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Kittens So Happy to Be Taken in By Family Dog Who Cares for Them as Her Own

Two kittens found a sweet family dog to be their surrogate mom after they were rescued together.


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Three weeks ago, two tabby kittens were brought to the Manhattan Animal Care and Control (MACC) for a chance at a better life. They were found without a mom, clinging to each other for comfort.

The pair was in need of a foster home, so Asa, a volunteer of MACC, stepped up to help. She brought them home when they were around three weeks old.

The kittens, Gilligan and Milli, quickly came out of their shells and began to seek affection and attention from their foster mom. They were very young and eager for a mother’s love. Asa knew just the perfect friend to introduce the kittens to.


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Asa’s 7-year-old dog Kona has a big heart and strong maternal instincts for kittens in need. She was rescued with her three … Read the rest

Powerful Billboards In Kansas Are Urging State Officials To Shut Down Slaughterhouses Infected With Coronavirus & Promote Plant-Based Alternatives

Two billboards addressing Kansas Governor Laura Kelly were launched on September 9th near the governor’s office at the state capitol. The billboards, which urge state officials to shut down slaughterhouses and promote a plant-based diet, were sponsored by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

The billboards confront the governor with the message, “Governor Kelly: Can Kansas Switch to a Safer Food Supply Like Sunflowers Over Swine? PromotePlantProtein.org!”

Sunflowers are a profitable crop in Kansas and there are several facilities in western Kansas that process the seeds for oil, butter, and roasting.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine also filed a complaint on September 8th with the head of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Lee Norman. The complaint stated that any slaughterhouses experiencing new coronavirus cases should be shut down immediately. The complaint argues that meatpacking facilities should be replaced with cleaner, safer facilities that produce plant-based protein.

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Underwater Footage Shows The Weird Feeding Habits Of Flamingos

Flamingos are a funny breed of bird. They’re pink. They stand on one leg. They’re so quirky, you can’t help but wonder what their other habits look like, like when they eat. But because flamingos dip their heads underwater when they chow down, it’s difficult to tell exactly what is happening under the surface. But there is no need to wonder anymore.

Thanks to the San Diego Zoo, the feeding habits of the flamingos are now public knowledge. The zoo inserted an underwater camera into the flamingos’ feeding pool, giving everyone an insight into how these unique creatures eat.

As demonstrated in the video, the birds used their curved bills to skim the bottom of the ground. The zoo explained that eating underwater is completely natural for flamingos to do in the wild because of the natural curve to their bills – they basically eat upside down. The way … Read the rest

Kitten Found on the Streets Has the Sweetest Face and Family to Help Her Thrive

A wobbly kitten with a cleft lip is so happy to find the perfect family after she was rescued from the outdoors.


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A tiny kitten was found alone outside during a TNR (trap-neuter-return) project last month. She was brought to Meow Village, an all-volunteer feral cat rescue in Aurora, Oregon, for a chance at a better life.

“A (TNR rescuer) spotted her while out trapping cats for spay and neuter. It was obvious that the kitten would need extra assessment. A few calls were made and she was in the arms of a Meow Village volunteer within hours,” Meow Village shared with Love Meow.

The kitten came with a cleft lip and was a bit wobbly when she walked. Selina, a foster volunteer of the rescue, didn’t hesitate to help. “Meow Village never turns away critical or special needs kitties if at all possible.”

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Breaking! New Zealand Announces Plans To Tighten Trade Restrictions To Improve Protection For More Than 35,000 Endangered Species Internationally

New Zealand’s Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage announced a plan yesterday to change the law to help protect more than 35,000 endangered species internationally, whose survival in the wild is threatened by unsustainable trade.

“The changes will be made by amending the Trade in Endangered Species Act 1989 to ban the domestic sale of elephant ivory in New Zealand, with some exemptions, and to improve the regulatory system at the border,” Sage said in a statement“This is a big step forward in strengthening the management of international trade in endangered, threatened, and exploited species.” 

Currently, New Zealand has no restrictions on domestic trade in elephant ivory, unlike the United States, United Kingdom, France, and China, which have already put bans in place.

