Gruesome Photos of Japanese Whale "Processing"

Critter News

This is just yucky to look at. There's a warning that this is not for the squeamish.

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Pet Foster Care Helps To Smooth Adoption Process

4 The Love Of Animals

Serving as a pet foster parent is an excellent way to welcome a new animal companion into your home and help an animal in need. There are countless dogs and cats in shelters across the U.S. who need homes. In fact, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 5 to 7 million pets are taken into animal shelters in the U.S. every year.

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Breaking News About Ducks’ Decision Making Process

10,000 Birds

Who would’ve thunk it ? Asides

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Savanna Nightjars prove that growing old is a process of becoming increasingly disillusioned

10,000 Birds

I am starting to feel my age. To be clear, in my early 40′s I really am not complaining. However, I feel the wind of an increasingly fast downhill ride in my face now: I notice that I should probably get myself some reading glasses soon. My left knee occasionally hurts after a long day in the field. Overall, I can’t do things anymore that I could do just a few years ago, both physically and mentally.

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Improving Your Dog’s Health with Regular Grooming

4 The Love Of Animals

Relax Your Dog: It’s important to give your dog lots of affection throughout the grooming process to help them relax. If you’re tense through the grooming process your dog will pick this up and feel nervous as well. Take a Bath: If your dog is particularly dirty, make sure it’s bathed before you begin the clipping process. It’s best to begin the grooming of your dog from an early age to ensure it feels comfortable and ease through the process.

2012 184

Why Do Animals Exist?

Creature Talk

They also tried to tell me that veganism is no better because of all the animals that are killed in the process of harvesting vegetables and grains. This weekend I got into a rather passionate debate with some friends of friends about animal rights. One of them was pretty educated about the evils of factory farming, and said that she didn’t eat much meat because she had to know where it came from.

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Ladybug Love Run to benefit Rock & Rawhide!

4 The Love Of Animals

Sign up for a super fun “run” anywhere in the world with other animal lovers, and help a truly great cause in the process. Do you enjoy running, biking, or walking? You can be anywhere in the world to take part, any distance, any way to help shelter animals!! And if you are in the NYC area, you can take part in a special event in Central Park! Run, walk, crawl, bike, dance your way through the park!

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Like American Dog Rescue, Help Pets!

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Spread the word, let’s help them reach their goal and help pets in the process! American Dog Rescue has a generous donor who is willing to give $1 to Missouri animal tornado victims for every Facebook fan up to $10,000. Will you help them reach their goal of 10,000 Facebook fans? Upon reaching this goal, Arthur E.

Guest Post: Understanding Pet Food Labels

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Pet food may be highly processed and still be considered “natural”. Minimize Processed Foods – Every processing step reduces the nutritional value of the ingredient, and introduces risk of contamination. Processed foods are more difficult to digest and contribute to a variety of health issues including allergies, sensitive stomachs, etc. Canned food is highly processed, but may not contain the high levels of preservatives found in dry food.

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A Slacker’s Guide to Bird Photography (Part Two)

10,000 Birds

I promised you that this week I would give some tips for processing your photos. Sometimes post-processing can only make an unusable photo useful enough for achieving a reliable ID. But that process almost always results in some ID surprises, and that hope keeps me going.

On Veganism and Adoption

Animal Person

It's common for men--and women--to be wary about adoption, and in particular about the bonding process. The adoption process isn't easy for vegans, and it's less easy for atheist vegans who don't think the benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks in the developed world in 2010. I've been under the radar for a bit, anxiously awaiting the adoption finalization of Baby Sky.

Is fostering the answer? We think it is.

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For an adopter, it makes the process a little easier. A patient and loving foster home can help them through this process. NEW JERSEY – Animal shelters are full, they have no space, they often have no money, and they have a small amount of dedicated volunteers. Animals in the tri-state area are euthanized daily, rescue groups are unable to save as many lives as they wish, and animals spend years in boarding kennels while awaiting adopters to fall in love with them.

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Help SeaWorld Orlando Name Gentoo Chick

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Many of the chicks are currently residing behind-the-scenes in a penguin nursery until they fledge, which is the process of losing their baby down and growing their waterproof feathers. Since November 30, a total of 15 penguin chicks have hatched at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the all-new attraction which features a colony of more than 250 penguins from four species – king, Adelie, gentoo and rockhopper.

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Terrible News. US Supreme Court Strikes Down California "Downer Cow" Law

Critter News

At issue was whether federal regulations dealing with inspection of domesticated animals about to be killed, processed, and sold for human consumption preempted -- or nullified -- California Penal Code 599f. Supreme Court rules on health care challenge| GPS tracking "The Federal Meat Inspection Act regulates slaughterhouses' handling and treatment of non-ambulatory pigs from the moment of their delivery through the end of the meat production process," wrote Justice Elena Kagan.

