Puppy Bowl Co-viewing App presented by Subaru

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We sure are, and what is even more exciting is the new Puppy Bowl Co-viewing App presented by Subaru. Who else is excited for Puppy Bowl Sunday!? The app will bring you special content and engagement during the airing of the Puppy Bowl.

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Pet-Related Charities Receive Early Holiday Present

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What an amazing early holiday present for the pups and kitties at these shelters! We got some great holiday news in our inbox this morning! On December 20th, Americans voted online to raise funds for five national pet-related charities.

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Trending Sources

The Holiday Gifts You Hate Getting Can Also Sicken Your Pet

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Veganism in the Workplace

Creature Talk

This presents both an opportunity for education and sometimes awkwardness. After a 7 month hiatus from this blog, I wonder: is anyone still out there? Anyone waiting for me to post? I bet you are just beside yourself with curiosity about where I’ve been.

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What Matters to Animals…

Creature Talk

For now, I’m going to start with the very last presentation (because I forgot my notebook so I don’t have notes, but it’s still fresh in my memory!) The weekend of June 13th and 14th I went to an animal rights conference in the Twin Cities called Their Lives, Our Voices.

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Clarification on Messaging

Animal Person

As far as I know, all I accomplished was presenting myself as an angry person who people didn't want to talk to again. Vegan education/advocacy for animals is easiest for me when I know my audience.

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Online Survey on Ethics and Animals

Animal Person

Covering both moral and strategic issues, the "Ethics and Animals" survey will provide a snapshot of our movement as of the present moment. The results will be first presented and discussed at the 12th International Vegan Festival, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 22-25, 2009 (more about it here ). A new survey is getting the attention of many within the global animal protection community.

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On "Wild Justice"

Animal Person

Bekoff and Pierce (a philosopher) are the perfect combination to write this book because whenever you're presenting the similarities of nonhuman animals to human animals, a philosophical conundrum is created for humans, who like to think that we are worlds different, and above nonhumans.

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On Birthdays, Cranes and the FDA

Animal Person

Her birthday present? After the presentations, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and/or offer feedback. On Birthdays. Yesterday was Violet Rays' 10th birthday!

2009 130

Attempted Delay in Toronto Elephants Transfer to Sanctuary

Critter News

They presented the Council with a petition with 1,100 signatures. The zoo keepers at the Toronto are desperately trying to get the City Council to reconsider its decision to move three aging elephants to a sanctuary. canada zoo animal sanctuary toronto elephants

On The Goode Family and Infiltration

Animal Person

Another opportunity for infiltration (heh, heh, heh) has presented itself on Intent.com , which has a " Food and Nutrition " page that already has posts about mindful eating and vegetarianism. Image via Wikipedia I found The Goode Family disappointing on the vegan side.

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What is Oprah Thinking?

Animal Person

I don't know if she has ever claimed to know about the dangerous carcinogen found in grilled chicken, but to hawk such a product after the information and experts she has presented to her audience is the height of hypocrisy. No, he's not a vegan. And his reasoning isn't my reasoning, but he has some great points. I caught the last few minutes of Oprah a couple of days ago, when she gave grilled KFC to the audience and apparently announced the giveaway.

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SHAC7 Trailer

Animal Person

If you're in NYC on March 23, support " Muzzling A Movement " at my alma mater, New York University at 7pm (presented by the NYU Student Animal Legal Defense Fund). SHAC 7 Trailer from Sparrow Media on Vimeo. I credit Will Potter as the catalyst for shifting my focus away from critiques of other activists and activist groups (particularly his post, " While the Government Continues Attacks on Activists, Animal Rights Groups Protest Each Other " back in 2008).

On Being Vegan "Friendly"

Animal Person

When you search the Factual table for vegan restaurants, you also get "vegan-friendly" restaurants, which is funny as you're essentially getting restaurants for vegans and restaurants for omnivores, which in my mind aren't all that "friendly" to my belief that it's not right to use sentient nonhumans as food (or as covering for chairs, which are likely present at restaurants for omnivores).

