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On Betraying Your Family

Animal Person

You say that "Family Farms do not exist and that they don't care about their animals." Allow me to suggest an answer: It looks like Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary or Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary or Maple Farm Sanctuary or another place where animals are rescued from certain betrayal and death, often under the guise of "love" and "family." For more on the "love" animal farmers have for "their" animals, see also On Compassionate Carnivores and Betrayal.

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Toronto Zoo's Remaining Elephants to Go to Sanctuary

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Not only is Toronto closing its elephant exhibit, but the City Council voted to send the remaining elderly elephants to the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) sanctuary instead of another zoo. zoos canada animal sanctuary toronto elephantsThis is excellent news.

Silent Auction to Benefit Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

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Attempted Delay in Toronto Elephants Transfer to Sanctuary

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The zoo keepers at the Toronto are desperately trying to get the City Council to reconsider its decision to move three aging elephants to a sanctuary. canada zoo animal sanctuary toronto elephantsThey presented the Council with a petition with 1,100 signatures.

Bob Barker Funds Space for HIV-Infected Chimps

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Retired game-show host and animal rights advocate Bob Barker is opening a new area for five HIV-infected chimpanzees at a sanctuary in northwestern Louisiana. louisiana chimpanzees Bob Barker chimp haven animal sanctuary primates medical researchAs I've often said, Bob Barker is a good man. From The Washington Post.

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Fight Continues to Release Lucy the Elephant

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Here's an update on the battle to release the Lucy the Elephant to a sanctuary. Tags: zoos animal sanctuary elephants She is the lone elephant at the Edmonton Zoo in Alberta, Canada.

Awesome Pig Sanctuary

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Pigs Peace Sanctuary is a wonderful place. They rescue farm pigs and pot-bellied pigs,farm animals, dogs, cats, you name it. Tags: animal sanctuary pot-bellied pigs We've visited it.

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Bob Barker Offers to Pay to Move Canadian Elephants to Sanctuary

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I hope, when I reach their age, I'm as active and effective as Bob Barker and Betty White are in the animal rights movement. Legendary game show host Bob Barker says it will cost $200,000 to move three elephants from the Toronto Zoo to a California sanctuary, and he doesn't mind paying for it himself. Toronto city council voted in October to move the elephants to a facility run by PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society) near Galt, Calif.,

Sanctuary Founder Arraigned on Hit-and-Run Death

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As this article notes, as sad as this is, it's only going to spur accusations that animal lovers are also unfeeling human haters. I hope the sanctuary animals find good homes. Tags: animal sanctuary In other words, we are abominations within our species. It's a load of BS though. But most of us are used to it and can take it. But, again, it's a sad story for the victim and the accused. Even worse, the accused appears to have tried to cover up the hit-and-run.

Followup: Some Zoo Keepers Fighting to Stop Elephant Transfer to Sanctuary

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War has erupted between Toronto Zoo elephant keepers and the animal rights group helping to co-ordinate a move of three aging elephants to a California sanctuary. Zoocheck Canada’s Julie Woodyer told the Star she has rescinded an offer to pay for one of the dozen keepers to fly to the PAWS sanctuary this weekend with her and two councillors, Michelle Berardinetti and Raymond Cho. zoos canada animal sanctuary toronto elephantsExcepted from the Toronto News.

Horse Rescue Group Blogging from Marysville, WA

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Happy Chimpanzees!

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Here is a Thanksgiving video of the seven chimpanzees at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. Tags: chimpanzees State of Washington animal sanctuary primates Very heartwarming.

Rescue Spotlight: Best Friends Parrot Garden

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The Parrot Garden is a special spot at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Luckily, the … Continue reading → The post Rescue Spotlight: Best Friends Parrot Garden appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. Pet birds often end up losing their homes, just like dogs and cats. Many of them have special needs, especially because of their long life spans.

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Escaped Cow Goes to Sanctuary

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A cow that escaped from a slaughter house in NY City has been allowed to go to an animal sanctuary. Tags: meat animal rescue Slaughterhouse cows meatpacking

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Latest News on Best Friends' Haiti Efforts

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I hope one day to leave a bunch of money to help animals in such horrible conditions. In the meantime, direct from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Tags: developing countries Haiti animal rescue Best Friends earthquake Of course, I have to figure out how to earn that money first :-).

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Prominent Canadian Attorney Takes Up Cause of Lucy the Elephant

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Canadian Defense attorney Clayton Ruby has taken up the cause of getting Lucy the elephant released to an animal sanctuary. Clayton Ruby is famous for getting the wrongfully convicted out of jail. Now, the high-profile criminal lawyer will work to free a different kind of jailbird -- Lucy the elephant -- from a different kind of cage: Edmonton's Valley Zoo. "I I have been retained to look into the Lucy problem and find a solution," Ruby confirmed yesterday.

Bubbles the Chimp Resurfaces

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Apparently, Bubbles is now 26 years old and living at an animal sanctuary. But I thought he was at an animal sanctuary? I had forgotten all about Michael Jackson and his chimp Bubbles whom he rescued from a research facility. He got too aggressive to live with Jackson's kids. This is not surprising. Chimpanzees, like Travis the chimp who mauled the woman in Connecticut, are not meant to be family pets.

