Protecting Your Pets from Pests and Disease

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The disease can attack domestic pets, such as dogs and cats, as well as livestock, such as horses, chickens, and cattle. Now that you are aware of the diseases that can be caused by mosquitoes, you may be wondering how to prevent these illnesses and protect your pets.

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

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When he spends what seems like an eternity discussing cockfighting and the people who participate, mostly to set up the comparison to how the chickens we eat are treated and the lack of outrage over that, I respond, “What is wrong with you?

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Getting Emotional

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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. Chickens, turkeys, pigs and other farmed animals get nothing of the sort. Sometimes being an animal rights advocate is emotionally exhausting. Today is one of those days. Last night I was watching Animal Planet, as I often do, and the show was about polar bears in the wild.

On the Banning of Eating Cats and Dogs in China

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It's just another excuse people have concocted because they like the taste of cow/pig/chicken/fish flesh. No one will propose a ban on eating chickens because there's no conflict there. Here's an interesting combination of great sentiment and horrible sentiment that involves two responses from the above list: "Online critics said it was hypocritical to protect only dogs and cats, and that the government should focus on human welfare before protecting animals."

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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. 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 Dolphins as a Gateway to Animal Rights

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and chickens don't?) They can also learn how "to hold sponges over their snouts to protect themselves when searching for spiny fish on the ocean floor." My life-as-a-tweeter is less and less significant these days. It's just not all that interesting to me. Something about jockeying for position in 140 characters or less, rather than interacting and sharing, I guess.

Hope for Hen Welfare

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Animal Welfare Groups Win Industry Backing for First-Ever Federal Regulation of Hen Welfare Groundswell of Public Support Results in Full Court Press for Nationwide Law Protecting Chickens to Replace State-by-State Initiatives WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. For too long, animals on factory farms have had no federal protection from even the most heinous abuse. A press release I received from the Farm Sanctuary.

Fancy Feasts (For Fabulous Floors)

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Notice the little bit of chicken by his paw. Whether you have your furry baby’s food station on hardwoods (like we do), tile or laminate flooring, the basic premise remains the same: There’s no reason you can’t pamper your pet and protect your flooring at the same time!

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Black Bear

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I mistakenly believed that geography would solve any problems I had: that once positioned where all of nature is respected, and people are working toward the common goal of protecting the environment, I would be in that elusive place we spend our lives searching for—home. A month or so ago I stated my intention to alter the way I blog and one thing I wanted to get back into that I did for a brief time last year was podcasting. I planned to make that a personal storytime.

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A Self-Interested Reason to Not Eat Meat

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Here’s another self-interested reason to not eat meat: Drug-resistant bacteria are routinely found in beef, chicken, and pork sold in supermarkets. Protect your own health and the future effectiveness of antibiotics: Go vegetarian in 2010

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5 Pet Projects to Bring the Family Together

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Then, use chicken wire to cover the openings in the dresser, and you’ve got a classy, personalized aviary that will better mimic the feeling of a home in the shady protection of a tree. Simple, constructive activities to make pets happier.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

12): While this is a step in the right direction toward reducing the animal abuse inherent in all factory farming (from the chicken’s point of view), it’s still a long way from what nature intended. Chickens enjoy being together in small flocks, sunning, dust bathing and scratching in the soil for food. The rooster watches over the flock protectively and often participates in a hen’s egg-laying ritual, an extremely important and private part of her life.

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They’re about protecting a system that produces cheap food. We have a hard enough time figuring out what makes people happy, but chickens? The idea that eggs from free-range chickens are somehow morally superior to other eggs is, frankly, weird. To the Editor: Re “ Don’t Presume to Know a Pig’s Mind ” (Op-Ed, Feb. 20): Blake Hurst, a former hog farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, cautions that “we can’t ask the pigs what they think.”

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How far do we go in protecting them? Cows, domestic sheep, chickens and many others would not survive if they were not raised for human consumption, protected from malnutrition, disease and predators.

Another Reason to Go Vegetarian

Animal Ethics

In recent years, MRSA has been found in retail cuts of chicken, pork, beef and other meats—a particularly worrisome trend since MRSA can be contracted simply by handling infected cuts of meat. The Bottom Line: The government cares more about protecting agribusiness profits than it does about protecting the health of consumers. Meanwhile, protect yourself and your family from such germs by refusing to purchase or consume any meat produced on factory farms.

Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

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The column, which you can read here , is a call to arms to factory farmers to fight back against those individuals and organizations working to protect farm animals from the abuses inherent in factory farms. Recent victories by animal protection advocates have an increasing number of pro-factory-farming lobbyists worried about the future of animal agriculture. A column entitled "Ag Industry Threatened by Animal Rights" appeared in today's High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal [ HPMAJ ].

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Reasons Consistently Applied

Animal Ethics

I shall endeavor to protect and take care of all living creatures. After two or three laying cycles when their egg production begins to wane, the layer hens are inhumanely loaded onto trucks and sent to slaughter, where they are processed into chicken soup and pet food. I suspect that many regular readers of Animal Ethics are already vegetarians. That's because those who read Animal Ethics with regularity know that there are many compelling reasons to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle.

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21, 2008 To the Editor: The correct response to “The Biggest Beef Recall Ever” is to not just be appalled and sickened at the horrifying treatment of living beings at the Westland/Hallmark Meat Company plant, but to realize that this is almost certainly just the tip of the iceberg, that not just cows are being tortured, but pigs, turkeys, chickens, calves and sheep. To the Editor: Your Feb. 21 editorial “ The Biggest Beef Recall Ever ” made some excellent points.

The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

Animal Ethics

Unfortunately, switching from red meat to chicken does not help very much. Chicken actually has just as much cholesterol as beef (about 100 milligrams of cholesterol in a 4-ounce serving) and almost as much fat. Researchers have also learned that the cancer-causing chemicals that form in beef as it cooks also tend to form in chicken. 332-3) Those are all compelling reasons to not feed your children meat (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, etc.)

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