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  • Feb
  • 20

Sanctuary Founder Leaves Safe-Haven Legacy

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Sanctuary Founder Leaves Safe-Haven Legacy

It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Pat Derby, the former animal trainer who saw the error of the entertainment industry’s ways and spent the rest of her life helping captive animals by providing them with safe havens at her three spacious Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) sanctuaries in California. Pat died at …

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  • Jan
  • 29

Cherokee’s Trail of Tears Continues

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Cherokee's Trail of Tears Continues

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina has a long history of suffering and hardship, and adversity on their territory has not yet come to an end. The sovereign land is home to three decrepit roadside zoos, in which animals are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them. One zoo, Chief Saunooke Bear Park , was …

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  • Sep
  • 26

Knowing Animals

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Many people treat the various animals in their lives very differently. A man might adore a dog named Rusty and treat him as a much-loved family member while at the same time consuming meat from a pig raised on a factory farm. This is despite the fact that both dogs and pigs are intelligent and engaging companions. A girl might feed her …

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  • Aug
  • 22

These Tourist Traps are the Pits

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If your family is planning a vacation in the waning weeks of summer, there is an easy way to save time and gas and avoid bringing home awful memories: Simply drive past decrepit roadside zoos and other cruel tourist traps that use animals. Vacationers with money to spend keep these archaic exhibits in business, and animals will …

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  • Aug
  • 26

Bob Barker Showcases Cruelty to Bears in Showdown With Cherokees

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This post by Karin Bennett was originally posted on the PETA Files .

My most beloved game show host-no, not that oneBob Barker has once again stepped up to the mic to speak up for animals.

Yesterday, Bob met with Principal Chief Michell Hicks and members of the Tribal Council for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to plead for compassion for captive bears …

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  • Aug
  • 20

Animals Can Be Ambassadors for Forgiveness, Generosity, Peace, Trust, and Hope: Part 2

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Here is the second part of Prof. Marc Bekoff’s fantastic article, which was originally published in Psychology Today . You can find part one here , in case you missed it.

Many of the bears love to play, and this is an indication that they’ve substantially recovered from their trauma. When I visited the Moon Bear Rescue center in October 2008 I saw Aussie …

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  • Aug
  • 12

Animals Can Be Ambassadors for Forgiveness, Generosity, Peace, Trust, and Hope: Part 1

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Here is another fantastic article by Prof. Marc Bekoff , which was originally published in Psychology Today .  I have enormous respect for Prof. Bekoff and his work observing animal behavior—in his own ?backyard? of Colorado and in more exotic locations around the world. In this article, Bekoff tells the story of Jasper, a moon bear, and the valuable lessons that we can …

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