Getting Emotional

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The mama bear was trying to get him back up but she couldn’t and eventually she had to leave him so that she could protect her other cub and herself. I’m vegan, and I educate others about veganism; I write this blog; I volunteer for an animal rights organization doing office work and event planning; and I have a dog and a cat whom I love dearly… but none of it really feels like enough. Sometimes being an animal rights advocate is emotionally exhausting.

Spread the Word About Halloween Safety for Cats #AAFPHalloweenSafety

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Today is Halloween and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is using this as an opportunity to educate cat owners on Halloween safety.

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On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

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For only $450,000, we could buy almost all of the habitat neded to protect Ecuador's remaining frogs. We can stop using animals and "allocate resources" to educate Homo sapiens worldwide to change their relationship to the animals around them.

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On Foundation Beyond Belief

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Here are my initial thoughts, though: "Animal Protection." On the upside, you don't have to give any money to animal protection if your beliefs aren't represented by the choice of groups being supported. Good, as I can learn from others about the pluses and minuses of groups that are new to me, and bad, as (see "Animal Protection") the members might choose a group I wouldn't support. I think my favorite part of FBB is parent education and support for nontheistic parents.

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New Jersey Bear Hunt to Continue as Planned

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22, State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin rejected an appeal made by the Animal Protection League of New Jersey (APLNJ) and the West Milford-based Bear Education and Resource (BEAR) Group to postpone the six-day hunt, scheduled for a seven-county region that includes parts of Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Passaic, Morris, Somerset and Bergen counties. Despite efforts by animal rights activists to stop this hunt, it is scheduled to continue.

Humane Society University to Offer Courses in Fall 2009

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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!

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From the Animal Rights Action Network re: Greyhounds

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These poor animals are literally running for their lives and we must do everything we can to educate people about their suffering and exploitation and work towards ending this horribly cruel activity because many people out there just don't know any different, so we must be the greyhound's best advocate and use our voice for theirs. ARAN works with volunteers, activists, members of the public and other animal protection groups.

Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

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Less than one year ago, Puerto Rico enacted a landmark animal protection law, based in part on a set of model laws drafted by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. states and jurisdictions with regards to the strength of their laws protecting animals. I'm behind on my email and only just read this action alert from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Another crass attempt at primate slavery for money wrapped in "we put people first" robes." From the ALDF action alert page.

Listen Today on WALO Radio

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Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends! Today, March 30th, at 3:00 East Coast time, Susan Soltero of Puerto Rico will interview me live on the air at WALO Radio about Responsible Policies for Animals' 10,000 Years Is Enough campaign to get our universities out of the meat industry! Susan e-mailed after receiving RPA's news release on the organization's recent mailing to the governors of all 50 states about our land-grant universities' (LGUs') meat-industry problem.

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

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Medical schools, in particular, made ample use of them for education and research in surgery and cardiology." 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

Push Land-Grant Universities Out of the Meat Industry

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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. Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends!

Black Bear

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I mistakenly believed that geography would solve any problems I had: that once positioned where all of nature is respected, and people are working toward the common goal of protecting the environment, I would be in that elusive place we spend our lives searching for—home. But for the first time, I was indifferent to my education, and life’s too short for apathy.

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See OCEANS, Save Oceans!

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See OCEANS, Save Oceans ” is an initiative developed with The Nature Conservancy where a portion of each ticket sold for the film’s opening week April 22-28 will help establish new marine protected areas in The Bahamas. “We

From Today's Los Angeles Times

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To the editor: The gorilla Harambe’s killing at the Cincinnati Zoo surely calls our society to ask if it is moral or just to keep animals in a prison to be used, at worst, as objects of entertainment or, at best, under the guise of “education.” (“ Harambe the gorilla dies, meat-eaters grieve ,” Opinion, June 5) Is there no accountability on the part of the parents of the child who found himself in the gorilla exhibit?

5 ways to help the animal rescue efforts in Chile and Haiti

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WSPA (World Society for Protection of Animals). Educating ourselves to the need, and how we can help, is part of the solution. Contribute to rescue efforts. Most organizations aiding pets in devastated areas are not-for-profit. They depend upon charitable contributions to keep. going. These three groups are already operating mobile veterinary clinics and other services in Haiti, and planning to go to Chile when they’re allowed in: IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).

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From the Mailbag

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It is an animated website aimed at educating and inspiring children about endangered species, and all of our characters actually exist in a real-life camp in Tanzania which protects black rhino and wild African hunting dogs. Unfortunately we cannot link to your site since ours is a protected safe site for children, but we would love to be included as one of your links. Hello Keith, Mylan, and Jonathan We stumbled across your very worthy site and read some recent posts.

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Rescue Spotlight: Crest Care

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Here is the Crest Care mission statement: We are a group of individuals living across the United States and Canada, whose goals are to preserve and protect Chinese Cresteds in need. We provide education about the breed to private individuals interested in adopting, and to shelters as well, in an effort to help ensure the integrity of the breed as a whole. We work within the framework of local and civil laws, in order to protect both dogs and all parties concerned.

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Flight to Freedom

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About Animal Defenders International (ADI): With offices in Los Angeles, London and Bogota, Animal Defenders International (ADI) campaigns to protect animals in entertainment; replacement of animals in experiments; worldwide traffic in endangered species; vegetarianism; factory farming; pollution and conservation. ADI gathered evidence has led to campaigns and legislative action all over the world to protect them.

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Tom Regan on Rights

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At one time one could not vote if one were black or female or illiterate; now one has this right regardless of race or sex or educational achievement. Whether individuals have legal rights depends on the laws and other legal background (e.g.,

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82-foot-long “Rescue Rig” on Way to Missouri

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American Humane Association has been protecting children and animals since 1877. This national nonprofit seeks to build a more caring, compassionate world through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. Following the devastating tornado that ravaged Joplin, Missouri, American Humane Association has mobilized its famed Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team to help the animal victims there.

Preparing Your Pet for Winter

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The following is a great guest post from the folks at Pet Care Education! This shelter should have an entrance that faces away from the wind, and be covered to protect against harsh weather conditions. Good tips for the coming cold season. PREPARING YOUR PET FOR WINTER. As the temperatures grow colder, many people are tempted to hunker down indoors with a comforter and hot beverages.

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Philadelphia, PA Find out how you can become an active participant in national efforts to protect farm animals from abuse at this one-day conference. Designed to raise awareness about current farm animal issues and campaigns, this unique event offers educational opportunities for activists of all experience levels. Hi Keith, Farm Sanctuary’s Farm Animal Forum will be here before we know it! Would you be interested in helping us promote this event by posting the notice below?

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Julian H. Franklin on Animal Rights

Animal Ethics

Indeed, the ability of intelligent and educated people to avoid confronting the issue, or to offer endless evasions and rationalizations of delay on a question as straightforward as vegetarianism, even when they have heard and (reluctantly) accepted the argument in favor, is astonishing as well as depressing. Nor have I dealt with advances in the legal protection of animals both in practice and in theory.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Change will take place only when governments work with local and international animal welfare groups and concerned individuals to address the root of the problem through education and humane methods of population control, such as spaying and neutering. Allan Kornberg Boston, March 11, 2008 The writer is executive director of the World Society for the Protection of Animals

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

How far do we go in protecting them? Cows, domestic sheep, chickens and many others would not survive if they were not raised for human consumption, protected from malnutrition, disease and predators. When even educated, intelligent people make elementary mistakes, there is no hope