Animal science, welfare, and companionship.

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Ecology | Animal Science & Evolution | Ethology & Behavioral Ecology | Wildlife Conservation | Habitat Preservation | Animal Cognition & Emotion | Endangered Species | Animal Rights & Welfare | Animal Agriculture | Companion Animals | Humane Living & Activism

As you can guess, this group is all about animals—both wild and domesticated—and the complicated relationship we have with them. It is about exploring and understanding their lives, and how they touch ours and we theirs in return.

As listed above, posts can consist of anything related to animals: science, evolution, behavior, food production, humane living, and pets.

Whether you work with animals or if you’re just a nature lover and pet owner, this group will hopefully have something for you. I look forward to your contributions.

To post discussions that are solely about environmentalism and sustainability, please join Green Atheists.

Action Alerts & Automated Letters - post letter campaigns here
Beautiful Photographs of Animals & Nature – pics you can’t resist sharing
Blurbs & Tidbits – post short, interesting links here
Books & Documentaries - to post basic source info here
Favorite Quotes – post your favorite animal quotes here
Funny Pictures, Videos, and Jokes – funny animal things to share
Petition Thread - post links to online petitions here
Video Thread - post your informative videos here
Website Links - share websites here
Your Pets – post pics of you and your animals here

Discussion Forum

The dark side of elephants???

Started by Deborah Moreno. Last reply by T A A Apr 29, 2012. 2 Replies

Interspecies Love

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Sydni Moser Feb 5, 2011. 3 Replies

Do Chimpanzees Mourn Their Dead Infants?

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by A Former Member Feb 5, 2011. 2 Replies

Cute But Dangerous Animals (PHOTOS)

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by A Former Member Dec 11, 2010. 1 Reply

The Beakiest Bird

Started by Sydni Moser Nov 28, 2010. 0 Replies

The surreal treehoppers

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by A Former Member Nov 26, 2010. 1 Reply

Rare Photographs of Extinct Animals

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by No name Nov 18, 2010. 3 Replies

Companies that (still) Test on Animals

Started by Sydni Moser Nov 9, 2010. 0 Replies

New Carnivorous Mammal Discovered in Madagascar

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by No name Oct 19, 2010. 2 Replies

Rap Artist 50 Cent Pressured to Adopt Rhino

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by T A A Oct 19, 2010. 5 Replies

Orangutan Charades: How Orangutans Communicate

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by A Former Member Oct 2, 2010. 4 Replies

Ancient giant penguin unearthed in Peru

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by A Former Member Oct 2, 2010. 2 Replies

Defenders of Wildlife

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Comment by Sydni Moser on April 15, 2010 at 7:34am

These Stamps Are Something to Wag At

Photographer Sally Anderson-Bruce found these beautiful, adopted pets in her hometown of New Milford, Connecticut. Each of these animals was given a good home thanks to animal rescue shelters and the families who adopted them.

Starting April 30th
you can buy stamps at the post office that help to buy food for shelter pets. You can pre-order them online. I think this would be a great thing to spread around. Could you please forward to your contacts?

Comment by Lili Morgan on April 14, 2010 at 10:08pm
Comment by Sydni Moser on April 14, 2010 at 9:50am

Make Animal Welfare a National Priority with the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act>>> SIGN PETITION

H.R. 4733, The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, would require the government to buy food products only from animals that can move freely in their confinement -- that means no gestation crates, battery cages, or veal crates.

And since it's virtually impossible to trace every piece of meat at the packing plant back to it's farm of origin, every packer would need to require their suppliers to comply with the new law. Virtually every farm in the country would comply with these new, more humane standards.

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Comment by Allegra on April 10, 2010 at 6:51pm

Check out the NPR review of the new novel, Anthill, by E.O. Wilson in Read Atheist.
Comment by Jaume on April 10, 2010 at 5:21pm
Blue stork spotted in Germany: Bild, Frankfurter Allgemeine articles
Comment by Chris on April 10, 2010 at 12:23am
Why hasn't Edward O Wilson's goal of having a Wiki type online encyclopedic tree of all living organism's begun yet?
Comment by Sydni Moser on April 2, 2010 at 8:52am
Sarah Palin's New TLC Show About Alaska


MUST WATCH - Too fun
Comment by T A A on March 26, 2010 at 6:24pm
Canada is at fault in part for it's fishing activities (but we're really small in the scheme of things), but even moreso GUILTY of having stood by the Asian factory fleets that fished JUST outside Canadian waters. The Grand Banks are only partly in Canada. The federal government was slow in responding to growing scientific evidence that the cod population was going down, as denialists of all ilks do today on so many topics. Now it seems our cod may never bounce back. Because people just kept their eyes closed to the pending disaster. Sydnis video posts on the salmon population are indicative of a repeating pattern... sadly.

Our government and nation used to be world leaders in such topics, back in the 70s and early 80s, now we just tow the USA line, particularly during the Bush years. I'm hoping (against hope?) that Obama will shake things up a little.
Comment by T A A on March 26, 2010 at 6:06pm
Does anyone remember the good ole days of EarthFirst! and one of my favourite slogans: Kill cows NOT bears! I am with PETA on animal rights advocacy, but, not at the expense of the 'wild things'. If we got rid of all cow farming larger than minimal family subsistence, there would be lots of extra space for bears, indeed.

On bears... One the last major refuges for intact grizzly populations (enough contiguous land and sufficient bears to sustain populations in longterm), the Nahanni Park, in Northern Canada, is looking into an expansion phase. Loss of continuous habitat is one of the greatest threats to wildlife. I would love to see more parks enlarged. Without sufficiently large continuous habitat all wildlife is doomed to go the way of cod fish...
Comment by Sydni Moser on March 26, 2010 at 11:04am

Love the name of the group and the concept. I'll certainly be an active member here. Thanks for starting it up Dallas.

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