Sheep Smarter Than We Thought

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Good news for sheep from the University of Cambridge. UK sheep university of cambridge

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Groups Seek Charges in Sheep Decompression Tests

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this case, the affidavit states, three sheep out of 303 died during studies in a hyperbaric chamber over the past 10 years and 23 others died within a day of having been removed from the chamber. Tags: animal research sheep PETA university of madison-wisconsin You heard it right.sheep decompression tests. PETA and the Alliance for Animals are asking for charges to be filed against the University of Wisconsin at Madison. From the Wisconsin State Journal.

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Burp-Less Sheep?

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Apparently, Australian scientists think less sheep burping (and less methane releasing) would help with global warming. Tags: climate australia global warming sheep

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On Thanking Slaughtered Sheep for Book Awards

Animal Person

So I thanked Melissa, thanked Renee, then I hold on to your hat--thanked my sheep. Jenny sent me a link to a remarkably-ironic story that was very tough to get through. Remember Catherine Friend, who wrote Compassionate Carnivore ? Here 's my commentary on it, and here 's my commentary about what compassionate carnivore means--and doesn't mean.)

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Oregon Ranchers Want to Kill Wolves That have Been Killing Sheep

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Wolves have been killing livestock in Oregon, and now they want the authority to kill them.

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Shaun the Sheep Movie coming to Blu-Ray!

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He’s a little sheep with big dreams, and lately, life on Mossy Bottom Farm has become a bit dull. When Shaun takes the day off for some fun in the Big City, he gets a lot more action … Continue reading → The post Shaun the Sheep Movie coming to Blu-Ray! MEET SHAUN! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cute video holidays movies

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Snow Leopard hunt by Adam Riley (INDRI Ultimate Wildlife Tours)

10,000 Birds

Moments later it came barreling down the cliff in a chase, scattering a herd of Blue Sheep in all directions, however it didn’t seem to reach striking distance of any of them. However, we were somewhat encouraged by spotting at least 10 herds of Blue Sheep (locally known as Bharal) on the slopes around this lower valley. A small herd of Blue Sheep take fright in Hemis NP. As the shadows lengthened, a herd of ten Blue Sheep made an appearance on the scene.

Weird Geese

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I first noticed it 3 seasons ago when it showed up in a local farmer’s sheep field. Despite being alone, it appeared to associate with the sheep in much the same way that it might with a flock of its own kind. Here at 10,000Birds.com , we love to share.

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Welsh Report Shows Increased Animal Research at Cardiff University

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By comparison, Bangor University used 1,464 mice and 664 fish, Aberystwyth used 289 cattle, 153 mice and 102 sheep and Swansea used 1,208 fish. Here's an article about an increase in animal experiments at Cardiff University in Wales. According to a Wales on Sunday investigation, the number of animals used at Cardiff has risen by 13 percent since 2006.

EU Backing Cloned Animal Products

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If this policy is adopted, European farms could be populated by cloned supersize animals used as breeding stock for cows, pigs and sheep that are reared for food. It's bad enough having to deal with the welfare of normal farm animals, but what about the welfare of cloned animals? If they are cloned solely for the products they provide, will it be more difficult to argue for their welfare as living creatures? From the Daily Mail.

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India's Cows Contributing to Global Warming?

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By burping, belching and excreting copious amounts of methane — a greenhouse gas that traps 20 times more heat than carbon dioxide — India's livestock of roughly 485 million (including sheep and goats) contribute more to global warming than the vehicles they obstruct. It's been a while since we've posted about Mr. Barky's favorite subject. Cows With Gas! This time, in India!

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The Famous Grouse: Smoky Black Blended Scotch Whisky

10,000 Birds

Admiring Nature in her wildest grace, These northern scenes with weary feet I trace; O’er many a winding dale and painful steep, Th’ abodes of covey’d grouse and timid sheep…. Sheep may timidly graze but these Black Grouse are another matter altogether.

