Video adds more proof of animal self-awareness

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The incredible video out of India, showing one monkey desperately trying to revive another, who had been electrocuted, is both heartwarming and scientifically important.

The rescuer attempts multiple means to revive the injured monkey, including pushing him or her, picking them up, biting and dunking in water.

Finally, as the Telegraph reports, the injured monkey awakens. His friend seems very relieved and pats them on the back.

This is not some sort of canned response by the rescuer. Clearly, they are concerned with the condition of the other monkey. This shows a level of compassion, concern, intelligence and thought.

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HSUS: Rescued from NC puppy mill, Stella is finally home

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Stella was rescued during a raid on a puppy mill in Sampson County, North Carolina.

The video is touching and also offers more evidence – on top of the mounting evidence – on why we need strong national and state regulations against puppy mills.

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Video: Abused dog gets a new home and a new leg

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The dog featured in this video, was abandoned and injured – before a new family adopted him. And he later received a new, prosthetic leg.

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Former NFL coach saves puppy, but lets abuser off the hook

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Former Dallas Cowboys and collegiate football coach Barry Switzer recently discovered a puppy locked in a hot van on a brutal summer day. NFL.com reports he waited by the van until the owner returned and ended up buying the puppy to save it.

No where in the report does it indicate he called law enforcement to have the person investigated and potentially charged with animal cruelty. Switzer, in the NFL video, reports the puppy had a large and heavy tether around his neck. He said the man showed him photos to the parent dogs when Switzer offered to buy it.

The former coach found the dog a new home, but what about the person who locked it in the van? The NFL morning show crew failed to asked him if he called 911.

He downplayed the threat to the puppy, maybe in an effort to downplay his effort in saving him from harm. But the puppy was in a life-threatening situation.

 

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