Animals and Pets

3 Things Being a Cat Person or Dog Person Reveals About You

Posted by on August 27, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
3 Things Being a Cat Person or Dog Person Reveals About You

By Peg Streep | PsychologyToday.com Does being a “cat person” or a “dog person” (or neither or both) reveal your true personality? There’s a body of research that says it does, and suggests that we’re probably giving the question short shrift when we’re scouting out prospective dates or deciding whom to marry; hiring an employee or a […]

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7 Eco-Friendly Tips for Pet Owners

Posted by on July 27, 2015 in Animals and Pets with 0 Comments
7 Eco-Friendly Tips for Pet Owners

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.

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2 Rehabilitated Elephant Calves Successfully Return to the Wild in India

Posted by on July 5, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
2 Rehabilitated Elephant Calves Successfully Return to the Wild in India

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.

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Photographer’s Tribute To His Dog Denali Is Heartbreakingly Beautiful (Have Some Tissues Ready)

Posted by on June 15, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Inspirational, Love with 1 Comment
Photographer’s Tribute To His Dog Denali Is Heartbreakingly Beautiful (Have Some Tissues Ready)

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.

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Healthy Chickens Are Being Killed With Foam to Avoid Bird Flu

Posted by on June 9, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Healthy Chickens Are Being Killed With Foam to Avoid Bird Flu

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.

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Ants Carry Other Live Ones as Means of Transportation: Further Evidence That They Must Be Communicating [Videos]

Ants Carry Other Live Ones as Means of Transportation: Further Evidence That They Must Be Communicating [Videos]

By Omar Cherif A few days ago I wrote about “Why Do Ants Carry Their Dead”. This article is the sequel. I had shot a few clips of some ants in the garden, and since then I kept the camera close to the door so I take it with me whenever I go outside. Today, […]

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Why Ants Carry Their Dead and Other Fascinating Facts

Why Ants Carry Their Dead and Other Fascinating Facts

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 […]

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7 Pearls of Puppy Wisdom: What We Can Learn From Our Furry Friends

7 Pearls of Puppy Wisdom: What We Can Learn From Our Furry Friends

Our pets teach us more than we realize. Learn these 7 life lessons that your puppy already knows.

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Kids Who Grow Up With Pets Are More Emotionally Intelligent and Compassionate

Kids Who Grow Up With Pets Are More Emotionally Intelligent and Compassionate

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.

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Chimpanzee Debate: Should Animals Have Human Rights?

Posted by on April 23, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living, Videos with 2 Comments
Chimpanzee Debate: Should Animals Have Human Rights?

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.

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Things I Wish All Dog Owners Would Understand

Written by on April 21, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 2 Comments
Things I Wish All Dog Owners Would Understand

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 […]

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Why You Should Teach Your Children to Value ALL Life

Why You Should Teach Your Children to Value ALL Life

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.

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How Dogs Can Save Your Life From Cancer

Posted by on March 27, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
How Dogs Can Save Your Life From Cancer

The future of cancer screening may be having dogs sniff a urine sample.

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Dr. Linda Bender on Our Connection to Animals

Posted by on March 14, 2015 in Animals and Pets with 1 Comment
Dr. Linda Bender on Our Connection to Animals

In this beautiful dialogue Dr. Linda Bender discusses our connection to animals and her book ‘Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals’.

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How a Community of People Got Ringling Bros. to Drop Elephant Acts

Posted by on March 9, 2015 in Activism, Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
How a Community of People Got Ringling Bros. to Drop Elephant Acts

This group of protesters proved that no matter what the challenge, anything can be changed with determination and enough heart.

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