Protect Your Pet, Love is Not Enough

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Here’s a fun infographic to help raise awareness of the importance of vaccinating pets against infection diseases. The post Protect Your Pet, Love is Not Enough appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Should the Military Force Protect the Environment?

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Thought-provoking article in the Boston Globe.some green thinkers are now coming to a surprising conclusion: In exceptional circumstances, they say, the only effective way to protect the environment may be at the barrel of a gun. For example, a government might refuse to protect - or even willfully destroy - its own natural treasure, as when, in the 1990s, Saddam Hussein's regime drained the wetlands that were home to the persecuted Marsh Arabs.

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On "That's Why We Don't Eat Animals"

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It is true that the vast majority of animals raised for their parts are factory farmed. Interestingly, the book begins with "Pets," explaining that "All animals deserve the care and protection we give our pets," which is a promising notion for the start of this type of children's book.

Walk for Farm Animals Scheduled for this Fall

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Meredith Turner, Farm Sanctuary, 646-369-6212, mturner@farmsanctuary.org 2011 Walk for Farm Animals Aims to Raise $1 Million for Abused and Neglected Farm Animals Thousands of People in More Than 35 Cities Across North America to Gather for Family-Friendly Event That Promotes Compassion for ALL Animals WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. From the Farm Sanctuary.

Santa Paws Drive 2012

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This year’s goal is to raise $1,000 in cash donations for each shelter ($6,000 total) plus oodles of toys and treats! Foundation of Animal Protection – Fuzesabony, Hungary. It’s time for the Santa Paws Drive !

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Be the next Pambassador!

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The three Chengdu Pambassadors will participate in the “Global Panda Conservation Tour” in 2013, where the Pambassadors will travel the globe visiting pandas in 11 countries and initiate local activities to raise awareness for endangered animal protection.

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Blinded Turtle Finds New Home in Aquarium

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The aquarium said it hoped Homer would help raise awareness about the plight of his species. Dangers include fishermen deliberately blinding the animals to protect fishing equipment. I'm not posting this because of the rescue (which is a good thing), but because of HOW this turtle was blinded. From the BBC. The Archelon rescue centre in Greece previously looking after Homer believes this is what happened to him. Homer, who is about 40-years-old, could have another 60 years of life.

From the Animal Rights Action Network re: Greyhounds

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ARAN works with volunteers, activists, members of the public and other animal protection groups. That letter makes me want to raise a boy, just so I can see the impulse toward destruction and cruelty. Also, you see how ARAN concentrates on the cruelty of greyhound racing, and their goal is to eliminate it, and they work with animal protection groups? They don't say: you want protection and I want rights, so I want nothing to do with you.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Keith, I am writing today to ask for your help in raising awareness about the 2011 Walk for Farm Animals, a series of fun, community-focused events taking place in more than 35 cities across North America this fall to promote kindness to animals and raise vital funds to support the lifesaving work of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization.

Tom Regan on Endangered Species

Animal Ethics

In this way people may be encouraged to believe that, for example, the trapping of plentiful animals raises no serious moral question, whereas the trapping of rare animals does. The rights view is not opposed to efforts to save endangered species.

Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

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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. In " 'Animal Rights:' Pernicious Nonsense for Both Law & Public Policy ," Massachusetts attorney and "sportsman" Richard Latimer is on the mark with some concepts, and way off with others.

New Blood Sport Involves.Canaries?

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Channel 8 News raised more than a few eyebrows when it reported on a Shelton canary fighting ring that caused 150 birds to be placed into protective custody and thrust 19 suspects with their first and last names into the public eye. From the WTF files.and reported by the Associated Content news site. Canary fighting is the new blood sport in Shelton, Conn. Aficionados range in age from 26 to 62, and it is more widespread than you think.

Quash the Squash

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The RSPCA are trying to raise awareness of its urgent campaign to protect the welfare of UK meat chickens. Right now, the UK government is considering new EU legislation that may increase the number of chickens allowed in rearing sheds.

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Why Is the Federal Government Awarding Contracts to a Company That Was Involved in Smuggling Primates?

