Surprising NYTimes Editorial about National Egg Production

Critter News

battery hens eggs egg production hens farm animal welfare agriculture agribusiness chickensSurprising to me at least. The editorial advocates a national standard that establishes humane standards in all parts of the country.

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EU Backing Cloned Animal Products

Critter News

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

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Swiss Activists Try to Ban Seal Products

Critter News

Therefore, the EU's ban on seal products does not apply to them. I had no idea that Switzerland is NOT part of the EU. But activists are trying to change that. canada seal hunt seal hunters Switzerland

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Canada Reaches Seal Product Deal with China

Critter News

In order to offset the loss of the seal product market in Europe, Canada has made a deal with China. I'm not surprised. China as a whole still doesn't have a national conscience about these issues. Although 40 Chinese animal rights groups have protested, they don't really have any political or financial clout to change anything. canada europe seal hunt seals china

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Seal Products Banned in Europe

Critter News

EU nations agree to ban on seal products * Ban would lead to trade clash with Norway and Canada * Final approvals seen as a formality. Hooray! Thanks to Animal Rights Person for the heads up on this. As of last Friday. *

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The Tar Side of Green Products

10,000 Birds

This unhappy-looking tar baby is covered with a green, environmentally-friendly product called Tanglefoot. Normally it might not be a problem, but last October a farmer in upstate New York spread it on an apple tree so thickly that the product slid down the branches and pooled in the tree’s crotch. That didn’t work, though, because the product was sticky as well, so she tried another rehabber trick: the cream filling of Hostess Twinkies. (I’m

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Europe Votes to Ban Seal Products

Critter News

From the press release: Euro-MPs have voted overwhelmingly for a total ban on the trade in seal products across Europe. That's good news. A resolution at the end of a three-year campaign, triggered by a public outcry at the annual seal culls in Canada and Norway, condemned the slaughter of seals as "inherently inhumane".

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Central London Shop Raided for Illegal Wildlife Products

Critter News

Detectives seized 200 products believed to be made from endangered animals including musk deer, leopards and tigers. The regulations closed a legal loophole which enabled traders to pretend animal products came from countries with lower levels of protection. Not surprisingly, they raided a shop selling Chinese traditional medicines. From the Telegraph. The store in Lisle Street, at the heart of London's Chinatown, specialises in traditional Asian medicine.

Demand for Wildlife Products on the Rise in China

Critter News

The trade in TCM {Traditional Chinese Medicine} products has also been growing at an annual rate of 10 percent, which has seriously impacted medicinal plant and animal populations, though more than half of plants and animals being used by TCM are from artificial propagation or captive breeding. The Chinese want them for exotic foods and for medicine. From the China Daily.

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Links/Products You Should Check Out

Creature Talk

Barnivore - This website can help you determine which beers/wines/alcohols are vegan and which aren’t. The Recycled Retriever – Here you can find eco-friendly gear for your fur-kids. The Discerning Brute – “food, fashion & etiquette for the ethically handsome man&# ; a website that shows men they can still be fashionable and vegan! The Girlie Girl Army - “your guide to glamazon living&# ; a website featuring eco-friendly news, food & fashion for women.

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Dog Gone Smart Beds

4 The Love Of Animals

Baby the Maltese recently got a chance to try out a great product from Dog Gone Smart Beds. Well, Dog Gone Smart has integrated this technology into their product surfaces by means of nanotechnology. Nano Pet Products, manufacturers of Dog Gone SmartTM Bed and Dog Gone SmartTM Wear pet products, is dedicated to bringing cleaner and healthier pet products to pet owners worldwide through nanotechnology. Thank you for sending this great product our way to try out.

2009 126

The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

Animal Ethics

In my earlier post "Children and Heart Disease" available here , I noted that, in the seventh and final edition of Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: A Handbook for Parents of the Developing Child from Birth to Adolescence , Dr. Benjamin Spock no longer recommends feeding animal products to children after two years of age. What about other animal products such as dairy products? Dr. Spock "no longer recommend[s] dairy products after the age of two years" (p.

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Oxbow Pure Comfort Bedding Review #ChewyInfluencer

4 The Love Of Animals

We received this product free of charge in exchange for our honest review. We recently got to try out this product thanks to Chewy. As we are always on the look out for ways to make our little hedgehog happy, … Continue reading → hedgehogs pet care reviews

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Voluntary recall of Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch treats

4 The Love Of Animals

All of us at Waggin’ Train care deeply about pets and their owners, and the quality of our products is of the utmost importance,” said Nina Leigh Krueger, President, Waggin’ Train LLC. In the final analysis, our Company and our loyal consumers must have total confidence in the products we sell and feed our pets. No other Purina treats or pet food products are affected by this withdrawal.

