geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • Cross-Species #Empathy [#geekgirl]

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  • Dog worship day in Nepal [#geekgirl]

    [Image via Yahoo News: Credit - (EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA)]

    [Via Yahoo News] “Nepalese are marking the five-day long festival of Tihar, and celebrations today are dedicated to the worship of dogs.

    Also known as the festival of lights, devotees also worship the goddess of wealth Laxmi by illuminating and decorating their homes using garlands, oil lamps, candles and colorful light bulbs…”

  • “India bans import of animal-tested cosmetics…” [#geekgirl]

    [From this article at dnaindia.com] “India has banned the import of animal tested cosmetics.

    Coming just few months after implementation of a national ban on cosmetics testing in India’s labs on animals, the import ban now makes India the first animal tested cosmetics free zone in South Asia.

    The ban comes in the form of Rule 135-B that states, ‘Prohibition of import of cosmetics tested on animals. – No cosmetic that has been tested on animals after the commencement of Drugs and Cosmetics (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2014 shall be imported into the country’. The notification will come into effect on 13 November, 2014 (30 days from the date of notification).

    Alokparna Sengupta, Humane Society International campaigns manager, said; ‘With today’s historic ban on the import of newly animal-tested cosmetics, India has made history for animals in South Asia. This is a huge achievement that could not have been possible without the compassion of our government, consumers and industry. We feel confident that if this vision is applied to other areas of product testing, this can be a defining moment in the modernization of India’s safety science, with potentially hundreds of thousands more animals spared pain and suffering.'”

  • KLM Lost & Found Beagle [#geekgirl]

  • Global Be(er) Responsible Day | “Friends Are Waiting” [#geekgirl]

  • Honey Bee: Blind Cat Goes Hiking [#geekgirl] [#lovely]

  • OMG! Shark! [#geekgirl]

    [Via lizclimo.tumblr.com]

    [Via lizclimo.tumblr.com]

  • REMUS Sharkcam [#geekgirl]

    REMUS SharkCam: The hunter and the hunted from Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. on Vimeo.

  • Why Mutts Are Better Than Purebred Dogs [#geekgirl]

  • Preview of The Great Wolf Divide [#geekgirl]