Alley Cat Allies’ lifesaving spring kitten protection tips

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Now that kitten season is in full swing, we want to make sure that those who care for kittens have the information and resources they need to help those kittens grow up to be healthy cats.

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Should the Military Force Protect the Environment?

Critter News

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 Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

Animal Person

I know he's a conservationist, therefore I know he will advocate for "managing" the "resources" that are sentient nonhumans. And of course that premise is only possible because the animals (and everything else on the planet) are our "resources."

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Polar Bears Keep "Threatened" Status

Critter News

A federal judge on Thursday upheld a 2008 decision to protect polar bears throughout their range as a “threatened” species under the U.S. The listing was the result of a 2005 petition and litigation filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace. This is good news. For the full story, here's the link to the Environmental News Network.

Sea Lions Shot Near Seattle

Critter News

The deaths are a violation of the Marine Mammals Act and, because it’s a protected species, the shooting death of a Steller sea lion also violates the federal Endangered Species Act. Of course, will be there sufficient resources expended to catch the killers? This is in our own backyard. Total cowards. I hope they're caught because they could face a 50 thousand dollar fine.

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. JAZA does not have the resources necessary to properly monitor their member institutions and they do not have the authority to ensure member compliance with their own guidelines and standards. From the Petition Site. please visit and sign.

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The Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guide, Dogs!

4 The Love Of Animals

The Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guide: Dogs (Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guides) is an awesome resource for all dog owners. If you have a dog, you need this book! It’s small enough to keep with you if you wanted, but jam packed with great information.

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Organizations Putting Animals First

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Understanding that threats to animals can range from illegal trafficking to utter exploitation, these leaders strive to promote the safety and protection sanctuaries offer our fury, feathered, four-legged friends. The group offers information on everything from how to start an accredited, recognized sanctuary, to the best was to acquire necessary resources. In the fast-paced world of today, it seems people are always on the go.

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5 Pet Projects to Bring the Family Together

4 The Love Of Animals

Then, use chicken wire to cover the openings in the dresser, and you’ve got a classy, personalized aviary that will better mimic the feeling of a home in the shady protection of a tree. Simple, constructive activities to make pets happier.

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We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled.

Animal Person

President Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder had been a Covington partner and a defender of Chiquita when the company was accused of hiring “assassination squads” in Colombia (Chiquita was found guilty, admitting that it had paid organizations listed by the US government as terrorist groups “for protection” and agreeing in 2004 to a $25 million fine). (3)

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

To this day, 95 percent of the animals used in research labs receive no federal protection whatsoever under the Animal Welfare Act." The animal-welfare groups have failed in their most ambitious efforts to protect laboratory rodents. "We You could easily argue," he added, that the resources necessary to buy and train a new monkey would be a net minus for animal welfare.

Wolves & Eagles No Longer Endangered in Michigan?

Critter News

That's what Michigan's State Department of Natural Resources says. Michigan's removal of the bald eagle and gray wolf from the list will be the most significant change in species protection the state has seen in years.

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Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

Animal Person

But if you're on the outside, and you're hostile to the idea of respecting the natural lives of sentient nonhumans and you see them only as resources to be managed, might you have a similar idea? 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.

US Judge Asked to Hear Case about Orcas

Critter News

A federal judge for the first time in US history has heard arguments in a case that could determine whether animals enjoy the same constitutional protection against slavery as human beings. Sea World's lawyer, Theodore Shaw, called the lawsuit a waste of the court's time and resources. We'll see how it goes. Even when we lose these battles, the fact that they are heard at all is an important step. Barriers are broken and precedents are set for the future.

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Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

Animal Ethics

But prejudices die hard, all the more so when, as in the present case, they are insulated by widespread secular customs and religious beliefs, sustained by large and powerful economic interests, and protected by the common law.

Former Virunga Park Officials In Prison

Critter News

Four senior Wildlife Officers have been arrested and imprisoned after the state Congolese Wildlife Agency (ICCN) pressed charges for complicity in the destruction of the protected forests of Virunga National Park in the east of DR Congo. They also reflect a firm commitment on the part of Congolese institutions to tackle corruption and the illegal exploitation of natural resources in Congo, the root cause of 12 years of civil war.". And these particular guys deserve it.

What To Do If You Find a Pit Bull

4 The Love Of Animals

Pit Bull Rescue Central (PBRC) is a great resource for pit bull owners and those that find a homeless or lost pit bull. It may feel threatened, and animals that feel threatened instinctually protect themselves. For example, the petting a dog’s tail; an abuser may have done something violent to the dog’s tail, and the dog may try to protect itself when you touch it there. Resources can be found on the PBRC website, and you may also call 1 (800)-248-SPAY or 1 (800)-321-PET.

IFAW rescuers have mobilized to Japan

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NARSC is comprised of most of the national NGOs in the United States that provide emergency animal services and has agreed to collaborate and cooperate on how resources from the U.S. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW rescues individual animals, works to prevent cruelty to animals, and advocates for the protection of wildlife and habitats.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

And Mr. Klinkenborg’s conclusion that an international effort similar to what is happening to address the current global financial crisis will be necessary to protect species prompts a question. What would it cost to stabilize our planet’s biological health by protecting species and their natural habitats? An estimated $13 billion a year would be enough to maintain and expand protected areas in the tropics, where the vast majority of plant and animals species are found.

Environmental Groups Call For End To USDA Wildlife Killing

Critter News

In 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency charged Wildlife Services for its illegal placement of a sodium cyanide M-44 (a highly lethal booby trap) on public land, which harmed a U.S. Environmental groups have called on Obama to get rid of the USDA's Dept. of Wildlife Services , which is involved in mainly predator control programs (coyotes are a big target). Ranchers oppose the move.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ Japan’s Whaling Obsession ” (editorial, April 1): Japan strongly supports the international protection of endangered whale species and advocates for the sustainable harvest of species in abundance only. Whaling for scientific research is indispensable to establish the proper conservation of whales and ocean resources.

National Justice for Animals Week

Critter News

The week, also co-sponsored by former California Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, who sponsored a California bill that would have required mandatory spaying and neutering of cats and dogs, will encourage all citizens to get active in their own communities, and ALDF is providing downloadable resource guides designed to help animal advocates navigate the criminal justice system.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

They’re about protecting a system that produces cheap food. In addition, producing more meat worsens worldwide hunger and food insecurity by dedicating precious farmland and water resources to the production of animal feed. To the Editor: Re “ Don’t Presume to Know a Pig’s Mind ” (Op-Ed, Feb. 20): Blake Hurst, a former hog farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, cautions that “we can’t ask the pigs what they think.” But we can ask, and they can answer.

Reasons Consistently Applied

Animal Ethics

I shall endeavor to protect and take care of all living creatures. Check out PCRM's 21-Day Vegan Kickstart Resource Page , where you will find meal planners; recipe suggestions for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; healthy snack alternatives; and tips on how to make over your diet. I suspect that many regular readers of Animal Ethics are already vegetarians.