Come@Me: Bald Eagles Are Tools

10,000 Birds

But also proof that Bald Eagles are just tools. But that doesn’t stop me from grumbling about how much they really are honest-to-god tools. **. I remember my first Bald Eagle so vividly. I dragged the guy I had just started seeing (reader, I married him) on a frosty February morning to an eagle walk at Croton Point Park (Croton-on-Hudson, NY).

The ‘Alal uses tools, Climate Change Hammers Hawaii

10,000 Birds

Hawaiian Crows Use Tools. From Nature, “ Discovery of species-wide tool use in the Hawaiian crow “: Only a handful of bird species are known to use foraging tools in the wild. Amongst them, the New Caledonian crow ( Corvus moneduloides ) stands out with its sophisticated tool-making skills. hawaiiensis ; Hawaiian crow), is a highly dexterous tool user. Birds climate change Conservation Hawaii tool use

This Week in Bird News: Hawaiian Edition

10,000 Birds

Further, a new scientific study suggests that these crows may have an advantage over other avians—like their cousins, the New Caledonian Crows , they are revealed to be tool users. News endangered species endemic birds Hawaii Hawaiian Crow Kaua’i new caledonian crow tool useIn the popular imagination, Hawaii is a tropical paradise. (No, No, not a magical place— you’re thinking of Tahiti, Agent Coulson.) But it’s not always so wonderful for native flora and fauna. Take birds.

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Firebirds and the Future

10,000 Birds

When you receive a link to an article in the Daily Mail , for instance, your thoughts do not immediately leap to “my god, a ground-breaking, perhaps even mind-blowing advance in the study of avian tool use!” Birds falcons fire raptors tool useSometimes it’s hard to know what to think about science reporting on this vast Internet of ours.

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Home-cloning kit for waders.

10,000 Birds

For the purposes of this post, I will assume a passing familiarity with the clone tool that comes with most picture editing software nowadays (however, if you are a first time cloner see the note at the bottom of the piece). Who amongst you, and I want a show of hands here, has never used the clone tool to move objects around in pictures for a more pleasant grouping, or filled out a flock to make it more impressive? Birding bird photography Clone tool Image-editing photography

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Playtime is a special time! #RecipeForMoments

4 The Love Of Animals

Powered by Linky Tools. Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list… The post Playtime is a special time! Creating special moments with your pet doesn’t take much effort, just a willing heart and the right “recipe” Here’s our Recipe For Moments: Cute and playful pet (dog, cat, bird, your choice). Favorite toy. Playful attitude. A little bit of space. Combine above ingredients together, add a dash of fun, and your recipe is complete!

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Felt Dogs (aka the cutest book ever).

4 The Love Of Animals

There is a list of all the tools and supplies that you will need to make cute dogs. Felt Dogs is an adorable craft book that teaches you how to make little dogs from felt. The book is packed full of different breeds to delight any dog lover. The book teaches a technique called needle felting. I also loved the step by step photos in the book, which makes it easy for beginners or experts to follow.

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Research for Policy Wonks

Critter News

They] offer a wide range of useful tools and resources, including nearly 1,000 independent research studies relating to animal issues. Thanks to Animalblog for the heads up. is a unique research website tailored to the needs of animal advocates. These people are serious. You need to apply to gain access and the applications are reviewed.

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15 Resources for Employer Branding Professionals

Proactive Talent

Social Recruitment Monitor Index The SRM Index is a definitive benchmarking tool for social recruitment. The Employer Branding Strategies Conference will do just that, giving you tools and tips to develop your strategy, strengthen your employer brand and learn about best practices. Through Buffer, you can manage your social networks and let the tool schedule posts for you to optimize engagement. It’s one of our favorite social management tools.

On Why You Should Post Videos Beyond YouTube

Animal Person

We need to fight for animals everywhere, and that means being aware of what major online tools are not available to all. I received this from Chris in China, and it underscores the importance of posting videos beyond YouTube. Dear MFA, is blocked in China. Which means, none of MFA's videos are available. Some, on your site, are viewable, but since you're only using Youtube for sharing, we can't embed them on sites here yet.

