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  1. Special Report on Teaching Children to Be Kind

    Contributor(s): The Humane Society Of The United States

    While recognizing the need to continue alleviating suffering wherever it exists, The Humane Society has taken the offensive to teach children and youth the appropriateness and value of kindness and respect for all living creatures. HSUS's experience has demonstrated that attitudes of adults...

  2. A Report on Animal Overpopulation: Breeding Surplus Dogs and Cats Causes Suffering

    Contributor(s): The Humane Society Of The United States

    Overbreeding has created a surplus of nearly 50 million dogs and cats. These animals are unwanted and homeless. Some of them--the lucky ones--will get a quick, merciful death at humane society shelters. Most, however, haven't even the hope of being reached and protected from suffering in the...

  3. HSUS Uncovers Cruel Puppy Mills

    Contributor(s): The Humane Society Of The United States

    It is estimated that puppy mills grind out more than half a million puppies every year to be sold almost exclusively in pet stores. But it is not only puppies--who, after all, escape the squalor and crowding after six or seven weeks that suffer. Of equal concern is the fate of the puppy mill...

  4. Special Report on Controlling America's Pet Population

    Contributor(s): The Humane Society Of The United States

    HSUS estimates that public and private animal control programs cost the nation as much as $500 million a year. Much of this expense is required for the feeding and care of unwanted animals during the 5 to 10 days they are held for adoption, killing the 80% that are not adopted or redeemed, and...

  5. Solving the Pet Overpopulation Problem

    Contributor(s): The Humane Society Of The United States

    Because of the short pregnancies and large litters of dogs and cats, one individual female with all her female offspring reproducing similarly can be the source of over 4,000 new lives within seven years. Some of these animals will find homes complete with laps to sit on and fireplaces to enjoy,...

  6. Dogfighters on the Run: The HSUS Spurs Police Crackdown

    Contributor(s): The Humane Society Of The United States

    How can anyone derive satisfaction from watching two dogs tear each other apart? How can anyone sit for hours, not only watching but cheering every wound, every broken leg or mangled eye?We can only guess the answers to such questions. What we do know is that every weekend, hundreds of men,...

  7. Stress in Pet Owners and Non-Pet Owners

    Contributor(s): Jill A. Kraus

    It has previously been suggested that pet ownership is associated with lower levels of stress. In the current study, this association was tested, while controlling stressful life experiences and social support, and the limits of this association were examined. It was expected that...

  8. Reintroduction of the Chinese tiger

    Contributor(s): Urs Breitenmoser, Ron Tilson, Philip Nyhus

  9. Household demand for pet food and the ownership of cats and dogs: An analysis of a neglected component of U.S. food use

    Contributor(s): Malcolm J. Purvis, Daniel M. Otto

    Since 1972/3 there has been a growing realization that U.S. food production is not unlimited and that man and animals are competing for a scarce resource at the “global dining table”. Much has been made of the inefficient conversion of feedgrains by animals into animal protein for...

  10. An Examination of US Consumer Pet and Veterinary Expenditures, 1980-1999

    Contributor(s): Christopher A. Wolf, James W. Lloyd, J. Roy Black

    The veterinary medical profession touches nearly everyone's life, either directly or indirectly. An estimated 58.3% of US households own pets (AVMA, 2002), and most people consume livestock products in the form of meat, dairy products, wool, or leather. The health and well being of all these...

  11. Animal-Assisted Intervention for Trauma, Including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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    Contributor(s): Marguerite E. O'Haire, Noémie A. Guérin, Alison Claire Kirkham, Courtney L. Daigle

    The inclusion of animals in psychological treatment - known as Animal-Assisted Intervention (AAI) - is a common and widely accepted component of mental healing and therapy. Animals were first incorporated into mental health institution programs during the late eighteenth century to increase...

  12. Bet in the adoption!

    Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira

    Bet in the adoption!If you go to a casino, you must be prepared to win or to lose and it can mean thousands of Dollars. Why do, when you are looking for adopt a pet, you ask for perfection, with no risks?All the stray-lives, keeps out some marks of the suffering, at the body and at the soul,...

  13. The animals and THE BINGO!

    Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira

    The animals and THE BINGO!Lets remember how life were good,before Internet and this plague of social networks?If you does not lived at the time which persons used to talk face-to-face, instead of spent the day clicking out an electronic device, may you have solution or maybe you are near to the...

  14. Serial killer

    Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira

    Serial killerNot Just at the USA, it happens (dramatically), even at calm Sweden. One anonymous person, suddenly, stands up during a movie session and shoots persons with a machine gun. It can happens, literally, at anyone place, even at your neighborhood.Daily, we are pushed from side to side,...

  15. Maktub (was wrote)

    Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira

    Maktub (was wrote)What are the criteria to you choose your paw friend? May you really choose it or it comes to this world with the destiny of a history of life in partnership with you?We do not talk about religious praying, to be a source of Journalistic information. The idea is to spread the...

  16. (Your) Life's book

    Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira

    (Your) Life’s book Two pets in each home!ANIMALS ARE ANGELS and the fact is you came to this world with the RIGHT to have two of these angels at your home, so is the Nature’s law, so is the reality, the rest, is MATRIX, blablabla and political interest. And look that right is a...

  17. The Effect of Human-Animal Interaction on Human Cardiovascular Health

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    Contributor(s): Felicia Trembath, Emily Patterson-Kane

    More than 2,150 Americans die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) daily, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds (Go et al., 2014). In any given year, approximately 620,000 Americans suffer their first coronary attack, and 295,000 have a repeat attack. Even though rates of CVD declined between 2000...

  18. Animal-Assisted Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Full-text: Available

    Contributor(s): Marguerite E. O'Haire, Noémie A. Guérin, Alison Claire Kirkham, Courtney L. Daigle

    Approximately 1 in 68 children in the United States has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD; Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 2014). There is no cure for ASD; therefore, current treatment efforts focus on behavior management and social...

  19. Animal-Assisted Intervention for People with Cancer

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    Reports | Contributor(s): Felicia Trembath

    Cancer is one of the most widespread diseases in the modern world, affecting millions of people per year. In the United States alone approximately 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer annually, and almost 50% of men and close to 33% of women will develop some form of cancer during their...

  20. Eden Alternative: The Texas Project

    Reports | Contributor(s): Sandy Ransom

    Loneliness, helplessness, and boredom dominate the lives of many nursing home residents. Even though many regulations and programs are in place that are intended to assure quality of care, the confines of the nursing home environment and the widespread entrenchment of the "medical...