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Everything You Think You Know About Animals Is Wrong. Human beings are the most intelligent, and therefore important, of all the world´s species, right?

Everything You Think You Know About Animals Is Wrong

We deserve our superior status over other animals because of the following scientific truths: that only humans are self-aware and feel empathy, that we are unique in our abilities to use language and tools, that only we can recognize ourselves in a mirror and understand the passing of time. Idaho Ag-gag Bill Bans Filming Inside Farms After Abuse Video Surfaces. The bill’s sponsor, Idaho state Sen.

Idaho Ag-gag Bill Bans Filming Inside Farms After Abuse Video Surfaces

Jim Patrick, a Republican from Twin Falls, claimed the bill was crafted in response to a video showing animal rights abuses at a Bettencourt, Idaho, farm that supplies Burger King meat. BOISE, Idaho — According to emails obtained through an open records request, a dairy industry lobbyist was allowed to directly craft what would ultimately become Idaho’s “ag-gag” bill — the latest in a series of state laws that seek to prevent animal rights activists from exposing the abuses of industrial agriculture. Rosendo Araque's post on Vine. People Hunt Endangered Animals, So This Woman Hunts Poachers.

A group of retired US vets have just landed in Africa, and their mission is to deter poaching before it contributes to the elimination of endangered species.

People Hunt Endangered Animals, So This Woman Hunts Poachers

Credit: ViralBru The effects of poaching are not to be taken lightly. According to the African Wildlife Foundation, rhinos, elephants, and other types of African wildlife may go extinct in our lifetime. Take, for example, the Black Rhino: populations of this magnificent animal have decreased by 97.6% since 1960. It’s very clear that unless some heavy force and invested interest is given to help reduce rates of poaching, the entire planet will suffer from loss of biodiversity and the greed that is causing it. One way activists in the United States are supporting an end to poaching is by enlisting retired vets to take part in an organization that puts their years of combat training to work overseas. In Historic Ruling, Pair of Chimpanzees Recognized as 'Legal Persons'

For the first time in U.S. history, a judge has effectively recognized two chimpanzees as legal persons, in an order Monday which will allow a pair of research primates—Hercules and Leo—to seek relief from unlawful imprisonment.

In Historic Ruling, Pair of Chimpanzees Recognized as 'Legal Persons'

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe on Monday granted the chimps a writ of habeas corpus that will require Stony Brook University, where they are being kept for biomedical experiments, to appear in court and explain why the school has "unlawfully detained" Leo and Hercules. Watch This Awesome Response To Kendall Jones, Hunter Of Wild Endangered Anima... Monkey Karma. WATCH: Captive Animals Tasting Freedom For The First Time. From dogs and chimps to lions and tigers, animals are held in captivity by humans around the world.

WATCH: Captive Animals Tasting Freedom For The First Time

We harm them for lab experiments that often have better, cruelty-free alternatives. We keep exotic animals in rusty cages and call it "entertainment". But there is hope. Huge-hearted humans dedicate their lives to rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing injured animals to sanctuaries and the wild. And that moment when an animal gets his first taste of real freedom? Chimps Use Spears To Hunt. A troop of chimpanzees in southeastern Senegal are proving to be a continued source of surprise and amazement for primatologists.

Chimps Use Spears To Hunt

Not only do members forge weapons to hunt, making them the only known group to use tools to injure or kill prey, but it turns out that females actually engage in this behavior more than males. This could mean that, unexpectedly, female chimps pioneered tool use for hunting, and that the first weapon-yielding early humans could have also been females. The research has been published in Royal Society Open Science. Watch The Amazing Moment Two Gorillas Are Reunited With Their Human Friends!

Be kind. What if Animals Treated Us How We Treat Them? Special breed. Voice for the voiceless. Resist the system. The girl who gets gifts from birds. Image copyright Lisa Mann Lots of people love the birds in their garden, but it's rare for that affection to be reciprocated.

The girl who gets gifts from birds

One young girl in Seattle is luckier than most. She feeds the crows in her garden - and they bring her gifts in return. Eight-year-old Gabi Mann sets a bead storage container on the dining room table, and clicks the lid open. This is her most precious collection. "You may take a few close looks," she says, "but don't touch. " Inside the box are rows of small objects in clear plastic bags. Each item is individually wrapped and categorised. There's a miniature silver ball, a black button, a blue paper clip, a yellow bead, a faded black piece of foam, a blue Lego piece, and the list goes on.

Image copyright Katy Sewall She didn't gather this collection. She holds up a pearl coloured heart. Greatest treasure. Your jails can't hold me. Not limit to mankind. Compassion. Find your soul. Who have no voice. Only cats & dogs. Allusion. We're trying. Pet cpr. It's legal, get over it. Tiger Park in Harbin, China. Why do u eat them? Lives matter less. Bats. When They Brought The Wolves To Yellowstone, They Had No Clue This Would Be T... Not many listen. That's more like it. Last Days Film. Born free. Lion. Survivor have birth. Love an animal. Save lives. Butterflies. Destroyed my habitat. Dogs. Orca living space. Every 15 min.