Star-Powered Auction for Animals!

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Pet lovers will be seeing stars November 5 – 15 at the Celebrity Experience and Entertainment Memorabilia Auction , launched online to support Precious Paws , a non-profit animal rescue organization based in Encino, Calif. The ten-day auction will be held exclusively on the Precious Paws eBay store , and features star-powered items for fans and Hollywood followers of all ages. The actor, director, writer and producer is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker. “My

Books for Animal Lovers; May Edition

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We always love reading books about animals, and from time to time we get to review new books to share with our readers! Here are the latest: The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Loving: How Dogs Have Captured Our Hearts for Thousands of Years. It’s a very interesting read, and anyone who has had a love of dogs, or any other animal for that matter, will enjoy this book. Turns out there are very good reasons for it, and those reasons span the decades!

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Reiki for Animals by Tim Link

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Reiki (pronounced ray-key) energy healing is a gentle, painless, yet powerful modality that works on all living things – human and animal. Animals in particular are receptive to Reiki, because they have a higher energy frequency running through their bodies than humans do. Reiki helps balance animals physically, mentally and emotionally. Reiki can be used for distance as well as hands-on healing. Other times the animal will become invigorated and energized.

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Why Justice for Animals Is the Social Movement of Our Time

Animal Ethics

"There is no longer dispute among serious scientists that humans aren’t the only animals who have the capacity to suffer physically and mentally. Elephants, great apes, orcas, dogs, cats, and many other animals can experience depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and compulsive disorders.

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Conklin Farm Owner Will Not Face Charges

Critter News

the tape {from an undercover investigation by Mercy for Animals,) Conklin is shown kicking a cow that is lying down. The Union County sheriff's office said it had four veterinarians with experience in large-animal care review the tape. "In Interestingly enough, AETA has been dragged into this whole mess even though it's a case where animal abuse was probably committed by another employee facing charges. From the Columbus Dispatch.

Anti-Vivisection Activists Address Scottish Parliament

Critter News

This event was scheduled for today, October 5. Scotland for Animals have arranged for two of the worlds leading experts on non-animal research to speak at the Scottish Parliament {on October 5}. Dr Ray Greek, President of Americans for Medical Advancement and consultant Dr Andre Menache will be joining the animal charity in asking MSP's and the Scottish Government to take urgent action to end the use of animals in experiments.

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

For those who didn't read the five-part Slate series " Pepper, the stolen dog who changed American science " by Daniel Engber , I recommend it for the history, but also for the misconceptions and assumptions that you might want to discuss on the Facebook discussion about the series. You can buy some extra time by presoaking the animal in a basin of ice water.)" By the end of my time as researcher, I was performing behavioral experiments on humans. And for what?

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Animal Research Grants a Waste of Taxpayer Money

Critter News

President Obama promised to eliminate wasteful government spending; funding for animal research is one area that is overdue for reform. Each year, millions of cats, dogs, non-human primates and other animals suffer and die in research laboratories. World Week for Animals in Laboratories (April 17-24) exposes their plight and the broken federal research funding system that perpetuates outdated animal experiments at the expense of modern and more humane technologies.

PETA Busts University of Utah Research Lab

Critter News

An undercover PETA investigator shot hours of footage of alleged mistreatment of animals. s vice president for research. It's a remarkably banal list of ordinary events in an animal-care facility." Failed to ensure that experiments minimized discomfort, distress and pain to the animals. In one case, up to 17 kittens from three litters died or were euthanized -- with no experiment data generated -- after injections to induce hydrocephalus.

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Lessons Learned From 4 Years of Animal Person

Animal Person

I've officially been blogging for four years (1,329 posts and 5,441 comments) today, and as I (re)ponder whether I will continue, I'd like to present some lessons I've learned about blogging, veganism, people, "the movement," language and. Now, you might be intentionally seeking a certain audience and therefore writing in a style specifically designed for it. Your blog is like a mirror for you and it will attract like-minded people, for the most part.

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Lessons Learned, The Finale

Animal Person

My random number of 20 Lessons Learned From 4 Years of Blogging at Animal Person (for the others go to #1-6 , #7-10 and #11 & 12 ) ends today with #13-20, which is far longer than I thought it would be. The design of Animal Person is probably as uninviting as it could possibly be. Reading thousand-word long posts in black type on a plain white screen with nothing interesting to look at isn't exactly a satisfying sensory experience. Big fail here for Animal Person.

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On "Animal Activism"

Animal Person

I've used the term "animal activism" lately as an experiment. I notice that if I use "animal rights activist" or anything with the word "rights" in it, because it's loaded and misunderstood, my listener often has an immediate bias of some kind. People have a relationship, whether or not they are aware, to the term "animal rights." I want to talk about why we shouldn't be using animals and that it's infinitely easier to be a vegan than it was 20 years ago.

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What if the Public Truly Probed Animal Research Funding?

Critter News

It's in response to the arrest of Yale animal technician Raymond Clark for the murder of Annie Le, but makes some important points about animal research. There's a reason for the security that keeps Beagle burn videos from surfacing like egg farm videos. Animal research is too lucrative for the university/government/pharma complex to risk macaques on YouTube and the public judging the asinine and repetitive experiments many researchers know they live on.

