Adoption; The Humane Choice

4 The Love Of Animals

It is the primary mission of every animal refuge to find a loving home for cats and dogs in desperate need of one. birds cats dogs hedgehogs people helping animals rescuesCould it be possible that your home is that loving home? Even a very comfortable shelter is.

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Humane Society Ranks States on Animal Welfare

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humane society animal welfareHere's a way to find out how your state ranks. California is #1 again.yay! Washington State, where I currently live, is #6! At the bottom.(drum drum roll please) South Dakota!!!

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The Link Between Animal Welfare and Human Welfare

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This is an interesting opinion piece about the link between animal welfare and human welfare in nations. human rights human behavior animal welfareFrom the Huffington Post.

Can dogs eat human foods?

4 The Love Of Animals

The vet at Pet Food Selector has complied a comprehensive list of human foods and their safety for dogs. We love this handy infographic that they created as a quick guide for what to give your dog, and which foods … Continue reading → The post Can dogs eat human foods?

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#JustSayJoe Benefitting American Humane Association

4 The Love Of Animals

Share that awesome photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #JustSayJoe and $1 will be donated to American Humane Association! For each photo or video submitted under the hashtag, BRIM will donate $1 to American Humane Association, with a goal of raising $10,000.

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Skoshbox; Japanese Snacks (for humans)

4 The Love Of Animals

Because it’s just for humans! We have tried a few … Continue reading → The post Skoshbox; Japanese Snacks (for humans) appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. We have shared a few treat boxes with you before, but they have always been for pets!

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On Nonhuman Animals and Human Babies

Animal Person

I did go to Babies-R-Us for some odds and ends and here's the Animal Person-related experience. Animals are all over the place at Babies-R-Us. 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.

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Humans AND Monkeys Enjoy Television

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Tags: primate/human similarities animal research monkeys

Humane Society's National Conference Announced

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It looks like they have some great workshops with people like Gene Bauer from Farm Sanctuary and Nicole Pollata from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF.). Tags: humane society conferences I recently received this email announcement. The conference is to be held from July 23-26 in Washington, DC. Someday, I hope to attend one of these conferences.

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Humane Society Likes Obama's Animal Welfare Picks

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I bet you didn't realize that Obama had any animal welfare picks, but he did. And, in general, the Humane Society and its Legislative Fund likes them. He has a strong environmental record and he has supported some animal issues in the past. Tags: Obama humane society USDA us They are very enthusiastic about Tom Vilsack, the proposed Secretary of Agriculture. In fact, he was their top choice.

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Cutest animal adoption application ever.

4 The Love Of Animals

Are you ready to see the most creative, cutest, animal adoption application ever? Done in the style of many human adoptions, this creative application is … Continue reading → cute video dogs rescues

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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. Tags: events people helping animals

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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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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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Why Humans Are the Only Ones with Rights

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Someone posted a question about why humans have human rights and whether they should considering that others do not. Please note the vast generalizations here, but, in the areas of religion, at least orthodox religion and there are varying levels of how fundamental you want to go, there is only one species with a soul and that is the human. In the matter of science, and there are varying levels of this viewpoint, the human is the most advanced of creatures.

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On "The Road" and Humanity

Animal Person

When the landscape is barren and there are few living creatures of any kind, people begin to lose their humanity. And that's when they start to do the unthinkable: eat other humans. Bad guys treat humans the way they'd treat animals.

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Trader Joe's Eggs NOT Humane

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Here's what they say about Trader Joe's eggs (definitely does not sound humane to me.) Tags: eggs consumption farm animal welfare groceries I decided to look online for some information regarding the "Organic Free Range Eggs" that Trader Joe's, my favorite store, sells. Here is what their web site says. A Note About Eggs At Trader Joe's we listen to what our customers tell us about the choices we give them.

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Humane Society Puts Pressure on South Carolina's Bear Baying

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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. Animal rights advocates say it's cruel to the nearly defenseless bears and harms them psychologically. Statutes banning animal fighting have a specific exemption for dog training. Ugh, this is barbaric and right out of the dark ages. From the AP.

Ag's Reaction to Ohio Deal with Humane Society

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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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Are Farm Animals Usually Killed in a Humane Manner?

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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. In my opinion, the crux of the question touches on what is “humane.” 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.

More Humane Method of Killing Chickens?

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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. Tags: meat PETA farm animal welfare factory farm chickens

New Microchip Simulates Human Lung

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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. Tags: animal research

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Humane Society Calls for Refuge for 9 Chimps

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This is the same place that was nailed by a Humane Society undercover investigation. Videos showed mistreatment of the lab animals. The Humane Society wants 9 chimps that are not being "used" as part of experiments to be released to a sanctuary. Jeff Rowell, NIRC director, in an e-mail Wednesday} "said the nine remaining animals are being housed as a family group at the center with access to indoor-outdoor caging.

