Campaign Calling for Circus Ban in Britain

Critter News

The campaigners claim polls show 90 percent of the public would support such a ban. Tags: circuses UK I hope they can do it. I absolutely despise circuses. Hmmmm.sounds awfully high to me. When they tried to ban circuses in Seattle about 10 years ago, there was this big outcry. It was actually pretty weird.

German Court Bans PETA "Holocaust" Campaign

Critter News

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. Tags: PETA Touchy subject there in Germany.

Campaign Launched to End Bullfighting in Madrid

Critter News

Tags: Madrid spain bullfighting It's been banned in Catalonia. Now activists are trying for the big time.the regional government of Madrid. That will be even tougher.

Celebrities Joining in Campaign Against Marine Animal Captivity

Critter News

Tags: captivity marine animals entertainment This article claims that Raul Julia's son is recruiting celebrities to help end the captivity of marine animals. 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.

ALF's Campaign Against Fast Food in Mexico

Critter News

Tags: ALF Every time I go to Bite Back Magazine , I'm struck by how many times ALF activists in Mexico have targeted fast food outlets. I suppose they are easy to get at. Here is just a brief summary: Oct. 24 - They left some sort of awful smelling liquid at a KFC Oct. 21 - Arson at a Burger King Oct. 16 - Fake bomb left at McDonalds Oct.

Biomedical Foundation Launches Campaign to Show Animal Research is Grrrrrrreat!

Critter News

The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced today it has launched a one-year national animal research education campaign. 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. Once again, they're just using their most effective weapon.guilt.

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.&# Sincerely, Julie Zickefoose Tags: cranes , sandhill crane hunting , sandhill cranes • Camping tents - Check out our pop up tents , family tents , and more! home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Sandhill Crane Hunt in Kentucky?!

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Palin: We'll Always Have The Laughter

Critter News

But as far as her national campaign, I'm her biggest fan. Hell, I'd contribute to her campaign if I knew she wouldn't blow it on something with rhinestones or PBR for the Toddster. Tags: Palin My laughter, not hers. Bill Shatner reading Palin isn't really critter related, but since we've been covering her since before Tina Fey knew who she was, I think this deserves a posting. The funniest part about her is that conservatives think that we "hate" her.

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Another Critical Article Directed at CITES

Critter News

This article is by the President of the Blue Frontier Campaign. Tags: CITES united nations marine animals Japan endangered species The CITES irresponsible treatment of marine animals made it to Huffington Post too. 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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Prop 2 Opponents Accused of Laundering Money

Critter News

on Prop 2 - Californians for Humane Farms - has uncovered an election scam and is charging the measure’s opponents with laundering money in violation of state campaign finance laws. on Prop 2 charges that the United Egg Producers (UEP), the No on 2 campaign, and its donors are concealing out-of-state contributions to the political campaign against Prop 2 , in clear violation of California campaign finance laws. Tags: eggs california factory farm agribusiness

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Europe Votes to Ban Seal Products

Critter News

A resolution at the end of a three-year campaign, triggered by a public outcry at the annual seal culls in Canada and Norway, condemned the slaughter of seals as "inherently inhumane". Labour Euro MP Arlene McCarthy, who helped steer the ban through the European Parliament, said: "This law is a victory for people power and a credit to the campaigners involved.". Tags: seal hunters That's good news.

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Want a Career in Animal Rights?

Creature Talk

CAA volunteers lead all our campaign efforts and daily operations. Tags: Farmed Animals Veganism Now might be your chance! 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.

PETA Activist Pied in the Face

Critter News

In other news, PETA received more publicity for their anti seal hunting campaign when one of their protesters was hit in the face with a pie. Tags: seal hunters PETA A PETA anti seal hunt activist was hit in the face with a pie in Newfoundland. This after a PETA activist hit Canada Fisheries Minister Gail Shae with a pie. That's good, because I really hate Canada's odious seal hunt.

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Proposition 2 Poll

Critter News

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.

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

Critter News

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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Sea Shepherd Goes on Mission to Protect Bluefin Tuna

Critter News

So it doesn’t affect our campaign,” he says. Tags: sea shepherd Looks like they'll need to since nobody else wants to protect them. In Qatar yesterday nations voted down a proposed ban on exporting Atlantic bluefin tuna. Greenpeace says the New Zealand Government voted against the ban – spelling disaster for the future of the species. Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully wasn’t available today to confirm how New Zealand voted. But Mr Watson is unfazed by the outcome in Qatar.

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Who is Jennifer Fearing?

Critter News

I got curious today and googled "Jennifer Fearing," the woman who led the Yes on Proposition 2 campaign. Tags: proposition 2 california humane society farm animal welfare It turns out that she was the former Humane Society Chief Economist. Pretty impressive bio (please note that the bio is from her time at HSUS). She used to head United Animal Nations too. I couldn't find any information on her current activities. Probably taking a much needed break.

