In this touching video, a group of dolphins find a seal struggling near a shoreline and direct him back out to sea. It appears the seal is giving up until his rescuers arrive. Yet another of so many confirmed case studies of animals showing compassion for others. It’s something we don’t see in some humans.
The link to a very good column crossed the Pack News Wire this morning, concerning the topic of spay/neuter. From what I can gather from the site, Shela Boynton writes a regular column known as “Speaking for the Animals” for the Idyllwild Town Crier out of California. In this particular piece, Boynton challenges the most [...]
I received a link today for this video, which seems to be directed to young kids, as a way to introduce them to compassion as a way of life.
Of late, I’ve been trying to increase my activity on Twitter. I’m not a social media pro by any stretch, but the effort is underway. I think it’s a great way to get out more animal-welfare news. So beyond the links to blog posts, I’m linking to other stories and news on my Twitter account. [...]
This is a great story. When a Marine departed Afghanistan in October, the dog he had befriended tried to climb on board the helicopter Through the Nowzad organization, he had to raise $4,000 to cover the cost of transporting Bolt to the US. After a quarantine period, the two buddies will be reunited. ABC News [...]
Information from a great letter to the editor on the New Straits Times website states “World Animal Day is celebrated primarily:” “” “” TO celebrate animal life in all its forms; TO celebrate humankind’s relationship with animals; TO acknowledge the diverse roles that animals play in our lives, from being our companions, supporting and helping [...]
I will never be able to understand the mentality it must take to abuse a child or an animal. It is perplexing to consider that while our society includes people with great levels of compassion, it also includes people capable of terrible acts committed on innocent people and creatures of this planet. Two stories came [...]
I often read comments or commentary about this notion of animal rights vs. animal welfare. The depiction often suggests people pushing for animal rights are extremist. The term has been warped – wrongly – into meaning animal rights equals human rights. So in an effort to twist, wrangle and shut down the movement for better [...]
In the last segment of the HBO Documentary “One Nation Under Dog,” text appeared on the screen stating there are hundreds of dog rescue organizations in the US. The documentary was really well-done and I hope it proves to be an eye-opener for those who previously were not aware the realities of homelessness and other [...]
I recently got into a back-and-forth about greyhound racing under a Huffington Post blog entry. A couple of folks on the pro-racing side talked about the dogs as “athletes” and about how much they are worth in monetary terms. And they claimed the dogs love racing. I came out of the discussion thinking about how [...]