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26 Year-Old Congo African Grey Put On Anti-Depressants After Being Captive in a Garage 
A parrot has been put on anti-depressants to recover from a state of manic trauma after being trapped in a garage for three years.
Roy was locked in a dog cage with little food or water as he kept screaming the name of his owner’s dead wife over and over again - after the widower’s new partner had moved in.
In captivity, with little food or water, the Congo African Grey was driven to near-insanity, pecking off all his feathers.
The 26-year-old bird is now being treated by Britain’s only parrot psychologist Elaine Henley, who has started him on an intensive programme of pills.
Ms Henley, who provides respite for pets taken in by Parrot Rescue UK, saved Roy from imprisonment in the home in southern England.
Ms Henley, 44, said: ‘He’s so traumatised from his years in the garage which he will never get over.’

Roy had been close to his owner Sarah before she died - and would not stop calling for her when she passed away.
Ms Henley said: ‘After being left alone for all that time, Roy’s new owners decided to give him up as they were moving house and didn’t want to take him with them.

'They called the charity and said “you need to come get this bird, we're off” and put him out on the doorstep and shut the door.
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What’s worse: The amount of neglect Roy suffered from or the fact that his previous owners have not been charged with animal cruelty?

26 Year-Old Congo African Grey Put On Anti-Depressants After Being Captive in a Garage 

A parrot has been put on anti-depressants to recover from a state of manic trauma after being trapped in a garage for three years.

Roy was locked in a dog cage with little food or water as he kept screaming the name of his owner’s dead wife over and over again - after the widower’s new partner had moved in.

In captivity, with little food or water, the Congo African Grey was driven to near-insanity, pecking off all his feathers.

The 26-year-old bird is now being treated by Britain’s only parrot psychologist Elaine Henley, who has started him on an intensive programme of pills.

Ms Henley, who provides respite for pets taken in by Parrot Rescue UK, saved Roy from imprisonment in the home in southern England.

Ms Henley, 44, said: ‘He’s so traumatised from his years in the garage which he will never get over.’

Roy had been close to his owner Sarah before she died - and would not stop calling for her when she passed away.

Ms Henley said: ‘After being left alone for all that time, Roy’s new owners decided to give him up as they were moving house and didn’t want to take him with them.

'They called the charity and said “you need to come get this bird, we're off” and put him out on the doorstep and shut the door.

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What’s worse: The amount of neglect Roy suffered from or the fact that his previous owners have not been charged with animal cruelty?

Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus Goes Vegan
The bassist of the pop-punk band tweeted the following on March 6th:

I’ve been eating vegan for two days, and now by law I have to talk about it.

Then on March 24th, he tweeted “Still vegan. Still low-key and chill about it.”
It seems a whole lot of celebs have been joining the vegan movement lately! Anyone else excited to see him start posting pictures of the delicious, cruelty-free food he’s eating?

Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus Goes Vegan

The bassist of the pop-punk band tweeted the following on March 6th:

I’ve been eating vegan for two days, and now by law I have to talk about it.

Then on March 24th, he tweeted “Still vegan. Still low-key and chill about it.

It seems a whole lot of celebs have been joining the vegan movement lately! Anyone else excited to see him start posting pictures of the delicious, cruelty-free food he’s eating?

animalrightshumanwrongs:

8bitrevolver:

This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.

A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!

Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.

All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.

Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!

Cries bc this is how I feel every time I’m at my shelter and I see pups and kitties that are different or older because I know people don’t want them but they’re all amazing!

(via icouldseeabetterday)

VIDEO: Jon Stewart and Liam Neeson Argue Over Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban

Liam Neeson stopped by “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart“ on Wednesday to promote his new movie ‘Non Stop’ but the conversation quickly changed directions leading to an argument about New York City’s ban on horse-drawn carriages.

The guest and host debate began when Neeson mentioned he was annoyed at New York City’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, who is pushing to ban all horse carriages in the city.

