Animals Find Forever Homes This Holiday

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There are millions of loving and healthy cats and dogs sitting in shelters that are in need of a “forever home” or simply just a family to belong to. The Tri-County Animal Shelter recently announced its holiday promotions, which began Dec. 1 with a “Home 4 The Holidays” event and will finish off the month with a big holiday party Dec. 19.

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Companies Like Kikkoman Are Still Testing on Animals

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Kikkoman, the Japanese soy-product manufacturing company known for their ubiquitous bottles of soy sauce, is on blast this month for conducting violent experiments on animals while testing their products. PETA, the animal rights organization, published an investigation of the company’s history of animal testing and found multiple examples of experiments where animals are mutilated and killed for the testing of soy products. 

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The Person Who Taught Me To Love Animals

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Every evening after dark she’d begin to make the sandwiches.  She’d spread out peanut butter on the bread, then the sliced bananas. She’d use a whole loaf each night. We’d put the sandwiches out on the wooden platform she’d affixed to the sill of the window that looked into the towering trees behind her house in suburbia. We’d turn out the kitchen lights.

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Hairy Animals Teach Us How to Keep Robots Clean

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If you own a cat or a dog, you’re familiar with their grooming habits. All of that licking might seem excessive — especially if the dog is doing it under the dinner table or the cat is doing it on the pillow next to your head.  But staying clean is essential to their health and their grooming habits could actually teach hairless creatures such as ourselves how to improve the cleanliness of a range of technologies.

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Remembering The Animals That Served Alongside Our Soldiers

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Whether attending a Remembrance Day service or simply paying respects to those who gave their lives in conflicts, how many people actually study the sculpture of the men and horses at the core of the National War Memorial in Ottawa?

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Humans and Animals Lead Social Groups In Similar Ways

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In social groups of both humans and animals members look to their leaders for guidance and support. Researchers have long studied the roles of animals within groups as they work together to hunt, forage or fight; but the ability a leader has to encourage members to work collaboratively has remained slightly more ambiguous.

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Photo Perfectly Captures How Animals Actually Rescue Us

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Sometimes an image surfaces that perfectly captures a feeling we thought could never be totally conveyed.  This particular image shows a woman tearfully embracing a dog in an emotional moment that appears to be a reunion or a first-meeting. It was posted on October 19 on Facebook by a user who compiles “funny, inspirational animal photo quotes” and shared over 54,000 times.

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