Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

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Dr. Dean Ornish has also documented the heart-protective effects of plant-based diets, as has Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic. Jonathan Hubbell, a philosophy major at the University of Texas at Arlington, is the newest member of the Animal Ethics blog, and once again, I would like to welcome him aboard.

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From Today's New York Times

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I hope everyone who prefers local and pasture-raised animals will speak up and protect the source of their food and health. 13, 2006To the Editor: Re “ Plan for Tracking Animals Meets Farmers’ Resistance ” (news article, Dec. 13): I live in rural Pennsylvania. I have one older riding horse and occasionally some laying hens.

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The True Costs of the Rhetoric of Terror Continue to Mount – Part 1

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Bush signed the “ Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act ” into law this past Monday (November 27, 2006). The law protects animal enterprises from courses of conduct designed to disrupt their normal profitable functioning. On September 30, 2006, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) introduced Senate Bill S. On September 30, 2006, the Senate passed S. The Senate version of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is the version that President Bush signed into law Monday, November 27, 2006.

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The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

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However, 12 states, namely, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming and Wisconsin [Imagine, The Dairy State doesn't protect a woman's right to nurse!], as well as the District of Columbia offer women no protection or very limited protection of their right to breastfeed their children.

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Appeal Denied for Six Activists Convicted Under AEPA

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Six members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty were convicted at a 2006 trial in New Jersey of conspiracy to violate the 1992 Animal Enterprise Protection Act. The law, since revised, aimed to protect animal research laboratories from illegal, sometimes violent protests. Tags: huntingdon animal enterprise protection act It was a 2-1 decision by the US Court of Appeals. From the Philadelphia Inquirer.

On Killing Cows to Save Elephants

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All the proceeds will benefit the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) conservation, which has rescued 11 baby and young-adult elephants since its inception in 2006.

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Ag Subsidies Cut for Scottish Landowner Using Pesticides

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It's the largest civil penalty imposed under EU legislation in which wildlife protection is a condition for receiving funds from the EU's Single Farm Payment Scheme. He owns the Glenogil estate in Angus and has suffered the largest ever financial penalty under European Union legislation that demands landowners protect wildlife to qualify for farm subsidies.

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Portuguese City Tries to End Killing of Strays

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This weekend Lagos Town Hall executives are expected to sign a landmark protocol drawn up in collaboration with animal protection association Cadela Carlota, in which it is decreed that the two organisations will endeavour to put a stop to the extermination of healthy unwanted and stray animals being held in the municipal kennel. Portugal is NOT known for its kindness to animals so this is a significant development for a Portuguese city. From the Portugal News Online.

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We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled.

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President Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder had been a Covington partner and a defender of Chiquita when the company was accused of hiring “assassination squads” in Colombia (Chiquita was found guilty, admitting that it had paid organizations listed by the US government as terrorist groups “for protection” and agreeing in 2004 to a $25 million fine). (3)

Cute of the day: Baby White Rhino!

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Their second calf, Dakari, was born in August 2006, and their third, Crash, was born in May 2008. TAMPA, Fla. November 12, 2008) – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomed a new baby white rhinoceros on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.

Why Is the Federal Government Awarding Contracts to a Company That Was Involved in Smuggling Primates?

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The International Primate Protection League was active in exposing and urging prosecution of this case. Worldwide Primates Inc. was started by Mathew Block to import primates into the US for animal experimentation. In 1993, he went to prison for smuggling baby orangutans. Despite this, it looks like this has been no barrier to his company getting federal contracts.

Environmental Groups Call For End To USDA Wildlife Killing

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The number of carnivores killed has also increased since 2005, which is of particular concern to conservation biologists, since these animals play vital roles in ecosystems; • Dangerous - Between 2002 and 2006, Wildlife Services failed several federal audits to safely inventory, store, and control access to chemical weapons, and in 2007 the agency itself admitted that it had experienced a “wake of accidents.” Environmental groups have called on Obama to get rid of the USDA's Dept.

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Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

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The column, which you can read here , is a call to arms to factory farmers to fight back against those individuals and organizations working to protect farm animals from the abuses inherent in factory farms. Recent victories by animal protection advocates have an increasing number of pro-factory-farming lobbyists worried about the future of animal agriculture. September 7, 2006, a bill banning the slaughter of horses for human consumption( H.R.

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