Henry S. Salt (1851-1939) on the Golden Rule

Animal Ethics

I do not know that it can be better done than in the words of George Nicholson, one of those early pioneers to the influence of whose writings, though now almost forgotten, the cause of humaneness owes so much. "In

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Situation Critical for Zimbabwe Wildlife

Critter News

War and chaos is bad for everyone, human and non-human. In Zimbabwe, activists claim impoverished Zimbabweans are killing elephants and eating them. Out-of-control poaching is apparently wiping out all sort of wildlife, including hippos.

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Captive Primate Safety Act Passes House

Critter News

Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) for sponsoring the measure that will prohibit the trade in non human primates. The bill amends the Lacey Act to include non-human primates as prohibited species for which: `(1) IN GENERAL- It is unlawful for any person to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species.

ALF Activists Glue Locks of U Cal Primate Researcher

Critter News

We will increase our level of tactics as long as non-human primates and other animals are tortured to death at the hands of those driven by profit and as long as the University of California shows a complete disregard for the suffering of the non-human prisoners. From the website : Just after sunrise on Halloween, a sole trick or treater descended on the home of University of California-San Francisco primate vivisector Stephen Lisberger.

Air Canada To Stop Shipping Lab Primates

Critter News

Today, more than 40 animal advocacy organizations across Canada praised Air Canada for its recent decision to stop shipping non-human primates into the country for use in research laboratories. Excellent news! Animal advocacy groups have been lobbying for this for a while. Thank you Air Canada! The announcement below comes verbatim from the Pacific Free Press.they still need approval from the Canadian Transportation Agency though.

Activists in Mexico Bomb Max Mara Store

Critter News

raised in the infernal fur farms, which are nothing more than concentration camps, where non-human animals are subjugated and forced to live a life of torture and imprisonment waiting for their murder, sick and crazed due to the denial of their wild natures. ALF activists in Polanco Mexico bombed a Max Mara clothing shop. Max Mara is an Italian fashion house. You can read about them here.

ALF Activists Burn Company That Sells Animals for Research

Critter News

From the site: In the early morning hours of May 18th, four incendiary devices were planted at Scientific Resources International, a supplier of non-humyn primates for use in vivisection labs all over northern Nevada. Address: 432 Ridge Street, Reno, Nevada 89501 UNITED STATES Phone: 775-786-3244 Fax: 775-786-2767 Email: primatesri@sbcglobal.net Scientific Resources International (SRI) specializes in naive purpose bred non human primates for research.

Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog

Creature Talk

It is a great example of how loving and selfless non-human animals can be. The whole idea that so many people hold that says somehow humans have a monopoly on emotions kind of gets tossed out the window when you see something like this. This video just melts my heart. We could all learn a little something from this Hero Dog! more about “ Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog - … “, posted with vodpod.

From Today's Los Angeles Times

Animal Ethics

It is estimated that due to conflicts with humans, the bushmeat and body parts trade, disease and habitat destruction, large mammals in Africa may be extinct by the end of this century. As an intelligent primate, I’d much rather be an ambassador for my species in a secure environment—served the best food and tended to by top-notch veterinarians—than take my chances in a national park where poverty and corruption result in little or no protection for the non-human residents.

Henry S. Salt (1851-1939) on Moral Blindness

Animal Ethics

When You Have to Make a Choice About Your Beliefs

Critter News

I understand the realities of medical research, and I have recently audited companies in which non-human primate studies are a "cost of goods sold," but the lack of interest in pursuing an alternative and the coldness of her reasoning makes me sick to my stomach. These are core issues to me that are an integral part to who I am as a human being.

On Dominance and Animal Birth Control

Animal Person

When taking the issue to simplest common denominator, spaying/neutering is essentially exercising human dominance over non-human animals. Meanwhile, I would love to be able to have some kind of law against human beings producing/reproducing more than one person per person. We are a far bigger problem on this planet than the (over)population of feral cats, elephants, Canada geese, or any other creature we "manage" or want to manage, "humanely" or otherwise.

On Dolphins as a Gateway to Animal Rights

Animal Person

I did tweet about " Scientists Say Dolphins Should Be Treated As 'Non-human Persons' " yesterday, as I think this is a Gray Matter for a lot of people and might be interesting to explore. Dolphins are so smart that scientists think they should be treated as "non-human persons" and as such it is "morally unacceptable" to use or kill them. Many dolphin brains are larger than our own and second in mass only to the human brain when corrected for body size."

Henry S. Salt (1851-1939) on the Ridicule of Vegetarians

Animal Ethics

Anxious relatives and indignant friends adjure him to remember the duty he owes to himself and to his family, and urge him for the sake of those dear to him, if not for his own, to return to that great sacramental bond of union between man and man—the eating of our non-human fellow-beings.

Robert Young on Killing Animals

Animal Ethics

Does my proposal as to what makes killing another human being generally a major moral wrong in any way help us with deciding what, if anything, is wrong with killing non-human animals and foetuses?

Getting Emotional

Creature Talk

What immediately hit me after getting so emotional about this is how nature is kind in comparison to the horrible cruelties humans impose on non-human animals, especially “food&# animals. I mean, how can a human being be so incredibly heartless? How do you find the energy sometimes to go about your every day life when you know how much suffering there is in the world around you - human and non-human?

On Bestiality

Animal Person

Now, mind you there are people who are actually mentally ill in the sense they 'can't get it up' without thinking of their mate as a fantasized non-human animal, I should mention this also includes mythological animals. A reader from Alaska sent the following e-mail, with his name, a nickname and phone number, and this is indeed a serious comment.

Philip E. Devine on the Overflow Principle

Animal Ethics

Alternatively, we may say that respect for persons overflows to the human body, which forms the visible aspect of the bulk of the persons with whom we are acquainted, and which persists when the person ceases to exist in death.

John Rodman on Dolphinic Wisdom

Animal Ethics

Now men in desperation voyage into outer space, searching far-off planets for signs of intelligent, non-human life. In the lore of the dolphins it is recorded that at some moment in time a few individual human beings will break through to a new, transhuman level of consciousness, will become true philosophers comprehending the whole in all its parts, and will quietly leave the city of man and make contact with the dolphins. Original Sin.

Moral Vegetarianism, Part 8 of 13

Animal Ethics

Becoming a vegetarian is the most practical and effective step one can take towards [sic; kbj] ending both the killing of non-human [sic; kbj] animals and the infliction of suffering upon them. More important, it might be a much more efficient means of changing practice to stage protests at meat-packing companies, put pressure on congressmen, and work through existing humane organizations.