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Group Seeks to Ban Chinese Fur Trade with Australia

Critter News

However, the fur is passed off as sheep skin. GRUESOME! Excerpted from the International Business Times. Humane Society International (HSI) called on Wednesday for a ban on the fur trade to Australia. The call was issued after the animal rights group discovered that the fur were sourced from the raccoon dog in China, ABC Radio Australia reports. About 10 million dogs in China are killed for their fur, prompting an animal rights group to seek a ban on fur trade to Australia.

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Birding northern Serbia, or a sudden bird tour

10,000 Birds

It was an unexpected bird tour, without too much planning and aimed at a few target species, of which we saw most, but the main one eluded us… Early morning, leaving the last houses behind… and a Little Owl awaits us on a traffic sign.

Heifer International

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receives a cow, goat, sheep or other animal, along with training in its care and training in environmentally friendly agriculture. Did you know that 63 percent of Americans have a pet? Not only do we love our pets as part of the family, but many times our pets become guides and even therapy aids. It’s even been shown that having a pet helps us live longer, happier, lives.

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Untamed Americas

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Then travel to the Rockies, for a ringside seat as male bighorn sheep go head-to-head in a bloody battle for breeding rights. Clip – Big Horn Bash: A young male big horned sheep challenges an older male to a fight. We are so excited about this new mini-series from National Geographic! Untamed Americas ” is a high-definition miniseries event narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Josh Brolin. The first of the series premiers June 10th, 2012.

"Zoo from Hell" Owner Convicted in New York

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The animals included ducks, chickens, guinea hens, rabbits, sheep, dogs and cats. And people wonder why I'm so disappointed by humans. A farm-animal breeder who ran what a prosecutor called "the zoo from hell" was convicted Tuesday of animal cruelty. A jury in West Haverstraw deliberated less than two hours before convicting Robert Everle of all 13 charges of torturing, injuring and starving animals.

A Chance for Bliss

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Currently, A Chance for Bliss sanctuary is home to 96 residents including 25 horses, 22 dogs, 8 goats, 7 pot belly pigs , 4 sheep, 2 steers, 5 ducks, 5 geese, 5 cockatiels, 4 rabbits, 3 chickens, 3 cats, 1 turkey, a one-winged pigeon, Hines, and a turtle, Bart. 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.

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On Compassionate Carnivores and Betrayal

Animal Person

I wouldn't do it to a dog, and I shouldn't do it to a chicken/sheep/cow/pig. There is no question about the motive here: seduce the sheep into believing you care so that they are easier to deal with and easier to lead to slaughter. Stephanie's post about " The Compassionate Hypocrite " on Saturday reminded me of what Catherine Friend and other " compassionate carnivores " are doing in addition to twisting the definition of compassionate beyond recognition.

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Dog bedding for outside dogs

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Police dogs, for example, may have to spend a lot of time outside as part of their role, as could guide dogs, guard dogs and sheep dogs. Dogs love the great outdoors, don’t they? If there’s one thing that gets most of them wagging their tail in furious excitement, it’s when their owner brings out the lead ready for a walk. Canines love the chance to get some exercise, to explore the world around them.

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Listen Today on WALO Radio

Animal Person

The University of Puerto Rico, an "1862" LGU founded in 1900, operates a slaughter facility killing small ruminants -- typically goats and sheep, cattle being large ruminants. Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends! Today, March 30th, at 3:00 East Coast time, Susan Soltero of Puerto Rico will interview me live on the air at WALO Radio about Responsible Policies for Animals' 10,000 Years Is Enough campaign to get our universities out of the meat industry!

