Best Friends Animal Society Opens First Pet Adoption Center in New York

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Best Friends Animal Society Opens First Pet Adoption Center in New York! We are so excited to be “spreading the news”!! The SoHo Center will Raise Awareness for the Nearly 5,500 Dogs and Cats Killed Every Day in U.S. Shelters.

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“New York’s Kindest” includes Rock & Rawhide!

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The campaign encourages New Yorkers to support their city shelter by adopting, volunteering and donating to make a difference in the lives of shelter animals. The nonprofit’s goal is to place every dog, cat and bunny in a new, loving home. They are New York’s Kindest.”

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PETA Targets Live Octopus Meals.in New York!

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Live octopus are apparently being served LIVE in some New York restaurants. PETA is arguing that this practice violates New York's anti-cruelty laws. Tags: octopus New York animal cruelty restaurants PETA Good grief! Octopus are highly intelligent creatures.not that ANY creature should suffer like this. It's apparently a practice around the world. This link has a video with some examples.

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BRANIGAN President, Make Peace With Animals New Hope, Pa., To the Editor: In “ Hunting Deer With My Flintlock ” (Op-Ed, Dec. 26), Seamus McGraw says he has a responsibility to kill deer because there are too many. He has volunteered to kill a deer cruelly, ineptly and with an outdated weapon that causes additional suffering to the deer. I assume that the use of the flintlock is to enhance his self-image as a master of the woodland.

New York City’s oldest dog, Paco Sosa

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Paco Sosa, New York City’s oldest dog, is the subject of a new film called Wolf Dog. Wolf Dog, is the story of Paco Sosa and his owner Bernadine’s journey to New Mexico to help him find his peace.

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To the Editor: Once again people associated with the animal rights group PETA ( letter , June 19) have tried to disparage the commitment circuses have for animal care and conservation. Despite the claims made in the letter, circuses like Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey are dedicated to providing the very best of care for all our animals, especially the Asian elephant. Rather than adopt stringent United States animal care standards, which Ringling Bros.

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To the Editor: Re “ Worry Under the Big Top as Mexico City Moves to Ban Circus Animals ” (news article, June 15): Mexico City joins the growing list of cities that have banned the exploitation of animals in circuses. Several countries, including Austria, Bolivia, Colombia, Greece, Peru, Britain and Paraguay, have already imposed or approved bans. Why is the United States lagging so far behind?

Horrible Tail Docking Video Spurs Call for Ban

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Pale Male Has New Chicks

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Sadly, Lola disappeared a while ago, but Pale Male has a new mate named Lima. birds hawks pale male wildlife new york city

Awful Horse and Carriage Crash in NYC

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horse carriages horses new york cityCan crashes into carriage. Just so inhumane and dangerous. They have them here in Seattle. I just hate them, although it sounds like NYC is particularly bad.

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This holds true whether it is in the Democratic Republic of Congo or right here in New York City, where Cyrus R. To the Editor: Your reporting on the illegal ivory trade (“ Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits ,” “The Price of Ivory” series, front page, Sept. 4) is a chilling reminder of just how high the stakes have become today for elephants in the wild.

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Can We See Our Hypocrisy to Animals? by Nicholas D. Kristof

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In Response to Nicholas D. Kristof''s column "Can We See Our Hypocrisy to Animals?"NYTimes NYTimes readers urge consistency in our treatment of and concern for animals here

Pale Male and Lola Fan Arrested - Again

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birds hawks pale male new york cityHe was arrested some years ago when Pale Male's nest was destroyed. Now, he's been arrested for actions surrounding the death of Pale Male's latest mate Lima. He is very passionate about these hawks and I've followed his blog and beautiful photography for years. But he apparently took the dead bird to his place illegally. Read the story here and decide for yourself. Too much this time?

"Zoo from Hell" Owner Convicted in New York

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State police raided Everle's property, 30 miles north of New York City, in July, and witnesses testified that they found several animals dead, many malnourished and dozens living in unsanitary conditions. And people wonder why I'm so disappointed by humans. A farm-animal breeder who ran what a prosecutor called "the zoo from hell" was convicted Tuesday of animal cruelty.

