Humane Society's National Conference Announced

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Beartooth Humane Alliance

4 The Love Of Animals

I love this promotional video from the folks at Beartooth Humane Alliance in Montana! Beartooth Humane Alliance originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 9, 2010. A great sense of humor, and a good cause too!

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Rats help save humans.

4 The Love Of Animals

Rats help save humans. originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on April 25, 2010. Long before CAT scans, X-rays, blood samples and colonoscopies, physicians used the good sense they were born with: their sense of smell.

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Humans AND Monkeys Enjoy Television

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Tags: primate/human similarities animal research monkeys

On Nonhuman Animals and Human Babies

Animal Person

As long as the animals aren't on a farm or otherwise being used by humans, I love the idea of animals in the lives of babies. Human animals and nonhuman animals share many characteristics, but one trumps the rest: the capacity to feel pleasure and pain, boredom and frustration.

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Humane Society Puts Pressure on South Carolina's Bear Baying

Critter News

Armed with new undercover video of four such events, the Humane Society of the United States is pressuring state officials to explicitly outlaw the practice, which the organization says is effectively banned in every other state. Tags: animal cruelty blood sport south carolina humane society bears hunting Ugh, this is barbaric and right out of the dark ages. From the AP.

More Humane Method of Killing Chickens?

Critter News

I realize that the most humane method of treating chickens is to not kill them for food.BUT, as long as there is still a demand for their meat, PETA is advocating "Controlled-Atmosphere Killing" as an improvement over current methods of electric immobilization.

Humane Society's Explanation for Working with Michael Vick

Critter News

It's the Humane Society explaining why they teamed up with Michael Vick on his community service work. Tags: blood sport humane society Michael Vick dogfighting Found this piece from May 2009. I'm still torn about that, although I certainly understand their logic.

Ag's Reaction to Ohio Deal with Humane Society

Critter News

Yesterday, I raised the issue that some may think the Humane Society copped out by making a deal with Ohio agriculture and NOT bringing new animal welfare regulations to the ballot. Tags: ohio humane society farm animal welfare agriculture agribusiness Well, it looks like, on the other side, big agriculture and others of that ilk feel like Ohio ag itself made a deal with the devil by entering this agreement.

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Humane Society Ranks States in First-Time Report

Critter News

It's their first annual "humane state" report. Tags: humane society us Ohio, Mississippi, North Dakota, Idaho and South Dakota are at the bottom. California and New Jersey came out on top.

New Microchip Simulates Human Lung

Critter News

According to technewsdaily.com , this "lung on a chip" imitates the inner workings of a lung and could help lessen the need for animals as research subjects.

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SRI Denies Access to the Humane Society

Critter News

A Menlo Park research facility Monday refused to allow a humane society representative to check up on a monkey that bit a female lab worker the day before. SRI International officials said the lab worker is OK and because their facility is under federal oversight, the Peninsula Humane Society doesn't have to be given access to its research animals. Tags: animal research humane society primates If the incident is insignificant, then why deny access?

Humane Society Calls for Refuge for 9 Chimps

Critter News

This is the same place that was nailed by a Humane Society undercover investigation. The Humane Society wants 9 chimps that are not being "used" as part of experiments to be released to a sanctuary. Tags: chimpanzees animal research humane society chimp haven new iberia research center primates These chimps are currently at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s New Iberia Research Center.

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Humane Society Cites Abuses at University of Minnesota

Critter News

Media-Newswire.com) - The Humane Society of the United States has obtained government reports showing that the University of Minnesota has violated federal standards of care for animals in laboratories. Tags: animal research humane society university of minnesota All this stuff makes me sick. Don't give me that slop about universities being better than corporations.

Animal Diseases Poised to Spread to Humans

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The world is facing a growing threat from new diseases that are jumping the human-animal species barrier as a result of environmental disruption, global warming and the progressive urbanisation of the planet, scientists have warned. At least 45 diseases that have passed from animals to humans have been reported to UN agencies in the last two decades, with the number expected to escalate in the coming years. And people actually believe we've conquered nature?

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Are Dolphins Like Human Children?

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Scientists at Emory University think so.

Whales Share Some Human Traits, Study Shows

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As the future of whales once more comes under global debate, some scientists say the marine mammals are not only smarter than thought but also share several attributes once claimed as exclusively human. From the AFP. Self-awareness, suffering and a social culture along with high mental abilities are a hallmark of cetaceans, an order grouping more than 80 whales, dolphins and porpoises, say marine biologists.

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A Look at Humane Farming

Animal Ethics

Although the farmers can easily answer that their animals are treated more humanely whilst alive, their discomfort about being asked questions regarding the slaughter process is visually and audibly obvious. This is as humane as "humane farming" gets. After watching the film, the viewer can decide whether giving these animals a few weeks of "a relatively happy life" is humane enough to justify taking these animals' lives for products that no one needs

Salmon Threatened by Humans, Not Sea Lions

Critter News

Here's someone else who agrees with me that sea lions are not the true threat to salmon. She highlights dams, but that is only one of the four H's (hydro, harvest, habitat and hatcheries) that are obliterating this beautiful creature. I think this opinion is pretty wide-spread. It's just easier to kill sea lions that to break down dams.

VERY IMPORTANT POST! Humane Society Launches Whistleblowing Line for Chimpanzee Research

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The Humane Society has launched a confidential whistleblower hotline for employees of chimpanzee research laboratories to anonymously report alleged abuses. chimpanzee research laboratories, Humane Society newspaper advertisements and billboards urge anyone with information about poor treatment of chimpanzees or other animals in research facilities to call The HSUS’ confidential hotline: 1-866-293-HSUS. This is important. Pass it around. From the Advertiser.

