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.

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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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.

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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? "

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

US Retailers Investigate Mulesing in Australia

Critter News

I'm just going by equivalent examples in the US. Sounds like they may roll over on the issue. I don't know, but I'm just not convinced the Australians are that committed to phasing out this practice. Big industry never wants to change anything that "works." It's just too "hard.".

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.

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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It's Tough to Report about OHSU's Primate Lab

Critter News

Here's an example. Sounds like there can be a whole lot of drama surrounding the Willamette Week's attempts to report about this place. I wish the Seattle weeklies would at least try to cover the University of Washington's Primate Center.

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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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?

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.

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. When I heard about PetMD University , I was excited to get back to school!

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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.

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. Looking after pets should be acknowledged as an important responsibility as well as a pleasure.

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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.

On Letting Your Emotions Rule the Day

Animal Person

A prime example of this is our concern for the welfare of animals in agriculture.". Bea directed me to the Animal Welfare Special Report at TheHill.com , in which Rep. David Scott (D-Ga), who is the chairman of the Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Subcommittee of the House Committee on Agriculture draws a line in the sand regarding the animals we use and how we use them.

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.

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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.”.

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Christmas Cards from Tiny Prints

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For example, this cute ornament card: Our little dog Baby, all dressed up in her Christmas outfit, would make an adorable ornament. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner. If you are anything like us, you love to make your pets part of your card giving tradition.

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On the Psychological Continuum

Animal Person

So, while this fact does not need to concern us, if we are thinking about ethical principles, for example based on rational arguments leading to deontological ethics, that changes when we are talking about how to move society towards this ethical ideal. There is a general consensus that vegetarianism and veganism are different philosophically.

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.

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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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.

Tom Regan on Utilitarianism

Animal Ethics

Especially because animals are made to suffer in the pursuit of human purposes—in the name of "efficient" factory farming, for example, or in pursuit of scientific knowledge—the utilitarian injunction to count their suffering and to count it equitably must strike a responsive moral chord.

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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.

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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.


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For example, the shirt we got was the Official Angry Birds Addict shirt! When NerdyShirts contacted us about featuring one of their shirts, we were pretty excited.

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Dogs of Courage

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For example, the seeing eye dog Hanley who turned out to have a great nose for wine and ended up helping his owner sniff out impurities!

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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. For example, a woman is not cruel if she occasionally fails to feed her cat.

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?

Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

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Here are a few examples from the book on Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats ! There is a great new book called Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats , featuring photographs of both dogs and cats. In reality, this is a book for the dog (and cat) lover!

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Balanced Nutrition is the Key to a Healthy Diet

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Take sodium for example, it’s an important need in our diets, but we all know what can happen to us if we get too much of it! We hear a lot about healthy diets, both for people and for pets. What we often don’t hear about is the importance of balanced nutrition.

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