Animal Event, animal sanctuary, animal shelter, animal welfare, farm animals, Farm Sanctuary, Tierrettung, Tierschutz

Artists For Animals

Photo: Farm Sanctuary

Photo: Farm Sanctuary

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All photos: Farm Sanctuary

Are you an artist? Have you made any art, be it a sculpture, a painting, an etching, a photography, etc. depicting an animal? Would you donate it for a great cause? Then please help:

“Every year, Farm Sanctuary commemorates the Thanksgiving season with our Celebration for the Turkeys. This event, held at each of our three sanctuaries, brings together hundreds of people from across the country to enjoy a visit with our rescued turkeys, vegan delights, and presentations from expert speakers.

Guests also have the opportunity to bid on an exciting selection of original artwork, vegan products, and gift certificates in a silent auction. We are currently seeking vegan-friendly businesses and artists interested in donating items for our Celebration silent auctions. We are particularly interested in:

  • framed, animal-themed original artwork, including paintings and photography
  • vegan jewelry
  • gift certificates
  • gift baskets of vegan products
  • vacation packages”

For more information about donating to our silent auctions, please contact Amanda Grode. Farm Sanctuary´s coordinator.

 

Thank you for sharing!

 

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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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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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Only the Monkey Should Decide What to Play

Photo: iStock.com/micha klootwijk

Photo: iStock.com/micha klootwijk

Students always have been ready for some fun. But torturing nonhuman beings should  get them expelled.

Whistleblower Reveals Abuse at Ivy League University

PETA has received evidence that staff at a Princeton University laboratory recently placed at least one marmoset in a plastic exercise ball designed for ferrets and rolled the ball through the corridors to torment the terrified monkey for their own amusement. This laboratory has received more than $2.3 million in taxpayer money from the National Institutes of Health since 2007. Please tell Princeton to release these monkeys to an accredited sanctuary.”

 

Please sign the petition here:

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5543

Thank you.

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Cows Living Happily Ever After?

Photo: Mother Jones

Photo: Mother Jones

With the evolvement from meat eaters to vegetarians some of these vegetarians have started thinking about going vegan due to the torturous situation of milk cows and the short-lived life of male calves. But even with all the guilt felt when drinking a glass of milk or biting into a piece of raw milk camembert cheese most vegetarians still cannot give up cow milk all together. Taking a look at the holy cows in India, some believe that selling milk and letting a cow live her life until her natural end should not be a paradoxon.

“If you don’t eat beef because you feel sorry for those cows in Chick-fil-A ads, then you probably shouldn’t drink milk either. The typical male calf born to a dairy cow becomes veal. The typical female is milked for five years—a quarter of her natural lifetime—then sent to the abattoir to become pet food or low-grade hamburger meat. Elsie the Cow, Borden Dairy Company’s famous cartoon logo, is smiling only because she doesn’t realize that she’s about to get euthanized with a cattle gun.

Yet if you’re an ethical vegetarian who still can’t bear to give up milk, you now have another option: slaughter-free dairy, which comes from farms where cows never get killed.”

Please continue to read here

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/07/downside-no-kill-dairies

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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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A Humane Visit to the Doctor

Photo: JP Bonnelly Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Photo: JP Bonnelly Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Photo: JP Bonnelly Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Photo: JP Bonnelly Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Photo: JP Bonnelly Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Photo: JP Bonnelly Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Helping rescued animals also includes having the animal examined by a doctor. Not an easy task.

“We all know how scary it can be to go to the doctor, especially when you’re young and you don’t quite know what’s going on. Now imagine you’re a wild horse or burro who isn’t used to human interaction, or whose only human touch has been negative, and you can understand why it can be difficult to provide medical treatment to some of our rescued equine residents.

But, with the doors to Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch’s newly-constructed equine handling facility now open, we are able to provide care to even our most timid and semi-tame residents.

Designed by Temple Grandin and Mark Deesing, the new facility is truly an industry leader in the humane handling of equines. It has an open design, modified chutes and wider lanes that allow the horses and burros to move through the chutes in smaller groups. In addition, the facility houses state of the art equipment that allows our veterinarians to safely examine all parts of the horse, while the structure itself makes the horse feel comfortable and safe.

Just recently we treated Buckaroo, a beautiful Leopard Appaloosa gelding, who came to the ranch ten years ago after being rescued from slaughter. His previous life had left him in poor condition and with a deep mistrust of humans. The new handling facility has made a world of difference and the process of receiving his yearly check up is now much easier for him.”

You can read more at

http://www.humanesociety.org/news/news/2014/06/black-beauty-ranch-opens-new.html?credit=em_ffa070314

You can learn more about Temple Grandin here

http://www.templegrandin.com

You can learn more about the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch here

http://www.blackbeautyranch.org

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Vom Regen in die Traufe – Jetzt Chance auf ein artgerechtes Leben? Die Loewen von FELIDA

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Fotos: Vier Pfoten

Manchmal sind die Versuche, Tieren zu helfen, leider nicht erfolgreich oder sogar nachteilig für Tiere. In den Niederlanden musste die Grosskatzen-Rettungsstation um Hilfe bitten, da sie ihrer Aufgabe nicht gerecht werden konnte.

“Letztes Jahr bat man VIER PFOTEN um Hilfe für die niederländische Grosskatzen-Rettungsstation FELIDA. Wir wussten leider sofort, dass die Anlage für die 26 dort lebenden Grosskatzen viel zu klein war! Zudem war sie in einem trostlosen Zustand.

Zumindest die Lebensbedingungen der Tiere konnten wir bisher erheblich verbessern!

Doch das Wichtigste muss erst noch passieren – wir wollenSimba, Gypsy, Kongo, Neida, Nora und Pregan ins südafrikanische VIER PFOTEN Grosskatzenparadies LIONSROCK bringen.

Bitte helfen Sie mit, denn erst dort können sie in Würde leben. Und wir gewinnen mehr Platz für die Tiere in der niederländischen Rettungsstation FELIDA.

Um den Transport und die Zukunft der großartigen Tiere zu sichern, brauchen wir nun jede Hilfe!

Denn es ist nicht allein mit der Übersiedelung dieser sechs Grosskatzen getan – auch in den nächsten Jahren brauchen die Katzen weiterhin unsere Pflege und Fürsorge.”

Lesen Sie mehr darüber hier

https://www.sicherspenden.at/vier-pfoten-de/pate-loewe/?cf=em201406_nlde20140630_textlink&pk_campaign=em201406&pk_kwd=textlink

Mehr über Vier Pfoten hier

http://www.vier-pfoten.de

 

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