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20 Reasons Why It Is Important to Raise Kids Around Animals
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, children, pets )

Cher
- 7 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
Many of us have fond memories of growing up with the family cat or dog (or both if your parents happened to be equal opportunity pet lovers). As it turns out, 62 percent of households in the United States include companion animals.
The Plight of Moldova's Orphanage Children
Offbeat  (tags: children, orphanage, Moldova )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.co.uk
More than 7,000 children have been placed in state-run institutions in Europe's poorest country, Moldova, and only 2% are orphans, While the horror stories of the orphanages of 1990s Romania were widely publicised,
Demanding Justice for Women and Children Abused By Irish Nuns
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Women, justice, Nuns, UNCAT, Ireland )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An inquiry last year into Ireland's Magdalene laundries, where for decades thousands of women were forced to work by nuns, found no evidence that workers were abused. But those who experienced life inside laundry walls angrily reject this,
Petitioning Grooveshark.Com Remove All Music/Profiles Of: Gary Glitter, Jonathan King and Rolf Harris - Now!
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, child, children, corruption, culture, crime, dishonesty, ethics, family, government, politics, society, safety, sadness, transportation, violence, world, abuse, corporate, ethics, environment, money, society, humans, culture, environment, ethics, b )

Wendy
- 8 days ago - change.org
Why? Obviously, because it is totally unacceptable to offer music by the above individuals - all convicted pedophiles - for "commercial and promotional" purposes - or in fact for any reason at all.
Understanding Black America and the Spanking Debate
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Abuse, Spanking Debate, Black America, USA )

Ray
- 9 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The NFL football star Adrian Peterson's child abuse scandal has sparked a national debate in America about spanking children and the growing illegality of certain kinds of "abusive" corporal punishments. In a personal piece,
Sibling Bullying Increases Depression Risk
Offbeat  (tags: children, Sibling, health, University of Oxford, UK )

Ray
- 22 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Being bullied regularly by a sibling could put children at risk of depression when they are older, a study led by the University of Oxford suggests.
Arizona Forces Statuary Rape Victim to Pay Child Support
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Court, Crime, Law, Sex, USA )

Ray
- 27 days ago - rt.com
A 24-year-old Arizona man is being asked to pay more than $15,000 in child support for a daughter he fathered at the age of 14 -- and didn't know existed until two years ago.
Hero Pit Bull Saves Boy From Bee Swarm
Offbeat  (tags: pit bull, boy, bee swarm, attacked, swarm of bees, Oregon, children, dogs, humans, pets, protection, safety )

Lone
- 32 days ago - abc7.com
A family's pit bull is being called a hero for dragging a little boy to safety after he was attacked by a swarm of bees near his Oregon home.
He Could Go to Jail for Defending Workers
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, activists, children, corruption, crime, culture, dishonesty, environment, fashion, ethics, humans, government, health, law, media, news, politics, safety, sadness, rights, travel, violence, world, government, healthconditions, humans, politics, 'CI )

Wendy
- 33 days ago - action.laborrights.org
Andy Hall,a British citizen,Thai company called Natural Fruit. Hall found serious rights abuses at one of Natural Fruit's pineapple canning factories, including child labor, illegally low wages, confiscation of identity documents, harrassment.......>
Whoa! - Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat and Never Has Been Company Insists
Offbeat  (tags: business, culture, design, funny, humans, interesting, odd, off-beat, society, world, bizarre, children, business, culture, design, funny, humans, humor, interesting, off-beat, society, unusual, world )

Caree
- 34 days ago - news.msn.com
Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan's global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: "But she's got whiskers!" The moon-faced creation that adorns everything from pencil cases to pyjamas isn't a
In America, Children Come to Guns Early
Offbeat  (tags: Guns, Children, USA )

Ray
- 34 days ago - bbc.co.uk
This week, a nine-year-old girl firing an Uzi submachine gun accidentally shot to death her weapons instructor. Not all Americans grow up shooting guns - but those who do often start young.
What Do Parents in Ferguson Tell Their Children?
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Education, Ferguson, Missouri, USA )

Ray
- 38 days ago - bbc.co.uk
For the second week, a school district in Ferguson, Missouri has cancelled classes to keep students and parents secure.
Cassidy, the Three-Legged Hero
Offbeat  (tags: women, pets, off-beat, news, interesting, humans, dogs, americans, children, pictures, safety, performance, CoolStuff, health, healthy, travel, animalwelfare, suffering, rescued, GoodNews )

Kelly
- 38 days ago - dogchannel.com
Why it is so important to offer your services to your local rescue as a foster. Cassidy, a 5-year-old Shetland Sheepdog-Australian Shepherd mix was found by the side of the road, buried under piles of litter. ~ THIS IS BABY
Terminally Ill Girl Gets Puppy After Internet Scam
Offbeat  (tags: animals, business, children, crime, culture, goodnews, humans, off-beat, pets, society )

Lone
- 39 days ago - abc7.com
A terminally ill girl now has a puppy after her mother tried to buy one from an online ad, but was scammed instead.
Giant Rubber Duck Floats Into Los Angeles Port to Join Tall Ships Festival - Video
Offbeat  (tags: arts, children, culture, design, funny, humans, humor, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, unusual, world )

Caree
- 40 days ago - ph.news.yahoo.com
Sure to bring a smile to your day..The giant bathtub toy at six-stories tall - the largest in the world, is part of an art installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. Since 2007, the gigantic duckie has called at ports and harbors across the globe.
 

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