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. Be sure to download the app here so you can be ready to go on Sunday! The Puppy Bowl content will only be available during 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. Over the course of the day, Purina ONE beyOnd donated $200,000 total to the charities and the online voting determined how much of the monetary pool each charity would receive.

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"The Animals We Use," Revised

Animal Person

I intentionally deleted the entire section on the environment, I'm not dealing with the health benefits of not using animals, and meanwhile I wanted to present a logical progression of comments and questions that, for its perspective, was thorough. As anyone who writes and edits knows, it's far easier to produce a longer powerful, thorough piece than a shorter one.

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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

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. Answer: first I was trying to get a new job, then I got a new job, and now I’m BUSY as heck. The truth of the matter is that while I was in the midst of my job search, I felt the need to make this blog private.

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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. Much like last year, it was awesome. I took notes and hope to write a few entries on what I learned there.

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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 Compassionate Bullets

Animal Person

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 None Please presents death by bullet and death by car as the only two options for the deers. In the Washington metro area, we have a BIG deer problem. I have a question for you, would you prefer to get shot by a compassionate bullet to the head,and be eaten by a lifeform that thanks god for you flesh and appreciates it.

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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).

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. The 8-month supply of dog food will be presented as 8 coupons, redeemable for any Purina Pro Plan dog food. The annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show starts tonight with the first ever agility championship! It’s going to be amazing.

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Legal Efforts to Dismiss the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

Critter News

On July 13th, defense attorneys for Joseph Buddenberg, Maryam Khajavi, Nathan Pope and Adriana Stumpo (the AETA 4) presented oral arguments on their motion to dismiss the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. I found this on the Twin Cities Indy Media blog. The defense demanded that the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) be struck down as unconstitutional before Judge Ronald Whyte of the United States District Court, Northern District of California in San Jose. Here's a summary.

"No More Homeless Pets" Conference Scheduled for October

Critter News

And because this year marks Best Friends’ 25th Anniversary, there will be special presentations by the folks who founded Best Friends – and a few anniversary surprises, too! From a Best Friends email. Join Best Friends Animal Society for the annual No More Homeless Pets National Conference, October 23-25, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each year, five million healthy, adoptable homeless pets are still being put down. This is the conference for people who want to make a difference.

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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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 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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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. Also, Bekoff and Pierce present a descriptive view, not a normative view of morality.

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Cutting Duplicative Research Could Save Millions

Critter News

I recently attended a presentation on animals and toxicity testing in which I was stunned to hear the speaker estimate that by merely requiring researchers to share their research results with other scientists to decrease duplicate testing, and by harmonizing chemical testing standards, several million animals would be immediately spared from use in unnecessary research. Just read an August update from an ALDF lawyer about medical research. I was struck by this paragraph.

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! For some reason, she likes to dig around a bit and then lie down in some partially dug up ground, partly under the shrubs.

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BlogPaws!

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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. There were actual animals at the conference too. Dogs, cats, and ferrets, as well as “flat pets” and plush pets that represented real pets that didn’t make the trip. We wanted to say Thank YOU! to Cesar for sponsoring us for the conference.

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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 "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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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 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. Yeah, lots of mockery, but I didn't laugh. I didn't think the show was all that funny, like, say, The Simpsons. The bit about the purity dance and marrying your father was okay, but still not that funny. Maybe it's me.

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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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Proposed Nebraska Legislation Angers Horse Activists

Critter News

Basically, it would mandate that humane societies and horse rescue operations would have to accept a horse if one was presented to them, or they would face a class four misdemeanor," said Larson. From the Lexington Clipper-Herald. click here for the full article. Two bills introduced in the Nebraska Legislature are drawing fire from the largest animal advocacy organization in the world. Newcomer to the Legislature Sen.

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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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 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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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 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. That brief trailer could be a gift in the disguise of paradoxical message about how we can still kill and eat fish, yet not be at war with them. I guess war is defined by death count.

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. One situation was that Charles, who will turn six on June 3, has been lame for nearly six months.

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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.

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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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.

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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Foie Gras to Be Banned in California

Critter News

But for seven hours on Friday night, at a restaurant appropriately known as Animal, three chefs presented an eight-course meal that was nothing short of a glorification of this soon-to-be-outlawed delicacy. Apparently, this will happen in 8 months. I had no idea! Excerpted from The New York Times. In eight months, the sale of foie gras will be banned in California.

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.

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. Dog is Good, one of our personal favorites for gifts and apparel for dog lovers, will host The BOLO Project Puppy Shower to benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at the Waterfront Hilton Resort in Huntington Beach, Calif.

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On THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING

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. When I agreed to read and review Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson's THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING (Harper 2010), the regal Charles Hobson Booger, III was still with us. When it arrived, the day after Charles died, I'll admit to wanting to burn it.

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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.

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. High in the Clouds , by Paul McCartney, Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh is supposed to be for Grades 2-4, but its themes, vocabulary and syntax are more advanced. From Barnes and Noble : "Wirral the Squirrel is homeless. The evil Gretsch have [ sic ] destroyed his wilderness home, trampling it in their relentless drive to expand.

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Beliefs About Animal Rights

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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