Book Chronicles History of Animal Rights

Critter News

At once an accessible history of animal protection thought and a revealing narrative of campaigns for animal rights, The Longest Struggle is must read material for everyone who wants to understand the most radical social justice movement of our time. The Longest Struggle: Animal Advocacy from Pythagoras to PETA by Norm Phelps came out in 2007. Worth a look.

Bill Introduced in Congress to Protect Wild Horses

Critter News

Nick Rahall and Raul Grijalva have introduced a bill that would protect healthy wild horses from being killed by the BLM. The crusade she started--which included a massive letter-writing campaign and eventually a beloved children's book--culminated in 1971 with enactment of the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act. In a written statement, Rahall says the intent is to help spur alternatives to killing excess wild horses that are in holding facilities.

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

Animal Person

Much of the book deals with topics vegans have likely pondered, likely frequently. And this is partly what’s so disappointing about the message of this book: Herzog amasses the research, and sees and does things that involve tremendous suffering and injustice.

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Dogs of Courage

4 The Love Of Animals

From wildlife protection and conservation, as service canines for inmates, during search and rescue missions, in fires, as therapists, and for medical-detection purposes, and more, dogs are working hard for us all the time. books dogs

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The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary

4 The Love Of Animals

Sometimes a book just grabs and pulls you in, and The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary: A True Story of Resilience and Recovery is one of those books! From the moment I started reading to the very end, I could hardly put the book down. Get your hands on a copy of this book!

“African Cats” Giveaway!

4 The Love Of Animals

Here are the rules: One winner will get the coffee table book – African Cats: The Story Behind the Film. books giveawaysWin a copy of African Cats: The Story Behind the Film! See African Cats, Save the Savanna!

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The Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guide, Dogs!

4 The Love Of Animals

If you have a dog, you need this book! 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! Tags: books giveaways

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On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

Animal Person

For only $450,000, we could buy almost all of the habitat neded to protect Ecuador's remaining frogs. Those are the final words of the book. But for now, we have a book that describes how we got here and what we might do.

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The Blue House Dog

4 The Love Of Animals

It took nine years for my picture book, THE BLUE HOUSE DOG, (Peachtree Publishers/August 1, 2010) to come out. The homeless dog, once called Bones, renamed Blue, who played a “hide and seek game” with Cody, to protect himself and stay alive, ends up at Cody’s side. “I

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"Creature Quotes" Is Here!

Animal Person

We unwittingly partake of activities that hurt, physically and mentally, the very creatures we admire and seek to protect from harm (5).". Tags: Activism Books Ethics Language Amy Gutman animal rights J.M. " Creature Quotes: Advancing Toward Freedom For All Species ," compiled and edited by SBH Clay, is now available. From the Introduction : "Humans are fascinated by animals. For all our devotion, though, we sometimes seem not to recognize the needs and wants of animals.

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On Killing Cows to Save Elephants

Animal Person

Here 's the book.) In other words, it's so tragic that elephants are in mortal danger that you should kill cows to help protect the imperiled elephants? While reading a blurb about the much-anticipated Babycakes cookbook at Forbes.com (gluten-free, vegan baked goods galore.

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Mark Zuckerberg ‘Likes’ Two New Dogs

4 The Love Of Animals

They have a protective instinct and will even sleep across thresholds within your house, taking position. This breed is incredibly loyal and penchant for protection. She has also authored the satirical self-help book, How to Have an Ill-Behaved Dog.

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Happy 50th Anniversary Jane Goodall Institute

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Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. Today is a milestone for the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and its founder, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. Fifty years ago, on July 14, 1960, a then 26-year-old Jane Goodall arrived in Gombe.

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We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled.

Animal Person

In writing my new book Hoodwinked (Random House, Nov 2009 publication date), I recently visited Central America. President Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder had been a Covington partner and a defender of Chiquita when the company was accused of hiring “assassination squads” in Colombia (Chiquita was found guilty, admitting that it had paid organizations listed by the US government as terrorist groups “for protection” and agreeing in 2004 to a $25 million fine). (3)

Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

Animal Ethics

But prejudices die hard, all the more so when, as in the present case, they are insulated by widespread secular customs and religious beliefs, sustained by large and powerful economic interests, and protected by the common law.

Nutrition for Dogs: Choosing the Right Food for Your Canine Companion

4 The Love Of Animals

Perhaps most importantly, if you want to try a homemade diet, get a good book on dog nutrition with recipe ideas that can guide you until you’re comfortable making food on your own. Feed healthy food to your dog. Nutrition is among the most overlooked areas of responsible pet ownership.

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Canis Lupus

Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times story about gray wolves, who are no longer on the protected list in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. If you haven't read Barry Holstun Lopez 's 1978 book Of Wolves and Men , you should do so. It changed my life

Wild Chimpanzees Threatened in the Congo

Critter News

Hicks, a researcher at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), describes the plight of the apes and other forest creatures in a new e-book to be released this week. Sadly, there is evidence that the bushmeat trade is spreading rapidly into the Bili and Rubi-Tele protected areas, both of which have been recently invaded by illegal miners. Two of my favorite issues are chimpanzees threatened in labs and mountain gorillas threatened in the Congo.

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Julian H. Franklin on Animal Rights

Animal Ethics

I don't expect that many readers will be converted to the cause of animal rights by reading this book. Nor have I dealt with advances in the legal protection of animals both in practice and in theory. I hope that this book will help this cause along.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Migratory birds protect forests and crops from insect pests; butterflies, bats and other migratory species are important pollinators. March 24, 2008 The writer is the author of a book about the decline of the world’s great animal migrations To the Editor: Re “ Thinning Yellowstone’s Bison Herd ” (news article, March 23): Yellowstone National Park bison, executed when they migrate outside the boundaries of the park, have plenty of company.