Book Chronicles History of Animal Rights

Critter News

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. The Longest Struggle concludes with an overview of current campaigns and tactics, and an assessment of the state of the movement as we enter a new century, including the threat represented by an overzealous "war on terror".

Stamps to the Rescue

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This campaign continues the Postal Service’s 50+ year tradition of raising awareness of serious social issues with special commemorative stamps. With so many great pets waiting to be adopted, we are happy that the Stamps to the Rescue campaign is helping spread the word about the cause. There is even a running tally of how much food has been donated thank to the campaign, and also a place where you can create an adoption certificate for your rescued pet(s)!

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Animal Rights Activists Jailed in Europe

Critter News

The campaign also used tactics such as false allegations of paedophilia against managers of the supply companies, and posting sanitary towels to their homes saying the blood was contaminated with the AIDS virus. Tags: europe activism huntingdon animal rights They are members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC). I support their cause, but am uncomfortable with their tactics. From Reuters.

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PETA to Target Vancouver Olympics Over Seal Hunts

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All eyes are going to be on Canada as it's preparing to host the 2010 Winter Olympics and we think that all that extra attention comes with an increased responsibility to set a positive example for the rest of the world," said Lindsay Rajt, PETA's manager of campaigns. The group will launch a new campaign on Wednesday featuring the 2010 Inukshuk logo clubbing a seal, with the five Olympic rings dripping blood. Tags: indigenous hunting canada seals PETA hunting

Sea Shepherd to be in Animal Planet

Critter News

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. Tags: sea shepherd Whale Wars will air on Animal Planet in early 2009.

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Vick Back Home

Critter News

Expect the Great Vick Image Rehabilitation Campaign in the coming weeks and months. Tags: Michael Vick dog fighting Vick has returned to his home in Virginia. From the AJC: He will spend the next two months being monitored at home and working a $10-an-hour job as a construction laborer. He’s scheduled to be released from federal custody on July 20, and then faces three years of supervised probation.

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On the Psychological Continuum

Animal Person

I do disagree with some of what follows, though, and agree with some as well (my comments are in italics): The animal rights movement must adapt their political campaigning strategies to these psychological facts. That means, political campaigns must incorporate the following aspects: Centre your campaign material on presenting suffering and stimulate compassion and empathy in people. The campaign should not demand huge changes in society.

Malaysia Approves Controversial Research Lab

Critter News

The veterinary services department launched a probe this month after animal rights campaigners accused the Progenix Research lab based in the northern state of Penang of cruelty to animals. Tags: animal research malaysia The investigation cleared the animal lab. From Straits Time. MALAYSIA will not shut down a controversial British-funded animal testing lab after investigations showed that the animals were not exposed to torture, a senior official said on Thursday.

Purina’s Tales for the Pet Lover’s Heart

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Purina, Kroger, and animal lover Trista Sutter, from ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” have teamed up to launch the third-annual “ Tales for the Pet Lover’s Heart ” campaign, celebrating the unique bond between people and their pets, while donating funds to animal welfare organizations nationwide. The campaign will conclude with a television special showcasing the unique people-pet relationship. Tags: events

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Penelope Cruz Draws Fire For Bullfighting Movie

Critter News

Now the passionate and tragic affair between the matador and his unconventional lover has been made into a film starring Adrien Brody and Penelope Cruz - to the fury of Spain's growing lobby of anti-bullfighting campaigners, who say the glamour of Hollywood stars glorifies a cruel sport. Tags: bullfighting Penelope Cruz is being sharply criticized for a movie she recently starred in about bullfighting.

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Listen Today on WALO Radio

Animal Person

Today, March 30th, at 3:00 East Coast time, Susan Soltero of Puerto Rico will interview me live on the air at WALO Radio about Responsible Policies for Animals' 10,000 Years Is Enough campaign to get our universities out of the meat industry! Tags: Activism Current Affairs Economics Ethics Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends!

British-Funded Lab Under Investigation in Malaysia

Critter News

Animal rights campaigners have accused the Progenix Research lab, which uses monkeys, dogs, rodents and rabbits for toxicology testing, of poisoning the animals to death. Tags: animal research malaysia Malaysia, under pressure from animal rights activists, is going to investigate Progenix Labs. Malaysia is considering shutting down a controversial British-funded animal testing lab if there is evidence of cruelty there, the goverment's top veterinary official said on Sunday.

Quash the Squash

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The RSPCA are trying to raise awareness of its urgent campaign to protect the welfare of UK meat chickens. If you live in the UK, please urge Jim Fitzpatrick, Minister for Animal Welfare, to make the right choice for UK chickens and quash the squash, by sending an email via our campaign website at Quash the Squash. Tags: news Right now, the UK government is considering new EU legislation that may increase the number of chickens allowed in rearing sheds.