On Honoring Living "Things"

Animal Person

The same is true for cows, pigs, fishes, turkeys, chickens, buffaloes, sheeps, goats, and many other nonhuman animals whom we call "food." William Horden's, " The Sacred Space of the Shared Heart " is exactly the type of piece I am talking about when I express frustration over "spiritual" people who kill nonhuman animals or who have them killed for a meal. "My

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Twenty Years Ago

Animal Ethics

Someone entered the premises of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum , cut the lock on the bighorn sheep exhibit, and shot the male bighorn to death. Then—and here's the grisly part—the assailant cut the sheep's head off. It was obviously premeditated, the sheep was defenseless against a high-powered rifle, and the assailant mutilated the body. 12-8-87. There was a senseless killing last night.

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Taking Care of your Furry Friends While You’re Away

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This is a particularly good option for working breeds and those with high exercise demands, like sheep dogs and labs. You’ve got your itinerary set, your tickets are booked, your Bermuda shorts are packed, and you’re ready to go. There’s just one thing: where to leave your cat(s) and dog(s)? This is one of the most common questions travelers with pets encounter, and the answer really depends on what both you and your pets are most comfortable with.

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Study Claims Islamic Slaughtering More Humane

Critter News

The study: 'Attempts to Objectify Pain and Consciousness in Conventional (captive bolt pistol stunning) and Ritual (halal, knife) Methods of Slaughtering Sheep and Calves' concludes that Islamic slaughtering is the most humane method of slaughter and that captive bolt stunning, practised in the West, causes severe pain to the animal.

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Emerging birding destinations: Serbia

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These are overgrown in steppe grasses and local sheep herders are subsidised by the authorities to bring their animals here to keep the grass short, prevent succession by bushes and manage the habitat.

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Birding the Pannonian Sea Sands

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These are overgrown in steppe grasses and local sheep herders are subsidised by the authorities to bring their animals here to keep the grass short, prevent succession by bushes and manage the habitat for vulnerable Sousliks , or European ground squirrels. Yet, despite the grassland habitat looking good, the sheep numbers are low. Sandy terrains are at their best during spring migration and this is the off season for such habitats.

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Dog Collars

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A sheep dog or other herding animal’s primary duty is to guard the flock against the designs of other carnivores. By Augie Berings, Bering’s Hardware. Nearly every dog owner buys a collar for their new pet but few are aware of the long history and many different types of collars. Archaeology has demonstrated that humans were crafting collars for their animals at least 7000 years ago and the possibility that this is a conservative estimate is large.

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Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge

10,000 Birds

The other remarkable success story of Hart Mountain is the return of the Desert Bighorn Sheep. In 1954, with stringent controls on the grazing of domestic animals, a herd of 20 Desert Bighorn Sheep were re-introduced and have flourished. This was as good a shot as I was able to get of the Bighorn Sheep , and it was taken with a 500mm, and really cropped!

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Locusts and Oriental Pratincoles around Broome

10,000 Birds

They believed there was potential for sheep in those days, but now there are only cattle. Although we have not had a lot of rain recently there has been enough to turn the dry dusty landscape into a lush green environment.

San Juan De La Costa

10,000 Birds

In addition to the hundred or so species of birds I regularly find here, there are Desert Foxes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, Desert Bighorn Sheep and Mule Deer. Traveling north of La Paz, Mexico, the terrain starts to look very much like an old John Wayne Movie. Box canyons, long arroyos, and rolling desert vistas, accented with several different kinds of cactus. This, all bordered by the crystal clear waters of the Sea of Cortez. This diversity makes for a very unique birding experience.

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Nyala, Southern Africa’s Stunning Antelope

10,000 Birds

By this I mean applying the term antelope to cover all of the family Bovidae, which would include the sheep, goats and ox. I’m a big fan of the antelopes, a group that is most commonly associated with Africa but which also occurs in Asia and, if you stretch the term to be cladistically meaningful, Europe and North America. But it is in Africa that the group reaches its most diverse, from the enormous Eland to the diminutive Suni, and a whole range of body types in between.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

9, 2008 Note from KBJ: Some reasons for vegetarianism apply to all animals, from cows, pigs, and sheep to turkeys, chickens, and fish. To the Editor: The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization has estimated that nearly a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gases is generated by livestock production, more than by transportation. Yet Al Gore does not even mention the need for Americans to reduce meat consumption as we attempt to rescue ourselves from the climate crisis.