Now I'm Really Annoyed

Critter News

Here's a site for kids to program them to become "the next generation of laboratory animal science professionals." the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Foundation. Experimenting on animals is fun and it helps everyone.even animals! The AALAS Foundation has teamed up with the Whyville Web site to launch the Community Animal Research Environment (CARE), a series of educational games in a virtual laboratory.

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Paws UP for Union Township Animal Shelter

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Rock & Rawhide , a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that aims to increase adoptions for dogs and cats in shelters by providing toys and other items that serve as a form of distraction therapy, reducing the stress and noise levels. Across the country, Rock & Rawhide (R&R) will produce a series of music, art and culinary events designed to bring together various communities to collectively make donations for animals at kill shelters. events people helping animals

Tom Regan on Utilitarianism

Animal Ethics

The initial attractiveness of utilitarianism as a moral theory on which to rest the call for the better treatment of animals was noted in an earlier context. Because animals are sentient (i.e., But utilitarianism is not the theory its initial reception by the animal rights movement may have suggested. It provides no basis for the rights of animals and instead contains within itself the grounds for perpetuating the very speciesist practices it was supposed to overthrow.

Humane Society Cites Abuses at University of Minnesota

Critter News

I don't care if they're supposedly working for altruistic purposes (they're not, but that's another story), they are allowing animals to suffer through negligent care separate from the excruciating experiments they must still undergo. - The Humane Society of the United States has obtained government reports showing that the University of Minnesota has violated federal standards of care for animals in laboratories.

Groups Seek Charges in Sheep Decompression Tests

Critter News

PETA and the Alliance for Animals are asking for charges to be filed against the University of Wisconsin at Madison. It is illegal in Wisconsin to kill an animal by means of decompression. The university stopped conducting the experiments last fall when it learned that it may have been violating state law, said Eric Sandgren, who oversees animal research at UW-Madison. Tags: animal research sheep PETA university of madison-wisconsin

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Wagging Tales

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Wagging Tales: Every Animal Has a Tale is a fun book about animals. As the title suggests, it is a collection of stories, each animals’ “tale&#. Written by Tim Link, a full-time animal communicator and Reiki energy healer for animals, he shares his personal experiences. If you are an animal lover, you will enjoy each of the heartfelt stories, and it may even get you to look at your own pets in a new way.

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IFAW rescuers have mobilized to Japan

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Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – ) have mobilized to Japan to conduct an assessment and assist with animal rescue efforts following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. People were not able to bring their animals with them when they left the affected area so we anticipate that the evacuation centers may need help caring for and finding homes for those displaced animals, added Dr. Green. “We

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Teaching Kids Animal Compassion

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Choosing the right pet for your child is key. Children can learn so many valuable lessons by caring for a pet. Having pets at a young age instills kids with a sense of confidence that they can take care of an animal and help it to live a thriving life. More importantly I find pets can be great therapy for kids. Have you ever seen a kid talk to a pet and the animal responds by wagging its tail or purring? Animals are unbiased companions, just what many kids need.

Tales for the Pet Lover’s Heart

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NYSE: KR) have teamed up to launch the second annual “ Tales for the Pet Lover’s Heart ” campaign, celebrating the unique bond between people and their pets, while raising funds for animal welfare organizations nationwide. Together Purina and the Kroger family of stores will donate $150,000 to animal welfare organizations in 2009 and will recognize six exceptional pet lovers’ tales via a national television special this fall.

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Rescue for the rescuer.

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This is a guest post from Cherie, and I think that it is something everyone who rescues animals needs to read. “As an animal welfare worker (professionally or as a volunteer), you know what it feels like when you make a positive difference in the life of an animal. More than likely, when you decided to spend your time with animals, you did so because of the strong urge to make a difference, follow your heart and to do what you were called to do.

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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. Animals are all over the place at Babies-R-Us. As long as the animals aren't on a farm or otherwise being used by humans, I love the idea of animals in the lives of babies. Much of the baby clothing has animals on it, and animals are of course the focus of stuffies and other toys. Surprise!

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

If a person is in a discipline in which he or she is attempting to understand a culture or wants to experience a culture, vegetarianism is nearly impossible. So, how you would respond a person like me who cares for animal welfare, consciously stays away from the worse meat he can, and eats it mostly for cultural reasons. bjb Note from KBJ: Thanks for writing, Brad. Suppose your hosts offer you young women for sex, as occurred with Lewis and Clark.

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Enjoy of the Ethical Synergy of Healthy Eating in 2010!

Animal Ethics

Why not make this the year that you get serious and take a meaningful step toward improving your health and reducing your waistline by experimenting with a vegan diet for 21 days. If you have been a regular reader of my posts, you already know that switching to a vegan diet devoid of meat and animal products almost always results in significantly lower plasma cholesterol levels. Today marks Day 1 of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's 21-Day Vegan Kickstart.

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Ingrid Taylar: Bridging the Divide Between Cat and Bird Lovers

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This blog is written by writer, photographer, and animal advocate Ingrid Taylar. I scrambled for a box. It was Los Angeles, after all, where mileage has no bearing on time, but where time was precious for my little rescue on this crystal morning. But we lured her inside to keep her safe for the night. We named her “Puck,” but really it was POC, our acronym for “Pissed Off Cat.”. She disappeared for a while. Caring for our own is an element of survival.

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