Must Watch Documentary: ‘Cowspiracy’

Must Watch Documentary: ‘Cowspiracy’

Sep 15

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today — and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged…

Children Who Grow Up With Animals Are More Emotionally Intelligent And Compassionate

Children Who Grow Up With Animals Are More Emotionally Intelligent And Compassionate

Apr 29

Having a dog, cat, bunny, hamster or other animal as a part of the family benefits kids in real ways. Studies have shown that kids who have pets do better — especially in the area of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), which has been linked to early academic success, even more so than the traditional measure of intelligence, IQ…

Amazing Animals (Updated)

Amazing Animals (Updated)

Dec 15

Animals are amazing — and they have more in common with human beings than most of us suspect. Here’s a collection of some of the best animal videos on planet Earth…

Facebook Q&A With NDEr Anita Moorjani

Facebook Q&A With NDEr Anita Moorjani

Nov 02

On October 17th, near-death experiencer and best-selling author, Anita Moorjani, hosted a one-hour chat session with some of her Facebook followers. Here are some of the insightful questions and answers that arose from this session…

Factory Farming & Animal Abuse (Updated)

Factory Farming & Animal Abuse (Updated)

Jul 08

Pulse Factory Farming & Animal Abuse Resource Page…

Chef Jamie Oliver Proves McDonald’s Burgers ‘Unfit for Human Consumption’

Chef Jamie Oliver Proves McDonald’s Burgers ‘Unfit for Human Consumption’

Jun 25

Chef Jamie Oliver has won his long-fought battle against one of the largest fast food chains in the world — McDonalds. After Oliver showed how McDonald’s hamburgers are made, the franchise finally announced that it will change its recipe, and yet there was barely a peep about this in the mainstream media…

Dept. of Interior Challenges FCC Regarding Adverse Impact of Cell Tower Radiation on Wildlife

Dept. of Interior Challenges FCC Regarding Adverse Impact of Cell Tower Radiation on Wildlife

Mar 24

The Department of Interior charges that the FCC standards for cell phone radiation are outmoded and no longer applicable as they do not adequately protect wildlife…

How Wolves Change Rivers

How Wolves Change Rivers

Mar 06

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains…

Two Factory-Farmed Chickens, Please

Two Factory-Farmed Chickens, Please

Mar 02

The answers you’d get if your waitress knew how most of the chicken served in the U.S. where raised…

Anna Breytenbach: The Animal Communicator

Anna Breytenbach: The Animal Communicator

Dec 05

Anna Breytenbach is a professional animal communicator who has received advanced training through the Assisi International Animal Institute in California, USA and has been practicing for 12 years in South Africa, Europe and the USA with domestic and wild animals. Her conservation experience includes working with cheetahs, lions, wolves, baboons and elephants in educational and rehabilitation programs. Anna’s goal is to raise awareness and advance the relationships among humans and other species, on both the personal and spiritual levels. She’s also the subject of the documentary movie “The Animal Communicator”…

Goats R Us

Goats R Us

Jul 06

Officials at San Francisco International Airport hired a herd of part-time employees to toil on the west side of the property and engage in an unusual — but environmentally friendly — form of fire prevention. For two weeks in June, Mr. Fuzzy, Cookie, Mable, Alice and nearly 400 other goats chomped on the brush in a remote corner of the airport. The area needs to be cleared each spring to protect nearby homes from potential fires. But machines or humans can’t be used because two endangered species — the San Francisco garter snake and the California red-legged frog — live there…

Toddler Vegetarian Floors Mom with Opposition to Eating Animals

Toddler Vegetarian Floors Mom with Opposition to Eating Animals

May 31

Luiz Antonio only recently entered this world, but he’s already made up his mind about eating the planet’s animals: He wants nothing to do with it…

Steven Pinker: Humankind Is Getting Nicer

Steven Pinker: Humankind Is Getting Nicer

May 01

What may be the most important thing that has ever happened in human history is that violence has gone down, by dramatic degrees, and in many dimensions all over the world and in many spheres of behavior: genocide, war, human sacrifice, torture, slavery, and the treatment of racial minorities, women, children, and animals…

New NHNE Facebook Page on Relationships!

New NHNE Facebook Page on Relationships!

Jan 02

NHNE now has a new Facebook page on relationships. NHNE’s relationship page is dedicated to the rarest, most valuable of all earthly treasures: conscious, caring, healthy relationships — first, with our fellow human beings, and then with the rest of creation…

NOVA: ‘What Are Animals Thinking?’

NOVA: ‘What Are Animals Thinking?’

