Humane Society University to Offer Courses in Fall 2009

Critter News

nonprofit organizations that seek to protect, provide services to or advocate for animals, and to advance scholarship in the field. Very cool! I've been looking for something like this for a long time. From the Humane Society's press release.

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

Animal Person

Most informative for a discussion about vegan advocacy is the section about the animal rights movement (and unfortunately he alternately calls it “animal protection” and also refers to welfare, perhaps because of the Humane Research Council’s study that people prefer the word “protection”).

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Traveling with dogs

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And of course, be aware if your dog gets car sick or not! You might even want to buy some “Doggles” to protect their eyes, just in case your dog loves hanging their head out of the window. Does your dog love traveling in the car with you?

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Santa Paws Drive 2012

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With your help of course! Foundation of Animal Protection – Fuzesabony, Hungary. It’s time for the Santa Paws Drive ! The mission of the Santa Paws Drive is to bring holiday cheer to shelter animals around the world. How do they do it?

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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." For only $450,000, we could buy almost all of the habitat neded to protect Ecuador's remaining frogs.

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Why a #RichellPet pet gate is the perfect fit.

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Of course, once she got off the box, she had to snoop around a bit. The feet have rubber feet to help protect your floors, and add stability to the gate. This post is sponsored by RichellUSA and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network.

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Slate on Pepper: Stolen for Research

Animal Person

Her death on an operating table in the Bronx would help animal welfare advocates break a long-standing stalemate in Congress and push through the most significant animal-protection bill in American history. In a five-part series to be published over the course of this week, Slate will explore her legacy. Was what followed animal protection or pet protection, as pets are the animals who really matter?

Mark Zuckerberg ‘Likes’ Two New Dogs

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They have a protective instinct and will even sleep across thresholds within your house, taking position. This breed is incredibly loyal and penchant for protection. LA-Based Zoom Room CEO and Dog Training Expert Explores the Breeds He Chose.

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The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary

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His storytelling was so wonderful, and of course the subject matter was so interesting, that I really couldn’t wait to pick the book up. Their personal stories are heartbreaking, and of course I felt a lot of anger and disgust at the practices these wonderful animals had to endure.

From the Animal Rights Action Network re: Greyhounds

Animal Person

Our aim of this week is to educate people about the cruelty of greyhound racing and of course call for an end to government grants to this business and our sights of course are to see an end to this cruel exploitive industry. ARAN works with volunteers, activists, members of the public and other animal protection groups. Also, you see how ARAN concentrates on the cruelty of greyhound racing, and their goal is to eliminate it, and they work with animal protection groups?

On Small Victories

Animal Person

Both, of course, were seen as victories, but the article's author, Richard Foot, asks: Do such successes mean the animal rights movement is winning its long, controversial campaigns to gain the same legal protections for animals as those ascribed to humans? welfare") is the best that any of us can ever hope for, and of course what is a change in the way I kill you other than a change in the method by which you die.

Portugal Pursued by EU for Poor Environmental Policies

Critter News

The European Commission said on Wednesday it is pursuing legal action against Portugal for breaching nature protection legislation. The resort falls within a site protected by the Habitats Directive and in the vicinity of a Special Area of Conservation for wild birds (Costa Sudoeste sites). It also foresees two golf courses, road infrastructure, a water treatment station and a waste water treatment plant.

Push Land-Grant Universities Out of the Meat Industry

Animal Person

Environmentalists recognize the meat industry as extremely ecodestructive – including fish, dairy, eggs, feed crops with their massive use of water & topsoil and toxic runoff killing rivers and oceans, and the killing of billions of free-living animals to protect farmed animals and feed crops. But no LGU has yet put its meat-industry courses on the course of ultimate extinction. Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends!

On Different Results of Direct Action

Animal Person

Dr. David Jentsch says to his colleagues "your silence will no longer protect you" and his community of vivisectionists has decided to have a pro-torture and slaughter (i.e., Jentsch talks about the cost ("it's hard to put a price tag on") of protecting those like him, so we definitely know that the tactics of those who seek to defend animals are working on one level (economic harm, though once removed at least in this situation).

On Dolphins as a Gateway to Animal Rights

Animal Person

Of course, the size of a brain isn't what's important. They can also learn how "to hold sponges over their snouts to protect themselves when searching for spiny fish on the ocean floor." My life-as-a-tweeter is less and less significant these days. It's just not all that interesting to me. Something about jockeying for position in 140 characters or less, rather than interacting and sharing, I guess.

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

Of course, "That's not to say dogs didn't have their niche in biomedicine. To this day, 95 percent of the animals used in research labs receive no federal protection whatsoever under the Animal Welfare Act." The animal-welfare groups have failed in their most ambitious efforts to protect laboratory rodents. "We

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). We recently got a chance to check out a lovely line of jewelry that celebrates animals, and supports the ASPCA!