“I’m a little pissed off at our new elected mayor,” said the Irishman who lives in New York City with his children and cited that a poll showed that 60 percent of New Yorkers want to keep the carriages in the city. “The horse carriage industry, they made the roads of New York.”

Stewart who lives by Central Park, where most of the city’s carriages circulate, was quick to step in to defend the horses saying he felt bad for them when he saw them on the streets.

When Neeson disagreed saying the horses were treated like “children” by the carriage owners, Stewart replied with the stinging humor he’s known for.

If DYFS, the Division of Youth and Family Services, ever found out they’re keeping their children in 60 square foot stalls and feeding them twice a day buckets of grain… That is not good parenting as far as I’m concerned.”

Neeson claimed that the facts Stewart was giving were lies but Stewart didn’t back down.

“I really hope the two sides can work it out because it seems from my perspective that this is not a particularly fulfilling life for an animal.”

Neeson reacted by getting up and faking the start of a fist fight with the interviewer, both sides not backing down but humorously agreeing to disagree — at least in front of the cameras.

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London Nightclub Bans Fur

Royal favourite Mahiki has risked riling its clientele after becoming the first nightclub in London to ban fur.

Patrons at the Mayfair nightspot will be greeted by a new neon sign donated by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, featuring the word “fur” with a slash through it.

Clubbers who are wearing fur will be refused entry, and other guests will be given “No Fur” badges at the door.

Campaigner Meg Mathews is behind the initiative and will be training the venue’s staff in how to spot fur items —as opposed to faux fur, which is allowed — judging by look and feel.

Previous visitors of the club include Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

She said: “I love the idea of being able to show how fabulous being fur-free can be. Mahiki is one of the coolest spots in London, so it was my first choice for hosting a night to promote compassion in fashion.

I don’t care who you are — if you’re wearing fur, you’re heartless, and you’re not coming in.”

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Captive Dolphin Bites Child at SeaWorld

A dolphin at SeaWorld San Antonio Dolphin Cove latched onto the hand and wrist of a young girl so tightly that even her mother could not pry open the mammal’s mouth. A SeaWorld employee had to intervene and shoot the animal with a water gun, said the American animal rights organization, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). “According to the alleged victim’s mother, the dolphin bit the girl while the child tried to pet the animal – a behavior expected and encouraged by SeaWorld. This incident and exhibit clearly endangered both the dolphin and the public,” PETA said.

PETA filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), asking them to determine whether SeaWorld violated portions of the Animal Welfare Act. The complaint cites a provision of the Animal Welfare Act that requires “sufficient distance and/or barriers between the animal and the general viewing public so as to assure the safety of animals and the public.” PETA claims that according to, “the victim’s mother, SeaWorld staff at Dolphin Cove encouraged patrons to “pet” the approximately six dolphins confined to the pool, but when the victim placed her hand into the pool, a dolphin bit into the victim’s wrist and held it for approximately 10 seconds.

The SeaWorldstaff member reportedly blamed the victim for the incident, claiming that the child was bitten because she held out her hand in a way, that made it look as if she was holding a treat. SeaWorld gave a statement saying that “SeaWorld staff was present at Dolphin Cove during the incident, and responded quickly to assist the guest, who received on-site medical evaluation,” the statement reads. “After the incident, she and her family stayed in the park and visited other attractions.”

According to the little girl’s mother, SeaWorld did not offer her daughter first-aid, even though she suffered bite marks and swelling to her skin. Also, the girl had not previously received any instruction whatsoever not to hold her hand in that manner.

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NY Senator Greg Ball has proposed a new bill prohibiting the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums and sea parks.

The legislation (S6613) was introduced after the documentary “Blackfish” highlighted the captivity and confinement of Tilikum, an orca whale that has been in confinement for the past 30 years. Large marine animals, such as orca whales, can develop health issues and become agitated from living in the confined spaces that aquariums and sea parks offer.

