Animals and Pets
With more than 160 million pets in American households, and possibly upwards of 800 million worldwide, our favorite companions have quickly become an unsustainable force to be reckoned with. Even so, there are plenty of ways to extend your eco-friendly lifestyle to your pets – you just have to know where to start.
Nine elephant calves are currently monitored through radio-telemetry for periods varying from nine months to 38 months in the release habitat. The complexity of the process of rehabilitation of a rescued elephant calf is well-documented with an overall success rate of rehabilitation at 47.3 percent.
In this award-winning short film, visual artist, Ben Moon documented the life of dog companion, Denali, in an incredibly beautiful and heartbreaking way. When Denali passed away at the age of 14, Moon used videos and photographs to create a truly touching memorial to his friend. This film is a reminder to us all of the true importance of friendship.
The widely reported bird flu outbreak that authorities say has already resulted in the slaughter of some 45-plus million chickens and turkeys is completely decimating the poultry industry throughout the U.S. In addition to losing infected birds, many local farms are reportedly having to destroy otherwise healthy broods to avoid further spread of the disease, a gruesome process that typically involves spraying the birds with “suffocating foam” and “composting” their bodies.
By Omar Cherif I have always been fascinated by ants. How they are social beings that operate in armies and live in colonies, and how they have made it to the Qur’an ― there is a full ‘Sura’ (Chapter) named after them. And since where I am staying now there are lots of ants, I […]
Our pets teach us more than we realize. Learn these 7 life lessons that your puppy already knows.
If you’re a parent, the idea of adding the care and feeding of an animal to your responsibilities might feel like too much work. But having a dog, cat, bunny, hamster or other animal as a part of the family benefits kids in real ways. Studies have shown that kids who have pets do better — especially in the area of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), which has been linked to early academic success, even more so than the traditional measure of intelligence, IQ.
Chimpanzees were given human rights for the first time in US history by Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe who ruled that two captive chimps, Hercules and Leo, were covered under habeas corpus. However, the New York judge has since issued a revised version of the court order with the writ of habeas corpus removed. Jo Ankier and John Fenoglio of Lip News discuss the story.
By Omar Cherif Talk to your animals, they listen. And if you’re attentive and listen closely, they’ll talk right back. After many years of being surrounded by dogs, I can now confidently say that there are two types of dog owners. The first type treat their dogs as family members, possibly as soul companions. The […]
If we teach our children that every life is important, we will see how their outlook on their own lives will change. They will begin to see themselves as part of nature as a whole, as part of a great divine balance that is unfathomable in its complexity and perfect functioning.
This group of protesters proved that no matter what the challenge, anything can be changed with determination and enough heart.