Grey2K Looks at Macau Racing Course

Critter News

There is only one greyhound racing course in Asia and that is in Macau which now belongs to China. American organization Grey2K visited it and expressed concerns about treatment of the greyhounds both during their racing careers and once they are over. greyhounds dog racing china macau

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Humane Society University to Offer Courses in Fall 2009

Critter News

Very cool! I've been looking for something like this for a long time. From the Humane Society's press release. Further advancing its leadership in human-animal studies, Humane Society University, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, announced today that it has received a license as a higher education degree-granting institution by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission.

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Trending Sources

UK Hunting Ban Could Be in Jeopardy

Critter News

It bans fox hunting, hare coursing, and stag hunting. Tags: UK fox hunting hare coursing stag hunting It's been five years since the hunting ban was passed in Britain. You can still flush a fox out with dogs, but you can't kill it. If the Tories take over, it could be in real jeopardy. They are totally against the ban.

Vegan Betty Crocker

Creature Talk

Of course I couldn’t taste them in a cake or anything, but I didn’t really like working with them anyway. I never used to bake. Ever. I think there were 2 main things that kept me from baking: 1) baked goods only lead me to eating more junk food, and 2) eggs.

Chimpanzees are NOT “Pets”

Creature Talk

Now, of course I feel awful that Ms. Earlier this week a Connecticut woman was attacked by a 200 pound chimpanzee named Travis who had been kept as a pet for 14 years.

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“You Want Farm Animals to Go Extinct!”

Creature Talk

Of course I do - but I want their existences to be ones of joy and comfort. This is one of my favorite responses from omnivores when they find out that I would love it if the whole world stopped eating animals. “But what would we do with all the animals that are currently on farms? They’d have to die–we can’t possibly keep them all around if they’re going to serve no purpose.* Is that what you want? You want all the farm animals to just die ?&#.

Where Does Vegan Baby Sky Get Her Protein?

Animal Person

Of course she eats a bunch of batter first, then a couple of pancakes. I'm constantly asked about the details of Baby Sky's life. Where does she get her protein? How are her bones going to grow without cow's milk? You mean she's never eaten bacon? Are you a communist?

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An Affront to the Idea of Family

Animal Person

Of course, you're supposed to hop onto the following train of thought: These are good people. What you're supposed to be buying into is the idea that if a family owns a farm it is somehow qualitatively different (and of course, better) than a farm that isn't family owned.

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A Plant-Based Diet is Good for Your Heart

Creature Talk

He would stop at fast food restaurants and get 2-3 burgers to eat over the course of a few hours. Several years ago my now 59 year old father had a heart attack. It wasn’t a major heart attack, but it has definitely caused him problems. He’s been on medication since it happened, and has regular stress tests to see if the damage to his heart has progressed.

To My Friends at Thanksgiving

Animal Person

Of course, the world outside of our home tells a different story. Thanksgiving 2010 will be Baby Sky's first, and our opportunity to introduce her to the notion that our family doesn't eat animals (not to mention that other historical story we'll be correcting).

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Adorable animals are sharing an important message!

4 The Love Of Animals

Yes, hedgehogs (of course we had to share that one). Everyone loves videos with animals being adorable and cute. Recently, the Ad Council has crafted three aww-inducing Public Service Ads (PSAs) featuring puppies, baby goats, and hedgehogs!

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

Animal Person

Of course I was appalled, but out there in the mainstream world, she is an outlier. Of course that can be debated. Hal Herzog’s “ Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat ” (Harper 2011), though fascinating, is ultimately depressing for vegans and animal rights activists.

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On Stanley and Family Commitments

Animal Person

Of course not; that's serious business. He's 79 pounds of muscle, he sports a tuxedo, he's got gorgeous teeth (a first for the hounds in our house) and he's very shy. And afraid of men.

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Clarification on Messaging

Animal Person

Of course, those people, who are often the "spiritual" ones, are particularly frustrating to deal with. Vegan education/advocacy for animals is easiest for me when I know my audience.

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Amazon Sells Whale Bacon?

Critter News

And it is, of course, on Amazon's Japan website. Ewwwww. meat marine animals whales amazon exotic meat Japan

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Back to School with PetMD University

4 The Love Of Animals

Of course, it didn’t hurt that all the topics were about dogs and cats, and how we can help them live healthy, happy lives. It’s easy to get started, just create your free account, choose dog or cat, and then enroll in the courses you most want to know about.

2013 224

On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

Animal Person

Of course, the problem here, as in the entire book, is that factory farming is clearly the enemy, while killing animals unnecessarily isn't given any more airtime than Foer's personal, philosophical moments that he doesn't require of anyone else.

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On Nonhuman Animals and Human Babies

Animal Person

Much of the baby clothing has animals on it, and animals are of course the focus of stuffies and other toys. And of course, the desire to live their lives without being viewed as--or turned into--food, clothing or entertainment. Surprise!

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The Economics of Pets

4 The Love Of Animals

We all love our furry friends, and of course we pamper them every chance we get! Do you know how much we are projected to spend on our furry friends this year? Quiet a lot!

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On Fighting for "Animal Rights"

Animal Person

Of course , I say to myself, language is worth fighting for. Being featured on ARZone's worldwide Live Guest Chat has reinvigorated my thinking about a couple of topics ( here 's the transcript). And then I read the "OMG!!!!!OED!!!!!LOL!!!!!" OED!!!!!LOL!!!!!" LOL!!!!!" in today's New York Times, and I couldn't resist posting.

