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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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"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 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 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 haha_price
Hello. I am Haley. And I for one am aginst animal abuse. People are hurting them when they did nothing wrong. Are you aginst animal abuse too? I hope that you are. The poor animals cant say anything. And have you seen the comercials for animal abuse? We humans are very cruel people. But not all of us are. If you are a person who is aginst animal abuse and want to stop it just join this club, maybe we could all make a difference in what is ahppening. Maybe if we can get enough people to join this club we could get sponcers to help. Thankyou for reading this.
Haley
Why dos this have to happen...

You hit me,
You punch me,
You kick me,
You lunge me.
Now I’m dead,
I’m passed,
I’m gone,
All because of you,
I didn’t live long,
I was still small,
Still little,
Still bitty,
I wanted to be your friend,
But all you did was hit me,
Now I’m not here,
Now I’m gone,
Do you now feel my pain,
That I felt for so long,
I just wanted love,
I just wanted a friend,
But because of you,
It is my end.

This poem is about animal abuse, and how people hurt their animals, who just want love. If you care about animals who are abused.
Animal Rights and Libertarianism: My Reasoning

“Animals are mans instruments”
                 -- Kant

    Nothing is more disheartening to the animal lover than that of private property, the corner stone of libertarian ideology. To view life through the eyes of property can be depressing when that property feels pain. Is there a common ground? Is there a way to blend liberty with animal life? It is this particular vegetarians argument that libertarianism is the only route to that harmony, yet...
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posted by Mallory101
For more than a century, humans have deliberately pitted dog-aggressive dogs who will instinctively give their all in staged fights against one another. Why are animal welfare advocates no closer to ending this brutal bloodsport?

The crowd's roar dulled to a hum as the next two fighters appeared. The previous match had been short, as one contestant quickly outmatched his opponent, mauling him badly and tearing off an ear. But this final fight matched two highly respected and feared combatants. They eyed each other warily as their handlers finished corner preparations. Spectators came to the...
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Tips or ways to help out Animals in your hometown!
-Help out at an Animal Shelter!
-Gather friends/family and adopt a stray dog OR cat OR even some other animal
-Treat your dog/cat or other animals well. When they do something wrong like steal food from you, say "no" in a low voice INSTEAD of yelling and screaming at them. They cannot understand high pitches
-Tell your friends to treat their animals the RIGHT Way. Like no loud screaming(if u have little siblings, that's okay) or no slapping their butts if they do ONE SMALL THING (Trust me, I know)
-When helping at an Animal Shelter, make sure your mentors know to use a fake arm to test the animal's behavior
-If you see someone abusing their dog or other animals, step up, take the animal away or run straight to other help.
PLEASE! Try these out! They may help! You knows, maybe Animal Abuse will come to a stop. Don't forget to watch Animal Planet to learn MORE about animal behavior
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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In the 10th century, King Howel of Wales declared that the penalty for killing a greyhound was the same as that of killing a person—death. In the days of the Egyptians, greyhounds were valued by the pharaohs for their grace, beauty and mild temperament. But in the 21st century greyhounds in the racing world are prized for only one thing—speed. In 2003 alone, an estimated 7,500 to 20,000 greyhounds were euthanized simply because they couldn't run fast enough.

It's is an industry that exists solely for the entertainment of humans—at the cost of animal lives. "Greyhound racing is cruel and...
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posted by Anamika
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There are many people who say milk isn’t cruel, because it doesn’t involve killing. But one thing milk is, is Pure Torture!
Milk is produced by the cow for its calf, is not for you.
Calves are separated from their mothers on the first night since they were born, and from then onwards, they are forced to eat on an adult cows diet, which obviously, the calf isn’t ready for.
The separation is very traumatic and distressing for the mother and the calf.

A cow can only produce milk only after it has given birth to a calf and so cows are made pregnant repeatedly and have the suffer the same separation, again and again!
These cows are so over-milked that they get udder infections, which means the milk you drink may also contain traces of blood and pus.
After a cow (our 'milk machines') cannot produce produce any more milk, they are sent to the dreaded place- The Slaughter House!

Written By- Anamika G (MEEEE!)
posted by Cinnamonleaf
Have you ever heard of puppy pounds? Well they're not good. People use dogs as live stock. They just put dogs in small cages, so small they can't even stand. They breed the dogs until they can't be bred anymore. Then they let the dogs into the wild. You're probably thinking, "They mustn't be all bad right? I mean they let the dogs go." WRONG! Yes, they let the dogs go, but by the time the dogs are released, they can't even walk. Nobody will want them because they're old, and people like puppies. They are just left there to die and be eaten by foxes and vultures. Puppy Pounds are evil. If you agree with me, message me. Let me know that you are against this. Help with the cause and message me.
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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posted by africagirl
Are animals toys?

I love my family. Really I love all oft them. I would never harm one member of my family. I’m not bad. That’s not my nature. I’m not that bad some people think.
My best friend is the little girl. She is the smallest person of my family. And I know that she doesn’t understand many things yet. I also know that she loves me very much. Sometimes we are together alone. When the parents don’t find the time to look after her, then they give her to me. Then I look after her and play with her. I love to do that, because I love her. I love to spend time with the little girl...
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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 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 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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