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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Broome Golf Course birding

10,000 Birds

Last week I introduced you to the new bird-watching hut at the Broome Poo Ponds and now I will let you know it is not just about the ponds, but the adjoining Broome Golf Course! The water that is recycled from the Broome Poo Ponds goes towards keeping the Broome Golf Course nice and green year round and not only is this an ideal situation for the people that play golf, but it is also ideal for numerous species of birds. Golf Course birds!

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Why Tucson, for the birds of course!

10,000 Birds

If you think about the city of Tucson alone, there are over 120 city parks, 5 public golf courses, the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Saguaro National Park, the Reid Park and Zoo, and the incredible Sabino Canyon. With some of the best diversity, best number of birds to be found anywhere, a Tucson Audubon Society that is beyond outstanding with it’s community involvement, and of course, it gets hot!! The post Why Tucson, for the birds of course!

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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Birding, Cool? But Of Course!

10,000 Birds

Just ask Felonious Jive, as Seagull Steve did in a wide-ranging interview on Bourbon, Bastards and Birds. If you are sensitive to curse words you shouldn’t click through and you should really get tougher. Just who is Felonious Jive? The coolest birder in the west, that’s who! Asides

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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.

Correcting course in Appalachia

10,000 Birds

We all know that songbirds migrate at night to avoid predators and take advantage of the calmer atmospheric conditions, but it’s still very easy for a bird that weighs little more than a third of an ounce to get blown off course. The verdant Appalachian Mountains, North America’s concerned forehead, stretch from the northern parts of Georgia all the way to the fir covered forests of New England.

Redhead Aythya americana

10,000 Birds

Of course, other ducks have red heads too but for whatever reason Aythya americana got the name and now has to live up to it with unlimited sex appeal. That is, of course, what I did last weekend.

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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? At Baby Sky's 15 month checkup she landed at about the 75th percentile for height and weight. She comes from small stock, so I do see that decreasing a bit. It's already down from the 90th percentile. She was a gigantic baby!

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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 ?&#.

Vegan Atheist 40+ Parenting

Animal Person

And of course, many self-identified vegetarians eat fishes and/or chickens. Of course the chicken is not recognizable from the one we just saw and loved. I was going to change Animal Person to Vegan Atheist 40+ Parenting and come back to blogging. Doesn't have a ring to it at all, but a young man at Whole Foods yesterday called himself an "animal person" while ordering a roast beef wrap and I thought: Note to self-must change blog name if going to resume blogging.

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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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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.

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. Eggs gross me out - always have. Every time I would eat them in my pre-vegan days, I’d feel sick afterward.

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! Not only are … Continue reading → cute animals

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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). There will be no greyhound corpse on our table, no turkey corpse and no pig corpse.

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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. The woman was friends with the chimp’s “owner&# , and was called to help coax him back indoors after he escaped using a key to unlock the front door.

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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. Over at Animal Rights and AntiOppression , we’ve been discussing tactics and sharing our thoughts and experiences about what works and doesn’t work when it comes to advocacy.

2011 172

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.

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. For my first course I enrolled in Exercising with your Dog. As you can see, I completed the course and became “certified” in that area! Take a course on PetMDU.com !

2013 172

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. And by "know," I mean I have a relationship with them and/or I understand what drives them, what they appreciate and what they can tolerate.

2011 156

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 Economics of Pets

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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! Good planning for pet needs … Continue reading → The post The Economics of Pets appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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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

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. I immensely enjoyed "EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED" (even on the big screen) and eagerly anticipated "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer.

2009 177

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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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! Luckily there are some easy tips to help you pet proof your car … Continue reading → The post Pet Proof Your Car appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs pet care

2017 100

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.

2009 122

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. It was created by the 92nd Street Y and United Nations … Continue reading → The post Giving Tuesday with Best Friends appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. people helping animals

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WW: Adorable Puppies from Jackie

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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! readers pets woof wednesday wordless wednesday

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. Take some time to learn about the War Dog Memorial , and read stories about heroic war dogs! There are some truly amazing stories. The post We salute you! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

2014 181

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. This book has so many great quotes that I'm going to have to write a couple of posts about them. Off we go (and all of the below are exact quotes).

Soot Sprite slippers (we love Totoro)!

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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. appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

2016 100

On Indigenous People and Animals

Animal Person

Of course, she teaches Jake the prayer that makes killing the animal all better. A couple of years ago I catalogued the dozens of excuses/rationalizations from well-meaning, compassionate people about why they eat animals, and all fell into one of six categories: It's what god wanted (and other versions, such as: That's why they were put on the earth. By god.). God thinks vegetarians are evil, and we want to please god. Not to be confused with #1, this one comes directly from The Bible.

2010 135

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 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. Now I have the drama of the feral cats and of course the greyhounds. This is Girlie Girl.

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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." wasn't impressive for me is because I'm not the target audience. I'd already read Pollan and Schlosser and seen " The Future of Food " and " King Corn."

2009 100

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. It wasn't long before The Humane Emperor came on the scene, and is still around, telling folks that with a little mental acrobatics you can include forcible breeding, captivity, separation of family, killing of day-old chicks, and of course, untimely death in the definition of "humane."

2010 110

On Deep Vegan Outreach and Dr. Ray Greek

Animal Person

Of course, the name brings Deep Ecology to mind, which is a plus in my mind. This week I asked "Is this 'War'?" over at Animal Rights and AntiOppression and I welcome comments (and will respond to the current ones shortly). I also saw two items of particular interest to the mission of Animal Rights and AntiOppression as well as Animal Person on the Interwebs: An introduction to "Deep Vegan Outreach" and an open letter from Dr. Ray Greek.

2010 109

On "Knockout Animals"

Animal Person

And of course, the reality that all of this involves using sentient nonhumans when that's unnecessary isn't even considered. Today's New York Times gives us Adam Shriver's Op-Ed " Not Grass-Fed, But at Least Pain-Free ," which presents its dilemma at the end: If we cannot avoid factory farms altogether, the least we can do is eliminate the unpleasantness of pain in the animals that must live and die on them. It would be far better than doing nothing at all.

2010 114

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. I know he's a conservationist, therefore I know he will advocate for "managing" the "resources" that are sentient nonhumans. And managing means killing them, breeding them, and otherwise fiddling with their populations.

2010 108

On Taxes, Veganism and "Pets"

Animal Person

One of those is vet bills, which of course aren't deductible, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't know the total. Because I'm a highly-social, party-loving gal who loves to get gussied up and enjoy an all-nighter on New Year's Eve, I. did my taxes yesterday. And by "did my taxes," I mean I went through all of my income and expenses and created a spreadsheet for my accountant (I don't know enough to do my own taxes!).

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Lessons Learned From 4 Years of Animal Person, Part 2

Animal Person

I wrote about atheism, diabetes (which I do think is important and stay tuned for a video about canine diabetes and how to test blood sugar), dog food, feral cats, and of course, greyhound racing. Yesterday's lessons learned were primarily about blogging. Today they're about language. Lesson #7 Obsessing over language can become counterproductive. And this, coming from a person with a doctorate in Applied Linguistics. I can talk about language all day, every day.

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