Mexican Town Opposes Bullfighting

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More than 220 organizations, headed by the World Society for the Protection of Animals, are collecting signatures worldwide to petition the United Nations to adopt the proposed Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare. From Latino Fox News. Mexico's first "anti-bullfighting" town has signed a petition calling on the United Nations to approve a universal declaration on animal welfare.

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Quote of the Week

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".prejudices die hard, all the more so when they are insulated by widespread secular customs and religious beliefs, sustained by large and powerful economic interests, and protected by the common law. To overcome the collective entropy of those forces against change will not be easy. The animal rights movement is not for the faint heart." --Tom Regan.

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Heart U Back

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Heart U Back also supports animal protection agencies on a global level, including Canada (OSPCA and BCSPCA), Australia (RSPCA), and the UK (RSPCA). Everyone loves to wear jewelry and the Heart U Back collection makes you feel good about it!”.

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Sea Shepherd Busts Whale Meat Importer

Critter News

Today, according to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Ginichi Y Ohira was charged in Los Angeles federal court with selling whale meat in violation of the Federal Marine Mammal Protection Act. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society had run a sting operation to collect evidence related to the serving of whale meat. From examiner.com.

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PETA's Orca Lawsuit Dismissed by Federal Judge

Critter News

Do whales deserve constitutional protection against slavery? District Court in San Diego last October, complaining that the whales “were forcibly taken from their families and natural habitats, are held captive at SeaWorld San Diego and SeaWorld Orlando, denied everything that is natural to them, subjected to artificial insemination or sperm collection to breed performers for Defendants’ shows, and forced to perform, all for Defendants’ profit.

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Organizations Putting Animals First

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Understanding that threats to animals can range from illegal trafficking to utter exploitation, these leaders strive to promote the safety and protection sanctuaries offer our fury, feathered, four-legged friends. Run by a very qualified staff, the organization’s employees boast a collective 40 years’ experience in animal protection in addition to their numerous accolades and certifications including MBAs, law degrees and more.

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Where Does Entertainment Begin and End?

Animal Person

Juluri is referring to something specific: the Supreme Court's examination of First Amendment protection of acts of cruelty to animals. For generations in the past, the story of animals came from their collective wisdom and heritage, from what we might call their myths and legends.

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.

Dog Whisperer and Philly Undercover Premiere Jan 7, 2012

4 The Love Of Animals

After Dog Whisperer, Philly Undercover, the new six-part series in which the PSPCA’s undercover police team works to eliminate dogfighting and protect all animals from abuse and neglect, premieres. Officer Wayne Smith takes to the streets of a drug-infested neighborhood to collect intel using a hidden camera and a rescued pit bull as a decoy. Dog Whisperer and Philly Undercover have their season premieres tomorrow, January 7, 2012 on NatGeo Wild!

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IFAW rescuers have mobilized to Japan

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Collectively, the group has the greatest amount of animal rescue experience in the world and will be in a position to provide subject matter experts and advise local groups who are planning larger recovery projects. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW rescues individual animals, works to prevent cruelty to animals, and advocates for the protection of wildlife and habitats.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

6): I do not agree that “anyone with an appreciation for the First Amendment” must conclude that “crush videos” or videos of vicious dogfights are protected speech and that the federal law in question should therefore be struck down. 7, 2009 To the Editor: You make the argument that the First Amendment has historically protected free discourse and should, in the same spirit, protect depictions of animal cruelty.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Keith, Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, is extremely close to reaching our goal of collecting 10,000 signatures on our "Truth Behind Labels" petition to the USDA to tell them their "naturally raised" label is not natural.

Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

Dr. Dean Ornish has also documented the heart-protective effects of plant-based diets, as has Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic. The data collected in this study has led Campbell to conclude that 80-90% of all cancers can be controlled or prevented by a lowfat (10-15% fat) vegetarian diet. Jonathan Hubbell, a philosophy major at the University of Texas at Arlington, is the newest member of the Animal Ethics blog, and once again, I would like to welcome him aboard.

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