Organic Bamboo Dog Collars

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An organic bamboo dog collar? The post Organic Bamboo Dog Collars appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. That also looks great? Yes please! Just in time for summer too, because as you can see, Baby’s new bamboo collar is super spunky in blue and lime green.

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Organizations Putting Animals First

4 The Love Of Animals

Thankfully, there are some organizations out there that make it their business to look after and care for our animal counterparts. Formed in 2007, this organization seeks to promote the humane treatment of animals by promoting effective animal sanctuary management. Led by professionals who have experience with organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States, the group is definitely not new to the issues surrounding animals worldwide.

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TRAFFIC Says Malaysian Raid Proves Organized Crime Link

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An Animal Rights-Protection-Abolitionist Organization

Animal Person

The Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages calls itself "an animal rights-protection-abolitionist organization," which I find interesting. The well being of the horses should be the ideal of every organization whose mandate is to put animal protection ideals first - especially when they ask for donations based on that mandate. I've always thought of horse-drawn carriages the way I think about greyhound racing or fur: Most people are against them, so why are they still around?

Organic Milk

Animal Ethics

My cousins Craig and Kevin Hicks are dairy farmers, specializing in organic milk. They also sell pasture-fed beef and pasture-fed chicken. I spent some of the best times of my life on their farm in North Branch, Michigan. Here is their website

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Organic Food

Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times editorial opinion about organic fish. The Times argues that the concept of organic food does not apply to wild animals. If organically raised fish suffer less than nonorganically raised fish, it is an accident, morally speaking. I'm not saying that there is no correlation between an animal being organically raised and it being treated in a morally permissible way; I'm saying that any such correlation is contingent rather than necessary.

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What Makes a Fish Organic?

Animal Ethics

See here

2006 40

Russia Bans Canadian Seal Imports!

Critter News

Russia and two of its neighbours have informed the World Trade Organization that they are banning the import and export of harp seal pelts – a move that animal-rights activists are celebrating as the death knell of Canada’s commercial seal industry. World Trade Organization canada kazakhstan europe seal hunt belarus trade seals russiaGreat news! But I'm not exactly sure why RUSSIA would ban them. The other two neighbors that banned them are Kazakhstan and Belarus).

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UN Refuses to Re-open Ivory Trade

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Tags: organized crime ivory united nations poaching elephants

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Links/Products You Should Check Out

Creature Talk

Tags: Animal Rights Animal Welfare Environmental Concerns Farmed Animals Veganism animal agriculture and the environment Animal Protection Organizations farm sanctuary vegan food

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Another Wildlife Trafficking Ring Busted

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Mexico and US Go at it Again Over Dolphin-Labeling and Tuna

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World Trade Organization economics dolphin mexico tuna trade fishing usFrom the Bridges Weekly Trade News Digest. The long-running dispute between the US and Mexico over Washington’s ‘dolphin safe’ labelling practice for tuna products is likely to see a WTO appeal, after the two parties together asked for an extension of the appeals deadline.

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Sharp Increase in Rhino Poaching

Critter News

Organized crime is also heavily involved in trafficking of rhino products and other endangered species'. Tags: organized crime wildlife crime Traditional Chinese Medicine poaching rhino endangered species It's the highest rate in 15 years, with an increasing market in Asian traditional medicines. This statement in the USA Today article says it all.

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Zambia Calls for Tougher Wildlife Crime Enforcement

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This because it is being run by organized crime networks with professional and ruthless criminals. Tags: organized crime wildlife crime ivory africa zambia rhino elephants Wildlife crime such as poaching and live animal smuggling is becoming increasingly sophisticated. It's not just some guy with a gun and snare. Zambia's Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources is calling for a greater cooperation between her country's agencies in dealing with this serious issue.

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$10 Million Euros in Smuggled Wildlife Seized

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Doris Day Animal League is Part of the Humane Society?

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Want a Career in Animal Rights?

Creature Talk

The volunteer leadership holds primary decision-making authority over the direction of the organization. This is your chance to shape the future direction of a highly effective organization and participate in work that you care about. Now might be your chance!

Trafficking Should be Crime Story, Not Wildlife Story

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Crime Gang Dealing in Rhino Horn and Elephant Ivory

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Tags: organized crime africa zim poaching rhino elephants

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Where Does Vegan Baby Sky Get Her Protein?

