NASA Funds Radiation Experiments on Monkeys

Critter News

Another animal experiment I would not support as a US taxpayer. Or better yet, to protect and cherish the planet WE CURRENTLY LIVE ON. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine are calling attention to it. The research project, led by Jack Bergman of McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate in Belmont, Mass., was one of 12 awarded radiobiology research grants through NASA's Human Research Program, the space agency announced October 27.

Support the Great Ape Protection Act

Critter News

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

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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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"Creature Quotes" Is Here!

Animal Person

We unwittingly partake of activities that hurt, physically and mentally, the very creatures we admire and seek to protect from harm (5).". 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. " Creature Quotes: Advancing Toward Freedom For All Species ," compiled and edited by SBH Clay, is now available.

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Slate on Pepper: Stolen for Research

Animal Person

Her death on an operating table in the Bronx would help animal welfare advocates break a long-standing stalemate in Congress and push through the most significant animal-protection bill in American history. Pepper also represents a turning point in science, from an earlier age when animals for experiment would be plucked from the road or the river, to a new era of standardized, mass-produced organisms that can be shipped right to the laboratory door.

Organizations Putting Animals First

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Led by professionals who have experience with organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States, the group is definitely not new to the issues surrounding animals worldwide. Understanding that threats to animals can range from illegal trafficking to utter exploitation, these leaders strive to promote the safety and protection sanctuaries offer our fury, feathered, four-legged friends. In the fast-paced world of today, it seems people are always on the go.

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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 Different Results of Direct Action

Animal Person

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).

EU Bans Use of Great Apes in Animal Research

Critter News

After two years of heated debate on how to protect animal welfare without scuppering scientific research, the new limits, updating regulations from 1986, were adopted by the European Parliament despite objections from Green MEPs. Under the new legislations, experiments on great apes such as chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans are to be banned and "strict" restrictions set on the use of primates in general. Some may disagree, but I think this is a huge victory.

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Pet Doors

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Not only do they help your pet keep its active lifestyle, but they also protect against accidental pet messes around the house. For your pet, getting stuck in the pet door could ruin their pet door experience permanently. ??In

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False Pregnancies In Dogs

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Some dogs may experience a false pregnancy after every heat term because they have such strong mothering instincts that trick her into thinking she is actually going to give birth. The experience of false pregnancy can be very emotionally challenging for your dog. She may become territorial and protective of these “puppies”, which can actually cause problems for some households.

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European Union Screws Apes Used in Medical Research

Critter News

Researchers can continue most experiments on mankind's closest relatives -- chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans -- after European Union lawmakers watered down proposals to restrict testing. The EU's executive Commission last year proposed a range of measures to improve the welfare of the 12 million vertebrate animals used in experiments each year, mostly mice and rats. Here are the results of the EU flirtation with restricting research on primates.

Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

Critter News

Less than one year ago, Puerto Rico enacted a landmark animal protection law, based in part on a set of model laws drafted by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. states and jurisdictions with regards to the strength of their laws protecting animals. I'm behind on my email and only just read this action alert from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Another crass attempt at primate slavery for money wrapped in "we put people first" robes." From the ALDF action alert page.

Flight to Freedom

4 The Love Of Animals

With these lions there were clear welfare and public safety issues, When dealing with lions there are not only welfare and public safety issues, we are therefore delighted to be working with PAWS who have enormous experience with big cats and a reputation for setting the highest standards in animal care.”. ADI gathered evidence has led to campaigns and legislative action all over the world to protect them.

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Dog Park Dangers

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You never know what your pooch may encounter while sniffing around the edges of the park and he needs to be protected in case he comes across a wild animal (like a squirrel) or simply an unhealthy dog.

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When Vet Bills Get out of Control

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Understanding the early warning signs of serious ailments is one way animal loves can protect their pets and their wallets. Contrary to what you might think, pet grooming does not have to be a stressful experience. Do a little research on the Internet and you’ll discover several clever tactics pet owners have found to make regular grooming a positive and enjoyable experience. Here’s the scenario. You were laid off 6 months ago and your industry is crippled by the recession.

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When Choosing A Pup, Research ‘Breeds’ Results

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Protect your pooch. Hopefully sharing my learning experience at the shelter will help you make informed decisions when they’re ready to adopt. The following is a guest post from Kevin Sloan.

Jane Goodall Live

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During the event, Goodall and Mathews will talk about their experiences in the field together. In 1977, Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), which continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

I applaud his recognition that cows are individual feeling beings that share with us the ability to experience happiness and contentment, fear and pain. Consumers should consider that cows like Edie or Sophia are often fiercely protective, grieving mothers whose anguished cries the farmer undoubtedly heard as he removed their young. To the Editor: In “ Where Cows Are Happy and Food Is Healthy ” (column, Sept. 9), Nicholas D.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

The Unalienable Rights of Chimps ,” by Adam Cohen (Editorial Observer, July 14): The Spanish Parliament’s decision to grant rights to apes is indeed groundbreaking, and will foster philosophical discussion about animal protection for some time. But Americans need not await the resolution of the academic debate, which is more about form than substance, before acting to protect animals. Suffering is far from a uniquely human experience. To the Editor: “ What’s Next in the Law?

IFAW rescuers have mobilized to Japan

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Collectively, the group has the greatest amount of animal rescue experience in the world and will be in a position to provide subject matter experts and advise local groups who are planning larger recovery projects. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW rescues individual animals, works to prevent cruelty to animals, and advocates for the protection of wildlife and habitats.

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Philadelphia, PA Find out how you can become an active participant in national efforts to protect farm animals from abuse at this one-day conference. Designed to raise awareness about current farm animal issues and campaigns, this unique event offers educational opportunities for activists of all experience levels. Hi Keith, Farm Sanctuary’s Farm Animal Forum will be here before we know it! Would you be interested in helping us promote this event by posting the notice below?

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

People who adopt from animal shelters will tell you that it’s not only a rewarding experience, but also that shelters are filled with a smorgasbord of the most amazing, delightful, intelligent dogs you’ll ever find on the planet. But one thing they all have in common is the strongest desire imaginable to love you, protect you and bond with you. To the Editor: “ My Dog Days ,” by Arthur Phillips (Op-Ed, June 10), gave me those warm, fuzzy feelings and made my eyes tear.

Reasons Consistently Applied

Animal Ethics

I shall endeavor to protect and take care of all living creatures. I started experimenting with tofu scrambles till I found how to make ones that I like, and these are every bit as tasty as scrambled eggs and are far less likely to cause salmonella poisoning. This 21-day program is designed for anyone who wants to explore and experience the health benefits of a vegan diet, and its free! I suspect that many regular readers of Animal Ethics are already vegetarians.

Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

Even the most ardent defenders of the morality of using animals for food and as “tools” in scientific experiments admit that premises (1) and (2) are true and acknowledge that (1) and (2) capture something central to our moral relationship to animals. 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.

The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

Animal Ethics

Sadly, Gillette's experience is not unique. However, 12 states, namely, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming and Wisconsin [Imagine, The Dairy State doesn't protect a woman's right to nurse!], as well as the District of Columbia offer women no protection or very limited protection of their right to breastfeed their children.

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Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

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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