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Here are the top ten articles for the Animal Life Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Animals Help Relieve Depression
Amidst economic strife, high unemployment rates, tenuous future security, and struggles with self-esteem, it is little surprise that depression is a chronic reality for many. One of the most effective ways to help combat this condition is by taking advantage of the human-animal bond.
2. The Protection of Dolphins
Six months out of every year an unprecedented slaughter takes place in Taiji, Japan, as migrating dolphins are driven into a cove for slaughter. This reality needs a prompt change.
3. Hermaphrodite Hyenas?
Hyenas always get a bad rap - but these animals are truly fascinating creatures, with some physical and social characteristics that are truly unique. (Note: there is some information in this article that may not be appropriate for very young readers.)
4. Why are Baby Animals Cute?
Have you ever wondered why your heart melts at the sight of a baby animal, or what causes people to want to care for them? The answers might surprise you.
5. Orange Band, the last Dusky Seaside Sparrow
Orange Band, the last of the Dusky Seaside Sparrows, died in 1987, with little fanfare. We owe it to him to take a moment of silence and think about his passing.
6. Bestiality Brothels
Is sex with animals a legitimate subculture or ideal predatory breeding grounds?
7. Animal Symbols of the Lunar Calendar
The lunar New Year teaches us the importance of bilateral thinking through animal appreciation and universal connectivity.
8. Moth Eyes Help Create Efficient Solar Cells
The future comfort of our families will be, in large part, thanks to the wonderful nature of moths.
9. Shambala Preserve
Shambala, founded by actress and animal advocate Tippi Hedren, is a sanctuary for exotic cats rescued from the pet trade.
10. Zoos and Tiger Inbreeding
Zoos are cloaked as socially beneficial for educational purposes. What are they teaching future generations when they conduct destructive practices like the inbreeding of tigers for the sake of the tourist dollar?
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