On The Goode Family and Infiltration

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Image via Wikipedia I found The Goode Family disappointing on the vegan side. The Morality Of Food (andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com). Is The Goode Family Good for the Environment? Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics animal rights Animal welfare Nutrition The Goode Family Veganism Vegetarianism Yeah, lots of mockery, but I didn't laugh. I didn't think the show was all that funny, like, say, The Simpsons.

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Birding Dilemma No.23 – Taking family for granted.

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So God may love a sinner, but on this occasion the morally righteous (actually we did consider phoning ahead and lying, but were too scared we’d get caught out. So let’s say the morally spineless) were rewarded and my sister earns lots of brownie points which can be redeemed at any time by inviting me back again to get a longer look. Feeling (only slightly) guilty that I had dashed out so quickly, I took the first brief sighting as my tick and got back to the families.

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Moral Vegetarianism, Part 3 of 13

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For an explanation of this feature, click on “Moral Vegetarianism” at the bottom of this post. Most moral vegetarians list fish and fowl as animals one should not eat. The ability to feel pain is not an obviously plausible way of morally distinguishing microorganisms from other organisms. What is the moral difference between killing a microorganism in the digesting of other food and killing a hog, e.g., in order to eat and digest it. Tags: Moral Vegetarianism

How Pets Can Improve Your Health

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But, pets also become bona fide family members with which we establish genuine relationships—incomparable emotional bonds that can have extraordinarily positive physical and psychological impacts on humans. Caring for a pet can bring pleasure and help boost your morale and optimism. Retirement, illness, death, and moves can take away close friends and family members.

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On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

Animal Person

He is against it for himself and his family. There's not enough evidence for an accusation of moral relativism, but for me the message is a mixed one. I immensely enjoyed "EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED" (even on the big screen) and eagerly anticipated "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer. His writing is beautiful, though I do have to admit that I haven't seen "shit" and its variations so frequently in one printed piece in quite a while. Ever, in fact.

2009 177

On Food/Lifestyle Disputes At Home

Animal Person

While no study has documented how frequent these clashes have become, therapists agree that the green issue can quickly become poisonous because it is so morally charged. Friends or family members who are not devoted to the environmental cause can become irritated by life choices they view as ostentatiously self-denying or politically correct. Changing the family diet because of environmental concerns can be particularly loaded, Ms.

On "Food Inc."

Animal Person

The moral of the story is that it's all about the way we farm animals, not that we farm them that is what needs changing. The tone of the film has just changed from here's-the-terrible-state-of-affairs to look-how-some-ingenious-individuals-are-doing-it-better , and enter Salatin, grinning ear to ear, as he and his family/friends toss chickens upside down into those cones where only there heads stick out so you can yank said heads and access the attached throats to slit. (Sigh.)

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On Project Treadstone and Welfare, OED-Style

Animal Person

97/1 The welfare of the child religious, moral, and social, as well as physical and pecuniaryis the paramount consideration for the court. b. 5/1 The scandal of the ‘welfare hotels’ [in New York] where the city places homeless families has been simmering for many weeks. 560 Increased family allowances with supplementary allowances and children's tax allowances, the price of school meals, the price of welfare milk, [etc.].

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

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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. He writes as if what he used to do--and what he defends--is morally justifiable on its face, and it's just the details that might be questionable.

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The Emotional Lives of Animals

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Chimpanzees and elephants grieve the loss of family and friends, and gorillas hold wakes for the dead. Paul’s family noticed that whenever he was about to have an attack, Tinker would get agitated. Caledonian crows live in small family groups and youngsters learn to fashion and use tools by watching adults. Is this moral? Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. by Marc Bekoff.

Unflappable by Suzie Gilbert–An Author Interview

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We’re all connected through email and listservs, and we all swap information and provide each other with moral support. I come from a family where the worse the situation, the faster and more furiously the wisecracks fly, so I suppose I’m hardwired to look for humor.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

He says he hunts out of a need to take responsibility for his family, who evidently live where the supermarkets offer no meat. I’m tired of hearing people who enjoy killing justify it with specious moral platitudes. 26, 2011 To the Editor: Seamus McGraw mounts all the standard defenses: I am feeding my family; there are too many deer; I kill as mercifully as possible. To the Editor: In “ Hunting Deer With My Flintlock ” (Op-Ed, Dec.

Can we talk about Cecil the Lion?

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The killing of Cecil was equated with murder, a moral crime rather than a symptom of a ecological problem. And don’t forget that Africa’s population continues to grow, putting more and more pressure on the land and many eyes watch the remaining wild spaces asking why the animals should have them and not hungry families. Hi there. I can’t help noticing that you’ve just posted an angry story about Cecil the Lion on your timeline.