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Animal Person

And he presents a pretty compelling argument by basically describing how little regard Emily really has for me and how quickly she'll shred my hand (although she behaves very differently with Baby Sky, interestingly.

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On the Eating of Seafood

Animal Person

To then present a widget that helps you eat seafood is strange. "We are fighting a war against fish, and we are. winning." The End of the Line opens (limited release) next week.

On "High in the Clouds"

Animal Person

Objectively, however, though the use message is there, believe it or not, you can talk about enslaving animals and still not present a clear vegan message.

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Charles Comes Home!

Animal Person

Though the problem presented as orthopedic, it was in fact neurologic. I've been a bit preoccupied with a couple of stranger-than-fiction situations that recently caused me to tweet "Sometimes I wish there were a god so I'd have someone to blame." But alas.

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Westminster Weekend and a Purina Giveaway! #wkcdogshow

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Here’s a list of all the broadcasts for this year’s Westminster show: First-ever Masters Agility Championship at Westminster presented by Purina Pro Plan Saturday, February 8 — Airing LIVE on FOX Sports 1 from 7-9 p.m.

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Ways to Promote Alliance Politics

Animal Person

So if you don't like someone's style, see if you can look beyond or beneath that for the meaning (though sometimes it is admittedly difficult to separate the presentation from the substance).

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Lessons Learned From 4 Years of Animal Person

Animal Person

I've officially been blogging for four years (1,329 posts and 5,441 comments) today, and as I (re)ponder whether I will continue, I'd like to present some lessons I've learned about blogging, veganism, people, "the movement," language and. Just know that the way you present yourself largely dictates who is going to visit your blog.

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On "Knockout Animals"

Animal Person

Today's New York Times gives us Adam Shriver's Op-Ed " Not Grass-Fed, But at Least Pain-Free ," which presents its dilemma at the end: If we cannot avoid factory farms altogether, the least we can do is eliminate the unpleasantness of pain in the animals that must live and die on them.

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On "Pets" and "Its"

Animal Person

I'm sure intelligence was in there somewhere, but the fact is that gorillas are presented as more important and more human than other animals, therefore they are worthy of saving. I went back to New York to the areas where I grew up and went to college and graduate school for a five-day weekend. I'd been longing for NYC and, as usual, thinking about moving back. The Nor'easter cured me of that longing.

On Humane Societies and Calf-Roping

Animal Person

The only way to speed up the pace is to stand your ground, not back down, and present a message that makes it clear whose side you're on. 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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On "Home"

Animal Person

The cinematography did present a bit of a problem for me in that I often had difficulties with scale--I didn't know how wide or large things were, and though it might not necessary to know, I like to nonetheless. I think that any film that presents a problem should also provide solution. I watched Home earlier in the week and you can watch it on YouTube here , though a huge flat screen is definitely preferable.

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Operation Nix-the-Petting-Zoo, Part Deux

Animal Person

But I should have presented a stronger use argument. If my goal was to present a perspective the dominant culture isn't used to hearing about, maybe. Coincidentally, last night was a board meeting for our homeowner's association, and though I wasn't on the agenda there's always time for homeowner comments about, say, the petting zoo and pony rides that are scheduled for the spring "BBQ" ( here 's part one of this story).

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The conference was for animal lovers, and it wasn’t just humans present! We just returned from a fun, furry, weekend in Salt Lake City for the BlogPaws conference. There is so much to share with you, including some fun giveaways.

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On Wearable "Roadkill"

Animal Person

This is about using animals and presenting yet another variation on the theme of humans believing they have a right to make food, clothing or art from the body of other animals. Angus sent me a link to " Animal Parts: High Style of Just Plain Beastly " wherein Zosia Bielski reports that "hipsters are going whole hog, donning road kill as accessories and cow hooves on their feet.".