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On the Vegan "Diet"

Animal Person

When I first saw PCRM's " Kickstart Your Health With a Vegan Diet " campaign, I let out a bit of a sigh. And if this campaign increases the number of people who decrease their animal usage in their diets, that's a great step. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Language My dogs eat vegan dog food. They don't have collars made from animals. But they also haven't made a moral choice to not use animals.

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Pretty Paws Giveaway

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One lucky reader will get their choice of a personalized dog ID tag. The front of the tag has a colorful design, enamelled onto it. Contact information can be engraved onto the reverse of the tags. They offer free shipping on tags worldwide! Kelly regularly donates to the RSPCA continuous campaign against cruelty to animals, Pawprints animal rescue and the City dogs home. We have a very fun giveaway from Pretty Paws!

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On Bad Presidential Puppy Decisions

Animal Person

But I didn't campaign for a presidential greyhound for exactly the same reason Obama's decision was disappointing: it glorifies pure breed dogs. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics They can say that the puppy was needing to be re-homed, therefore it's like adopting from a rescue group. And I bet my net worth, which isn't what I'd like it to be, but still, that the demand for Portugese water dogs like Bo will increase as a result of this bad decision.

RPA interview--Take Two

Animal Person

Soltero's and WALO's interest in RPA's 10,000 Years Is Enough campaign to get our universities out of the meat industry, and I greatly look forward to Monday's interview! Tags: Activism Current Affairs From David Cantor. Responsible Policies for Animals Members and Friends! This past Monday's botched radio interview is rescheduled for next Monday, April 6th -- again at 3:00 P.M. East Coast time.

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On Surreal Lobster Advocacy

Animal Person

I don't agree that the game is "no different than a lobster tank" (at least conceptually--I haven't seen it), but "animal rights activists" should be campaigning for the cessation of the slaughter and consumption of lobsters, shouldn't they? What do you think of this campaign? Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Gray Matters My self-appointed job in this blog is to think critically about how our human lives intersect with those of sentient nonhumans, in action and thought.

Animal Researchers' Emotional Blackmail

Critter News

The million dollar ad campaign by the Foundation for Biomedical Research (“Critical research,” Nov. Tags: animal research drug companies medical research Here's a succinct letter to the editor that summarizes the emotional blackmail propogated by animal researchers. From the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, WA. 10) is public relations at its worst. It is designed to prey on our fears.

On Small Victories

Animal Person

Both, of course, were seen as victories, but the article's author, Richard Foot, asks: Do such successes mean the animal rights movement is winning its long, controversial campaigns to gain the same legal protections for animals as those ascribed to humans? I'm not sure why he thinks we "appear" to be effective, as I can't think of one campaign that I've supported, other than the banning of greyhound racing in individual states, that has actually succeeded.

SPECIESISM, by Joan Dunayer, Part Deux

Animal Person

The advocacy component of old speciesism isn't the campaign to end that exploitation, however. Instead, it is the campaign to modify it. Tags: Books Ethics Language animal rights Joan Dunayer speciesism I realize that in writing about "old speciesism" I failed to define this term that Dunayer uses. I think of "old speciesism" as analogous to racism and sexism in that it is exploitation based on species.

On Deep Vegan Outreach and Dr. Ray Greek

Animal Person

Immediate Projects and Short-term Goals include a letter writing campaign to policy experts "to encourage them to emphasize veganism as crucial for avoiding runaway ecological crisis and renewing the earth and all its inhabitants.". Tags: Activism Current Affairs Economics Ethics Language This week I asked "Is this 'War'?" over at Animal Rights and AntiOppression and I welcome comments (and will respond to the current ones shortly).

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The Shelter Pet Project

4 The Love Of Animals

This new campaign, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund, and the Ad Council, hopes to reverse this trend and find homes for these homeless, lovable pets. The campaign has one unified goal, to increase pet adoption. Tags: adoptable events animal adoption animal rescue animal shelter psa Did you know that every year, of the 8 million dogs and cats that enter animal shelters, 3 million of these healthy and treatable pets are euthanized?

Prop 2 Passes in California

Critter News

From the campaign website : (Nov. on Prop 2 campaign. Tags: proposition 2 Proposition 2 has been passed in California. 4, 2008) – Voters in California approved an historic ballot measure to halt the inhumane confinement of animals on factory farms by an overwhelming margin. As of 11 PM PST, Prop 2 was leading 62% to 38%.

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British Hospitals to Offer Meatless Alternatives

Critter News

It's all part of a campaign to cut carbon emissions. Tags: UK carbon emissions healthcare vegetarian meatless Meat-free menus are to be promoted in hospitals as part of a strategy to cut global warming emissions across the National Health Service.

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Great Question About Obama Pup

Animal Person

This is why I didn't campaign for a greyhound--it raises their profile. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Here's a great question I received via direct message on Twitter ( www.twitter.com/mary_martin ): "Do you think that even if Obama had adopted a shelter dog-it still may have caused a run on breeders? Would it matter?" More people become interested for the wrong reasons, and then who knows, maybe racing would actually be reinvigorated!

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