Category: Videos

Dog Cruelly Burned With Acid is Rescued in the Nick of Time (VIDEO)

Image: PETA Homeless and hungry, a four-month old puppy was wandering the streets of Mumbai, India, when she was sadistically burned with acid by a human. Sadly, that was not the end of her suffering. She was then attacked by a group of other stray dogs. Fortunately, in the midst of the melee with the other canines, she was spotted and rescued by PETA President and Founder, Ingrid Newkirk, who happened to be in town to visit PETA’s India office and saw the fight taking place. Newkirk stepped in and rushed the pup to PETA’s office and then to a veterinarian. Hershey (the dog’s...

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Leopard Can’t Stop Staring into Mirror – Until the Elephants Show Up (VIDEO)

In an experiment/art project in the Gabonese forest, French couple Anne-Marie and Xavier Hubert-Brierre have been capturing the reactions of wild animals when they see their own reflections in strategically placed mirrors set throughout the woods. The mirrors have motion sensors to trigger the cameras when the animals walk up so humans can observe the animals’ behavior from a safe distance. This leopard very clearly recognizes another leopard in the mirror, and can’t stop peering at the glass to check itself out. We don’t know whether he recognizes the image as himself…but we do know that even a fascinated...

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Baby Elephant Rescued After Mother Shot Right in Front of Him

When the rescue team from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust received a call about a mother elephant who had been shot right in front of her terrified baby, they rushed to the scene in Kirisia Forest in Northern Kenya. As the above video shows, the mother and her calf were found pacing back and forth in a panic. A trained specialist darted the mother and calf with a tranquilizer, and the team then raced to assess the hurt mother who had a shattered leg from a bullet. Sadly, experts declared the injury too severe and euthanized her. After the...

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Sad, Lonely Baby Dolphin Shows True Cruelty of Marine Parks (VIDEO)

In this sad video shot at the Loro Parque marine park in Spain, a baby dolphin repeatedly bobs up and down in the water and swims in circles after performing in a show and being left alone in small pool. Dolphins are one of the most intelligent and friendly creatures on earth, and this animal’s behavior is a clear sign of the psychological and emotional distress that is all too common at marine parks around the world. Due to their ability to jump and mimic human noises, dolphins are commonly forced into entertainment against their will. This video shows...

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Dog with Mange so Bad He Had Scales instead of Fur Finally Finds Loving Forever Home (VIDEO)

Augustus the (formerly) stray dog was found roaming the streets alone and extremely neglected. In fact, he was so badly deteriorated that all of his fur had fallen out and his skin was covered in scales from mange. Augustus was finally rescued from the streets, and treated with medicated baths and coconut oil. Slowly but surely, his fur started to grow back. Once Augustus was healed, a loving family adopted him. Now, he is living happily ever after in his forever home. With continued kindness from strangers and rescue organizations, more dogs like Augustus can have a chance at...

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Video – Stray Pit Bull Hit by Car Gets 2nd Chance at Life

It’s not easy for a dog to survive being hit by a car. But thanks to Los Angeles rescue group Hope for Paws, Jezebel’s story has a happy ending. When Hope for Paws received a call about a homeless pit bull that had been struck by a vehicle and was now huddled beneath a car in pain, they rushed to the scene. As the concerned caller looked on, a trained professional from the organization eased the pit bull from her hiding place using a gentle snare. He then tested the dog’s aggressiveness by using a towel to gauge her...

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Video: ‘Dancing Bears’ Can’t Resist Watermelon Pinata

Who doesn’t love a good watermelon? In this video from the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Center, rescued Indian sloth bears swipe and grab at watermelons hung from a branch. And boy do they seem to enjoy themselves. Sadly, these bears haven’t always experienced such a stress-free life. The Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Center, located just outside New Delhi, specializes in protecting sloth bears like these, also called “dancing bears.” For the past 400 years, the sloth bear has been poached and exploited for entertainment in India. The bears are captured, mutilated, and forced to dance for crowds. In 1972, the dancing...

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Video – Dog Thrown from 2nd-Story Balcony Loses Leg, But Not Her Spirit

Celia is a dog with a beautiful, resilient spirit. After being tossed from a balcony, she suffered a broken leg, and subsequently lost the limb. But despite experiencing these traumatic events, she’s happy and playful as ever — and has finally found a loving home. “A 5-year-old girl threw Celia from a two-story balcony to her sister, who was standing below — but she missed, and Celia landed on the ground and broke her leg,” PETA Associate Director of the Community Animal Project Emily Allen told Lady Freethinker. After the incident, the family Celia was living with deemed her “ugly,”...

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