China Calls for Tiger Protection

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India’s newfound partnership with China on environment issues has yielded results in the area of tiger protection as well. In what could be seen as a new year’s gift for the Indian tiger, China’s State Forestry Administration has issued a directive calling for the protection of tigers, especially the need to step up action against illegal trade in tiger parts and products. whether it be animal rights or human rights.

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Baby Tiger Victim of Wildlife Trade

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Sometimes I'm just embarrassed to be human. From EcoWorldly.the frozen carcass of a baby tiger was found in the trunk of a taxi cab on its way to a buyer in Hanoi. It was reported that two men were arrested for attempting to transport the baby tiger carcass - along with the bones of at least two tigers - and that the “case showed the possibility of larger-scale tiger trafficking in the country.” The baby tiger was between four and five months old.

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Tigers To Go Extinct in 15 Years? Thanks China!

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As this article points out , tigers are worth more dead than alive if you use humanity's flawed accounting system. Tags: wildlife crime extinction Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers china It's not only China, but all Asian countries that are playing a major role in reducing this beautiful animal's number.

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Why Humans Are the Only Ones with Rights

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Someone posted a question about why humans have human rights and whether they should considering that others do not. Please note the vast generalizations here, but, in the areas of religion, at least orthodox religion and there are varying levels of how fundamental you want to go, there is only one species with a soul and that is the human. In the matter of science, and there are varying levels of this viewpoint, the human is the most advanced of creatures.

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01/02/09 Podcast Uploaded

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On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

Animal Person

In the majority of cases, it is humans who are to blame for the plunging numbers of animals, and Corwin is very clear about the extent to which we have destroyed the world around us. When I was asked if I wanted to read Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS (Rodale 2009) I was ambivalent.

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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). Two tigers confined to a cage gave 'freedom' from enemies.

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Moral Vegetarianism, Part 2 of 13

Animal Ethics

Presumably it would include all human beings, whether they are in the habit of eating animals or not. In the case of human beings, the situation is different. Human beings can do without meat. KBJ: Martin has raised a genuine issue here, but it is not about whether it is wrong for a dog to eat meat; it is about whether it is wrong for a human to feed a dog meat. Should vegetarians promote a society that trains lions and tigers to eat such meat substitutes?

On Stanley and Family Commitments

Animal Person

The neighborhood kids love her because she's beautiful ("Where's the tiger? We want to see the tiger!" So when we adopted a human baby we knew we'd have to teach that human to avoid Violet. I have no idea how anyone has more than one human child.

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