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Yes, Animals Have Feelings

A baby goat nuzzles its mama. Credit: © Brian Squibb Jonathan Balcombe is director of animal sentience at the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy. He contributed this article to Live Science’s Live Science Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. On Saturday mornings I drive 15 miles to a sanctuary in rural Maryland where I join a small team of volunteers tending to farm animals
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How Do You Tell Your Child that Their Pet Has to Be Put to Sleep?

Yesterday I received a sad email from a dear friend who was reaching out for advice on how to tell her precious five year old daughter that the dog she’s known her whole 5 years, has to be put down. He’s sick and suffering and it is the only humane choice for them to make. My heart broke for her – for her own
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Animal Cruelty Must Stop

Every day in the United States animals are beaten, neglected, or forced to struggle for survival. Left in unsanitary conditions with no food or water, they have little hope as they live out their days without the compassion they deserve. Some are found and rescued, given the chance to experience how great life and humans can be; others aren’t so lucky. To grow as
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May is National Pet Month!

May is National Pet Month, a time to reflect on the importance of pets and pet ownership.  Pets bring a lot of joy into people’s lives. However, like so many of life’s everyday joys, it’s easy to take pets for granted. Not this month, though! This month we’re going to learn about National Pet Month and get some good ideas on how to celebrate
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Mini-Horse Popular with Local Seniors

Napan Kristy Pruett has a lot going on in her life. She works full-time as a Napa Police Department Dispatcher. She owns and shows “a lot” of horses, including 20 miniature horses. She has 3 dogs, and also spends time with her human family members. Included in her busy life were trips to Sacramento to volunteer with one of her miniature horses, Banner, through
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