Animal Advocacy

Animal Ethics

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Let’s Catch Up!

Creature Talk

Alec Baldwin wrote a great piece for the Huffington Post about the vilification of Michael Vick, and how in a lot of ways it’s hypocritical of a lot of people – specifically, if you are a meat eater, a leather-wearer, and an animal user.

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Why Do Animals Exist?

Creature Talk

This weekend I got into a rather passionate debate with some friends of friends about animal rights. I said that I think animals exist for their own purposes, not for ours. “To eat animals.&#.

Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

Creature Talk

They are loving and loyal animals. Tags: Animal Welfare animal advocacy companion animals dogs pictures I get frustrated when people suggest that all Pit bulls are a danger to society.

Air Canada To Stop Shipping Lab Primates

Critter News

Animal advocacy groups have been lobbying for this for a while. Today, more than 40 animal advocacy organizations across Canada praised Air Canada for its recent decision to stop shipping non-human primates into the country for use in research laboratories. We applaud Air Canada for wanting to get out of the monkey business," said Brian Vincent, Coordinator of the CCAARE and Director of Stop UBC Animal Research. "We Excellent news!

Tom Regan (1938-2017), R.I.P.

Animal Ethics

Yesterday, the world lost its most powerful voice for animal rights, Tom Regan. Regan devoted his professional life to defending animal rights in his numerous books (including: T he Case for Animal Rights ; The Animal Rights Debate ; Animal Rights, Human Wrongs ; and Empty Cages ), in his countless articles and public lectures, and in his testimony before Congress. CAF’s grants help make possible the next generation of animal rights scholarship and artistry.

Don’t Kill Bill Event

4 The Love Of Animals

It entailed an aerial fabric performance (think Cirque du Soleil or that hotel commercial with the lady swinging from the drapes) set to beautiful music by animal advocate Marilyn Milano and a slide show about puppy mills and volunteering with rescues.

On "Animal Activism"

Animal Person

I've used the term "animal activism" lately as an experiment. I notice that if I use "animal rights activist" or anything with the word "rights" in it, because it's loaded and misunderstood, my listener often has an immediate bias of some kind. People have a relationship, whether or not they are aware, to the term "animal rights." I want to talk about why we shouldn't be using animals and that it's infinitely easier to be a vegan than it was 20 years ago.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

The animal advocacy group Compassion Over Killing has created a new website to bring attention to the fact that Morningstar Farms continues to use "battery eggs" from caged birds in their products. Hey Keith, I wanted to drop you a line on this because I thought it would be up your alley. Here is the link. The site specifically names Gardenburger as a company that does not used caged chickens to get the eggs for their products and links to Gardenburger's statement on the practice.

On Fighting for "Animal Rights"

Animal Person

A couple of years ago I wrote about whether it's a good use of my time to be a purist about the term "animal rights" when most of the world doesn't have the same understanding of the term as I do. would call HSUS an animal rights group (after all, HSUS doesn't even do that). Or how a paragraph would refer to animal rights and animal welfare as if they're interchangeable. Isn't my time better spent fighting for actual animal rights than the term "animal rights?".

Listen Today on WALO Radio

Animal Person

Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends! Today, March 30th, at 3:00 East Coast time, Susan Soltero of Puerto Rico will interview me live on the air at WALO Radio about Responsible Policies for Animals' 10,000 Years Is Enough campaign to get our universities out of the meat industry! Achieving humane treatment of animals is inconceivable with our big, popular universities teaching the opposite!

Chimpanzees are NOT “Pets”

Creature Talk

Travis, like all other chimps, no matter how many amazing “human-like&# behaviors they exhibit, are still wild animals who do not belong to anybody else, and who will undoubtedly revert back to their instincts eventually.