2013 195

Aussan Natural Cleaners Giveaway

4 The Love Of Animals

Is it any wonder we should be concerned with the products we use to clean the floors in our home? It has been very important to us to find products that both work well, but that are safe for use around our pets. Luckily Aussan Natural has a line of products that fit both requirements! We had the chance to try out two of their products, the Dog Odor Eliminator and Pet All-Purpose Cleaner, both of which one lucky reader will win in our giveaway!

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Shop With Your Heart

4 The Love Of Animals

The Shop With Your Heart initiative gives consumers the resources to recognize, locate and demand meaningfully welfare-certified meat, eggs and dairy products as well … Continue reading → The post Shop With Your Heart appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. We are excited to share this new iniative from the ASPCA on behalf of farm animals.

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How to Plan a Vegan Wedding

Creature Talk

Know that you can provide AWESOME food for your guests that isn’t full of animal products - you may just need to search a bit harder! I’m sorry for my incredible inactivity these past several months. I mean, I have been M.I.A. But I have a somewhat reasonable excuse, you guys: in September, I got engaged! And since we didn’t want to have a long engagement, I’ve been plugging away at planning a wedding to take place in early May. .

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Ethical Beauty Website for Girls

Critter News

Here is an online magazine for girls promoting and educating about cruelty-free beauty products.

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Tidy Cats Pure Nature Giveaway

4 The Love Of Animals

Pure Nature from Tidy Cats is a wonderful new product to help you care for your cat naturally. Tidy Cats Pure Nature is made with corn cob by-product sourced from seed corn production, and cedar and pine recycled from construction, furniture, and window manufacturing whenever available. There will be 5 winners, and each one will receive the following: Pure Nature product (15 lb bag). We are really excited about today’s giveaway! Love your cat?

2012 183

Animals as Inputs in Accounting

Critter News

The meat packing industry takes a single input, a steer, and produces many different final products. Each product must be assigned a cost including the different cuts of meat for human consumption, different food products for animal consumption (pet food) and basic ingredients for glue.". I'm studying for the CPA exam and am working through Becker's online course review for the business section.

2011 109

Dog Wants a Kitty

4 The Love Of Animals

Founded by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), the PAL campaign is designed to demonstrate the joys and benefits of responsible pet ownership and encourage increased animal adoption. For more information visit PAL online at or [link]. cute video dogs people helping animals

2013 156

5 Specially-Abled Pets that Inspire

4 The Love Of Animals

“Life doesn’t have to be a drag for a handicapped pet – With the right products and support, specially abled pets can live happy, healthy, active lives.” Good advice from Lisa-Marie Mulkern, Director of Marketing and Communications for Visit Pet360 to view all the adorable pets. The post 5 Specially-Abled Pets that Inspire appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cute animals cute of the day people helping animals pet stories

2013 176

Giveaway: Clearview Dog Fence Window

4 The Love Of Animals

This is a FUN product, for you and your dog! Since our fence is chain link, we haven’t had a chance to try the product personally, but it sure seems awesome! The Clearview Dog Fence Solution is a window that you can easily install in your fence so your pooch can get a nice view of the world beyond the yard! This could be so fun for a dog (or even kids) to have! And yes, we have one to giveaway to a lucky reader.

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Cruelty Free iPhone App

Critter News

There is a new iPhone app via Hot Frog and PETA that allows you to search for products that have not been tested on animals.

McDonalds Makes Positive Move to Help Sows

Critter News

Animal rights advocates have singled out the crates, known as sow stalls, as inhumane, and several states have moved to ban or restrict their use not only in pork production, but also in the production of eggs and veal. McDonald’s believes gestation stalls are not a sustainable production system for the future,” Dan Gorsky, senior vice president for supply chain management for McDonald’s North America, said in a statement.

Canada Threatens WTO Action on Seal Ban

Critter News

If Europe bans seal products, Canada may go to the WTO (World Trade Organization) and appeal.

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Canadian Seal Hunt Ends Early

Critter News

It ended early as a result of low demand for pelts (due to the European ban on seal products) and the lack of ice floes.

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Judge Clears Way for HSUS Suit Over Fur Advertising

Critter News

and several other retailers over alleged false advertising over "faux" fur products. The complaint also alleges violations of the federal Fur Products Labeling Act and Federal Trade Commission Act, which also prohibit the false advertising and mislabeling of any fur product. A federal judge has issued a ruling that clears the way for a lawsuit against Macy's, Saks Fifth Ave., The lawsuit, filed under the D.C.

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Happy #DogMom Day!

