Bush Earns Some Praise for Ocean Protection

Critter News

This blog pounds on George W. When you add the roughly 335,000 square-mile-area in the Pacific that is now protected from virtually all fishing to the nearly 700,000 square miles he closed to bottom trawling, the most destructive kind of fishing gear, this president has given future generations an ocean gift nearly the size of Texas and Alaska combined. Bush a lot. So, to be fair (and balanced!), here's one person who thinks he's done some good stuff for the oceans.

Links/Products You Should Check Out

Creature Talk

Sanctuary Tails – This is a blog written by some of the people who care for animals at Farm Sanctuary. Tags: Animal Rights Animal Welfare Environmental Concerns Farmed Animals Veganism animal agriculture and the environment Animal Protection Organizations farm sanctuary vegan food Barnivore - This website can help you determine which beers/wines/alcohols are vegan and which aren’t. The Recycled Retriever – Here you can find eco-friendly gear for your fur-kids.

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Trending Sources

Getting Emotional

Creature Talk

The mama bear was trying to get him back up but she couldn’t and eventually she had to leave him so that she could protect her other cub and herself. I’m vegan, and I educate others about veganism; I write this blog; I volunteer for an animal rights organization doing office work and event planning; and I have a dog and a cat whom I love dearly… but none of it really feels like enough. Sometimes being an animal rights advocate is emotionally exhausting.

Wolf Killng Begins in Alaska

Critter News

of Fish and Game hopes to kill up to 328 wolves in order to protect caribou calves. The LA Times Greenspace blog has the story. The Alaska Dept.

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Online Survey on Ethics and Animals

Animal Person

A new survey is getting the attention of many within the global animal protection community. For other information, such as banners and links to the survey in other languages, you may visit the blog of ethiQUEST Surveys, the survey administrator: ethiquest.wordpress.com. Covering both moral and strategic issues, the "Ethics and Animals" survey will provide a snapshot of our movement as of the present moment.

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On the Banning of Eating Cats and Dogs in China

Animal Person

I've been blogging here less partly because I've been blogging at Animal Rights & AntiOppression (check out my latest post " On Corporate Personhood and Animal Rights " and the better-than-the-post comments) but also because I've been feeling like a broken record and I don't want to bore anyone. Yes, it is hypocritical (speciesism), but who said that we either protect humans or animals?

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On Different Results of Direct Action

Animal Person

Dr. David Jentsch says to his colleagues "your silence will no longer protect you" and his community of vivisectionists has decided to have a pro-torture and slaughter (i.e., Jentsch talks about the cost ("it's hard to put a price tag on") of protecting those like him, so we definitely know that the tactics of those who seek to defend animals are working on one level (economic harm, though once removed at least in this situation). says a commenter on the journalist's blog).

Sleep Number True Silver Blanket

4 The Love Of Animals

Not only is it so soft, with it’s 300 thread-count cotton sateen cover, but it has natural allergy protection which will never wash or wear out! Yes pet loving friends, you read that right, natural allergy protection in your blanket! I’m very excited to share this with you!

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The Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guide, Dogs!

4 The Love Of Animals

Those aren’t all though, it talks about barking, indoor marking, how to get out skunk smell, how to protect yourself from a vicious dog, and even how to rescue a drowning dog! In the meantime, be sure to visit The Worst-Case Scenario blog for great tips about all kinds of situations!

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DNA Bar Codes Could Help Identify Illegal Bush Meat

Critter News

This is an interesting piece from the Scientific American blog. How is anyone to know if it came from a species that is protected under national or international law? One of the major challenges in combating the bushmeat trade is identifying the source species for the meat and products. Once an animal has been carved up, meat looks like meat and leather looks like leather. A technique called DNA bar coding could be the answer.

Farm Sanctuary Wary about Tom Vilsack for USDA

Critter News

This is a December 18 post from Gene Bauer's blog pointing out some concerns about Vilsack. As Iowa’s Governor, Tom Vilsack took steps to protect animals, including vetoing a bill that allowed dove hunting. He vetoed a bill, which would have prevented Iowa from establishing stronger environmental standards for factory farms than the federal government, but he has also compromised with big agriculture, supporting weak environmental protections and genetically modified foods.

Three High Tech Pet Gadgets

4 The Love Of Animals

Take steps to protect your horse—and your investment—the way you would for your housepets. You can find more information on the PetMeds Blog or connect with PetMeds on Facebook.

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

It takes a slightly different take on vegetarian advocacy—trying to quantify the effects of single meal decisions to protect the environment and improve animal welfare. At this point we're emailing websites and blogs that have related themes, our goal being to get the word out that the site exists. Hello, We've recently launched a new website, the PB&J Campaign.

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

you have a very interesting blog! It is an animated website aimed at educating and inspiring children about endangered species, and all of our characters actually exist in a real-life camp in Tanzania which protects black rhino and wild African hunting dogs. Unfortunately we cannot link to your site since ours is a protected safe site for children, but we would love to be included as one of your links.

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Flight to Freedom

4 The Love Of Animals

You can follow their blog, Flight to Freedom , to get updates on how the lions are doing, and to read the full story and see videos like the one below. About Animal Defenders International (ADI): With offices in Los Angeles, London and Bogota, Animal Defenders International (ADI) campaigns to protect animals in entertainment; replacement of animals in experiments; worldwide traffic in endangered species; vegetarianism; factory farming; pollution and conservation.

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PetQuest

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Enter by emailing SHunt@brewcitytails.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. If you want to learn a bit more about the prizes and contest, please visit The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood blog PetQuest is a 1-day online scavenger hunt with $250 in prizes up for grabs. How do you play along? Sign up to receive a list of questions, then visit the sponsors websites and sniff out the answers!

The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

Animal Ethics

However, 12 states, namely, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming and Wisconsin [Imagine, The Dairy State doesn't protect a woman's right to nurse!], as well as the District of Columbia offer women no protection or very limited protection of their right to breastfeed their children.

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Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

Jonathan Hubbell, a philosophy major at the University of Texas at Arlington, is the newest member of the Animal Ethics blog, and once again, I would like to welcome him aboard. Dr. Dean Ornish has also documented the heart-protective effects of plant-based diets, as has Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic.

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