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The International Primate Protection League was active in exposing and urging prosecution of this case. Biggest contracts: $232,500 with Army for Live Animals, Not Raised for Food. 49,620 with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Live Animals, Not Raised for Food. 42,000 with National Institutes of Health for Live Animals, Not Raised for Food. 37,145 with National Institutes of Health for Live Animals, Not Raised for Food. Worldwide Primates Inc.

Whales in danger.

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The International Fund for Animal Welfare ( IFAW ), is a non-profit organization working to save animals in crisis worldwide, to help protect our oceans’ whale population. IFAW advocates for the protection of wildlife in their habitats, works to prevent cruelty to animals, and rescues individual animals. It is up to us to lead the effort in protecting these animals.

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Joy for Orphan Elephants

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Dedicated keepers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Nairobi Elephant Nursery in Kenya protect baby Shukuru from the cold and rain, and the risk of pneumonia, with a custom-made raincoat.

From Today's Los Angeles Times

Animal Ethics

This horrible incident has raised some tough questions indeed. As an intelligent primate, I’d much rather be an ambassador for my species in a secure environment—served the best food and tended to by top-notch veterinarians—than take my chances in a national park where poverty and corruption result in little or no protection for the non-human residents.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Keith, Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, is extremely close to reaching our goal of collecting 10,000 signatures on our "Truth Behind Labels" petition to the USDA to tell them their "naturally raised" label is not natural. Here's some background: Most people believe that the "naturally raised" label implies animals have access to sunshine, fresh air, freedom of movement and the ability to perform natural behaviors.

Yogi Bear Giveaway

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Yogi Bear features everyone’s favorite talking bear Yogi (Dan Aykroyd) and his adorable sidekick Boo Boo (Justin Timberlake) as they raise havoc with their hair-brained schemes in Jellystone Park much to the chagrin of Ranger Smith (Tom Cavanagh). The Sierra Club has partnered with Yogi Bear to present bear tips, facts, and information on how to help protect these wonderful creatures and help inform your audience!

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Canine Arthritis

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Arthritis occurs when the protective cartilage, or lubrication (synovial fluid) of the joints breaks down. Raise Food and Water Dishes. Bending down may cause tension and pain, so raising his food and water dishes will help him to eat pain free. Arthritis is a very painful and common condition that affects older dogs. One in five adult dogs are affected by arthritis, and it has been reported to be the number one source of chronic pain that veterinarians treat every year.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: I appreciate Nicolette Hahn Niman’s efforts in raising awareness about the conditions in which pigs are raised (“ Pig Out ,” Op-Ed, March 14), but I was struck by her comment that it is incumbent on us to ensure that animals have decent lives because we ask them to make the ultimate sacrifice for us. What we are doing is raising and then killing animals so that we can eat them.

National Justice for Animals Week

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From the better late then never category, the ALDF is having a National Justice for Animals Week to raise awareness about animal abuse. With the theme “Fighting Animal Cruelty, Honoring Animal Victims,” the week will be an annual event dedicated to raising public awareness nationwide about how to report animal abuse—and how citizens can work within their communities to create stronger laws and assure tough enforcement.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

I buy pasture-raised meat, milk and eggs from local farmers who I know personally, because the animals are healthier than industrially raised animals, and I find that the quality is better. I hope everyone who prefers local and pasture-raised animals will speak up and protect the source of their food and health. To the Editor: Re “ Plan for Tracking Animals Meets Farmers’ Resistance ” (news article, Dec. 13): I live in rural Pennsylvania.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ Mr. Puck’s Good Idea ” (editorial, March 26): Thank you for writing about the restaurateur Wolfgang Puck and his desire to buy meat raised humanely. March 27, 2007 To the Editor: Livestock producers raise their animals under humane standards and under the care of a veterinarian. This issue is an important one and needs to be talked about. If we are to live in a more peaceful world, we must abandon the cruelty on our plates. Kristina Cahill Long Beach, Calif.,

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Philadelphia, PA Find out how you can become an active participant in national efforts to protect farm animals from abuse at this one-day conference. Designed to raise awareness about current farm animal issues and campaigns, this unique event offers educational opportunities for activists of all experience levels. Hi Keith, Farm Sanctuary’s Farm Animal Forum will be here before we know it! Would you be interested in helping us promote this event by posting the notice below?

