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Animal Welfare

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Official Animal Welfare hive on beBee. A place to share ideas, thoughts, and happy tails as well as network with others in the industry. We do this for the love of animals everywhere who are being abused, neglected, and mistreated.
  1. ProducerCarl Turnley

    Carl Turnley

    The Value of No-Kill Animal Shelters
    The Value of No-Kill Animal SheltersAs an animal lover and financial supporter of no-kill animal shelters myself, I understand the importance and significance that these programs hold in saving the lives of homeless and ‘unwanted’ animals. It’s an unfortunate problem that not many...
  2. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    LIVE FEED (24/7: Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Cam - APRIL GIRAFFE GIVING BIRTH! Live Chat and Music
    LIVE FEED (24/7: Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Cam - APRIL GIRAFFE GIVING BIRTH! Live Chat and Music WWW.APRILTHEGIRAFFE.COM Your source for all official links! ♦ OFFICIAL FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AnimalAdventurePark/ ♦ OFFICIAL STREAM:...
  3. Mark Blevins

    Mark Blevins

    Mark Blevins
    50 Native Tribes Join Fight to Prevent Delisting of Yellowstone Grizzly Bears
    ecowatch.us7.list-manage1.com "To delist and allow trophy hunting of the grizzly bear is the government again saying to our people, 'Forget how sacred the grizzly bear is. Forget your sacred...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    01/10/2016 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Sharing to Animal Welfare
  4. ProducerBen Pinto

    Ben Pinto

    Tail of Republican, L.F. Hunt
    Tail of Republican, L.F. HuntNow that protesters finally convinced Ringling Brothers to retire their elephants, some of them are available for part time jobs like tattoo modeling, just to add a little insult to injury.Who you razed depends on how you were raised...   the...
  5. Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Estes Park Colorado, The Elk were abundant. They were roaming through the town, into peoples yards, and crossing a busy highway to get back to the mountains. Amazing to see but I'm going to guess, a nuisance to those who live there Lisa 🐝 Gallagher


