Stray Dog Rescued in Mumbai

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An old stray dog was wounded in the Mumbai attacks and rescued. The survival of the aging Sheru, despite a gunshot wound to his left shoulder, has become an uplifting and soothing symbol of Mumbai's recovery to many of the city's anxious and angry citizens. He is now recovering and will hopefully find a home. Sadly, he is the lucky one in a city filled with starving strays. But still.

Palin Supports Brutal Method of Killing Wolves

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The wolves suffer needlessly because hunters simply wound them more often then not firing from an airplane. I understand there may be some instances where predator control is necessary. I'm not an absolutist on this point. Doing it from low flying aircraft, however, is just barbaric. This is what Palin has pushed for. Here is a video from Defenders of Wildlife that shows the method (it's under 3 minutes).

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Detecting Animal Cruelty

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Per the ASPCA's cruelty FAQ , here are some signs. Animal cruelty occurs when someone intentionally injures or harms an animal or when a person willfully deprives an animal of food, water or necessary medical care.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

21, 2008 To the Editor: The correct response to “The Biggest Beef Recall Ever” is to not just be appalled and sickened at the horrifying treatment of living beings at the Westland/Hallmark Meat Company plant, but to realize that this is almost certainly just the tip of the iceberg, that not just cows are being tortured, but pigs, turkeys, chickens, calves and sheep. 21, 2008 To the Editor: You rightly capture the magnitude of the problem of ensuring safe food products. 21, 2008

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

This little guy appeared weak and the wound on its head is very apparent. Keith, Here is a photo of a little guy we found across the street. It was chewing on the remains of a little bird that had fallen out of its nest. It was right on the curb and I was concerned about it getting run over. My son and I put it in a box and took it to a ditch area behind our house. Usually possums this small are with their mothers. The heart in me wanted to take him in and get him up to strength.

Scarlett The Cat: From Homeless To A Hero

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In 1996 Scarlett saved her five children during the fire and not so long ago, in 2008, she died after a long-term sickness and ensuring consequences of skin burns. The interesting thing is that it was not a first time, when David saved poor animals out of a fire: ten years before he has already taken a wounded dog after the fire to the North Shore Animal League, where he was cured. Three of them are alive even today and one has died from cancer in the same 2008.

Service Members Get a Second Chance with Service Dogs

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Established in 2008, the mission of The Dublin Dog Foundation is to foster the therapeutic and service roles of dogs in the development, support, and inspiration they provide to their human companions. The Dublin Dog Foundation (DDF) has partnered with Freedom Service Dogs, Inc.

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