Humane Society University to Offer Courses in Fall 2009

Critter News

Undergraduate degrees and graduate certificates in animal studies, animal policy and advocacy, and humane leadership will begin in fall of 2009. Very cool! I've been looking for something like this for a long time. From the Humane Society's press release.

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BOCA to Stop Using Eggs by End of 2009

Critter News

On March 19, 2009 a company representative emailed Compassion Over Killing: "…I am pleased to let you know the BOCA brand will be eliminating eggs in all of its products by the end of this year. Totally missed this story from about a month ago. We anticipate all BOCA products will be egg free in 2010." By removing eggs from their ingredient list, BOCA is withdrawing financial support for factory farms that use battery-cages. They are striking a blow against the cruel egg industry.

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Trending Sources

2009 Animal Rights Conference Scheduled for July 16-20

Critter News

It's in Los Angeles this year.

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2009 is the Year of the Tiger

Critter News

With only 3,200 tigers left in the wild.

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New Podcast for Week Ending February 13, 2009

Critter News

In this week’s podcast ending February 13, 2010: **Britain’s Ministry of Defense defends its use of pigs as subjects in explosives testing; **an elephant expert argues for the closing of the elephant exhibit at the Toronto Zoo; **the State of Hawaii seeks to toughen penalties for dog fighting; **Animal rights groups protest the Canadian seal hunt in the shadow of the 2010 Olympics.

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On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

Animal Person

I immensely enjoyed "EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED" (even on the big screen) and eagerly anticipated "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer. His writing is beautiful, though I do have to admit that I haven't seen "shit" and its variations so frequently in one printed piece in quite a while.

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Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog

Creature Talk

This video just melts my heart. It is a great example of how loving and selfless non-human animals can be. The whole idea that so many people hold that says somehow humans have a monopoly on emotions kind of gets tossed out the window when you see something like this. We could all learn a little something from this Hero Dog! more about “ Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog - … “, posted with vodpod.

Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

Creature Talk

I get frustrated when people suggest that all Pit bulls are a danger to society. I work with someone, in fact, who is so prejudiced against these beautiful dogs, that she will leave a dog park with her dogs if a pit bull arrives.

What Matters to Animals…

Creature Talk

The weekend of June 13th and 14th I went to an animal rights conference in the Twin Cities called Their Lives, Our Voices. Much like last year, it was awesome. I took notes and hope to write a few entries on what I learned there.

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Let’s Catch Up!

Creature Talk

There have been SO many things I’ve wanted to write about lately, but I’ve let summer get the best of me and been a bad little blogger.

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Vegan Food & Adorable Wild Chickens in Hawaii

Creature Talk

At the end of April I went to Hawaii with my boyfriend and my family. We had such an amazing time, and I have meant to post some pictures ever since! Now it’s JUNE and here I am finally doing it. Anyway, there are still some wild chickens in Hawaii, and I snapped a few photos of them.

Want a Career in Animal Rights?

Creature Talk

Now might be your chance! Compassionate Action for Animals in Minneapolis, MN is now hiring!

Egypt Kills Thousands of Pigs for No Reason

Creature Talk

Source: NY Times online. The pig you see here being dangled by the leg is still just a baby, and by now he is already dead and thrown away for absolutely no reason, as are the rest of the 300,000 pigs in Egypt. According to the New York Times, “Egypt ordered the pig slaughter even though there hasn’t been a single case of swine flu there and no evidence that pigs have spread the disease.&# I find this so frustrating.

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Cute of the day: A bigger bed!

4 The Love Of Animals

originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 13, 2009. Yes, I do believe someone could use a bigger bed. Cute of the day: A bigger bed!

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Eating Eggs is Eating Cruelty

Creature Talk

Egg laying hens are arguably the most abused animals on today’s factory farms. More often than not, they are confined so tightly to wire cages that they cannot stretch their wings, clean themselves, turn around, or exhibit any of their normal behaviors at all.

Vegan Betty Crocker

Creature Talk

I never used to bake. Ever. I think there were 2 main things that kept me from baking: 1) baked goods only lead me to eating more junk food, and 2) eggs. Eggs gross me out - always have. Every time I would eat them in my pre-vegan days, I’d feel sick afterward.

Chimpanzees are NOT “Pets”

Creature Talk

Earlier this week a Connecticut woman was attacked by a 200 pound chimpanzee named Travis who had been kept as a pet for 14 years. The woman was friends with the chimp’s “owner&# , and was called to help coax him back indoors after he escaped using a key to unlock the front door.

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A Victory for Turkeys

Creature Talk

All too often even the most egregious cases of animal abuse go without any substantial punishment. This seems even more true when the victim is a “food&# animal. However, I saw some good news today that gives me some hope that times may be changing (slowly, but changing nonetheless).

IFAW in the Philippines

4 The Love Of Animals

IFAW in the Philippines originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 18, 2009.

Finally. Jasmine the Greyhound

Animal Person

I received this steadily for a month or two and still find it heartwarming. And for all of you naysayers, it was verified by Snopes. * In 2003, police in Warwickshire, England, opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog. It had been locked in the shed and abandoned.

Tiny Turtles

4 The Love Of Animals

The full story after the photo: SeaWorld Orlando Cares For Turtle Hatchlings – (August 24, 2009) – Aquarists at SeaWorld Orlando are providing round-the-clock care for three endangered loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings this week.

The Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guide, Dogs!

4 The Love Of Animals

Leave a comment on this post before midnight on Tuesday September 1, 2009. originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on August 25, 2009. The Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guide: Dogs (Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guides) is an awesome resource for all dog owners.