Animal Person

Her nutrition came from Earth's Best organic soy formula for the first year, and since then she's been eating non-baby food supplemented by a bottle of Baby's Only organic soy formula (designed for toddlers and can be used until age 3).

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Let’s Catch Up!

Creature Talk

One organization that is trying to help victims (primarily women) there is called VDay , a non profit established by Eve Ensler, who wrote The Vagina Monologues (a show I highly recommend).

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Getting Emotional

Creature Talk

I’m vegan, and I educate others about veganism; I write this blog; I volunteer for an animal rights organization doing office work and event planning; and I have a dog and a cat whom I love dearly… but none of it really feels like enough. Sometimes being an animal rights advocate is emotionally exhausting. Today is one of those days. Last night I was watching Animal Planet, as I often do, and the show was about polar bears in the wild.

12 Reasons Why Dogs Help With Depression and Anxiety

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The World Health Organization declared April 7th, 2017 as World Health Day, a day focusing on mental health, but it’s also a year-long campaign which aims to educate, raise awareness and help people suffering from mental illness.

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Vegan Atheist 40+ Parenting

Animal Person

Photo of vegan Baby Sky at Tire Kingdom (time to replace the tires on the Element) in her Isabooties , organic BumGenius diaper (though she does do her business on her potty most of the time) and random, hand-me-down T-shirt. .

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SMARTCOOKEE Company gives back

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to pets everywhere, SMARTCOOKEE Company, a natural, organic, premium treat maker based in Sarasota, … Continue reading → The post SMARTCOOKEE Company gives back appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Join us in the effort to Save Them All

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Best Friends, the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and … Continue reading → The post Join us in the effort to Save Them All appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

2015 263

The hardest post to write.

4 The Love Of Animals

Everything happened quickly, starting on Monday when we learned that she had cancer and that it had spread to multiple organs. Our sweet Baby the Maltese went over the rainbow bridge last night.

2015 219

Petfinder turns 20! #MetOnPetfinder

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One of our favorite websites, Petfinder has helped facilitate more than 25 million pet adoptions through its shelter and rescue member organizations. This post is sponsored by Purina. As always, our thoughts are our own. Happy 20th anniversary Petfinder!

2016 169

On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

Animal Person

However, Foer does claim to have spent a couple of years researching and it is odd to me that the only subject of animal rights discussion is an organization that is ambiguous, at best, in its message about animals.

2009 230

Please Share "Silencing the Lambs"

Animal Person

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. 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.

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On Nonhuman Animals and Human Babies

Animal Person

By the time we brought her home on Sunday all I needed was formula ( Earth's Best Organic-Soy ). Surprise! On Friday, June 25, I received a call from an attorney who said a little girl was born the evening prior, her adoption fell through and she needed a family.

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Profile of "Pro-Test"

Critter News

Here's a scathing overview in Primate Freedom of the new organization "Pro-Test," an organization of animal researchers who want to advocate for their work. Long and impressive expose.

Will You Check Out Food, Inc.?

Animal Person

less processed food and more fresh, organic fruits, veggies, grains and legumes), than I'm thrilled. Food, Inc. was at the Delray Beach Film Festival last weekend, about 30 miles south of me. But I wasn't.

On Compassionate Bullets

Animal Person

Or to get struck by an automobile, die slowly, of failing internal organs, and be unfit for human consumption." A comment left yesterday on a two-year old post, by None Please presented a phrase I've never heard before and I'd like to address it. "In

2010 140

#LightForPets Remember Me Thursday

4 The Love Of Animals

Organize or attend a local pet candle-lighting ceremony. See “ How Your Organization Can Participate ” for an easy step-by-step guide.). This Thursday, you can be a light for pets waiting in shelters.

