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FDA concludes first premarket consultation for meat cultured from animal cells

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In a historic move, the Food and Drug Administration’s premarket consultation for meat cultured from animal cells brings Upside Foods’ chicken closer to the U.S.

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Is Meat Now "Pink Slime?"

Critter News

It was nauseating and I don't even eat meat. If you eat meat, read this article from the Huffington Post. We actually watched a report about this on Stephen Colbert's show of all places.

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Sea Shepherd Busts Whale Meat Importer

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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is just about ready to chalk up a win against a California seafood dealer who imported endangered whale meat from Tokyo and sold it to Califorian restaurants. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society had run a sting operation to collect evidence related to the serving of whale meat.

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Weird Meat Seized in Malaysia

Critter News

In Malaysia, 12 tonnes of exotic animal meat was seized from smugglers. It consisted of bear, iguana and owl meat. Any kind of meat is gross to me, but owl? Tags: exotic meats smuggling malaysia. don't know how I come across these weird stories. That's new to me!

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Bush Meat, Trafficking Decimate Vietnam

Critter News

Dr Scott Roberton, head of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), said that hunting wild animals for meat and trafficking had been happening in many countries, especially developing ones. Among them, stag and wild boar accounted for around 70 per cent of the consumed meat, followed by turtle, snake, fox and porcupine. Sounds just awful.

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Undercover Video Sparks Calls for Canadian Ban on Horse Meat

Critter News

Animal rights groups are calling for a ban on the sale of horse meat after disturbing video at a slaughterhouse in west Quebec was sent to the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition. For the coalition, it was added evidence there needs to be a ban on horse meat for more than just health reasons. Excerpted from CTV.CA.

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Ezra Klein Discusses Meals Without Meat

Critter News

A lot of the meat-based meals in restaurants are due to chefs schooled in the French tradition. And, as one chef put it, cooks use meat to "express themselves." It's not about cooking "vegetarian," but cooking food you like that doesn't have meat. Tags: meat meat alternatives restaurants vegetarian meatless.

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Time.com Article on the Morals of Eating Meat

Critter News

I went to a restaurant for a work lunch and everyone ate meat but me, even the animal lovers. Gene Bauer from Farm Sanctuary appears in this article. Pretty intense, but I hope people read it. There is a disturbing hedonism to eating. We just don't think about where that flesh came from.and most of us don't care.

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New Book on Ethics of Meat-Eating

Critter News

All of them are meat eaters, two because their "doctors" told them they had to eat meat. Tags: meat. I'm trying to come up with a book for my book club about animal rights. What do I choose? One is a huge supporter of animal research. I don't want anything too radical and was thinking about Dominion by Matthew Scully.

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Update on National Meat Association vs. Brown

Critter News

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently heard arguments in National Meat Association v. Brown, a case in which the meat industry is attempting to invalidate a California law designed to reduce animal suffering and protect public safety. Did anyone know this was going on?

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Is Cheap Meat Endangering Our Lives?

Critter News

Will our desire to mass-produce cheap meat end in a health disaster? How much harm will we do to ourselves in the name of cheap meat? But once you factor in the cost of all these diseases and pandemics, cheap meat suddenly looks like an illusion. Tags: meat Swine Flu factory farm agribusiness. From the Independent.

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USDA Has Meat Animal Research Center

Critter News

Here it is.the US Meat Animal Research Center. Tags: meat USDA cattle. Good site to visit to see what they're up to. Obviously, all the pictures will probably be nice and clean.

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Seal Meat Served in Canada

Critter News

Many diners are huge fans of its taste, describing the mammal's meat as somewhere between duck and veal. Tags: canada meat seals restaurants.

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DNA Bar Codes Could Help Identify Illegal Bush Meat

Critter News

One of the major challenges in combating the bushmeat trade is identifying the source species for the meat and products. Once an animal has been carved up, meat looks like meat and leather looks like leather. This is an interesting piece from the Scientific American blog. A technique called DNA bar coding could be the answer.

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US Government Continues Subsidizing Meat Industry

Critter News

Tags: subsidies meat USDA pork agribusiness dairy.

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Dog Meat Still on the Menu in Beijing

Critter News

Looks like the ban on dog meat during the Olympics was a farce. Tags: dog meat china. Big surprise. I'm sure it will be more out in the open along with their choking pollution problem once the games end.

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Alistair Darling Refuses to Eat Seal Meat at G7 Meeting

Critter News

He refused to eat the seal meat that the local Inuit community offered to the meeting participants, instead eating Arctic char. They're basically making participants choose between eating seal meat or pissing off the Inuits and risk being called racists. Good for him! Real emotional blackmail on the part of the Canadians.

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On the Land Grant University Meat Problem

Animal Person

Instead, our LGUs teach the false ancient beliefs that maintain meat -- including dairy, fish, eggs, and feed crops -- as an institution. . Utne has a circulation of about 100,000 -- a senior editor I spoke to assures me it is not exaggerated as with some publications.

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The meat and dairy farmers who are going vegan

Reddit Animals

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Push Land-Grant Universities Out of the Meat Industry

Animal Person

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. Take a moment to tell your governor you agree we must get our LGUs out of the meat industry. Many say you can’t eat meat and be an environmentalist.

