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Photo Captures the Moment a Rescued Lamb Realized He’ll Never Have to Fear the World Again. It’s been said that it doesn’t take anything away from a person to be kind to an animal, but sadly, it seems that despite this beautiful idea many people do not see the merits of extending their compassion to our four-legged friends. To animal lovers, the idea that someone could not feel the same sympathy or desire to help an animal in need is absolutely mind-boggling, however, we see plenty of instances of animals being abused or mistreated that prove otherwise. While this is certainly the case for domestic animals like cats and dogs, it is overwhelmingly so for farm animals.
Unlike dogs and cats, who are viewed as our beloved companions and best friends, farm animals are often seen only as “food.” These animals are afforded less regard and respect in our society – relegated to a class of “non-feeling” and “non-important” beings that exist solely for the sake of our consumption. Consequently, we subject these animals to horrific conditions in factory farms where they are bred, born, pumped with feed and fattened, then quickly sent to slaughter. Many animals live their entire, albeit short, lives without experiencing fresh air or sunshine, and spent their days in a constant state of fear and stress.
What many people don’t realize is that cows, chickens, sheep, pigs, and goats are not, in fact, “stupid” animals who don’t care about their fate. To the contrary, these animals are highly intelligent and experience emotions in a very similar to humans. Knowing this, it seems absurd that we would continue to subject them to such pain and suffering in their lives. Luckily, there are many people who recognize this and actively work to help farm animals and change our perception of these creatures. Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary is stacked with wonderful people who have committed their lives to changing the world for farm animals.
The sanctuary has seen an influx of orphaned or sickly lambs in the past few months, and they have gone above and beyond to ensure each animal is given the care and love they need to thrive.
This photo captures the beautiful moment a rescued lamb realized he will never have to fear the world again.
With the help of this incredible team, this lamb will be given all the love and treatment needed to help him grow up big and strong. Once he is able, he’ll likely be outfitted with a sweater, a teddy bear to cuddle with, and soon be introduced to the herd of rescued lambs that calls the sanctuary home. This little one will want for nothing and experience the true joy that life has to offer.
As the Edgar’s Mission logo says “If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others … why wouldn’t we?” To learn more about Edgar’s Mission, check out their website and Facebook page.
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Watching This Sun Bear Cub Go From a Tiny Cage to Freedom Will Make Your Day. Who’s up for a road trip? If it means rescuing a sun bear who goes by “Sammy” to ensure she gets to live out the rest of her days in luxury, then the answer if always, “yes!” Lao Wildlife Rescue Center (LWRC) did exactly this when they got word that authorities had seized a sun bear out of the hands of illegal keepers in Houaphan province in Laos.
The sun bear would have been doomed to a life as a pet in a small cage or sold at a market as bear meat.
Luckily authorities got to her just in time, but LWRC’s trek to rescue the bear was no small feat. Facing extreme weather conditions caused by typhoon Dianmu in Vietnam, the team began the treacherous drive on a rescue mission that ended up amounting to a 1,400 km return trip.
The team originally planned to stay overnight but the flooded streets, landslides, and collapsed roads resulted in the trip taking a total of four days and 58 hours of driving through the mountains of Northern Laos.
However, a little rain wasn’t going to scare them off from rescuing Sunny, which just goes to show the determination of this team and their willingness to help animals in need at all costs.
Sunny isn’t the first bear to fall victim to illegal wildlife traders and poachers. The capture and exploitation of sun bears has become an epidemic across southeast Asia and the bears are often sold for human consumption, kept as exotic pets, or subject to bear bile extraction.
Fortunately for this little sun bear, she will have sunnier days ahead of her.
We’re so happy this little cutie is safe now!
Thankfully there are many organizations who are taking action to combat the problem including LWRC, but the battle against wildlife poachers and illegal wildlife traders still has a long way to go.
To help other animals in need like Sunny click here. All image source: Lao Wildlife Rescue Centre
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Although she was rescued from cruelty, Zaza the pit bull was known for her sweet, loving nature. She was selected to represent the ASPCA at Discovery Network’s “Discover Your Impact Day”—where she quickly discovered the home of her dreams!
Homeless dog i find in the fields reaction.a homeless puppy that i find at the fields his reaction is so sad and happy. At this place i go for my daily running and i see that someone left the puppy in the fields far away from the village and 500meter far is a busy street. When i see it i return to home i take food and water and i give to him and i called the animal rescue to come and take him. Finally he is okay and the puppy have a home now
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A Surprising Find in the Woods
Recently, Sharon Stone, Operations Manager with In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary was contacted by a family that had lost their little Yorkie-Poo when they stopped at a rest stop near Vaiden, Mississippi on Interstate 55. The little dog was scared by the noise of trucks on the highway, and bolted, slipping out of his collar. Debbie Clark, Director of Hope Animal Sanctuary, traveled with Sharon to Vaiden to search for the little dog. As they turned on a gravel road, a very thin large dog stepped out of a wooded area near a creek and into their view. Although this was not the dog they were looking for, this girl was emaciated and clearly needed help. The women stopped and poured out some food which she gulped down ravenously! While she ate, they drove down the gravel road, talking to local residents and leaving contact information in case the missing Yorkie-Poo was seen.
Returning to the bridge, they saw that she had traveled further down the road, but when Sharon called she ran back as fast as her scrawny body would carry her. to reach Sharon, rolled over on her belly and looked up at her with a look of total gratitude. She was so thankful for the food, but most of all she was thrilled to find any kindness from humans. We named her Meleda because she is so incredibly sweet. Click here to read more.
Silky entered the San Jose animal shelter with severely matted hair. The shelter's veterinary staff made sure she was taken care of by giving her a makeover before putting her up for adoption.
A security camera at a Michigan animal shelter captured a tiny cat crate being dropped off in the driveway at 9 p.m. The staff showed up and saw the footage about 12 hours later.
Bag Found Abandoned In A Field With Somebody’s ‘Trash’ Inside. Volunteers at Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary were outside feeding the chickens when a tiny, black puppy wandered up to them. They immediately scooped the little thing up and set out to search the property.
The little puppy urged them to check the property. That’s when they stumbled upon this bag.
You can help or find more information by visiting the Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary website.
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The Animal Legal Defense Fund was able to step in and save these lions because of your support. Please continue that support today.
After the exam, things moved quickly. We reached a settlement with Cricket Hollow Zoo, secured placement for the lions at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado and within just a few days the lions were in their new home. Now they are receiving the veterinary care they desperately needed. Jonwah has since undergone a veterinary procedure that our colleagues at The Wild Animal Sanctuary tell us saved her life.
Your support enables us to save more animals like these lions. The footage of Jonwah and Njjarra is an inspiring reminder of how important our job is.
Just two years ago we filed an Endangered Species Act lawsuit against the same zoo to rescue endangered tigers and lemurs, and we won. As soon as African lions were granted protection under the Endangered Species Act, we sued again for Jonwah and Njjarra.
Please watch and share this video to spread the word about how the Animal Legal Defense Fund is changing the world for animals through our legal system.
Two Imperiled African Lions Receive Care After Rescue From Iowa Zoo. Two imperiled African lionesses are now safely in the care of The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado, after the Animal Legal Defense Fund reached a settlement with Pam and Tom Sellner, owners of Manchester, Iowa’s Cricket Hollow Zoo. On Monday, Aug.1, 2016, The Wild Animal Sanctuary took custody of the two lions with veterinary support from the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa.
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While many of these animals aren’t so lucky, one Indian Eagle Owl’s story got a happy ending. Found at Bodla market in Agra India, the bird was used for entertainment purposes by a poacher to “dupe” customers when they shopped.
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