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Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

Animal Person

link] Of course, the animal activists don't even really care about the health or welfare of deer herds except to protect them against the "cruel" hunter who killed Bambi's mother. The issue has surfaced again recently, as focussed hunts have been scheduled in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, with the "animal rights" zealots militating for expensive and basically ineffective birth control practices to curb overpopulation.

HollyWoof Gift Bags Spoil Celebrity Dogs!

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And of course, there were treats too! Who knows what Brennan, Buckley and Tina’s paws may pick up in the Canyon so the couple can spray a shot of Dirty Dog Paw Spritz, an Anti-Bacterial Protection for Dog’s Paws before returning home. It sure would be nice to be a celebrity pet!

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Farm Animal Welfare Fight Heats Up in Ohio

Critter News

And, of course, this board would be dominated by big ag's people, so I think they're right. If it passes, it will encourage other states' ag industries to go on the offensive to protect their "raw materials.". Issue 2 in Ohio would create 13-member state board to oversee the care of farm animals in the State.

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H. J. McCloskey on Punishment of Cruelty to Animals

Animal Ethics

We accept that the state has the right to ban cruelty to animals, even when such cruelty is in the interests of the person being cruel, for example, of the greyhound owner who trains his dog on cats, first removing the cat's claws to protect his dog from injury, or of the householder who half-starves his dog so that he can have an extra beer or two, or of the person who hunts kangaroos, wounding many and killing a few, for the fun of the sport. who cannot protect their interests.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Not in words, of course, but they can answer in ways that we can understand if we are paying attention. They’re about protecting a system that produces cheap food. To the Editor: Re “ Don’t Presume to Know a Pig’s Mind ” (Op-Ed, Feb. 20): Blake Hurst, a former hog farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, cautions that “we can’t ask the pigs what they think.” But we can ask, and they can answer.

Jan Narveson on Moral Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

Utilitarians persuaded of the leading premise here should, I think, be willing to pay the higher prices, and to plump for protections of animals of the kind in question. And most of us, of course, just don't know about this.

From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: It is deeply troubling that a legally mandated and urgently needed decision to protect polar bears under the Endangered Species Act has been delayed by one agency of the Interior Department even as another agency rushes ahead with plans to sell oil and gas leases across a huge expanse of critical polar bear habitat in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea (“ Regulatory Games and the Polar Bear ,” editorial, Jan.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

While Alaska is increasingly devastated by global warming—melting glaciers, permafrost and sea ice, as well as the severe impacts on wildlife, ecosystems and people—she seems to be working not to protect the polar bear or ultimately the citizens of her state, but to make sure nothing gets in the way of energy company plans for expansion. Instead, it simply seeks to protect bears in the absence of a better national approach to climate change.

Joel Feinberg (1926-2004) on Animal Rights

Animal Ethics

I should think that the trustee of funds willed to a dog or cat is more than a mere custodian of the animal he protects. We can, of course, with consistency treat animals as mere pests and deny that they have any rights; for most animals, especially those of the lower orders, we have no choice but to do so. So far McCloskey is on solid ground, but one can quarrel with his denial that any animals but humans have interests.

Moral Vegetarianism, Part 9 of 13

Animal Ethics

The question is, of course, whether animals do have a right to life. They, too, may be killed and eaten on the view under consideration, provided, of course, that they are killed painlessly. KBJ: There are two types of rights: autonomy rights, which protect autonomy, and welfare rights, which protect interests. For an explanation of this feature, click on “Moral Vegetarianism” at the bottom of this post.

The True Costs of the Rhetoric of Terror Continue to Mount – Part 1

Animal Ethics

The law protects animal enterprises from courses of conduct designed to disrupt their normal profitable functioning. The Act wasn’t instituted to protect Americans from the dreaded terrorist threat posed by rabid animal activists, it was designed to protect the profits of those individuals and corporations that profit from the exploitation and abuse of animals. Cherished rights are being stripped away in the name of protection from terrorism.

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Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

Animal Ethics

The column, which you can read here , is a call to arms to factory farmers to fight back against those individuals and organizations working to protect farm animals from the abuses inherent in factory farms. Recent victories by animal protection advocates have an increasing number of pro-factory-farming lobbyists worried about the future of animal agriculture. A column entitled "Ag Industry Threatened by Animal Rights" appeared in today's High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal [ HPMAJ ].

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Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

Of course, when hamburgers aren't at stake, most of us think that it would be morally wrong to kill an animal for no good reason. Of course, the prima facie status of the moral wrongness of killing animals cuts both ways, because if killing these animals is necessary for some important overriding human benefit that can't be achieved in any other way, then the killing might be justified, after all.

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