PETA Buying Corporate Stock

Critter News

I think this is a great strategy. After PETA bought stock, Safeway grocery stores and restaurant companies Ruby Tuesday, Sonic and Burger King agreed to give purchasing preference to suppliers that abide by what the group says are more humane rules, such as not confining chicken and hogs in small cages, she said. I'm sure this is old news, but PETA keeps buying corporate stock to gain influence in corporate decision-making. From the AP.

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On the Vetsulin "Recall"

Animal Person

Every animal is different, so what I do with Violet won't be the ideal strategy for everyone. First let me say that there is no recall of Vetsulin (often used to manage the diabetes of dogs and cats) as of today.

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Just Two Lessons Learned for Today

Animal Person

We humans can't even agree on what happened in the past. To talk about the future as if we know what theory or strategy will lead to our goal doesn't make sense. 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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EPA Wants to Rely Less on Animal Testing

Critter News

Environmental Protection Agency is reducing its reliance on animal testing to assess human risk of chemical toxicity and will instead focus more heavily on the tools made possible by advances in molecular biology, genomics and computational modeling. Kavlock expects the testing strategy to be fully deployed within 10 years but believes useful applications will be released within two years. It's not a move based on compassion, but efficiency.

On the Psychological Continuum

Animal Person

And human psychology says that humans are far more social than rational creatures. And that means for the animal rights movement: Social entities like compassion, empathy and suffering are very important factors to motivate humans to change their behaviour. One of the most important aspects determining human behaviour is their social environment. Humans want to be well integrated into their society and live in harmony with it.

Expedition Grizzly

4 The Love Of Animals

Driven by compassion, Casey and Brutus take a yearlong odyssey to shed light on Yellowstone’s “island” population of about 600 grizzlies, hemmed in on all sides by roads and human settlement.

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

For Engber, who dispassionately describes procedures most of the time, the "advances" in the medical care of humans are all well worth what he and other vivisectionists do to dogs and other sentient nonhumans. By the end of my time as researcher, I was performing behavioral experiments on humans. I'm sure we could do a much better job of ensuring the humane treatment of our laboratory animals--but at this point it's very difficult even to start the discussion.

Moral Vegetarianism, Part 8 of 13

Animal Ethics

Becoming a vegetarian is the most practical and effective step one can take towards [sic; kbj] ending both the killing of non-human [sic; kbj] animals and the infliction of suffering upon them. More important, it might be a much more efficient means of changing practice to stage protests at meat-packing companies, put pressure on congressmen, and work through existing humane organizations. Vegetarianism is not obviously the best strategy, and its worth would have to be shown.