Examples of FBI Tactics Against Animal Rights Activist

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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?

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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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Animal Study Shows Junk Food Can be Addictive

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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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US Retailers Investigate Mulesing in Australia

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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!

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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.

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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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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Animals as Inputs in Accounting

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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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Ezra Klein Bemoans Vegetarian Fare at Restaurants

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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

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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?

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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Humans Not Natural Milk Drinkers

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

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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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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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Book: Fit As Fido

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For example, all dog owners know that their dogs love to go for walks. But walks are just one of the many examples of things we can learn from our pet for a more healthy lifestyle.

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

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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

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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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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Animal Researchers Use Billboards to Promote Themselves

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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.

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.

Southern Senator Stops Confirmation Over Animal Protection

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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.

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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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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Military Dogs Play Roles in Iraq and Afghanistan

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The most famous example of military dogs is the Vietnam dogs who faithfully served American soldiers and then were abandoned to unknown fates after we left the country. We chain them, use them for experiments, eat them in some countries and make them wear funny sweaters in others. But we also use them to fight our wars and intimidate our detainees.

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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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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Supports Congo Communities

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Here's an example. I strongly support conservation organizations that work with and support surrounding human communities. These communities are integral to protection of the environment and its animal inhabitants. It's important to understand that environmental degradation is often tied to poor people simply trying to survive. Treating them as villains only creates enemies and alienates them.

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PETA to Target Vancouver Olympics Over Seal Hunts

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All eyes are going to be on Canada as it's preparing to host the 2010 Winter Olympics and we think that all that extra attention comes with an increased responsibility to set a positive example for the rest of the world," said Lindsay Rajt, PETA's manager of campaigns. It will be PETA's first Olympics! People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says Vancouver's Olympic organizers have the clout to convince the Canadian government to end the controversial seal hunt on the East Coast.

Fabulous Pet Names

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Here is an example of the hilarious story behind the naming of the adorable pug, Chantilly Pugcelsior Wrinklesnorts: [link]. The Limited recently launched Fabulous Pet Names , a social media campaign to promote its new pet clothing line.

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Controversial Elephant Death at San Diego Zoo

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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.

Dog Days of Summer Giveaway

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Here is just one example of his amazing work. We have a great giveaway from pet photographer Mark J. Asher today. One lucky reader will get to choose a print of their choice from his shop. Mark J. Asher is the author of three pet photography books.

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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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Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog

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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.

Sneeze Prone? Top 5 Dogs for Allergy Suffers

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Thus it’s important that you interact with the dog you are considering adopting—for example visit and play with it a few times at the shelter—before making a commitment and signing all of the paper work.

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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Air Canada Criticized for Transporting Research Monkeys

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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.

"Change of Heart": New Book about Animal Activism

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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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