Christian Science Monitor Calls for Endangered Species Hour

Critter News

I like this opinion piece from the Christian Science Monitor which calls for an "Endangered Species Hour." It's in response to the pathetic CITES conference which basically screwed marine animal protection. The Christian Science Monitor rightly points out that citizens and consumers need to get involved in endangered species protection, because at the CITES level, it's all about money and international politics. "Earth Hour" was held yesterday.

UK Science Minister Says Public More Accepting of Animal Testing

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According to this interview, he credits animal rights extremists for fueling the public backlash against animal protection. Discouraging article.

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Appeal Denied for Six Activists Convicted Under AEPA

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Six members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty were convicted at a 2006 trial in New Jersey of conspiracy to violate the 1992 Animal Enterprise Protection Act. The law, since revised, aimed to protect animal research laboratories from illegal, sometimes violent protests. The group was formed to protest the activities of Huntingdon Life Sciences in Franklin Township, N.J. Tags: huntingdon animal enterprise protection act It was a 2-1 decision by the US Court of Appeals.

Slate on Pepper: Stolen for Research

Animal Person

Pepper, the stolen dog who changed American science ," thankfully wasn't called Pepper, the stolen dog that changed American science," so that was an encouraging sign. Her death on an operating table in the Bronx would help animal welfare advocates break a long-standing stalemate in Congress and push through the most significant animal-protection bill in American history. I look forward, with a tad of trepidation, to the part about Pepper being a turning point in science.

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

For those who didn't read the five-part Slate series " Pepper, the stolen dog who changed American science " by Daniel Engber , I recommend it for the history, but also for the misconceptions and assumptions that you might want to discuss on the Facebook discussion about the series. To this day, 95 percent of the animals used in research labs receive no federal protection whatsoever under the Animal Welfare Act." Isn't it better for science, and more humane, to use just one animal?

Push Land-Grant Universities Out of the Meat Industry

Animal Person

Environmentalists recognize the meat industry as extremely ecodestructive – including fish, dairy, eggs, feed crops with their massive use of water & topsoil and toxic runoff killing rivers and oceans, and the killing of billions of free-living animals to protect farmed animals and feed crops. Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends!

Sleep Number True Silver Blanket

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Not only is it so soft, with it’s 300 thread-count cotton sateen cover, but it has natural allergy protection which will never wash or wear out! Yes pet loving friends, you read that right, natural allergy protection in your blanket! I’m very excited to share this with you!

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Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

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Less than one year ago, Puerto Rico enacted a landmark animal protection law, based in part on a set of model laws drafted by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. states and jurisdictions with regards to the strength of their laws protecting animals. I'm behind on my email and only just read this action alert from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Another crass attempt at primate slavery for money wrapped in "we put people first" robes." From the ALDF action alert page.

Blue-Collar Dogs on Nat Geo WILD

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Customs and Border Protection stand guard over land borders, deserts and urban ports of entry. We are excited to share some sneak peeks of a great new show, Blue-Collar Dogs.

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NASA Funds Radiation Experiments on Monkeys

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To be honest, I like science fiction and find the universe fascinating, but I do not support NASA funding. Or better yet, to protect and cherish the planet WE CURRENTLY LIVE ON. Another animal experiment I would not support as a US taxpayer. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine are calling attention to it. The research project, led by Jack Bergman of McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate in Belmont, Mass.,

Happy 50th Anniversary Jane Goodall Institute

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Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. Today is a milestone for the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and its founder, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. Fifty years ago, on July 14, 1960, a then 26-year-old Jane Goodall arrived in Gombe.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

They’re about protecting a system that produces cheap food. Mr. Hurst flippantly questions the ability to measure a pig’s happiness, but sound science—not to mention common sense—clearly establishes that mother pigs locked in gestation crates with so little space that they cannot turn around for most of their lives do indeed suffer. To the Editor: Re “ Don’t Presume to Know a Pig’s Mind ” (Op-Ed, Feb.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ Mustangs Stir a Debate on Thinning the Herd ” (front page, July 20): The Bureau of Land Management is charged with protecting wild horses and burros on the Western rangelands. Davis, an emeritus professor of animal science at Oregon State University, says the horses “damage” the environment.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

You report that Susan Predl, a senior biologist with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, uses “distance sampling” to count the deer that managed to survive the recent county-organized, taxpayer-financed slaughter. You also note that “counting deer is an imprecise science” and that an aerial survey is expensive, “but some believe it yields the most accurate count.”

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

While Alaska is increasingly devastated by global warming—melting glaciers, permafrost and sea ice, as well as the severe impacts on wildlife, ecosystems and people—she seems to be working not to protect the polar bear or ultimately the citizens of her state, but to make sure nothing gets in the way of energy company plans for expansion. Instead, it simply seeks to protect bears in the absence of a better national approach to climate change.

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. To the Editor: Re “ Animal, Vegetable, Miserable ,” by Gary Steiner (Op-Ed, Nov.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: It is deeply troubling that a legally mandated and urgently needed decision to protect polar bears under the Endangered Species Act has been delayed by one agency of the Interior Department even as another agency rushes ahead with plans to sell oil and gas leases across a huge expanse of critical polar bear habitat in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea (“ Regulatory Games and the Polar Bear ,” editorial, Jan.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

It also offers an equally harsh negative judgment of the federal authorities whose mandate is to protect the integrity of the public’s food supply chain but who have chosen to interpret this responsibility so lightly as to let such claims stand while ignoring repeated offenses by the industry. 5, 2009 The writer worked from 1978 to 1990 at Consumers Union as a health and science writer for Consumer Reports Magazine. To the Editor: Re “ The Burger That Shattered Her Life: Trail of E.

Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

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. The study was published in the December 2007 issue of the Public Library of Science’s journal PLOS Medicine. Ethical vegetarianism is the thesis that killing and eating animals is morally wrong whenever equally nutritious plant-based alternatives are available.