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PROJECT: Pet Slim Down (giveaway)

4 The Love Of Animals

Target and Purina have joined forces to create this awesome program which includes downloadable tools, and even a $1 coupon for any Purina ONE brand product. Project: Pet Slim Down is a free online program designed to help your pet lose weight. With more than half of America’s pets being overweight, it’s a problem that needs to be addressed. Luckily, there is an easy and FUN solution! Spending time playing with your pet is good for them, and for you!

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MyBowl for dogs.

4 The Love Of Animals

PetMD and Hill’s Pet Nutrition have partnered to create a wonderful interactive tool to help dog owners understand proper nutrition! We feel that the MyBowl interactive tool is a great tool for all dog owners! Have you ever wondered if your dog is getting the proper nutrition? You aren’t alone. According to a recent survey about pet nutrition, 69% of dog owners said they needed help understanding what their dog’s nutritional needs were.

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Giveaway: The FURminator (newest version)!

4 The Love Of Animals

The popular grooming tool has been improved with some great new features! The FURminator deShedding Tool uses patented technologies that remove the undercoat and loose hairs from your dog or cat. In the new deLuxe version, they have added a new ergonomic rubber handle to make it easy to hold the tool while you use it. There’s a new FURminator on the block, and it’s better than ever!

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Dog Town: Sanctuary

4 The Love Of Animals

So John’s got some tools to keep this rambunctious pup occupied. Be sure to catch a new episode of DogTown tonight! As always, here are some sneak peeks! Shaggy the Survivor” – After surviving 6 years alone in the Grand Canyon, this wild and dreadlocked pup is heading to DogTown. “Puppy Puzzles” – Penny’s a little too clever for Mike and Elissa’s own good. Dog Town: Sanctuary originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on January 22, 2010.

Adopt Me Because I Need You

4 The Love Of Animals

You can check them out in the gallery , and even use the pet-search tool to find a special pet for adoption near you. Many factors can make a pet seem “less adoptable&# , from special needs, to age, and even just the color of their fur! To help find homes for these special pets Petfinder has designated Sept. 17-25, 2011, as “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week.&#. Shelters and rescue groups will nominate a very special pet in their care who is waiting for a home.

A Morning of Birding in Costa Rica, July, 2020

10,000 Birds

As with any barrier, a sharp tool is required to cut through, to perceive the possibilities on the other side. In this case, that tool can’t be force; flailing against the mist only swirls it around. These are times of unfamiliar circumstances and in more ways than one.

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Meditation on the Cheap

Animal Person

It is, however, a tool that has demonstrated, positive effects on the human brain. As I've written many times, one of the ways I stay centered and grounded is through meditation. I do Transcendental Meditation and other kinds, as well, and recently I've been getting requests for good meditation resources that don't cost $2,500 for a mantra (like TM).

2009 100

Greenpeace Activists Threatened with Terrorism Charges

Critter News

This is just a tool to silence criticism of large corporations. It's bullshit and there is no way this can stand, but the fact that it's even been threatened is ridiculous. These people are protesters, not terrorists. From the New York Times' Green Blog. Charges have been filed against seven members of Greenpeace who boarded an offshore drilling support ship in a Louisiana port and painted anti-drilling slogans in crude oil on the vessel’s side on Monday afternoon.

2010 100

New Jersey Bear Hunt to Continue as Planned

Critter News

A regulated black bear hunt is one important and necessary tool to deal with the growing number of bears, as part of the state’s overall, comprehensive approach to managing its black bear population.". Despite efforts by animal rights activists to stop this hunt, it is scheduled to continue. That really sucks. It's a cull to "control the population." From North

Pet food, is natural enough?

4 The Love Of Animals

Here is a handy tool to help you choose your cat food , and also one for dog food. What is the first thing you do when you are looking for natural foods for your pet? I always look at the ingredients. What I didn’t know was that while ingredients are important, it’s what is IN the ingredients that matters. The ingredients are what give your pet their nutrients. Ingredients are things like chicken, vegetables, fruits, etc.

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Pet food ingredients and sourcing. It matters!

4 The Love Of Animals

You can even use the handy tools on the Hill’s website to compare Ideal Balance to other natural pet foods, and to get recommendations for your pet. I have mentioned before that we have fed both of our dogs Hill’s pet food. I mention it again because it plays an important role in why you are seeing a lot of posts about Hill’s Ideal Balance on our site recently.