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On Wipeout and Lion Burgers

Animal Person

But I don't feel like I was presented with a compelling argument for not eating lions. Have you seen the ridiculous television show, Wipeout ? There's something hilarious about people intentionally putting themselves in a position to be beaten up like Wile E. Coyote. It's all in fun, with much of the humor coming from the commentators and the special sound effects. It does get old, however, after about 10 minutes.

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The Cute Show: Boar Piglets!

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We’re pleased to present Spots, Nesti, Diva, Borstel, Ernie, and Bert on the latest episode of VICE’s The Cute Show. When VICE Germany sent us some footage of the Lehnitz animal asylum, we weren’t sure how cute it was going to be. Little did we know, boar piglets live there, who love to eat, sleep, play, and hang out with their surrogate mom, who’s a dog.

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Animal Ethics - Untitled Article

Animal Ethics

Fast forward to the present. Forty years ago, the suggestion that nonhuman animals have moral rights—indeed, many of the same rights as human beings—would have been met with incredulous stares, if not outright ridicule.

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The Bolo Project, A Puppy Shower for Bolo

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Presenting Sponsors of the event include The Office Depot Foundation, The Waterfront Beach Resort – a Hilton Resort and Dog is Good.

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On "Cheating" and Cookbook Authors

Animal Person

She had one perfect opportunity to present herself as pro-animal rights when Oprah (laughingly) asked: But what if the cows and the chickens are treated really, really nicely. There was nothing surprising about Oprah's most recent show about food. It was full of Michael Pollan, Food Inc., the way we treat animals, and the way we turn food into food facsimiles with unusually long shelf lives.

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On "Food Inc."

Animal Person

Film is a visual medium and through direction, dialogue, editing, music and any effects, the filmmaker presents (in this case) his agenda. They grill the chickens, and trust me when I say it's all presented as a peak spiritual experience. (Sigh.) Here's the idea you have to get used to when it comes to Food Inc.:

On a New Level of Absurdity in the Slaughter Business

Animal Person

But by presenting that example to the reader, the author positions herself to then present an alternative that is worlds better by comparison. Bea sent me a link to an article in Gourmet called " Humane Slaughterhouses ," by Rebecca Marx, that is absurd. And the absurdity is in the reality that the author and the featured person who kills sentient nonhumans for a living, think they're onto something.

Tribute to War Heroes…at Both Ends of the Leash

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Among the dogs being celebrated are three winners of the first-ever American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™, presented by cesar® canine cuisine and broadcast nationwide by Hallmark Channel on Veterans Day, 11/11 at 8 pm ET/PT.

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For the Budding Vegan Author

Animal Person

are still buying millions of books, and your real question for yourself regarding how to best present your message (traditionally-published book, ebook, self-published book, podcasts/series like an audiobook) is answered by: Who is my target market? I have an unusual number of e-mails from individuals who have written, are writing, or would like to write a book about animals and asked about various steps in the publishing process.

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On Not Eating Animals

Animal Person

And once you are on the side of justice, it's impossible to present a rational alternative to animal farming. Chris from Beijing wasn't able to comment (Animal Person is blocked in China) but he did write me to say he looks forward to Jonathan Safran Foer's sequel to Eating Animals. Not Eating Animals. Though I haven't been able to surf the Internet that much recently, I have found it difficult to avoid discussion of Foer's book. That has to be good, I tell myself.

NYT Equine Thought Experiment

Animal Person

The New York Times presents us, this morning, with "Equine Alternative" regarding the recent discovery that horses decided to allow themselves be domesticated by humans for our mutual benefit, earlier than we had thought (3500 BC, and we preciously thought it was more like 2500 BC). Forgot to hit "publish now" on this.

Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

Animal Person

It's too bad that Latimer's presentation is so obnoxious, as even when he raises what might be valid points, he makes you want to disagree with him. This article/post hits home an important idea for me: When your presentation is insulting, any legitimate ideas you may have can easily be missed or marginalized due to the oppressive obnoxiousness of the way you write.