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Cuteness to help you start off your week

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Shocking footage shot inside a Costco egg farm sheds light on ‘humane’ cage-free conditions

Daily Mail
By Dailymail.com Reporter | Published: 20:57 EST, 21 October 2016 | Updated: 23:15 EST, 21 October 2016
 
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Shocking video footage shot by animal rights activists at a Costco egg farm in California shows chickens living in appalling conditions and pecking each other to death.

The eggs produced at the farm are being labelled as ‘cage-free’, but the video released earlier this week casts doubt over the animals’ living conditions.

The chickens, many missing their feathers and gravely injured, are living on top of each other in a crowded barn, and are covered in feces.

The film, shot by the group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), also appears to show chickens eating one another as well as dead birds lining the floor of the Farmington egg farm where they are based.
 
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Laugh [it’s good for the soul]

Humans rescue elephants, Elephant rescues human

Stuck for 48 hours: Dramatic footage shows Chinese rescuers saving a family of wild elephants trapped in a 16ft deep reservoir

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Video footage has caught the dramatic rescue of three wild Asian elephants in China.

The two adults and a baby were left stuck in a 16-foot-deep pool of water in south west China’s Yunnan province on October 11.

The animals were stuck there for two days and rescuers were concerned that the animals would die from hunger.
 
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Touching footage shows baby Kham Lha wading across a river to ‘rescue’ her favourite trainer

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Incredible footage shows an elephant rushing to the rescue of her favourite trainer, who she believed to be drowning.

The video shows elephant Kham Lha wading across the river at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
 
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Cuteness…a great way to start a Monday

Guilty! Shame-faced dog sits on the naughty step then takes herself off to bed – even before she is scolded for chewing through a hairdryer wire

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This puppy is so mischievous that she has learnt all the tricks of disobedient child – hiding her face in shame, taking herself to bed and even putting herself on the naughty step in preparation for a telling off.

Dan Taylor, from Weymouth in Dorset, returned home at about 12.30am on Thursday to discover a chewed hairdryer wire and a guilty-looking Lexi – who had taken herself to sit on the stairs.

The shamefaced pup has learnt all the tricks of the trade and can be seen turning her bowed head away from her owner and pushing her paw out to reject the damaged item.
 
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Would you billy-eve it! Adorable Golden Retriever puppy can’t stop playing around with cute four-day-old baby goat

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When it comes to unlikely animal friendships, this bond between a puppy and a goat is one of the cutest around.

An adorable video shows the four-month-old mutt meeting a four-day-old goat for the first time.
 
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Cat imitating Ricky Gervais

Love is blind! Photographer captures cute pictures of cats that have lost their eyes in the hope they will be adopted

If I lived in California I would adopt one of these cats.

Daily Mail
By James Gordon For Dailymail.com | Published: 11:53 EST, 15 October 2016 | Updated: 16:14 EST, 15 October 2016

Daisy came from a hoarder with 200 cats and 100 dogs. She may only have one eye but she has a big heart to compensate

Daisy came from a hoarder with 200 cats and 100 dogs. She may only have one eye but she has a big heart to compensate

A photographer from Los Angeles has been taking pictures of blind cats in the hope that people may want to adopt them.

Casey Elise from Los Angeles has worked for a number of animal shelters and rescue groups in the past to raise the profile of abandoned felines. 

She has also set up a GoFundMe account to help raise funds for the center. 

Milo’s Sanctuary is a special needs cat rescue center. The facility promises a lifetime of love, care and much-needed medical attention for the unwanted pets.

‘A few months ago, I noticed an increase in the number of blind cats and kittens at the shelter and rescues where I volunteer. It felt like a sign so I decided I would do a series on blind cats,’ wrote Casey on BoredPanda

Milo’s Sanctuary was founded on the belief that all cats deserve a second chance at life, especially those that have physical disabilities, are seniors, have a terminal illness, or have been abused and need someone to love and understand them. 

Were it not for the sanctuary, the cats and kittens that would likely otherwise die abandoned in a shelter or on the street.

