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Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: Rescued farm animals, kindness crusaders, , Victoria, Australia, visit nursing homes, bringing comfort and happiness, a goat, a chicken, a sheep, Dinella Aged Care Facility )

- 1506 days ago -
Many of us are familiar with the idea of therapy animals, particularly friendly dogs and cats who visit sick children or victims of abuse and neglect. However, dogs and cats are not the only domestic animals that can provide us humans with great comfort.
Gore Goes Vegan
Green Lifestyle  (tags: concern for the environment, fight global warming, overconsumption of meat, factory farm, huge threats on the planet and our healt, Bill Clinton, Orpah, Bill Gates, plant-based foods, health reasons )

- 1604 days ago -
Former Vice President Al Gore is following in the footsteps of his former boss and is embracing a vegan diet. Read Latest Breaking News from 2013/11/26/id/538735?ns_
A Feast Of Ways To Support Humane Treatment Of Turkeys
Offbeat  (tags: Thanksgiving, Adopt a Turkey, Farm Sanctuary, Ban Turkey Pardon, Ethical Turkey, Help Thanksgiving Turkeys, Thanksgiving Turkeys, Turkey Pardon )

- 1605 days ago -
The tradition of chowing down on a big juicy turkey may be age-old, but the inhumane way many of these birds are treated is relatively new.
Starfish Are Turning Into Goo, But Scientists Don't Know Why
Offbeat  (tags: marine invertebrates, health of oceans, starfish, disintegrating, sea star wasting syndrome, ripple effect through food chain, environmental stressors, increased water temperature, crosses species )

- 1608 days ago -
From California to Alaska, large populations of sea stars, or starfish, are developing mysterious lesions on their bodies and rapidly disintegrating--sometimes in a matter of hours--and turning into what scientists are describing as "white goo."
Overkill: Armed Agents Raid Wisconsin Animal Shelter; Kill Baby Deer Named Giggles
Animals  (tags: animal cruelty, animal welfare, armed agents raid animal shelter, DNR, kill baby deer, Wisconsin, Giggles, wildlife reserve )

- 1721 days ago -
When an Illinois family brought a baby fawn to a no-kill shelter at the Society of St. Francis on the Kenosha-Illinois border, they figured the fawn's mother had abandoned her, and hoped to save her life.
American Family Catch Incredibly Rare Six-Tentacled Octopus During Greek Vacation.. Then Bash It to Death and Serve With Lemon
Offbeat  (tags: rare octopus, hexapus, six legged, only the second recorded worldwide, found on a snorkelling trip, Greece, smashed against a rock )

- 1727 days ago -
After catching an octopus, Labros Hydras followed local tradition by killing it and taking it to a taverna to be served for his supper.That is when he discovered this was no ordinary specimen- it was a 'hexapus' with six legs instead of the usual eight.
With Dog Thefts on the Rise Nationally, Hamtramck Woman Searches for Her Lilly
Animals  (tags: stolen dogs, dog thefts on the rise nationally, Lilly is an Australian silky terrier, owner Erica Pietrzyk, Hamtramck, stolen from back yard, sold on the black market )

- 1728 days ago -
On the afternoon of July 6, Pietrzyk let Lilly outside in the secured back yard, went back up to her flat in a house on Gallagher and chatted for about two minutes with her downstairs neighbor. When she went back outside, Lilly was gone.
Washington Dog Owner Who Forgot Dog on Chain Is Charged With Cruelty
Animals  (tags: animal cruelty, severe animal neglect, dog tethering or chaining, Imbedded chains, owner having no contact with dog, dogs constantly left on chain or tied up )

- 1729 days ago -
Lafountain told SCRAPS that he forgot about the young dog, telling the shelter staff that after "several weeks" of no contact with the puppy, he finally went outside to care for him and discovered that the chain was buried in the dog's neck.
Cops Shoot Family Dog Just Because
Animals  (tags: animal cruelty, police officers, Chicago suburb, shot dog without any provocation, Grady just sitting on front porch, family dog, Randy Green suing South Holland )

- 1755 days ago -
Police officers in a Chicago suburb sat in front of a home for 20 minutes, then without any provocation shot the family dog, who had been calmly sitting on the front porch, the dog's owner claims in court.
Center Line, Michigan Police Kill Nursing Mama Dog in Her Own Yard (Photos)
Animals  (tags: animal welfare, animal cruelty, Center Line, Michigan, Diamond, pit bull dog, shot by police officers, CLPD, , no aggression shown by dog, dog was laying down when police arrived, police using intimidation against owner )

- 1772 days ago -
A Center Line pit bull dog with a litter of young puppies is dead after allegedly being shot by officers from the Center Line Police Department. Her crime: she had escaped out of her yard and come around to the front of her house.
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