Senator Greg Ball hopes to pass the legislation on the 4th Annual Animal Advocacy Day, which will be hosted on May 28th in the New York State Capitol Building. The free, bipartisan event is open to the public and will enable animal supporters to network, share information and lobby their legislators to raise awareness of the need to protect pets and people from abuse.”

Please sign the petition and share it.

Asia’s Richest Man Backs Vegan Start-Up Venture
Hampton Creek Foods, the company behind Beyond Eggs and Just Mayo, has been captivating billionaires worldwide. 
With investments from the likes of Bill Gates under its belt, Hampton Creek has done it again, garnering a $23 million contribution from Li Ka-shing, Asia’s richest man. “Everyone wants a clean and sustainable world and we love that Hampton Creek is committed to that goal—egg by egg,” said Ka-shing. As a recent “Forbes" article reports, "The investment brings the San Francisco-based food technology startup’s total backing to just under $30 million." Investing yet another $2 million into the venture is Yahoo cofounder Jerry Yang. According to the article, Yang “spoke glowingly of the company’s potential, which may be realized this year as it looks to double its employee count to 100, move to a new San Francisco office, build a pilot production plant and explore expansion into Asia.” This is great news for chickens. The expansion of Hampton Creek with its delicious egg-free product line means countless hens will be spared from lifetimes of suffering on egg farms. 
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Asia’s Richest Man Backs Vegan Start-Up Venture

Hampton Creek Foods, the company behind Beyond Eggs and Just Mayo, has been captivating billionaires worldwide. 

With investments from the likes of Bill Gates under its belt, Hampton Creek has done it again, garnering a $23 million contribution from Li Ka-shing, Asia’s richest man. “Everyone wants a clean and sustainable world and we love that Hampton Creek is committed to that goal—egg by egg,” said Ka-shing. 

As a recent “Forbes" article reports, "The investment brings the San Francisco-based food technology startup’s total backing to just under $30 million.

Investing yet another $2 million into the venture is Yahoo cofounder Jerry Yang. According to the article, Yang “spoke glowingly of the company’s potential, which may be realized this year as it looks to double its employee count to 100, move to a new San Francisco office, build a pilot production plant and explore expansion into Asia.” 

This is great news for chickens. The expansion of Hampton Creek with its delicious egg-free product line means countless hens will be spared from lifetimes of suffering on egg farms

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dontbreakveg:

Okay guys we all need to pull together on this!  The animal rights groups in Western Australia currently have ships that are placing surveillance on the drum lines that are attracting and killing the sharks on their beaches. With their efforts they plan on ending the cull and protecting as micu marine life as possible, but with that comes a cost!
They are in desperate need of donations for fuel, as they are non profit everything they do is reliant on these donations and the funds are running very thin!
Please pledge a donation below, no matter how large or small it all makes a difference!
http://www.gofundme.com/6wxd9w
The animals thank you in advance.

dontbreakveg:

Okay guys we all need to pull together on this!
The animal rights groups in Western Australia currently have ships that are placing surveillance on the drum lines that are attracting and killing the sharks on their beaches. With their efforts they plan on ending the cull and protecting as micu marine life as possible, but with that comes a cost!

They are in desperate need of donations for fuel, as they are non profit everything they do is reliant on these donations and the funds are running very thin!

Please pledge a donation below, no matter how large or small it all makes a difference!

http://www.gofundme.com/6wxd9w

The animals thank you in advance.

pointyshades:

kugelymugely:

PLEASE

I’m only $80 away from being able to keep this big, beautiful baby in my life. The first post has already gotten 50 notes. That’s less than $2 a person if everyone had donated.

While Toni has already found a temporary home, Sven has really bad anxiety and I’m hesitant about leaving him with anyone else. I have to come up with the money by Saturday, or else our landlord will confiscate him on Monday. 

