Class "B" Animals Sold for Medical Research

Critter News

I had never heard the use of the term "Class B." DeRose will address the use of “Class B” animals in veterinary schools and research labs. Class B dealers are animal brokers who acquire animals from places such as pounds, flea markets and newspaper ads for the purpose of selling them to research institutions or veterinary schools. I learned something new from this article.

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Paws at BlogPaws

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Roxy the Traveling Dog takes a nap during Dino Dogan’s SEO class. Roxy was very sweet and even came to visit my lap a few times during the class, and she had the prettiest little painted toe nails too! We had a great time meeting all the furry attendees at BlogPaws this year.

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“Cheese Affair Pin to Win” Sweepstakes

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Check out the GRAND PRIZE – 3 trips for two to New York City to attend a cheese soiree and cooking class with Liz Thorpe – cheese expert, author of The Cheese Chronicles, and cat owner!

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Back to School with PetMD University

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The nice part about doing these classes online is that you can get started anytime you want to, and you can come back to them anytime you want to as well. When I heard about PetMD University , I was excited to get back to school!

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How a Farrier can treat a horse with club foot

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Many organizations exist throughout the United Kingdom to assist farriers and people desiring to be farriers to become registered and remain well educated through classes, training and competitions.

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“FedEx Panda Express” Brings Giant Pandas to France

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Our dedicated team has worked tirelessly to create a world-class enclosure to house our newest additions, which will offer visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view these extraordinary animals”. Two giant pandas made their way from China to ZooParc de Beauval in France today.

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Manila Zoo Sounds Like a Nasty Place

Critter News

Opponents like to think that animal welfare is only an issue in developed countries amongst the white middle class. PETA is trying to prevent more animals going to the Manila Zoo. They are working with local animal welfare groups on this issue. Joining PETA as the petition’s signatories are the Animal Kingdom Foundation Inc.

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Hi Keith, I've created an animal rights slide show for use in my own class and figure there might be someone out there who would want to use/watch/whatever. There's a link and description here , if you'd be willing to post at Animal Ethics. Thanks, Jean Kazez

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Suit Filed Over Cows Killed to Drive Up Milk Prices

Critter News

The class-action lawsuit accuses companies of slaughtering thousands of cows just to decrease supply. If the dairy companies were doing this, well, that's cold! Excerpted from the Seattle P-I. A Seattle law firm is taking on dairies, claiming that a price-fixing scheme has consumers paying too much for milk. Animal rights group Compassion Over Killing was the first to uncover the alleged systematic slaughter of healthy dairy cows in California.

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Therapy Dog Helps Boy

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But that day, with our regular class missing, I wondered if we could help at all. Could we visit another class?” There is a class that would enjoy seeing…”. The teacher asked the class if they’d like to meet Alex. It was a small class, maybe 10 kids. “Hi, This is a great story about how a therapy dog helped a boy overcome depression. Dogs, as well as other pets, have been shown to improve quality of life.

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PL8S 4 PETS ID Tags

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Shipping via USPS First Class mail is already included in the price. Are you looking for a fun way to identify your pet? PL8S 4 PETS are just the thing you are looking for! These unique ID tags feature your pet’s name on the front on your state license plate.

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Stephanie Ernst Leaves Change.org

Critter News

I work, volunteer, take classes sometimes, run a household and care for five animals and a husband, so I'm not as involved in the blog community as I wish I could be. However, I certainly tried to read Stephanie Ernst's posts at Change.org's Animal Rights blog. Now I find out from Digging Through the Dirt that Stephanie has left and started a new project called Animal Rights & Anti-Oppresssion.

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5 Tips for Helping Pets in Crisis

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Check with your local veterinarian, humane society or American Red Cross for classes. April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month. Knowing how to treat minor cuts and scrapes is just part of keeping our furry friends healthy and safe. Here’s what else you should know: 1. Know who to contact. In addition to the phone number of your regular veterinarian, you should know the location and phone number of the nearest emergency veterinary facility.

