Shark Attack Experiment: LIVE

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Nat Geo Wild is airing an amazing show tonight called Shark Attack Experiment: LIVE! will also have the opportunity to connect and tune in to Shark Attack Experiment LIVE online at and via social media. They aren’t cute and cuddly, but sharks are still very important!

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NASA Suspends Radiation Experiments

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For more than a year, we have worked to block NASA’s planned radiation experiments on live squirrel monkeys. We have just learned that the experiments have been cancelled. Due to the basic anatomical, biological, and physiological differences between squirrel monkeys and humans, these experiments were destined to fail. Received this today from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Excellent news! We did it!

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Gross Monkey Experiment

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Now this is pretty gross. I understand it's for HIV prevention, but still. testing a vaginal gel on monkeys. Disturbing. The gel was applied vaginally to three pigtailed macaques twice a week for seven weeks. Thirty minutes after each gel application, the animals were exposed to SHIV, for a total of 14 "challenges." A fourth animal received a placebo gel in the same manner. Two of the three macaques receiving the active gel remained uninfected after seven weeks of being exposed to SHIV.

Ghoulish Primate Experiment in South Africa

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Johannesburg - A Bloemfontein man received a criminal record on Friday for a "backyard experiment" on a pregnant monkey, the NSPCA said. He had severed her spinal cord to paralyse her for a "backyard experiment. Warning! This is just horrible and sick, sick, sick. It's at a vomit level with me. From The NSPCA in November 2008 charged Jordaan for his "merciless treatment" of a heavily pregnant vervet monkey.

Protest To Stop Pointless Radiation Experiments

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PETA organized protests to stop these stupid radiation experiments on spider monkeys. The purpose is to determine how astronauts would fare on the way to Mars. To Mars? We can't even get out of Afghanistan and we're going to Mars. Next year? Give me an effing break.

Millions of Animals Used in EU Experiments

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If the directive is approved, the number of animals used for experiments will be limited, and the animals’ welfare will be improved in accordance with ethical principles of the EU concerning animals. The European Parliament approves of the ban on testing on large primates (chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans), which are threatened with extinction, except in experiments aimed at conservation of these endangered species. Awful. From the Epoch Times.

FL Animal Control Conducts Bizarre Experiment

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It was an "experiment" you see, even though they are just Animal Control, not a research facility. Clay County violated five federal animal welfare regulations in a in September 2008 experiment that involved putting a dog in a non-air-conditioned truck for an hour at midday, according to a U.S. News of the Weird Owners claim dog died from being in non-ventilated Animal Control vehicle. How should Animal Control evaluate their claim?

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Two Examples of Mice Experiments - Valid or Not?

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I came across these stories about two different medical experiments using mice. In this experiment, scientists tested whether lighting can cause depression. Here's another experiment using mice to determine whether stress and chemicals in plastic is leading to messed up male genitals and, therefore, infertility. So, why put the animals through this if it's not even a reflective experiment. They used different lighting situations to see how they affect mice moods.

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Two Blogs, Two Views on Experimenting on Chimps

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Here's a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania with an interesting post about the same issue, wondering how much we really need to experiment on chimps. This blogger, Earle Holland at Oregon State University, doesn't seem to believe the allegations coming out about the New Iberia Primate Center in Louisiana. He is the assistant vice president for research communications in the Office of University Relations. Here's his post about it.

Cooking With Cats Coloring Book (and a giveaway)

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This book combines all of those wonderful things together for a fun coloring experience! Do you love cats? What about food? Do you also like to color? The cats take the cake in their “food cosplay”, such as cat sushi. … Continue reading → cats

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Making Trips to the Vet Easier [Infographic]

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Your dog might understandably be quite apprehensive about going to the vet and the whole experience is often very stressful for them. It’s a trip that they will almost certainly need to make at some point, though, so find out … Continue reading → cats dogs pet care

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Top 5 Tips on How To Take Care of Your Dog

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Having a dog is one of the most exciting and profound experiences anyone can have in their life.

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How to Keep Your Dog Happy While You’re at Work

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Being left on their own all day is quite an unnatural (and boring) experience for many dogs. Dogs are naturally sociable animals.

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Overcoming Pet Winter Woes

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Like humans, pets can experience winder doldrums. Even those living in warmer weather regions are still affected by seasonal changes, which can be especially tough on dogs and cats–particularly those that are used to spending time outdoors.

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Surf session brings joy to children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

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Surf session brings joy to children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Ricochet has been creating unique surfing experiences that empower … Continue reading → The post Surf session brings joy to children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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PETA Sues the University of South Dakota

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They're trying to get records released on animal experiments.

Support the Great Ape Protection Act

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End the use of chimpanzees in animal experiments. It's unconscionable.

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PETA Suing Utah County

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They're trying to get documentation regarding the 100 dogs and cats sold to the University of Utah for medical experiments.

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Ex NASA Employee Joins PETA Protest

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April Jean Evans was a NASA engineer, but resigned her position in protest over radiation experiments on monkeys. She's living with her brother now and falling into debt, but she is dedicated to working with PETA and other organizations to try to ban primates in experiments. It was a PETA protest outside her work location that alerted her to the experiments in the first place.showing that any action in defense of animals may have impacts on people that we don't even realize.

Tests Involving the Burial of LIVE PIGS Are Halted

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An experiment in which anesthetized pigs were buried alive in snow to learn how humans live or die in avalanches was halted today in Austria after animal-rights groups denounced the research as cruel and useless. The two-week experiment involving 29 pigs began Tuesday in the Western Austrian Alps. It is absolutely unacceptable to kill these highly sensitive, helpless animals for such a useless experiment," said Johanna Stadler, director of Vier Pfoten (Four Paws).