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Animal Ethics

Here is an interesting story about the evolutionary value of a meat-based diet.

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Roger Scruton on the Duty to Eat Meat

Animal Ethics

We should not abandon our meat-eating habits, but remoralize them, by incorporating them into affectionate human relations, and using them in the true Homeric manner, as instruments of hospitality, conviviality and peace. I believe, however, that there is another remedy, and one more in keeping with the Judaeo-Christian tradition.

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Sustainable Meat

Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times op-ed column about "sustainable meat."

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Meat with No Feet!?

Creature Talk

A while back PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) offered $1 million to any company or person who could come up with a cost effective way to produce cloned meat on a large scale, the goal being that people could still satisfy their meat cravings, but that animals wouldn’t have to be slaughtered for that purpose.

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Chimpanzee Meat Sold In British Black Market

Critter News

Disgusting. Sometimes it's hard to read these stories. It makes one feel so helpless.

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Halal Slaughter Causing a Furor In Quebec

Critter News

I think the issue stems from this being an Islamic practice and the fear of contaminated meat, not concern for the animals. The opposition Parti Québécois and the Coalition For Quebec's Future declared their concerns about halal meat, which comes from animals that are slaughtered according to Islamic law.

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Microplastics found in milk and meat from Dutch cows and pigs: researchers in Amsterdam

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T&S Rabbits meat/fur farm closure to see about 250 rabbits given to activists

Reddit Animals

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Shop With Your Heart

4 The Love Of Animals

The Shop With Your Heart initiative gives consumers the resources to recognize, locate and demand meaningfully welfare-certified meat, eggs and dairy products as well … Continue reading → The post Shop With Your Heart appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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A Self-Interested Reason to Not Eat Meat

Animal Ethics

Here’s another self-interested reason to not eat meat: Drug-resistant bacteria are routinely found in beef, chicken, and pork sold in supermarkets. To find out more of what the meat industry and pharmaceutical companies don't want you to know, read this Associated Press column by Margie Mason and Martha Mendoza.

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Purina Waggin’ Train Treats Giveaway

4 The Love Of Animals

Each variety of the real meat chicken jerky dog treats are made with very careful oversight, from the egg all the way to the finished product. Waggin’ Train Chicken Jerky Tenders - Made with real white meat chicken sourced exclusively from a single, trusted chicken supplier with operations in China which is part of a USA company.

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Canadian Prime Minister Eats Seal Meat

Critter News

He's doing it to show his opposition to the EU's ban on seal products. Canada plans on appealing to the WTO. Stay classy Harper!

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Horse Slaughter Could Start Up Again in One Month

Critter News

for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections, and activists say slaughterhouses could be up and running in as little as a month. It did not, however, allocate any new money to pay for horse meat inspections, which opponents claim could cost taxpayers $3 million to $5 million a year.

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Canada Promoting Seal Meat and Fur in China

Critter News

Now there is a marriage made in heaven, two countries with atrocious records on animal issues have come together. The EU was a small market for Canada. Of course, we're disappointed in their actions," Ms. Shea said by telephone from China today. That being said, there are many other markets out there. That's what we're doing in China.

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The True Costs of Eating Meat

Animal Ethics

McWilliams highlights the true environmental costs of eating meat: The livestock industry as a result of its reliance on corn and soy-based feed accounts for over half the synthetic fertilizer used in the United States, contributing more than any other sector to marine dead zones. The Bottom Line: One cannot be a meat-eating environmentalist.

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The World’s First Cell-Based Lobster Meat Is Already Here!

Reddit Animals

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Animal Ethics

Some will reduce their consumption of meat for the sake of the animals. Force, coercion, and manipulation, by comparison, are inferior on each score. I believe that as time passes, humans will, for various reasons, change their diets. Others will do so for the sake of the environment. Others will do so for health reasons.

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Chinese Dogs Rescued En Route to Butcher

Critter News

These dogs were rescued by Chinese activists before they could be slaughtered for meat. According to this article from the NPR site , such rescues are occuring more regularly as dogs are increasingly becoming pets. A good story from China for once.

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Phoenix Restaurant Serves Lion Burgers

Critter News

And now Selogie himself is questioning whether the meat was fair game. "I Serving African lion meat is perfectly legal, said Michael Herndon, a spokesman for the Food and Drug Administration. Tags: exotic meats phoenix arizona lion. I feel I was misled by this."

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Growing Meat vs. Going Vegetarian

Animal Ethics

In today's Dot Earth post " Can People Have Meat and a Planet, Too? ," Andrew Revkin explores the brave new world of growing meat cultures in vitro as a more humane and possibly more environmentally friendly way of producing meat. Every day, some people switch from meat-based diets to vegetarian diets.

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More Humane Method of Killing Chickens?

Critter News

I realize that the most humane method of treating chickens is to not kill them for food.BUT, as long as there is still a demand for their meat, PETA is advocating "Controlled-Atmosphere Killing" as an improvement over current methods of electric immobilization. Tags: meat PETA farm animal welfare factory farm chickens.

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In Vitro Meat

Animal Ethics

PETA is offering a $1,000,000 reward to anyone who creates commercially viable in vitro meat. I don't see any ethical problem with producing or consuming such meat. Addendum: Here is a New York Times story about the reward.

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Meat the Facts Video

Animal Person

Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics. (..)

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