Tuesday, February 20, 2018

An incredibly heartwarming video - Musician sings to shelter dogs

Such a kind and compassionate act from a true animal hero. A young musician sings and plays his guitar for shelter dogs to make them feel less lonely. Waiting for a forever home for animals in shelters (no kill shelters) can take weeks, months, even years, so this kind act will make an enormous difference in helping to relax and calm these darling dogs.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

A young hero worth remembering and honouring...

This young boy helped save over 3000 others from child slavery. His bravery and live story is one worth remembering, honouring and sharing. A true hero for human rights.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Planet of the Apes: Original vs the Reboot (video)

Are the original "Planet of the Apes" films better than the current reboot? Or do you think "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", and "War for the Planet of the Apes" are superior? Check out this clip and tell us what you think...

(Personally I love the old and new versions and cannot wait to check out the new film!)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Amazing Octopus - Most Intelligent Animal on Earth? (documentary)

Duration: 45 minutes - Fascinating documentary. After this video, you'll never think about the octopus the same.

In this thought-provoking documentary, see how octopuses behave in the wild and how they deal with abstract concepts and challenges.

"The octopus uses cognitive reasoning to make deductions and understand its environment. It can shape shift, change colour and texture on the fly to blend in with its surroundings to become either predator or defend itself from becoming prey.

In one experiment we see an octopus wrap its tentacles around a screw-top jar that has a crab inside it. In slow but determined fashion, the octopus successfully opens the jar to get to its prey. The jar is unlike anything it would encounter in the wild - the octopus has used cognitive reasoning, not instinct, to catch its well-deserved lunch.

The octopus has lived side-by-side with humankind from our earliest days. But it's only now that we're beginning to unravel the animal's secrets, and the extent of its formidable brain-power.

Watch as an octopus slips out of its tank and slithers casually across a concrete floor. Is it making a break for freedom? Not at all. It knows that its prey is just a short distance away in another tank.

As we learn, the octopus can move on land as well as underwater and the little round trip it has taken is not just to get from point A to point B. It's also taking this little detour because it's curious about the world it is living in.

It's hard to believe that this animal is simply a mollusk. As far as his family tree goes, the octopus is more closely related to an oyster or a snail than to any other species of animal.

And yet, as octopuses behave like shape shifters, moving in and out of tiny openings to get their reward, they are working out solutions the way humans do.

Amazingly, with all its high intellect and amazing traits, the octopus has never become king of the sea. Researchers think that it's because of the female's short life span. They give up everything, including their life, for their eggs.

Just how has an animal that is so different from humans become so intelligent?"

From Spain to Vancouver Island and finally to Capri, Italy, follow scientists as they try to understand how the octopus has evolved to have such intelligence, even by our standards.

The Animal Contract (part 2)

The second part of an important animal welfare documentary series. This series may be over 20 years old, but is, unfortunately, still relevant. This complete series needs to be repeated on tv.

"The Animal Contract" part 1 (duration 15 minutes)

Before the internet, this is how many of us found out what humans were doing to animals.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fabulous New Wild Animal Sanctuary - Wild Paws Sanctuary Launch Event!

“Cheers to Wild Paws!” A Special Launch Event to Introduce Wild Paws Midwest Animal Sanctuary on October 20th, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Wild Paws Midwest Animal Sanctuary (Wild Paws) is excited to announce their launch event on Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6-9 pm, at Insight Brewing Company, one of Minneapolis’ premier craft breweries. Wild Paws’ mission is to rescue and provide a safe habitat for wild animals using sustainable resources; to promote coexistence between humans and wildlife; and to educate the public about the preservation of wild animals and their ecosystems.

To Learn More Click here.

Our team will be at the “Cheers to Wild Paws!” event to meet and greet attendees, as well as share a short presentation about our goals for the future of our organization. We are a collection of animal lovers passionate about protecting our Minnesota resources for today and beyond, and are excited about this opportunity to introduce Wild Paws to the public.

This special event is free and will be hosted at Insight Brewing Company, located in Northeast Minneapolis, 2821 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Children are welcome to join as well, as long as they are being supervised. Limited edition pint glasses will be available for purchase, and Insight Brewing will graciously be donating $2 to Wild Paws for every pint sold. Sasquatch Sandwiches food truck will be on-site selling their Minnesota inspired monster sandwiches and sides!

Wild Paws is 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of wild animals as well as educate the public about the natural history of native species and focus on human-animal relationships and how we can coexist. Wild Paws will not breed, buy or sell animals and believes wild animals should not be kept as pets.

Contact: Julie Lillie
(763) 302-9319
Thank you to Julie for this post.