Group Seeks to Ban Chinese Fur Trade with Australia

Critter News

Humane Society International (HSI) called on Wednesday for a ban on the fur trade to Australia. The call was issued after the animal rights group discovered that the fur were sourced from the raccoon dog in China, ABC Radio Australia reports. About 10 million dogs in China are killed for their fur, prompting an animal rights group to seek a ban on fur trade to Australia. The dog fur are used are inside lining for ugg boots. GRUESOME!

On Google, HSUS and Fur

Animal Person

Many bloggers who are pro-animal rights have either not used Google's AdSense or stopped because they discovered that, for instance, their anti-fur post was surrounded by ads for fur. pro creating-animals-to-skin-them-for-their-fur. I used to support the Animal Rights Zone until I discovered that my posts were often surrounded by fur ads. link] If Markarian cares about the fur animals of China, he could easily demand that HP stop selling fur on his blog.

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Activists in Mexico Bomb Max Mara Store

Critter News

According to a communique received by Bite Back , they did this in protest of Max Mara's use of furs. raised in the infernal fur farms, which are nothing more than concentration camps, where non-human animals are subjugated and forced to live a life of torture and imprisonment waiting for their murder, sick and crazed due to the denial of their wild natures. Max Mara has long been the target of anti-fur activists in Europe and around the world. Tags: fur ALF

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National Animal Rights Conference in LA Starts July 16

Critter News

Some of the groups attending will be: FARM In Defense of Animals Sea Shepherd ACT Radio Anti-Fur Society E/Environmental Mag Eko Zone Healing Species League of Humane Voters Mercy For Animals Stop Animal Exploitation Now! You can sign up here. Vegetarian Times VegNews Magazine The link came from ALF, but they aren't listed on the site. It sounds like they are participating in some form or another.

Commissioned Study Shows Namibian Seals Worth More Alive than Dead

Critter News

These are the results of a study commissioned by Bont voor Dieren (BvD), Humane Society International (HSI), Respect for Animals (RFA) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), and produced by the Australia-based independent economics consultancy Economists at Large. Seal tourism brings in more revenue for the African country than the seal hunt.

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Seal Industry Tries to Capitalize on Medical Researchers Conjectures

Critter News

While I'm not a fan of using animal hearts for transplants, I'm far more sympathetic to that than to simply using their parts for human vanity consumption. Dr. Philippe Pibarot has been studying seal heart valves to see if they might be a better transplant option for humans than those from cows or pigs, believing they may be more durable than the other animal tissue.

Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

Animal Person

Latimer refers to his previous two posts where he has "documented the ethical and moral shallowness of the 'animal rights' credo itself, which is based more on an anti-human self hatred, taking the form of a 'moral' squeamishness concerned more with stamping out human 'cruelty,' no matter what the social or economic costs might be. I think he's the anti-human person full of self hatred, and this is a case of projection.

Balanced Nutrition is the Key to a Healthy Diet

4 The Love Of Animals

It’s very important to get the right balance of protein (humans take note for your diet too)! Fats nourish the skin and make it soft, and they help with a luxurious coat and contribute to shiny fur! We hear a lot about healthy diets, both for people and for pets.

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"Change of Heart": New Book about Animal Activism

Critter News

The author is Nick Cooney and he's the Director of The Humane League, an animal advocacy non-profit with offices in Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington DC. What messages and techniques have been proven effective in getting people to make compassionate decisions like boycotting fur and adopting companion animals instead of buying them? We received an email about a new book being released by Lantern Books.

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Weird Cat Behaviors (And What They Mean)

4 The Love Of Animals

Your cat can spend much of its day licking its fur and sharpening its claws (hopefully on a designated scratching post). Licking fur fulfills the same purpose; it stimulates the glands that produce the cat’s marking scent while removing foreign smells.

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On Small Victories

Animal Person

Both, of course, were seen as victories, but the article's author, Richard Foot, asks: Do such successes mean the animal rights movement is winning its long, controversial campaigns to gain the same legal protections for animals as those ascribed to humans? As long as humans have anything to gain from using sentient nonhumans, in other words, the latter will always lose. If we don't succeed, well, then it's going to affect all of humanity.

It’s Only Hygienic

4 The Love Of Animals

One problem many dog owners find a concern and nuisance is maintaining their dog’s fur. Professional products for maintaining a healthy clean dog, for example, Furminator products help groom and maintain your dog’s fur.

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On the Psychological Continuum

Animal Person

And human psychology says that humans are far more social than rational creatures. And that means for the animal rights movement: Social entities like compassion, empathy and suffering are very important factors to motivate humans to change their behaviour. One of the most important aspects determining human behaviour is their social environment. Humans want to be well integrated into their society and live in harmony with it.

Lucky Me!

4 The Love Of Animals

Be sure to license your new pet because if your dog or cat gets lost, the Humane Society can find you. Be sure to check out Christi’s blog, Life in the Fur Lane to see her musings about life as a mom in a very furry, fun-filled home. Lucky Me.

