Humane Society Cites Abuses at University of Minnesota

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Media-Newswire.com) - The Humane Society of the United States has obtained government reports showing that the University of Minnesota has violated federal standards of care for animals in laboratories. University of Minnesota should publicly affirm its commitment to minimizing the suffering of animals in its research labs.". Tags: animal research humane society university of minnesota All this stuff makes me sick.

Available Rescue Resources in North Dakota & Minnesota

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Equestrian Mag has provided this information on rescue efforts going on in Minnesota and North Dakota.

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Minnesota Activist Indicted for Animal Terrorism

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From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.I don't see any mention in this article (or in this one from the Chicago Tribune ) about threats to human life in this incident. Straight vandalism and economic loss. Is this a valid prosecution? Is it terrorism? Scott DeMuth, who is being held in jail in Davenport, is scheduled to make his first appearance in U.S. District Court Friday.

How to Plan a Vegan Wedding

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DeMuth Agrees to Plea Bargain

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Scott DeMuth, a sociology graduate student at the University of Minnesota charged last year with felony conspiracy under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act agreed yesterday to a plea bargain. Instead, DeMuth will plead guilty to conspiring to damage a Minnesota company that breeds ferrets. From the Science Insider.

On Thanking Slaughtered Sheep for Book Awards

Animal Person

Well, she apparently did such a great job convincing the folks at the Minnesota Book Awards that you can claim to love animals and then send them to slaughter, that not only was she a finalist for their award, but she won it. Jenny sent me a link to a remarkably-ironic story that was very tough to get through. Remember Catherine Friend, who wrote Compassionate Carnivore ? Here 's my commentary on it, and here 's my commentary about what compassionate carnivore means--and doesn't mean.)

Animals Have Personalities? No WAY!

Animal Person

The husband and I took the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) a couple of months ago and received the most unremarkable results. When I started blogging in May of 2006 I was very snarky. Snark defined blogging back then. And of course, as a (pop) culture whose sensibility has been formed by The Onion and The Daily Show , it's no wonder. My snarkiness increased, and turned into ranting, but then ranting for some reason got old.