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Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

4 The Love Of Animals

Ducks and geese may not be a particularly unusual sight in the wild, but have you ever thought about keeping them as pets? Ducks and geese make excellent pets because it is interesting to watch them as they go about their activities and engage with their environment.

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Baby Ducks!

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Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

4 The Love Of Animals

Ducks and geese may not be a particularly unusual sight in the wild, but have you ever thought about keeping them as pets? Ducks and geese make excellent pets because it is interesting to watch them as they go about their activities and engage with their environment.

Cute Snuggle Ducks!

4 The Love Of Animals

Snuggled ducks are just so cute! Could these ducklings be any cuter all snuggled up together? We think not! We’re glad that the owner had a camera handy to capture the moment.

Quacker the duck cools off!

4 The Love Of Animals

Quacker the duck struts his stuff in the pool. Quacker the duck cools off! Looks like someone knows how to beat the summer heat! How do your pets beat the summer heat? originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on August 10, 2009.

San Francisco Passes Anti-Foie Gras Resolution

Critter News

Foie gras is the liver of a duck or a goose that has been specially fattened by force feeding. San Francisco supervisors have passed a resolution supporting city restaurants that remove foie gras from their menus. California will be banning that awful stuff in about three years. I just find the whole description vile and gruesome.).

Foie Gras to Be Banned in California

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With all its gluttonous excess, and with the backdrop of the animal rights protesters, the sold-out dinner became the fattiest of food as political protest, offering a clash of competing passions in a battle that has reverberated across the nation but finally settled here, the first state in the nation to criminalize the sale of foie gras, the fattened liver of a goose or a duck. Apparently, this will happen in 8 months. I had no idea! Excerpted from The New York Times.

Paul Watson on the South Park Spoof

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Yes sir, we are now on the same carnival sitting duck gallery as my old buddy Sean Penn, and Nicole Kidman’s ex-husband Tom Cruise and the Scientologists. He takes the right attitude: I could not care less how I was personally ridiculed, lampooned, and insulted. Hell, being ridiculed, lampooned and insulted on South Park is a declaration to the world that Sea Shepherd and Whale Wars are effective and have cracked through to the other side of the media culture curtain.

"Zoo from Hell" Owner Convicted in New York

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The animals included ducks, chickens, guinea hens, rabbits, sheep, dogs and cats. And people wonder why I'm so disappointed by humans. A farm-animal breeder who ran what a prosecutor called "the zoo from hell" was convicted Tuesday of animal cruelty. A jury in West Haverstraw deliberated less than two hours before convicting Robert Everle of all 13 charges of torturing, injuring and starving animals.

Seal Meat Served in Canada

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Many diners are huge fans of its taste, describing the mammal's meat as somewhere between duck and veal. Definitely a niche market ,but demand has been increasing. And this is despite the bad press received by the annual seal hunts. For time immemorial seal has been eaten -- raw -- as a traditional food by indigenous people such as the Inuit. It also has been a traditional food for generations of hunters in Canada's east who serve it up roasted, or sometimes with a hearty Burgundy sauce.

Look After Your Dog’s Health – Buy Them Premium Foods

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Using the highest quality ingredients such as turkey, rice, duck and lamb – as opposed to grain, chicken, pork and beef – the James Wellbeloved Dog Food range is specifically targeted at dogs that not only suffer from allergies but also those that may do in the future.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Foie gras is the diseased liver of ducks or geese that have been force-fed through pipes shoved down their throats. To the Editor: “ Some in California Skirt a Ban on Foie Gras ” (news article, Aug. 13) might give readers the impression that California chefs are free to serve foie gras as a complimentary side dish and so evade the state ban on sales. Not so.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

9 editorial “ Justice on the Farm ” describing a “visit to a duck farm in Sullivan County where workers toil through exhausting shifts to force feed poultry for foie gras” encapsulates one of the fundamental problems facing agriculture today: the perpetual chain of exploitation that occurs on many farms. To the Editor: The sentence in your Sept.

Disneynature Earth Q&A

4 The Love Of Animals

Then, of course, I’m a sucker for things that make me laugh, so I loved the jumping mandarin ducks, the mandarin ducks flinching and flying. Disneynature’s first film, Earth , which comes out on Earth Day (April 22,2009), follows three animal families across the globe.

Kermie

Animal Person

On a very quiet night during a lull in the drama of the ducks, I was researching the Greyhound racing industry, and seething over its treatment of dogs as well as the support it often gets, through subsidies, to help it survive. Just then, Wilbur the Muscovy duck came waddling out from the bushes, where he had apparently spent the night very well camouflaged (he’s mostly white and I didn’t see an inch of him). And right before my eyes, I discovered that Muscovy ducks eat frogs.

Roger Cohen Realizes Dogs=Pigs, Sort Of

Animal Person

Or pig, or duck, or fish. " Dog Days in China " is a small piece with no gruesome slideshow. But it's also remarkable in that Roger Cohen, a 50-something man who writes for the New York Times, wonders: But do pigs have any more or less of a soul than dogs? Are they any more or less sentient? Do they suffer any more or less in death? Are they any more or less part of the mysterious unity of life? I think not.

On THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING

Animal Person

Yes, I wanted to also say to him "Yeah dogs are great, but you didn't see my multi-year relationship with Mr. Magoo, a Muscovy duck who was blind in one eye." There are duck stories and elephant stories and pig stories, but the reason we hear about them is because they are extraordinary.

Pepé Le Pew

Animal Ethics

The babies were following her like so many ducks. I see skunks ( Mephitis mephitis ) on a regular basis—usually in the evening—during my walks with Shelbie. I worry not only about her being sprayed (which has happened a couple of times), but about her being bitten. There have been reports recently of rabid skunks in this area. While Shelbie has had a rabies vaccine, it's best not to take a chance.

On Cat Killers and Mental Competency

Animal Person

Mentally competent people, oddly enough, go around mutilating and killing deer and ducks and cougars, though, when doing so either is in season or some governmental body has decided their numbers need trimming. People in South Florida are still in an uproar over the mutilation and slaughter of 19 house cats (allegedly) by 18-year old Tyler Weinman, who was declared mentally competent and not a danger to himself or others (!).

On the Freezing of Birds

Animal Person

From 2002-2005 I was heavily ensconced in a bird and waterfowl phase with sometimes daily drama of the life-and-death variety that led to my unintentional education about all things duck (Muscovies, in particular). I was watching a news segment on a wildlife rehabilitation center here in Florida. It was time to feed the bird of prey who was about to be released and while the rehabber was speaking with the interviewer someone emerged from a walk-in freezer with a tray of baby chicks.

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

Animal Ethics

And then realize this: On November 13, 2006, the lame duck House of Representatives passed H.R.4239 by a voice vote under suspension of the rules, a procedure usually reserved for non-controversial legislation. With surprisingly little fanfare, President George W. Bush signed the “ Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act ” into law this past Monday (November 27, 2006). The law protects animal enterprises from courses of conduct designed to disrupt their normal profitable functioning.