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Animal Ethics

I buy pasture-raised meat, milk and eggs from local farmers who I know personally, because the animals are healthier than industrially raised animals, and I find that the quality is better. 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.

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Organic Food

Animal Ethics

If organically raised fish suffer less than nonorganically raised fish, it is an accident, morally speaking. I'm not saying that there is no correlation between an animal being organically raised and it being treated in a morally permissible way; I'm saying that any such correlation is contingent rather than necessary. Here is a New York Times editorial opinion about organic fish. The Times argues that the concept of organic food does not apply to wild animals.

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On the blog Animal Ethics (which I visited because of your reference to it) is the sentence "Let us temporarily assume for the sake of argument that it would be permissible to eat the flesh of an animal who was raised humanely and killed entirely painlessly." Keith: What I call "editorializing by adverb" is the practice of inserting an adverb into a statement to make an assertion without seeming to make an assertion.

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Vegetarianism and IQ

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If they are at all informed about modern animal agricultural practices, they know that raising animals intensively in factory farms greatly increases the amount of animal suffering in the world. According to this study published today in the British Journal of Medicine , "Higher IQ at age 10 years was associated with an increased likelihood of being vegetarian at age 30."

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The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

Animal Ethics

There is no need for infants to be raised on cow's milk formulas. In my earlier post "Children and Heart Disease" available here , I noted that, in the seventh and final edition of Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: A Handbook for Parents of the Developing Child from Birth to Adolescence , Dr. Benjamin Spock no longer recommends feeding animal products to children after two years of age.

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Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

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But the wrongness and vileness of factory farming does not show that eating meat is morally wrong, because it is theoretically possible to raise animals outdoors in idyllic settings, to give them wonderful, enjoyable, rich lives, and then after 6 months to a year of such blissful existence, to kill them entirely painlessly. Since it would not be wrong to eat the flesh of animals raised in that manner, eating meat is not morally wrong! [As are raised in cruel, inhumane factory farms.

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Mad Cow Disease Appears in California

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since 2006 and was discovered in only three instances before then. Beef cattle are raised in nearly every California county. Potentially bad news for California Agriculture. Read the full story here at the LA Times. The reemergence of mad cow disease, discovered in a California dairy cow, could have major implications for the state’s meat industry, even though officials have said that the human food supply is unaffected. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy hasn’t been found in U.S.

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San Francisco Zoo Struggles After Tiger Attack

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The zoo made major changes to its emergency-response procedures, including raising the wall of the tiger grotto, found to be about 4 feet shorter than what national standards recommend. Insurance companies and the city settled lawsuits in conjunction with the fatal mauling and a 2006 attack of a zookeeper who was assaulted by the same tiger during a public feeding. Things have been tough at the San Francisco Zoo after Tatiana the Siberian tiger attacked those three people in 2007.

Note to Those Wanting Promotion: Pay Attention

Animal Person

By encouraging people to bake with higher welfare eggs (as well as organic milk, butter and chocolate) vital funds will be raised to campaign against battery cages. But that was back in 2006. We bloggers often get e-mails from individuals and organizations in search of promotion. And that's fine, as we all want to spread the news of fantastic work that needs support. Case in point: AnimalEquality.

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Animal Person

I was told by a Panamanian bank vice president, “Every multinational knows that if Honduras raises its hourly rate, the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean will have to follow. In throwing out Zelaya they are sending frightening messages to all the other presidents who are trying to raise the living standards of their people.”

Animals Have Personalities? No WAY!

Animal Person

When I started blogging in May of 2006 I was very snarky. While other people might trade barbs or even turn to fisticuffs, I'd dig deep for the most hurtful thing I could say, in the fewest words, and deliver it without even raising my voice. Snark defined blogging back then. And of course, as a (pop) culture whose sensibility has been formed by The Onion and The Daily Show , it's no wonder. My snarkiness increased, and turned into ranting, but then ranting for some reason got old.

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Roger Scruton on the Duty to Eat Meat

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Where there are conscientious carnivores, however, there is a motive to raise animals kindly. Roger Scruton, A Political Philosophy [London and New York: Continuum, 2006], 61-3 [italics in original A great number of animals owe their lives to our intention to eat them. And their lives are (or can easily be made to be) comfortable and satisfying in the way that few lives led in the wild could possibly be.

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Awkward Fostering

4 The Love Of Animals

Especially it is associated with dogs, which may raise kids of other species and even of scary and dangerous representatives of wildlife! In 2006, in Yalta private zoo (Ukraine) two white lions were left without mother’s care. It turns out that people are not the only ones, who can adopt children – animals are good at this as well.

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Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

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On November 7, 2006, Arizonans voted overwhelmingly, by 62 percent, in favor of Proposition 204, to ban the cruel and intensive confinement of veal calves and pregnant pigs on industrialized factory farms. The proposition outlaws raising pregnant sows in gestation crates and raising calves in veal crates , making Arizona the first state in the Union to ban veal crates. September 7, 2006, a bill banning the slaughter of horses for human consumption( H.R.

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The Emotional Lives of Animals

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In June 2006, Jane and I visited a chimpanzee sanctuary near Girona, Spain. Tika and her longtime mate, Kobuk, had raised eight litters of puppies together and were enjoying their retirement years in the home of my friend, Anne. Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. by Marc Bekoff. Scientific research shows that many animals are very intelligent and have sensory and motor abilities that dwarf ours.