The Emotional Lives of Animals

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Many animals also display wide-ranging emotions, including joy, happiness, empathy, compassion, grief, and even resentment and embarrassment. It’s not surprising that animals—especially, but not only, mammals—share many emotions with us because we also share brain structures—located in the limbic system—that are the seat of our emotions. In many ways, human emotions are the gifts of our animal ancestors. the Spring 2011 issue of YES!

Managing Emotional Problems in Rescue Dogs

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Many dogs are rescued out of abusive or traumatic situations, causing them to exhibit a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems. However, with some patience, training, and most of all love, even dogs with horrific pasts can overcome their emotional obstacles and become healthy, happy pets. Only after we got them in good health and eating on a regular schedule did we begin working on their respective emotional problems.

Do Chickens Feel Empathy?

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farm animal welfare chickens animal emotionsHere's an article from the Telegraph regarding chickens feeling empathy. The research is from the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol. I used to hate chickens as a child and thought they were irritating. Now, I think they're wonderful and we sponsor Camilla the Chicken through Farm Sanctuary's animal sponsorship program.

Plea to Help Downed Farm Animals

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Hard to read emotionally, but short and informative. Written by Gene Bauer and appearing in the Huffington Post. downed animals USDA gene bauer farm animal welfare farm sanctuary

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of September 2011?

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Alas, we’re also intimately acquainted with darker emotions; the lust in our hearts alone (for lifers and optics, naturally) exacts a heavy emotional toll. All of us who identify ourselves as birders are thrillingly familiar with the sense of discovery, accomplishment, and even adventure that goes hand in glove with the personal quest to observe and understand avifauna.

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Animal Research Scientists Sponsor Billboards

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Well, you know how they are.going for the emotion and oversimplifying the issue. Certainly not showing what they do, how they are funded and how the licensing of their "altruistic" work nets them a tidy sum. This billboard poses the issue as an either/ the child or the rat. Bullshit. It's not that simple. How many of these experiments are even necessary? How many of them are of the quality of checking to see whether junk food makes someone fat? Please. animal research

A Chance for Bliss

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We are set up to completely cater to their needs and wants, and focus on healing them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. A Chance for Bliss takes in and provides lifetime care for senior and special needs animals, as well as those others who are facing end of life circumstances. The purpose is therefore to provide a Forever Home for those companion and farm animals that have virtually no chance of being adopted due to their age or condition.

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Unlikely Healer Walks on Three Paws

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Ever tech-savvy and always looking for new ways to reach those in need, Henry recently pioneered the development of the world’s first emotional bandage, an Apple iPad app entitled, “Ouch! Emotional bandage,” which conveys some of his lessons. and her “Kibble for Thought” workbook, in an attempt to give humans an emotional vocabulary to support health. They help people express their emotions, and, in the process, reveal their true selves to those around them.

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5 Vital Questions When Adopting A Rescue Dog

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Rarely do shelters know anything about the dog’s history when they first come in and the longer a dog lives at the shelter the more impact it will have on their emotional well-being. The longer a dog is at the shelter the more it will impact their emotional state. Either way it’s best to consider other dogs if you’re not experienced in handling dogs with emotional traumas. The decision to add a canine companion to your family is certainly a big one.

The Animals We Use

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I don't know what the effectiveness of online support is, but I do know that talking to people, eating with them, shopping with them, surfing the Internet with them, sharing cooking tips with them, cooking for and with them, and making yourself available for sharing the emotional and social difficulties of a transition from using animals to using them less, does work.

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Unraveling the Enchantment of Starling Flocks

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Starlings evoke a whole range of emotions. However, free-wheeling flocks of Sturnus vulgaris transcend those vulgar emotions, instead inspiring awe and wonder. Individually or in small groups, starlings in North America elicit all manner of ill-will. Scientists are beginning to crack the code underlying those amazing displays of synchronized flight. Apparently, the principles at work are pretty simple … a. Asides starlings

Open Season on Bald Eagles

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Look at the facts, lay your emotions aside and listen to reason—exactly the same reasoning that’s been so persuasive in convincing me that hunting cranes is the right thing to do. Many people similarly feel sentimental about Bald Eagles, what with their being the national symbol, but that is just an example of misplaced emotion.

82-foot-long “Rescue Rig” on Way to Missouri

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“The destruction and loss of life is overwhelming and the community will need help in rebuilding, physically and emotionally. Following the devastating tornado that ravaged Joplin, Missouri, American Humane Association has mobilized its famed Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team to help the animal victims there.

Pet Foster Care Helps To Smooth Adoption Process

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Also, the ASPCA has some great advice for foster parents who must be emotionally prepared for the temporary nature of the arrangement. Serving as a pet foster parent is an excellent way to welcome a new animal companion into your home and help an animal in need. There are countless dogs and cats in shelters across the U.S. who need homes. In fact, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 5 to 7 million pets are taken into animal shelters in the U.S.