Beagles Rescued from Bankrupt Lab

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On Friday, the beagles — owned by a research facility in New Jersey whose parent pharmaceutical company went into bankruptcy — were released to the care of animal rescue groups that, after socializing them, hope to adopt them out as family pets. Best Friends Animal Society headquartered in Kanab, Utah, and Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary, based in Middletown, N.Y., Tags: animal research dogs Best Friends animal laboratories Good news! From ohmidog!

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On Food for the Soul

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His passion and compassion for humans is immense, but he appears to have some kind of mental block with nonhuman animals. He romanticizes his childhood usage of animals as if that was the right way to do it , and he longs for those days. The animals were still bred and raised for slaughter, but evidently in some kind of soulful way we don't really hear about. Kristof writes of the "decent and varied lives" that small farms provide animals with.

Washington Town to Become Horse Slaughter Capital?

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Stanwood is right near where we live in Seattle and, sadly, home to Pigs Peace Animal Sanctuary which rescues all kinds of animals. The story, by author and animal rights activist Ernest Dempsey calls Stanwood, Washington “Death Row for horses” because of the location not far away of a “major buying station, collection point and feedlot for U.S. pigs peace animal sancturay State of Washington horses horse slaughter agriculture meatpacking

Organizations Putting Animals First

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Thankfully, there are some organizations out there that make it their business to look after and care for our animal counterparts. Proving that society’s conscience hasn’t been completely compromised, these companies and their employees make it a point to put animals first. Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Formed in 2007, this organization seeks to promote the humane treatment of animals by promoting effective animal sanctuary management.

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Finally. Jasmine the Greyhound

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In an act of kindness, the police took the dog, which was a Greyhound female, to the nearby Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, run by a man named Geoff Grewcock and known as a willing haven for Animals abandoned, orphaned or otherwise in need. Geoff and the other sanctuary staff went to work with two aims to restore the dog to full health, and to win her trust. No-one remembers now how it began, but she started welcoming all Animal arrivals at the sanctuary.

The Best in Vegan Education

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Other than being a vegan, the most important actions you can take to help animals who are used for food are: Give generously to organizations that help those sentient nonhumans directly, such as Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary , Maple Farm Sanctuary , Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary and Eastern Shore Sanctuary. Tribe of Heart ) have managed to leave the viewer no option that includes eating animals.

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On Children's Books, Introverts & Films

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Next, a fellow introvert e-mailed me describing herself as extremely awkward socially as well as invisible and having social anxiety, and asking where/how she might be useful to the animal rights movement. Working or volunteering at an animal sanctuary or shelter or participating (or starting) a Trap-Neuter-Release effort, maybe? and What does the market/world/animals need?

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Dogtown: So Far So Good

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I just watched episode 1, season 1, of Dogtown , the National Geographic Channel TV show about Dogtown at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT. I remember posting last summer about an abused pit bull mother who was euthanized by our animal shelter for being food-aggressive. If we expend the money and energy on "rehabilitating" hardened criminals, then why can't we do so with animals. I think food aggression is just an excuse to make space for the next animal.

Beggin’ Pet Parade

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Not only is it a lot of fun, but the $10 entry fee supports Open Door Animal Sanctuary! If you are in St. Louis, MO this weekend, check out the Beggin’ Pet Parade on Sunday! See adorable pooches, kitties, and people all decked out for Mardi Gras fun. On Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, thousands of well-dressed pets and their owners will express their Love for the Smell of Bacon, this year’s theme, while marching through the streets of Soulard during the 19th annual Beggin’® Pet Parade.

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Sowing the Seeds of Veganism

Animal Person

I was thinking about the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary calendar of rescued animals photographed by Deb Durant that's on my refrigerator. It's on the refrigerator, but when you open the refrigerator door you'll see nothing that came from the animals in the calendar. No animal secretion smells, nothing that's dripping bloody liquid. Websites can be seeds if they don't promote animal products while saying animals aren't ours to use; I find that confusing.

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November is. Awareness Month

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Here's my attempt to bring it all together in an Animal Person post. As a vegan, part of what I believe is that bringing animals onto this planet to use them as food or as pets isn't ethical. The concept of creating when you can adopt is the same with people and animals, yes, but desiring and creating an animal as a pet isn't exactly the same when you unpack it all. And the production of her insulin (Vetsulin) involved the use of animal products (from pigs).

Good Idea: FlexPet

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And, for the month of August FlexPet , is running an awesome promotion on behalf of Best Friends Animal society! Every FlexPet customer will receive a year membership to the Best Friends Animal Society which helps provide a year of quality care for an animal at the sanctuary. It also entitles members to the following: A subscription to Best Friends magazine, the most popular general interest companion animal magazine in the nation.

An Affront to the Idea of Family

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Families, so the commercials go, don't engage in untoward aspects of animal husbandry that might hurt the cows. Families are just as capable of horrendous policies toward animals as anyone else. Their goal is to make a profit from the breeding and slaughter of animals. Just ask former cattle rancher Howard Lyman , who is now a vegan and animal rights activist. My daughter has given me an extra layer of sensitivity regarding the treatment of female animals.

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