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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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.

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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Adorable animals are sharing an important message!

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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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Back to School with PetMD University

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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 !

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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 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.

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.

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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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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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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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

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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Sundaygrams: Snow

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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

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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

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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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Giving Tuesday with Best Friends

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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.

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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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We salute you!

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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

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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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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.

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."

Did someone say treats?

4 The Love Of Animals

Of course, she is loving the fact that the vet has given her permission to eat peanut butter, mac and cheese, and more of her favorite treats from Cesar ( Cesar Softies Grilled Chicken Flavor ). Our sweet pup has been a bit sick recently. We’ve been to the vet a few times, and are now trying to help her get her weight back up.

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Latest News on Best Friends' Haiti Efforts

Critter News

Of course, I have to figure out how to earn that money first :-). I hope one day to leave a bunch of money to help animals in such horrible conditions. In the meantime, direct from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

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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).

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.

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Fox and Hound

Animal Ethics

You eat a dog, of course! How do you protest fox hunting? See here for details

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Last Call for Greyhound Calendar Photos

Animal Person

Of course, I have hundreds of photos of Violet Rays and Charles Hobson Booger, III, few of which I've ever actually printed. Today at 5pm EST is the deadline for entries for the 14-month calendar "dedicated to the thousands of greyhounds who have been rescued from racetracks nationwide" according to GREY2K USA. Submission Rules: One photo entry per dog. Include your greyhound’s name, tattoo numbers, adoption group and history of 150 words or less.

On Being a Minority Within a Minority

Animal Person

Of course there are oodles of vegetarians who mention veganism and how difficult and restricting it is, and overall I'm having a fairly disheartening experience. What I have found above all is that treading lightly is the best course of action. I've been tweeting ( [link] ) for a short time and I have more than anything else the overwhelming feeling that I am part of a minuscule minority within an already small segment of the population.

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Frankenweenie Featurette!

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And yes, of course we plan to see it in 3D! “Frankenweenie” is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous. We are so excited to see it!

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Animal Relief Efforts in Haiti

Critter News

But, of course, we don't pay attention to Haiti unless the buildings all fall down. The Humane Society has information here. The ASPCA has a page too. I imagine like everything else, this is going to take a lot of hard work. Even under the best conditions, animals have a tough life in poverty stricken nations like Haiti.

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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.

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Yet More Good News for Project Treadstone

Animal Person

The woman from the coalition knows and respects the vets at Pahokee, which of course isn't as good as my own vet being on the case, but I'm sure it'll all work out fine. Of course I still have to come up with the money to pay for the surgeries, vaccinations and microchips, but I've done well with that so far so I assume my luck will continue. This one's more like Good News for Mary Martin. I received a call yesterday from a woman who started a coalition for homeless cats.

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."

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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 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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Star Wars Pet Costumes!

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Of course, our dog only wanted to play with them, not wear them on her head, but we still think she looks darling as Princess Leia. Dog lovers and Star Wars geeks rejoice! You can now dress up your pooch for Halloween (or whenever you want to!) as your favorite Star Wars character. Baby the Maltese got to try out the Princess Leia version, but as you can see, there are also Darth Vader and Yoda costumes available. The Leia buns were an absolute riot!

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