Southern Senator Stops Confirmation Over Animal Protection

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Sunstein is a Harvard law professor who has written about animal protection issues. 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.

Should the Military Force Protect the Environment?

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Thought-provoking article in the Boston Globe.some green thinkers are now coming to a surprising conclusion: In exceptional circumstances, they say, the only effective way to protect the environment may be at the barrel of a gun. For example, a government might refuse to protect - or even willfully destroy - its own natural treasure, as when, in the 1990s, Saddam Hussein's regime drained the wetlands that were home to the persecuted Marsh Arabs.

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5 Sure-Fire Ways to Protect Your Pet From the Ice this Winter

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And while you’re bundled up in your warm jacket and roasting next to a fire, it’s important that your pets are just as protected from the cold as you are—especially smaller pets, old/sickly pets, and new puppies/kittens (they are exceptionally vulnerable to cold). Protect Paws.

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Tom Regan on Endangered Species

Animal Ethics

In this way people may be encouraged to believe that, for example, the trapping of plentiful animals raises no serious moral question, whereas the trapping of rare animals does. The rights view is not opposed to efforts to save endangered species.

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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On Different Results of Direct Action

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Dr. David Jentsch says to his colleagues "your silence will no longer protect you" and his community of vivisectionists has decided to have a pro-torture and slaughter (i.e., Jentsch talks about the cost ("it's hard to put a price tag on") of protecting those like him, so we definitely know that the tactics of those who seek to defend animals are working on one level (economic harm, though once removed at least in this situation).

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Supports Congo Communities

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These communities are integral to protection of the environment and its animal inhabitants. Here's an example. I strongly support conservation organizations that work with and support surrounding human communities. 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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Man Kills Goldfish in Domestic Violence Attack, Gets Probation

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Another example of how animals (even goldfish!) I hope she has some kind of protection against him. I'm posting the whole article because it's so short. become victims of domestic violence. I know some people may think it's just a goldfish and this punishment is too much, but he wasn't just stabbing the goldfish, he was symbolically stabbing his girlfriend. A lot of times the perpetrator is simply taking out his anger against the victim by attacking something she cares about.

Top travelling dog bed considerations

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While some dog beds might be soft and fluffy for example, they’ll be harder to clean should your playful friend come bounding in from the great outdoors after rolling around in mud. A mattress with a harder outer protecting layer will be easier to clean down and shouldn’t stay as damp if you dry it whenever the opportunity arises.

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Have You Considered Keeping Goats as Pets?

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It’s important to provide goats with a shelter to protect them from the elements. For example, cereal grains are a good energy source but if goats eat too much then this causes a build-up of acid in their stomach, which is harmful. Have you considered keeping goats as pets? Cats and dogs are the most popular pets, along with hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs also being amongst the favourites.

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EPA Wants to Rely Less on Animal Testing

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Environmental Protection Agency is reducing its reliance on animal testing to assess human risk of chemical toxicity and will instead focus more heavily on the tools made possible by advances in molecular biology, genomics and computational modeling. It's not a move based on compassion, but efficiency. I'll take what I can get though, even if it's not an immediate eradication of a despicable practice. The U.S.

Tom Regan on Rights

Animal Ethics

In the United States, for example, citizens once had to be twenty-one years of age to vote in federal elections; now they must be eighteen. We cannot deny that individuals possess moral rights, as we can in the case of the possession of legal rights, because of, for example, where they live.

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You and Your Pets Can Stress Less This Holiday Season!

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For example, cooking may entail shopping that may involve navigating through heavy traffic, standing in long and crowded store lines, choosing items to buy and spending money. 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. email.

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It’s Only Hygienic

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Professional products for maintaining a healthy clean dog, for example, Furminator products help groom and maintain your dog’s fur.

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H. J. McCloskey on Punishment of Cruelty to Animals

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We accept that the state has the right to ban cruelty to animals, even when such cruelty is in the interests of the person being cruel, for example, of the greyhound owner who trains his dog on cats, first removing the cat's claws to protect his dog from injury, or of the householder who half-starves his dog so that he can have an extra beer or two, or of the person who hunts kangaroos, wounding many and killing a few, for the fun of the sport. who cannot protect their interests.