Pet Proof Your Car

4 The Love Of Animals

Of course, any time you travel with your fur baby in the car messes might happen. The summer season has started, and with it comes road trips!

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Sundaygrams: Snow

4 The Love Of Animals

Of course, I couldn’t resist snapping a couple of photos of her in her sweater inside too. It snowed this week, and that means Baby gets to wear her adorable sweater! Come follow along with us on Instagram to see all of our Instagram photos! cute animals cute of the day Sundaygrams

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WW: Adorable Puppies from Jackie

4 The Love Of Animals

Reader Jackie sent us these adorable photos of her puppies, and of course we couldn’t help but share them! Click on any image to see it larger, and of course, link up to the blog hop if you are participating in Woof Wednesday!

Happy 12th Birthday Violet Rays!

Animal Person

Of course, that also rendered her defective and she was therefore immediately "discarded." But now, of course, I want more. There she is. my girl. She has beaten the odds and made it another year. The life expectancy of greyhounds is 12-15 years. If they've raced, you subtract a year for each year of racing.

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The Cost of Owning a Pet

4 The Love Of Animals

Worth every penny of course, but it’s good to be aware of the costs. As any pet owner will tell you, sometimes it is expensive to own a pet. This is a cute infographic that will give you an idea of what owning a pet can cost. from Total Bankruptcy. pet care

2012 236

On SPECIESISM, by Joan Dunayer

Animal Person

In some sense, of course, many (perhaps most) humans don't know right from wrong. I finally read SPECIESISM , by Joan Dunayer, which was published a couple of years after ANIMAL EQUALITY , which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago.

Giving Tuesday with Best Friends

4 The Love Of Animals

Giving Tuesday is coming up fast (December 1) and of course we want to encourage you to join the fun! Giving Tuesday is a global day for giving back.

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On Indigenous People and Animals

Animal Person

Of course, she teaches Jake the prayer that makes killing the animal all better.

2010 175

On Ducks and Geese

Animal Person

Not to be confused with Little Girl, of course. I've written about the much-maligned Muscovy ducks before , and at our old house this time of year I was usually inundated with rescue situations and of course my patio often had images like this. This is Girlie Girl.

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On the Keeping of Endangered Fishes

Animal Person

Of course that also brings up the dilemma of feeding cats and fish, who are omnivores and actually need to eat some meat in order to be healthy.

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Soot Sprite slippers (we love Totoro)!

4 The Love Of Animals

I also love fun things for my feet, so of course I was thrilled to get a chance to review these … Continue reading → The post Soot Sprite slippers (we love Totoro)! If you know me in real life, then you already know I love My Neighbor Totoro, and Spirited Away.

2016 130

On "The Botany of Desire"

Animal Person

And of course, the entire book is a commentary on what happens when humans decide that a plant, for whatever reason, is desirable (or perhaps, as Pollan suggests, we have been set up by the plants to desire them). This is coming very, very late, but part of why " Food Inc."

Iranian Monkey into Space

Critter News

Of course, this was reported by the Iranian State media so who knows what is true. Reportedly, the monkey returned safely from its flight into space. iran primates space program

2013 109

The Best in Vegan Education

Animal Person

Of course, the precise nature of the film is crucial to its success as a vehicle for conversion, and I'm sure you've all seen and perhaps even participated in debates about Earthlings and its degree of efficacy. (As

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On The Respectful Emperor

Animal Person

Of course, what they are talking about and how they are changing their behavior is very frustrating for someone who doesn't believe we should be using animals at all.

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We salute you!

4 The Love Of Animals

And of course, we give a high paw to all the animals who serve as well. This Memorial Day weekend we like to take time to say THANK YOU to all those who serve. We are so grateful for our freedoms, and we never forget that they come at a cost.

2014 236

On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

Animal Person

And of course that premise is only possible because the animals (and everything else on the planet) are our "resources." When I was asked if I wanted to read Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS (Rodale 2009) I was ambivalent.

2010 140

On "The Road" and Humanity

Animal Person

Of course the man's a good guy--he hasn't killed and eaten his dog. Last night I watched 2009's " The Road " (based on the Cormac McCarthy novel , which I haven't read), a post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son trying to survive.

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Everything in Moderation?

Animal Person

TD, of course, wasn't too keen on hot dogs for nutritional reasons at the very least. First of all, anyone who has taught The Princeton Review's SAT, LSAT or GRE courses knows that answers with the word "everything" in them are rarely correct. You may recall me writing about TD, my tax-resisting, raw-food eating, no-TV watching, parachuting-into-nuclear reactor(ing?) boyfriend of over 20 years ago.

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The Irony of The Girl Effect

Animal Person

Human slavery, of course. The central message of the program was not about enslaving animals, of course. I saw this on Oprah yesterday. Yes, I watched Oprah. Yesterday was World AIDS Day and I anticipated her doing a thoughtful program, which I think she did.

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On Why a Bunny Might Have Two Noses

Animal Person

The rabbits were produced, of course, by a rabbit mill that supplies "pet" stores with live creatures whom humans will purchase without having any idea of the conditions they were produced under. ( AP Photo/The Connecticut Post, Brian A.

On Peaceable Kingdom, Part Deux

Animal Person

There's betrayal, hypocrisy, speciesism, animals as commodities, animals as property, the myth of "humane" farming, the fictions our culture teaches us about animals, and of course, redemption.

On Mainstreaming Veganism

Animal Person

But of course she asked the right person and we went on a quest (and found nothing vegan) and ended up chatting about veganism. All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

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