"I Eat Lamb Because I Like Gyros"

Critter News

Gyros cannot possibly be made without lamb That's what I got from my neighbor today.

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Please Share "Silencing the Lambs"

Animal Person

Thanks, once again, to James LaVeck and Jenny Stein of Tribe of Heart for kindly and carefully bringing attention to what should be a stunningly-obvious moment of hypocrisy by groups that exist to advocate for and save animals. I understand how someone who supports the Humane Society of the United States might think an event celebrating "humane" farms would be a good id, as HSUS isn't an animal rights organization.

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Cute of the Day: in like a lamb?

4 The Love Of Animals

It’s not that far away now, but will it be in like a lamb? If the lamb is as adorable as the one in the photo, I think we would welcome it (even with the out like a lion part)! Cute of the Day: in like a lamb? I think most of us in the Northern hemisphere are ready for spring to arrive! originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on February 21, 2010.

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Bo Celebrated Birthday with Veal

Critter News

When I was still a meat-eater, the two foods I would not touch were veal and lamb. Bo Obama celebrated his birthday with a doghouse cake made out of veal. Veal is especially cruel, even for factory farming, although now I think foie gras is a strong competitor. Certainly disappointed in the Obamas for such a poor choice of "cake."

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of January 2020?

10,000 Birds

As a month, January is like March for birding, coming in like a lion as everyone tears into a fresh, new year list, but going out like a lamb as we gradually recognize how little bird movement really takes place this time of year.

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Your Tax Dollars at Work Building Iraqi Feedlots

Critter News

A recently established international partnership will focus on developing a “strong and viable beef and lamb feedlot industry” for Iraq, according to project participants. Through a combination of technical and financial support, the partnership will work toward making Iraq a top beef and lamb producer within the Arab world,” said Dr. Ma’ad Mohammed, Inma project coordinator for the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture of the Texas A&M System, a key program participant.

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Taste of the Wild Pet Food Giveaway!

4 The Love Of Animals

The dog give-away includes three sample bags of the new dry formula; Sierra Mountain Canine with roasted lamb and sweet potatoes is a limited ingredient diet with lamb as the only protein source. Taste of the Wild has recently launched new dog and cat food formulas! Taste of the Wild is an all-life stages food that is formulated to meet the nutritional needs of pets throughout all stages of life, from puppy and kitten to senior years.

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Rachael Ray Nutrish Naturally Delish

4 The Love Of Animals

There are four flavors total; Chicken Paw Pie, Savory Lamb Stew, Hearty Beef Stew, and Chicken Muttballs with Pasta. Baby was very excited to try the new Rachael Ray Nutrish Naturally Delish wet dog foods! If your dog would like to try, be sure to keep reading, as we have a Naturally Delish giveaway for you at the end of this post! One lucky dog will get to try the four flavors (one of each) just like Baby did! First things first, this food looks and smells amazing.

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“Rise and Rise Again” – Connecticut Valley Brewing Company: Sherwood Double New England Style India Pale Ale

10,000 Birds

After a bit of searching, I found that it appears to be part of an even longer commandment: “Rise and rise again until lambs become lions” This is pretty serious stuff coming from a can of beer; all I wanted was a drink, thank you.

Gordon Ramsey Disappoints Me

Critter News

When I watch Top Chef, these people can hardly make a chocolate cake without throwing some lamb in there. I know, I know, I shouldn't be surprised. The guy is a real jerk on Hell's Kitchen, but we watch him on the British show Kitchen Nightmares and I've learned a lot from the guy. He's more human and sensitive on the show. And he has such a sense and love of food. But, according to my husband, the guy hates vegetarians and won't allow his daughter to marry one. What the f^&^!

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On Objections to Slaughterhouses Not Sandwich Shops

Animal Person

Briefly: Zoning board in Buffalo unanimously approved plans for a slaughterhouse (as in, a place where chickens, goats, lambs and calves will be killed and chopped up). I think I'm going to start a contest for the most absurd/ironic/bizarre sentence to come out of the mouth of a human each week. I'd have to narrow it down to published sentences, just to be fair; I wouldn't want to get into any he said/she said situations.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of March 2018?

10,000 Birds

In the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate March as the month that comes in like a lion–especially in my neck of the woods–and goes out like a lamb. Birdingwise, that sequence works in reverse. Many areas around the world are seeing some early movement now, but the grand parade of migration picks up speed and mass as the month progresses. I hope you enjoy every minute of this month’s birding.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of February 2015?

10,000 Birds

So much for going out like a lamb! Every weekend deserves at least a little excitement, but I’m finding it difficult to get too worked up about another ice-rimed February weekend. At least this miserable (YMMV) month is coming to an end. I’ll dream of an opportunity to encounter a cool owl, falcon, or boreal vagrant along the lake this weekend, but I can’t say for sure I’ll actually look for one.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of October 2014?

10,000 Birds

This month comes in like a lamb, unless you’re paying attention to fall migration, in which case the lion is roaring right now. October much resembles March in these parts, but reversed in polarity. Enjoy! I don’t know why I’ve done this to myself, but I’ve been working every weekend morning. This weekend will be the same, which will definitely impede my birding exploits.

