Create the perfect habitat for animals in your garden

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Doing so can take time and effort, but once animals see that a place is safe (and has a regular food supply) they tend to keep coming back year after year – so with a bit of work this spring, you could end up with friends for life!

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Top 50 Blogs for Animal Lovers

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We got news recently that we were listed in the Top 50 Blogs for Animal Lovers !! Top 50 Blogs for Animal Lovers originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on November 4, 2009 In fact, we were number one! Go check out the list when you get a chance, there are a lot of great blogs on it.

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Great books for animal loving kids!

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As the holiday season gets nearer, you might be looking for a great gift for the pet loving kids in your life. We got to see one for ourselves, … Continue reading → The post Great books for animal loving kids! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

Jewelry for animal lovers

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If you are looking for a wonderful gift for the animal lover in your life, visit The Magic Zoo. Each piece is handmade by artist Merry Rosenfield, and the variety of animals to choose from is truly amazing! Great for giving as a gift to a loved one, or to yourself.

Steven M. Wise on Legal Rights for Animals

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The legal rights of nonhuman animals might first be achieved in any of three ways. 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. The European Community and the member states signatory to the treaty are required “to pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals.” Wise , “ The Evolution of Animal Law Since 1950 ,” chap.

Mercy for Animals Exposes Cruelty at Iowa Select Farms

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Mercy for Animals is trying to convince Costco to do the same. mercy for animals Iowa pigs pork farm animal welfare factory farmSafeway and Kroger have announced they're halting all purchases of the farm's pork. News story is from the end of June. Almost let that one slip by!

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. I can see what the support and donations do for the animals first hand.

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. A great read for all ages.

National Justice for Animals Week

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From the better late then never category, the ALDF is having a National Justice for Animals Week to raise awareness about animal abuse. Here is the full press release: During its first-ever National Justice for Animals Week, February 22 – 28, 2009, the national non-profit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is recognizing some of the top law enforcement professionals in the nation for getting real justice for animals who are victims of abuse.

Government Grants for Animal Research

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If you really want to ruin your day, visit this web page with a list of government grants involving animal research. Tags: animal experimentation animal research military medical research us It has a list of grant applications, researchers and details on the actual studies. Not pretty.

On Fighting for "Animal Rights"

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A couple of years ago I wrote about whether it's a good use of my time to be a purist about the term "animal rights" when most of the world doesn't have the same understanding of the term as I do. I'll look for the post and link to it later, but while Baby Sky's not up yet I want to at least post something.) Likewise for "abolitionist.". I spent several years writing, daily, and often with shock, about how, for instance, the NYT- -the New York Times (OMG!!!!!)--would

Excellent Group for Animal Rights in Asia

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I love this organization and have supported them for a few years now. Please consider Animals Asia for your future donations. animal abuse animal cruelty china asiaThey do important work.

Best & Worst States for Animal Protection

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According to this Technorati article , the Humane Society rated the states on their animal protection laws. New Jersey Illinois Massachusetts Colorado Maine WORST STATES Ohio Hawaii Alabama North Dakota Mississippi Idaho South Dakota (worst) According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the states fell this way. animal abuse animal cruelty california legislation humane society us

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.

Legislative Victories for Animals in the US

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legislation animal policy us politicsHere's a summary from the ASPCA.

Colorado State Cited for Animal Research Violations

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The animal research supporter I know says "we can do a better job of treating lab animals." Tags: animal research colorado state university Another university cited. Yah think?

New Hub for Animal Rights

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Stephanie Ernst, formerly of Change.org , has started a new space called " Animal Rights and AntiOppression " and she has invited yours truly to post there! The tag line is: "Challenging oppression and injustice, against nonhuman animals, humans, and earth — one vegan, environmentalist, feminist, social-justice-loving, all-around-progressive post at a time. I am Mary Martin, and my first post is " On the Neglect of Animals by The Left."

Minnesota Activist Indicted for Animal Terrorism

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According to the indictment, unsealed today, DeMuth committed "animal enterprise terrorism and cause[d] economic damage to the animal enterprise in an amount exceeding $10,000" between Nov. The Animal Liberation Front claimed responsibility for vandalizing two labs and three offices at the University of Iowa on Nov. District Judge John Jarvey after they were offered limited immunity for their testimony before the grand jury to compel them to talk.

Deadline Approaching for Animal Essays

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" Creative Nonfiction is seeking essays about the bonds--emotional, ethical, biological, physical, or otherwise--between humans and animals. We're looking for stories from a variety of viewpoints. For the past 16 years, Creative Nonfiction has devoted itself to publishing vividly-written literary nonfiction on a variety of topics. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Language animal essays Creative Nonfiction

Student Researcher Says "Hooray for Animal Research"

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He's helping to investigate possible drug cures for obesity. Freeman says that the most difficult thing he has encountered so far in his research comes not from the lab, but from people’s attitudes about animal testing. He said this research, along with other research that could vastly improve human quality of life, could absolutely not be done without animal testing, and wishes more people understood that “animal research is not cruel or inhumane, it benefits us all.”