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From Today's New York Times

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How does the health of a farmer’s family and community figure in when they are making the decision to continue industrialized production methods? The idea that eggs from free-range chickens are somehow morally superior to other eggs is, frankly, weird. To the Editor: Re “ Don’t Presume to Know a Pig’s Mind ” (Op-Ed, Feb. 20): Blake Hurst, a former hog farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, cautions that “we can’t ask the pigs what they think.”

From Today's Wall Street Journal

Animal Ethics

The fury this meal caused my friends and family back in America motivated me to examine whether eating any animal was justified. In the name of moral consistency I became a vegetarian four years ago. Jonathan Safran Foer's pup-in-cheek essay " Let Them Eat Dog " (Weekend Journal, Oct. 31), while humorous enough, masks more serious issues. Beyond the environmental impacts of meat production there is a basic ethical issue involved.

Nature’s Ambassador: The Legacy of Thornton W. Burgess, by Christie Palmer Lowrance

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” Nevertheless, Burgess’s overt determination to combine, in his own words, the “teaching of the facts of natural history and the teaching of moral lessons” had long fallen out of fashion by the time I came on the scene. This is a beautiful volume, and one of its primary strength is the lavish selection of illustrations, including both family photos and drawings that adorned Burgess’s stories in various venues.

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Battle Creek Cellars: Unconditional Pinot Noir (2017)

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In the interest of getting the story right and presenting Franklin’s original thoughts on the matter – complete with its colorful language and oddly moralizing tone – we offer the following excerpt from his letter: Others object to the Bald Eagle, as looking too much like a Dindon.

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How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding – A Book Review

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” (breeding birds, breeding bird surveying, eBird documentation, other activities); “Inflection Point” (molt, climate change’s effect on birds); “What We Know” (birding tools and scientific techniques); “What We Don’t Know” (taxonomic puzzles, open questions about bird behavior, ethics and morality). The Checklist is more than a taxonomic listing of species and chapter number and title; it also contains useful notes on each bird family.

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Birding Lakeview Drive Ponds, Paradise Island, New Providence, Bahamas

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From 20 February through 25 February I was on a family-and-friends vacation on New Providence in the Bahamas. But this post isn’t about water slides, $15 rum drinks, the horrors of tourist traps, or the morality of pocketing bread from the breakfast buffet for later. More specifically, I was on Paradise Island, the small, resort-laden and heavily developed island on the north end of New Providence, adjacent to Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas.

Make This the Year You Do Right by Animals

Animal Ethics

Spend more time with family and friends. Spend more time with family and friends—I will do X in the evening with my spouse or partner, and I will do Y with my kids on the weekend (where you and your family and friends fill in the variables appropriately). If you are like most people, you think that it is seriously morally wrong to contribute to unnecessary animal suffering.

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Resolve to Do Right by Animals in 2007!

Animal Ethics

Spend more time with family and friends. Spend more time with family and friends—I will do X in the evening with my spouse or partner, and I will do Y with my kids on the weekend (where you and your family and friends fill in the variables appropriately). If you are like most people, you think that it is seriously morally wrong to contribute to unnecessary animal suffering.

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ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public.

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Of the Central Flyway states, Nebraska alone holds out in protecting the cranes, having proven by its longstanding Festival of the Cranes in Kearney that a crane is worth infinitely more alive and purring in the sky with its family than thudding, broken and bleeding, into a cornfield. Sincerely, Julie Zickefoose Tags: cranes , sandhill crane hunting , sandhill cranes • Camping tents - Check out our pop up tents , family tents , and more!

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Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

He thinks that the treatment of animals in factory farms is morally unjustifiable, and yet, he continues to support those practices financially by purchasing and eating meat and animal products. It goes something like this: Yes, I agree that factory farming is morally unjustifiable and ought to be abolished. Since it would not be wrong to eat the flesh of animals raised in that manner, eating meat is not morally wrong! [As

2006 46

Come@Me: Hunting Is Not Conservation

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advisory board, the “ Wildlife Protection Board ,” has been created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos is stacked with trophy hunters, including some members with direct ties to President Donald Trump and his family 2. Thank God most human beings have developed a more modern view of wildlife and acknowledge that some animals display sufficient consciousness and self-awareness to deserve moral consideration.

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Philip E. Devine on Demi-Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

Or one might distinguish according to the kinds of value which may justify the eating of meat: turkey dinners on holidays with the family might be thought legitimate, while a bachelor cooking for himself would be under an obligation to abstain from meat. And there are many who see nothing wrong with buying meat at a supermarket, while disapproving of hunting even when the resulting meat is eaten by the hunter's family.