2013 283

The Best in Vegan Education

Animal Person

Other than being a vegan, the most important actions you can take to help animals who are used for food are: Give generously to organizations that help those sentient nonhumans directly, such as Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary , Maple Farm Sanctuary , Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary and Eastern Shore Sanctuary. Encourage others to go vegan by educating them about the issues, and particularly about why we should not accept alternatives to eating animals that include eating animals (i.e., if they are "farmed" or slaughtered in a certain way). I have always been a believer that film is the ultimate medium for thought change, and then behavior change for the average person. Of course, the precise nature of the film is crucial to its success as a vehicle for conversion, and I'm sure you've all seen and perhaps even participated in debates about Earthlings and its degree of efficacy. (As you are likely aware, very few people can actually get through the film in one sitting, plus the first third, about "pets," sends the troublesome message that puppy mills are the problem, rather than breeding in general.) What makes Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home the best in vegan education and animal rights education is that, without getting too much into the hideous treatment of anyone, James LaVeck and Jenny Stein (a.k.a. Tribe of Heart ) have managed to leave the viewer no option that includes eating animals. The film addresses the humane myth straight on, with unprecedented transparency in the discussions of animal farming, by simply letting its characters tell their personal stories. And the characters know better than anyone that animals cannot be farmed humanely, as they, for the most part, are all people who once profited from the use of animals. ( Note: I have not seen the final cut but one prior, and the story remains the same, though the percentage of time devoted to each story might be different. ) I've not had great luck veganizing anyone through books. Someone has to be very, very committed to learning and to challenging their thought processes to read a book they know is in direct contrast to the way they think. I'm not saying it cannot or does not happen (e.g., I still hear people say they went vegan after reading Peter Singer). However, everyone wants to see a good film and even if it's challenging to the way they think, it's an under-two-hour commitment and an easier sell. But in order to make sure that there is broad access to the film, it's got to make it to the public. And in order for that to happen, it's got to have funding. You might not be in a position to write a pamphlet or book or blog (or even interested), and even if you are you are there's no guarantee of your reach or success. But you probably can donate $10 to Tribe of Heart, though you might have to forego a couple of soy lattes. Give generously to Tribe of Heart. To my knowledge, there is currently no opportunity like this for vegan education. This film does show some anguish in the eyes of animals, and that's always a very powerful image. But Peacable Kingdom: The Journey Home is the only feature film that shows the anguish in the eyes of people --people who were courageous enough to risk everything by admitting they were wrong and standing up for what is right. I'll never forget the eyes of the dog who had been shot and was thrown, alive, into a garbage truck as it the truck closes on him in Earthlings. But at the same time, I'll never forget the haunted eyes of Harold Brown and Cheri Ezell-Vandersluis as they speak about their lives as animal farmers. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Film.

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Urgent Appeal for Flex, the Greyhound

Animal Person

Owen County Friends of Animals (KY) is a non-profit organization that fosters and seeks adoptions for the dogs picked up by their local dog warden. Doesn't he look like my boy Charles ?

Celebrating a century of compassion: 100 years of animal rescue

4 The Love Of Animals

This year, America’s first national humane organization is celebrating a century of rescuing animals from war, hurricanes, floods, wild … Continue reading → The post Celebrating a century of compassion: 100 years of animal rescue appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

2016 141

The Animals We Use

Animal Person

I wanted to reach people who use animals, but also people who don't, yet who nevertheless advocate for the regulation of the use of animals or give money to organizations that do. After failing miserably at a long pamphlet in 2007, I decided to shorten it by 50% and focus on a different audience: people who use animals. I think part of the original work's problem was that it was too ambitious--not to mention expensive to produce--and everything suffered.

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Support Farm Sanctuary!

Critter News

It should be inspiring and it's a great way to support an extraordinary organization. Love this group! Here's a book that you can buy about rescued farm animals and their stories. farm animal welfare farm sanctuary

"Educate, Investigate, Liberate"

Animal Person

You may know Jose Valle of the International Organization for the Abolition of Animal Slavery, AnimalEquality. He recently wrote me: We are an abolitionist group and our approach is "Educate, Investigate & Liberate". We are currently doing an investigation on pig farms in Spain, including intensive and extensive/free-range farms (tho extensive ones are scarce since intensive ones are the majority in the industry).

Shirts to save animals

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Throughout the month of August, Booster is showcasing and supporting t-shirt fundraisers launched by pet lovers to save homeless animals, and to raise awareness and much needed funds for animal-related 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

2016 130

On Humane Societies and Calf-Roping

Animal Person

But the HSUS is by no means an animal-rights organization; it is an animal welfare organization. Angus directed me to a story about the Calgary Stampede (rodeo) and the Calgary and Vancouver Humane Societies which had me asking: Whose side are they on?

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