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It's Confirmed that Travis the Chimp was on Xanax

Critter News

But apparently drugs are becoming common tools for addressing pets' behavioral problems. Travis is the infamous Connecticut chimpanzee that wore clothes, drank wine, attacked a woman, and was shot by police afterwards. It's now confirmed that he had the anti-anxiety drug Xanax in his system. Did this play a role in Travis' attack? The victim is now blind, with a brain injury, severe damage to her face and the loss of both hands.

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Lessons Learned, The Finale

Animal Person

I didn't like the idea of the cloud for categories at first, but now I do because it's a great visual tool to determine what someone's focus (including mine) is. That's a far more useful tool than categories (not that they're the same thing). After all this time it seems that.

2010 112

5 Pet Projects to Bring the Family Together

4 The Love Of Animals

This is mainly a project for parents and older kids who can use tools safely. This is another project for older kids, but its quite simple if you have the right tools. Simple, constructive activities to make pets happier. If your family is starting to get a little stir-crazy as summer winds on, it’s a good idea to find constructive ways to keep everybody occupied. If you’re looking for a fun project, why not do something for the furry and feathered friends in your life?

2013 162

Steve Best on The Left's Ignorance of Cognitive Ethology

Animal Person

Related articles by Zemanta Rooks can use tools 'just like chimps' ( Steve Best's verbal presentation of his ideas sometimes irks me. It's over-the-top, for me, and I often resent the time I must spend working through the ranting. But " Minding the Animals: Ethology and the Obsolescence of Left Humanism " is a great look back at how we humans have managed to always find a way to consider ourselves unique, despite what the reality of the nonhuman world tells us.

2009 100

Where Does Entertainment Begin and End?

Animal Person

Is it possible that videos of open rescue or undercover videos taken of vivisection could be somehow lumped in with snuff and other vile videos and considered unacceptable (and don't think that wouldn't be intentional), therefore taking an important tool away from activists?

2009 100

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

He writes, "The dog remained a vital tool in biomedical research for more than 300 years and was the vehicle for a remarkable run of medical breakthroughs.". It does not make them more or less a "tool." For those who didn't read the five-part Slate series " Pepper, the stolen dog who changed American science " by Daniel Engber , I recommend it for the history, but also for the misconceptions and assumptions that you might want to discuss on the Facebook discussion about the series.

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5 Puzzling Toys That Will Keep Your Pup Entertained for Hours

4 The Love Of Animals

Puzzles are great tools to keep boredom away. A bored puppy is an unhappy puppy, and possibly a destructive puppy. Dogs are intelligent animals. Your dog’s wild cousins such as the dingo and the coyote need to use their cleverness to find and capture food. You’re the alpha of your dog’s pack, and so the heavy lifting of the food gathering would fall to you. Of course, the fact of the matter is that you provide the food in your household, or one of the other humans does.

2013 212

Cat Bordem

4 The Love Of Animals

Additional tools for the fight are available at , including videos, games and surprise giveaways exclusively for Friskies’ Facebook fans. Cat Boredom: it’s not a disease; it’s way more boring than that. More than 40 percent of cat owners say their cats are bored some or most of the time, and 25 percent agree their cats are bored regularly. These alarming statistics led Friskies to fight the Cat Boredom epidemic with Friskies cat treats.

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Six Ways To Keep Pet Hair Off Your Clothes

4 The Love Of Animals

Did you know that regularly brushing your cat with a tool called a Furminator will help reduce shedding? Tips and tricks for keeping your clothing pet hair free. I love my cat! It’s evident from the fact that I walk around with hair all over my shirt all day long. The fact is that most pet owners feel where I’m coming from.

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4 The Love Of Animals

Another possible tool has been rolled out in order to help bored, anxious and lonely pups while their owners are away. For many of us, our dog is one of the most important friends in our life. Of course, when we aren’t with our human friends, they can generally entertain themselves pretty well and know that they will eventually see us again.

2013 152

Second Annual National Family Pack Walk

4 The Love Of Animals

or regional Pack Walks, obtain virtual Pack Walk tools and find out more information on the movement in Washington, D.C. Cesar Millan, and Scooby-Doo have partnered again for the Second Annual National Family Pack Walk on September 29 in Washington, D.C.