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Farm Animal Welfare, ASPCA New York, Feb. To the Editor: Re “ Don’t Presume to Know a Pig’s Mind ” (Op-Ed, Feb. 20): Blake Hurst, a former hog farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, cautions that “we can’t ask the pigs what they think.” But we can ask, and they can answer. Not in words, of course, but they can answer in ways that we can understand if we are paying attention.

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Alexander Mauskop New York, Nov. David Peters New York, Nov. To the Editor: Re “ Animal, Vegetable, Miserable ,” by Gary Steiner (Op-Ed, Nov.

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CLAUDIA SILBERLICHT New York, July 13, 2011To the Editor: Re “ Egg Producers and Humane Society Urging Federal Standard on Hen Cages ” (Business Day, July 8): I’m a vegetarian who turned vegan after coming to terms with the fact that just because I was eating hormone-free, antibiotic-free, even free-range organic eggs didn’t mean that egg-producing hens were living a cruelty-free life. When I read your article, I was elated.

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To the Editor: In “ Where Cows Are Happy and Food Is Healthy ” (column, Sept. 9), Nicholas D. Kristof describes “happy” cows that are loved “like children” by an organic dairy farmer. I applaud his recognition that cows are individual feeling beings that share with us the ability to experience happiness and contentment, fear and pain.

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To the Editor: “ Some in California Skirt a Ban on Foie Gras ” (news article, Aug. 13) might give readers the impression that California chefs are free to serve foie gras as a complimentary side dish and so evade the state ban on sales. Not so. When a diner pays money to a restaurant with the expectation that he or she will receive foie gras and then is served the dish, that constitutes a sale.

Pale Male in National Geographic

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Congratulations to Lincoln Karim, the unofficial photographer of Pale Male, the famous New York red-tailed hawk. I visit his site every day for pictures of Pale Male, his mate Lola and all the other hawks in New York's Central Park. Tags: New York hawks pale male His photos made it into the December issue of National Geographic. Beautiful photographer and ardent animal rights supporter.

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Since California does not produce all the eggs it eats, this new law will have a wider effect on the industry; every producer who hopes to sell eggs in the state must meet its regulations.

Almagordo Chimp Story Hits the New York Times

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To the Editor: Re “ When Fashion Meets Fishing, the Feathers Fly ” (front page, June 29), about a new trend of inserting fly fishing feathers in hair: If you wouldn’t walk around with a cat’s paw or a dog’s tail dangling from your hair, please don’t fall for the rooster feather fad either.

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To the Editor: Re “ Hooked on Meat ,” by Mark Bittman (column, June 2): The other day, I asked the manager of our local chain grocery store why we were offered only Peruvian asparagus in the springtime. Remember when fresh, locally grown asparagus would come in? No longer. Why eat produce that has no flavor? Why not go next door and grab a salty, fatty burger in a bag? It’s so much easier. Why do we eat so much meat?

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New York’s protection of laborers should be a first step toward recognition of the other systemic abuses that occur on farms that, like the long-ignored rights of farm workers, have been constantly disregarded by legislators. To the Editor: The sentence in your Sept.

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To the Editor: Re “ Lost Cobra May Hide for Weeks, Zoo Says ” (news article, March 29): The sideshow atmosphere surrounding the lost cobra at the Bronx Zoo has yielded online hilarity and supplied material for late-night talk show hosts, but the zoo is never fun for the animals. By putting animals in zoos, you eliminate all that is natural to them; the zoo is where they live according to humans’ feeding and breeding regimens.

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Bonnie Lane Webber New York, Jan. To the Editor: Let’s tell people of the quantum jump in energy efficiency that could be accomplished by eating less meat and having what meat is eaten be grass fed and pasture raised by local farmers. It’s easy to cut meat consumption if you start with one day a week of no meat. People will be pleasantly surprised at how delicious vegetarian food can taste. 19, 2009

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Peter Singer Geoff Russell Barry Brook New York, Nov. To the Editor: Nicolette Hahn Niman (“ The Carnivore’s Dilemma ,” Op-Ed, Oct. 31) is simply wrong in suggesting that grass-fed beef produces less methane than feed-lot meat. It is the other way around, with grass-fed animals producing up to three times more methane.