    Jena Ball
    17/09/2016 #32 Jena Ball
    #29 Yes and would have to have a way to play the discs. Sigh...
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/09/2016 #31 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #26 I don't want to jinx myself, but we do have a lot of deer in our area however, they've yet to be seen in town. I've seen a few youtube vids of people petting wild deer.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/09/2016 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #22 There was a bull we saw later in the day, we took photos but kept our distance. The females that were wandering seemed used to people being around.
    Dean Owen
    17/09/2016 #29 Dean Owen
    #28 They package it in 25 blu-ray disc sets, so knowing Japan, it is going to be mightily expensive! I would guess more than JPY 100,000.
    Jena Ball
    17/09/2016 #28 Jena Ball
    #24 Looks like they should already be available. I'm going to contact them. Thanks @Dean Owen
    Jena Ball
    17/09/2016 #27 Jena Ball
    #24 That would be great. Hope my column appears there! It was called, "Acquired Tastes."
    Tony Brandstetter
    17/09/2016 #26 Tony Brandstetter
    Just like deer in our area, there are so many and they just roam around. They are so used to people, they no longer run. Pretty soon we will be able to go up to them and pet .
    Ken Boddie
    17/09/2016 #25 Ken Boddie
    #16 The wallabies are similar to kangaroos, Lisa, but way cuter and, as you suggest, smaller. Williamina, who comes to visit us, is very shy but I estimate she is just less than 1m tall when she sits on her haunches. That's just under 3ft in your units.
    Dean Owen
    17/09/2016 #24 Dean Owen
    #15 That is a shame. I know in my old college library they had microfilm archives of the Japan Times, Yomiuri and Maranouchi newspapers. Here it says archives will soon be made digital :http://www.japantimes.co.jp/about-us/digital-archives/
    Jena Ball
    16/09/2016 #22 Jena Ball
    #18 I liked in Colorado for awhile and used to run in to elk while out walking all the time. They are magnificent, HUGE and quite dangerous if you're not careful.
    Jena Ball
    16/09/2016 #21 Jena Ball
    #19 Ochazuke translates roughly to green tea over rice (zuke means under or submerged if I recall correctly). Anyway, I know it sounds kinda weird, but it's actually quite tasty. Green tea is poured over cooked rice, with toppings like sliced dried seaweed and salmon. Now if I can just figure out how to post a photo in a thread like this - LOL.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/09/2016 #20 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #10 @Ken Boddie, I've enjoyed the turn this buzz took. Learned a few things and of course laughed.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/09/2016 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #13 Ok, someone needs to write something about Ochazuke with a photo, you have me curious now! @Jena Ball & @Dean Owen
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/09/2016 #18 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #9 My son in law is in Colorado hunting Elk as I type this. I eat Venison Jerky, so I'm sure I'd love Elk Jerky too @Dean Owen. Sorry to Ms. Elk in my photo, I think she's ok since she's a city dweller or at least she was LOL
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/09/2016 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #4 haha, now to look at the mooncakes @Dean Owen, visually they look tasty. The smell from what I keep reading, well.. uh... maybe not so appealing?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/09/2016 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #1 How big are the Wallaby's @Ken Boddie, they look like mini-kangaroos! I'm not sure how much grass the Elk eat? They sure slow down traffic, they have no manners when it comes to using crosswalks or waiting for lights to turn red ;-)
    Jena Ball
    16/09/2016 #15 Jena Ball
    #14 Wish I could :-) I am old. All my columns were before digitization and when I returned to the U.S. some of my writing samples were lost. When I contacted the Japan Times about sending me copies I was ignored. Shrugs...I can send you scanned copies of some pieces.
    Dean Owen
    16/09/2016 #14 Dean Owen
    #13 You are way too kind. I would love to see your previous write ups on Tokyo if you are willing to share the links! That elk looks hungry!
    Jena Ball
    16/09/2016 #13 Jena Ball
    #12 actually learned to love Ochazuke but Kusaya is forever burned into my memory as some of the most disgusting food I've ever tried. It was served to me as a joke by the owner of a yakitoria who had volunteered to show the gaijin around restaurants in town. He of course was delighted by my reaction ;-) I've never heard of umekkyuu but it sounds wonderful!
    P.S. You missed your calling. You should be doing food reviews for a living. Your writing is reminiscent of Jonathan Gold. I am enjoying it very much. Oishii!
