German Artist Wants to Kill Puppies to Protest Dog Killings

Critter News

An unidentified German actor has been stopped by Berlin’s administrative court, following his announcement that he planned to strangle two puppies with cable wires on stage to protest against the slaughter of sled dogs in Alaska and hunting dogs in Spain, with their death being accompanied by a funeral march music and loud gong. I had to read this twice before it sunk in. I wonder if he was just threatening to do this for the publicity. Bizarre.

Canada Reaches Seal Product Deal with China

Critter News

Although 40 Chinese animal rights groups have protested, they don't really have any political or financial clout to change anything. canada europe seal hunt seals chinaIn order to offset the loss of the seal product market in Europe, Canada has made a deal with China. I'm not surprised. China as a whole still doesn't have a national conscience about these issues.

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PETA Activist Pied in the Face

Critter News

A PETA anti seal hunt activist was hit in the face with a pie in Newfoundland. In other news, PETA received more publicity for their anti seal hunting campaign when one of their protesters was hit in the face with a pie. That's good, because I really hate Canada's odious seal hunt. This after a PETA activist hit Canada Fisheries Minister Gail Shae with a pie.

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Fox and Hound

Animal Ethics

How do you protest fox hunting? You eat a dog, of course! See here for details

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Podcast Uploaded for Week Ending 02/06/10

Critter News

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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New Podcast for Week Ending February 13, 2009

Critter News

In this week’s podcast ending February 13, 2010: **Britain’s Ministry of Defense defends its use of pigs as subjects in explosives testing; **an elephant expert argues for the closing of the elephant exhibit at the Toronto Zoo; **the State of Hawaii seeks to toughen penalties for dog fighting; **Animal rights groups protest the Canadian seal hunt in the shadow of the 2010 Olympics.

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Newfoundland MP Says PETA Pie Throw Could be Terrorism

Critter News

She's referring to the pie thrown in the face of Fisheries Minister Gail Shea by a PETA member protesting the Canadian seal hunt. It's pretty scary that a Liberal MP would actually question whether a pie in the face is terrorism. I'm wondering whether the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act in the US is making the rounds of Canadian politicians.

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Seal Slaughter Stopped by Russia. Canada? Not So Much.

Critter News

Conservation groups have staged protests in 20 Russian cities this week, demanding an end to the slaughter. Activists accused Norwegian companies of encouraging the killing because seal hunting was no longer allowed in their own country Kudos for Russian leader Vladimir Putin for stopping the slaughter of seals. Maybe Canada can learn something from the former KGB agent and avid hunter about compassion.

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PETA and IFAW Plan 24 City Tour of Canada

Critter News

Both groups will be protesting the seal hunt using the Olympic torch ceremony as the backdrop. PETA and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are holding a joint news conference this week, and I would like to offer you an exclusive advance scoop on it. Crowds gathering across Canada to watch the Olympic torch pass through their towns will also be greeted by a 12-meter-tall baby "seal."

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France's Ugly Secret: Eating Endangered Songbird

Critter News

In a co-ordinated protest, members of the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO) destroyed hundreds of traps and set free the birds inside. The hunting and selling of ortolans, which have suffered a Europe-wide decline of 40-50% in the last 40 years, has been illegal in France since 1999. During the hunting season, which lasts from mid-August until the end of September, the birds are taken from their cages, fattened up in the dark and then drowned alive in Armagnac.

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Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

Animal Ethics

In issuing its condemnation of established cultural practices, the rights view is not antibusiness, not antifreedom of the individual, not antiscience, not antihuman. It is simply projustice, insisting only that the scope of justice be seen to include respect for the rights of animals.

On Different Results of Direct Action

Animal Person

It caught just one fin whale compared with a target of 50 in the hunt that began in November. Peaceful protests were ignored, as well. Home protests were ignored also.

Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

Animal Person

Regarding deer: The harm caused by overcrowding of deer herds on limited available lands, to both the deer and humans, is well documented in the scientific literature, which also documents the fact that controlled hunting is not only the most cost effective way to deal with the problem, but the only really effective way as well.