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Many people give money to charities believing their money will be used to help people in need. They don't always realize that their money may instead be used to fund testing on animals. While some people believe animal testing is necessary, there are now many humane ways to learn about disease and to test medical treatments, methods that are actually more effective than testing on animals and that do not cause pain and death to innocent creatures.
Here are just a few of the charities that currently fund testing on animals. If you object to testing on animals, let these charities know you cannot...
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The Humane Society of the United States strongly opposes keeping wild animals as pets. This principle applies to both native and nonnative species, whether caught in the wild or bred in captivity. The overwhelming majority of people who obtain these animals are unable to provide the care they require.

Caring for Wild Animals Is Difficult or Impossible

Despite what animal sellers may say, appropriate care for wild animals requires considerable expertise, specialized facilities, and lifelong dedication to the animals. Their nutritional and social needs are demanding to meet and, in many cases,...
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posted by SilentRevelry
Fox in trap - image not mine
Fox in trap - image not mine
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I found a fox, caught by the leg
In a toothed gin, torn from its peg,
And dragged, God knows how far, in pain.

Such torment could not plead in vain,
He looked at me, I looked at him.
With iron jaw-teeth in his limb.

"Come, little son," I said, "Let be.....
Don't bite me, while I set you free."
But much I feared that in the pang
Of helping, I should feel a fang
In hand or face .......
but must is must .........
And he had given me his trust.

So down I knelt there in the mud
And loosed those jaws all mud and blood.
And he, exhausted, crept, set free,
Into the shade, away from me;

The leg not broken ......
Then, beyond,
That gin went plonk into the pond.
Fox's paw after caught in paw - image not mine
Fox's paw after caught in paw - image not mine
posted by fun123fun
NOTE:this artical is not mine Swootz wrote this ok not me


Bear Baiting is cruel entertainment and a money-maker for some people in Pakistan. Bear baiting requires bears to have their claws and teeth removed, then they are chained to a post being forced to fight off several dogs. When the fighting is over, bears usually come out with ripped mouths and noses.


Donate to the --->> World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)



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posted by bluekatie
THEY ARE IN DANGER FOR THESE REASONS

Threats
Since European settlement, approximately 80% of Australia's eucalypt forests have been decimated. Of the remaining 20% almost none is protected and most occurs on privately-owned land.
Settlers favoured the rich fertile lands along the eastern seaboard to have their farms and urban developments. Unfortunately, this is where the majority of koalas are already living because they also like to live in trees which are growing in fertile soils.
Koalas in danger!
Once people hunted koalas for their fur and by the 1920's the animals were almost extinct....
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posted by jblvr
ONE OF THE MOST URGENT PROBLEMS IN OUR SOCIETY IS ANIMAL ABUSE.THIS PROBLEM STARTED A LONG TIME AGO WHEN AT FIRST JUST A FEW ANIMAILS WERE BEING ABUSED OR TREATED UNFAIRY.ALSO AFTER A WHILE,MENY PEOPLE STARTED TO ABUSE ANIMALS AND TREAT THEM UNFAIRLY EVERY DAY.IF THIS KEEPS HAPPING TO ALL THE ANIMALS THEY WILL WONDER IF THEY WILL DIE TODAY OR SOME TIME SOON.I BELIEVE THAT ALL OF THOSE ANIMALS HAVE RIGHTS JUST LIKE WE DO SO WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP STOP ANIMAL ABUSE IS BEFORE SOME ONE GETS THE ANIMAL THEY WANT WE SOULD MAKE THEM TAKE A LIE DETECTOR TEST SO WE CAN KNOW IF THEY ARE AN ANIMAL ABUSER.I...
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1. Be aware. Without phone calls from the concerned citizens who report cruelty in their neighborhoods, we wouldn't know about most instances of animal abuse. It all comes from the public, it all starts with YOU—that's why it's so important to keep your eyes and ears open. Get to know and look out for the animals in your neighborhood. By being aware, you're more likely to notice, for example, that the dog next door who was once hefty has lost weight rapidly—a possible indicator of abuse.