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Humane Society University to Offer Courses in Fall 2009

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From the Humane Society's press release. Further advancing its leadership in human-animal studies, Humane Society University, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, announced today that it has received a license as a higher education degree-granting institution by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission. The HSUS is the first animal welfare organization to receive such authority and distinction. Very cool!

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Humane Society Cites Abuses at University of Minnesota

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I don't care if they're supposedly working for altruistic purposes (they're not, but that's another story), they are allowing animals to suffer through negligent care separate from the excruciating experiments they must still undergo. 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. All this stuff makes me sick.

Humane Society Endorses Obama

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The Obama-Biden ticket is the better choice on animal protection, and we urge all voters who care about the humane treatment of animals, no matter what their party affiliation, to vote for them. has been a solid supporter of animal protection at both the state and federal levels. Not a big surprise considering McCain's VP choice.

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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. “So why do humans exist?&#. “To eat animals.&#.

Are Dolphins Like Human Children?

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Reasonable Humans and Animals

Animal Ethics

Here is a crisp (but badly edited) essay by philosopher Nathan Nobis. I like Nathan's distinction between "Oh yeah?" and "So what!" as replies to an argument. Suppose you claim that proposition C follows, logically, from propositions P1 and P2. There are two mistakes you can be making. First, one or more of your premises may be false. Second, your conclusion may not follow, logically, from your premises, even if the premises are true.

Doris Day Animal League is Part of the Humane Society?

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I just recently became a member of the Doris Day Animal League. Checking out their website, I came across this page saying that they merged with the Humane Society in 2006. I also learned that the Humane Society merged with the Fund for Animals in 2005. Tags: organizations animal welfare The live link takes me to an announcement in 2006 about the merger. So now I'm a contributor and member of all three.without even realizing they were related!

SRI Denies Access to the Humane Society

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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?

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. If so, the notion that whales are intelligent and sentient beings threatens to demolish, like an explosive harpoon, the assumption that they are simply an animal commodity to be harvested from the sea. Tags: marine life marine animals whales From the AFP.

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On Humane Societies and Calf-Roping

Animal Person

Angus directed me to a story about the Calgary Stampede (rodeo) and the Calgary and Vancouver Humane Societies which had me asking: Whose side are they on? Safe, unharmed rodeo animals is an oxymoron). The Vancouver Humane Society wants to ban calf-roping.

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Best & Worst States for Animal Protection

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According to this Technorati article , the Humane Society rated the states on their animal protection laws. New Jersey Illinois Massachusetts Colorado Maine WORST STATES Ohio Hawaii Alabama North Dakota Mississippi Idaho South Dakota (worst) According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the states fell this way. animal abuse animal cruelty california legislation humane society us

A Look at Humane Farming

Animal Ethics

The film Partitions (running time: 14 min) by Audrey Kali gives an intimate glimpse of the ethical struggles that five small-scale meat farmers face when their animals are slaughtered. In this film, we see farmers interacting with the animals they will eventually transform into food (chickens, pigs and cattle). This film provides an accurate portrayal of small-scale, non-intensive animal farming. This is as humane as "humane farming" gets.

Tom Regan on Human Chauvinism

Animal Ethics

This is human chauvinism. The anthropomorphic side reads: "It is anthropomorphic to attribute characteristics to nonhumans that belong only to humans." There is a neglected other side to the anthropomorphic coin.

Salmon Threatened by Humans, Not Sea Lions

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Applications for Humane Research Funding on the Rise

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The Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research is the UK’s largest charity funder of non-animal replacement research. Research dollars are what keep animal research alive in the US.and control of those research dollars may be the only way to eventually kill it too. Tags: UK animal research It has just received a record number of applications for grants. That is a very good thing. At least there is some interest out there. And it's fueled by one thing.research dollars.

Animal Welfare in the State of California

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California really is at the forefront of animal welfare and this is an excellent article detailing what's going on in the State and the challenges animal welfare faces. california legislation humane society farm animal welfare animal welfareIt also does a great job at profiling Jennifer Fearing who led the victory of Proposition 2. She sounds amazing.

Rescued Chimp Bonds with Human Caregiver

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Animals

Animal Ethics

According to the Guardian , the new pope (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) took his name from Saint Francis of Assisi (depicted above), who is the patron saint of animals.

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Study Claims Islamic Slaughtering More Humane

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I came across this strange article about German research on which slaughter method creates more pain for the animal: the Western method of stunning or the Islamic method of a cut to the neck. The Islamic practice of slaughtering animals by means of a sharp cut to the front of the neck has frequently come under attack by some animal rights activists as being a form of animal cruelty, the claim being that it is a painful inhumane method of killing animals.

Top Ten Animal Stories of the Decade

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