Shark Attack Experiment: LIVE

4 The Love Of Animals

Nat Geo Wild is airing an amazing show tonight called Shark Attack Experiment: LIVE! will also have the opportunity to connect and tune in to Shark Attack Experiment LIVE online at natgeotv.com and via social media. They aren’t cute and cuddly, but sharks are still very important!

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NASA Suspends Radiation Experiments

Critter News

For more than a year, we have worked to block NASA’s planned radiation experiments on live squirrel monkeys. We have just learned that the experiments have been cancelled. Due to the basic anatomical, biological, and physiological differences between squirrel monkeys and humans, these experiments were destined to fail. Received this today from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Excellent news! We did it!

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Gross Monkey Experiment

Critter News

Now this is pretty gross. I understand it's for HIV prevention, but still. testing a vaginal gel on monkeys. Disturbing. The gel was applied vaginally to three pigtailed macaques twice a week for seven weeks. Thirty minutes after each gel application, the animals were exposed to SHIV, for a total of 14 "challenges." A fourth animal received a placebo gel in the same manner. Two of the three macaques receiving the active gel remained uninfected after seven weeks of being exposed to SHIV.

NYT Equine Thought Experiment

Animal Person

And that fact gives rise to a thought-experiment. Forgot to hit "publish now" on this. The New York Times presents us, this morning, with "Equine Alternative" regarding the recent discovery that horses decided to allow themselves be domesticated by humans for our mutual benefit, earlier than we had thought (3500 BC, and we preciously thought it was more like 2500 BC). The site was where northern Kazakhstan is now, the culture was called Botai and the date was around 3500 B.C.

Ghoulish Primate Experiment in South Africa

Critter News

Johannesburg - A Bloemfontein man received a criminal record on Friday for a "backyard experiment" on a pregnant monkey, the NSPCA said. He had severed her spinal cord to paralyse her for a "backyard experiment. Warning! This is just horrible and sick, sick, sick. It's at a vomit level with me. From news24.com. The NSPCA in November 2008 charged Jordaan for his "merciless treatment" of a heavily pregnant vervet monkey.

Millions of Animals Used in EU Experiments

Critter News

If the directive is approved, the number of animals used for experiments will be limited, and the animals’ welfare will be improved in accordance with ethical principles of the EU concerning animals. The European Parliament approves of the ban on testing on large primates (chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans), which are threatened with extinction, except in experiments aimed at conservation of these endangered species. Awful. From the Epoch Times.

FL Animal Control Conducts Bizarre Experiment

Critter News

It was an "experiment" you see, even though they are just Animal Control, not a research facility. Clay County violated five federal animal welfare regulations in a in September 2008 experiment that involved putting a dog in a non-air-conditioned truck for an hour at midday, according to a U.S. News of the Weird Owners claim dog died from being in non-ventilated Animal Control vehicle. How should Animal Control evaluate their claim?

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Animal Ethics

Here is the latest from Farm Sanctuary

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. Here's another experiment using mice to determine whether stress and chemicals in plastic is leading to messed up male genitals and, therefore, infertility. So, why put the animals through this if it's not even a reflective experiment. They used different lighting situations to see how they affect mice moods.

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Two Blogs, Two Views on Experimenting on Chimps

Critter News

Here's a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania with an interesting post about the same issue, wondering how much we really need to experiment on chimps. This blogger, Earle Holland at Oregon State University, doesn't seem to believe the allegations coming out about the New Iberia Primate Center in Louisiana. He is the assistant vice president for research communications in the Office of University Relations. Here's his post about it.

Cooking With Cats Coloring Book (and a giveaway)

4 The Love Of Animals

This book combines all of those wonderful things together for a fun coloring experience! Do you love cats? What about food? Do you also like to color? The cats take the cake in their “food cosplay”, such as cat sushi. … Continue reading → cats

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Top 5 Tips on How To Take Care of Your Dog

4 The Love Of Animals

Having a dog is one of the most exciting and profound experiences anyone can have in their life.

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Veganism in the Workplace

Creature Talk

I’d be interested in hearing about other people’s experiences in the work place. After a 7 month hiatus from this blog, I wonder: is anyone still out there? Anyone waiting for me to post? I bet you are just beside yourself with curiosity about where I’ve been.

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What Matters to Animals…

Creature Talk

Someone is doing an experiment on a chimp or a rabbit or a rat. The weekend of June 13th and 14th I went to an animal rights conference in the Twin Cities called Their Lives, Our Voices. Much like last year, it was awesome.

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Making Trips to the Vet Easier [Infographic]

4 The Love Of Animals

Your dog might understandably be quite apprehensive about going to the vet and the whole experience is often very stressful for them. It’s a trip that they will almost certainly need to make at some point, though, so find out … Continue reading → cats dogs pet care

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How to Keep Your Dog Happy While You’re at Work

4 The Love Of Animals

Being left on their own all day is quite an unnatural (and boring) experience for many dogs. Dogs are naturally sociable animals.

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Surf session brings joy to children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

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Surf session brings joy to children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Ricochet has been creating unique surfing experiences that empower … Continue reading → The post Surf session brings joy to children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Meat with No Feet!?