The Trade in Endangered Species Act 1989 will need to be amended to implement the changes. However, the proposed law will only make its way into

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Woman Spends Weeks Earning Trust of Three Abandoned Dogs On Mountain In Order To Rescue Them

Trust is something earned not given.

A woman named Veronica Shea was willing to spend as long as needed to earn the trust of three abandoned dogs she found on a mountain.

She was hiking with her dog in Angeles National Forest one day and was startled when she turned a corner and saw a black animal dart up the side of the mountain.

Photo: Instagram/mountainrescuedogs

When she realized it was a dog, she slowly approached and saw there was not just one dog but three large black dogs, which turned out to be Cane Corsos. They were all really malnourished and she could see their ribs. She offered them water and tried to bribe them with food to follow her to her car, but they wouldn’t come.

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The dogs were unsure of the new person and would run away when Veronica tried to approach them. However, she … Read the rest

3 Bonded Kittens Have Their Dream Come True After Weeks of Waiting

Three bonded kittens had their dream come true after weeks of waiting for the right home.

It all started when a scrawny stray cat wandered up to a family’s yard for food this summer, and she just kept coming back. The homeowner soon noticed that her belly was growing, and suspected that she was pregnant.

Stef and Johanne, animal rescuers based in Montreal, Canada, stepped up to help and were able to get the expectant cat mom to safety. By then, she was near the end of her pregnancy and needed safe shelter.

After a trip to a veterinary clinic, they brought her home so she could have a quiet, comfortable place to have her kittens.


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The sweet tabby ate to her heart’s content and then curled up in her comfy new nest. She could finally relax and get some much-needed shut-eye.

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Victory! Washington Becomes The Seventh State To Ban Cruel Wildlife Killing Contests

A coalition of state and national wildlife protection organizations is applauding the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission for its vote to ban cruel wildlife killing contests, in which participants compete to kill the most, the largest, or even the smallest animals for cash and prizes.

The news comes after WAN issued an Urgent Call To Action back in July, that called for Washington residents to submit comments in support of the ban throughout the state.

The new rule, put forth by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, prohibits the killing of unprotected species including: coyotes, bobcats, crows, foxes, and raccoons in a contest. Contest participants killed at least 1,427 animals in these events in Washington between 2013 and 2018.

Washington joins six other states including—Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Vermont—that have taken a stand against cruel, unsporting, and wasteful wildlife killing contests. California banned

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CEO Of Environmental Co. Caught Brutalizing 4-Month-Old Puppy On Camera

The CEO of an LA-based environmental consulting firm promises his clients excellence, but it appears Jeffrey Previte doesn’t practice what he preaches at home.

The Daily Mail published security camera footage of the 46-year-old executive beating his 4-month-old puppy, Beachy, in Previte’s Santa Monica, CA, condominium. The brutal lashing, which was clearly captured on the building’s security camera, drew the attention of the building concierge, who heard the frightened puppy crying out in pain from across the lobby.

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“I heard the dog screaming and when I looked on the camera, I saw him beating the dog,” the unnamed concierge told the Daily Mail. According to the newspaper, the shaken employee later told Previte about what he’d seen, and shared his plan to file a report with building management.

Unfortunately, this courtesy call didn’t inspire any remorse or regret on behalf of Beachy’s abuser. “He became irate… … Read the rest

Breaking! Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, And Many Other High Fashion Brands Have Banned Exotic Animal Skins In Their Designs

We are pleased to announce that Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein have officially banned exotic animal skins. Their parent company, PVH Corp., made the decision following discussions with PETA. The animal welfare organization had voiced their concerns with both designers about the wildlife trade’s connection to contagious diseases like COVID-19.

“At Tommy Hilfiger, we’re committed to creating a better fashion industry by creating fashion that ‘Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All.’ We have always [taken] and will always take the environment, human rights, our community and related matters very seriously, which is why we don’t use fur or exotic skins in any of our collections. Together, we can drive fashion forward for good,” Hilfiger told PETA in a statement.

The severely crowded, filthy conditions in which wild animals are raised and slaughtered for their skins are similar to those that gave rise to the novel coronavirus, and they pose

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