Steven M. Wise on Legal Rights for Animals

Animal Ethics

For example, the Treaty of Amsterdam that came into force on May 1, 1999, formally acknowledged that nonhuman animals are “sentient beings” and not merely goods or agricultural products. In 2002 the German Parliament amended Article 26 of the Basic Law to give nonhuman animals the right to be “respected as fellow creatures” and to be protected from “avoidable pain.” The legal rights of nonhuman animals might first be achieved in any of three ways.

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

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Such registries would help protect animals, pet guardians and communities by preventing repeat offenses from anyone with an established history of abusing animals. Through its campaign, , the animal protection organization is promoting model legislation that state legislatures could enact. It should be motivation enough to protect our animals from repeat offenders – and any abuse of any kind.”.

The Horrors of Shark Finning

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For example, shark fin soup is a delicacy in most of Asia, especially China. While there are laws in place protecting endangered species of shark from shark finning, international waters are rarely regulated when it comes to the practice. The following is a guest post about the horrors of shark finning. Sharks are a regular feature on television channels like the Discovery Channel, with even entire weeks devoted to this majestic sea creature. However, watching these shows on DIRECT.TV

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Preparing Your Pet for Winter

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This shelter should have an entrance that faces away from the wind, and be covered to protect against harsh weather conditions. Some pets will benefit from specific forms of entertainment, for example, a bird feeder. The following is a great guest post from the folks at Pet Care Education! 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 Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Consumer boycotts and protective laws are desperately needed. For example, while Proposition 2 would provide greater freedom of movement, it would very likely compromise other factors necessary to ensure the overall welfare of the animals, especially with regard to protection from disease and injury. To protect the welfare of the animals as well as the safety of America’s food supply, the A.V.M.A.

What To Do If You Find a Pit Bull

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It may feel threatened, and animals that feel threatened instinctually protect themselves. For example, the petting a dog’s tail; an abuser may have done something violent to the dog’s tail, and the dog may try to protect itself when you touch it there. As a breed, pit bulls have a bad rap. Like every dog they are vulnerable to homelessness and mistreatment. However, they are more vulnerable to being forced into fighting than other breeds.

Golf with Malicious Intent

Animal Ethics

After impact, the hawk, a protected migratory bird, fell to the ground bleeding from the nostrils. We should make an example of Isenhour the way we made an example of Vick. Thanks to Adrian Seeley for calling to my attention this story about PGA Tour golfer Tripp Isenhour, who allegedly intentionally killed a red-shouldered hawk with a golf shot. According to the report, Isenhour repeatedly hit balls directly in the hawk's direction until he hit the hawk.

Moral Vegetarianism, Part 9 of 13

Animal Ethics

For example, on Tooley’s analysis, having a right to life is the same as being a person. KBJ: There are two types of rights: autonomy rights, which protect autonomy, and welfare rights, which protect interests. For an explanation of this feature, click on “Moral Vegetarianism” at the bottom of this post. The Argument from Animal Rights A stronger argument is made by people who maintain that animals have rights.

Moral Vegetarianism, Part 2 of 13

Animal Ethics

This doesn’t mean we let them run wild, for we need to protect ourselves. For example, he might maintain that dogs need meat to live or at least to be healthy; that it would be more morally wrong for him to deprive the dog of life or health than morally wrong to feed it meat. For an explanation of this feature, click on “Moral Vegetarianism” at the bottom of this post.

Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

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The column, which you can read here , is a call to arms to factory farmers to fight back against those individuals and organizations working to protect farm animals from the abuses inherent in factory farms. Recent victories by animal protection advocates have an increasing number of pro-factory-farming lobbyists worried about the future of animal agriculture. A column entitled "Ag Industry Threatened by Animal Rights" appeared in today's High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal [ HPMAJ ].

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Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

For example, Carl Cohen, who has argued at length that animals don’t have rights, admits: If animals feel pain (and certainly mammals do,), we humans surely ought cause no pain to them that cannot be justified. At the time of slaughter, these frightened animals are inhumanely loaded onto trucks and shipped long distances to the slaughterhouse without food or water or protection from the elements.

Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

For example, the famous Framingham heart study has been tracking the daily living and eating habits of thousands of residents of Framingham, Massachusetts since 1948. Dr. Dean Ornish has also documented the heart-protective effects of plant-based diets, as has Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic. Jonathan Hubbell, a philosophy major at the University of Texas at Arlington, is the newest member of the Animal Ethics blog, and once again, I would like to welcome him aboard.

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