Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

Beloved family pet Dalmatian, Pepper, is stolen, and after several weeks of searching is discovered to have been experimented on at a hospital and died on the table when researchers tried to implant her with an experimental cardiac pacemaker. 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

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A Tribute to a Wildlife Lover’s Support Team

10,000 Birds

It’s a rough world for people who appreciate them, rougher still for those who spend time and money trying to protect them, roughest of all for those who take in the injured and orphaned and try to save them. I routinely vow to put an emotional wall between the birds I care for and me, to keep in mind that a good percentage of them will not make it, and to realize my heart is already in pieces so I should protect myself from further damage.

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

4 The Love Of Animals

The American Humane Association Red Star team will be assisting the Joplin Humane Society, whose staff is not only grappling with the magnitude of the disaster but has personally suffered devastating losses from the tornado and needs time off to attend to their families and what may be left of their homes. “The destruction and loss of life is overwhelming and the community will need help in rebuilding, physically and emotionally.

The Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Wish List

10,000 Birds

Out of over 30 respondents, almost everyone wanted money for better facilities, paid staff, on-call veterinarians, emergency vehicles, food, and protected land – from Terry and Lindsay in California to Cindy in Michigan, from Sally in Kentucky to Mickie in South Dakota, and Lisa and Lia in New York. They’d also have to pay for every aspect of care the injured bird requires, as well as the emotional suffering of the wildlife rehabilitator!”.

Can we talk about Cecil the Lion?

10,000 Birds

Tell me, what happens if we rip away hunting when hunting protects more wildlife land in Africa than national parks? Today I want to talk about how it also damages conservation by, in much the same way as other media does, by reducing issues to pithy statements, devoid of nuance and heavily laden with emotion, and shaping the opinion of millions as it does so. Conservation is concerned about protecting populations, species, habitats, ecosystems. Hi there.

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Into the Nest: A Book Review in the Time of Nesting

10,000 Birds

Second, reading about birds courting and parenting brings out the tendency to identify, which leads directly to anthropomorphism, the tendency to assign birds human emotions and thoughts. I’m happy to say that Laura Erickson and Marie Read have written a book, Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds , that is not too cute and that does not anthropomorphize. Producing a book about birds and nesting is a dangerous business.

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Birds and People: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

It’s relatively easy to classify birds into family groups based on physical characteristics. We sing about them, we paint them, we use them as mythic and poetic symbols for our spiritual and emotional feelings, we wear them in myriad and often colorful ways, we adopt them as household pets. We view them as our enemies when they eat our crops and as an extension of our family when we see them at our feeders.

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The Jewel Hunter: A Book Review About One Birder’s Quest for Pittas and Beer

10,000 Birds

It’s my fantasy and it’s yours: Quit the job, say good-bye to the family, and bird. how guides and drivers are found and where they live and what their families and homes look like, birder friends who accompany him on some legs of his quest, and the quirky people he ends up sharing beers with, in bars in huts on stilts. On the other hand, Phoebe Snetsinger’s memoir, Birding on Borrowed Time , becomes tedious because of her lack of emotional disclosure.

The Feather Thief: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

We learn how Rist, homeschooled by his free-lance writer parents in the small town of Claverack, indulged in whatever interest captures his fancy, without many friends other than his younger brother, becomes captivated by a video of fly tying his father his using for research for an article (it doesn’t appear that anybody in the Rist family actually ever fished). Or, to keep the priceless feathers hidden away in drawers, protected in small plastic bags, prized in secret.

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The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

Animal Ethics

According to Dr. Spock: Most families have become more conscious about the fat content of meats, and many are choosing the lower-fat cuts. My emphasis] There are other reasons why families are looking more favorably at plant-based choices. Very importantly, the breast-feeding years create emotional security in the child through the many hours of intimate contact with the mother. (Dr.

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Ghana – Rainforest Birding on the Brink by Adam Riley

10,000 Birds

Although this park was logged in the past, as a national park it is one of the few forests in Ghana that is really protected. . These strange birds are two species in their own family; White-necked or Yellow-headed, endemic to the Upper Guinea forests and Grey-necked or Red-headed, restricted to Lower Guinea forests. All these forests are in “protected” forest reserves, however at some, logging permits are reportedly being issued for harvesting of these forests.

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You and Your Pets Can Stress Less This Holiday Season!

4 The Love Of Animals

For many of us, social, business and family commitments during this time of the year changes our routines. The end of the year can be emotional for people who remember and miss departed loved ones. There are several things that you can do this holiday season to help and protect all members of your entire family. You and Your Pets Can Stress Less This Holiday Season! By Faye Pietrokowsky, owner of Inner Design-Applying Intuition. www.inner-deisgn.net. email.

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