19 Jul '11, 7pm

How Many Rodeo Deaths Are Too Many? | Care2 Causes

How Many Rodeo Deaths Are Too Many? | Care2 Causes

Changes were made after six horses died in the 2010 Calgary Stampede. So this year, only two had to be put down after breaking legs in the chuckwagon races. Whether this represents acceptable losses for a popular event or inexcusable risk to animals are opposite sides of the rodeo tug of war. Last year Stampede spokesman Doug Fraser observed so few deaths out of a total of 7,500 head of livestock showed the level of care for the animals. If deaths are the only measure, Fraser is right. In 2009, three horses and a steer died. In 2005, nine horses part of a 200-horse trail ride were pushed off a city bridge and killed after the group spooked. Public pressure, particularly from animal-rights groups, has led to ever-improving standards. This year the Stampede launched Fitness to Compete to ensure “that only the healthiest and fittest of animals will compete…” Fraser’s media re...

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Chinese Animal Activists Protest China-U.S. Rodeo | Care2 Causes

Chinese Animal Activists Protest China-U.S. Rod...

care2.com 21 Jul '11, 8pm

A coalition of 68 Chinese animal rights groups has called for the cancellation of Rodeo China , a Sino-U.S. cultural excha...

New Herbicide Linked to Thousand of Tree Deaths | Care2 Causes

New Herbicide Linked to Thousand of Tree Deaths...

care2.com 16 Jul '11, 8am

A new herbicide has been linked to the deaths of thousands of trees. The DuPont-manufactured Imprelis was conditionally ap...

Two Teens Charged With Animal Torture | Care2 Causes

Two Teens Charged With Animal Torture | Care2 C...

care2.com 20 Jul '11, 10pm

Three counts of animal torture have been charged against two 17-year-old Michigan boys after they allegedly used a broken ...

Many bid final goodbyes to the KTM railway tracks

todayonline.com 18 Jul '11, 2am

SINGAPORE - Hordes of people - including three presidential hopefuls and National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan - tur...

Bald Eagle Gets CPR | Care2 Causes

care2.com 20 Jul '11, 2am

Cynthia Samuels, currently Managing Editor of Care2, Causes, has been working with blogs and bloggers for six years and ha...

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Reward Offered for Horse Shooting in Vermont | Care2 Causes

Reward Offered for Horse Shooting in Vermont | ...

care2.com 20 Jul '11, 9am

The Vermont State Police are investigating the death of a 31-year old Arabian horse named Kagan who was shot in his pastur...

Become A Vegan This Weekend | Care2 Causes

care2.com 23 Jul '11, 4pm

I am vegan for the sake of both the animals and humans. The animal industry (because that is what farming is) involves inc...

800-Year-Old Oak Tree Stops Traffic in Turkey | Care2 Causes

800-Year-Old Oak Tree Stops Traffic in Turkey |...

care2.com 17 Jul '11, 10am

Written by Jennifer Hattam , a Treehugger blogger. New roads are built all the time in Turkey without much fuss, but the p...

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robbreport.com 22 Jul '11, 10pm

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Shark Deaths Throwing Off Ocean Balance

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care2.com 26 Jul '11, 11pm

An ocean devoid of life is a difficult concept to digest, but we are heading in that direction. We are currently deconstru...

McDonald's Partnership Will Recycle Veggie Oil Into Fuel | Care2 Causes

McDonald's Partnership Will Recycle Veggie Oil ...

care2.com 24 Jul '11, 1am

Earlier this month, McDonald’s United Arab Emirates division announced that it would partner with Neutral Fuels LLC to bui...

Breath Bird – New Twitter App for the Disabled | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 19 Jul '11, 9pm

So many people in our world suffer from a disability or serious health problem that dramatically affects both the quantity...