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Creature Talk

Alec Baldwin wrote a great piece for the Huffington Post about the vilification of Michael Vick, and how in a lot of ways it’s hypocritical of a lot of people – specifically, if you are a meat eater, a leather-wearer, and an animal user.

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Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog

Creature Talk

It is a great example of how loving and selfless non-human animals can be. The whole idea that so many people hold that says somehow humans have a monopoly on emotions kind of gets tossed out the window when you see something like this. Tags: Uncategorized companion animals compassion dogs videos This video just melts my heart.

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Mexican Activists Staged Protest Early this Month

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MEXICO CITY – Animal rights activists staged a protest against the sale of pets in Mexico City, urging residents to adopt dogs and other animals instead of buying them. Two of the activists, one painted to look like a dog and the other like a cat, stood in gift boxes holding signs that urged people not to view animals as toys and to adopt pets instead of purchasing them. mexico protests activism animal rights companion animals animal welfare pets

Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

Creature Talk

When these kinds of dogs are kept indoors, are well-trained, and treated as part of the family, they are excellent companions, and rarely aggressive. They are loving and loyal animals. … Owners should properly care for pit bulls - love, train and keep them humanely enclosed.

"Change of Heart": New Book about Animal Activism

Critter News

The author is Nick Cooney and he's the Director of The Humane League, an animal advocacy non-profit with offices in Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington DC. Change Of Heart provides science-based answers to many questions that are hotly debated among animal activists. For example, why is it so hard for our family members and co-workers – many of whom have companion animals that they love – to cut cruelty from their diets and go vegan?

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Best Friends Animal Society Helps You Protect Your Pets this Independence Day

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While humans are uttering “oohs” and “ahhs,” enjoying the 4th of July fireworks, many terrified dogs are digging under or jumping over fences, breaking tethers or even shattering windows in an attempt to escape from the frightening noises. About Best Friends Animal Society®.

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ABA has Animal Law Committee

Critter News

The American Bar Association has an animal law committee. Animal law is broader than laws pertaining to animals. The status of animals in our legal system is in flux and attorneys are discovering creative and interesting ways to use legal arguments in the face of increasingly complex scenarios. Our clients are legally impacted by a vast array of human/animal interactions. Tags: animal law Here's the link. From the webpage.

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On Letting Your Emotions Rule the Day

Animal Person

Bea directed me to the Animal Welfare Special Report at TheHill.com , in which Rep. David Scott (D-Ga), who is the chairman of the Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Subcommittee of the House Committee on Agriculture draws a line in the sand regarding the animals we use and how we use them. A prime example of this is our concern for the welfare of animals in agriculture.". We have a tendency as a society to anthropomorphize our animals, especially our pets.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

While cruelty to animals is a serious matter that should elicit widespread public outrage, efforts to reach the public through more serious means often fall on deaf ears in a world in which sex sells and there are both a war and an economic downturn. Animal suffering and human suffering are undeniably interconnected. It should come as no surprise that a facility that profits from tormenting and killing animals would also oppress and abuse humans.

The Power of Pets Initiative

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Mars Petcare and Human-Animal Interaction. For decades, Mars Petcare – through its world-renowned WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition – has led the way in research in Human-Animal Interaction (HAI), the scientific field that studies the bond between humans and companion animals. The Power of Pets Initiative originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 1, 2010. Mars Petcare recently launched The Power of Pets!

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

People who adopt from animal shelters will tell you that it’s not only a rewarding experience, but also that shelters are filled with a smorgasbord of the most amazing, delightful, intelligent dogs you’ll ever find on the planet. When that happens, you’ll understand the bond between human and companion animal of which Mr. Phillips wrote. To the Editor: “ My Dog Days ,” by Arthur Phillips (Op-Ed, June 10), gave me those warm, fuzzy feelings and made my eyes tear.

Good Idea: FlexPet

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And, for the month of August FlexPet , is running an awesome promotion on behalf of Best Friends Animal society! Every FlexPet customer will receive a year membership to the Best Friends Animal Society which helps provide a year of quality care for an animal at the sanctuary. It also entitles members to the following: A subscription to Best Friends magazine, the most popular general interest companion animal magazine in the nation.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ PETA’s Latest Tactic: $1 Million for Fake Meat ” (news article, April 21): The commercial development of meat from animal tissue won’t result in “fake meat” any more than cloning sheep results in fake sheep. April 21, 2008 To the Editor: Re “ Million-Dollar Meat ” (editorial, April 23): In vitro meat might not appeal to everyone, but I am guessing that the day PETA awards its prize money will be a happy day for the billions of land animals bound for slaughter.