February 6, 2015
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Farm animals used in federal experiments to help the meat industry would receive new protections against mistreatment and neglect under legislation introduced on Thursday by a bipartisan group of lawmakers from both houses of Congress. The bill aims to extend the federal Animal Welfare Act to shield cows, pigs, sheep and other animals used for agricultural research at federal facilities, including the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb., a unit of the Department of Agriculture. The act, which became law in 1966, excluded those animals, focusing largely on cats and dogs used in laboratory research.
January 21, 2015
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Since the beginning of time, humans have speculated on what animals are truly thinking. The human-animal language barrier really puts a damper on things — if only we could get into the minds of our animal friends, and figure out what they really mean with all of those barks and meows.Until we figure that out, however, the new subreddit r/AnimalTextGIFs is giving our furry friends the voice they deserve by providing subtitles that accurately convey their emotions. Yes, your cat hates you. Sorry.
December 15, 2014
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On Thursday we told you about a stray dog and cat – best friends – who were found together in Georgia. We’re pleased to tell you that they’ve already found a home – together! Henni the dog and Penny the cat – both females –were brought to the Columbia County Animal Services in Grovetown after a woman discovered them in her yard. “They were brought in as strays to us by a citizen in Martinez who found them in her yard and the owner actually found them online and contacted us to let us know that they were her pets,” explained Shelter Operations Manager Daniel Mayne. “She wasn’t able to come back and reclaim them. Her husband is in the military and got stationed up in North Carolina so she wasn’t able to come back and get them.”
December 1, 2014
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Hello and thank you for the insane cat pictures. Below you will find an example of dog heroism.A cat in need of protection receives it and a further escalation is avoided. That is obviously good news. But more needs to be done to get at the root of the problem that caused the initial conflict between the two cats. That dog won’t always be around to bail its friend out. Perhaps the bully cat had a rough upbringing. Maybe there was some sort of traumatic incident in its past that makes it act out violently.
November 5, 2014
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The new book “Unlikely Heroes: 37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom” (Workman) will have you looking at dogs, cats, seals, horses and even cows in a different light. Author Jennifer S. Holland shares unexpected stories of heroism and empathy, from a horse who protects his owner from a pit bull, to a hippo who rescues a wildebeest from drowning.
October 30, 2014
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Why do some animals live to a ripe old age—a Gila monster at the Tel Aviv Zoo, for instance, is well over 40—while their compatriots die young? For snakes and lizards, at least, the answer seems to be to eat more veggies and have less sex, according to a new study published in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography. An international group of researchers collected data on 1,014 reptile species and analyzed factors affecting their life spans. The scientists also looked at distribution maps for each species and assessed the temperature, rainfall, and general productivity of each area where the lizards lived.