Hill’s PetFit Challenge

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o If you feed a 20lb dog one ounce of cheddar cheese it’s the equivalent of a 5’4” woman eating one and a half hamburgers or one chocolate bar. o If you feed a 10lb cat 1 cup of milk it’s the equivalent of a 5’4” woman eating four and a half hamburgers or five chocolate bars. Is your dog overweight? You can join Alison Sweeney, host of The Biggest Loser , in making a New Year’s resolution to help your dog(s) lose weight by taking the Hill’s PetFit Challenge.

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Meet James and Mike at Extreme Raptor Weekend

10,000 Birds

You’ll have your chance three weekends from now, 15-16 October, at the Extreme Raptor Weekend in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Ever wanted to meet James Currie , beat writer on 10,000 Birds and star of Birding Adventures TV ? Or Mike Freiberg , beat writer on 10,000 Birds and Nikon Birding Marker Specialist ? Yeah, me too! Want to know more? Check out the video below… Sounds great, no? Even better, the first 50 kids under the age of 12 each day will get a free pair of binoculars!

Animal Welfare Act Inadequate for Farm Animals

Critter News

As such, most people do not consider the potential abuse that may have taken place to bring their hamburger onto their dinner plate. This is really interesting. How many people know this about the Animal Welfare Act? I certainly didn't. No wonder there is so much "farm" animal abuse out there. The only cool thing is that Gene Bauer's views on the meat industry are so similar to those expressed on this blog a few weeks ago. Yay!!!)

On Flow and Water

Animal Person

And let me just say that on the occasions that I have bought bottled water, such as in airports because I couldn't bring my own, I felt nearly as bad as if I bought a hamburger. I watched Flow last night and though I did know about the evils of water privatization in other countries, I had no idea that communities (Michigan is featured) right here in the US are fighting huge multi-nationals for their own water.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

31): Would the average American have believed that hamburgers were treated with ammonia to remove salmonella and E. labor costs and saving the lives of hamburger lovers. 1, 2010 Note from KBJ: Enjoy your hamburger To the Editor: “ Company’s Record on Treatment of Beef Is Called Into Question ” (front page, Dec. coli (or, in many cases, not remove them)? An earlier article recounted an E.

Industrial Agriculture

Animal Ethics

Moore looks like he has eaten one too many hamburgers.) The wrongness of factory farming is overdetermined. See here for one sufficient ground. By the way, the editorial board of the New York Times is progressive (as opposed to conservative). Why does it not call for the abolition of factory farming? Instead, it seeks to reform it. Animal rights is neither progressive nor conservative.

Philip E. Devine on the Vegetarian's Dilemma

Animal Ethics

Think of the difference between eating a hamburger and eating a veggie burger, for example. The sum of the matter is as follows. Either the vegetarian argues on utilitarian premises, or he tries to supplement or replace his utilitarianism with some plausible non-utilitarian principles implying the wrongfulness of rearing and killing animals for food.

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This is not a wood warbler!

10,000 Birds

Come on Americans, if you have it in you to invent great society-changing innovations such as Macdonalds Hamburgers, the Hummer and democratic capitalism, surely a small logical name change would not be that hard to do? Kenn Kaufmann, David Sibley, Pete Dunne, Corey Finger and – it seems the rest of the American birding world have it all wrong.

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Do Not Feed Baby Birds Ham

10,000 Birds

Nestling songbirds fed hamburger and cat food,” wrote Sean O’Brien. I opened the box, and there was a bowl of raw hamburger meat in there for him to eat.” Wildlife rehabilitators are a multi-tasking lot. Not only do we take care of zillions of injured and orphaned birds/mammals/reptiles/whatever, we also have to deal with and educate the public. The baffling, mind-boggling public.

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The Extreme Raptor Weekend Round-Up

10,000 Birds

This weekend was meant to draw kids into the Hamburg, PA Cabela’s to experience birds in a up-close and personal kind of way. From the Accipiters on the mountain to the crowds below it, the weekend was jam packed and I encourage everyone to get to Hamburg, PA next October for all the fun. On October 15-16th, 2011 Nikon Birding teamed up with Hawk Mountain and Cabela’s to host a blow-out weekend focusing on raptors.

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Book: Scent of the Missing

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It doesn’t take much for them to learn that we need them to find human scent –and not other animals, dropped hamburgers, or unspecified gook. I recently got a chance to read a book called Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog. Wow, and wow. The book is an amazing and heartfelt look at the unique partnership and bond that search and rescue dogs have with their handlers. A very interesting, touching, at times funny, and overall a great read.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

What would the cost of a hamburger at Burger King or McDonald’s be if the meat were to come from Ms. To the Editor: Re “ The Carnivore’s Dilemma ,” by Nicolette Hahn Niman (Op-Ed, Oct. 31): Living “green” is not easy. Yes, every decision we make results in more or less of an impact on our environment. As a parent of young children, I have much to worry about regarding what my children eat—a balanced, wholesome diet, free from antibiotics, hormones or bacteria.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

We encourage kids to gently pet baby lambs, cows, chickens and pigs, but we deny them this loving connection when we serve animals for dinner by surreptitiously calling them chops, hamburger, nuggets and bacon. To the Editor: Re “ PETA’s Latest Tactic: $1 Million for Fake Meat ” (news article, April 21): The commercial development of meat from animal tissue won’t result in “fake meat” any more than cloning sheep results in fake sheep.

Get Thee To A Wildlife Rehabilitator

10,000 Birds

We receive nestling owls who have been fed nothing but hamburger, whose bones are so brittle from lack of calcium that they break when they try to stand. Why does this little Screech Owl look so horrified? It’s not because of the color of the carpet, although I was probably wearing the same expression when I first saw it. It’s because she’s in a house, she’s scared to death, and she wants her mother.

The Rose-ringed Parakeets of Heidelberg

10,000 Birds

There are other more isolated populations, e.g. in Hamburg, Berlin, Rome, Paris, and Barcelona. A Birdy New Year! This article is about the parrots we have, not the ones we wish we had. Here in Germany, we don’t wish we had. Because we never have had. But now that we do have, and while we may or rather should wish we had not, we might as well roll with the punches and accept that we have. Yes, Germany has parrots, or parakeets to be more precise.

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Finding Dippers in Berlin

10,000 Birds

Therefore, those very few northern winter guests that reach Germany are concentrated in our largest northern German cities, Berlin and Hamburg. I have yet to meet a birder who did not consider dippers to be special. Any dipper, any continent, any birder.

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Moral Vegetarianism, Part 11 of 13

Animal Ethics

It only takes a little imagination to suppose that every bite of hamburger we eat is taking grain away from a hungry child in India. For an explanation of this feature, click on “Moral Vegetarianism” at the bottom of this post. The Argument from Human Grain Shortage All of the clearly moral arguments for vegetarianism given so far have been in terms of animal rights and suffering. New moral vegetarianism, however, rests on moral arguments couched in terms of human welfare.

Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

Of course, when hamburgers aren't at stake, most of us think that it would be morally wrong to kill an animal for no good reason. Jonathan Hubbell, a philosophy major at the University of Texas at Arlington, is the newest member of the Animal Ethics blog, and once again, I would like to welcome him aboard. Like Keith, I think it will be interesting and instructive to observe as Jonathan works through his views on the myriad of ethical issues that surround our current treatment of animals.

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