Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog

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This video just melts my heart. more about “ Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog - … “, posted with vodpod. Tags: Uncategorized companion animals compassion dogs videos It is a great example of how loving and selfless non-human animals can be. The whole idea that so many people hold that says somehow humans have a monopoly on emotions kind of gets tossed out the window when you see something like this.

On Trial: Animal Torture Videos vs. Free Speech

Animal Ethics

The statute defines a depiction of animal cruelty as “any visual or auditory depiction, including any photograph, motion-picture film, video recording, electronic image, or sound recording of conduct in which a living animal is intentionally maimed, mutilated, tortured, wounded, or killed, if such conduct is illegal.” The law also made it a crime to sell videos in which animals were tortured to death by being burned alive, as well as videos of illegal dog fights.

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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. Here is a video from Defenders of Wildlife that shows the method (it's under 3 minutes). Here is more video from Current on the subject (this one is a full 10 minutes), but explains how this is mainly for the benefit of trophy hunters, not subsistence hunters that Palin claims it is for. I understand there may be some instances where predator control is necessary.

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Coast Guard Defends Medical Practice on Animals

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The Coast Guard is defending its practice of using live animals in its combat medical training after an activist group released a video on Wednesday of a goat’s legs being removed with tree trimmers during what it said was training for agency personnel. Live anesthetized goats have been used in Coast Guard training to treat combat wounds, but the agency could not verify if the video involved its personnel.

Mountain Gorilla Ranger Slain in the Congo

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Another ranger was wounded in the attack and a rebel was captured. Here is a brief Youtube video of him. Protecting mountain gorillas in the Congo is dangerous work. Just last week, a 33-year-old ranger was killed by Mai Mai rebels.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Yet not mentioned is a simple step that will go a long way toward ensuring compliance with our already lax slaughterhouse requirements: Place video cameras throughout the kill process. if they see a mistreated dog, and shudder to see a wounded deer in the road. To the Editor: Your Feb. 21 editorial “ The Biggest Beef Recall Ever ” made some excellent points.