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Dog Collars

4 The Love Of Animals

Archaeology has demonstrated that humans were crafting collars for their animals at least 7000 years ago and the possibility that this is a conservative estimate is large. Training collars should always be used with an observant human present to prevent accidental harm.

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

The horrific practice in China of skinning cats and dogs alive for their fur must go down as one of the worst cases of sustained mass cruelty to animals in human history. Every year, more than 2,000,000 cats and dogs are skinned alive in China for their fur. They are left to die slowly in shock and excruciating agony and their bodies fed to the other animals being reared for the slaughter. The horror must be stopped.

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Your Dog and Fleas

4 The Love Of Animals

Itching and biting the fur; a flea’s saliva will cause your dog to itch and scratch his skin. Similar to a human reaction to a mosquito bite. Soak your dog’s fur with this spray outdoors ( as the fleas may jump off your dog) and comb through. It can be used on humans as well, and does not smell bad. For more information about dog fleas, causes, treatment options, information about dog fleas on humans and more, please visit

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5 things to know about pets and pests

4 The Love Of Animals

Also, they can hide behind floppy ears or in long fur. Ticks may be transferred to humans. 5 ways to de-bug your pet this spring: Ticks can be difficult to spot. Ticks are tiny, some about the size of a pin head. They can resemble freckles, moles or even specks of dirt. Don’t assume your dog is tick-free just because you can’t readily see one. You may not spend much time outdoors, but if your dog does, then you can get a tick, too. Be sure to give yourself a good check-over.

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Protect Your Pet From the Ice this Winter

4 The Love Of Animals

Knit Your Pet a Sweater—Ok ok, you don’t actually have to knit a sweater from scratch, but dressing your furry friend in warm attire is a great way to keep your pet nice and toasty, especially the smaller and light-fur breeds.

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A Hamster’s Story: The making of a novel

4 The Love Of Animals

His fur is growing mangy and patchy. Grooming his fur. Like he was the human and she was the hamster. Hamlet’s organs were shutting down – it was the humane thing to do. Emmie loves her pets. She loves her Jack Russell terriers, Opal and Maddie.

Robert Young on Killing Animals

Animal Ethics

Does my proposal as to what makes killing another human being generally a major moral wrong in any way help us with deciding what, if anything, is wrong with killing non-human animals and foetuses?

Information On Dog Teeth Cleaning

4 The Love Of Animals

Oral care is just as important for a dog as grooming his fur or clipping his nails. Just as with humans, it is recommended dogs get a routine teeth cleaning done professionally. Ideally, a dog’s teeth should be cleaned every other day or every week. However, cleaning your dog’s teeth can be time consuming and even a little hard to accomplish. There are a number of ways you can clean your dog’s teeth, including dental bones, sprays, teeth brushing and professional cleaning.

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Make This the Year You Do Right by Animals

Animal Ethics

d) Stop wearing animals—Don’t purchase or wear garments made of fur or containing fur trim; don't purchase garments advertised or labeled as "faux fur" since these garments may be made of real fur mislabeled as faux fur (for details, see my previous post on mislabeled dog fur jackets here ); don’t purchase leather, and as your leather garments wear out, replace them with nonleather alternatives. A list of Humane Charities is available here.

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The Emotional Lives of Animals

4 The Love Of Animals

Dogs are able to detect diseases such as cancer and diabetes and warn humans of impending heart attacks and strokes. In many ways, human emotions are the gifts of our animal ancestors. Consider a collie named Tinker and his human companion, Paul Jackson, who has Type 2 diabetes.

Resolve to Do Right by Animals in 2007!

Animal Ethics

d) Stop wearing animals—Don’t purchase or wear garments made of fur or containing fur trim; don't purchase garments advertised or labeled as "faux fur" since these garments may be made of real fur mislabeled as faux fur (for details, see my previous post on mislabeled dog fur jackets here ); don’t purchase leather, and as your leather garments wear out, replace them with nonleather alternatives. (e) A list of Humane Charities is available here.

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Tails of Aloha

4 The Love Of Animals

We send Animal Therapy teams to hospitals, nursing homes, Hospices and even private homes for Animal assisted Therapy (where we have animals go to individuals or groups) or Animal Assisted Activities (Where we have an animal involved with the actual therapy of an individual that is observed and documented by a Health/Human service professional.) His lil hand slowly and gently moved anchoress Polo’s fur.

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Halloween and Sugar Chic Couture

4 The Love Of Animals

They have a lot of other really fun costumes too, and many other Halloween items including dog treats that look every bit as yummy as the decorated cookies you see in bakeries for humans! Her mission is to provide the best in upscale, couture fashions and accessories for canine fur-babies.

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Keep pets happy and healthy in the cold months ahead.

4 The Love Of Animals

Not all dogs were born with lush fur coats that keep off the winter chill. Breeds with very short fur like Chihuahuas, boxers and greyhounds may have a hard time keeping warm, making even brief walks uncomfortable.

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Five Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe on Halloween Day

4 The Love Of Animals

Pet Care Helps to Promote Humane Halloween. Halloween may be full of tricks and treats for humans, but the holiday does not hold the same appeal for our pet counterparts. This is especially important for pets with black fur, since they are a target for pranksters.

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