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 Chris on January 4, 2011 at 2:41am
The following says coal power-plant emissions must stop. To use coal for energy Carbon Capturing and Sequestering into the ground in necessary.

says organic material buildup in the ground is needed to hold carbon. The practice of burning off vegetation that began before the agricultural revolution damaged the ecosystem and has to stop. Natural grazing of herd animals is intrinsic to grasslands and prevents desertification.
Comment by Sydni Moser on November 29, 2010 at 7:48am
International Animal Rights Day - Friday 10th December

The annual International Animal Rights Day (IARD) - 10th December - aims to remember the animal victims of human tyranny and call for the recognition of the Universal Declaration of Animal Rights (UDAR). The goal of this historic campaign is to build on the recognition of human rights, and persuade humanity that kindness and respect is due to all sentient creatures.

More Info HERE:
Comment by T A A on November 27, 2010 at 3:54pm
Back in the 90s while doing my field research in herpetology I had a similar experience, I picked up this similarly huge Green Frog with both hands, gently around the tummy, and it screamed at me, for several seconds, with this very loud voice, I had to let it down! It was way to eery! None of my workmates had ever heard a frog scream before. It's a pretty good predatory defence mechanism! It worked on me!
Comment by Loop Johnny on November 13, 2010 at 4:37pm
Some images and videos have turned me into an animal loving animal instantly.

Everything that I saw here made me remember my cat, that I had to give away because of my baby brother. She was the cutest thing that I ever had. I miss her. I love animals. I just don't state it very obvious.
Comment by Sydni Moser on October 23, 2010 at 8:42am

Wild Talk
Monday, October 18, 2010

Reporter Ari Daniel Shapiro tells us about Klaus Zuberbuhler's work in the Tai Forest of West Africa. When Klaus first came to the forest, he hit a wall of sound. But he slowly started making sense of that sonic chaos by scaring a particular monkey called the Diana Monkey. Turns out, the Diana Monkey is making more than just noise. Then we jump from the jungle to the prairie, where Con Slobodchikoff has discovered what he calls a grammar of color, shapes, and sizes embedded in prairie dog chirps. His discovery leaves Jad and Robert wondering whether we could ever understand the language of a different species. Back in the jungle, Klaus is wondering the same thing, and tells us about one day when the cacophony of monkey calls distilled into a life-saving warning.

Listen to this RADIO LAB Story HERE
Comment by Sydni Moser on October 23, 2010 at 8:39am
What a way to spend your vacation Dallas... Hope you had some fun along the way?
Comment by T A A on October 22, 2010 at 10:16pm
nope, and the ferals sure keep the varmin population down in Florida!
Comment by Sydni Moser on October 1, 2010 at 8:11am

Meet Sportacus the happy squirrel. He was saved as a baby when a tree cutting crew cut down his home.

His savior is a woman who cares for orphan squirrels and then sets them free to live in the wild the way nature intended. But Sportacus bonded with his new family. And he loves his home, showing up every night to sleep in his box. Will he be willing to give it up and go free?

Watch this sweet video -


Comment by Sydni Moser on September 18, 2010 at 6:42am

Jeffrey Nishinaka - Paper Artist

Visit the Art Gallery, in Coffee Break to see more and share in the discussion...
Comment by Sydni Moser on September 18, 2010 at 6:39am
I have to admit that regardless of the 'over-the-top' advertising stints that PETA employs, they do a great deal of good for animal welfare. Do you know any organization that you do not find some fault with? This lab could only hang themselves in utter shame! Thanks for posting Adriana.

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