Tom Regan on Human Chauvinism

Animal Ethics

This is human chauvinism. The anthropomorphic side reads: "It is anthropomorphic to attribute characteristics to nonhumans that belong only to humans." There is a neglected other side to the anthropomorphic coin.

Tom Regan on Wild Animals

Animal Ethics

Since this will require increased human intervention in human practices that threaten rare or endangered species (e.g., With regard to wild animals, the general policy recommended by the rights view is: let them be!

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Tom Regan on the Use of Animals in Science

Animal Ethics

There are also some things we cannot learn by using humans, if we respect their rights. Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 388 [first edition published in 1983

On THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING

Animal Person

Masson tells Benjy's story--and Benjy stories--while explaining his theory about the mutual domestication of dogs and humans. You may know that dog/human coevolution has been a popular topic in the past decade, and if so, this might help: Masson "takes E.

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Happy 12th Birthday Violet Rays!

Animal Person

Diabetes shortens the life expectancy of human and nonhuman animals, by years. We spent the end of 2004 and beginning of 2005 getting fired by vet after vet. There she is. my girl. She has beaten the odds and made it another year. The life expectancy of greyhounds is 12-15 years. If they've raced, you subtract a year for each year of racing.

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Calling all Dogs: Celebrate National Dog Day with Free Ice Cream August 25

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Canine guests must be on leash and accompanied by a human companion. Founded in 2004, National Dog Day is observed annually on August 26.

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Creature Update

Animal Person

The only problem was that there are few options and the number one option (NPH/Humulin N) was the insulin that she had a severe reaction to back in 2004. As many of you know, 2009 was chock full of creature-related drama for me.

Tom Regan on Utilitarianism

Animal Ethics

Especially because animals are made to suffer in the pursuit of human purposes—in the name of "efficient" factory farming, for example, or in pursuit of scientific knowledge—the utilitarian injunction to count their suffering and to count it equitably must strike a responsive moral chord.

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Lion Population Decreasing in Kenya

Critter News

The national lion population has been falling by an average of 100 per year for the last seven years due to a combination of factors, particularly human-wildlife conflict, destruction of habitats, climate change, disease and increase in human population. Kenya's lion population has dropped from an estimated 2,749 in 2002 to 2,280 in 2004 and probably just 2000 individuals in 2009.

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We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled.

Animal Person

These people were certain that Haiti’s president Jean-Bertrand Aristide had been ousted by the CIA in 2004 because he proposed a minimum wage increase, like Zelaya’s. The school is best known for producing Latin American officers who have committed major human rights abuses, including military coups. (5)

Biomedical Foundation Launches Campaign to Show Animal Research is Grrrrrrreat!

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Since 2004, public support for humane animal research to advance human and animal health has fallen 10 points. ResearchSaves is designed to correct any misconceptions people might have about biomedical research and to simply explain that animal research is sound, humane, and necessary to save lives," said Frankie Trull, president of FBR. From their press release.such BS. Once again, they're just using their most effective weapon.guilt.

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

For Engber, who dispassionately describes procedures most of the time, the "advances" in the medical care of humans are all well worth what he and other vivisectionists do to dogs and other sentient nonhumans. By the end of my time as researcher, I was performing behavioral experiments on humans. I'm sure we could do a much better job of ensuring the humane treatment of our laboratory animals--but at this point it's very difficult even to start the discussion.

Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

Animal Ethics

In issuing its condemnation of established cultural practices, the rights view is not antibusiness, not antifreedom of the individual, not antiscience, not antihuman. It is simply projustice, insisting only that the scope of justice be seen to include respect for the rights of animals.

Dog Flu Facts

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H3N8 is the virus that causes flu in dogs, and while there are no known cases of a human catching the flu from their pet, it can be passed from dog to dog. The dog flu first emerged as a threat in 2004. Canine influenza is extremely contagious and while humans are not affected by this flu strain, they can unknowingly pass it from an infected dog to an unaffected dog. It’s that time of the year again!

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Calgary Zoo in Big Trouble

Critter News

It reported that human error surrounded more deaths than at any other zoo and forced immediate plans be taken to make sure of the animals’ safety. For example, there was a higher-than expected number of bats passing away each year between 2004 and 2008, but the zoo didn’t do anything to decide why. We've written about the Calgary Zoo here before. Not a stellar reputation. Now, the results of a long-awaited audit shows that this place truly sucks and needs a lot of improvement.

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Tom Regan on Harm to Animals

Animal Ethics

Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 97-8 [italics in original; endnote omitted] [first edition published in 1983

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Tom Regan on Cruelty

Animal Ethics

Indeed, precisely because one expects indifference from animals but pity or mercy from human beings, people who are cruel by being insensitive to the suffering they cause often are called "animals" or "brutes," and their character or behavior, "brutal" or "inhuman."

Tom Regan on Rights

Animal Ethics

The legal rights individuals have arise as the result of the creative activity of human beings. Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 267-8 [ellipsis added] [first edition published in 1983

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

By comparing the common mind-set that has produced both the past injustices against humans and the current abuses of animals, we can and do inspire debate and convince many people that it is a human obligation to speak out against injustice to all beings. Animal suffering and human suffering are undeniably interconnected. It should come as no surprise that a facility that profits from tormenting and killing animals would also oppress and abuse humans.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

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ALDF points to the following examples for why a registry is needed to help animal guardians, law enforcement and shelters protect their animals: Robert Rydzewski : In 2004, the then 29-year-old upstate New Yorker shot his neighbor’s dog in the face twice. But it’s not just about how animal abusers end up also hurting or killing humans,” said Wells. “It I recently got an email from the Animal Legal Defense Fund.