On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

Animal Person

Here are some of my favorite quotes: "For thousands of years, farmers took their cues from natural processes. I immensely enjoyed "EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED" (even on the big screen) and eagerly anticipated "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer. His writing is beautiful, though I do have to admit that I haven't seen "shit" and its variations so frequently in one printed piece in quite a while. Ever, in fact.

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Dog Diabetes

4 The Love Of Animals

This is because excess glucose in the body cannot process normally in the bloodstream. This in turn causes extreme thirst, which starts the vicious process all over again. There is no one cure for diabetes in dogs, but it can be managed well if caught at an early stage. There are a few common symptoms to look for when dealing with dog diabetes. Dog diabetes usually surfaces between the ages of 7 and 9. About one out of every ten dogs will suffer from diabetes.

2012 139

Birding the Yinggehai Salt Flats, Hainan

10,000 Birds

If you wonder how such a self-referential and obscure joke survived the editing process for this blog post, the explanation is simple: There is no editing process).

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Animals as Inputs in Accounting

Critter News

Here's an example of "joint costs" that says all you need to know about animals as nothing more than inputs in a manufacturing process. I'm studying for the CPA exam and am working through Becker's online course review for the business section. The meat packing industry takes a single input, a steer, and produces many different final products.

2011 109

Celebrate your dog’s breed with Dogs Incorporated!

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The process is quick and easy, and with over 60 breeds to choose from you are sure to find what you need. While at BlogPaws we saw an adorable company that offered custom dog breed art prints in a variety of styles and colors. We knew that we wanted to get our hands on one of our sweet Maltese, so we were thrilled when they offered to send us one for a review feature here! We could not be happier! We went with the 11×14 size, but you can also get prints in 8×10.

2012 158

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. Nothing about its " Alliances " (or it's " Issues ") screams vegan, or even whispers it, but I shall reserve judgment. If more people eat actual food as a result (i.e.,

2009 100

Chaser, the dog that knows 1000 words! #Chaser1000

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John and co-researcher Dr. Alliston Reid later published their findings in the journal Behavioural Processes, and you may have even heard of Chaser thanks to some media coverage too. Most dog lovers will tell you that their dog is smart. In fact, it’s something that dog owners have known for some time, that dogs do indeed know what we are saying. Sometimes, they might even know too much! Just try tricking your pup into going to the vet or getting a bath!

2013 177

Everything in Moderation?

Animal Person

But it might kill someone else, as in the case of hot dogs, considering no creature gets out of the hot-dog making process alive. You may recall me writing about TD, my tax-resisting, raw-food eating, no-TV watching, parachuting-into-nuclear reactor(ing?) boyfriend of over 20 years ago. He was particularly talented at the conversation stopper: a succinct response to something that people found so shocking that the conversation would stop. Sometimes permanently.

2009 122

Socializing Your Canine Companion: How to Properly Socialize Your Dog

4 The Love Of Animals

Proper socialization is an intensive training process. The Socialization Process of Your Dog. Socialize Your Dog to Other Dogs. Socialization is the single best predictor of a dog’s future personality. Well-socialized dogs are calm and unaggressive even in stressful situations. But socialization involves a lot more than just introducing your dog to a few random strangers every few weeks.

2012 177

On PF Changs and Vegan Authors

Animal Person

And the much-larger question is the idea of animal ingredients versus non-animal ingredients that were processed using animal ingredients, and that of course expands, ad infinitum , into every area of our lives (e.g., Face it, we'd like to avoid all products with animals in them but we can't even do that realistically, and to expect ourselves to also avoid non-animal products that have been processed with animal products is a bit much.

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Petition to Urge Japanese Government to Require Registration of Zoo Animal Handlers

Critter News

The Ministry of the Environment is in the process of amending the Japanese animal protection law. From the Petition Site. please visit and sign. The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) has proposed that the Ministry exempt JAZA's members from the current requirement to register as animal handlers with local authorities.

2011 118

“OCEANS” opens on Earth Day!

4 The Love Of Animals

While the movie, “OCEANS” won’t open till Earth Day, 400,000 moviegoers have already bought tickets to catch the movie in its opening week and protect coral reefs in the process. “OCEANS” Motion Picture Opens on Earth Day, April 22, 2010.

2010 130

University of Utah Continues Getting Bad Press

Critter News

Only 74 animals survived the research process to be adopted out as pets. Most of their animals get put down. Investigative journalism by the Salt Lake Tribune, following-up on allegations levelled by PETA against the University of Utah's Comparative Medicine Center and the Cardiovascular Research & Training Institute laboratories revealed the two laboratories had used 190 dogs and cats in 2009, all obtained from shelters.

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Not Where I Expected Them

10,000 Birds

Ever since we left home, I have been grabbing whatever bits of time I can find to process all the photos I have taken, and then determine which previously unknown species they reveal.

