Examples of FBI Tactics Against Animal Rights Activist

Critter News

This post is from the blog Green is the New Red. It briefly discusses some of the tactics used by the FBI against Scott DeMuth, Carrie Feldman and Peter Young. These methods include diary reading, informants, a YouTube video, MySpace, LiveJournal, etc. Interesting.

Two Examples of Mice Experiments - Valid or Not?

Critter News

I came across these stories about two different medical experiments using mice. In this experiment, scientists tested whether lighting can cause depression. They used different lighting situations to see how they affect mice moods. One of the conclusions? That children who watch television late at night could be “more likely to develop depression." I'm not convinced that I as a taxpayer would approve funding of this project. Aren't there better things to research?

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Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog

Creature Talk

It is a great example of how loving and selfless non-human animals can be. This video just melts my heart. The whole idea that so many people hold that says somehow humans have a monopoly on emotions kind of gets tossed out the window when you see something like this. We could all learn a little something from this Hero Dog! more about “ Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog - … “, posted with vodpod.

Animal Study Shows Junk Food Can be Addictive

Critter News

This is the perfect example of an UNNECESSARY animal study. Come on. I could have told you it's addictive. How many more candy bars do I need to eat to become an expert?

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Kathy Bauck: The Face of Puppy Mill Cruelty

Creature Talk

Examples of misdemeanors include shoplifting, simple assault, disturbing the peace, and driving under the influence (provided no one is injured). Kathy Bauck. Kathy Bauck, owner of Pick of the Litter Kennels in New York Mills, MN, was recently found guilty of four misdemeanors: one count of animal cruelty, and 3 counts of animal torture. Her crimes involved dunking dogs into vats of insecticide and performing surgery on dogs without a license.

I’m Vegan, and No, I’m Not a Freak

Creature Talk

Here’s a great example: This past weekend I went to a charity gala. The Romain Rolland quote I posted last week has been on my mind a lot lately: To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse.

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PETA Targets Live Octopus Meals.in New York!

Critter News

This link has a video with some examples. Live octopus are apparently being served LIVE in some New York restaurants. Good grief! Octopus are highly intelligent creatures.not that ANY creature should suffer like this. PETA is arguing that this practice violates New York's anti-cruelty laws. It's apparently a practice around the world.

Well, I Have Something

Critter News

The latest example is an extinct Galapagos tortoise species. Bringing back extinct species. Scientists keep saying they can do it. Should they? I just don't feel it's right, as great as it would be to correct the mistakes we've made. It cheapens life and makes the original seem replaceable. What next? Mass-production of blue dodos? Designer velociraptors? Remember Jurassic Park?

It’s Deaf Dog Awareness Week

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Luckily Safety Spotters is working hard to set an example of what they are capable of IF given a chance. Did you know that it is Deaf Dog Awareness Week? Did you also know that Dalmatians are most likely to be deaf, in fact 30% of Dalmatians are born deaf in either one or both ears. Today we would like to introduce you to TN Safety Spotters ! This group is made up of rescues that are trained with American Sign Language and hand commands.

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Animals as Inputs in Accounting

Critter News

Here's an example of "joint costs" that says all you need to know about animals as nothing more than inputs in a manufacturing process. I'm studying for the CPA exam and am working through Becker's online course review for the business section. The meat packing industry takes a single input, a steer, and produces many different final products.

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On the Erosion of Personal Responsibility

Animal Person

In the food arena, a great example of this would be in New York City, where the health department has banned trans fats in restaurants. And so, that would be an example where personal responsibility wouldn't get the job done but government intervention would. And that would be an example of a real success story from a public health point of view. In " Big Food is Copying Big Tobacco's Disinformation Tactics, How Many Will Die This Time? "

Animal Health Care is Part of the Bottom Line

Critter News

Here's an example. I'm not arguing about the methods as I'm not a veterinarian, but it's a good example of the clinical discussion of costs when it comes to managing farm animal health. We've argued in previous posts that factory farming is simply not conducive to animal welfare. Better conditions for animals hurt the bottom line. Animal welfare is a cost of doing business, not a moral obligation.