If you can help at all, even just $5, please message me here or email me at kugelymugely@yahoo.com. Every little bit helps! Please reblog to get the word out there! 

sorry for the signal boost spam but, it’s important :c

(via be-their-sound)

animalcruelty-notok:

URGENT: Please consider making a small donation to help save Salma’s life

Salma is a cat that was rescued in Egypt and sent to Canada to live with her adopter. She’s gone very far, but unfortunately has become very ill and needs urgent treatment for feline pneumonia. 

Her adopter was given two choices: Treatment or euthanasia. They will fight for her life but it will be costly.

Salma is blind but is a fighter, and now she needs help to survive. 

Please spare whatever you can to help her.

UPDATE: I’m very heartbroken and upset to say that Salma passed away a while ago. 

Thank you to everyone who reblogged this picture and/or donated.

There is another cat called Sam that was adopted along with Salma and he’s getting sick too, so Kelly (the adopter) is still in needs of funds for medical care.

Donate here.

URGENT: Please consider making a small donation to help save Salma’s life

Salma is a cat that was rescued in Egypt and sent to Canada to live with her adopter. She’s gone very far, but unfortunately has become very ill and needs urgent treatment for feline pneumonia. 

Her adopter was given two choices: Treatment or euthanasia. They will fight for her life but it will be costly.

Salma is blind but is a fighter, and now she needs help to survive. 

Please spare whatever you can to help her.

BREAKING NOWMFA releases shocking never-before-seen footage of animal sex abuse on an Idaho dairy farm. Stop the Idaho ag-gag law today. Sign now.

via Mercy For Animals 

scienceyoucanlove:

'Thanks for everything': The touching moment a chimp who was nursed back to health hugs Jane Goodall before being released into the outdoors


By JAMES GORDON

Her name is Wounda, but her name says it all. In the Congo it means ‘close to dying’ - and that is exactly how she was found when she was taken in by the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.

And when she was finally released after being nursed back to health, she repaid the kindness by hugging the well-known animal activist as realised she was free again.  

In the time since Wounda was found, it has taken years of care and dedication to nurse her back to health, until finally she was strong enough to be released into the outdoors once again.

Suffering from a number of illnesses and losing weight fast, it was a race against time to help save her life.

Each morning, Wounda received a liter of milk. The caregivers at the center saw that she was recovering and making good progress.

Eventually, the day came when it was time for her to live her life free from human interference.

 

It has been 20 years since the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center opened in the Republic of Congo.

Dr. Jane Goodall founded the sanctuary to provide care and hope to the chimpanzee victims of the illegal commercial bushmeat and pet trades.  

Today, many of the chimpanzee residents are adults who need to explore and expand their horizons beyond the boundaries of the existing facility.  

Recognizing this need, the Jane Goodall Institute put a great deal of effort into creating a more natural environment for the Tchimpounga chimpanzees.

It is to this new island sanctuary that Wounda was taken.



Read more and see the video: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2557961/Thanks-The-touching-moment-chimp-nursed-health-hugs-carer.html#ixzz2tF6JrwAF 

USA: Celebrities Want President Obama to Take Action on Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of American celebrities and other activists want President Barack Obama to refuse to sign an international trade agreement until Japan bans the capture and slaughter of dolphins in the fishing town of Taiji.

Backing the effort are Oscar-winning performers Sean Penn, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Charlize Theron as well as TV stars Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner, and many others.

The Oscar-winning 2009 documentary “The Cove" chronicled the dolphin roundup in Taiji and helped spark protests over the annual hunt and ensuing slaughter. Japanese law allows a hunting season for dolphins, and fishermen defend it as a tradition.

In a letter dated Wednesday that included dozens of names, hip-hop producer Russell Simmons asked the U.S. ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, to urge Obama not to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, until Japan bans the hunt. Kennedy recently tweeted that she was deeply concerned about the dolphin hunt, which has drawn widespread news coverage.

Should human compassion not be afforded the same privilege as business interests?" the letter stated. It added: "The world is looking to you, Ambassador Kennedy, and to our government to send a clear message to Japan that this atrocity must be banned now."

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