    Dean Owen
    16/09/2016 #12 Dean Owen
    #11 Nato with umeboshi!? Next you'll be telling me you eat Ochazuke and Kusaya! I love umeboshi (soured plums). Have you tried Umekkyuu at your local sushiya?https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/sushi-secrets
    What a beautiful Elk! :)
  6. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    The Things You Learn From Those You Love
    The Things You Learn From Those You LoveGilda Radner was a favourite on Saturday Night Live some years back before her life was tragically ended by cancer.  Before she passed on, she wrote a book called It's Always Something.While I haven't read the book, there is a story in it that has...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    13/07/2016 #15 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is a good article to make us take a step back and realize our potential, and to also have an open mind. This point that you make is interesting and thought-provoking, as well. I like it because I think of it as a personal challenge. "Willing to have your version of 'normal' questioned.".
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    13/07/2016 #14 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    And there is people feeling depressed because they arent getting " LIKES " in their Facebook page. That dog has all the excuses ...instead she lived the day by day. And here we are.....suppossedly more intellegent than animals and feeling bad because....any stupid excuse we might came up with...
    Kevin Pashuk
    13/07/2016 #13 Kevin Pashuk
    #12 Thank you @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess. I heard this story years ago, and it comes up every so often as just the right illustration about adversity and mentorship.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    13/07/2016 #12 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, what a great thought here! And @Kevin Pashuk, that's a story that will stay with me for quite a while, being the dog lover that I am. Overcoming adversity shows up in myriad ways, and that momma dog sure made the most of what she still had to work with. Why should any of us do less? Thank you!
    Kevin Pashuk
    13/07/2016 #11 Kevin Pashuk
    #9 ' Walking funny in our thought processes' Nice way to look at it @Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Kevin Pashuk
    13/07/2016 #10 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks for visiting and commenting Julie!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    13/07/2016 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Kevin Pashuk - This is a very visual story of the truth that we often forget, all of our best learning was done when we were very young and we simply mimicked what we saw and heard - before our analytical brain had begun to develop. It is a fabulous gift to be able to take a look at our lives and see if we are walking funny in any of our thought processes.
    Kevin Pashuk
    13/07/2016 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    #6 You point out the essence of a great story @Sara Jacobovici - that each reader can draw out differing facets. The story of Dibby's dog is often told, but I'm always amazed at what readers hear, and apply from this story. Thanks for your comment.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/07/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    I like seeing a different perspective than mine when reading the same story @Kevin Pashuk, it makes me think. And I thank you for that. The story is thought provoking and a thought I had relates to survival and bonding. The mother survived and adapted. The puppies bonded with her and learned from her. There is no doubt that since they have their hind legs they will grow to use them. What they learned is "another way" of doing things, an experience they will have to compare with the "norm".
    Kevin Pashuk
    13/07/2016 #5 Kevin Pashuk
    #4 Thanks for commenting @Debbie O'Halloran! It's been said that normal is relative... but then, they haven't met my relatives.
    Debbie O'Halloran
    13/07/2016 #4 Anonymous
    This is great, what we learn from loved ones doesn't have to normal. We all can be unique instead of normal. This is something I never thought of. Besides, what is normal anyway? Thanks!
    Randy Keho
    13/07/2016 #3 Randy Keho
    #2 Aliens like to watch re-runs of Saturday Night Live as case studies. @Kevin Pashuk
    Kevin Pashuk
    13/07/2016 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    #1 So... what are you REALLY saying about 'The Donald' @Randy Keho?
    Randy Keho
    13/07/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Don't tell anybody, but that's how I identify aliens -- the outer space kind. They always imitate what they've observed from afar. That explains Donald Trump. @Kevin Pashuk
  7. ProducerKim Wheeler