Are Farm Animals Usually Killed in a Humane Manner?

Critter News

He asked whether cows, chickens, sheep and some of the other animals that we eat are usually treated and killed in a humane manner. Andrew from Good Honest Dollar had an excellent question. It's a thoughtful question I wish more people would ask. The meat industry will say yes, of course, all animals are treated and killed humanely. Here is my opinion. It's a deceptively simple question that could spawn a monster-long response. But I’ll try to keep my answer as short as possible.)

Environmental Groups Call For End To USDA Wildlife Killing

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Carnivores killed less than 1% of cattle (0.18%) and approximately 3% of sheep produced in the U.S.; • Out of Step with American Values - Americans value wildlife and abhor animal cruelty. Environmental groups have called on Obama to get rid of the USDA's Dept. of Wildlife Services , which is involved in mainly predator control programs (coyotes are a big target). Ranchers oppose the move.

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Foreign Languages on a Birding Trip

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The first house had a sheep pen, with a pile of dung that clearly attracted a lot of insects and, further on, they attracted several Spotted Flycatchers , plus a large walnut tree with ripe nuts falling down ( Green Woodpecker , Eurasian Nuthatch , etc). Don’t you hate it when you cannot communicate while birding overseas?

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More on Mulesing

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The controversial practice - in which folds of skin are cut from a sheep's rear to prevent fly and maggot infestation - was due to end by 2010. From The Age: Animal rights activists intend ramping up their international campaign against Australian wool after producers indicated they would not stick to a deadline for phasing out mulesing. But a national vote of producers has elected a group of pro-mulesing directors to control Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).

15 Hummingbirds that Can Only Be Seen in or Near Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

A true black sheep, it’s often found in the same areas as the White-bellied Mountain-gem. A couple of the biggest of bird families are restricted to the Americas. Both can be found in nearly every available habitat, one is infamous for giving birders identification malaise, the other for putting on dazzling natural shows of grit and iridescence.

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How far would you go to keep your best friend?

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From Dolly the sheep (the first clone), to a Brahman bull that was a gentle giant, and even a cat that didn’t turn out to look a bit like the original! Would you consider cloning your dog? Dog, Inc.: The Uncanny Inside Story of Cloning Man’s Best Friend explores the complex, and surprisingly intriguing, world of animal cloning. I was pulled into the book, and really had a hard time putting it down.

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Urban birding at its best

10,000 Birds

One raft of 20+ Mallards swims by the bank, right in front of jackals, careless like if they were just two sheep! And then, two canids appeared in my scope field of view… My plan was that the downpour should finally be over in the morning, so I could go birding. The rain had plans of its own and now, 36 hours later, it is still going strong. However, I am a stubborn person.

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Linkwood Distillery: 15 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

10,000 Birds

The eagle’s alleged appetite for livestock has made it the traditional enemy of farmers and shepherds – especially in Scotland’s sheep country – and though claims of its gluttony are undoubtedly exaggerated, pardon for the Golden Eagle has been slow in coming.

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J. Baird Callicott on Domesticity

Animal Ethics

From the perspective of the land ethic a herd of cattle, sheep, or pigs is as much or more a ruinous blight on the landscape as a fleet of four-wheel drive off-road vehicles. But this is not true of cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens. Callicott thinks so-called animal liberationists such as Peter Singer (author of Animal Liberation [1975]) want to release cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens into the wild.

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Western Serbia, or Griffons in the raspberries

10,000 Birds

There are very few sheep in the meadows and too few animals end up dead in the open, where scavengers can get them. Morning at the slopes of Mt. Povlen, a quick stop filled with a song that sounds familiar, but I haven’t heard it since last year. Checking it on my phone – yes, it is an Ortolan Bunting ! Our destination lies further west, along the Drina River, which marks the border between Serbia and Bosnia.