Seal Industry Tries to Capitalize on Medical Researchers Conjectures

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While I'm not a fan of using animal hearts for transplants, I'm far more sympathetic to that than to simply using their parts for human vanity consumption. But the seal industry doesn't care. Dr. Philippe Pibarot has been studying seal heart valves to see if they might be a better transplant option for humans than those from cows or pigs, believing they may be more durable than the other animal tissue. canada seal hunt seal hunters quebec seals

Commissioned Study Shows Namibian Seals Worth More Alive than Dead

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Seal tourism brings in more revenue for the African country than the seal hunt. These are the results of a study commissioned by Bont voor Dieren (BvD), Humane Society International (HSI), Respect for Animals (RFA) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), and produced by the Australia-based independent economics consultancy Economists at Large. economics seal hunt africa economic development seals namibia hunting

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Canadian Seals In Big Trouble from Melting Ice

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I've been hearing about this from the Humane Society, but haven't posted about it yet. Canadian seals are being screwed by an exceptionally warm winter and lack of ice. Tags: climate canada seal hunt seals They are dying and starving. And that's not even mentioning the hunters that are after them.

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Ottawa to Lobby EU Against Seal Ban

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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 Tags: canada europe seal hunters seals hunting They must really be nervous.

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Activists in Canada Found Not Guilty of Getting to Close to Seal Slaughter

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A judge has found five animal-rights activists not guilty of getting too close to seal hunters during the 2006 hunt off Canada's east coast. The five were charged with coming within 10 metres of seal hunters on March 26, 2006 while filming the annual slaughter in the Gulf of St. They are representatives of Humane Society International and Humane Society of the United States. Tags: seal hunters humane society That's good news.

Contrarian Nonsense About the Seal Slaughter

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WHO could defend the slaughter of 300,000 harp, hooded and grey seals by hook-wielding hunters out to make a quick buck from the seals' pelts? The increasingly shrill condemnation of Canada's seal cull is based on a view of humans as bloodthirsty destroyers of nature. I would rather stand with the seal bashers than with these people bashers. Tags: seal hunters idiocy Ah, nothing like a column defending baby sea killers to get the blood going.

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Canada and Greenland Defend Seal Hunting

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They are testifying with Canada against an EU ban on seal products. Canadian fisheries ministry representative Garry Stenson said the hunt “is humane, well regulated and sustainable” and that new rules for the hunt were under review to strengthen inspections, monitoring and enforcement of animal welfare rules. Tags: canada greenland europe seal hunters seals Oh, yeah, I forgot about Greenland. Both claim that a ban would be devastating.

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Record Year for Sick Seals in San Pedro,CA

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Some of the damage was caused by humans who shot, clubbed or threw so-called seal bombs at the mammals. The explosives are tossed into the water to scare away seals from fishing areas. Even though it has been a record year for sick harbor seals, sea lions and elephant seals, experts say it could get much worse. Tags: marine animals seals sea lions From the Contra Costa Times.

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Podcast Uploaded for Week Ending 02/06/10

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In this week's podcast ending February 6, 2010: **Willet Dairy the subject of a Mercy for Animals undercover investigation suspends a worker shown abusing cows; **The Humane Society applauds the Allergan Corporation for progress on the replacement of animal subjects in Botox testing; **PETA files a lawsuit to free Lucy the elephant from the Edmonton Zoo; **Mexican activists protest bullfights; **Canada steps up its support of seal hunting while hosting a G7 meeting.

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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.

Aussan Natural Cleaners Giveaway

4 The Love Of Animals

Third Party Certified: There products have been certified by: NPA (Natural Products Association) they award their seal to products that contain at least 95% natural ingredients and pose no suspected health risks to humans. Our pets spend most of their lives on the floor.

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Pet Safety During Home Improvements

4 The Love Of Animals

Cats, dogs, and other small pets are much more vulnerable than humans to dust and vapors that settle near the floor for any project that requires good ventilation like painting, sanding, or pulling up carpet, clean up thoroughly before bringing a pet home after a home improvement project.

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Breast Cancer in Pets

4 The Love Of Animals

While breast cancer awareness month for people might be over, it’s important to realize that we humans aren’t the only ones affected by the disease. PurinaCare is committed to promoting responsible pet care, providing humane education, supporting community pet involvement, and fostering the positive bond between people and their pets.

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Dog Flu Facts

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H3N8 is the virus that causes flu in dogs, and while there are no known cases of a human catching the flu from their pet, it can be passed from dog to dog. Canine influenza is extremely contagious and while humans are not affected by this flu strain, they can unknowingly pass it from an infected dog to an unaffected dog. It’s that time of the year again! The Center for Disease Control recommends people begin getting flu vaccinations in October.

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Dog Gone Smart Beds

4 The Love Of Animals

The water, oil and stain resistant fabric finishes have been used for decades in premium fashion and performance human clothing brands and fabrics used for home furnishings. Baby the Maltese recently got a chance to try out a great product from Dog Gone Smart Beds.

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