2. Learn to recognize animal cruelty. Here are some signs and symptoms that we see in many of the cases...
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posted by Mallory101
Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are like us." Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are not like us." Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction. ~Charles R. Magel


God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. ~Jacques Deval, Afin de vivre bel et bien


We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate...
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posted by Mallory101
Animal Cruelty: Acts of violence or neglect perpetrated against animals are considered animal cruelty. Some examples are overt abuse, dog fighting and cockfighting, and denying a companion animal the basic necessities of care, such as food, water or shelter.


Animal Hoarding or Collecting: Obsessive/compulsive disorder in which individual keeps a large number of animals-sometimes more than 100-in his or her home, and neglects to care for the animals and the home environment; "collectors" are usually in extreme denial about the situation. Technically, hoarding can be considered a crime, as it...
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The text below is an approximate translation of an article's excerpt that I read at National Geographic magazine.

The direction to the market typically begins the moment when some poor hunters and farmers capture wild animals for local poachers who promote them higher.In Asia wild animals end up at reception tables and pharmacies and in western countries at living rooms as decorative objects.The income of of this exploitaton is proportional to to the one of an auction of art works,the rarer the object the higher the cost.

Even though noone knows exactly the actual enormity of wild life poaching,one...
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There is no doubt that the best test species for humans are humans. It is not possible to extrapolate animal data directly to humans due to interspecies variation in anatomy, physiology and biochemistry.

Advancing in science is important. It is what helps us understand the world in which we live, and is especially important for medical research. However, some believe the myth that, in order to effectively continue our research, we must experiment on animals. This is not the case at all and, in fact, can give us inconclusive results. Here are just a few of the alternatives that are not only cruelty-free,...
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posted by Animaltribe
Animal heros Charles and Critcher.
Animal heros Charles and Critcher.
As Kari and her son were on a motorcycle ride, the two saw a large dogfight in the countryside. Kari pulled up and a woman later identified as Tatjana Sernosevic confronted her. Kari was forced to leave by Sernosevic's male accomplice.

Kari went home and grabbed her boyfriend Stan Critcher, the two returned to stop the fights. Sernosevic and Kari began to argue and the crowd gathered by as did Sernosevic's male accomplice. Kari's son began to tell the crowd Critcher and his mother fighting would be the only fight they would see. Kari and Tatjana got into a shoving match then the two began to punch and ended up on the ground.

Stan and the male accomplice began to fistfight. The crowd watched the fray. Kari's son cheered her and Stan on. After about 20 minutes Kari knocked Tatjana out cold and raised her fists in victory! Stan finished off the man and the two culprits were delived to authorities. Twenty pit bulls were saved because of the two and her son. Qqqa
Country road shows a dogfight in progress.
Country road shows a dogfight in progress.
Sernocevic dog fight event spotted by Kari and her boy.
Sernocevic dog fight event spotted by Kari and her boy.
Sernocevic watching the fights.
Sernocevic watching the fights.
Kari's son rooting on his mom!
Kari's son rooting on his mom!
Kari vs Tatjana
Kari vs Tatjana
Sernocevic and accomplice
Sernocevic and accomplice
The heroes
The heroes
Kari gets her son and Stan!
Kari gets her son and Stan!
Catfight at the dogfight
Catfight at the dogfight
Cheering crowd
Cheering crowd
Kari
Kari
Tatjana
Tatjana
Kari and Stan as Kari's son cheers!
Kari and Stan as Kari's son cheers!
Stan the man!
Stan the man!
Kari wins!
Kari wins!
Sernocevic gets Kari's foot!
Sernocevic gets Kari's foot!
Tatjana beat down.
Tatjana beat down.
Kari with her son after.
Kari with her son after.
posted by yoki96
A lot of people want to stop puppy mills, but they don't know how. But if you follow these 8 steps correctly, you and everybody else who did this will be one step closer to ending puppy mills, for good.

