On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

Animal Person

Consider this: Every month, it takes $12 billion to fund America's involvement in the Iraq War. if we believe it's our right to do what we want with the lives of other animals. . . . When I was asked if I wanted to read Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS (Rodale 2009) I was ambivalent.

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Sen. Franken to Introduce Bill to Increase Use of Service Dogs for Vets

Critter News

Al Franken (suck on that Bill O'Reilly) has introduced a bill to increase the number of service dogs for vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. But this program isn't just the right thing to do. My bill will help train a statistically significant number of dogs to measure the benefits to veterans with physical and emotional wounds. The program would be monitored and refined over a three-year period to optimize its effectiveness.

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Military Used Pigs in Brain Injury Research

Critter News

troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. They stopped after protests from animal rights groups, such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Lovely. Military researchers have dressed live pigs in body armor and strapped them into Humvee simulators that were then blown up with explosives to study the link between roadside bomb blasts and brain injury.

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Welcome Home Mama & Boris: How a Sister’s Love Saved a Fallen Soldiers Beloved Dogs

4 The Love Of Animals

Pets In Iraq – Excerpt from Mama & Boris. So when Peter calls and excitedly tells us stories about a small pack of five dogs that has started coming around the base—a mother and her four pups—I laugh and think, of course he has pets in Iraq.

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Mad about the Congo

Critter News

Right now, I am frustrated with the EU and the UN. I am no supporter of the Iraq War. I suppose I've come to this pretty late and gorilla people already knew that this trouble was brewing. The rebel forces in the Congo have controlled the gorilla sector of Virunga since 2007. Clearly, I haven't been following this as I should have been. This whole mess reminds me of other similar situations.Kosovo, Bosnia, Rwanda.

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Thomas E. Hill Jr on the Basis of Human Dignity

Animal Ethics

Second, notice that Kant, the deontologist, like John Stuart Mill, the consequentialist, distinguishes between the rightness of the act itself and the goodness or worthiness of the motive from which the act springs. To both philosophers, one can do the right thing for the wrong reason (as well as the wrong thing for the right reason). For Kant, then, worthy acts are (given human fallibility) a proper subset of right acts. All of God's acts are worthy as well as right.)