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Southwest Primate Center "Celebrates" 10 Years

Critter News

Without them we would be stripped of the very tools we need to open new paths of discovery and to challenge old dogma.” This place is celebrating its 10th year with ground-breaking research into what makes us all fat. By destroying the health of baboons with fast food. Fast food is bad for you? Really?) After more than 50 years of studying the ways a fatty diet contributes to heart disease in San Antonio baboons, it might seem there wouldn't be much left to learn.

Prepare a pet rescue plan.

4 The Love Of Animals

Please click here to read the full article , acsess helpful tools, and learn more about being prepared. Hurricane Season’s Here: Six Steps to A Rescue Plan that Includes Pets. “Katrina, Ike and Gustav are more than just names to those whose homes and families were devastated by these destructive storms. Even with the aid of disaster response teams, many evacuees permanently lost their companion animals.

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BBS Giveaway – Pet Fire Safety Awareness

4 The Love Of Animals

Pet Alert stickers are an incredibly important tool that save many lives each year. Yesterday was Pet Fire Safety Awareness Day. Many people don’t have a set plan for house fires. And sadly, even fewer have plans that include their pets. The United States Fire Administration estimates 500,000 pets are affected by house fires each year. To spread awareness about this important topic, we here at BestBullySticks have partnered with the great folks at 4 The Love of Animals to host a giveaway!

2013 176

EPA Wants to Rely Less on Animal Testing

Critter News

Environmental Protection Agency is reducing its reliance on animal testing to assess human risk of chemical toxicity and will instead focus more heavily on the tools made possible by advances in molecular biology, genomics and computational modeling. It's not a move based on compassion, but efficiency. I'll take what I can get though, even if it's not an immediate eradication of a despicable practice. The U.S.

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The Simple Economics of Pet Overpopulation

Critter News

The primary tool for this is spaying and neutering to decrease the population. It seems to me that the root of the problem in pet overpopulation can be expressed simply in economic terms. The supply of pets is way, way greater than the demand for them. What we need to do is reach an equilibrium where the supply for pets equals the demand. Many groups and individuals are working very hard on this by trying to decrease the supply.

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Pet Safety During Home Improvements

4 The Love Of Animals

Never leave your pet near loose tools or fasteners. Simple tips to keep pets happy and safe while you work. Infants and pets can present an interesting challenge when you want to get some repairs or remodeling done around the house and the dangers aren’t always obvious. Here are a few potential issues to look out for, and what you can do about them. Get your pet to safety before starting work.

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Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

Animal Ethics

To protest against the rights view that justice applies only to moral agents, or only to human beings, and that we are within our rights when we treat animals as renewable resources, or replaceable receptacles, or tools, or models, or things—to protest in these terms is not to meet the challenge the rights view places before those who would reject it.

Some Ingenuity Can Go a Long Way

10,000 Birds

The use of tool by animals is surprisingly rare. I find fascinating the fact that Egyptian Vultures , New Caledonian Crows and Woodpecker Finches learned to use a tool with tremendous success. Among Woodpecker Finches, young birds quickly learn to use tools by watching how adult birds do it. But direct observation suggests that young Woodpecker Finches will learn to use a tool on their own. Woodpecker Finch using a tool.

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ASPCA Go Orange in April!

4 The Love Of Animals

ASPCA Ambassadors also have access to easy-to-use email tools and a personalized web address to help spread the word. We just had to share this post from one of our favorite animal groups, the ASPCA. April is “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month&# , and the ASPCA urges people to “Go Orange&# to show their support. More than that though, they are inviting people to do more by becoming an Ambassador! Become an ASPCA Ambassador this April!


Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

4 The Love Of Animals

Kenneth McCall builds creative and innovative tools for customers seeking self storage units. Moving is a stressful endeavor. There are boxes to pack, valuables to secure, and furniture to disassemble. But when your shift from one home to another involves a pet, the undertaking becomes even more, err, ruff. And if you’ve got a dog or cat that doesn’t travel well, things can get downright hairy.

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Giveaway: Housecat Housecall

4 The Love Of Animals

“The third season of Housecat Housecall continues our mission of providing cat owners with actionable tips and tools to help them create a well-balanced home life for the whole family, including the cat,&# said Dr. Katrina Warren. Housecat Housecall is one of the first reality TV shows that is cat based! The third season started on June 5th, and features a great group of cat lovers, including Carrie Ann Inaba from Dancing With the Stars. The show airs on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

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