Smooches for Pooches campaigns help shelter pets find true love!

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‘Picture Me @ Home’ provides animal shelters with turnkey marketing campaigns to help increase adoptions, community support and donations in February! Animal shelters need … Continue reading → The post Smooches for Pooches campaigns help shelter pets find true love! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs people helping animals

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"Happy Cows" Campaign in California Under Fire

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California dairy farmers have an ad campaign that cows are just darn happy on their factory farms. california advertising cows PETA farm animal welfare dairyPETA is not convinced. This article about the situation appears in the Merced Sun-Star which is from my home county of Merced!

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Purina Pro Plan #MyGreatCat campaign helps feed rescue cats in need!

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Purina Pro Plan is kicking off a social donation campaign, driven by cat photos! The post Purina Pro Plan #MyGreatCat campaign helps feed rescue cats in need! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats events people helping animals You can help feed cats waiting in rescues, and all you have to do is share your cat photos on social media using the #MyGreatCat hashtag!

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Celebrities Joining in Campaign Against Marine Animal Captivity

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This article claims that Raul Julia's son is recruiting celebrities to help end the captivity of marine animals. Tags: captivity marine animals entertainment Supposedly these celebrities include actors Johnny Depp and Wesley Snipes, singer Elton John and rapper RZA. I'm sorry, but considering Wesley Snipes' serious tax problems, is he a help for the cause? But I would be thrilled if Johnny Depp signed on. He's one of my favorite actors.

Biomedical Foundation Launches Campaign to Show Animal Research is Grrrrrrreat!

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The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced today it has launched a one-year national animal research education campaign. Since 2004, public support for humane animal research to advance human and animal health has fallen 10 points. The ResearchSaves campaign is designed to counter this drop in public support for biomedical research. "As Tags: animal research corporate lies medical research biotech From their press release.such BS.

German Court Bans PETA "Holocaust" Campaign

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PETA wants to run a campaign that compares factory farming to the Holocaust. The German constitutional court has ruled that animal rights organisation PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) must end its campaign in which it draws a comparison between the Holocaust and industrial farming. Touchy subject there in Germany.

Happy Campaign for Throw Aways

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cute video people helping animalsMegan Blake and her dog have taken the Flash Mob idea to new heights, using it to spread the word for pet adoption! We love that she did this, and if you would like to know more about her and the work she is doing you can visit her Megan Hearts Pets website or her YouTube channel where you can see all of the videos.

Australian Animal Rights Campaign to Help Calves

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ANIMAL rights groups have begun a campaign against the dairy industry's treatment of bobby calves. Animals Australia has a video on its website showing calves being roughly dragged off utes and thrown to the ground. RSPCA scientific officer (farm animals) Melina Tensen said there had been no independently funded research into the effects of leaving calves unfed for 30 hours. australia calves cows farm animal welfare

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. Through heart-wrenching rescues, informative awareness campaigns and much more, they are striving to make a difference in the world for those that don’t have a voice.

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Animal Rights Activists Jailed in Europe

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They are members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC). The group had targeted about 40 firms as part of an international conspiracy to force the closure of Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), an animal research laboratory based near Cambridge. The members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) posted hoax parcel bombs to staff and offices, carried out criminal damage, threatened violence and made abusive phone calls, Winchester Crown Court was told.

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Animal Researchers' Emotional Blackmail

Critter News

Here's a succinct letter to the editor that summarizes the emotional blackmail propogated by animal researchers. The million dollar ad campaign by the Foundation for Biomedical Research (“Critical research,” Nov. It is all about convincing us that a cure for everything is just around the corner as long as we keep funding their animal research gravy train. Tags: animal research drug companies medical research

Book Chronicles History of Animal Rights

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The Longest Struggle: Animal Advocacy from Pythagoras to PETA by Norm Phelps came out in 2007. In a brisk, readable narrative, The Longest Struggle traces the campaigns of animal rights pioneers like Henry Spira, Alex Hershaft, and Ingrid Newkirk, as well as leaders who have come more recently on the scene like Heidi Prescott, Karen Davis, and Bruce Friedrich. Tags: animal rights

ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public.

10,000 Birds

If you wrote to Tennessee in the 10,000 Birds campaign this winter, you can cut and paste your letter, changing “Tennessee&# to “Kentucky.&# Her writing is based on keen observation of animal and human behavior, and she likes to interweave solid natural history information with larger philosophical themes to challenge and inspire the reader. we allow limited (by season and bag limits) hunting on populations of game animals that can sustain it.

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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.

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Angel Tree Campaign To Help Homeless Pets at 70 Shelters

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You can help pets in need through the month of December by donating food, supplies or cash which will then benefit more than 70 community animal shelters across the U.S. Beneficiaries range from large animal shelters like the Central Florida SPCA and the Southside Animal Shelter in Indianapolis to small rescue groups like Save a Dog in Texas and Big Fluffy Dog Rescue in Massachusetts. holidays people helping animals

Sea Shepherd to be in Animal Planet

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Whale Wars will air on Animal Planet in early 2009. During Sea Shepherd’s Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign: Operation Migaloo in 2007/08, Animal Planet had a camera crew on board a campaign that saved the lives of nearly 500 whales, leaving the Japanese fleet with less then half of their quota and costing them tens of millions of dollars. I don't get animal planet, but hopefully I can find it on Pirate Bay or someplace after it airs.