    Kim Wheeler

    The Journey...
    The Journey...The Journey... About ten years ago and after completing four years at a Pain Clinic, I with my new found freedom and removal of my own self loathing I decided to teach myself some new skills, these were...Write a book...I have written ten...and get...


    Kim Wheeler
    15/07/2016 #24 Kim Wheeler
    I have often pondered this question @Charles David Upchurch and as yet cannot come to a happy solution apart from we all are missing love..and irrespective of how this love comes to us, we all, all miss it when it's gone...with the added knowledge that sadly we cannot change time and go back but we have the memories and the photos which usually make me smile then make me weep, for the aforementioned loss of thats persons or pets love.....
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    13/07/2016 #23 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #21 #22 Very interesting questions, @Charles David Upchurch. I know I thought that my first dog, Tangenyika, would be the only dog in my lifetime. I held that thought as truth until five days after her death....and then I decided to cauterize the wound with a replacement puppy. It still remains the single best and worst decision I ever made. Life is complex and I decided to follow the path that promised to yield more love.
    Charles David Upchurch
    13/07/2016 #22 Charles David Upchurch
    ... Why must we painfully miss the ones we love, when they are gone? Can't our love for them when they are with us be enough? I will always love my grandparents, for example, and the peace of their remembrance has gradually lessened the pain of missing them. Can it be the same with closer relatives, and with our animal children when they are no longer with us?
    Charles David Upchurch
    13/07/2016 #21 Charles David Upchurch
    I'll include my beloved canine, my dog daughter Friendly, in an upcoming post, @Kim Wheeler. After 10 years, it's still hard to think about her without a few tears. I recently read a comment somewhere from a still-single mom (do they still call themselves widows?) who couldn't bring herself to accept a proposal from a wonderful man that she loves, because she is still so in love with her late husband, and can't let go.
    Kim Wheeler
    12/07/2016 #20 Kim Wheeler
    @Lacey @Lisa.........thank you both (in fact all) the kind thoughtful comments..i guess getting badly injured and taking forced retirement pointed me towards the life I now have and altho wracked in pain I still love walking and just adore the company of my dogs ....and cancer..yeah what a brutal vile illness...and what does a dog do to deserve such suffering........makes you wonder..thanks again for all the kind comments...cheers me up no end...x
    Lacey Wofford
    12/07/2016 #19 Lacey Wofford
    @Kim Wheeler, your story is amazing. I'm not only incredibly jealous that you get to roam such a beautiful countryside with your best friends (your incredible rescue pups), but the fact that you've accomplished so much in your life despite the hardships you faced is astounding. I'm also very sorry for your losses and can only imagine how painful it must be to lose your dogs to cancer. Thank you for sharing.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/07/2016 #18 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Kim Wheeler, your dogs are beautiful. I know you feel lucky to have them but they are just as lucky to have a human companion who loves them as deeply as yu do. I'm so sorry for your loss. The loss of a beloved pet is never easy. My cocker spaniel was only 7 when hit with cancer suddenly. She lived 3 months after her diagnosis and having to PherTS was one of the toughest things I've done, so I can truly feel your pain. I have a 13 year old Boston Terrier (old style.. ) who I worry about now as you do Big Bear. I wish a dog's life span was much longer but life is unpredictable. This is a great story for others suffering from physical trauma! Thanks for sharing and your dogs are beautiful.
    Debbie O'Halloran
    12/07/2016 #17 Anonymous
    I love this Buzz. It shows the true bond between humans and canines. A dog can absolutely be a motivator for humans. This is one of the reasons they are used in therapy. Dogs give us so much and we try to return what they give to us and try to be the human they think we are.
    Debbie O'Halloran
    12/07/2016 #16 Anonymous
    The true relationship between humans and their dogs. Thanks for sharing. A dog is truly not just a dog!
    Mickael Angelo Yusufidis
    11/07/2016 #15 Mickael Angelo Yusufidis
    @Kim Wheeler joy and peace to you, I'm eight weeks pain free after a decade bout of dealing with chronic pain illness. I've walked the depths of hell, all nine levels and I'm so very excited to explore the heavens, keep journeying...thank you for the inspiration.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/07/2016 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #13 I think live and love are the same thing.... in a deep, fundamental way.
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    11/07/2016 #13 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    #12 A Pleasure @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Except I think my iPhone "autocorrected my intended "Love" for "Live", oh well, you knew what I meant :-).
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/07/2016 #12 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #5 I truly appreciate the shout out, @Aaron 🐝 Skogen! Zanzi and I had just came back in from our mid-day walk and we were both thrilled to get the notification!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/07/2016 #11 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I personally will never tire of reading about a person's bond with their dogs. There is something profoundly reliable in the love we share with our dogs. I am so glad to have given you the impetus to share your story and your 6 fantastic canine companions!