On Scheduling Epiphanies. and Coral Snakes

Animal Person

Some watched their vegan friend or family member's example, and realized that vegans can be fantastically fit, high energy people who obviously enjoy what they eat. I'll be using his inspirational story as an example for my own friends and family. I have a column on my Tweetdeck (an application for ease of Twitter use on my desktop) called "vegan," where all tweets from all tweeple who mention "vegan" are listed in somewhat real time.

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7 Tips for Creating a Dog-Friendly Yard

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For example, cocoa bean mulch contains theobromine, which is toxic for dogs. For example, if your dog has an appetite for odd objects (and many dogs do), keep items like garden hoses safely stored away when you aren’t monitoring your dog’s activity. For example, fence slats should be close together to prevent small dogs from getting loose, and dogs that can jump high will need taller fences to keep them confined.

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On Bestiality

Animal Person

One example is, "Bestiality happened and injured an animal, we need a law against this!" An argument of such magnitude is a clear case example of whim legislation. A reader from Alaska sent the following e-mail, with his name, a nickname and phone number, and this is indeed a serious comment. Dear Ma'am, There is nothing wrong with bestiality unless the animal is being bound or forced, in relation to bondage, where the animal can not bite or flee.

Ezra Klein Bemoans Vegetarian Fare at Restaurants

Critter News

But this is another example of the general ignorance displayed in restaurants and cooking shows like Top Chef. This is an article that really hits the mark. Ezra Klein talks about the lack of vegetarian options at a restaurant he attended. Why do people assume that vegetarians eat nothing but vegetables? We eat LOTS of things. I find it very insulting that we are pigeon-holed in our food choices.

Saving Marine Animals that Are NOT Cute

Critter News

Examples include panda bears, wolves, elephants, tigers, etc. We hear about the problem with charismatic land species. It's those species that either have a powerful personality or a cute face that endear people to them and garner news attention. It's easier to motivate people to save them as opposed to other species that are vital, but either boring or ugly. It's the same problem with marine life. People want to save the dolphins and the sea otters, but what about the bluefin tuna?

How Pets Can Improve Your Health

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Having an ever-present dog or cat, for example, can help ease separation anxiety in children when mom and dad aren’t around. The rewards of training a dog to perform a new trick, for example, can teach kids the importance of perseverance. Expert cites scientifically-proven therapeutic, physical and emotional health benefits of loving and caring for a pet. Pet ownership runs far deeper than simply caring for a possession.

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Humans Not Natural Milk Drinkers

Critter News

It's the perfect example of a market being created out of nothing. I've heard this before, but it's fascinating every time it comes up. There is such a push in society to drink milk for calcium for strong bones. But really, it's not natural for us to be drinking milk past infancy. Of misinformation that is repeated so often it becomes fact. If you really think about it, how many prehistoric people were grabbing pregnant cows to suckle on?

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How to ‘treat’ your cat right

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Just like people, pets that are not treated right can suffer from stress and other health problems, and an inadequate diet, for example, will make cats more prone to infections and illnesses. Never give cats chocolate, for example, and always use only small portions of tuna, liver or chicken if concocting little cat crackers or other types of kitty treats. In recipes where food is to be baked, for example, make sure the food is thoroughly cooked and therefore safe to eat.

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On Radical Abolitionism and Guilt

Animal Person

The latest example of a Best article that makes me feel guilty is " Manifesto for Radical Abolitionism: Total Liberation By Any Means Necessary." Frequently, when I read Steve Best, I feel guilty. He's talking about me," I say to myself. Though I'm not a Francione-style abolitionist, and much of what Best writes isn't directed at me, plenty of what he writes is. And I don't mean me personally (though I probably should).

