Surprising NYTimes Editorial about National Egg Production

Critter News

The editorial advocates a national standard that establishes humane standards in all parts of the country. battery hens eggs egg production hens farm animal welfare agriculture agribusiness chickensSurprising to me at least.

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Trader Joe's Eggs NOT Humane

Critter News

Here's what they say about Trader Joe's eggs (definitely does not sound humane to me.) Trader Joe's, a national specialty grocer, offers a large range of vegan and soy products. I decided to look online for some information regarding the "Organic Free Range Eggs" that Trader Joe's, my favorite store, sells. Here is what their web site says. A Note About Eggs At Trader Joe's we listen to what our customers tell us about the choices we give them.

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A Look at Humane Farming

Animal Ethics

Although the farmers can easily answer that their animals are treated more humanely whilst alive, their discomfort about being asked questions regarding the slaughter process is visually and audibly obvious. This is as humane as "humane farming" gets. After watching the film, the viewer can decide whether giving these animals a few weeks of "a relatively happy life" is humane enough to justify taking these animals' lives for products that no one needs

Are Farm Animals Usually Killed in a Humane Manner?

Critter News

He asked whether cows, chickens, sheep and some of the other animals that we eat are usually treated and killed in a humane manner. The meat industry will say yes, of course, all animals are treated and killed humanely. In my opinion, the crux of the question touches on what is “humane.” For other people, “humane” means it is okay to eat the animal as long as the following conditions are met: 1. Animals are raw materials to process for product.

Dog Gone Smart Beds

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Baby the Maltese recently got a chance to try out a great product from Dog Gone Smart Beds. Well, Dog Gone Smart has integrated this technology into their product surfaces by means of nanotechnology. Thank you for sending this great product our way to try out.

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The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

Animal Ethics

In my earlier post "Children and Heart Disease" available here , I noted that, in the seventh and final edition of Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: A Handbook for Parents of the Developing Child from Birth to Adolescence , Dr. Benjamin Spock no longer recommends feeding animal products to children after two years of age. What about other animal products such as dairy products? Dr. Spock "no longer recommend[s] dairy products after the age of two years" (p.

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Steps Towards Ending Factory Farming?

Critter News

The rising consumer preference for more “natural” and local products and concerns about pollution and antibiotic use in giant livestock operations are also driving change. Tags: ohio eggs california humane society farm animal welfare factory farm Well, maybe, although I think there is still a long way to go. Last week there was a slew of articles about the agreement in Ohio between the farm industry and animal welfare activists to expand cage sizes for calves (veal), hens and pigs.

Hal Herzog's "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat"

Animal Person

Most interesting for me was the mental lock most people have that we vegans are always looking to break or find the key to: Why do good people who understand what happens to animals for unnecessary products such as “steak” or eggs, continue to consume such things?

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Animals as Inputs in Accounting

Critter News

The meat packing industry takes a single input, a steer, and produces many different final products. Each product must be assigned a cost including the different cuts of meat for human consumption, different food products for animal consumption (pet food) and basic ingredients for glue.". I'm studying for the CPA exam and am working through Becker's online course review for the business section.

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On Why a Bunny Might Have Two Noses

Animal Person

Pounds ) A pet store in Connecticut received a shipment of products last week. Products, meaning rabbits. And it's not cute and sweet that the greed of humans and our obsession with profiting from every inanimate object and every living being on Planet Earth trumps compassion.

Purina Beyond Giveaway

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We were excited about this new product because it is full of natural ingredients. And no by product meal! They even sent us something special, a recipe to be made for the humans!

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For Your Health, the Planet & the Animals: VBM

Animal Person

Luckily, I think I've found a way to assuage my conscience about all of the suffering, environmental devastation and negative health impacts of eating animal products all day. I recently watched Earthlings and cried the whole way through. There has to be something I can do to reduce all of the suffering of the animals we use as food, I thought.

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Animal Person

And if it's not, and sometimes I feel it isn't, at least I am able to return to productivity, and even visit Deb's tribute without completely breaking down. Masson tells Benjy's story--and Benjy stories--while explaining his theory about the mutual domestication of dogs and humans.

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On Animal Abuse Registries and Anthropolatry

Animal Person

Also, I couldn't resist mentioning a word that was new to me until today, and it's surprising that it's new given what is is: Anthropolatry : The productive suffix -latry (from Greek, meaning "worship") clues us up that this is a form of worship, and the anthropo- part means "humankind," as it does in many related words. The outcome: "worship of human beings."