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Vile Practices at Tulare County, CA Animal Shelter

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ALDF is asking that you send a letter to the USDA asking that Sargeant's Class B license-which allows him to round up dogs and cats from animal shelters, auctions, private individuals and other "random sources," and then sell them for experimentation-be revoked. I grew up in the San Joaquin Valley and am familiar with Tulare County. That's why this action alert from the Animal Legal Defense Fund strikes a cord with me. From the ALDF blog. Arrested in June 2007, Michael J.

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As long as it's legal, who am I to judge?

Animal Person

Funny thing is that the professor of the next class disagreed with some of that, and there's a class devoted to the history and function of our laws. Billie commented on a bull riding post from January of this year, writing: "And whos [ sic ] to judge someone for what they enjoy as long as it is legal!" (I I had condemned bull riding and stand behind that.) Let's deconstruct.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ To Revive Hunting, States Turn to the Classroom ” (front page, March 8): Shame on West Virginia if it approves a bill that allows hunting education classes in public schools to become law. We should not use public schools to try to reverse the inexorable decline in the “sport” of hunting. The killing and maiming of animals for sport is a cruel and violent activity that is the antithesis of what schools should be teaching.

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On "Discarded" Greyhounds

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H. B. Acton (1908-1974) on Animal Rights

Animal Ethics

Their main reason, I think, for not following their own logic, is that by saying that animals have legal rights they are putting them into a class all the other members of which are persons of one sort or another. Perhaps it is feared that the association of animals with this class in one respect will lead to suggestions that they share the other characteristics of its other members. If we say they have, we class them with beings the rest of whom are capable of duties.

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Dog Collars

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Middle class adoption of dog ownership required affordable collars, just like today’s mass marketed collar industry. By Augie Berings, Bering’s Hardware.

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

I do this through the vegan cooking classes I teach and the articles and essays I write. (I Hi there, I've enjoyed reading your blog and appreciate the articles you've posted and the thoughts you've provoked in your readers. I just wanted to introduce myself, as I thought you might be interested in knowing about my organization, Compassionate Cooks , and perhaps add us to your Links list.

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Shelby at the Shelter

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I immediately signed up for the first training class. If you’re on Aimee’s blog, odds are you’re either already an animal lover or en route to becoming one, so it probably should not come as any surprise that I, myself, am also slightly obsessed with our four legged friends.

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Confused about Dog Day Care?

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Store owners attend pet CPR classes and all employees are trained in pack management and dog behavior. Live in Bethesda, MD? Then you are lucky enough to have access to a great doggy day care called Dogtopia. If not, this article from Dogtopia CEO Amy Nichols, can still help you make a good choice in doggy day care in your area. Unleashing’ 5 Facts. Just like parents seeking quality care for their children while they work or travel, dog owners face the same dilemma.

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Henry S. Salt (1851-1939) on Beefy Morals

Animal Ethics

Nor is it only among schoolboys that over-eating is rampant, for the tables of the wealthy are everywhere loaded with flesh-meat, and the example thus set is naturally followed, first in the servants' hall, and then, as far as may be, in the homes of the working classes.

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H. J. McCloskey on Punishment of Cruelty to Animals

Animal Ethics

[T]here is another class of cases where the state is accorded the right to interfere with the individual when he is not interfering with any other person, namely, where cruelty to animals is involved.

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The Wookey Hole Witch

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London, 29th October 2009 : A black cat from Edgware, London has been awarded the most sought after job for a cat of its class; the official cat of the Wookey Hole Witch. Tiny lands role as official cat of Wookey Hole Witch.

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Henry S. Salt (1851-1939) on the Degradation of the Butcher

Animal Ethics

Owing to the instinctive horror of bloodshed which is characteristic of all normal civilised beings, the trade of doing to death countless numbers of inoffensive and highly organised creatures, amid scenes of indescribable filth and ferocity, is delegated to a pariah class of "slaughtermen," who are thus themselves made the victims of a grievous social wrong.

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On Quieting the Mind

Animal Person

You get a lot of education and coaching for that $2000, but you can learn mindfulness meditation or various Buddhist meditation techniques, free of charge, any day of the week from either your home via the Internet, or at a free class. I've been using Transcendental Meditation (TM) as my meditation technique for over a decade. I still do some Mindfulness Meditation a la John Kabat-Zinn , but TM is what I do regularly.