4 The Love Of Animals

The Grand Prize Winner will receive over $1k in pet products and services. Mother’s Day is an important day, and we like to celebrate ALL kinds of moms! Dog is Good and Petplan Insurance have teamed up to celebrate the Dog Mom throughout the month with the #DOGMOM of the Year Award! Do you know an amazing dog mom? Are you an amazing dog mom yourself? Hurry and enter before May 15th. The post Happy #DogMom Day! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs giveaways

2014 176

Doggie Devotion line from Fetch!

4 The Love Of Animals

Product Design limited edition “ Doggie Devotion ” throw pillows are just what your favorite dog lover needs for their home! Product Designs. Fetch Product Designs was founded in Spring 2011 to create unique, quality, high-end pillows and home décor featuring “man’s best friend”. Product Designs. Product Design pillows will soon be available through product catalogues, scheduled exhibition shows and specialty retail boutiques. Fetch!

2011 135

Veganism in the Workplace

Creature Talk

Or at least where telling someone you were vegan didn’t result in very shocked stares and a million questions about how it is even possible to not eat animal products. 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.

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#PawsUp4Nutrish Soup Bones and Savory Bites Giveaway

4 The Love Of Animals

No by-products or fillers in these treats! Disclosure: We were provided with product in exchange for our review, and product for the giveaway. Baby recently got some new treats to try thanks to Rachael Ray Nutrish! They sent her some of the new Soup Bones and Savory Bites. As always, we weren’t sure if they would be a hit or not, since Baby is an odd dog and doesn’t always love treats. So, what was the verdict? They were a hit! Baby tried the Soup Bones Minis.

2013 172

Gwyneth Paltrow Models Fur, Activists Not Happy

Critter News

You'd think of all the things she could model, she would stay away from fur products. Or maybe there's no such thing as bad publicity.

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A Plant-Based Diet is Good for Your Heart

Creature Talk

He said no more red meat, no more high fat dairy products, etc. I’m thrilled that he’s feeling good and losing weight, I’m thrilled that both my parents are eating fewer animal products, and mostly I am thrilled that he’s making this effort for his health. Several years ago my now 59 year old father had a heart attack. It wasn’t a major heart attack, but it has definitely caused him problems.

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6th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest

4 The Love Of Animals

American Pet Products Association (APPA) President and CEO, Bob Vetere announced today that the organization’s 6th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, February 28 , 2014 at 5:00 p.m. One student from each grade level (6 total) nationwide will win a $250 gift certificate for pet products, and a “by-line” in a nationally circulated publication or online outline. Last call!

2014 178

PETA Exposes Horrible Practice of Reptile Skinning

Critter News

The skins are being used for handbags and other products. This link has a horrible photo and a worse video. Just warning you. It takes place in Indonesia.

What Matters to Animals…

Creature Talk

I thought that if I could at least get the word out about veganism, or encourage people to reduce their animal products intake, I would be doing enough. 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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Hal Herzog's "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat"

Animal Person

Most interesting for me was the mental lock most people have that we vegans are always looking to break or find the key to: Why do good people who understand what happens to animals for unnecessary products such as “steak” or eggs, continue to consume such things? Hal Herzog’s “ Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat ” (Harper 2011), though fascinating, is ultimately depressing for vegans and animal rights activists.

2011 172

A Victory for Turkeys

Creature Talk

Companies engaged in any kind of animal production or handling need to make it painfully clear that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated and our legal system needs to punish people accordingly when such cases do arise. All too often even the most egregious cases of animal abuse go without any substantial punishment. This seems even more true when the victim is a “food&# animal.

For Your Health, the Planet & the Animals: VBM

Animal Person

Luckily, I think I've found a way to assuage my conscience about all of the suffering, environmental devastation and negative health impacts of eating animal products all day. I recently watched Earthlings and cried the whole way through. There has to be something I can do to reduce all of the suffering of the animals we use as food, I thought.

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Canadian Prime Minister Eats Seal Meat

Critter News

He's doing it to show his opposition to the EU's ban on seal products. Canada plans on appealing to the WTO. Stay classy Harper!

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Share The Joy Giveaway from @Beneful

4 The Love Of Animals

You can learn more about each product at the following links: - Beneful Dry Dog Food options here. Beneful provided us with the giveaway opportunity and product samples for this post. Does your dog have the dinner doldrums? More than one-third (34 percent) of the U.S. dog owners surveyed say they have to entice their dogs to eat their food at least once a week and nearly one-in-five (19 percent) say they have to entice their dogs to eat their food every day.

2014 178

Purina Beyond Giveaway

4 The Love Of Animals

We were excited about this new product because it is full of natural ingredients. And no by product meal! We recently received a sample of the new Purina Beyond dog food (and we have some bags to give away for cats or dogs, so be sure to keep reading). Real meat, poultry, or fish is the number 1 ingredient. The food is free from corn, wheat, and soy, with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. They even sent us something special, a recipe to be made for the humans!

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