Nov 09

We humans have long wondered how animals see the world — and us. Does your dog really feel shame when it gives you that famous “guilty look?” What is behind the “swarm intelligence” of slime mold or a honeybee hive? How can pigeons possibly find their way home across hundreds of miles of unfamiliar terrain? In this episode of NOVA scienceNOW, David Pogue meets — and competes — with a menagerie of smart critters that challenge preconceived notions about what makes “us” different from “them,” expanding our understanding of how animals really think…

New Study Finds GM Corn & Roundup Causes Cancer In Rats (Updated)

New Study Finds GM Corn & Roundup Causes Cancer In Rats (Updated)

Sep 29

In an alarming new study published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, researchers from The Committee for Research & Independent Information on Genetic Engineering (CRIIGEN) reported on the results of a 2-year feeding study in rats given either NK603 Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize, cultivated with or without Roundup, and Roundup alone, at levels permitted in drinking water and GM crops in the United States. The results were an unprecedented confirmation of the cancer-causing effects of GM food and agrichemicals…

Lighter Side: Frisky Little Goat

Lighter Side: Frisky Little Goat

Aug 12

A frisky little goat in hyper drive…

The Hunt For Bigfoot Gets Serious

The Hunt For Bigfoot Gets Serious

May 22

A new university-backed project aims to investigate cryptic species such as the yeti whose existence is unproven, through genetic testing. Researchers from Oxford University and the Lausanne Museum of Zoology are asking anyone with a collection of cryptozoological material to submit descriptions of it. The researchers will then ask for hair and other samples for genetic identification…

Wild Elephants Inexplicably Gather To Mourn Death Of ‘Elephant Whisperer’

Wild Elephants Inexplicably Gather To Mourn Death Of ‘Elephant Whisperer’

May 21

For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who saved their lives. For two days the herds loitered at Anthony’s rural compound on the vast Thula Thula game reserve in the South African KwaZulu — to say good-bye to the man they loved…

Undercover Horse Abuse Video Exposes Shocking Cruelty

Undercover Horse Abuse Video Exposes Shocking Cruelty

May 17

An HSUS undercover investigation at a training barn for Tennessee Walking horses led to state and federal criminal charges against nationally known trainer Jackie McConnell and some of his associates. The group was charged with felony conspiracy to violate the Horse Protection Act as well as numerous violations of the Tennessee Cruelty to Animals Statute after being videotaped using caustic chemicals on the front legs of horses in order to cause pain, resulting in the artificially produced high-stepping gait that wins prizes in the show ring. This cruel practice is called “soring” and has been illegal for more than 40 years under the federal Horse Protection Act. The HSUS undercover video shows horses being whipped, kicked, shocked in the face, and violently cracked across their skulls and legs with heavy wooden sticks during and after soring of their front legs. Unless the Horse Protection Act is upgraded to include stronger penalties for this type of horrendous abuse and to end the failed system of industry self-policing, inhumane trainers will continue to torture horses…

Burger King Adopts Animal-Friendly Policies

Burger King Adopts Animal-Friendly Policies

Apr 27

Burger King Corp. (BKC) announces two industry-leading commitments that will enhance the animal welfare standards in its U.S. supply chain, which serves more than 7,200 BURGER KING restaurants nationwide. The company has pledged to transition its U.S. supply chain to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2017 and only purchase pork from suppliers that can demonstrate documented plans to end their use of gestation crates for breeding pigs — moves supported by The Humane Society of the United States…

Baboons Can Learn To Spot Real Words

Baboons Can Learn To Spot Real Words

Apr 12

Baboons are able to pick up the first step in reading — identifying recurring patterns and determining which four-letter combinations are words and which are just gobbledygook…

Viral Video: Fiona’s Rescue

Viral Video: Fiona’s Rescue

Mar 26

Eldad Hargar, 36, and his wife, Audrey, 37, who are the founders of Hope For Paws, a Los Angeles-based animal rescue organization that takes in abused and neglected animals, gathered the traumatized dog in their arms and immediately took her home. They shaved off her matted fur and cleaned off the dirt — thus beginning Fiona’s miraculous transformation…

Mother Jones Details Elephant Abuse By The Greatest Show On Earth (Updated)

Mother Jones Details Elephant Abuse By The Greatest Show On Earth (Updated)

Mar 17

Feld Entertainment portrays its population of some 50 endangered Asian elephants as “pampered performers” who “are trained through positive reinforcement, a system of repetition and reward that encourages an animal to show off its innate athletic abilities.” But a yearlong Mother Jones investigation shows that Ringling elephants spend most of their long lives either in chains or on trains, under constant threat of the bullhook, or ankus — the menacing tool used to control elephants. They are lame from balancing their 8,000-pound frames on tiny tubs and from being confined in cramped spaces, sometimes for days at a time. They are afflicted with tuberculosis and herpes, potentially deadly diseases rare in the wild and linked to captivity. Barack, a calf born on the eve of the president’s inauguration, had to leave the tour in February for emergency treatment of herpes — the second time in a year. Since Kenny’s death, 3 more of the 23 baby elephants born in Ringling’s vaunted breeding program have died, all under disturbing circumstances that weren’t fully revealed to the public…

John King’s Gorilla Encounter In Uganda

John King’s Gorilla Encounter In Uganda

Feb 06

On the “Uganda: A Trekking Adventure” expedition, frequent Zegrahm traveler John King came across a family of silverback gorillas. Check out his incredible video, filmed by Zegrahm field director Jonathan Rossouw, of these gentle creatures…