Woman Gets 12 Sentences for Animal Abuse

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An eastern Missouri woman is sentenced to 12 year in prison for neglecting her dogs. The sentence for 46-year-old Tamara Lynn Benscoter of Park Hills was handed down Friday. Authorities said the animals were infested with fleas and lacked adequate food and water. Tags: animal abuse That's a pretty stiff sentence. Police in Iron Mountain were called to Benscoter's former home twice in September. Six dogs were seized.

Prince Edward Investigated for Animal Abuse

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More Federal Stimulus Money Used for Animal Research

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But it disappoints and frustrates me to see it consistently used for purposes that I passionately oppose. Tags: animal research Obama University of North Carolina federal stimulus It's really frustrating. Our country needs federal stimulus money and I was a big supporter of this initiative of President Obama's. To see an issue of such moral debate minimized to simply economic activity is just not right.

Senator Maria Cantwell Receives Award for Animal Welfare Work

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My husband worked for her years and years ago, when she was just a State representative. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) received the Humane Society’s Legislative Leader award for her leadership in protecting animals. She is a US Senator from our home state of Washington. The Humane Society of the United States cited Senator Cantwell’s efforts to improve marine mammal rescue capability, including such challenges as disentangling marine mammals from fishing nets.

University of Arizona Gets Grant for Animal Lab

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They are certainly on the animal research kick. The University of Arizona College of Medicine won a $15 million federal stimulus grant to build a facility for research animals in downtown Phoenix. Tags: animal research university of arizona National Institutes of Health arizona Another Arizona story! From the Arizona Daily Star.

A Place to Look For Animal Research News

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If you go to the very top, there are tabs for FierceBiotechResearch and other topics. Tags: animal testing I stumbled across this site called FiercePharma that has all kinds of news about the drug industry. Note - this company has a lot of industry news sites on a wide range of topics, so they do more then just drug company news. I've never heard of them before.

AVMA Reveals Itself As Apologist for Animal Research

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They have paying members that are part of the animal research industry itself. Cleverly, they also emphasize how many "animals" are saved by animal research. Wouldn't Fluffy die without all the benefits of animal testing? Tags: animal experimentation animal research primates avma It should be no surprise that the American Veterinary Medical Association is an apologist. Here's the organization's defense of its primate veterinarian members.

SPCA Supervisor Arrested For Animal Cruelty in Texas

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World Week for Animals in Laboratories is April 16-26

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Legal Rights for Animals

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Sharon McEachern has a blog post about animal rights in Switzerland

Legal Rights for Animals

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On the one hand, it improves the lives of many farm animals. In the long run, measures such as this may make things worse for farm animals Here is a Los Angeles Times story about California's Proposition 2, which passed yesterday. I'm ambivalent about the proposition. On the other hand, it entrenches the idea that they may be used as mere means to human ends.

Legal Rights for Animals

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Here is a New York Times editorial opinion about California's Proposition 2. Here is a column by Gary Francione, who opposes the proposition

Why Justice for Animals Is the Social Movement of Our Time

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"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.

LA Times "Rodent of the Week" Simply PR for Animal Research

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Rodent of the Week" supposedly highlights the "good things" that come out of animal research. But even this peppy little piece discusses the weaknesses of animal research. Tags: Los Angeles animal research Here's a weird little piece I came across. Clearly, a PR instrument. So why not just end it?

Actors and Others for Animals

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Here is an interesting website. I will add it to the blogroll

Michael Fox on Concern for Animals

Animal Ethics

From this perspective, the animal-rights debate seems considerably less urgent and a relatively "safe" area of controversy. One wonders why here (as elsewhere) there is so much concern for the plight of animals and evidently so little for that of humans. Michael Fox , "'Animal Liberation': A Critique," Ethics 88 [January 1978]: 106-18, at 109 n.

A Question for Animal Ethics Readers

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I'd love to know whether philosophical reflection and argumentation has had an impact on your moral attitudes toward animals or on the moral attitudes towards animals of someone you know. Please read the post by Megan McArdle that Keith linked to in his post from yesterday. Then, click on "Comments" below to answer the question that Keith posed on his personal blog : Has anyone out there met someone who was persuaded to give up eating meat as a result of an argument?

Alleged Abuse at Butterball Turkey Farm

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Once again, the wonderful Mercy for Animals provides footage of possible abuse of turkeys at a Butterball farm in North Carolina. meat mercy for animals turkeys North Carolina farm animal welfareThe full story is at CNN.

Global Warming Is Good for Animals (Including Humans)

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See here. Sorry, Mylan

Jusani; Clothes for a Cause

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Jusani Culture is a haute lifestyle brand representing a new culture of supporters for a no-kill nation. The prices range from $24 – $38, and they have items for women, men, and pets.