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The Irony of The Girl Effect

Animal Person

For example, Oprah (or Kristof) said: "At the peak of the transatlantic slave trade, 80,000 slaves were transported from Africa to the new world. I saw this on Oprah yesterday. Yes, I watched Oprah. Yesterday was World AIDS Day and I anticipated her doing a thoughtful program, which I think she did. Here's a video she showed, produced by the Nike Foundation: The message is clear and necessary and indisputable. But the cow part?

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A cat on the catwalk!

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For example, leash training is a great way to incorporate activity into your cat’s life and give them an enriched experience, and we showed that in a big way at Fashion Week.”. Purina ONE® showed the world how to really work the runway, turning heads at this year’s New York Fashion Week with cats on leashes during the 2013 Fall Collection Show by Tracy Reese, one of America’s most celebrated designers, on February 10.

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Back to School with PetMD University

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For example, in my course I learned how to start exercising with our dog, the benefits to both dog and human, and signs to watch out for concerning over exertion. PetMD University offers a wide range of courses too, for example in the dog section you can learn about puppy basics, being social with your dog, heart worms, skin care, emergency preparedness and more! When I heard about PetMD University , I was excited to get back to school!

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Unexpected Farm Animal Deal in Ohio

Critter News

To me, it's another example of the Humane Society's growing savvy and clout in the US. I know many will disagree with me and say it's a cop-out, but I'll take what I can get. From the Associated Press. Animal welfare groups led by the Humane Society of the United States have agreed to abandon a fall ballot issue against animal cruelty as part of a deal with state farm groups brokered by Gov.

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Personal Changes Doesn't Equal Political Change

Animal Person

We can follow the example of those who remembered that the role of an activist is not to navigate systems of oppressive power with as much integrity as possible, but rather to confront and take down those systems. Derrick Jensen comes right out of the gate mentioning Hitler (as opposed to later as per Godwin's Law ) in " Taking Shorter Showers Doesn't Cut it: Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change ," which might annoy some people.

Lessons Learned, The Finale

Animal Person

And of course, examples of people from all walks of life who have chosen justice over their palate or their fashion sense. After all this time it seems that. the Island's sideways world was a purgatory of sorts where the Oceanic 815 survivors were supposed to learn more lessons or go one way or the other (good or bad), but Desmond intervened to bring them all together and move forward to the light.

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On a New Level of Absurdity in the Slaughter Business

Animal Person

But by presenting that example to the reader, the author positions herself to then present an alternative that is worlds better by comparison. Bea sent me a link to an article in Gourmet called " Humane Slaughterhouses ," by Rebecca Marx, that is absurd. And the absurdity is in the reality that the author and the featured person who kills sentient nonhumans for a living, think they're onto something.

Majority Rules in the Language of Animal Rights

Animal Person

In the eighteenth century, for example, grammarians tried to stamp out the use of "wrote" as the past tense of "write." I recently read " ORIGINS OF THE SPECIOUS: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language ," By Patricia T. O'Conner and Stewart Kellerman. I was already partial to O'Conner from WOE IS I , which I highly recommend, though it also has a hokey, punny style that some might find annoying.

On "Wild Justice"

Animal Person

Furthermore, "We need to be careful about language and remember that [for example] altruism has a specific meaning within biology and isn't synonymous with morality" (82). " Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals ," By Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce, is the most recent (for me) book that debunks myths about the differences between human and nonhuman animals.

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PlexiDor Dog Doors: A “New Breed” of Dog Doors!

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They have some awesome features that we have always thought dog doors should have (security for example). I am blogging on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network and Plexidor. I received compensation for my time from Plexidor for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine. While we didn’t get the chance to try PlexiDor for ourselves, we are quiet impressed by them.