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On Atheism and Veganism, Part Deux

Animal Person

Again, I was making a personal observation about the evolution of my own thought process and asking if anyone else saw things similarly. If I'm speaking with an atheist I might use my personal thought process in my vegan advocacy, but if someone wants to believe there is a god, and that belief is helpful to them, and they're not hurting anyone because of that belief, I have no problem with that.

2010 114

The Best in Vegan Education

Animal Person

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. 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.

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DogTV advocates insist that new LCD technology (which limits the amount of dark spaces between shots dogs see, since their vision processes at a faster rate than ours) and enhanced details and brightness are tweaked enough that canines will see these shows more normally. For many of us, our dog is one of the most important friends in our life.

2013 152

Proposed Nebraska Legislation Angers Horse Activists

Critter News

If they don't want us to process horses, what are we supposed to do?". 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. Tyson Larson introduced LB 305 on Wednesday, which would create a state meat inspection program, which would in turn allow horse meat to be transported across state lines.

5 Vital Questions When Adopting A Rescue Dog

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A dog’s temperament will dictate the type of interaction you can expect from your pet on a daily basis so don’t rush through this process. Even if you don’t own other animals it’s a good idea to take advantage of this process. How long it takes for kennel fever to set in is partly determined by the circumstances that landed them in the shelter as well as the temperament of the dog, so use this information as part of your selection process only.

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Myiarchus Mysteries

10,000 Birds

In the field, the real-time evaluation process can take significantly longer, especially if the visuals are less than ideal.

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On Mainstreaming Veganism

Animal Person

Both are heavy on mockery, but when you look at the process of the acceptance of an idea, that period of mockery is a sign that things are moving along. Though I don't think a wallet or a handbag or a television show can change the world, and I certainly don't think consumerism is the answer, I don't think any of this hurts the long-term process veganism must go through to get to acceptance. . All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed.

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Five Surprising Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pets

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By altering your dog, you prevent these minor inconveniences and can save your carpet — and wallet — in the process. Keep Your Pet Healthy. There are major benefits of spaying or neutering your pets. Most of us know that spaying or neutering a pet can help reduce pet overpopulation and prevent an unintended pregnancy.

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EU Backing Cloned Animal Products

Critter News

Concerns surround the ethics of the process, the welfare of the animals and a lack of research on food safety. It's bad enough having to deal with the welfare of normal farm animals, but what about the welfare of cloned animals? If they are cloned solely for the products they provide, will it be more difficult to argue for their welfare as living creatures? From the Daily Mail.

2010 109

On Foundation Beyond Belief

Animal Person

I think I'll join today, as I'm not sure I can make a fair judgment on the process and the structure (and the success, whatever that means) from the outside. It's officially Day 2 for Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB), and I'm watching carefully. Here are my initial thoughts, though: "Animal Protection." Uh-oh. On the upside, you don't have to give any money to animal protection if your beliefs aren't represented by the choice of groups being supported.

2010 100

Meditation on the Cheap

Animal Person

And with everything our brains are processing and attempting to cope with, we need all the help we can get. As I've written many times, one of the ways I stay centered and grounded is through meditation. I do Transcendental Meditation and other kinds, as well, and recently I've been getting requests for good meditation resources that don't cost $2,500 for a mantra (like TM).

2009 100

Beljarica Backwaters are finally protected!!

10,000 Birds

in the process forgetting why is that place important to me and why I love to be there. “To the sea their hearts they vow. They will not come again. And even if they came, would you recognise them now? The ocean masks a man.

All-Purpose Salad-ish Dressing

Animal Person

In my efforts to veganize my friends and family, I've found several things almost everyone wants and that kick start their process. One is vegan dessert. But when I look at my Facebook " Scrumptious Vegan Fare " album, it looks like all I eat is dessert. And pizza with Daiya vegan cheese. In fact, an old friend asked for recipes with veggies and I realized I didn't have any photos of veggies! So here's a recipe with veggies that also includes something many omnis enjoy: Vegenaise.

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BBS Giveaway – Pet Fire Safety Awareness

4 The Love Of Animals

If you do find yourself in the unfortunate position of having to deal with a house fire, having a plan will help you calmly take charge of the situation and make more sound decisions in the process. Yesterday was Pet Fire Safety Awareness Day. Many people don’t have a set plan for house fires. And sadly, even fewer have plans that include their pets. The United States Fire Administration estimates 500,000 pets are affected by house fires each year.

2013 176

More Humane Method of Killing Chickens?

Critter News

asphyxiated); they die from lack of oxygen, or anoxia, which is a painless process. I realize that the most humane method of treating chickens is to not kill them for food.BUT, as long as there is still a demand for their meat, PETA is advocating "Controlled-Atmosphere Killing" as an improvement over current methods of electric immobilization. Per PETA. Controlled-atmosphere killing is a U.S.