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Chaser, a female Border Collie, was able to understand more than one-thousand words and was known by many as the smartest dog in the world. Because of her talent for recognizing the name of objects, she appeared many times on TV and starred in numerous Yo...

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Animal farming is among the cruellest forms of animal abuse and exploitation. Those who consider themselves animal lovers should completely avoid eating and using animal ingredients. Aquaculture is the farming of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plant...

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The situation in Australia is dramatic. Videos and pictures are shared all over the world and the scenario is truly tragic. Around half a billion animals and 28 people have died, many have lost their homes and acres of forest have been destroyed, while th...

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JOJO, rescued by OIPA volunteers in Cameroon a few months ago. This cute puppy was abandoned because of a malformation on a paw. His former owners cruelly thrown him away: “There is no use for such a dog”, they must have thought. A kind-hearted person...

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Tiny Wesley is a kitten that was abandoned in a box with his brothers and sisters and was found by OIPA’s volunteers in Palermo, Italy. His eyes were never functional: not only he was born blind, but his eyes were continuously getting infected, causing ...

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Ever-growing research on the topic has shed light on how animals feel pain. There is plenty of evidence that all vertebrates fell pain, and this includes mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Although we can easily recognize pain through vocaliza...

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Goldfish are among the most popular pets, and for many were probably the first pet in the household: they are cheap, they do not take up a lot of space and only need tap water and small amounts of food. But is it true that a fish that simply eats and swim...

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Amira is a female hound that was thrown out of a car when she was only seven months old. When she was found by OIPA’s volunteers in Italy she was dirty, skinny and suffered from dermatitis. The major problems were her hind legs, which were deformed and ...

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Chile is a beautiful country but, unfortunately, it has to face numerous natural hazards, including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcano eruptions and landslides. When disasters strike, people are not the only victims: disasters affect animals as well. In the m...

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an international organization that has been working since 1972 to fight climate change, protect the environment and support countries towards a sustainable development. Its headquarters are located in Nai...

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