On ANIMAL EQUALITY, by Joan Dunayer

Animal Person

Minus that role, the term implies, such an animal has no place; if they aren't some human's companion, or their companionship fails to please, they can be abandoned or killed" (8). With equal validity, we could say that a human locked inside a room has 'freedom' from muggers" (75).

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On Winning Free Vegan Producst. and Twilight

Animal Person

Thanks to Adam at for: Win Free Vegan Products at During the next few weeks, we will be watching activity in the forum and in the comments on the front page to select users as recipients for several vegan products to be shipped out by the vendors for food, fashion, and household items. You'll see these products showing up in the coming weeks, but the event starts now!

On "The Botany of Desire"

Animal Person

And of course, the entire book is a commentary on what happens when humans decide that a plant, for whatever reason, is desirable (or perhaps, as Pollan suggests, we have been set up by the plants to desire them). This is coming very, very late, but part of why " Food Inc."

Forget About Equal, How About Alive

Animal Person

what if those were human babies? Their minds don't whirl and scream with the injustice of sentient beings enslaved and treated as units of production. You may have seen "Dog," posted by Stephanie. If not, here it is.

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A Win-Lose Proposition for Farmers and Consumers

Animal Person

First let's deconstruct: The recession has caused a decrease in demand for animal products. What if consumers have genuinely been paying attention and have realized that animal products aren't that healthy, are an environmental disaster (the way most are produced) and not sustainable and are a blatant, direct signs of the largest and longest injustice in human history?

Roger Cohen Realizes Dogs=Pigs, Sort Of

Animal Person

I repeat: If you eat meat (I'd say: products that come from animals) , you cannot logically find it morally or ethically repugnant to eat a particular meat (i.e., product that comes from an animal ). But as Cohen experiences, humans don't live "in theory." The theory that the mind finds inescapably well-formulated is often overwhelmed and overturned by human emotions. " Dog Days in China " is a small piece with no gruesome slideshow.

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Around the Blogosphere

Critter News

I really enjoyed this post by The (Nearly) Perfect Vegetarian about her research into the safety of the beauty products she uses. So, despite all the animal testing that goes into cosmetics, many of them are still potentially harmful to a human being. So all that wasted animal life for nothing? Amazing.

Creature Update

Animal Person

Furthermore, the insulin that was best for her back then, a long-acting one called Humulin U, for Ultralente, is no longer in production. As many of you know, 2009 was chock full of creature-related drama for me.

Beyond Companionship: How Pets Can Help Your Health

4 The Love Of Animals

Humans and animals share an extremely important bond. Here, your body goes through a physical change, in which the human stress hormone, cortisol is reduced while the levels of serotonin which are associated with well-being are increased.

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Diabetes and Vetsulin Recap

Animal Person

As you may know, Vetsulin has been discontinued and diabetic animals are being transitioned to Humulin N (or a similar human insulin appropriate for dogs and some cats) or Lantus/glargine (for cats). " For me, the problem was that the product was too weak.

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On the Vetsulin "Recall"

Animal Person

Here's my recommendation as someone with six years of experience, not as a veterinarian : Insulin for humans (Humulin N/NPH) is just fine for most dogs, plus it's synthethic and more in line with veganism--animal cells are used in the production of Vetsulin.

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On Scheduling Epiphanies. and Coral Snakes

Animal Person

Some people cut back on animal products, some eliminate one at a time, some ditch it all upon watching Earthlings (and I'd love to know if they watched it in one sitting, but no one has volunteered that information) or reading Eating Animals.

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe During the “Dog Days of Summer”

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Like humans, dogs are susceptible to dehydration, overheating and sickness due to the sun and heat. Espree Animal Products encourages pet owners to take the following precautions to ensure the safety of their dogs this summer: Dogs, like people, should not be out in the heat of the day without proper shade and adequate water. Espree’s products are distinguished by their contents – natural and organic ingredients that are gentle and safe.

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On Egypt's Pig Cull

Animal Person

CIWF wants to "halt the brutal killing of these animals, and to ensure that they can be assured of a humane future." Here's my question: What is "a humane future?" What does that look like for pigs who have been brought into this world for the sole purpose of being products to be traded and eventually killed?

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Clean and Green Giveaway

4 The Love Of Animals

According to the Environmental Protection Association (EPA), typical household cleaning products and air fresheners are one of the leading contributors to poor indoor air quality. Clean+Green® are the only eco-friendly aerosol pet cleaning products on the planet.

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Tom Regan (1938-2017), R.I.P.

