Monthly Archives: November 2015

Circus Cat Chained To Truck For 20 Years Takes First Steps To Freedom

ANIMAL DEFENDERS INTERNATIONAL “It is magical to see him moving about in and out of the trees in his own piece of protected forest,” Creamer said. You can donate to ADI to support Mufasa in his twilight years, and help … Continue reading

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NIH Retires The Last Of Its Research Chimps : The Two-Way : NPR

After retiring hundreds of research chimpanzees in 2013, the NIH says 50 remaining chimps will no longer be used for medical studies.The 50 chimpanzees were kept in case they were needed in a public health emergency, but now they will … Continue reading

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Can We All Just Agree It’s Time To Treat Pigs Better?

Pigs are really smart, friendly and sociable — and on U.S. farms, some 4.9 million pregnant pigs are kept alone in crates so small they can’t even turn around.A new study, just published in the journal Plos One, suggests that the … Continue reading

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Dog Senses Baby Dolphin In Need, Rushes To Save Him

A little dog named Leia saved this baby dolphin’s life when she discovered him stranded on a beach in Wales earlier this month. Her human uploaded a video of the rescue to YouTube, explaining, “I was taking photos of the … Continue reading

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Anxious Bird Who Destroyed All Her Feathers Tells Rescuers ‘I Love You’

Anxious Bird Who Destroyed All Her Feathers Tells Rescuers ‘I Love You’ By Sarah V Schweig12 November 2015 GET OUR NEWSLETTER Life is looking up for a bird once called Hobby, the anxious exotic pet who destroyed all her feathers … Continue reading

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Here’s A Wild Fox In Chernobyl Making His Own Sandwich. That Is All.

This is a wild fox who lives in the Chernobyl nuclear exclusion zone in Ukraine. And here, you can watch him assemble a “five-decker sandwich.”According to the BBC, a team from Radio Free Europe had encountered the fox after stopping … Continue reading

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Ridiculously Giant Crab Escapes Fish Market Fate, Scores Cushy Aquarium Life

Life is tough when you’re an especially large edible crab with fishermen looming nearby.One lucky crustacean, however, was recently saved from becoming someone’s dinner when a seafood merchant showed some compassion.The massive brown crab (also known as edible crab) was … Continue reading

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Balding Former Circus Bear Finally Returns To The Wild

After years of abuse in a traveling circus, Cholita the spectacled bear has returned to the wild on Sunday. The successful rehabilitation is the result of months of hard work by Animal Defenders International (ADI), who rescued the bear as … Continue reading

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Poachers Are Hunting Down the World’s Last Wild Sumatran Rhinos | TakePart

Poachers Are Hunting Down the World’s Last Wild Sumatran RhinosThe arrival in Indonesia of a rhino named Harapan from an American zoo could offer hope for the species.(Photo: Supri/Reuters)NOV 12, 2015John R. Platt covers the environment, technology, philanthropy, and more … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart: ‘It’s Harder To Eat Meat When You Know The Animal’s Name’

“It’s harder to eat meat when you know the animal’s name,” Jon Stewart, who recently adopted his own pigs, confessed on “The Daily Show” Monday night. “They’re not different than cats and dogs, in terms of their desire to be … Continue reading

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