Selling Birds Short: A Heretical View Of Avian Intelligence

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Non-human beings have traditionally thought of on a basically immoral level…they lack any intrinsic values, are incapable of thoughts and emotions, and are only worth how good of a coat they make or how good they taste. The average (responsible) dog-owner does not think of his or her dog functioning on instinct, but as a organism with deep emotional ties to its family that seeks out pleasures and avoids pains… which, fundamentally, is how we people operate.

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One Year Under El Jefferino

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I hasten to add that many of those staunch critics were and are, of course, among the people who feel most passionately about the organization and are most deeply invested in it emotionally. Jeff Gordon is now just over one year into his reign as the President of the American Birding Association.

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Herpetology Vs. Ornithology

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Herpetology Vs. Ornithology Herpetology Vs. Ornithology By Corey • March 2, 2011 • 4 comments Tweet Share If you like science and comic strips you definitely want to read xkcd. 4 Responses to “Herpetology Vs. Ornithology&# tai haku Mar 2nd, 2011 at 8:18 am as a herper/birder I’m going through conflicting emotions!

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Roger Scruton on the Duty to Eat Meat

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Piety is the remedy for religious guilt, and to this emotion we are all witting or unwitting heirs. A great number of animals owe their lives to our intention to eat them. And their lives are (or can easily be made to be) comfortable and satisfying in the way that few lives led in the wild could possibly be. If we value animal life and animal comfort, therefore, we should endorse our carnivorous habits, provided it really is life , and not living death, on which those habits feed.

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Wake for the Wild

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Wind farms are an emotive and divisive issue, especially amongst birders. A badly sited wind farm can lead to devastating consequences as we know only too well for many large birds, particularly raptors. In the UK the visual intrusion caused by the huge turbines is a hot topic with many believing they are ruining the beauty of our wild landscapes and natural heritage.

Terror from the Trees

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There are more features on the wings, e.g. regarding the exact shape of the pale primary tips and the contrasts between the outer & inner web and the tip of the largest tertial, but I guess the few features above demonstrate what American birders should get emotionally prepared for. The following picture will show you a landscape feature you may find attractive or even peaceful and nice.

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Beautiful Blue Backyard Bird

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Beautiful Blue Backyard Bird Beautiful Blue Backyard Bird By Jochen • March 10, 2011 • 9 comments Tweet Share There is a lot of whining associated with colours and Europe’s birds. Mar 10th, 2011 at 1:12 am I love it! Dan Mar 10th, 2011 at 9:48 am Jochen – you have some fantastic wit!

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The benefits of birding

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We are safely back in Broome in the warm and are more than grateful for what nature threw at us during an emotional week…………………… a. Some weeks can be very hard and the last week was one of them. Thank goodness we can appreciate the natural environment around us and take some solace in it. My husband, Grant, sadly lost his mother on May 29th and although she died peacefully in Aged Care it has all been rather overwhelming.

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Adopt A Turkey!

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Here at Farm Sanctuary, we live with turkeys, so we know they are interesting and intelligent and have complex emotional lives like dogs, cats and other animals. Funny lady Ellen DeGeneres and rescue group Farm Sanctuary both want you to Adopt-A-Turkey this Thanksgiving! Says DeGeneres: “Did you know that every year between 250 and 300 million turkeys are bred for slaughter in the United States? More than 46 million for Thanksgiving alone.

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Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species–A Book Review

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Marybeth Lima tells her birding and personal stories in straightforward, honest language that never skimps on detail (sometimes a bit too much detail) but never overflows on emotion. Louisiana is a magical place to bird.

When Birds Are Near: Dispatches From Contemporary Writers

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The 26 essays in When Birds Are Near are all about the real-life and emotional spaces where people overlap with birds. Press, 2011). There are owls in New York City.

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A special Pied Oystercatcher

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During some shorebird counts he was observed there in July 2008, June 2009, June 2010 and then in 2011 he was observed back in Roebuck Bay on one occasion and also back with the main flock to the south. It was quite an emotional home-coming for me as I sat with the other shorebirds at high tide in the 38c heat.

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Best Bird of the Year 2012

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As 2012 draws to a close we here at 10,000 Birds thought that it would be a great idea if we, like we did in 2010 and 2011 , shared our Best Birds of the Year. However, I am in a fierce and highly emotional year list competition with Corey, and it looks like I will lose against him. Each Beat Writer was offered the opportunity to include what they thought was the most excellent avian to cross their path this year and the variety that they came up with is pretty darn stunning.

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Ghana – Rainforest Birding on the Brink by Adam Riley

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It was completely unharmed as the hunter had climbed a tree to catch it, so we agreed to purchase the poor animal and after taking a few images and ensuring the hunter was gone, we released it and with mixed emotions watched as it climbed high into a massive tree. With an economic growth rate of over 20%, Ghana is listed as “The World’s Fastest Growing Economy in 2011”.

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