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Animal Care

This group is dedicated to those who seek justice for all animals that are neglected, abused, and tortured by our fellow humans.

Location: #life
Members: 23
Latest Activity: Sep 3

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EARTHLINGS

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EARTHLINGS is a feature length documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called "non-human providers." The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR) and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby .

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Gator taken from Ohio home, video showed taunts

Started by A Former Member Jun 8, 2013. 0 Replies

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 7-foot alligator found in an Ohio man's basement is malnourished, has bone disease from a lack of sun for 15 years and was being taunted by teenagers on a regular basis, authorities said Tuesday.The Humane Society of Greater Dayton confiscated the 15-year-old gator from its owner on Sunday in the southwestern Ohio home where it was being kept after a video was posted on Facebook showing the reptile being taunted.The video shows a young man laughing as he throws beer on top…Continue

Tags: exotic pets, captivity, animal cruelty, alligators

Going Undercover in an Industrial Slaughterhouse

Started by A Former Member Apr 20, 2013. 0 Replies

In the May issue of Harper’s magazine, Ted Conover, a longtime undercover and participatory journalist, details his job as an undercover federal meat inspector at an industrial slaughterhouse. Conover…Continue

Tags: cows, food, animal cruelty, disease, The Jungle

Costa Rica bans hunting as a sport

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Neal Dec 21, 2012. 5 Replies

From The Guardian. Such great news! I'm proud to be Latin American today.Costa Rica bans hunting as a sportThe biodiverse nation, with 25% of its land protected as reserves, becomes first Latin American country to ban huntingPumas are among Costa Rica's most treasured species. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images…Continue

Tags: goodnews, hunting, environmentalism, ban, Costa Rica

Republican Congressman Gloats About Bill To Enable Animal Torture

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Neal Aug 1, 2012. 18 Replies

Yep. Gotta stop those vegetarians from imposing their agenda on the rest of us good real Americans :-PRepublican Congressman Gloats About Bill To Enable Animal TortureBy Zack Beauchamp on Jul 18, 2012 at 3:20 pmRepresentative Steve King (R-IA), who is the sponsor of an amendment to the House Farm Bill that is both …Continue

Tags: politics, morality, ethics, law, animal rights

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Comment by Stephen on September 3, 2017 at 7:01am

Richard Dawkins: No Civilized Person Accepts Slavery, So Why Do We Accept Animal Cruelty?

Comment by Stephen on August 5, 2017 at 6:38pm

Comment by Chris on July 31, 2017 at 8:01am

It's sickening to me how many cultures still hold on to bullshit.

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TIGER PARTS AND CHINESE MEDICINE

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Tiger bone medicine
Almost every part of the tiger is utilized in Chinese medicine. The whiskers are consumed for toothaches and strength; the eyes are taken to reduce convulsions and as treatment for epilepsy, malaria, nervousness and cataracts. Tiger noses are also eaten for epilepsy and convulsions. Tail is taken for various skin diseases. Tiger claws are taken to treat insomnia, to tiger fat, for leprosy and rheumatism.

Modern products include the Nourish the Ovary Defer Decrepitude pills and Only Smart-Brain Liquid. Crushed and powdered tiger bone is mixed in wine and soup. Tiger bone potions are believed to cure rheumatism and arthritis, strengthen muscles and prolong life. Tiger wine is supposed to bring strength, prowess and virility to any man who drinks it.

An adult tiger generally yields about 24 pounds of bones. Tiger bone like all mammal bones are comprised mainly of phosphorous, calcium and iron. There is no scientific proof that tiger bone offers any health benefits. Some samples contain sensation-causing arsenic and mercury to make users think it works. Many medicines that purport to contain tiger bones or parts actually don't.

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I am nursing a cat with intestinal cancer.  The veteranarian suggested giving her chemotherapy.  I'm giving her steroids and subcutaneous fluids. A friend suggested giving her baby food.  She's eating that.

A/U isn't the place to talk about personal things.

Sorry.

Comment by Stephen on May 22, 2017 at 8:59pm

Stockpiles of dead tiger and rhino body parts go up in smoke in Nepal

Comment by Chris on May 4, 2017 at 11:00pm

Empirical Evidence: Cats Love People

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Any cat owner will tell you: cats hold humans in contempt. Oh sure, they pretend to like you, rubbing around your legs and purring until you produce the food bowl. But as soon as mealtime is over, they go right back to normal mode — sneering condescension.

But what if you learned that you’re wrong and that given a choice, cats will pick human companionship over toys, food and appealing smells? That’s exactly what three researchers have discovered, and they have the charts and numbers to prove it.

Researchers at Oregon State University offered 38 cats a choice between food, a toy, an interesting smell (catnip, a gerbil) and attention from a human.

Thirty-seven percent preferred food to anything else. Eleven percent liked toys, and one cat was preoccupied with the smells of catnip and gerbils.

But 19 of them — half! — preferred the company of humans above all, choosing them over other entertainment possibilities.

So cats are not haughty and aloof. They’re affable, affectionate and selfless. They love you for yourself alone, and not for your skill with a can opener. Yeah, right."

Comment by Chris on November 12, 2016 at 7:08am

Napa Wildlife Rescue Center

A thing of spirit


This saga started with two bicyclists stopping to watch a Red-tailed hawk on top of a woodpile near the highway in Yountville. The bird’s wing was dragging and he was moving slowly. They called the Hawkline and Autumn and Theresa went to rescue the bird. Autumn did the examination and thought there was a good chance that the wing would heal. Dr. Jeff Northrop x-rayed the wing and confirmed a double fracture. It wasn’t in a joint and a mend was possible. So the process began. Stitches closed cuts, and the wing was immobilized in a way that would encourage the fractures to heal. He was fed and kept in a small enclosure to limit movement. 
The wraps came off to check on progress, physical therapy was done and the wraps went back in place. More x-rays were taken and compared to those from the intake. The break was healing. Another expert was pulled into the mix. The wrap stayed off and he was moved to a larger enclosure at Carol’s house to wait for the new feathers to grow.
As he got better, another problem emerged. He had a fire for freedom and would sometimes hit hard against the aviary walls. He tore a wound in his good wing that needed two small stitches. There was a gap between our certainty about his readiness to leave, but keeping him confined was adding new risks. The wing looked good and he was holding it up, but the only way to know was to see him fly a distance.
The bird was attached to a creance line (basically a leash), which was long enough to demonstrate his ability to fly without setting him free. We kept him out until it was clear he was flying well. He was ready – something he probably already knew. There was no point in delaying. We packed up and headed back to the area not far from the woodpile where this story started. 
This time, when the box opened, there was no leash. He came out quickly, hungry to stretch those wings, but then landed and just looked around. He apparently needed a minute to process. He looked at us, and seemed to decide we were far enough away. He looked at the ground behind him, maybe looking for the leash that wasn’t there. He looked around at the prospects of the place, and then you could see him decide. You could almost hear his engines rev, as his stance shifted, and he lifted off for the short flight home.
Click to see more pictures, of wildlife, rescues and releases.
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Comment by Stephen on July 20, 2016 at 11:29am

You see love of animals is universal.

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Comment by Neal on July 23, 2012 at 1:31pm

Power over lesser beings seems to be desired by some.

 

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