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Australia’s Deadly Wildfires have Killed 1 Billion Native Wildlife Animals

Wildlife rescuer Simon Adamczyk helping a koala to safety. At least 25,000 koalas have died in the past month. (Photo by David Mariuz)
January 22, 2020

Throughout the course of over a month since December of 2019, Australia has been experiencing severe wildfires caused by record-breaking temperatures and drastic periods of drought.  A natural...

How Animals Can Help Students Relieve Stress

School can be overly stressful at times, and it is not always easy to get rid of that stress. However, having a pet or even being able to see one during the day can help lower the ridiculously high levels of stress high school students are under.
March 29, 2019

A survey by the American Psychological Association found that 45 percent of teens said they were stressed by school pressures. There are a lot of things about school that stresses  teenagers out including...

Puppy Mills a Continuing Atrocity in Georgia

Puppy and animal mills keep pets in inexcusable conditions. Including the puppy above, hundreds of captive animals were rescued on April 18th 2017 in Habersham county; however, thousands more will not be so lucky.
October 19, 2017

Puppy mills in Georgia originated roughly during the post-World War II era and are still in extensive existence today. They are horrible places in which dogs are extensively bred to maximize profits of...

Answers From a Vegan

Leilani, a vegan, sitting in front of an anti-vegan sign. She and her friends laughed as she posed for the photograph.
May 15, 2017

After being vegan for over a year, I have had my fair share of confused and curious strangers. Whenever the topic is brought up I am often asked a series of identical questions: “Why?” “Do...

Dogs are no longer man’s best friend

This is the “best friend” chameleon of North Forsyth student India Watson, who states, “I would choose Pacha over any dog any day.”
December 14, 2016

Is dog truly man’s best friend? Many people believe that dogs are the best pet, but there are many other alternatives – check out this list and find yourself a new best friend!   Hedgehog:...

Precious New Children’s Movie: “The Wild Life”

September 14, 2016

Newly released animated movie, The Wild Life, is a precious children's movie enjoyable for children of young ages. The animated film was released September 9th and has been based on the 1989 classic movie, The...

Animal Testing Cruelty: The Truth is Revealed

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January 29, 2016

Makeup, shampoo, conditioner, cleaning products, soap, skin products, perfumes, laundry detergent, deodorant, medicine, and etc are all things we take for granted. One thing we never question is how much...

Childhood Misconceptions

Kids are known for their creativity, but sometimes their imaginations lead them to the wrong conclusions.
September 8, 2015

Over the course of their childhood, many children believe untrue things, and these fallacies will eventually lead to bitter disappointment. In elementary school, “stop, drop, and roll” is drilled...

Chimpanzees are People?

“Trace Dominguez debates the new global controversy, should chimps be legal humans?”
May 11, 2015

Chimpanzees are seeking human rights. It all started with a chimp that was in an animal testing trial. The Nonhuman Association declared this testing inhumane and prepared a law suit against the lab at...

Rats on Rats

June, my eldest rat, probably thinks that she's about to get a treat. She probably is.
April 21, 2014

Rodents in general, but specifically rats, have a reputation for being vile, dirty little creatures. “Well, rats brought the plague!” One argument. “ Rats are nasty; nothing you could find in the...

Second Chance

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” -Anatole France
December 2, 2013

Every year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are murdered in U.S. shelters. Some are lucky to live in a no-kill shelter, but sadly most end up in a shelter, where un-adopted animals are exterminated,...

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