Should the Military Force Protect the Environment?

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Thought-provoking article in the Boston Globe.some green thinkers are now coming to a surprising conclusion: In exceptional circumstances, they say, the only effective way to protect the environment may be at the barrel of a gun. For example, a government might refuse to protect - or even willfully destroy - its own natural treasure, as when, in the 1990s, Saddam Hussein's regime drained the wetlands that were home to the persecuted Marsh Arabs.

Handbags are a Dog’s Best Friend

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Tails are sure to wag on Friday, June 12t h as Luna Boston hosts “Doggies + Bags,” a special benefit party for the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS). From 4-7pm, Bostonians are welcome to bring their pooches by Luna Boston’s boutique at 205 Newbury St. to shop brand new handbags and accessories from Rebecca Minkoff, Treesje, House of Harlow & more.

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New Blood Sport Involves.Canaries?

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Channel 8 News raised more than a few eyebrows when it reported on a Shelton canary fighting ring that caused 150 birds to be placed into protective custody and thrust 19 suspects with their first and last names into the public eye. This blood sport was so popular that it actually attracted audiences from Boston and New Jersey. From the WTF files.and reported by the Associated Content news site. Canary fighting is the new blood sport in Shelton, Conn.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

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Such registries would help protect animals, pet guardians and communities by preventing repeat offenses from anyone with an established history of abusing animals. Through its campaign, www.ExposeAnimalAbusers.org , the animal protection organization is promoting model legislation that state legislatures could enact. It should be motivation enough to protect our animals from repeat offenders – and any abuse of any kind.”.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Allan Kornberg Boston, March 11, 2008 The writer is executive director of the World Society for the Protection of Animals To the Editor: Thank you for publicizing the plight of satos—street dogs—in Puerto Rico in “ Scrutiny for Puerto Rico Over Animal Treatment ” (news article, March 9).

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

It is only the prejudice of our species that justifies culling the deer population while protecting our own. BRINNING Boston, Dec. To the Editor: In “ Hunting Deer With My Flintlock ” (Op-Ed, Dec. 26), Seamus McGraw says he has a responsibility to kill deer because there are too many. He has volunteered to kill a deer cruelly, ineptly and with an outdated weapon that causes additional suffering to the deer.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

While Alaska is increasingly devastated by global warming—melting glaciers, permafrost and sea ice, as well as the severe impacts on wildlife, ecosystems and people—she seems to be working not to protect the polar bear or ultimately the citizens of her state, but to make sure nothing gets in the way of energy company plans for expansion. Eric Chivian Boston, Jan. Instead, it simply seeks to protect bears in the absence of a better national approach to climate change.