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US Government Continues Subsidizing Meat Industry

Critter News

Department of Agriculture also said it will buy $60 million of turkey, $2 million of lamb and $29.7 Hard to wean people off animals when the US government is propping up the industries, and especially when so much of it ends up on school lunch trays (laying the foundation for this nation's obesity problem in my opinion.) I also have problems with subsidies to big agribusiness. It's just another bailout, but nothing new. We've been propping these guys up for decades.

Where Are You Birding this First Weekend of April 2014

10,000 Birds

March traditionally goes out like a lamb. Keep your eyes to the skies for birds in migration, like these Snow Geese snapped by Heidi Spitzig. I don’t even want to say what the month went out like this year, but it had best not go out that way again! Now that signs of migration and regrowth are popping up daily in the Northern Hemisphere, the time has come to shake off that cabin fever and indulge in some wilderness therapy. Corey and I are both planning to get out there this weekend.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of March 2019)

10,000 Birds

Now that we’ve entered the third month of the calendar year, take stock: did your birding March come in like a lion or a lamb? My birding was positively sheepish during this busy weekend. Luckily, a Carolina Wren took kindness upon me by singing at my office window. Corey enjoyed getting out and about in Queens on Sunday morning between two snowstorms. He didn’t see a ton of birds but he did appreciate the number of Snow Geese flocking up at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

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Uncovered Reports Show Three Research Labs Fined for Violations

Critter News

A 2006 USDA inspection report faulted the school for withholding anesthesia from piglets and lambs during procedures without adequate scientific justification for doing so. Here's the Honor Roll from Fox News. These entities were all cited for violations by the USDA. Thanks to Stop Animal Exploitation Now! for finding them. 1) BioReliance Corp.,

Best Bird of the Weekend (First of October 2016)

10,000 Birds

The month eases you in, docile as a lamb, but promises to bite you on the back end. Around here, October feels a lot like March in reverse. Hope you took advantage of one of the more gentle weekends this month has to offer. I enjoyed autumnal splendor down in rural Pennsylvania at that perfect moment when lush green foliage begins to mix with brilliant red, orange, and gold.

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Look After Your Dog’s Health – Buy Them Premium Foods

4 The Love Of Animals

Using the highest quality ingredients such as turkey, rice, duck and lamb – as opposed to grain, chicken, pork and beef – the James Wellbeloved Dog Food range is specifically targeted at dogs that not only suffer from allergies but also those that may do in the future. Dog food plays an important role in not only feeding your dog but improving vitality by preventing certain health problems from occurring in the future and combating difficulties your dog may already be facing.

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A fit Fido

4 The Love Of Animals

Move it Around : Rather than feeding your dog a steady diet of beef or lamb or fish, switch the proteins every once in a while. By giving him beef one month, lamb the next month and turkey the next, etc., HOW TO HAVE ONE FIT & FABULOUS FIDO. K9 Pet Chef Loreen Playford Offers Advice on Maintaining Pet’s Overall Health.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of March 2017?

10,000 Birds

Perhaps the time has come, though, to retire the bit about lions and lambs. Oh to be on the Sanetti Plateau in Ethiopia ! March, at least in my part of the world, is living up to its billing as a ferocious starter. Who outside of certain parts of Africa thinks about lions during this time of year? In fact, is the volatility of this month even measurably greater at its start than its end in places where lions actually live free?

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of March 2013

10,000 Birds

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb and all that rot. Wouldn’t you love to visit Cape Kidnappers in NZ, where Duncan Wright has enjoyed sauvignon and seabirds ? What matters more to me is how this month comes in like decrepit winter and goes out like nascent spring, early migrants and all! Which spring migrant are you most looking forward to? Honestly, I recently dreamed about spotting my first Eastern Phoebes of the year.

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Stairway to Heaven

10,000 Birds

But, when I checked eBird to make sure I had my facts straight, I found only one sighting listed this far from the coast, and it was by the legendary ornithologist Chester Lamb… in 1951!

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Gardner Williams (1895-1972) on Wronging Animals

Animal Ethics

Anyone who loves little lambs in a personal way more than he loves lamb chops in a gustatory way ought to forego the latter delicacies. The moral issue, when a man eats lamb chops, is not: Does he gain more value than the lambs have lost by dying so young? An accurate quantitative comparison of the value he gains with that which the lamb loses is really impossible. Love demands, as every interest demands, that it should dominate life completely.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of March 2012)

10,000 Birds

This odd weekend began with the end of March, which didn’t exactly go out like a lamb, and ended with the beginning of April. Only January commences with more fanfare and merriment than April. Did you enjoy any particularly amusing April Fools jokes? We’re especially interested in ones involving birds and nature. My best birds of this weekend were ones I’ve already admired in recent weeks.

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US Retailers Concerned Over Australia's Delay in Ending Mulesing

Critter News

Mulesing, in which woolgrowers surgically remove parts of merino lambs' rears to prevent potentially fatal flystrike, has sparked demonstrations and litigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Such an awful practice. But, as is typical with many large industries, there is a resistance to change unless there is a clear and immediate profit windfall. Why change for welfare purposes if there is no clear economic benefit?

