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South China Morning Post
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Under the shadow of Myanmars famed Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, or Golden Rock, punters haggle for the latest traditional medicine cure slices of skin from the countrys fast disappearing wild elephants sold for a few dollars a square inch. A set of stairs winds behind one of the Buddhist countrys most holy sites to a maze of shops openly selling everything from pieces of ivory and tigers teeth to vials of bear oil. But there is a new fad luring devotees of...
EDIS Emergency & Disaster Alert
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Animals on a beef cattle farm in Perth County are under precautionary confinement after a calf on the property tested positive for the Arctic fox strain of rabies, according to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture. When an animal in a herd is diagnosed with rabies... the remainder of the group that was in contact with that animal is considered at risk for an additional 40 days, said Maureen Anderson, lead veterinarian with the ministry. The main precaution that's taken is to make sure that those animals stay in their group and aren't dispersed or taken off the property or anything like ...
Global News
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"We may have to stare a different animal in the face."
EDIS Emergency & Disaster Alert
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Kazakhstan has confirmed an outbreak of the highly contagious H5 bird flu virus in wild swans, by the Caspian Sea. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), citing a report from the Kazakh agriculture ministry, said on Friday that two swans were found dead in the coastal city of Aktau in the west of the country. Different strains of bird flu have been spreading across Europe and Asia since late last year, leading to large-scale slaughtering of poultry in certain countries and some human deaths in China. Last month, Slovakia also reported an avian influenza outbreak, and more than 22.5 ...
Lincolnshire Echo
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Daily Mail - News
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Deadline
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A Dog's Purpose producer Gavin Polone said that he's had a change of heart after seeing the full video of the dog on set, saying that the dog was not in danger and believes agendas are being carried out for different purposes whomever sold the video cut together so it appears the dog was in danger who probably sold it for money and to fulfill's PETA's stated agenda of ensuring that no animal is ever used on a TV of movie set again. Also, Amblin clarified that it was...
Deadline
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A Dog's Purpose producer Gavin Polone said that he's had a change of heart after seeing the full video of the dog on set, saying that the dog was not in danger and believes agendas are being carried out for different purposes whomever sold the video cut together so it appears the dog was in danger who probably sold it for money and to fulfill's PETA's stated agenda of ensuring that no animal is ever used on a TV of movie set again. Asked by Deadline if that is PETA's...
CNN Entertainment
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Collective Evolution
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” ( source ) Harvard Medical School put out a press release a few years ago stating that it’s “often said that depression results from a chemical imbalance, but that figure of speech doesnt capture how complex the disease is.” ( source ) Of course, there are brain events and biochemical reactions occurring when someone feels depressed, as there are all the time, but no research has ever established that a particular brain state causes, or even correlates with, depression. . . . In all cases studies yield inconsistent results, and none have been shown to be specific to depression, let alone causal. The fact that more than 50 years of intense research efforts have failed to identify depression in the brain may indicate that we simply lack the right technology, or it may suggest we have been barking up the wrong tree! – Dr. Joanna Moncrieff, British Psychiatrist, Author ( source ) The most commonly cited evidence to support the chemical imbalance theory is simply that some drugs have been shown to increase and decrease mood in human and animal models, and yes — many antidepressants increase the amounts of serotonin and other neurotransmitters at synapses, but what we fail to realize today is, just because mood can be artificially manipulated with drugs, does not mean the chemical imbalance theory is true.
Lincolnshire Echo
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A Lincolnshire wildlife sanctuary has been forced to abandon its bid to offer a circus tiger a new home after its owner pulled out of the deal. Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, at Friskney, had hoped to welcome Syas to the centre, which first opened in 2003 as a parrot sanctuary and now houses 11 Bengal tigers and other exotic animals including meerkats, snakes, lemurs and tortoises, and 11 Bengal tigers.Syas is a male Bengal who currently lives with four other big cats from an animal circus act and...
TIME - Top Stories
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At every turn in downtown Washington, those seeking to celebrate the inauguration of President Trump were met with those seeking to disrupt it, led by an alliance of organizations working together under the hashtag #DisruptJ20. They represent all sorts of communities: anti-capitalists, Dakota Access Pipeline protesters from Standing Rock, marijuana legalization advocates, LGBTQ activists and allies, racial justice warriors, animal rights groups and environmentalists. On Thursday night, the rabble rousers had prepared for the day ahead by gathering at a church in upper northwest Washington. On the corner outside, a line of silent people stood holding candles as a part of a vigil for justice and peace that had been organized by a church leader further up the block. Cars honked as the passed by, eliciting whoops from the gatherers. Inside the church the atmosphere was warm and anxious, but also easy for an outsider to feel like an infiltrator, which organizer Lilly Diagle made clear were not welcome to the folks sitting crosslegged on the floor awaiting guidelines for how to avoid arrest and where to meet for food.
The Huffington Post
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Variety
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Things are getting even hairier for A Dogs Purpose. A petition is calling for a boycott of the family film a day after its premiere was canceled unless the creators donate a significant portion of the proceeds to animal welfare organizations. The movie, which opens on Jan. 27, has been under fire in... Read more »
Daily Mail - Home
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DNews
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Deadline
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In response to a video of a dog being mishandled on the set of Amblin Entertainment / Universal Pictures ' A Dog's Purpose , a Care2 petition has been launched calling for a boycott of the film unless the movie's creators donate a significant portion of the film's proceeds to animal welfare organizations. The petition added 1,200 signatures over the past 20 minutes and is now at more than 13,000 signees. The actions in the video, which have been condemned by the film's pro...
Deadline
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In response to a video of a dog being mishandled on the set of Amblin Entertainment / Universal Pictures ' A Dog's Purpose , a Care2 petition has been launched calling for a boycott of the film unless the movie's creators donate a significant portion of the film's proceeds to animal welfare organizations. The petition added 1,200 signatures over the past 20 minutes and is now over 13,000 signees. The actions in the video, which have been condemned by the film's producer Ga...
Daily Mail - USA
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A 16-year-old will face animal cruelty charges for throwing a Jack Russell Terrier mix from a Palm Beach County bridge on Wednesday. She said 'dogs can fly' before throwing the pooch.
Deadline
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In response to a video of a dog being mishandled on the set of A Dog's Purpose , a Care2 petition is calling for a boycott of the film unless the movie's creators donate a significant portion of the film's proceeds to an animal welfare organization. It doesn't name a particular organization as it seems any would do. The petition added 1,200 signatures over the past 20 minutes and is now over 13,000 signees. The actions in the video, which have been condemned by the...
Collective Evolution
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Let's be honest: You probably have nothing good to say about menopause. Society (especially women's magazines) tell us it's going to suck and doctors further perpetuate our fear of its symptoms. What's worse, there is little research and scientific knowledge on menopause and why it occurs. All that's about to change though, as scientists recently found a potential explanation for why menopause exists. This is good news, ladies, because this research pushes us one step closer to discovering the whole truth about this natural stage of our lives. New Study Shows Why Menopause Appears in Orcas Menopause is so mysterious in part because it's rare in nature. Most other species don't experience menopause and the symptoms related to it; in fact, the only species within the entire animal kingdom that endure menopause are orcas and short-finned pilot whales.
Forbes
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BBC News - Entertainment & Arts
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