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The Best in Vegan Education

Animal Person

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Oh those dramatic animals!

4 The Love Of Animals

originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on November 4, 2009. Two funny videos to make you giggle! First up, the original “Dramatic Chipmunk&#. Second, the Geico Gecko’s take, a “Dramatic Gecko&#. Is your pet dramatic? Oh those dramatic animals!

On Atheism and Veganism

Animal Person

For me, atheism and veganism go hand-in-hand. Most of us were born to or adopted by people who eat animals and believe in a god, and that was all a mere accident of birth and/or geography. But something inside us (and perhaps prompted by something outside us) gradually (or quickly) questioned what was occurring. We questioned traditions and rituals surrounding food and clothing as well as worship and community.

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Getting Emotional

Creature Talk

Sometimes being an animal rights advocate is emotionally exhausting. Today is one of those days. Last night I was watching Animal Planet, as I often do, and the show was about polar bears in the wild. There was a mama polar bear and her 2 cubs who were not yet full grown, but also not tiny. Due to lack of food, a big male polar bear was following the threesome in the hopes that he could eat one of the cubs (apparently they will eat their own kind if they can’t find other food).

Little Fanaticos Soccer Dog Jerseys

4 The Love Of Animals

Little Fanaticos Soccer Dog Jerseys originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 6, 2009. Love soccer? Does your dog love it too? If so, then Little Fanaticos is the site for you! Just look at how adorable the soccer jersey for dogs looks on Baby the Maltese!

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Talking Animals

4 The Love Of Animals

Talking Animals originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 29, 2009. There is a really fun post about the 7 Greatest Talking Animals of All Time ! Check out the post to see all of them, but this was my favorite of the 7.

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Animal Rights Zone Launches Today

Animal Person

Today is the launch of. I'm excited to be a blogger for Animal Rights Zone because its target market is people who don't usually subscribe to blogs. Also, it has the added bonus of organizing my content better than I have.

How to Open a Banana

4 The Love Of Animals

How to Open a Banana originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on August 29, 2009. Want to know the most effective way to open a banana? Watch the “pros&# ! The primates know what their doing!

Cute of the Day: the bilby!

4 The Love Of Animals

originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on November 6, 2009. Outside of Australia, the bilby is a little-known animal that occasionally draws comparisons to Star Wars’ Yoda character.

Online Survey on Ethics and Animals

Animal Person

The survey is at EthicsAndAnimals.questionpro.com , and its closing date has been extended to Monday, July 13, 2009. The results will be first presented and discussed at the 12th International Vegan Festival, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 22-25, 2009 (more about it here ). A new survey is getting the attention of many within the global animal protection community.

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Home 4 The Holidays

4 The Love Of Animals

Home 4 The Holidays originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on December 21, 2009.

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Giveaway: FlexPet

4 The Love Of Animals

Giveaway: FlexPet originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on August 17, 2009. You may remember our post awhile back about a great product called FlexPet. Well, if your dog suffers from arthritis or joint pain, this giveaway is for you!

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On Going Vegan

Animal Person

First I have to say that my husband and I were in our courtyard last night, with wine, vegan pizza with shiitakes, portobellos and chanterelles (still working through that five-pound bag of Daiya cheese), and Diana Krall playing. It was about 8:30 and we had seen 100+ kids in search of treats.

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“You Want Farm Animals to Go Extinct!”

Creature Talk

This is one of my favorite responses from omnivores when they find out that I would love it if the whole world stopped eating animals. “But what would we do with all the animals that are currently on farms? They’d have to die–we can’t possibly keep them all around if they’re going to serve no purpose.* Is that what you want? You want all the farm animals to just die ?&#. Um…okay, really?

Baby the Maltese turns 6!

4 The Love Of Animals

originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on December 4, 2009. We want to know, do you celebrate you pets birthdays? We celebrated the birthday of Baby the Maltese. She turned 6! Of course we had treats, socks, and lots of cuddles. Cutest moment of the day?

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For Your Health, the Planet & the Animals: VBM

Animal Person

I recently watched Earthlings and cried the whole way through. There has to be something I can do to reduce all of the suffering of the animals we use as food, I thought. And then I read THE CHINA STUDY and was shocked to learn how unhealthy the Standard American Diet is--even cow's milk, which I thought I should be having three servings of per day! And you know how concerned I am about water on Planet Earth.

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Cute of the day: The Real Energizer Bunny

4 The Love Of Animals

Cute of the day: The Real Energizer Bunny originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 30, 2009. This video has had me smiling for days! Love the bun!

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On Humane Societies and Calf-Roping

Animal Person

And in all cases where there is something held sacred today for the simple reason that it was held sacred yesterday, the people with the voices and the dollars have to stand up and say: This is 2009 and we are better than this.

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Good Idea: Bug Bam Dog Tags!

4 The Love Of Animals

originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 13, 2009. Even though it’s turning to fall in our neck of the woods, I have still noticed the ever annoying mosquito out and about. That is why I think that these are such a good idea!

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Greyhound Racing to End in Rhode Island

Animal Person

As you may have heard ( here and here are two of Stephanie's posts on the matter), Rhode Island legislators were going to hold a special session to prevent Twin River from shutting down live racing.

Forget About Equal, How About Alive

Animal Person

You may have seen "Dog," posted by Stephanie. If not, here it is. When I saw " From Science, Plenty of Cows but Little Profit " this morning in the New York Times , I immediately thought of "Dog."

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