Do Not Buy Your Puppy From a Pet Store

That puppy who charmed you through the pet shop window has most likely come from a large-scale, substandard commercial breeding facility, commonly known as a puppy mill. In these facilities, parent dogs are caged and bred as often as possible, and give birth to puppies who could have costly medical problems you might not become aware of until after you bring...
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posted by SilverFanGirl
Puppy mills are cruel places for female dogs and their pups to be at. Female dogs are breed OVER AND OVER again just for money. They are not fed as much food as you usually give your dog. The pups are sold to unknown owners for the money. Who knows what the owners will do to the pups? The female dogs grow weak and forced to have more pups until their death. The pups move on to a different home. This is how Animal Abuse may start at:
Unknown people come in, buy pups and the people who breed them put the pups for a price. Then, the unknown owners make a price to agree on and the pup goes to the...
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American Pit Bull Terrier
American Pit Bull Terrier
We all know that dog fighting is a serious problem, especially with pitbulls.Despite being wonderful companion animals, Pit Bulls often attract the worst kind of dog owners—those who are only interested in them for fighting or protection. It's a shame what has happened to this loyal and affectionate breed. Despite its illegality, people are still training and breeding Pit Bulls to participate in dog fights across the country. Here are ten ways you can help end this cruel “sport”:

1. Support stronger laws. Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to keep up to date on dog fighting legislation in...
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Global meat consumption has increased from under 50 million tons annually to over 200 million tons in the last 50 years. The amount of animal manure produced in the U.S. is 130 times greater than the amount of human waste. This is causing more environmental and health problems than ever seen before. Here are 15 good reasons to stop eating meat (or at least cut down):

Health Reasons:

1. Lower risk of cancer. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has reported that vegetarians are less likely to get cancer by 25 to 50 percent.

2. Lower risk of heart disease. Researchers Dr. Dean Ornish...
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So this is an essay I wrote for school about why people shouldn't kill animals for their fur. I hope you like it! =)

Did you know 100 chinchillas are killed to make ONE fur coat? Or 55 wild mink? Or 18 red foxes? These are all things that not happen. But it's not only that, it is also the way that they are killed.
Thousands of beavers, cheetahs, cats, dogs, chinchillas, foxes, minks, rabbits, raccoons, seals, and bears are killed for their fur every year. Some are raised for it. They are kept in cramp spaces, and some are forced into bags or boxes to die of oxygen. Others get an injection....
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"As long as humans continue to be the ruthless destroyer of other beings, we will never know health or peace. For as long as people massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, those who sow the seed of murder and pain will never reap joy or love." Pythagoras

"Men dig their graves with their own teeth, and die more by those instruments than by all weapons of their enemies." Pythagoras

"But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun, and light, and of that proportion of life and time they had been born into the world to enjoy." Plutarch (Greek biographer...
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posted by Mallory101
President Obama & His new Dog, Bo
President Obama & His new Dog, Bo
April 29,2009

Today was President Barack Obama's 100th day in office. So, what has Obama done for, or against, animals in his first 100 days in office?

Expectations were high during campaign season. Obama and VP Joe Biden both had great records on animal issues heading into the election, and won the endorsement of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. One disappointment was Obama's statement that a hunter should head the Department of the Interior. Despite pleas from animal advocates, Obama appointed a hunter, Senator Ken Salazar, as Secretary of the Interior. However, Obama also appointed animal-friendly...
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PETA is not a group that everyone thinks they are. Look online and you will find that they kill hundreds of animals a year cause they cannot care for them so they euthinize them and throw them in dumpsters, if you don't believe me you can look it up and they actually got caught on video and two workers of PETA were caught by police for killing loads of animals. Just killing them and tossing them into trucks to dump into dumpsters. very sad that is why i am so against PETA for one and another is i think hunting, fishing, and trapping are ok only if it's needed for food or warmth like fur. but...
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