4-2-19 – From Episode 074, Killer Bees “Visit the Zoo Podcast,” Curated Content

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Agency collects animals killed by cars, poachers for tribes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Arizona Native American tribes on the hunt for animal hides, antlers, teeth and other parts for cultural and religious use have a unique new resource: the state’s wildlife agency.

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Maite Kropp: It’s the animals who need the protection at zoos

Often times, a phrase or a statement given by an individual in response to a newsworthy event gets stuck in my brain until I am able to digest it with an opinion of my own.

Such was the case involving a zoo patron in Arizona who foolishly crossed over a barrier to get a selfie and was attacked by a female Jaguar at the Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park. The story, of course, went viral.

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Do animals have rights?

Pig No. 571 is being sent to slaughter. Should she have the right to refuse to go? Rabbit 234 is being strapped to a table, his head immobilized. He will have caustic chemicals dropped into his eyes. Does he have the right not to participate in this experiment?

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Body size influences the resting positions of most animals

The digestive systems of some animals, including cows, sheep, antelopes, and deer, depend on gravity to sort out bits of food once they have reached the stomach. In order for this process to work, the stomach must stay in the same position relative to gravity whether the animal is standing up or lying down.

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Our Goal is to Save Animals

Once a stray animal comes in to the care of the county’s animal control, they have five days to get the pet home before it becomes a ward of the shelter.

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