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GLOBAL VOICES ADVOCACY - Defending free speech online


Genocide Watch
Natural disasters and extreme weather | World news | The GuardianGlobal Conflict Tracker
International Labour Organization - Forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking
The UN refugee Agency
Unrepresented Nations and Peoples’ Organization
(UNPO)
Worldwide Missing People (http://someoneismissing.com/international/)
Missing Animal Response Network
Animal Ethics UK

Actuanimaux - click to give (in French)

"Animals run no risk of going to hell, they are there already" Victor Hugo
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. - Hippolyte Taine

JSFM Japanese Society of Feline Medicine (JSFM、ねこ医学会、猫の集会)

Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat. - Notebook, 1894 - Mark Twain


"While the exact reasons for intentional animal cruelty may vary, nine typologies have been identified by Kellert and Felthous (1985, 1122-1124). In the cases within the animal cruelty database, we see these typologies over and over":
  1. to retaliate against an animal
  2. to retaliate against another person
  3. to satisfy a prejudice against a species or breed
  4. to express anger through an animal
  5. to enhance one's own aggressiveness
  6. to shock people for amusement
  7. to displace hostility from a person to an animal
  8. to perform non-specific sadism
(From Pet-Abuse.com)
Anyone who sees this and still believes cats are aloof then they’re not OK in the head:
Kitten Takes Care Of Her Mom's Corpse | Animal in Crisis EP18


Some ardent Animal Rights activists, and Human Rights:
Wilma Lagrand
Linda Mander

The Irreverent Vet Speaks Out on People That Don’t Like or HATE Cats



Article by Rafi Letzter about cats:
Sorry, Cat Haters, Science Isn't On Your Side

The FBI is now, at last, taking animal abuse very seriously; it’s the precursor to abuse towards children and women, and finally leads to serial killers
FBI - Animal Abuse


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WORLD VETS - INTERNATIONAL AID FOR
ANIMALS

I think Mobile Spay/Neuter services are very important. People who allow animals one litter shouldn't compare them to female humans who, mostly, need to experience childbirth. I haven't come across anything stating female animals need to go through that. We need to keep the pet population down to a minimum:
MOBILE SPAY/NEUTER SERVICES
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society rolls out 38-foot mobile spay/neuter unit to combat pet overpopulation across the province
Organizing a Spay/Neuter Mobile



Animal Rights Quotes, Sayings about Animal Welfare, Cruelty, Compassion
Pets Helping People


Cats and Kittens Toronto - Abbey Cat Adoptions Home
Annex Cat Rescue
Toronto Cat Rescue
The Cat Boat
A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island

Kitten Kong (the Goodies 1970) (clip)

THE MESSYBEAST CAT RESOURCE ARCHIVE
A site for cat breeders and fanciers by Susan Little DVM
Cat Wellness News Archive
Cat Writers' Association, Inc. - a professional organization of cat communicators
Jazbah (magazine in French)

Animal cafes.com (Japan)



Sheila Bredin - professional cat sitter Toronto - very reliable

Pet Lovers Community

Pet Trust | Ontario Veterinary College | University of Guelph
NO Cost Spay and Neuter Program - Calgary, Alberta CANADA
Low Cost or Free - Spay - Neuter Programs in the United States
Purebred Cat Breed Rescue - Purebred Cat Adoption
Hendrick & Co. (Animal Rescue; you can shop to rescue an animal)
Colony collapse disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bee Colony Collapse Disorder: New Bait Lures Varroa Mite To Its DoomPlanet Bee Foundations
(The Deniers: Link between bee death and glyphosate still a ‘far-fetched’ story)
Link between bee death and glyphosate still a ‘far-fetched’ story
Puerto Rico's 'Gentle Killer Bees' Could Prevent the Bee Apocalypse
PUERTO RICO'S HURRICANE DESTRUCTION MAY HAVE DOOMED THE WORLD'S HONEYBEES
Vital for recovery, the island’s bees are searching for food and shelter

Pest Control:
B A T S
Are Bats Natural Eco-Friendly Pest Control?
Opossums eat snakes and rats


