Proposed Nebraska Legislation Angers Horse Activists

Critter News

Two bills introduced in the Nebraska Legislature are drawing fire from the largest animal advocacy organization in the world. Tyson Larson introduced LB 305 on Wednesday, which would create a state meat inspection program, which would in turn allow horse meat to be transported across state lines. He also introduced LB 306, otherwise known as the Livestock Animal Welfare Act. nebraska horses horse slaughterFrom the Lexington Clipper-Herald.

Why Do Animals Exist?

Creature Talk

This weekend I got into a rather passionate debate with some friends of friends about animal rights. One of them was pretty educated about the evils of factory farming, and said that she didn’t eat much meat because she had to know where it came from. I said that I think animals exist for their own purposes, not for ours. “To eat animals.&#. “Wait – so everything on this earth exists to either eat other animals or to be.

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Let’s Catch Up!

Creature Talk

It is a haunting, disturbing, thrilling, and often heartbreaking film about the dolphin trade and consequent slaughter in Japan. 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. It talks about the need for retirement homes, essentially, for these majestic animals.

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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! The University of Puerto Rico, an "1862" LGU founded in 1900, operates a slaughter facility killing small ruminants -- typically goats and sheep, cattle being large ruminants.