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Creature Update

Animal Person

Dogs have died from hypoglycemia due to Vetsulin and there is a class action lawsuit. As many of you know, 2009 was chock full of creature-related drama for me.

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Peter Singer on the Moral Significance of Self-Consciousness

Animal Ethics

Peter Singer , "Killing Humans and Killing Animals," Inquiry 22 [summer 1979]: 145-56, at 152 [endnote omitted]) Note from KBJ: Singer is making a distinction within the class of sentient beings. Preference utilitarians count the killing of a being with a preference for continued life as worse than the killing of a being without any such preference. Self-conscious beings therefore are not mere receptacles for containing a certain quantity of pleasure, and are not replaceable.

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Operation Nix-the-Petting-Zoo, Part Deux

Animal Person

Our clubhouse is a large house, complete with a kitchen made for entertaining and I'm going to survey the neighborhood for interest in a vegan cooking class. Coincidentally, last night was a board meeting for our homeowner's association, and though I wasn't on the agenda there's always time for homeowner comments about, say, the petting zoo and pony rides that are scheduled for the spring "BBQ" ( here 's part one of this story).

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Leonard Nelson (1882-1927) on Duties and Rights

Animal Ethics

Let the left circle represent the class of moral agents and the right circle the class of moral patients. All so-called duties to oneself, in so far as they deserve the name of duties, are indirect, and as such presuppose duties to other persons. With this finding we are safeguarded against the error of fallaciously extending the scope of our duties. But an opposite error is possible, that of fallaciously restricting the scope of our duties.

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Melange Monday

Animal Person

If you cannot videotape, how about a photo of your group/class/pets club holding up a sign asking for Nosey to be rescued from her daily torment ? So many things to say today. First, check out " The Vegan Solution: An Ideal Whose Time Has Come " over at Care2. And what do you think about the word "ideal"? But more important, commenter Daniel Manahan could use some gentle education.

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R. G. Frey on Applied Philosophy

Animal Ethics

There is one class of truths concerning which the philosopher, as such, has expertise, namely, necessary truths. I support wholeheartedly the application of philosophy to practical issues; but it is as well to be aware at the outset of the form which the philosopher's contribution to these issues takes. It is, as R. Hare has impressed upon me, simply this: philosophy is concerned with testing arguments for soundness, and the occupation of the philosopher is to carry out this testing.

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Vegetarianism and IQ

Animal Ethics

The study also found that: "IQ remained a statistically significant predictor of being vegetarian as an adult after adjustment for social class (both in childhood and currently), academic or vocational qualifications, and sex." According to this study published today in the British Journal of Medicine , "Higher IQ at age 10 years was associated with an increased likelihood of being vegetarian at age 30."

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Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

I think he also doesn't know that not all of us think that chasing down Class B dealers is as important as working to shut down animal experimentation and create more alternatives. For those who didn't read the five-part Slate series " Pepper, the stolen dog who changed American science " by Daniel Engber , I recommend it for the history, but also for the misconceptions and assumptions that you might want to discuss on the Facebook discussion about the series.

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Moral Vegetarianism, Part 1 of 13

Animal Ethics

Philosophers make distinctions in order to focus attention on particular classes of things. Michael Martin is a professor of philosophy at Boston University. He is the author of several books, including Atheism: A Philosophical Justification (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990) and The Case Against Christianity (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991). For what it’s worth, I consider Martin a good philosopher, indeed, a very good philosopher.

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Are You Wearing Man's Best Friend? That Trim on the Hood of Your Jacket Might Be Dog Fur!

Animal Ethics

Each semester when I teach Contemporary Moral Issues, on the first day of class I begin with a survey. According to this Associated Press story, if you are wearing a Sean John jacket with fur trim purchased from Macy's, that trim might have come from a dog indigenous to Asia known as a "raccoon dog."

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Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

The Bottom Line: Eating animals is not necessary for survival, it is not necessary for optimal health, it is not necessary for being a world class athlete, it is not necessary for being a super model, it is not necessary for reaching one's highest level of mental development [see my post on Vegetarianism and IQ here ], it is not necessary for increased longevity, and it is not necessary in order to experience the pleasures of tasty meals.

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