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Northwestern University NOT Signing HSUS Pledge to Prevent Pain in Lab Animals

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The Humane Society began a campaign in March 2008 to get 600 university presidents to sign a pledge to prevent severe pain and distress in animals used in research. Tags: university research animal experimentation humane society medical research animal resear So far only 37 presidents have signed it. HSUS is now attempting to reach students through Facebook. Here's a campus article about Northwestern University , one of the schools that have NOT signed.

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Join us in the effort to Save Them All

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When Best Friends Animal Society reached out to us to help spread the word about their new campaign, we couldn’t wait to help. Best Friends, the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and … Continue reading → The post Join us in the effort to Save Them All appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs people helping animals

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Want a Career in Animal Rights?

Creature Talk

Compassionate Action for Animals in Minneapolis, MN is now hiring! Compassionate Action for Animals is a nationally-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Minneapolis, MN focused on eliminating cruelty to animals through vegetarian outreach, education, and community building. CAA volunteers lead all our campaign efforts and daily operations. The Director of Volunteer Programs is responsible for engaging and empowering volunteers to make a difference for animals.

Are Farm Animals Usually Killed in a Humane Manner?

Critter News

He asked whether cows, chickens, sheep and some of the other animals that we eat are usually treated and killed in a humane manner. The meat industry will say yes, of course, all animals are treated and killed humanely. For some people, it is inhumane to eat meat in any situation, no matter how well the animal is treated prior to and during slaughter. For other people, “humane” means it is okay to eat the animal as long as the following conditions are met: 1.

Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

Animal Person

In " 'Animal Rights:' Pernicious Nonsense for Both Law & Public Policy ," Massachusetts attorney and "sportsman" Richard Latimer is on the mark with some concepts, and way off with others. However, both his perceptions and misconceptions are based on: 1) observing the work of PeTA and HSUS; and 2) the assumption that those two organizations are in the same category--"animal rights." Now, I know you're saying: That's not what animal rights is.

When conservation and animal rights collide

10,000 Birds

In responding to Suzie’s post defending wildlife rehabilitation I began to think again about the areas in which animal rights and animal welfare overlap with the field of conservation, and the ways in which they don’t. Not from an environmental perspective but from a “don’t you like animals?” If you like animals you will generally not want them to suffer and you won’t want them to go extinct. Conservation Animal Rights

The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

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I recently got an email from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. They are pioneering legislation in California to make public animal abuse registries. The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) today announced an effort aimed at creating public registries in each state of anyone convicted of felony animal abuse. sexual abuse, and animal fighting as well as neglect (such as hoarding). Vikki Kittles : Since 1982, Kittles has been run out of four states for hoarding animals.

Some Good News In NJ Farm Animals Case

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Thanks to Farmed Animal Net for this information from August 8. In a unanimous decision, New Jersey’s Supreme Court rejected a broad challenge by animal protection advocates to the state’s rules on the care of farmed animals) but struck down regulations that regard husbandry practices as being “humane” merely because they are routine. Department of Agriculture (NJDA) was ordered to readdress a number of its mandated standards for farmed animal treatment.

On What the Animal Ag Alliance Thinks of Us

Animal Person

Through all of the damage control and message-neutralizing I have to do due to PeTA campaigns or someone lumping me with PeTA--or the HSUS, for that matter--I always remember that the real enemy of my cause is someone who wants to convince the world that there is nothing wrong with using animals when we have no need to and who profits from the "production" and slaughter of sentient nonhumans. I wish their mission was to end animal agriculture.

Help Release Chimps from Medical Research

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Project R&R is a campaign of the New England Anti-Vivisection Society. Tags: chimpanzees animal research animal cruelty vivisection anti-cruelty medical research Visit this site.

Dog Wants a Kitty

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Founded by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), the PAL campaign is designed to demonstrate the joys and benefits of responsible pet ownership and encourage increased animal adoption. cute video dogs people helping animals For more information visit PAL online at or [link].

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From the Animal Rights Action Network re: Greyhounds

Animal Person

Brief commentary follows this e-mail I received regarding greyhounds, animal rights and Ireland. Back then I was a young child and never thought any different about greyhounds or indeed any other animal. Today it is a different situation, i learned from then about respecting animals and my life has been devoted to ending their suffering and torment. Need reminding why cruelty to animals is wrong?

Annual Animal Care Gala in NYC

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Animal Care and Animal Planet Co-Host the Annual ANIMAL CARE Gala Fundraiser on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at PACHA New York. Animal Care & Control of New York City is pleased to announce their second annual fundraising gala, which will be co-hosted by the popular cable network Animal Planet. The cast from Animal Planet’s series “Underdog to Wonderdog” will also be on hand for the festivities as well as radio personality Maria Milito from New York’s Q1043.

