An Educational Mixed Flock

10,000 Birds

I was upstate again this past weekend, collecting Desi from his week with his grandparents, and took a couple of hours early Sunday morning to visit my favorite Saugerties birding spot, the Great Vly. As is to be expected in late August there were many young birds around getting the hang of living life on their own. Green Herons , Eastern Kingbirds , Tree Swallows , Cedar Waxwings , and a host of other species were successful in breeding and there were a lot of birds around.

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"Educate, Investigate, Liberate"

Animal Person

He recently wrote me: We are an abolitionist group and our approach is "Educate, Investigate & Liberate". You may know Jose Valle of the International Organization for the Abolition of Animal Slavery, AnimalEquality. We are currently doing an investigation on pig farms in Spain, including intensive and extensive/free-range farms (tho extensive ones are scarce since intensive ones are the majority in the industry).

The Best in Vegan Education

Animal Person

Encourage others to go vegan by educating them about the issues, and particularly about why we should not accept alternatives to eating animals that include eating animals (i.e., What makes Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home the best in vegan education and animal rights education is that, without getting too much into the hideous treatment of anyone, James LaVeck and Jenny Stein (a.k.a. To my knowledge, there is currently no opportunity like this for vegan education.

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Enjoy Helping Animals? Consider an Education in Zoology

4 The Love Of Animals

Working as educators in sanctuaries, aquariums and other such venues. Here’s a quick look at some of those tasks: As a wildlife educator you may:• Live and work at a particular site while you study and research animal behavior• Write informational materials such as brochures and pamphlets• Prepare and implement displays. To become a zoologist you will need to gain an educational background in the areas of chemistry, math and biology.

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On Mixing Bowl and Vegan Education

Animal Person

From today's Publisher's Weekly : In January, Meredith Corporation quietly launched Mixing Bowl , a social networking site about cooking. Emphasizing user-generated content, the site invites home cooks to exchange recipes, share photos, participate in contests and post messages. The site is approaching 12,000 members, which Meredith v-p and general manager Jeff Myers said is “ahead of expectations.”

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Pet Care Education

Animal Ethics

Here is a website for your consideration. I have added it to the blogroll

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Teaching Ornithology in High Schools

10,000 Birds

I have worked with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology K-12 Education to do something like that. Birding Conservation Cornell Lab of Ornithology Education ornithologyIn 2018, I read an article in Birding magazine by Jeff R. Manker about teaching ornithology in high schools. (It

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A Tale of Three Magnificent Frigatebirds (Two I help, one tries to kill me)

10,000 Birds

I happened to work at that facility, for International Bird Rescue at the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center , part of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network. I was working at the San Francisco Bay Oiled Wildlife Care and Education Center , where the bird was taken. Birds International Bird Rescue Magnificent Frigatebirds Monte Merrick oil spill birds Oiled Wildlife Care Network San Francisco Bay Oiled Wildlife Care and Education Center wildlife rehabilitator

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Can Nature Take Care of Itself?

10,000 Birds

This blog was written by Marge Gibson, co-founder of Raptor Education Group, Inc. Ironically, the time when a person first finds and brings in or reports an injured bird is the ideal time for education, potentially turning that person into one who appreciates wildlife for life. Rehabilitators educate constantly, encouraging the public to leave healthy wildlife alone. As with so many things, education is the key to create positive change.

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On What the Animal Ag Alliance Thinks of Us

Animal Person

Vegans give money to organizations that they think are going to further their vegan cause but that's not what ends up happening with all 100% of those donations (let's assume some goes to vegan education or animal rescue or even open rescue). Just think of how much vegan education and animal care could be accomplished with the money in those large organizations " is what I would say to Parker.

2009 100

12 Reasons Why Dogs Help With Depression and Anxiety

4 The Love Of Animals

The World Health Organization declared April 7th, 2017 as World Health Day, a day focusing on mental health, but it’s also a year-long campaign which aims to educate, raise awareness and help people suffering from mental illness. Depression, Anxiety, and … Continue reading →

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National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day #Cat2VetDay

4 The Love Of Animals

Saturday, August 22, is “National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day” (#Cat2VetDay) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is using this as an opportunity to educate cat owners on the importance of routine check-ups. Eighty-three percent of … Continue reading → The post National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day #Cat2VetDay appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Ethical Beauty Website for Girls

Critter News

Here is an online magazine for girls promoting and educating about cruelty-free beauty products.

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Quote of the Week

Critter News

There's about as much educational benefit studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by only observing prisoners held in solitary. Jacques Cousteau.

2010 100

Where Does Vegan Baby Sky Get Her Protein?

Animal Person

No matter what your beliefs are, when you're a parent you educate yourself about parenting style, nutrition (and Ginny Messina 's fabulous Vegan for Life recently arrived and includes nutrition information as well as sample menus for kids!) and formal education options (if you're lucky enough to have options). 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?

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Want a Career in Animal Rights?

