Bill Introduced in Congress to Protect Wild Horses

Critter News

Nick Rahall and Raul Grijalva have introduced a bill that would protect healthy wild horses from being killed by the BLM. Unfortunately, many decades of underfunding and inhumane management practices combined to destroy these wild herds, leaving fewer than 25,000 wild horses and burros on public lands by the early 1970s. In a written statement, Rahall says the intent is to help spur alternatives to killing excess wild horses that are in holding facilities.

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Push Land-Grant Universities Out of the Meat Industry

Animal Person

The meat industry is inherently destructive and inhumane, there is no way to make it otherwise, and much of the harm it does to ecosystems is by inflicting suffering and death on billions of nonhuman animals, farmed and free-living, each year. Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends! On March 11th, RPA sent the governors of all 50 states a letter and two factsheets urging them to help get their land-grant universities (LGUs) out of the meat industry.

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Hope for Hen Welfare

Critter News

Animal Welfare Groups Win Industry Backing for First-Ever Federal Regulation of Hen Welfare Groundswell of Public Support Results in Full Court Press for Nationwide Law Protecting Chickens to Replace State-by-State Initiatives WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. For too long, animals on factory farms have had no federal protection from even the most heinous abuse. A press release I received from the Farm Sanctuary.

Handbags are a Dog’s Best Friend

4 The Love Of Animals

Tails are sure to wag on Friday, June 12t h as Luna Boston hosts “Doggies + Bags,” a special benefit party for the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS). A Luna Boston stylist will be on-hand to help you update your wardrobe for summer with the latest trends, and twenty-five percent of all proceeds made during the event will be donated to help CAPS in its mission to protect companions from cruelty and inhumane breeding practices in Pet Shops and Puppy Mills.

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Suit Against Circus Owners Goes to Trial

Critter News

Department of Agriculture investigator determined the use of the bull hook “precipitated in the physical harm and ultimate death” of Benjamin, said Tracy Silverman, general counsel for the Animal Welfare Institute.The suit, also filed by The Fund for Animals, of Maryland; the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, of Washington; The Animal Protection Institute of Sacramento; and Tom Rider, a former Ringling Bros.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

The recent report by the New York City comptroller points out the absolute failure of city agencies to protect these indentured slaves. Thousands of New Yorkers and visitors have signed petitions demanding an end to the senseless tragedies and inhumane treatment of these gentle giants. To the Editor: Re “ Drummer Denies He Intentionally Spooked Horse That Died ” (news article, Sept.

A Good Day for Horses

Animal Ethics

Horses destined for inhumane slaughter in the U.S. Other victories by animal protection advocates and their impacts are discussed here can now breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to a recent ruling in a federal appeals court. According to this story in the Northern Star, a federal appeals court Wednesday ruled that the USDA can no longer inspect horse meat for a fee.

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Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

At the time of slaughter, these frightened animals are inhumanely loaded onto trucks and shipped long distances to the slaughterhouse without food or water or protection from the elements. Premises (1) – (4) are true, and together they entail: (5) Raising animals inhumanely and killing them is morally wrong, unless there is a good reason for doing so.

Reasons Consistently Applied

Animal Ethics

I shall endeavor to protect and take care of all living creatures. After two or three laying cycles when their egg production begins to wane, the layer hens are inhumanely loaded onto trucks and sent to slaughter, where they are processed into chicken soup and pet food. I suspect that many regular readers of Animal Ethics are already vegetarians. That's because those who read Animal Ethics with regularity know that there are many compelling reasons to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle.

Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

And it certainly doesn't follow that it is permissible to eat meat that comes from animals who were forced to endure horribly inhumane factory farm conditions and who were then slaughtered inhumanely. Rather, the question is: "Is it morally permissible to eat this meat—the meat you are about to purchase—which did come from an inhumanely raised and cruelly slaughtered animal?" are raised in cruel, inhumane factory farms.

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