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Meat

Animal Ethics

I foresee a day, perhaps not far in the future, in which it is illegal to raise cows, pigs, and other animals for food. It is that coercion (via legal prohibition) is not a proper method of protecting animals, at least if the aim is to protect animals. The ground for this will not be animal welfare, as you might expect, but environmentalism.

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R. G. Frey on Feeling and Principle

Animal Ethics

In order to protect himself, therefore, he is not likely to rest his case upon (an appeal to) the state and intensities of our feelings. That is, if what the vegetarian wants is that we should stop eating meat even if we like eating it and even if our liking for it greatly exceeds our revulsion at the suffering of animals in being raised and slaughtered for food, then a decision to stop eating meat would seem to amount to a decision of principle.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

How far do we go in protecting them? Cows, domestic sheep, chickens and many others would not survive if they were not raised for human consumption, protected from malnutrition, disease and predators.

Another Reason to Go Vegetarian

Animal Ethics

Factory farms are concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) where animals are raised intensively and permanently confined in warehouses and sheds. Ninety-seven percent of all poultry are raised in sheds containing over 100,000 birds, and hog facilities routinely house thousands of hogs in the same building. The Bottom Line: The government cares more about protecting agribusiness profits than it does about protecting the health of consumers.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

As you know, the Animal Legal Defense Fund is committed to protecting the lives of animals everywhere. The ranch is a facility that dairy producers use to house and raise newborn calves while their mothers are milked. Greetings, We need your help. But you may not know that we have filed a lawsuit against Mendes Calf Ranch for its violation of California animal cruelty laws.

Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

It is not in dispute that, in modern factory farms, animals are raised in massively overcrowded, unnatural warehouses. At the time of slaughter, these frightened animals are inhumanely loaded onto trucks and shipped long distances to the slaughterhouse without food or water or protection from the elements. For more detailed descriptions of the conditions in which farm animals are raised, see here , here , and here.

Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

Animal Ethics

The column, which you can read here , is a call to arms to factory farmers to fight back against those individuals and organizations working to protect farm animals from the abuses inherent in factory farms. Recent victories by animal protection advocates have an increasing number of pro-factory-farming lobbyists worried about the future of animal agriculture. A column entitled "Ag Industry Threatened by Animal Rights" appeared in today's High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal [ HPMAJ ].

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Jan Narveson on Moral Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

Utilitarians persuaded of the leading premise here should, I think, be willing to pay the higher prices, and to plump for protections of animals of the kind in question. What the utilitarian who defends human carnivorousness must say, then, is something like this: that the amount of pleasure which humans derive per pound of animal flesh exceeds the amount of discomfort and pain per pound which are inflicted on the animals in the process, all things taken into account. Is this plausible?

Moral Vegetarianism, Part 9 of 13

Animal Ethics

So, even if animals are killed painlessly and raised for food in humane ways, it is wrong to kill them. KBJ: There are two types of rights: autonomy rights, which protect autonomy, and welfare rights, which protect interests. For an explanation of this feature, click on “Moral Vegetarianism” at the bottom of this post. The Argument from Animal Rights A stronger argument is made by people who maintain that animals have rights.

Moral Vegetarianism, Part 2 of 13

Animal Ethics

Since animals cannot be judged morally praiseworthy or blameworthy, the question of whether it is morally wrong for them to eat meat cannot be raised. This doesn’t mean we let them run wild, for we need to protect ourselves. KBJ: Martin has raised a genuine issue here, but it is not about whether it is wrong for a dog to eat meat; it is about whether it is wrong for a human to feed a dog meat.

Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

But the wrongness and vileness of factory farming does not show that eating meat is morally wrong, because it is theoretically possible to raise animals outdoors in idyllic settings, to give them wonderful, enjoyable, rich lives, and then after 6 months to a year of such blissful existence, to kill them entirely painlessly. Since it would not be wrong to eat the flesh of animals raised in that manner, eating meat is not morally wrong! [As are raised in cruel, inhumane factory farms.

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The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

Animal Ethics

There is no need for infants to be raised on cow's milk formulas. However, 12 states, namely, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming and Wisconsin [Imagine, The Dairy State doesn't protect a woman's right to nurse!], 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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