Creature Talk

They experience pain and fear just like you and I would, and they want to live just as much as we do. A while back PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) offered $1 million to any company or person who could come up with a cost effective way to produce cloned meat on a large scale, the goal being that people could still satisfy their meat cravings, but that animals wouldn’t have to be slaughtered for that purpose.

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Overcoming Pet Winter Woes

4 The Love Of Animals

Like humans, pets can experience winder doldrums. Even those living in warmer weather regions are still affected by seasonal changes, which can be especially tough on dogs and cats–particularly those that are used to spending time outdoors.

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To My Friends at Thanksgiving

Animal Person

Justice for beings who look very different from us but who, like us, experience pleasure and pain, boredom and frustration.

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An Affront to the Idea of Family

Animal Person

But now I think about all of that being done to my daughter and I must say the disgust I experience at the notion that a family farm is somehow a wholesome place is a bit overwhelming.

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Hal Herzog's "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat"

Animal Person

Over at Animal Rights and AntiOppression , we’ve been discussing tactics and sharing our thoughts and experiences about what works and doesn’t work when it comes to advocacy.

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PETA Sues the University of South Dakota

Critter News

They're trying to get records released on animal experiments.

On Indigenous People and Animals

Animal Person

They say they are taking the abundant gifts Mother Earth gives them and they are grateful for the sacred experience of communing with her.

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On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

Animal Person

Some have tried to resolve this gap by hunting or butchering an animal themselves, as if those experiences might somehow legitimize the endeavor of eating animals.

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On Atheism and Veganism

Animal Person

Though we don't know the extent to which plants experience any kind of suffering, we do know that sentient nonhumans experience pain, pleasure, boredom and frustration. For me, atheism and veganism go hand-in-hand. Most of us were born to or adopted by people who eat animals and believe in a god, and that was all a mere accident of birth and/or geography. But something inside us (and perhaps prompted by something outside us) gradually (or quickly) questioned what was occurring.

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Support the Great Ape Protection Act

Critter News

End the use of chimpanzees in animal experiments. It's unconscionable.

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On Nonhuman Animals and Human Babies

Animal Person

I did go to Babies-R-Us for some odds and ends and here's the Animal Person-related experience. Surprise! On Friday, June 25, I received a call from an attorney who said a little girl was born the evening prior, her adoption fell through and she needed a family.

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On "Knockout Animals"

Animal Person

Is it true that the least I can do is support the engineering of animals who experience less unpleasantness than they would have had they not been engineered that way? If a person cares about what "livestock" experience on their way to becoming "meat," there is one easy, inexpensive action that person can take to make certain s/he is not a party to the various kinds and levels of suffering and injustice the animals experience.

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"Creature Quotes" Is Here!

Animal Person

Every person who claims that there is some kind of divine mandate that makes us inherently not only superior to nonhuman animals but permitted to do with them as they please, should experience Creature Quotes. They presume that the mind can lead the heart, a presumption that Elizabeth Costello's experience has led her to reject after a long life of trying to convince other people of her perspective on animals (4-5).

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PETA Suing Utah County

Critter News

They're trying to get documentation regarding the 100 dogs and cats sold to the University of Utah for medical experiments.

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Is Charles with Lars Axl Fokker?

Animal Person

In all of the lovely messages we've been getting, I've noticed two trends: 1) Death is a communal experience as well as an individual one.

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On The Respectful Emperor

Animal Person

Not the day, the film, where Bill Murray experiences the same day over and over again. I've been having a difficult time blogging both here and at Animal Rights & AntiOppression lately because I feel like my thoughts are like " Groundhog Day."

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On THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING

Animal Person

My experience says otherwise (particularly with my childhood kitty, Brady), but generally speaking Masson's depiction of cats is accurate.

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On The Goode Family and Infiltration

Animal Person

But they're already on a path of compassion and caring about those other than themselves, so in my experience they're the perfect people to gently nudge in the direction of concern for sentient nonhumans. Image via Wikipedia I found The Goode Family disappointing on the vegan side.

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On "Animal Rights Conferences"

Animal Person

I haven't been to either conference, so I can say nothing from personal experience. " Two Animal Rights Conferences: Will you be there? " by Drew Wilson at Care2's animal welfare blog has yet to have any comments about rights and welfare. I don't know how big the readership of that blog is, but it is international if that matters.

On Peaceable Kingdom, Part Deux

Animal Person

My experiences are unlike any of the film's subjects. Last week I ventured a couple of hours north to see Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home at the Orlando Film Festival. The turnout was fantastic and the Q&A had to be cut short so the audience for the next film could be ushered in.

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. Actually, I didn't quit neuroscience as a result of the experiences described, but I did quit working with animals. By the end of my time as researcher, I was performing behavioral experiments on humans.

On the Vetsulin "Recall"

Animal Person

Here's my recommendation as someone with six years of experience, not as a veterinarian : Insulin for humans (Humulin N/NPH) is just fine for most dogs, plus it's synthethic and more in line with veganism--animal cells are used in the production of Vetsulin.

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Diabetes and Vetsulin Recap

Animal Person

My experience, because I test frequently, was relatively uneventful.

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