Animals and Pets
The undeserved benevolence of dolphins towards humans is baffling, at best. However, scientific investigations of the dolphin brain appear to offer some insight to this complaisant behavior.
Talking to animals is not nearly as difficult as it may seem. We are certainly not speaking to a ‘poor dumb creature’. Through the individual animal, we are speaking with a highly evolved being far in advance of ourselves. That’s why if we really want an answer to a particular question in life, one of the best solutions is to ask an animal. Because they have no ego, no individual thought “this is what ‘I’ want to do now”, the guiding Deva can coordinate synchronicity through animals to bring us answer we need.
Spiritual educator and medium Gail Thackray talks to Anjula Ram about her trips to Brazil to visit John of God, working with spirit guides and animals, and finding your soul purpose. Also some fascinating dialogue about working with our triggers, healing across the world, and dissolving blocks to manifesting abundance.
A zonkey, the offspring of a cross between a zebra and a donkey, named “Khumba” has been bord for the first time in Mexico on 21 April, as a zoo in the nothern state of Tamaulipas reports. The Bronx Zoo in New York has welcomed the birth of two baby gorillas, the first since 2006.
Around the world, animals used for meat, eggs, and dairy often suffer on factory farms where they are treated as units of production rather than sentient creatures. Our farm animal protection team works to reduce the suffering of animals of these animals. Farm animal protection is just one of many important campaigns at the HSUS.
Cruelty-free beauty bloggers including Pirouette Makeup, tyrannosauruslexxx, Vegan Beauty Review, My Beauty Bunny, Phyrra Nyx and Logical Harmony ALL love make-up, but they hate animal suffering. Please join them to end animal testing in cosmetics. More info: http://www.hsi.org/bcfbloggers
African elephants make a specific alarm call in response to the danger of humans, according to a new study of wild elephants in Kenya. Researchers from Oxford University, Save the Elephants, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom carried out a series of audio experiments in which recordings of the voices of the Samburu, a local tribe from North Kenya, were played to resting elephants. The elephants quickly reacted, becoming more vigilant and running away from the sound whilst emitting a distinctive low rumble.
Killer whale Lolita has been wowing crowds at Miami Seaquarium for over 40 years. But now the ‘Blackfish effect’ has a growing protest movement calling for her freedom. Have aquarium shows had their day? Every week thousands come to Miami Seaquarium for a spectacular show; one that orca Lolita has repeated 3 times a day for 43 years. “It tells you nothing about Orcas in the wild. It’s a circus”, says one leader of the protest movement campaigning for her release. Blackfish, a controversial documentary about orcas in SeaWorld, has inspired a new awareness of the plight of “the most social animal on the planet”. Director Gabriela Coperthwaite explains, “SeaWorld has for decades been running unchecked”. As experts argue Lolita’s “cement prison” has driven her “psychotic”, the safety and ethics of such aquarium shows are finally coming under question.
If everyone in the UK committed to just one meat-free day a week, this would result in greater carbon savings than taking five million cars off the road. Reducing the amount of animal products in our diets will also help to boost our health and, of course, help to end animal suffering. What more incentive do you need? So start with Meat-Free Monday and then try Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And dont forget to tell your friends and family!
A new study suggests the household pets can see things that are invisible to humans. A house cat’s bizarre antics may be more than just feline folly. The kitty may be seeing things that human eyes can’t. Unlike humans, many animals see in ultraviolet, and a study now suggests that cats, dogs and other mammals can, too. Knowing these animals see things invisible to humans could shed some light on the animals’ behavior, the researchers say. Read more: Cats and Dogs May See in Ultraviolet
A chimp named Wounda, one of the more than 160 chimpanzees living at the Jane Goodall Institute in the Republic of Congo, overcame illness and regained her strength. Now she has been relocated to Tchindzoulou Island. Dr. Jane Goodall was on hand to witness Wounda’s emotional release and received an affectionate hug.
HSUS: Forty one dogs were removed from a Berry, Ala., property after authorities charged four people with 80 counts of animal cruelty. The 24th Circuit Drug Task Force called in The Humane Society of the United States to assist in the rescue and removal the animals.