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What To Do If You Find a Baby Bobcat Kitten

Leave it alone and watch from afar   This video shows that a kitten will call for his or her mom, and may do so for a very long time before she arrives.   Mother bobcats have to hunt to feed their young and often have to be away for many hours at a time. If she senses you anywhere near her kittens she probably won't show herself, so you are just making matters worse if you are hovering over the kitten.  The person in this video was obviously inside their house, behind a glass Read More

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Lions on the Menu in Wichita Kansas

Chef's Wildlife Bloodbath Isn't an Exciting 'Experience'   There's offensive, there's really offensive, and then there's what is happening next Tuesday in Wichita, KS.   Jason Febres, who in a case of profoundly insensitive delusion calls it "the Ultimate Dining Experience event of the year," is going to slice and dice exotic animals from around the world and pretend the meal he's creating is something chic and wonderful. As bad as it is that he is cooking bits and pieces of African lion and other species usually spared from Read More

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Definition of Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare   Animal Welfare means how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives. An animal is in a good state of welfare if (as indicated by scientific evidence) it is healthy, comfortable, well nourished, safe, able to express innate behaviour, and if it is not suffering from unpleasant states such as pain, fear, and distress. Good animal welfare requires disease prevention and veterinary treatment, appropriate shelter, management, nutrition, humane handling and humane slaughter/killing. Animal welfare refers to Read More

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Summer Gives Pets More Outdoor Time but also Increased Risk of Costly Injuries

No. 1 pet insurer recommends pet parents protect themselves from unexpected veterinary bills. SEATTLE (July 31, 2012) – Pets, like humans, enjoy being outdoors in the summertime. However, unlike humans, most pets don’t carry the health insurance needed to offset expensive medical bills related to outdoor injuries.   Today, leading pet insurance provider Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation (Healthy Paws) is urging pet parents to research and purchase a pet insurance policy for their best friend. Since pets spend more Read More

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Democrats Adopt POPVOX

Whip Hoyer Announces House Democrats’ Adoption of New Online Tool to Hear From Citizens and Organizations   WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) announced today that House Democrats have begun using open tools on that enable citizens and organizations to publicly weigh in on specific legislation before Congress. Whip Hoyer issued the following statement: “I believe that it is important for Congress to adopt new technologies that advance our constitutional mission of communicating with Read More

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The Rose-Tinted Menagerie

THE ROSE-TINTED MENAGERIE A History of Animals in Entertainment, from Ancient Rome to the 20th Century by William M Johnson with introductions by Desmond Morris (author of the Human Zoo and The Naked Ape) and the late Sadruddin Aga Khan with 47 colour and b/w illustrations Available on Amazon from July 2012   William M Johnson’s critically-acclaimed The Rose-Tinted Menagerie has been republished by Iridescent as an illustrated Amazon Kindle ebook.Hailed as ‘a ground-breaking work’ upon its original release Read More

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Sanctuary Master Plan

You have to start with the end in mind... ...and then start taking steps, no matter how small, each and every day toward that goal.   Big Cat Rescue has enjoyed spectacular success in every aspect of the sanctuary world. From the most well trained and dedicated staff and volunteers to having several years worth of reserves set aside incaseof a global market crash; this 20 year old sanctuary has been a working model for other animal rescue groups. Big Cat Rescue freely shares our resources and lessons learned by providing:   1. Read More
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