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Exercising for the Seals

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

A fun event for all who like to support a good cause and be active at the same time will take place on August 16th, 2014:

“Countdown to the Starting Line!

The Marine Mammal Center’s 30th Anniversary Run for the Seals is just around the corner now, on Saturday, August 16, 2014! We hope to see you at the starting line!”

If you are in the San Francisco area that weekend join in on the fun.

Please read more and sign up here:

http://tmmc.marinemammalcenter.org/site/TR/Events/RunfortheSeals?fr_id=1080&pg=entry

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Pit Bulls – The American Dog

Photo: Michael Friberg

Photo: Michael Friberg

 

Please read this fabulous article on the dog who definitely needs some better marketing

http://www.esquire.com/features/american-dog-0814

 

Thank you for supporting animal awareness!

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The Backyard Tiger

 

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

PeTA´s photo of Tony  the Tiger

PeTA´s photo of Tony the Tiger

 

Cute cuddly little tigers are an easy way to attract people. But who asks what happens to these animals once they are no longer little but grown, weighing easily 400 – 500 pounds?

“Did you know there are around 5,000 captive tigers in the United States right now?

This is what I learned when I began conducting research on America’s tiger population seven years ago. What’s more astounding is that nearly 95% of these tigers are owned by individuals, not zoos.

Of those people who privately own a tiger here in the US, most aren’t trained to care for animals in general, let alone tigers. And, unbelievable as it sounds, there is no complete record of captive tigers in America.

The exact number of tigers living in captivity outside of zoos and accredited institutions in the US isn’t clear—some say it could be double what we estimated. What we do know is that it’ssignificantly more than the number of wild tigers in Asia.”

Please sign the petition

https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=A604FDC5500174FFEB1563A1BBA9D6A9.app244a?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=797&autologin=true&link=btn&utm_campaign=species&utm_medium=email&utm_source=advocacy-alert&utm_content=140729

Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

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Blind Cuteness

Solar, the seal. Photo: Adam Ratner, the Marine Mammal Center

Solar, the seal. Photo: Adam Ratner, the Marine Mammal Center

With their big eyes seals seem to be looking straight into the hearts of onlookers. That some of these animals are blind is something most people never thought about. The Marine Mammal Center in San Francisco has been successful in giving some of these seals their vision back thanks to cataract operations.

“When Solar the northern elephant seal arrived in our care, he appeared to be just another young, malnourished animal. But when our veterinary experts took a closer look, they realized he was blind in both eyes due to cataracts that may have been congenital, meaning he was born with them.

If this story sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Just a year ago, you may remember we rescued and treated another young, blind elephant seal: Cappy. After successful cataract surgery, Cappy was able to return to the wild. He’s since been spotted several times and seems to be thriving. Using what we learned from Cappy’s case, our veterinary team is working hard to ensure a similar future for Solar.

Blindness in seals and sea lions is not as uncommon as you might think, and over the last few months, we’ve rescued a number of animals that are blind in one or both eyes.”

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When Does the Transition Happen From Holding a Toy Teddy Bear Lovingly To Your Heart to Torturing the Animal Who Looks Just Like This?

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Bears have been mistreated probably since the moment humans were able to capture them. There is no horrific torture humans have come up with that has not been performed on bears.

People grow up holding a cuddly toy teddy bear in their arms. But some time later some humans change into bear haters.

“Bears, who have natural ranges of up to thousands of miles in the wild, are being kept in cramped cages and concrete pits at deplorable roadside facilities across the country that exhibit the animals for profit while disregarding their most basic needs. Many bears at roadside zoos spend most of their waking hours pacing, head-butting the cages, and engaging in other abnormal behavior that is indicative of suffering—all because the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has disregarded the space, enrichment, dietary, and behavioral needs of captive bears, who recent studies show are just as complex and intelligent as primates.

We need your help to make sure that the USDA enacts stronger regulations for captive bears without further delay—take action now!”

You can read more here and sign the petition

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5515&autologin=true&utm_campaign=USDA%20Bears&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

 

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Freiheit für Löwen – von Holland nach Südafrika

Foto: Vier Pfoten

Foto: Vier Pfoten

Foto: Vier Pfoten

Foto: Vier Pfoten

Foto: Vier Pfoten

Foto: Vier Pfoten

Solche Nachrichten sind zwar selten, aber machen immer Mut, sich weiter für Tiere in solchen Notsituationen einzusetzen:

“Gypsy, Simba, Nora, Neida, Pregan und Kongo haben es geschafft: Die sechs Löwen aus der niederländischen Rettungsstation FELIDA sind wohlbehalten in unserem Großkatzenrefugium LIONSROCK angekommen. Am 3. Juli haben wir sie in ihrem neuen Zuhause freigelassen.

Die sechs Löwen haben eine bewegte Vergangenheit: Bevor sie in die Rettungsstation FELIDA kamen, die 2013 von VIER PFOTEN übernommen wurde, mussten sie im Zirkus Kunststücke vorführen oder führten ein trauriges Dasein im Zoo.

Dank der Unterstützung vieler Tierfreunde können Gypsy, Simba, Nora, Neida, Pregan und Kongo in LIONSROCK nun leben wie richtige Löwen. Die weite Reise von Holland nach Südafrika haben sie gut überstanden; bereits nach wenigen Schritten in ihrem neuen Zuhause zeigte sich, dass sich die sechs hier sehr wohl fühlen.

Lesen Sie mehr.

Mehr über diese Löwen erfahren Sie hier

http://www.vier-pfoten.de/projekte/grosskatzen/lionsrock/aktuell/endlich-afrika/

 

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Sunder´s Rescue

Photo: Animal Rajat

Photo: Animal Rajat

Photo: Animal Rajat

Photo: Animal Rajat

Photo: Animal Rajat

Photo: Animal Rajat

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This kind of news is something we crave for: a happy ending for an animal who nearly had no chance:

“The most exciting news of the month is that the nightmare is finally over for Sunder! For the past two years, we’ve been fighting to free this young elephant from a temple where he was used as a living begging bowl. He spent almost 24 hours a day immobilized by chains in a dark shed and lived under the constant threat of beatings from which he bore numerous scars.

PETA affiliates worldwide launched campaigns to free him, and PETA India sued for his freedom and won. The court required that Sunder be released to a sanctuary, but the owner refused to comply and hid Sunder instead. Meanwhile, the owner’s allies used religious blackmail and political corruption to thwart efforts to free him.

After months of sleuthing, Animal Rahat discovered where Sunder was hidden and released video footage of his beatings and injuries—the tight chains had cut deeply into his legs. This new evidence was the tipping point that caused the court to demand Sunder’s release.

We arranged transportation to the sanctuary, and even then our crew was threatened by men who followed the truck on motorcycles and put nails under our tires to try to stop us.

Just this month, Sunder arrived at his new sanctuary home, free from violence for the first time in his life. A fatherly bull elephant, Van Raj, has already reached out to him—possibly the first elephant friend that Sunder has ever had! He walks with Van Raj and the female elephants and has met a baby elephant who initially scared him but now fascinates him.”

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