Creature Talk

Compassionate Action for Animals is a nationally-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Minneapolis, MN focused on eliminating cruelty to animals through vegetarian outreach, education, and community building. Now might be your chance! Compassionate Action for Animals in Minneapolis, MN is now hiring!

Why Do Animals Exist?

Creature Talk

One of them was pretty educated about the evils of factory farming, and said that she didn’t eat much meat because she had to know where it came from. This weekend I got into a rather passionate debate with some friends of friends about animal rights. Her husband on the other hand, didn’t know much about factory farming at all, though he was curious about what I had to say and was a good, respectful listener.

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Cat People VS Dog People

4 The Love Of Animals

“It’s interesting to learn how different cat and dog owners can be when choosing, and making decisions for, their pets,” said Dr. Brent Mayabb, veterinarian and manager of education and development at Royal Canin. Whatever factors come into play, understanding an animal’s physical and physiological traits is critical to providing the best care.”.

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Veganism in the Workplace

Creature Talk

This presents both an opportunity for education and sometimes awkwardness. After a 7 month hiatus from this blog, I wonder: is anyone still out there? Anyone waiting for me to post? I bet you are just beside yourself with curiosity about where I’ve been. Answer: first I was trying to get a new job, then I got a new job, and now I’m BUSY as heck. The truth of the matter is that while I was in the midst of my job search, I felt the need to make this blog private.

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American Veterinary Medical Association Makes Despicable Decision

Critter News

An AVMA resolution was quietly killed this afternoon that would have revised its policy on use of random-source dogs and cats for research, testing and education. The controversial resolution, submitted by the AVMA’s House Advisory Committee, called on the association to oppose the use of live animals “procured from animal shelters or the use of live animals procured from dealers” for use in veterinary education. Bastards. From Veterinary News.

On Fighting for "Animal Rights"

Animal Person

But for the average discussion with the average, dog and cat person, I say stick with the language they use ("I love animals," "I only buy meat that was humanely raised"), and use those opportunities to educate them and point out the inconsistency in their claims. 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!!!!!"

Planet Dinosaur (giveaway)

4 The Love Of Animals

It is pretty amazing, and educational as well as entertaining. We were very excited when we were contacted about BBC’s Planet Dinosaur ! The series will introduce you to all kinds of dinosaurs through the use of computer animation. It can also be fairly realistic at times, so it might not be suitable for very young audiences (there is a bit of blood, after all, dinosaurs didn’t always get along).

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Clarification on Messaging

Animal Person

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. From there, my job is to use images and language that they are comfortable with, especially at the beginning, and then to nudge them gently into areas that challenge their thoughts and actions. Some people can tolerate more than a gentle nudging.

2011 156

Animal Fact Guide Website

Critter News

From their press release: A fun, educational website about animals called Animal Fact Guide ( has just been launched. Teachers also can download educational worksheets relating to wildlife. Smith's experience in the field of education. We're always interested in promoting sites about animals. Here is a new website.

2008 100

6th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest

4 The Love Of Animals

In addition, the six winning students’ classrooms will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to spend on pet-related education. Last call! American Pet Products Association (APPA) President and CEO, Bob Vetere announced today that the organization’s 6th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, February 28 , 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

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Busch Gardens’ Baby Cheetah Gets a New Puppy Pal

4 The Love Of Animals

Eventually, the pair will live together and even travel together, helping the park’s education team teaching the public about the plight of cheetahs in the wild and the importance of Busch Gardens’ conservation efforts. Just a month after Busch Gardens took in a cheetah cub whose mother wasn’t caring for it, the park’s animal care team has identified the perfect four-legged friend for the 8-week-old cat: a 16-week old female yellow Labrador puppy.

2011 182

CHIMPANZEE Challenge Fact #5

4 The Love Of Animals

These facilities are dedicated to excellence in animal care, conservation, education and science and meet the highest standards in animal health, husbandry and welfare. Currently 269 chimpanzees live in 34 United States zoos that are accredited with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). See CHIMPANZEE, Save Chimpanzees! Please see the film during it’s opening week and you will help save chimpanzees. Opens today! Chimpanzee Challenge

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The Animals We Use

Animal Person

Like part of the original, it traces the conversations I have over and over again, with good people who simply aren't educated about what's involved in the use of animals, or they are, yet they continue to not align their actions with their knowledge and what they believe to be right. After failing miserably at a long pamphlet in 2007, I decided to shorten it by 50% and focus on a different audience: people who use animals.

2011 118

On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

Animal Person

I say "if you know someone" because this isn't a book I'd recommend to vegans for their vegan education efforts. I immensely enjoyed "EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED" (even on the big screen) and eagerly anticipated "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer. His writing is beautiful, though I do have to admit that I haven't seen "shit" and its variations so frequently in one printed piece in quite a while. Ever, in fact.

2009 177

Humane Society University to Offer Courses in Fall 2009

Critter News

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. The degrees are designed to educate students to qualify them for employment with one of the more than 17,000 U.S. Very cool!

