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Saving Bees Thanks to a Revolutionary 'Honey on tap' Beehive

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on June 20, 2019


Saving Bees Thanks to a Revolutionary 'Honey on tap' Beehive

It has always been known that bees are a much needed insect when it comes to the environment. The reason for this is the fact that we rely on their pollinating activity to feed ourselves. Their pollination, along with the one made by other insects, bird or bats, is the source of one third of the food that we consume everyday…

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The Pet Shelter That Only Hires Homeless People

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on June 3, 2019


The Pet Shelter That Only Hires Homeless People

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. A Brazilian couple rescued an injured dog, but what they didn’t know is that the dog was pregnant, very pregnant. So, in addition to their 7 dogs, they now had 14. Most of the puppies found a lovely home in the US, while the others stayed with them. Because of this experience, animal rescue and animal rights became a fundamental part of this couple relationship…

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How One Person Changes the World

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by Maria N. Selina Öc

Posted on May 2, 2019


How One Person Changes the World

Do you sometimes feel like you can not make a difference? Like you are just a single small piece of the world? Here is some evidence to show you that it’s not true. 1979 the 16-year old Jadev Payeng was making a horrible discovery. While he was making a walk, he found hundreds of dead reptiles and snakes. What caused the death? A water shortage and the lack of shading trees. The landscape had a barren ground and the probability for plants to grow was very low…

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Elephants Get Their Own Hospital In India

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on March 14, 2019


Elephants Get Their Own Hospital In India

Half of all Asian elephants live in India; the Asian elephants are an endangered species with 25,000 elephants in India. The elephants have an important cultural and religious function; they are often used at religious festivals. They are also important for the tourism industry as a lot of tourists go on elephants rides during their time in India. Unfortunately, their national importance has not benefited them…

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Hundreds of cats were rescued after California’s wildfire

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 13, 2019


Hundreds of cats were rescued after California’s wildfire

The Ally Cat Allies Centre and FieldHaven Feline Center have been rescuing cats that have been abandoned by their families after the wildfire disaster in California, USA. What happened to the abandoned cats? Following the wildfire disaster, many families left their homes in California to escape the fire. Unfortunately, many pets were left behind during the evacuation. Both animal shelters decided to rescue the abandoned cats and return them to their families…

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Todd, a pup from Arizona, was awarded 'Dog of the Year'

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by Marc Prats

Posted on October 25, 2018


Todd, a pup from Arizona, was awarded 'Dog of the Year'

We all know that actors, musicians and sportspeople get all kinds of awards. However, we hardly ever hear that an animal has gotten an award. Today is an exception.   The latest edition of the Streamy Awards surprised us when they awarded a dog for the “Dog of the Year” category. But this is not like any other dog. His name is Todd and he helped his owner, Paula, by protecting her when a rattlesnake tried to attack her…

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A US tortoise has been given a second chance, thanks to LEGO®

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by Marc Prats

Posted on October 2, 2018


A US tortoise has been given a second chance, thanks to LEGO®

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has given a rescued tortoise a second chance in life by using one of the most unusual medical equipment ever, LEGO®.   Everything started in July, when an employee of the Baltimore Zoo found the tortoise roaming around a park with a broken shell…

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Spain creates Mediterranean Sea reserve for whale migration

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by Isabel Rubio

Posted on September 17, 2018


 Spain creates Mediterranean Sea reserve for whale migration

Spain is creating a marine wildlife reserve for the migrations of whales and dolphins in the Mediterranean Sea and will prohibit searching for fossil fuels in the area. The Spanish government announced that the protected reserve will cover 46,385 square kilometers (17,909 square miles) between the Balearic Islands and the mainland…

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Electric shock collars for pets to be banned in England

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by Ruxandra Helici

Posted on August 29, 2018


Electric shock collars for pets to be banned in England

The English government has just announced that they will be banning the use of electric shock collars on cats and dogs. Shock collars can deliver up to 6,000 volts of electricity, sometimes for as long as 11 seconds. Other collars can release noxious smelling chemicals as a means of dissuading pets from certain behaviors…

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At last! The dolphins of the Barcelona Zoo will be transferred to a sanctuary

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on August 3, 2018


At last! The dolphins of the Barcelona Zoo will be transferred to a sanctuary

This was ruled by the City Council of the Catalan city after a strong complaint from the Foundation for Advice and Action in Defense of Animals, with great support in social networks. #AdeuDelfinari - goodbye dolphinarium, in Catalan - was the campaign slogan used by the Foundation for Advice and Action in Defense of Animals (FAADA) to ensure that the 6 dolphins that were in the Barcelona Zoo were finally transferred to a sanctuary, where they will spend the rest of their lives…

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