Cooper was found as a tiny kitten wandering blind, scared and starving. He is now loved by the people who rescued him

Cooper was found as a tiny kitten wandering blind, scared and starving. He is now loved by the people who rescued him


 
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*Sigh* We have mice in the garage

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Discovered we have mice in the garage. Set up a live-trap and we’ve caught 5 so far. We’re releasing the mice in a field outside of town later and when we catch more we’ll do the same.
 
The fun never ends…
 

These animals and their stories will make you smile

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Raccoon gives man a ‘nod’ as ‘thank you’ for dumpster rescue

A New York man who filmed his wooden-plank rescue of three dumpster-stranded raccoons said one of the animals appeared to give him a “nod” of respect. More…

 
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Adorable bear cub plays slip ‘n’ slide as it gets a hose down

This adorable bear cub has been filmed scrubbing up and splashing around with a backyard bath.
In a sweet video, the black bear cub is enjoying a bath as a woman shoots water from a garden hose over him.
He jumps up excitedly before playing with the water and then falling down. More…

 
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Man Hears Kittens Meowing, Spends 7 Hours Digging In Dumpster To Save Ditched Litter Of Furballs

When Cliff heard a faint sound of a kitten crying from a pile of wood in a dumpster he knew he needed to act fast… Then he realized more lives were at danger, as there were more kittens cruelly buried under the piles of wood. The man rolled up his sleeves and started a 7 hour digging rescue operation – although one of the kittens didn’t make it, the others were given a second chance at life…
“They got dumped in the dumpster, then there was wood dumped on top,” Cliff told Love Meow. Cliff even filmed how he saves a grey furry kitten, puts him on his lap and gives him some much needed TLC. More…

 
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Owner can’t stop Luna the Great Dane from sprinting around her living room

30-second clip, watched by some 2.7 million people on Facebook, shows the manic hound bounding non-stop from wall-to-wall so fast that many viewers have mistaken the video for being on a loop. More…

 
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Cheeky giraffe gatecrashes family’s lunch to swipe a few fries

A cheeky giraffe shows no shame when he decides to join a family meal in this hilarious video.
The visitors are enjoying their burger and chips meal in the picnic area of a South African animal sanctuary.
But, as soon as the giraffe spots the food has been delivered he swaggers over to nab himself a few free fries. More…

 
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Nugget the pet squirrel refuses to share her cracker with hungry kitten

An adorable video shows a kitten trying to steal a cracker from a squirrel that refuses to share her snack.
The noisy squabble was filmed by the owner of the pets in New Orleans, Louisiana, and shared online.
It shows the kitten trying to get at the cracker from behind as pet squirrel Nugget eats it. More…

 
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Hilarious moment eager baby pandas compete to be fed by their keeper – but one clumsy cub keeps falling over

Video footage has caught the hilarious moment eager baby pandas compete to be fed by their keeper but one clumsy cub can’t seem to keep upright. More…

 
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Man Who Rescued A Gosling From Drowning 2 Years Ago, Can’t Get Rid Of Her Because She Won’t Leave Him

When Mike Jivanjee rescued a tiny gosling drowning in Lake Oswego in Oregon, he didn’t know he just got himself a BFF. Jivanjee named the little goose Kyle, took her home and planned to release her. However, Kyle fell madly in love with her owner, and hasn’t left his side in two years… And just when Jivanjee tries to tell her it’s over, he finds her right by his house, lovingly waiting for her saviour. More…

 
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Bear, Lion And Tiger Brothers Haven’t Left Each Other’s Side For 15 Years

Baloo the bear, Leo the lion and Shere Khan the tiger have spent the last 15 years peacefully coexisting at Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter in Georgia. Known as the BLT, they were rescued in 2001 from the basement of a house in Atlanta during a police drug raid. They were kept in the basement in terrible conditions, and Baloo had to have surgery to remove an ingrowing harness that hadn’t been adjusted as he’d grown. That was the only time the trio have ever been separated however, and they’ve spent every happy day together since. More…

 
A Pit Bull Ran Out of His Home to Save a Woman Being Beaten by Her Husband

As Montreal grapples with legislation that bans bulls and “pit bull type” varieties, it is important to remember the story of the brave pup that taught us that not all heroes wear capes — but that some do wear collars. That was true at least for Blitz, a two-year-old, 100-pound pit bull who saved his neighbor on the scariest night of her life in 2009. More…