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Controversial Elephant Death at San Diego Zoo

Critter News

This elephant's shocking death is another tragic example of how elephants suffer in inadequate and artificial zoo exhibits," said Catherine Doyle, elephant campaign director for the group. Here's the full article from the Los Angeles Times. An animal rights group has called for a federal investigation into the death of an elephant at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Umoya, a 21-year-old African elephant, died Thursday, possibly due to injuries suffered during an attack by another elephant.

On Different Results of Direct Action

Animal Person

A combination of tactics will force these people to stop torturing animals, he says, and even mentions an example of a researcher who took up non-animal alternatives as a result.

Waterless Shampoo Winner

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For example tea tree oil and eucalyptus is an antibiotic and an antiseptic. Congrats to our giveaway winner, Meghan, who wrote “I like how their products have extra benefits, beyond just getting rid of fleas, or dirt. So it can help animals heal from minor cuts and bites, and keep the area clean.&#. We hope that you like it!

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Animal Researchers Use Billboards to Promote Themselves

Critter News

Here's an example. The "brave" animal researchers are taking their argument to the public and bypassing animal right activists. a billboard funded by the Foundation for Biomedical Research. Ever had leprosy. Thanks to animal research, you won't." I for one welcome them coming out of the woodwork and forcing animal research into the public forum. Let's discuss the research. Let's talk about what they do, and why, and how. Let's talk about the redundancy, the waste, the pain.

Celebrate your dog’s breed with Dogs Incorporated!

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Within the style page you can choose further options, for example background color, and depending on the breed you have dog color options as well. While at BlogPaws we saw an adorable company that offered custom dog breed art prints in a variety of styles and colors. We knew that we wanted to get our hands on one of our sweet Maltese, so we were thrilled when they offered to send us one for a review feature here! We could not be happier!

Air Canada Criticized for Transporting Research Monkeys

Critter News

British Airways, for example, has a policy of “not carrying live animals that are for use in any laboratory, or for experimentation or exploitation,” according to media liaison manager Sophie Greenyer. Awful. For the full Toronto Star story, go here. The arrival of 48 monkeys on a flight from China this weekend has brought Air Canada under fire for shipping primates destined for research laboratories, but the airline says it is obliged by federal law to accept monkeys as cargo.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals?

Animal Ethics

See here for one example. As many of you know, I despise PETA. It does a great deal of harm to animals. With friends like PETA, animals don't need enemies

"Change of Heart": New Book about Animal Activism

Critter News

For example, why is it so hard for our family members and co-workers – many of whom have companion animals that they love – to cut cruelty from their diets and go vegan? We received an email about a new book being released by Lantern Books. It's called "Change Of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change." The author is Nick Cooney and he's the Director of The Humane League, an animal advocacy non-profit with offices in Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington DC.

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Staples. That was easy!

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Seriously, there were so many awesome office supplies (like a new office chair for example), and such great prices too. A small confession, I love office supplies. There is just something about a fresh notebook, new pens, and the like that make my little heart happy. So when I was approached to do a post about Staples in return for a product from their store, I was giddy. What would I choose? So many choices on the Staples website, but one section called my name loudly. Tablets!

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Southern Senator Stops Confirmation Over Animal Protection

Critter News

He is the co-editor, for example, of Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions, which examines views both in favor and against animal law. Georgia readers should contact this Republican Senator and ask what's up. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) has put a hold on Cass Sunstein's confirmation as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

Tom Regan on Cruelty

Animal Ethics

Sadistic torturers provide perhaps the clearest example of cruelty in this sense: they are cruel not just because they cause suffering (so do dentists and doctors, for example) but because they enjoy doing so. Thus, for example, particularly ghastly murders are said to be "the work of animals," the implication being that these are acts that no one moved by the human feelings of pity or mercy could bring themselves [ sic ] to perform. Cruelty is manifested in different ways.

Bernard E. Rollin on the Moral Status of Animals

Animal Ethics

For example, if we justify harming animals on the grounds that we are more powerful than they are, we are essentially affirming “might makes right,” a principle that morality is in large measure created to overcome.

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