Animal Ethics

Regan devoted his professional life to defending animal rights in his numerous books (including: T he Case for Animal Rights ; The Animal Rights Debate ; Animal Rights, Human Wrongs ; and Empty Cages ), in his countless articles and public lectures, and in his testimony before Congress. Each of us can help bring an end to these terrible things by not eating animals, not wearing animals, not purchasing products tested on animals, and not consuming animal products.

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On Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems

Animal Person

Here's a quote from the homepage of the conference's site, : "The ongoing global financial crisis shows clearly just how vulnerable economic systems are to human behavior, particularly to corruption and greed. But can we really imagine an economic system that delivers prosperity and welfare, or is competition an unavoidable consequence of the human race?

Animal Ethics - Untitled Article

Animal Ethics

Forty years ago, the suggestion that nonhuman animals have moral rights—indeed, many of the same rights as human beings—would have been met with incredulous stares, if not outright ridicule. If you are among the growing number of Americans who think that animals deserve the same moral rights as people, you can help promote their rights by refusing to purchase products from industries that harm and exploit animals

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Safe Glow LED Dog Collar

4 The Love Of Animals

We humans loved playing with it, changing the flashing from steady to fast, and back again. And yes, we really did get some looks from the other humans that saw it! For full product information, please visit the product website.

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On Different Results of Direct Action

Animal Person

There is a profound difference between what Sea Shepherd does and what the Animal Liberation Front does, but there are also similarities, and those similarities increase in number if a direct action by the ALF (or anyone else) is an open rescue and therefore a direct defense of sentient nonhumans being attacked by humans. Here are some highlights: Mantle: "How do you respond to: Yeah, you may find something that benefits humans, but it's not worth it and it's not ethically right?"

Meditation on the Cheap

Animal Person

And in order to deal with all of that and remain productive and even. It is, however, a tool that has demonstrated, positive effects on the human brain. As I've written many times, one of the ways I stay centered and grounded is through meditation. I do Transcendental Meditation and other kinds, as well, and recently I've been getting requests for good meditation resources that don't cost $2,500 for a mantra (like TM).

On Small Victories

Animal Person

Here's the set-up: The European Parliament endorsed a ban on seal products. 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.

The Book That Saved Derrick Jensen's Life

Animal Person

Here are some tidbits: Keith believes humans need to embrace the consumption of animal products, including beef, or else face severe and chronic health problems. Some might argue that Keith has simply become an advocate of “happy meat”—local, grass-fed, sustainably produced, and humanely raised meat. But to generalize that humans should be consuming other sentient beings because of that is, I think, a stretch.

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SoulPancake: Pet Teachers

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Rainn Wilson’s production company, SoulPancake, headed to a park to find out. As humans, we spend a lot of time looking for answers. Pet owners know that their pets often teach them unexpected (and wonderful) lessons. But have you ever asked other people what they have learned? Below you will find a cute clip showcasing what people have learned from their pets. This Sunday tune into OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network for “Super Soul Sunday” at 11 a.m.

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November is. Awareness Month

Animal Person

And the production of her insulin (Vetsulin) involved the use of animal products (from pigs). And that food has led to a decrease in her insulin dose (as also happens with humans), so I know it's improving her health (she'll be ten in a couple of weeks!). My inbox this month has informed me that November is Vegan Awareness Month! And Diabetes Awareness Month. And Adoption Awareness Month. Who knew November was such a potentially-informative month?

Keeping your pet healthy is very essential for the Owner

4 The Love Of Animals

Like humans, if your pet is healthy, it suffers from fewer diseases. You can buy shampoos and soap for your pet to keep away harmful flees you can visit vet medic frontline products for more information these products.

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Clemson Researcher Investigates Impacts of Cages on Laying Hens

Critter News

How much suffering can and should they endure without significantly affecting the human pocketbook. The value of all egg production in 2007 was $6.68 Changing production conditions are bound to affect the bottom the line. It's a study funded by the US Department of Agriculture. One would think it would be elementary. Crowded and filthy conditions mean suffering for hens. But it's not just about the's s about the money.

Lessons Learned, The Finale

Animal Person

However, it wasn't honest of me to promote such products because my goal, after all, is for us to not use animals. So, unlike the case of Jonathan Safran Foer, who does not object to the eating of animals "in general," it was disingenuous of me to promote an animal product. Films, blogs, books, e-zines, sanctuaries, protests, promotion of adoption (of humans and nonhumans!). After all this time it seems that.

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Energy Muse- Energy Paws!

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Energy Muse is a wonderful company that makes accessories for humans, and even for pets! Thank you to Energy Muse who provided the product for our review and for the giveaway. Please be sure to read on for the giveaway.

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