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Mail Order Chicks Infecting Kids With Salmonella!

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And no, we don't mean mail order brides! We're talking about chickens!

Many families are deciding to raise chickens backyard style and instead of visiting farms, they order them from the internet.

Unfortunately, many of these adorable baby chicks are turning into salmonella carrying adults.

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Laughing Kookaburra Chick Born In Wisconsin Zoo! No Joke!

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Seriously, what's so funny?! LOLz!

A laughing kookaburra chick hatched on March 2nd at the Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo. What makes this truly special is Mom Jayke and Dad Maverick are the most genentically valuable couple in captivity!

The baybay is now five weeks old and has plumage. Young laughing kookaburra often stay with the fam to help raise their little bros and sissies.

Maybe this birdie will meet a little one soon!

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Easter Chicks May Carry Salmonella

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The New Mexico Department of Health has advised against parents buying baby chicks and ducklings to give as a gift to their children.

They have the risk of carrying Salmonella and 15 cases of Salmonella have been recorded in the past four years in New Mexico because of baby chicks.

Most of these cases were in young children.

The dangerous thing (other than the Salmonella itself) is that

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Quick Tip Of The Day

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Choose Chocolate and No Bunny Gets Hurt

Easter Sunday is nearly upon us and that means many of us will be receiving Easter baskets!

BUT, leave those live bunnies, chicks, and ducks alone! PETA has a quick tip for the holiday basket season.

While most of us are busy stuffing plastic eggs and scoping out hiding places, animal shelters are bracing for the onslaught of abandoned rabbits after Easter.

The House Rabbit Society reports that every year, thousands of rabbits as well as chicks and ducks are stuffed into Easter baskets and then turned over to animal shelters after the holiday.

Worse, some domesticated rabbits are simply left outside, where they have no chance of surviving.

Rabbits can live up to 10 years and require specialized care. They can't tolerate extreme heat or cold, and they need specific foods and stimulating environments.

They need as much attention as a dog or cat, but they are delicate and can be nervous, so they aren't ideal for young children.

If, after careful consideration, you have decided to bring a rabbit into your home and care for him or her for the next decade, please adopt from your local animal shelter after Easter—and make the bunny in your basket a charming chocolate version instead.

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Baby Lovebirds Born On Valentines Day!

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At the UK's Drusillas Park, four baby black-cheeked Lovebirds hatched… on Valentine's Day!!

They are called love birds because when they mate, they mate for life and they're always preening each other's feathers.

Zoo keepers had students help to create boxes for the birds to nest in and they were happy to check the boxes one day and see baby birds inside!

A zoo keeper said:

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The Eagle Cam Is Back!!!

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The Decorah Eagle cam is that live-streaming webcam way up in a tree above an eagle's nest from last year.

It was an internet sensation as millions of people from over 200 countries watched the live feed.

Millions watched 24/7 has the eagles hatched their young and raised the chicks.

And now they're BACK!!

Their nest is in Decorah, Iowa 80 feet up in the air in a cottonwood tree. The nest is 6 feet across and 4 feet deep, weighing 1,000 pounds!

Best part? Last week, two eggs were laid in the nest!!

Hopefully we'll have some baby birdies soon.

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Whole Foods No Longer Works With Hatchery Accused Of Animal Abuse

Whole Foods has recently ended its relationship with Cal-Cruz Hatcheries, a California based chicken hatchery that is accused of abusing baby chicks.

Whole Foods claims they "had about five degrees of separation" between the hatchery and themselves.

Above, we've posted the undercover video from the hatchery, showing them tossing baby chicks around as if they were machine parts on an assembly line, instead of living, breathing creatures.

BEWARE: The video is a bit graphic, as baby chicks are tossed around, caught in machine parts and just left there and other types of abuse.

Every time we see one of these videos, we lose a little faith in humanity.

Thank goodness for every good person out there; doing rescue work, fighting for animal rights, doing their part to make this world a better place for all creatures.

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