http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/15 en CAPACITY FOR CARING: Countering the collapse of compassion http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/capacity-caring-countering-collapse-compassion <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/cats-and-dogs/cynthia-milburn">Cynthia Milburn</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 04/24/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="Whilst compassion is a very motivating driving force, it can also be a contradictory emotion." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_07_15_compassion2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 417px;" title="Whilst compassion is a very motivating driving force, it can also be a contradictory emotion." />For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern for others, a trait called compassion, both in and out of our own species.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/capacity-caring-countering-collapse-compassion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education comapassion emotion empathy feelings psychology science Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:19:25 +0000 Cynthia Milburn 103540 at http://www.ifaw.org 5 simple things you can do to protect animals this Earth Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/5-simple-things-you-can-do-protect-animals-earth-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/political-advocacy/erica-martin">Erica Martin</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/22/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>We are constantly bombarded with reminders that our planet and the species living here are in trouble. There are melting ice caps, toxic chemicals in the air, pesticides in our food, species going extinct... These truths are overwhelming.</p> <p><strong>What can we do about it? </strong></p> <p>On this 45<sup>th</sup> anniversary of <a href="/node/103708" target="_blank">Earth Day</a>, let&rsquo;s remember that even small changes can make a difference if we commit to them and make them part of our everyday lifestyle.</p> <p><strong>Here are a few ideas I jotted down:</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/5-simple-things-you-can-do-protect-animals-earth-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education conserve Earth Day Global Climate Change hot nature Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:59:59 +0000 Erica Martin 103709 at http://www.ifaw.org Earth Day 2015 – it’s our turn to lead http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/earth-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/cats-and-dogs/nancy-barr">Nancy Barr</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/22/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="On this Earth Day 2015, we look forward with great anticipation to what this year will bring for the protection of our world. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_21_15_earthday.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 224px;" title="On this Earth Day 2015, we look forward with great anticipation to what this year will bring for the protection of our world. " />Today millions of people around the world are celebrating our unique (as far as we know) planet.</p> <p><strong>What do you think about on Earth Day?</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/earth-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education celebration dramatic weather Earth Day Global Climate Change Melting Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:32:42 +0000 Nancy Barr 103708 at http://www.ifaw.org Children’s renderings of beluga whales are exhibited at Moscow's Darwin Museum http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/children%E2%80%99s-renderings-beluga-whales-are-exhibited-moscows-darwin-museum <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/whales/elena-zharkova">Elena Zharkova</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 04/18/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="AAE participants have created more than 100,000 pieces of artwork." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_16_15_beluga.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="AAE participants have created more than 100,000 pieces of artwork." />More than 60,000 people will visit the <a href="http://www.darwinmuseum.ru/eng/" target="_blank">AAE Beluga whales exhibition at the Darwin museum in Moscow</a><strong>&nbsp;</strong>and see <strong>a selection of the best drawings from schoolchildren</strong> who participate in AAE.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/children%E2%80%99s-renderings-beluga-whales-are-exhibited-moscows-darwin-museum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Education Whales aae art Beluga whales children learning russia Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:53:36 +0000 Elena Zharkova 103662 at http://www.ifaw.org CAPACITY FOR CARING: Understanding compassion http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/capacity-caring-understanding-compassion <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/cats-and-dogs/cynthia-milburn">Cynthia Milburn</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 04/17/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="When empathy is regulated, molded, focused by rational consideration and, importantly, harnessed to compassion, it can spur action to work for a fairer and kinder world." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_07_15_compassion1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 511px;" title="When empathy is regulated, molded, focused by rational consideration and, importantly, harnessed to compassion, it can spur action to work for a fairer and kinder world." />For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhi</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/capacity-caring-understanding-compassion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education comapassion emotion empathy feelings psychology science Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:56:21 +0000 Cynthia Milburn 103539 at http://www.ifaw.org 98.7% human – getting to know individual chimps in Uganda http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/987-human-%E2%80%93-getting-know-individual-chimps-uganda <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/non-staff/julia-cumes">Julia Cumes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 04/11/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="height: 0px; overflow: hidden; padding-bottom: 61%; position: relative;"> <iframe frameborder="0" id="iframe" scrolling="no" src="http://flickrit.com/slideshowholder.php?height=60&amp;size=big&amp;setId=72157651825353832&amp;click=true&amp;thumbnails=1&amp;transition=0&amp;layoutType=responsive&amp;sort=0" style="left: 0px; top: 0px; width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute;"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/987-human-%E2%80%93-getting-know-individual-chimps-uganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Primates almost human chimpanzee Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary personality primate Slideshow Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:28:51 +0000 Julia Cumes 103593 at http://www.ifaw.org