    Keep on walking, @Kim Wheeler - perhaps we will get a take a stroll in the coming years!
    Kim Wheeler
    11/07/2016 #10 Kim Wheeler
    #7 @Charles really really appreciate your words...
    Sue Chien Lee
    11/07/2016 #8 Sue Chien Lee
    So glad to read you @Kim Wheeler and to "meet" your fur-kids. Mine were ducks and rabbits.
    Charles David Upchurch
    11/07/2016 #7 Charles David Upchurch
    Don't miss this. If you don't already know Kim Wheeler, you will want to meet him before you finish reading this lovely and true story about mutual rescuers. Also, PLEASE COMMENT after reading. I think Kim would appreciate that.
    Kim Wheeler
    11/07/2016 #6 Kim Wheeler
    @Aaron Skogen..yes I saw her post and that brought out the passion to write about mine....thanks for the heads up and kind words....
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    11/07/2016 #5 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    @Kim Wheeler, I meant to mention this e-book by @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, entitled "A Tale of Grief and Puppy Live" availabile at http://www.insightsoccur.com/. You may find it helpful. . .
    Loribeth Pierson
    11/07/2016 #4 Loribeth Pierson
    That brought tears to my eyes, @Kim Wheeler. Thank you for sharing part of your journey with us. Wonderful pictures of your fur-kids. I am also a dog person, my fur-kid is Chance AKA "Fancy Pant's" He is my best friend and you are right they give unconditional love. I am sorry for your loss of your babies. I do not look forward to that day I have to say good-bye .But for today I am blessed with a healthy almost 9-year-old Australian Sheppard, blue merle. He makes me happy every day and walking keeps him happy!
  8. Lacey Wofford

    Lacey Wofford

    The animals at your local shelter are all paws! If you want to make a difference in their lives and help your own freelance business, consider volunteering your services to gain exposure and recognition in your own community.
    Lacey Wofford
    Lacey Wofford | Freelance Writer - Where Writing and Volunteering Come Together - Footloose Freelancer
    footloosefreelancer.com As a writer, you should consider volunteering your services by writing animal descriptions for your local...
  9. Debbie O'Halloran
    Keep your pets safe this Fourth of July.
    Debbie O'Halloran
    Keeping Your Pets Safe On The 4th of July | Pet Amber Alert
    www.petamberalert.com Whether the neighborhood teens are throwing firecrackers on your street… or your entire community is enjoying “the exuberant splendor” of a big...
  10. Debbie O'Halloran
    Be cautious, don't let your dog pick up a stray tennis ball or play fetch with one. Only use balls that you provide from a pet store. Seems sick people have nothing better to do than harm pets.
    Debbie O'Halloran
    Officials warn Seattle area dog owners about exploding tennis balls | Seattle DogSpot
    www.seattledogspot.com KOMO-TV reported yesterday that Officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms warned Seattle area families and dog owners that abandoned tennis balls they find could be small bombs powerful enough to maim or kill both people and dogs. ...
  11. Lacey Wofford

    Lacey Wofford

    Use your photography (aka selfie) skills to help your local animal shelter. Consider volunteering to take photos of the animals.
    Lacey Wofford
    Lacey Wofford | Freelance Writer - Why Volunteers Should Take Animal Photos - Footloose Freelancer
    footloosefreelancer.com They say a photo is worth a thousand words, but when I see photos of lost or stray dogs in a shelter, I wonder which thousand are being...
  12. Debbie O'Halloran
    Here is the American Humane Societies List of Horrible Hundred. Puppy mills. I'm not in Minnesota. I'm sharing this from a blog post by Mel Freer (No Dog About It)..
    Debbie O'Halloran
    Minnesota puppy mill on List of Horrible Hundred – S G Kennels
    nodogaboutit.wordpress.com Every year the Humane Society of the United States issues their list of Horrible Hundred puppy mill breeders. In past years, there have been at least 3-5 Minnesota breeders on their list. This...
  13. Lacey Wofford

    Lacey Wofford

    The need to control those around us is what can ultimately kill our relationships with people we care about. This isn't just true in the workplace either.
    Lacey Wofford
    Control: Why People Don't Walk On Leashes
    www.theodysseyonline.com Working in the animal welfare industry has taught me a lot about control and what it takes to exert it over animals. I can't help but draw comparisons to my everyday relationships and notice how much we as humans also struggle for control over each...
  14. Lacey Wofford

    Lacey Wofford

    This is the official Animal Welfare hive on beBee and we want YOU to join us in our quest to save as many animals' lives as we can. Millions of pets across the world don't have a home and it takes a village to help just one. Together we can make a huge impact in the lives of those who can't speak for themselves. Lacey Wofford