Deconstructing Spencer's Comment

Animal Person

It's an especially ridiculous concept because the vegans in modern western society would not be able to maintain their living standards without the exploitation of dirt-poor humans in third world countries across the globe. There is a fine line between optimism and pessimism, it's called realism and (most) vegans have absolutely zero concept of what that is or how it needs to be applied to our daily lifestyles.

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Just Two Lessons Learned for Today

Animal Person

I think it's great, given how hostile the world is to our minority opinions and lifestyle, that there are safe places, even if those safe places have ranting as their modus operandi. We humans can't even agree on what happened in the past. I've decided that 20 lessons is a good number to stop at, and today I'll discuss what are probably the two most controversial ones, about the animal rights movement. Lesson #11.

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Roger Scruton on the Duty to Eat Meat

Animal Ethics

And I suspect that people become vegetarians for precisely that reason: that by doing so they overcome the residue of guilt that attaches to every form of hubris, and in particular to the hubris of human freedom. A great number of animals owe their lives to our intention to eat them.

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Save money caring for your pet

4 The Love Of Animals

Healthier routines, just like humans a few extra pounds can creep so make sure a sensible diet and plenty of exercise. This can potentially lead in fewer trips to the vet with a healthier active lifestyle for your pet, and it will keep you in shape at the same time!

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Socializing Your Canine Companion: How to Properly Socialize Your Dog

4 The Love Of Animals

Dogs, like most other intelligent animals, are designed to adapt to a variety of circumstances; they can happily live near busy streets, quiet country towns, in large groups or with a single human companion. Socialize Your Dog to Other Dogs.

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Animal Welfare Act Inadequate for Farm Animals

Critter News

Humane treatment runs counter to the entire industry when the point is to make money by processing these animals as fast as possible. While a nationwide vegan or vegetarian lifestyle change is highly unlikely, the abuse can be maintained through increased government regulation. Unfortunately, this goal tends to run counter to humane goals.” This is really interesting. How many people know this about the Animal Welfare Act? I certainly didn't.

Teach Your Dog To Go Potty On Command!

4 The Love Of Animals

in Mass Communications and Human Psychology helped create her unique training tips for dog owners. A perfect way to incorporate my method, Feng Shui with Fido™ into your lifestyle is to create a potty area in your yard and teach your dog to go to the bathroom on command!

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The Power of Pets Initiative

4 The Love Of Animals

Exercise is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle, and research suggests that owning a pet helps increase levels of physical activity. Mars Petcare and Human-Animal Interaction. For decades, Mars Petcare – through its world-renowned WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition – has led the way in research in Human-Animal Interaction (HAI), the scientific field that studies the bond between humans and companion animals. Mars Petcare recently launched The Power of Pets!

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

The site uses a unique interactive technology to offer "human-like" interviews that probe the ethical dimensions of diet and lifestyle choices. Dear Keith, I work with Wesleyan University Professor Scott Plous (founder of Social Psychology Network), and I'm writing to let you know of a new web site related to animal protection. This probing often leads people to examine their own practices and to better understand the choices made by others.

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Guest post: Dog Adoption

4 The Love Of Animals

If you’re planning on adding a dog to your family, it’s possible you’ll find your new family member at the local animal shelter or humane society. Be realistic about your lifestyle. This guest post is brought to you by Dog Fence DIY’s staff veterinarian Dr. Susan Wright. Dog Fence DIY has a variety of different pet containment systems to choose from. Be sure to check out the Innotek 2100 pet containment system for the best available price.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Niman’s suggestion that the findings do not apply to smaller farms, the United Nations and the University of Chicago reports demonstrate the inefficiency of beef “production” because a cow must be fed to convert grass or grain calories into protein before a human can consume even “humane” or grass-fed beef. To the Editor: Re “ The Carnivore’s Dilemma ,” by Nicolette Hahn Niman (Op-Ed, Oct. 31): Living “green” is not easy.

Reasons Consistently Applied

Animal Ethics

That's because those who read Animal Ethics with regularity know that there are many compelling reasons to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle. There are moral reasons to go vegetarian: recognition that it is wrong to contribute to unnecessary animal suffering the injustice of exploiting animals and killing them for no good reason If human have rights, then many nonhuman animals also have rights, and confining and killing these animals for food violates these rights.

Vegetarianism and IQ

Animal Ethics

Gale thinks that her study "provides further evidence that people with a higher IQ tend to have a healthier lifestyle." It serves no significant human interest whatsoever. According to this study published today in the British Journal of Medicine , "Higher IQ at age 10 years was associated with an increased likelihood of being vegetarian at age 30." The study gathered data from 8,170 men and women 30 years of age who are ongoing participants in the 1970 British cohort study.

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