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Asia
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Asia for Animals calls on the government of Guangxi, China to shut down the infamous Yulin Dog Meat Festival, which inflicts horrendous animal suffering, endangers public health and welfare, and reflects badly on Guangxi both within the country and abroad.

Africa
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We believe that cruelty to animals is often caused unintentionally, but animals suffer as a result of lack of knowledge and information. That is why Liberia Animal Welfare & Conservation Society puts so much emphasis on education and information about animals along with practical care for animals. To love animals also means to know them well.

Culture
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How should we as humans relate to our fellow sentient beings – those we coexist with now, and whom we may encounter in the future? Animal People’s online exhibit, ‘Beyond Human: Animals, Aliens, & Artificial Intelligence,’ explores what we know of non-human intelligence and the questions it raises.

Current Events
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Spot any underwings lately? Moth-ers – young and old, new and experienced – will be looking for underwings and other moth species at hundreds of private and public mothing events July 23-31. Online registration is in full swing with events already registered in 24 countries and 21 states.

Art
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Music of the Spheres
In the star bright night.
The dawn mist
Over the rivers.
The sighing of the wind
In lush green meadows…

Books
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According to Wayne Pacelle, president of HSUS and author of The Humane Economy, animal protection should not be seen as a sacrifice, but an opportunity. If this is so, the logical conclusion must be to promote veg alternatives to meat, eggs, and dairy, rather than animal products produced with slightly less cruelty.

Companion Animals
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Walking down the aisle of the kennels I realized that my feet were walking towards your enclosure. There you were, sitting all by yourself staring at me. I came in and sat with you. I knew that we would be friends that instant. Your beautiful long coat with that long muzzle. Those brown eyes that spoke a thousand words.

Culture
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If you care about animals and donate to organizations that protect and defend them, you’ll likely want your legacy to continue benefiting animal protection causes beyond your own lifetime. Animal People offers this guide as a resource for donors in planning their estates.

Art
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I do not want to live
On an Earth
Without wolves and bears
And forests
And wild rivers

Culture
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In Western religion, the Earth is merely the host on which we feed in our earthly passage, and the underlying assumption of the new stewardship dogma is that we should preserve nature in order to continue to exploit it. We need a revolutionary transformation that will free us from religious bondage and open our eyes to the beauty, wonder and Mystery of this Earth.

Africa
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Many people have asked me lately why Kenya didn’t sell the ivory it has confiscated instead of destroying it, to get money and use it for conservation. Here are just a few selected reasons for why we should kill any trade in ivory, and why greed can’t save us.

Campaigns
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A knowledge of the history of the humane movement will help us to grow and allow us to avoid some of the pitfalls on the road ahead. Human sensibilities do evolve. A glance backwards into time reveals that the human being is slowly, but surely, developing into a more “humane being.” Our task is to speed up the process.

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