Thursday, January 29, 2015

No One Wanted To Rescue This Tiny Dog. What Happened To Her Made My Heart Stop!

If you think about it, it’s easy to understand why so many dogs who end up in shelters are usually terrified of humans and often get vicious with other dogs.

After living on the streets, fighting for food, being abused by their owners, being used for dog fights, and other tragic realities, these animals feel the need to protect themselves, especially the tiny ones.

The following video was posted to YouTube by Dan Furia, and it features his friend Tammy, who he refers to as a dog whisperer. Tammy saw the photo of a scared, feisty looking pup being held at a local shelter and felt the urge to help. She knew if anyone could save this little guy’s life, it would be her.

Tammy adopted the Chihuahua, who she named Sunshine, in April 2014 and spent the next eight months rehabilitating her. In January 2015, Sunshine was adopted into a forever home. Her story proves that no dog is a lost cause. With a little time and tender treatment, Sunshine was able to break through her tough shell and accept love.

Please SHARE this story to inspire others to help dogs in need. There are way too many out there who need our help!


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This Japanese Woman Took in a Stray Cat, and They Have Been Inseparable Ever Since

This is seriously the most precious, adorable story you will see all day. Misao lives a rural life outside the city in Japan. One day, she found a stray cat, took her in, and named him Fukumaru. They have been inseparable ever since, and the photos are beyond heart-warming.

This is Misao with Fukumaru as a kitten.

Misao rescued Fukumaru as a stray…

… and they’ve been inseparable ever since.

The best part about these pics? Misao’s grand daughter is the photographer. Here’s what she said: “When I see the way my grandmother is living her life, I really feel that she has a kind of strength that my generation simply can’t match. She gets up with the sun, and goes to bed when it sets. She loves her cat and the vegetables in her field like her own children. If her vegetables come out well, she’s happy. She doesn’t have to worry about questions like ’what is the point of my work?’ Her way of life fills me with admiration and a sort of envy.”


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

They See A Prison Inmate Doing THIS To A Pit Bull, And Start Filming…WOW.

“Until one has had a relationship with an animal, part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

“Dogs On The Inside” is a film that documents the partnership between a Massachusetts prison and a dog shelter that gives both rescue dogs and inmates a new lease on life. As the bond deepens between inmates and dogs, the inmates are reminded of their own humanity and growing capacity for love and empathy as they get ready to re-enter society. When these two groups of societal outcasts meet, it’s truly heartwarming — because while many people shun both inmates and “undesirable” breeds like pit bulls and rottweilers, this program gives them an opportunity to look to each other for affection, friendship and understanding.

In this trailer for the film, we see abandoned, homeless dogs rescued and brought over to the prison to bond with their new companions involved in this fantastic program — and it doesn’t take long for these unwanted dogs to become “the lifeline, the oxygen” for the inmates, and vice versa.

Do you think this type of program should be employed in more prisons across the country? Let us know, and please SHARE this video with your friends on Facebook.


Watch This Video & You’ll Never Eat McDonald’s French Fries Again

Michael Pollan is an author, activist, journalist and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He mainly focuses on the industrial food chain with regards to his research. He emphasizes how cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health, build communities, help fix our broken food system and perhaps most importantly, break our growing dependence on corporations. Michael Pollan is a food activist and you can find out more about him and his work by clicking here.

In the video below he illustrates how McDonald’s insists on using Russet Burbank Potatoes, a potato in America that is unusually long and difficult to grow. They further insist that their potatoes have no blemishes at all, which is hard because these potatoes commonly suffer from what is referred to as Net Necrosis, which causes unwanted spots and lines on the potatoes. If they have this, McDonald’s won’t buy them and the only way to eliminate this is through the use of a pesticide called methamidophos (Monitor) “that is so toxic that the farmers who grow these potatoes in Idaho won’t venture outside and into their fields for five days after they spray.”

When McDonald’s is ready to harvest their potatoes, they have to put them in giant atmospheric controlled sheds the size of football stadiums because they are not edible for six weeks. “They have to off gas all the chemicals in them.”

I’ll let you watch the video for more information, you should have a hard time eating McDonald’s after this, but that’s not a bad thing.

Cancer rates continue to rise,and study after study continues to surface every year showing how pesticides, GMOs and a number of other things we choose to surround ourselves with on a daily basis are indeed harmful to human health. It’s time for us to wake up and fully acknowledge it, it’s time to make better choices in our lives, it’s time to put two and two together and make connections.

Fast foods chains are no different from drugs. They are extremely addicting and extremely harmful. They should not exist and this video just adds to the long, continually growing list of why.



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