Animal Cruelty and Richard Russo

Critter News

He uses geese killing at a fictional university as a comedic subplot. Has anyone ever read Richard Russo's book "Straight Man?" I've googled this and can't find a single critique of the book that mentions that he is making a joke out of animal cruelty. It's not funny at all. Why wasn't it noted by someone somewhere?

Roger Cohen Realizes Dogs=Pigs, Sort Of

Animal Person

There is a rational, and for some people a spiritual, case for being a vegetarian: Killing animals is wrong. When it comes to the legislation ( which may or may not mean anything for dogs and cats ), Cohen sides with the people who recognize that cats and dogs are no different from chickens and geese. " Dog Days in China " is a small piece with no gruesome slideshow.

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On Dominance and Animal Birth Control

Animal Person

We are a far bigger problem on this planet than the (over)population of feral cats, elephants, Canada geese, or any other creature we "manage" or want to manage, "humanely" or otherwise. And when the option is rounding them up and killing them, TNR looks like an especially attractive option.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

The fact that geese mate for life, and that the mate of the poor goose that was slaughtered would step forward, was enough to make me swear off meat forever, if I hadn’t already. Since our food is delivered to us on a bun or in big bags of frozen parts, it’s easy to eat it and not think about what it was or how it was killed. To the Editor: Re “ A Farm Boy Reflects ” (column, July 31): Hats off to Nicholas D.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Yet not mentioned is a simple step that will go a long way toward ensuring compliance with our already lax slaughterhouse requirements: Place video cameras throughout the kill process. The vast number of meat eaters brake for geese, call the A.S.P.C.A. To the Editor: Your Feb. 21 editorial “ The Biggest Beef Recall Ever ” made some excellent points.