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If they are, producers are subject to fines up to $37,500 per day under tough new federal regulations. To the Editor: Mark Bittman wants to outlaw confined livestock feeding operations because, he says, they harm the environment, torture animals and make meat less safe (“ A Food Manifesto for the Future ,” column, Feb. We take issue with him on all three points. Yes, there were a couple of highly publicized manure spills involving hog farms in the mid-1990s.

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His new column offers hope for animals and help for people. To the Editor: Re “ A Food Manifesto for the Future ” (column, Feb. 2): Let us give thanks for Mark Bittman! He is speaking sensibly about one of the most important issues we face as a nation. Better food creates better health. And yet our government is perversely encouraging food habits that negatively affect our health and our environment.

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Gretchen Berger New York, Aug. To the Editor: Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld writes about the horrors of a kosher slaughterhouse where “news reports and government documents have described abusive practices.” But he says almost nothing about reports of how badly the animals were treated there. Religious slaughter is still slaughter. 6, 2008

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To the Editor: Re “ Snake Owners See Furry Bias in Invasive Species Proposal ” (news article, Jan. 9): The Fish and Wildlife Service is right to propose a ban on the sale of nine large constricting snakes for the pet trade. In addition to the effects of these invasive species on ecosystems, there are also compelling humane and public safety arguments for restricting trade.

Thoroughbred Dealer Convicted of Animal Cruelty

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Prominent New York thoroughbred breeder and owner Ernie Paragallo was convicted Wednesday of mistreating dozens of malnourished horses on his Hudson Valley farm. Tags: New York animal cruelty horses This guy sounds like a real jerk. He didn't know how his horses were being treated on his own farm? Come on, that's a Michael Vick defense that didn't work with him either. Plus, this is the guy's BUSINESS. And he didn't know? Yeah, right. From the Associated Press.

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To the Editor: Re “Officials Point to Swine Flu in New York” (front page, April 26): Dare we ask why this happening [sic]? While its exact origin is still unclear, this pathogen, and many others (like avian influenza), originated from animals being raised or eaten for food. As the world moves toward raising the majority of animals in the unnatural setting of factory farms, it is likely that more, and worse, such pathogens will arise.

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If the Nazi marchers and racist hate mongers “augmented” their activities with videos of graphic violence against Jews and blacks, would The New York Times rush to their defense on constitutional grounds? Mandelker New York, Oct. To the Editor: Re “ Animal Cruelty and Free Speech ” (editorial, Oct.

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To the Editor: Re “ Hero Dog From Afghan Base Is Killed by Mistake in Arizona ” (front page, Nov. 19): The story of Target, the Afghan hero dog, is truly heartbreaking. The important lesson, however, one that would add to Target’s legacy, is that all of us who love our dogs need to make sure that they have a tag and, even better, a microchip. This misadventure could have been avoided! Sandy Brenner Elkins, N.H., 19, 2010

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To the Editor: Re “ New Way to Help Chickens Cross to Other Side ” (front page, Oct. 22): PETA is proud to see that its hard work behind the scenes with Bell & Evans and other companies to encourage implementation of this new, less cruel form of slaughter is finally coming to fruition. Bell & Evans has heard them and set a new standard in the chicken-supply industry.

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To the Editor: Re “ Working to Keep a Heritage Relevant ” (news article, Sept. 26): The “heritage” of hunting will continue its decline into irrelevance and will eventually disappear. It is useful to dispel two myths. First, there is no “heritage” of hunting as it is practiced today. In the early days trappers and others hunted for survival. They would be appalled to see how their survival “heritage” has been transformed.

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To the Editor: Re “ A Hen’s Space to Roost ” (Week in Review, Aug. 15): We are glad to see an article describing the intensive confinement of egg-laying chickens, but we disagree when it says that animal advocates and consumers are “driving big changes” in the treatment of chickens. Thus far, the state ballot initiatives and agreements that will expand space for chickens (as well as for gestating pigs and veal calves) are really very minor.