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PETA Wants Knut Castrated!

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PETA Germany's position is that he should be castrated so he doesn't mate with his cousin Giovanna. Tags: zoos knut Germany polar bear PETA We're talking about Knut the polar bear. He was the cute little polar bear whose birth at the Berlin Zoo was so controversial because his mother rejected him. He was raised by a trainer. She's here temporarily for companionship, but the group is concerned. Check out a couple of the pictures in this story. How suggestive!

German Artist Wants to Kill Puppies to Protest Dog Killings

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Stupid entertainment Germany dogsI had to read this twice before it sunk in. I wonder if he was just threatening to do this for the publicity. Bizarre. An unidentified German actor has been stopped by Berlin’s administrative court, following his announcement that he planned to strangle two puppies with cable wires on stage to protest against the slaughter of sled dogs in Alaska and hunting dogs in Spain, with their death being accompanied by a funeral march music and loud gong.

German Canines to Help Catch Smugglers

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Amy, a German shepherd, and Uno, a Labrador retriever, have joined the team at {Frankfurt,} one of Europe's busiest airports — the first two dogs in Germany trained to sniff out live animals, plants or derivatives or remains of them. Tags: wildlife trafficking smuggling Germany Interesting.

Study Claims Islamic Slaughtering More Humane

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It therefore may come as a surprise to those who have made such acclamations to learn of the results of a study carried out by Professor Wilhelm Schulze and his colleague Dr. Hazim at the School of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover University in Germany. Tags: islam Slaughterhouse Germany cows I came across this strange article about German research on which slaughter method creates more pain for the animal: the Western method of stunning or the Islamic method of a cut to the neck.

Knut's Keeper Dies

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Customs Officials Meet to Discuss China/Russia Smuggling

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Representatives from the Federal Russia Customs, Far East Customs Directorate, Far East Operative Customs, Siberian Customs Directorate, General Customs Directorate of China, TRAFFIC Russia and TRAFFIC China met from 16–18 November in Vladivostok, through a programme supported by WWF Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK.

The Cute Show: Boar Piglets!

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When VICE Germany sent us some footage of the Lehnitz animal asylum, we weren’t sure how cute it was going to be. Little did we know, boar piglets live there, who love to eat, sleep, play, and hang out with their surrogate mom, who’s a dog. We’re pleased to present Spots, Nesti, Diva, Borstel, Ernie, and Bert on the latest episode of VICE’s The Cute Show. “They look like small cats or even small kangaroos,” and could not be any cuter!

Ottawa to Lobby EU Against Seal Ban

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ban could deliver a devastating blow to Atlantic Canadian fishermen who rely on the annual hunt as a source of income, shutting down critical shipment points, including Holland and Germany. They must really be nervous. Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea said Monday that Canadian officials will meet with EU politicians in a bid to convince them that Canada's commercial seal hunt is humane and should be exempt from a proposed seal import ban.A

Steven M. Wise on Legal Rights for Animals

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But a change in the common law (which Germany does not have) may be the most likely of all. The legal rights of nonhuman animals might first be achieved in any of three ways. Most agree that the least likely will be through the re-interpretation or amendment of state or federal constitutions, or through international treaties.

Investigation Reveals Cruel Treatment of Pigs in Europe

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In one of the biggest undercover inquiries into pig-farming, CIWF visited 60 farms across five big pork-producing states, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary and Britain. Overall, Spain had the worst conditions, followed by the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary and Britain. It really sucks to be a factory farm pig in Europe.

Animal Rights Activists Jailed in Europe

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Some employees from firms in Britain, France, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland had "puppy killer" and "scum" daubed on their houses. They are members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC). I support their cause, but am uncomfortable with their tactics. From Reuters. The group had targeted about 40 firms as part of an international conspiracy to force the closure of Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), an animal research laboratory based near Cambridge.

From the Mailbag

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The volume „Tierrechte – eine interdisziplinäre Herausforderung“ (literally „Animal Rights – an interdisciplinary challenge“ has just been released from Harald Fischer Verlag (publisher), Germany. Basis of this collection are the interdisciplinary lectures on Animal Rights which took place from April to October 2006 at Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg (Germany). Hello!

Little Fanaticos Soccer Dog Jerseys

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They carry USA, Germany, Brazil, England, France, Italy and more. Love soccer? Does your dog love it too? If so, then Little Fanaticos is the site for you! Just look at how adorable the soccer jersey for dogs looks on Baby the Maltese!

Soup kitchen for pets

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Germany has been one of Europe’s strong economies, but things are changing for everyone. It began with the saddest story, as great ideas often do. Claudia Hollm saw a TV show about a family who had to relinquish their dog because of economic hardship.

From Today's New York Times

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Nadia Eghbal Tübingen, Germany, May 26, 2008To the Editor: I noticed that the sustainability house at Oberlin College enjoys barbecues with burgers and grilled corn. Is it possible that for all their water-saving tactics, the students have overlooked a way to save huge amounts of water: cutting out beef? It can take an estimated 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef.

From Today's New York Times

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The United States is losing its historic leadership position in international nature conservation, as countries like Germany, Norway, Britain and others have made financial pledges that begin to dwarf United States yearly financing rates to address deforestation and species conservation. To the Editor: “ Watching the Numbers and Charting the Losses—of Species ,” by Verlyn Klinkenborg (Editorial Observer, Oct.

The Secrets Inside Your Dog’s Mind

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Juliane Kaminski of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, began exploring the verbal gifts of dogs when she saw a television show about a border collie named Rico–an animal that to all appearances could fetch dozens of different objects in response to their names. The Secrets Inside Your Dog’s Mind. By Carl Zimmer { source }. Brian Hare, assistant professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University, holds out a dog biscuit.