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Vet Removes A Tumor From A Ferret | Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet

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Boaters Rescue Bear With A Plastic Bottle On His Head

The other day, Tricia Hurt and her husband were boating on a lake near their home in Wisconsin when something unusual caught their eye. There, paddling along in the water ahead of them, was an animal in need of help. Credit: Tricia Hurt Though it wasn’t clear at first just what kind of animal it […]

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Helpful Cat Lets Her Dad Know When He’s Had Enough To Eat

When it comes to food, maintaining proper portion control can sometimes be a challenge — but lucky for Vincenzo Padula, he doesn’t have to watch what he eats. There’s someone else doing that for him. Credit: Gaia Garofalo Padula shares his home with a charming black cat named Eva. She’s a very mindful companion, insistent […]

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People Cheer As Tiny Inchworm Works To Find A Way Across A Gap

Where there’s a will, there’s a way — and that’s true when it comes to the smallest of animals, too. Just ask this very determined little inchworm. Credit: Lucy Pipkin The other day, Lucy Pipkins and her friends spotted the tiny inchworm making his way across a wooden deck. Though seemingly simply, it came with […]

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Little Dog Carrying A Giant Stick Makes Everyone Who Sees Him Smile

You may not think it to look at him, but this little dog named Bosco was born to lead. And his philosophy on the matter is clear: Walk softly and carry a big stick. You’d better make way for Bosco.Bosco, dubbed “king of the sticks,” has earned quite a reputation around town. While out on […]

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Outdoor Cat Finally Accepts Family That Moved Into ‘His’ House

When Heather Melanson and her fiancé moved into their new apartment one year ago, they had no idea that it came with a cat. They tried to befriend the fluffy orange kitty, whom they nicknamed Carrot Cake, but he seemed disinterested in making friends. “We would see him walk through our yard but he would never […]

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Why “Good Welfare” Isn’t “Good Enough”: Minding Animals and Increasing Our Compassionate Footprint

In this brief essay I take a broad perspective on the notion of unraveling welfare and consider animals living in different conditions ranging from caged individuals in laboratories and zoos to free-living or almost free-living wildlife. I’ll step outside of the laboratory because billions of animals are slaughtered for food in an industry that tortures […]

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The Other Side of Silence: Rachel Carson’s Views of Animals

The publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in 1962 is widely regarded as one of the major events that launched the modern environmental movement. Silent Spring is a compelling blend of stories, natural history, human values, and biological facts. In this essay we consider Carson’s attitude toward animals in Silent Spring and in other texts. […]

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Update! 350 Elephants Reportedly Killed By Poison In Botswana; Hold The Government Of Botswana & Those Responsible For The Poisoning Accountable!

UPDATE! WAN & Peace 4 Animals have learned from our partners on the ground in Africa that the 350 elephants found dead in Botswana were allegedly poisoned. The motive was reportedly due to the destruction of the community’s crops. The Government of Botswana had the opportunity to step up and fix this massive issue by […]

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Animal Welfare and Individual Characteristics: A Conversation Against Speciesism

It seems impossible for a human being not to have some point of view concerning nonhuman animal (hereafter animal) welfare. Many people make decisions about how humans are permitted to treat animals using speciesist criteria, basing their decisions on an individual’s species membership rather than on that animal’s individual characteristics. Although speciesism provides a convenient […]

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The Need to Include Animal Protection in Public Health Policies

Many critical public health issues require non-traditional approaches. Although many novel strategies are used, one approach not widely applied involves improving the treatment of animals. Emerging infectious diseases are pressing public health challenges that could benefit from improving the treatment of animals. Other human health issues, that overlap with animal treatment issues, and that warrant […]

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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees: A Flawed Paradigm or Work in Progress?

In his challenging article, Steneck (1997) criticized the creation of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) system established by the 1985 amendments to the Animal Welfare Act. He saw the IACUC review and approval of biomedical and behavioral research with animals as an unnecessary “reassignment” of duties from existing animal care programs to […]