Ren's Pets Depot Online Store
Zunoqua of the Cat Village by Emily Carr
Precious Pets - High end jewellery
Save the Dolphins jewellery:
http://www.templestclair.com/site/saveTheDolphins/
Thelwells (horses, dogs, cats, and British country life)
Norman Thelwell Photo Gallery by Christopher Wheeler at pbase.com
Just for Ponies Pony Tack Shop - Thelwell Ponies
Chris Beetles - Norman Thelwell Artwork

Edward Gorey - plenty of bats and cats
Edward Gorey House
The Gorey Store
Goreyography
Ren's Pets Depot Online Store
Pet Tube
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Animals just love music:
Mad Bull Singing Opera In Big Sur California
Dog Singing Classical Music
Elephants Dancing to Violin! Adorable!
12 Bar Blues - Piano Duet with Peter the Elephant - Thailand
Donkey Loves Sound of Violin
Concert for the sheep
Cat loves music
Dog Singing Classical Music
Confuse-A-Cat ~ Monty Python's Flying Circus
Hiver Pekingese (Nice Pics!)
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Adolf Hitler loved animals and was a vegetarian......but he hated cats; most likely cats hated him.

So much more exciting than bull fighting:
Ancient Life: Bull Jumping | The BAS Library
Spain's amazing bull leapers: They fly through the air with the greatest of ease... and avoid a pair of very sharp horns | Mail Online
Better than bull fighting.wmv - YouTube
Minoan Bull Leaper
Spanish Bull Leapers
BULLFIGHTERS CAN’T DO THIS BECAUSE THEY ARE COWARDS; BULLS ARE COMPROMISED - POSSIBLY INJURED FROM THE BEGINNING, AND THERE’S MORE THAN ONE PERSON INVOLVED IN KILLING A BULL; ALSO BULLFIGHTERS MAY NOT BE AS FIT…

Animal rights activists REJOICE:
WARNING: The following is a video which is very explicit (nudity)
and not for the squeamish:
Cogida muy grave del banderillero El Ruso en Las Ventas · ELPAÍS.com
cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2008/05/27/actualidad/1211839201_850215.html

CRUEL TRADITIONS:
Bullfighting in Catalonia
Spanish Court overturns bullfighting ban - TRADITION BE DAMNED
Vietnam’s pig festival, another pathetic tradition said to bring luck and fortune; you would have thought by now they’d see it doesn’t work - societies which follow such centuries old bloody traditions should change, but some humans are utterly stupid

What really angers me is the pleasure these (Danish?) gawkers get in watching the slaughter, then afterwards inspecting, and amusing themselves with the dead whales - look at their smiling faces - If this is a 1000 years old tradition I expect only to see aboriginals following their tradition and not some dumb caucasians with their children enjoying this; these people must lead really boring lives; their taxes are too high:
https://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-commentary/news/graphic-images-of-pilot-whale-slaughter-in-the-faroe-islands.html
More dolphin slaughter in the Faroe Islands; these “ men" must think they’re hot. WHAT A DISGUSTING BUNCH:
http://www.protecttheocean.com/denmark-continues-dolphin-slaughter-warning-graphic-images/
Information about Greenland and the Faroes
IZUMI ISHII - DOLPHIN PROTECTOR with RIC O'BARRY:
Japanese activists fight against the tide to save whales and dolphins
Save Japan Dolphins - end the annual drive fishery slaughter
CBC News - World - Dolphins save swimmers from shark
Saved By Dolphins - Misc documentaries on DocuWatch
Save Japan Dolphins - end the annual drive fishery slaughter
YouTube - Dolphin Swim Programs & SLAUGHTER Linked!!!!
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Taiji
Sea Shepherd


Dolphins Save Swimmers From Shark Attack
http://www.dolphins-world.com/Dolphins_Rescuing_Humans.html
http://www.templestclair.com/site/saveTheDolphins/
Whale and dolphin meat toxic:
http://www.dolphinspirit.org/mercury.html

Izumi Ishii - Dolphin Eco-Tourism (Dolphin Watcher)

Save Taiji Dolphins - end the annual drive fishery slaughter




Some animals watching horror movies:
Cat Watches Psycho
Bulldog watches a horror movie, does something INCREDIBLE during scary scene
DOGS GET SCARED OF WATCHING HORROR FILM | Top Dog Video Compilation
A vicious fight makes the mother lose her mind...(French bulldog mother vs daughter finale)

WW2 Paratroop Puppy Mascots Make First Jumps 1943