion-dollar trade in illegal wildlife _ clandestine trafficking that has driven iconic creatures like the tiger to near-extinction _ is also threatening the survival of great apes, a new...

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FILE - In this July 18, 2012 file photo provided by the Chicago Zoological Society shows Maggie, a Bornean orangutan who lives in Brookfield Zoo’s Tropic World exhibit, relaxing on her 51st birthday in...   (Associated Press)
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You're Eye-to-Eye With a Whale in the Ocean. What Does It See?

You're Eye-to-Eye With a Whale in the Ocean. What Does It See? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A deep dive into how the most intelligent creatures in the ocean perceive their world.

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6 animals with pets of their own

6 animals with pets of their own | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
From a gorilla who loves cats to an elephant with its own dog, check out these astonishing stories of interspecies affection.

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Animals Can Be Ambassadors For Forgiveness, Generosity, Peace, Trust, and Hope

Animals Can Be Ambassadors For Forgiveness, Generosity, Peace, Trust, and Hope | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

I wonder what Jasper, Aussie, and other moon bears carry in their head - what remnants of unspeakable abuse and trauma remain. Perhaps they also talk about how lucky they are to have been rescued and that not all humans are bad, that they can trust some of us. Many of the bears have been able to get over a lot of what they experienced, at least overtly, and depend on the trust, loyalty, and love that they've developed over time with the same mammalian species - human beings - who couldn't care less about their well-being.

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Sadie bear's curator insight, January 9, 2014 12:13 PM

i wonder if moon bears corry emotions about being thankful. do they realise they have been rescued or do they just think every bear goes through this type of life. what big greatful giants. i would love to work with moon bears

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Horse slaughter, Oklahoma House Bill 1999, signed by Governor Mary Fallin

Horse slaughter, Oklahoma House Bill 1999, signed by Governor Mary Fallin | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 1999 Friday, ending the prohibition on horse meat processing for export in Oklahoma.
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Drone will range freely over farms to keep tabs on animal welfare

Drone will range freely over farms to keep tabs on animal welfare | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
An animal welfare group is about to become the first in Australia to deploy surveillance drones to hunt for evidence of animal abuse on private property.
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Is the Zoo an Educational Experience for Children

Is the Zoo an Educational Experience for Children | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
So what are we teaching our Children in the relationship between humans and animals? We are perpetuating the separation between Human and animal, human domination over the animal kingdom, with no regard for the Life of the animal, for the Right to Life, within this physical existence.
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Do dogs have stable personality traits?

Do dogs have stable personality traits? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
We often talk about people having particular personality types, such as extroversion/introversion. Is it true that dogs have particular personalities too, and are they fixed or do they change over time? A new study by Jamie Fratkin (University of Texas at Austin) and colleagues takes a look at this.
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April Fools' Day: Nature's Wildest Masters of Deception

April Fools' Day: Nature's Wildest Masters of Deception | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

April Fools’ Day is when people roll out their best pranks, tricks, and other shenanigans just for the sake of a good laugh. But compared with the tricksters of the animal kingdom, we’re all just amateurs.

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Health dept. plans to hire more dog catchers

Health dept. plans to hire more dog catchers | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Nashville euthanized 78 percent of the 10,290 animals that wound up in the city shelter during its last budget year — including 25 percent of the dogs deemed suitable for adoption. More dogs are likely to end up at the shelter because of a new state law that allows animal control officers to more liberally use tranquilizer guns.

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Senate bill targets cost-of-care recovery from animal cruelty defendants

House Bill 82, known as the Costs of Care of Seized Animals Act, passed the state House of Representatives on Jan. 23. Sponsored by state Rep. Brian L. Ellis, R-11, of Butler County, the bill would let an animal welfare group or a county or municipal official file a petition in the same jurisdiction that the animal cruelty charges were filed seeking reimbursement for costs associated with providing food, water, shelter and medical care.

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Animal doctors and animal shelters battle over new proposal

Animal doctors and animal shelters battle over new proposal | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
“It's a reasonable expectation that a private person taking an animal to a shelter get a standard of care in that shelter,” she told South Carolina Radio Network. “And veterinarians are concerned that is not always happening.” ...
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Maybe I missed it, but just who is doing these surgeries, etc., shelter workers or Vets?

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Origins of human teamwork found in chimpanzees

Origins of human teamwork found in chimpanzees | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Teamwork has been fundamental in humanity's greatest achievements but scientists have found that working together has its evolutionary roots in our nearest primate relatives – chimpanzees.

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SAD: Grieving Dolphin Mom Carries Decaying Calf For Days

SAD: Grieving Dolphin Mom Carries Decaying Calf For Days | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Tourists in search of a dolphin stampede or intimate whale encounter were instead exposed to a rare and tragic marine life tragedy Tuesday when their sight-seeing boat came across a dolphin funeral procession.

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Animal assisted therapy reduces stress levels

Animal assisted therapy reduces stress levels | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Studies support that companion animals or animal assisted therapy may help reduce stress experienced by people at different times in their life.

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Chickens and Autism: How 'Goldie' Helps a Michigan Teen

Chickens and Autism: How 'Goldie' Helps a Michigan Teen | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
With the help of a feathered friend, Alair Bergman of Ortonville, Mich. has overcome autism symptoms, written a book and plans for a bright future.
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The Brains of the Animal Kingdom

The Brains of the Animal Kingdom | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

How do you give a chimp—or an elephant or an octopus or a horse—an IQ test? It may sound like the setup to a joke, but it is actually one of the thorniest questions facing science today. Over the past decade, researchers on animal cognition have come up with some ingenious solutions to the testing problem. Their findings have started to upend a view of humankind's unique place in the universe that dates back at least to ancient Greece.

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New Dangers from Factory Farm Bacteria and Antibiotics | Earth in Transition

New Dangers from Factory Farm Bacteria and Antibiotics | Earth in Transition | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Factory farms like to tell us that the increasingly antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the animals there can't be transmitted to humans. A new study shows this to be categorically untrue.

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Kids target of animal cruelty program

Kids target of animal cruelty program | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
CHILDREN as young as six are being counselled after committing animal cruelty. (Kids target of animal cruelty program: PLAN to stop the 'cruelty connection' between children harming animals and...
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Why human suffering and animal welfare are the one issue

Why human suffering and animal welfare are the one issue | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The western concept and practice of human welfare and human rights has progressed steadily from its humble beginning in Victorian England. The same cannot be said of animal welfare or animal rights..
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