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Increase in Dutch Animal Testing

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Dutch researchers carried out 592,665 experiments on animals last year, a 2.5% More than half the experiments were carried out for academic research and one third of those were for medical research. From the increase on 2008, government inspectors said on Friday. The increase was largely due to new EU rules on chemical compounds, which have led to an increase in testing on rats, the inspectors said.

Holiday Vegan Recipes

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I'm not ready to take the plunge, but am ready to start experimenting. I've been posting a lot about vegan cooking lately. Here are some tasty ideas for the holidays.

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How Much Animal Testing in Australia?

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Australian Association for Humane Research says that Australia experiments on more animals per capita than the European Union, the UK and New Zealand. They are trying to get figures for the Northern Territory.

Anti-Vivisection Activists Address Scottish Parliament

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Dr Ray Greek, President of Americans for Medical Advancement and consultant Dr Andre Menache will be joining the animal charity in asking MSP's and the Scottish Government to take urgent action to end the use of animals in experiments. Scotland for Animals spokesman John Patrick: "Our country has a disproportionately high number of animals used in experiments when compared to the UK total. This event was scheduled for today, October 5. From

Welsh Report Shows Increased Animal Research at Cardiff University

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Here's an article about an increase in animal experiments at Cardiff University in Wales. In four years it experimented on 157,839 mice, 17,324 rats, 11,096 fish, 1,941 birds, 1,253 guinea pigs, 933 pigeons, 884 frogs, 207 cats, 54 rabbits and 18 tree shrews from the tropics of south-east Asia. According to a Wales on Sunday investigation, the number of animals used at Cardiff has risen by 13 percent since 2006.

UK Records Increase in Animal Testing

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experiments were performed on animals last year, a rise of 454,000 or 14% on the previous year, the Home Office said. The growth in animal experiments reflects an expansion in biomedical research in Britain and is driven by advances in genetics and the development of new drugs that must be tested rigorously in monkeys before they are allowed to be given to humans. Bad news from the Guardian. Nearly 3.7m

It’s a boy! Baby bottlenosed dolphin born!

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Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort experience where guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel with rays and tropical fish, hand-feed exotic birds and relax on pristine beaches.

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Socializing Your Canine Companion: How to Properly Socialize Your Dog

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If a dog has not had a lot of experience with strangers, new animals or loud noises, he can quickly become fearful. Socialization aims to combat this problem by exposing dogs to a wide variety of experiences. Socialize Your Dog to Other Dogs.

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Baby Fur Seal Lament – Digital Nomad

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Along his journey (as with most of his adventures) he stops to hang with local animals, and to share his experience in his blog. Baby Fur Seal Lament – Digital Nomad.

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A cat on the catwalk!

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The True Nature of Cats movement is about letting our cats be who they were born to be by providing proper nutrition and enriching experiences,” said Nida Bockert, Purina ONE spokesperson.

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“I Touched a…”

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As they meet new animals you can easily record the experience, including a place for a photo, and more importantly, how the animal felt to the child. “I Touched a…&# is a fun way to make memories with children!

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Quote of the Week

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Towards this end, experiments on living animals in classrooms should be stopped. It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life. To encourage cruelty in the name of science can only destroy the finer emotions of affection and sympathy, and breed an unfeeling callousness in the young towards suffering in all living creatures. -- Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Help the Almagordo Chimpanzees

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However, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to move the chimpanzees—many of them at least 30 years old—to the Southwest National Primate Research Facility in San Antonio, Texas, where they can be used in painful, invasive experiments.". Here's an action alert from Physicians for Social Responsibility. Since 2001, chimpanzees have been housed at APF, where they cannot be used for research.

Harvard Medical School Facility Accused of Improper Research Reporting

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An Ohio-based animal rights organization has filed a complaint against Harvard Medical School, alleging that the school's New England Primate Research Center in Southborough did not properly report its experiments on animals. Two Harvard research projects allow primates to experience unrelieved pain - one subjects them to electric shock and one purposely stresses animals who have already been diagnosed with self-injurious behavior, according to the complaint to the U.S.

Using Animals as Mere Means to Human Ends

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How many of you think this experiment is justified? If you think it's justified, would it be justified if the experimental subjects were orphaned children

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First C-Section Performed on a Shark!

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Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort experience where guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel with rays and tropical fish, hand-feed exotic birds and relax on pristine beaches. Orlando, Fla.

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Pets Aplenty Blog Tour

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Pets Aplenty draws on experiences in his life as a vet, but told through the eyes of his alter ego, Paul Mitchell. Pets Aplenty is a humorous book written by Malcolm Welshman, a retired vet who has worked at London Zoo, in a small animal hospital, and as a consultant dealing with exotics.

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The Gecko’s Vegas escapades

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What other adventures do you think the GEICO Gecko should experience? Somehow the GEICO Gecko ended up bouncing around with a kangaroo in Las Vegas! Have you seen the commercial? What other trouble did the GEICO Gecko get into? Richard Simmons was there.

PETA to Run Billboards Against the University of Washington's Animal Research

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If you "humanize" the animal and grow attached, how can you conduct experiments on it? I live in Seattle and, while I don't always agree with PETA, I hate the UW's animal research practices. I don't believe these animals get the quality of care they deserve for the suffering they undergo. You have to objectify them and they suffer for it. I'm glad PETA is drawing attention to this issue. On the other hand, I hope that the association of PETA with this issue doesn't backfire.