2009 100

UK Expects Spike in Christmas Poaching

Critter News

To curtail the rise and educate the public, the "Poachers Moon" initiative brings together the National Wildlife Crime Unit, Environment Agency, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation and the Deer Initiative. Criminal gangs in the rural UK poach deer and salmon during the Christmas season.

2009 109

Urban Resource Institute and Purina Unveil the Purina Play Haven

4 The Love Of Animals

As part of its sponsorship of URIPALS, in October 2013 Purina also donated much-needed welcome kits tailored to cats —with food, toys, crates and other pet supplies—and educational materials designed to guide families entering URI’s largest domestic violence shelter in best practices for caring for their pets.

2014 169

Rocky & Bella, Inc. earns National Animal Supplement Quality Seal

4 The Love Of Animals

The natural, whole-food pet supplement was formulated by Dr. Patricia Jordan, a naturopathic veterinarian with more than 25 years of experience with an education in both conventional and holistic veterinary medicine. Bryn Mawr, Penn.—Pet Pet supplement company Rocky & Bella, Inc. recently met the National Animal Supplement Council’s nationally recognized standards after a rigorous facility audit, earning the NASC Quality Seal.

2013 150

Newfoundland Seal Hunt Extended

Critter News

If people in indigenous communities can only make money off this, then perhaps Canada should invest in some education and economic development programs to bring these communities into a more sustainable and kinder 21st century economy. Earlier this week, Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea extended the end date of the annual seal hunt from May 15 to May 31. This is because of the poor "harvest" due to bad ice conditions. Poor, poor seal hunters.

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Chris from Beijing is Finally Blogging!

Animal Person

However, I have recently noticed that several vegans who write for have animal-exploitation based ads on the same page as their vegan education. Christopher Barden, an American vegan living in Beijing, and whom I mention frequently, has started his own blog/"Notes on Life" ! Chris is a bit of a geek, and I say that with great warmth and admiration, and he's always trying to figure things out technically and technologically.

2009 100

Can a NFL player out run a cheetah?

4 The Love Of Animals

This global initiative actively supports on-the-ground conservation projects and education to help stem and eventually reverse the rapid disappearance of big cat populations. Have you ever wondered if an NFL player could out run a cheetah? Get your tailgating gear together, place your bets, and tune in to Big Cat Week on Nat Geo WILD to find out the answer to that question! During the 4th annual Big Cat Week viewers will be delighted and amazed by nature’s Biggest and Baddest Cats!

2013 167

On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

Animal Person

We can stop using animals and "allocate resources" to educate Homo sapiens worldwide to change their relationship to the animals around them. Through a program of education "built on mutual respect and interest" (198), the Maasai have now become guardians and caretakers of the lions, whose numbers have increased since the program's inception. When I was asked if I wanted to read Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS (Rodale 2009) I was ambivalent.

2010 108

Melange Monday

Animal Person

But more important, commenter Daniel Manahan could use some gentle education. Finally, there's an alert from Susan Hargreaves, who is a humane educator here in South Florida (via Trish). I've had the pleasure of seeing her in action with adults and children and I profoundly admire her vegan education and animal rights activism. education [link]. So many things to say today. First, check out " The Vegan Solution: An Ideal Whose Time Has Come " over at Care2.

2009 100

On Radical Abolitionism and Guilt

Animal Person

I do not believe that our war can be won by vegan education alone and that some day, the oppressors of humans, nonhuman animals and the planet are going to see the error of their ways and transition to a nonviolent, non-exploiting way of life. He refers to Paulo Freire, a favorite of mine who, Best writes, "insisted-education can only be part of a much broader and multi-pronged movement of resistance, struggle, and change. Frequently, when I read Steve Best, I feel guilty.

2009 103

On Bad Presidential Puppy Decisions

Animal Person

It's disheartening to know that after being educated about the "pet" trade and the implications of buying from a breeder, and seeming to understand the problems and issues, we nevertheless will have yet another pure breed dog in the White House. They can say that the puppy was needing to be re-homed, therefore it's like adopting from a rescue group.

Responsible Birding in Colombia with Jaguarundi Travel

10,000 Birds

I developed a new idea of a sustainable tourism company which rather than complaining about unsustainable practices in the industry, could promote education and research in the field, contributing positively to the protection and conservation of the cultural and biological diversity in Colombia.

What’s Up with the ABA?

10,000 Birds

The ABA’s education programs promote birding skills, ornithological knowledge, and the development of a conservation ethic. Jeff Gordon resigned as president of the American Birding Association, effective November 30, 2021.

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Cute of the day: Baby Aardvark!

4 The Love Of Animals

He will be raised in Jambo Junction – located in the Nairobi area of the park – and will become one of the park’s educational Animal Ambassadors. Busch Gardens’ Jambo Junction patrons will have the opportunity to see something quite rare: a baby aardvark. The young male aardvark was born at Busch Gardens on April 10. Busch Gardens’ animal care experts stepped in when they saw that the mother was not attentive. There are only about 35 aardvarks in zoos in North America.

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