Henry S. Salt (1851-1939) on Sophistry

Animal Ethics

The wolf devours the lamb, and is no worse a wolf for it; but if he seek, as in the fable, to give quibbling excuses for his wolfishness, he becomes a byword for hypocrisy. We may grant that so long as no scruple has arisen concerning the morality of flesh-eating, or any other barbarous usage, such practices may be carried on in innocence and good faith, and therefore without personal demoralisation to those who indulge in them.

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Linkwood Distillery: 15 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

10,000 Birds

Eagle and Lamb by John James Audubon (1785-1851). Whiskey Month at Birds and Booze: This January, Birds and Booze at 10,000 Birds is setting its sights on whiskeys all month long.

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The Joy of One-eyed Birding

10,000 Birds

Lamb, who surveyed the birds of western Mexico from 1932-1955, and whose lists have been posted on eBird in recent years. I confess, this post has a trick title. I actually have two eyes that both function perfectly well, when corrected for near-sightedness. But there is an old quote I always carry with me when I bird: “In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king” (Desiderius Erasmus). I am, you see, only a mediocre birder. I never get up before 6 a.m.,

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

I refuse to eat pork, but eat grass-fed beef when I am making Persian food, and certain forms of chicken and lamb with other ethnic foods I consume. Keith: As a historian or even an anthropologist, one could make the argument that being a vegetarian limits one's ability to understand other cultures. I, like you, am not a complete vegetarian. In fact, my diet is worse, but I do justify my eating habits.

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There’s a bear! There’s a bear!

10,000 Birds

The cuisine was magnificent, especially lamb. In the most of Europe, Brown Bear is a mythical creature that lives only in mediaeval tapestries and folk tales. It has become extinct, one may say, but such formulation hides the gruesome fact: it has been exterminated. By us.

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Birdmania at the Cano Negro Bird Count, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

“Bird Count at Cano Negro” was too mundane to portray the boat rides, mosquitoes, remote habitats, the surprise lamb chops lunch, and other situations. Rain came and went but it cooled things down and also gave us a chance to sit down and enjoy a wonderful, home-cooked meal of rice, beans, and lamb! I have a confession to make. Last weekend, I went on a birding binge.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Lambs, goats, birds were sacrificed at home, at temples and on altars themselves. Dear Keith, Hi. I love your blog. I wrote the following for a blog on the Animals and Religion Forum on the Best Friends Animal Network website.

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Birding Fallon: Well Worth the Trip

10,000 Birds

The specials for our dinner at The Slanted Porch in Fallon included dishes prepared from cows and lambs raised by local 4-H Club kids.). The Spring Wings Festival , held this past weekend, was the perfect way for a birding-festival newbie like me to get into the swing of things. Thanks again, Corey and Mike, for sending me!)

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

We encourage kids to gently pet baby lambs, cows, chickens and pigs, but we deny them this loving connection when we serve animals for dinner by surreptitiously calling them chops, hamburger, nuggets and bacon. To the Editor: Re “ PETA’s Latest Tactic: $1 Million for Fake Meat ” (news article, April 21): The commercial development of meat from animal tissue won’t result in “fake meat” any more than cloning sheep results in fake sheep.

Sparrows Coming and Going

10,000 Birds

Sparrows, on the other hand, seem to make the most of the lamb-like weather left over from the end of March and make their move northward while wistful, wood-warbler-wishing birders have seen few of their quarry. April, while not as exciting a migratory month as May is in the northeastern United States, is still a great time of year to see migrating birds.

Henry S. Salt (1851-1939) on Consistency

Animal Ethics

I have had no other animal products (no beef, pork, lamb, or turkey, for example) since 1982. It is certain, then, that the practice of flesh-eating involves a vast amount of cruelty, a fact which cannot be lessened or evaded by any quibbling subterfuges. But, before we pass on to another phase of the food-question, we must deal more fully with that very common method of argument (alluded to in Chapter III.)

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#ShakeItForward Treats for Tricks Giveaway!

4 The Love Of Animals

Un-baa-lievable with Lamb. Want to give your dog a fun and flavorful treat? Try the new IAMS Shakeables Soft and Chewy treats for dogs. We have a fun pack to giveaway to one lucky reader in honor of the IAMS #ShakeItForward campaign that is helping feed shelter pets this holiday season. IAMS Shakeables Soft & Chewy Treats for Dogs – 1 of Each Flavor: Gobble ‘Em Up with Turkey (as seen in Punk’d Puppy!). Clucky Me with Chicken.

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Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

Ethical vegetarianism is the thesis that killing and eating animals is morally wrong whenever equally nutritious plant-based alternatives are available. The case for ethical vegetarianism starts with several uncontroversial premises. Virtually everyone agrees that: (1) It is wrong to cause a conscious sentient animal to suffer for no good reason. Causing an animal to suffer for no good reason is cruel, and our ordinary commonsense morality tells us in no uncertain terms that cruelty is wrong.