"I Eat Lamb Because I Like Gyros"

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

Cute of the Day: in like a lamb?

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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?

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Please Share "Silencing the Lambs"

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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.

Bo Celebrated Birthday with Veal

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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."

Your Tax Dollars at Work Building Iraqi Feedlots

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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.

Gordon Ramsey Disappoints Me

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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^&^!

On Thanking Slaughtered Sheep for Book Awards

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She expressed her gratitude for those she kills in her book, as well: "When I first ate a meal from one of our lambs, I thought I'd be upset, since it'd been so hard to take them to the abbattoir. But instead of being sad or upset at the lamb chop on my plate, I was overcome with gratitude. But none of this should be surprising, as you may recall that Friend wrote a "Letter to My Lambs," also in her award-winning book, where she claimed to love them and honor them.

US Retailers Concerned Over Australia's Delay in Ending Mulesing

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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?

A fit Fido

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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.

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

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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.

Uncovered Reports Show Three Research Labs Fined for Violations

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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.,

US Government Continues Subsidizing Meat Industry

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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.

Gardner Williams (1895-1972) on Wronging Animals

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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.

On Objections to Slaughterhouses Not Sandwich Shops

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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.

Henry S. Salt (1851-1939) on Sophistry

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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.

From the Mailbag

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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.

From the Mailbag

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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.

From Today's New York Times

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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.

Henry S. Salt (1851-1939) on Consistency

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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.)

Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

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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.