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Why You Shouldn’t Watch the Kentucky Derby

Creature Talk

The horse racing engine will keep speeding along until we humans stand up and demand that it stop. The much-hyped Kentucky Derby will be taking place this Saturday, May 1st.

Why Do Animals Exist?

Creature Talk

I asked them why lions exist, since we don’t eat them (okay, maybe some humans eat lions, but I don’t think many). “So why do humans exist?&#. Those crops are then largely fed to “food animals&# , which are then slaughtered and fed to humans.

An Affront to the Idea of Family

Animal Person

I'm not one of those people who thinks family is composed of only humans or humans who are biologically related. That's one of the reasons adopting wasn't a stretch for me at all mentally.

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Another Depressing Oil Spill Story!

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A major environmental experiment is underway,” Ron Kendall, director of the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University, told AFP. Tags: marine life 2010 oil spill pollution Gulf of Mexico It's the "gift" that keeps on giving. From the Khaleej Times Online/AFP. Scientists studying the massive BP oil spill fear a decades-long, “cascading” effect on marine life that could lead to a shift in the overall biological network in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Top Ten Animal Stories of the Decade

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A list compiled by the Humane Society. Tags: humane society

Unexpected Farm Animal Deal in Ohio

Critter News

To me, it's another example of the Humane Society's growing savvy and clout in the US. Animal welfare groups led by the Humane Society of the United States have agreed to abandon a fall ballot issue against animal cruelty as part of a deal with state farm groups brokered by Gov. Tags: ohio humane society farm animal welfare I know many will disagree with me and say it's a cop-out, but I'll take what I can get. From the Associated Press.

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Steps Towards Ending Factory Farming?

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Tags: ohio eggs california humane society farm animal welfare factory farm

The Conflict Between Animal Welfare and Agribusiness

Critter News

It spotlights the Humane Society, but I think it's a pretty universal comparison. Tags: corporate lies humane society agriculture agribusiness This article pretty much sums up how the two agendas are simply at cross-purposes. Compassion is perceived to hurt profits.

Senator Maria Cantwell Receives Award for Animal Welfare Work

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Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) received the Humane Society’s Legislative Leader award for her leadership in protecting animals. The Humane Society of the United States cited Senator Cantwell’s efforts to improve marine mammal rescue capability, including such challenges as disentangling marine mammals from fishing nets. Tags: State of Washington legislation humane society congress us She is a US Senator from our home state of Washington.

On Veganism and Adoption

Animal Person

And though I have no human to compare Sky to (but I do have Emily, Violet and Charles!), My message for today is that I think that vegans should be promoting adoption of humans more than we do.

On SPECIESISM, by Joan Dunayer

Animal Person

environmentalists" would have to value the life of an Atlantic salmon more than the life of a human because, in environmental terms, there are too few Atlantic salmons and far too many humans. Despite human overpopulation and crowding, only nonhumans are said to "infest" an area (19).

On Betraying Your Family

Animal Person

Does he own the human members of his "family?" Does he really equate the cows with the human sentients in his family? Can the humans come and go as they please? Are the humans providing Brian with something he is profiting from (maybe hard work, he'd say), and when they stop he will kill them?

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Lucky Me!

4 The Love Of Animals

Be sure to license your new pet because if your dog or cat gets lost, the Humane Society can find you. Here is what you need to do: Leave a comment on this post before midnight on July 24, 2010. originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on July 16, 2010. Lucky Me.

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And Man Created Dog

4 The Love Of Animals

Comment before midnight on August 8, 2010. If humans were as varied as dogs we would range in height up to 22 feet tall and in weight more than 1,000 pounds. And Man Created Dog originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on August 2, 2010.

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On Indigenous People and Animals

Animal Person

But in my experience, humans will draw from anybody's history--or dig their heels deep into their own--in order to justify what they want to do: Eat animals because they enjoy the taste of them.

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On THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING

Animal Person

When I agreed to read and review Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson's THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING (Harper 2010), the regal Charles Hobson Booger, III was still with us. Masson tells Benjy's story--and Benjy stories--while explaining his theory about the mutual domestication of dogs and humans.

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Happy 50th Anniversary Jane Goodall Institute

4 The Love Of Animals

The purpose of her trip was to study the behavior of the resident chimpanzees in order to better understand humans. What she learned then added to our understanding of what means to be human.

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Bacon Bubble Buddy

4 The Love Of Animals

It’s a fun toy for both dog and human. Bacon Bubble Buddy originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on August 23, 2010. Another fun toy from Think Geek! Baby sure loved the Bacon Bubble Buddy.

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On Compassionate Bullets

Animal Person

Or to get struck by an automobile, die slowly, of failing internal organs, and be unfit for human consumption." After all, the goal is a corpse that is fit for human consumption, by the commenter's own admission. thinking about the ways in which the deers have a "BIG" human problem.

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On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

Animal Person

In the majority of cases, it is humans who are to blame for the plunging numbers of animals, and Corwin is very clear about the extent to which we have destroyed the world around us. When I was asked if I wanted to read Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS (Rodale 2009) I was ambivalent.

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01/02/09 Podcast Uploaded

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EXPLORER: Fatal Insomnia

4 The Love Of Animals

We don’t usually post about shows that are about humans (even though we love humans too), so you are probably wondering why we are sharing about an upcoming Explorer! Well, they are studying a very unique animal in hopes of helping humans overcome insomnia.

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On the Keeping of Endangered Fishes

Animal Person

would you see keeping these fish confined in an aquarium as a rescue effort or as a selfish act by humans that interferes with Nature?

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