Supreme Court to Review Legality of Animal Abuse Videos

Critter News

The appeals court said the goal of protecting against animal cruelty was a worthy one, but one already accomplished by laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia outlawing the practice. The appeals court noted that the Supreme Court is resistant to removing First Amendment protections of depictions even of illegal actions. You'd think it would be a no-brainer, but no.

Man Kills Goldfish in Domestic Violence Attack, Gets Probation

Critter News

I hope she has some kind of protection against him. A 27-year-old man who attacked his ex-girlfriend and killed her pet fish has been sentenced to two years probation and a psychological evaluation. I'm posting the whole article because it's so short. Another example of how animals (even goldfish!) become victims of domestic violence.

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Where to Place Your Birdcage

4 The Love Of Animals

The height of a birdcage can affect your bird’s psychology. This will help the bird to feel that he/she has some protection from attackers. Where to Place Your Birdcage By Ernie Allison. So you’ve got a new pet bird. It looks pretty and healthy, and he/she seems to get along with you well enough. You’ve got a good cage and included everything your bird should need (newspaper lining the bottom of the cage, some toys, some bird seed, etc.).

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On Different Results of Direct Action

Animal Person

Dr. David Jentsch says to his colleagues "your silence will no longer protect you" and his community of vivisectionists has decided to have a pro-torture and slaughter (i.e., Jentsch talks about the cost ("it's hard to put a price tag on") of protecting those like him, so we definitely know that the tactics of those who seek to defend animals are working on one level (economic harm, though once removed at least in this situation).

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Dear Keith, I work with Wesleyan University Professor Scott Plous (founder of Social Psychology Network), and I'm writing to let you know of a new web site related to animal protection. The site uses a unique interactive technology to offer "human-like" interviews that probe the ethical dimensions of diet and lifestyle choices. This probing often leads people to examine their own practices and to better understand the choices made by others.

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The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

Animal Ethics

32) Dr. Neal Barnard of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine also recommends breast-feeding infants: Breast-feeding is nature's way of meeting the infant's nutritional needs, and also helps boost immunity, not to mention its psychological benefits. as well as the District of Columbia offer women no protection or very limited protection of their right to breastfeed their children.

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