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On Dolphins as a Gateway to Animal Rights

Animal Person

The way I see it, there are three camps on this one: People who think that dolphins or Great Apes or chimps could function as a gateway to other animals getting rights. You could be for or against animal rights and believe the gateway theory. which animals and why, what characteristic/s and whose definition of them, just to name a few)? Would you actually actively campaign against rights for some species? My life-as-a-tweeter is less and less significant these days.

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Tex For Mayor 2014

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Read all about Tex’s campaign and initiatives at [link] , and then be sure to cast your vote for Tex. Votes are cast October 1-21 by making a donation to Salt Lake County Animal Services, benefiting their injured animal fund (American Dog Rescue Foundation, Tex’s main election supporter, is making a $1 donation on behalf of each voter who is unable to donate to the Fund either due to financial or geographic reasons while designated funds last).

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Majority Rules in the Language of Animal Rights

Animal Person

The animal rights movement, such as it is, is experiencing somewhat of a crisis of usage. I feel for the purist also with regard to the terms "animal rights" and "abolition." I recently read a very-lengthy, round-and-round discussion that I had the good sense to not participate in, that devolved into whether or not an individual was an abolitionist, and such discussions have occurred right here at Animal Person back when I quite frankly asked for them.

Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record by Errol Fuller is one of these books. Lost Animals is a book about what was lost and witnesses to the loss—how the bird or mammal was viewed, often for the last time, through the lens of a camera. The idea of Lost Animals was conceived after the publication of Extinct Birds (2001), a 400-page, four-pound book on 75 extinct species. Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record.

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Pets Add Life; Guinea Pig Interview

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PAL recently started a great pledge campaign on their Facebook page. This post is sponsored by the Pets Add Life campaign and the American Pet Products Association. cats cute video dogs people helping animals rescuesWe were laughing out loud when we watched this interview of Rory the guinea pig! “Have you seen what turtles can do?” ” he asks, but more importantly he will let you know the real reason why being an only pet isn’t much fun!

You can help Angels in Fur Dog Rescue with just a click!

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The campaign will run from July 30th to August 31st to donate up to 5,000 pounds of food to this very special group. We’re a non-profit organization that is solely supported by donations so we truly appreciate every LIKE received for this campaign!”. people helping animalsNatural Balance has teamed up with Angels in Fur Dog Rescue to donate one pound of food for each new “LIKE” on the Natural Balance Facebook page ( ).

#LightForPets Remember Me Thursday

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By uniting animal lovers across the world on one very special day, we can help raise awareness about animal adoption, and hopefully save the lives of more pets. If they don’t know about the campaign, tell them about it! The post #LightForPets Remember Me Thursday appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs events people helping animals This Thursday, you can be a light for pets waiting in shelters.

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Hal Herzog's "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat"

Animal Person

Hal Herzog’s “ Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat ” (Harper 2011), though fascinating, is ultimately depressing for vegans and animal rights activists. Over at Animal Rights and AntiOppression , we’ve been discussing tactics and sharing our thoughts and experiences about what works and doesn’t work when it comes to advocacy. Well, as it turns out neither a trip to a slaughterhouse nor killing an animal yourself is powerful enough to make people go vegan.

2011 172

Another Critical Article Directed at CITES

Critter News

The CITES irresponsible treatment of marine animals made it to Huffington Post too. This article is by the President of the Blue Frontier Campaign. Tags: CITES united nations marine animals Japan endangered species I'm glad others share my disgust with CITES and the UN. Hopefully, regular citizens will read this and not just other activists. (I I forwarded an article about this to my book club members. Knowing them, I bet they were hoping for fish and chips instead!).

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Stamps to the Rescue

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We love Ellen, not only is she funny and positive, but she has a big heart for animals (especially the ones needing rescue)! This campaign continues the Postal Service’s 50+ year tradition of raising awareness of serious social issues with special commemorative stamps. The sad fact is that every year, 6 million to 8 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters and, of that number, nearly half are euthanized. Tags: news people helping animals Stamps to the Rescue

2010 172

Dutch May Ban Kosher Slaughter of Livestock

Critter News

This could halt production of kosher and halal meat in the Netherlands – and lead to similar campaigns in other European countries. However, Jewish and Islamic groups which can prove animals do not suffer more during ritual killing than in an ordinary slaughterhouse will be able to apply for permits. kosher Slaughterhouse cows livestock farm animal welfare Netherlands

Proposition 2 Poll

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As the quarterly campaign finance period closed today, the YES! on Prop 2 campaign reports a tidal wave of voter and donor support from Californians backing the effort to stop the cruel and inhumane treatment of animals on industrial factory farms. In contrast, the donations raised by the No on Prop 2 campaign have come from a handful of corporate factory farming interests—most from out of state and many which are embroiled in a national price-fixing scandal.

Frog Leg Pizza?

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Animal rights campaigners in the UK aren't too happy with the Eco restaurant chain's new frog leg pizza. I suspect this dish won't be on the menu very long. Here is a link to their website

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Blog the Change

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Today is Blog the Change day, a special day where bloggers write about animal causes near and dear to them. So today I want to tell you about my personal favorite, Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends Animal Society is guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us. Best Friends’ No More Homeless Pets campaign has done so much to help bring shelter and rescue pets into the forefront, but there is still so much to do.

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