Help raise awareness and $20,000 to #CurePetCancer

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You can … Continue reading → The post Help raise awareness and $20,000 to #CurePetCancer appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. As you may remember, we lost our sweet Maltese Baby to canine cancer in January. It’s hard to lose a pet, even more so when they are taken early by cancer. November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month.

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Surfing dog raises ½ MILLION dollars for charity on New Year’s Eve

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Surf Dog Ricochet celebrated New Year’s Eve by reaching a new milestone… raising ½ million dollars! These funds have helped more … Continue reading → The post Surfing dog raises ½ MILLION dollars for charity on New Year’s Eve appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. More than 250 human/animal causes benefit as Surf Dog Ricochet achieves this major fundraising milestone on New Year’s Eve!

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Tainted Milk Poisons Dogs Raised for Fur

Critter News

Not only did tainted milk kill 1,500 raccoon dogs (they really look like raccoons), but these dogs were being raised for their FUR! Only from China could you get TWO atrocities in one.

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Raising Money For the RSPCA with MusicMagpie

4 The Love Of Animals

Raising money for charity doesn’t have to be hard work. Raising money for the RSPCA is easy. In fact, thanks to musicMagpie (in the UK) it’s never been easier. All you need is a few of your old unwanted dvds, cds and video games. Recently, MusicMagpie has launched a new initiative to increase awareness and financial support for charities such as the RSPCA looking after many unfortunate animals. Get Involved.


12 Reasons Why Dogs Help With Depression and Anxiety

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The World Health Organization declared April 7th, 2017 as World Health Day, a day focusing on mental health, but it’s also a year-long campaign which aims to educate, raise awareness and help people suffering from mental illness. Depression, Anxiety, and … Continue reading →

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Semper K9 fundraiser update

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Thanks to the generosity of the vendors participating, and those who shopped and donated, we raised over $1700 USD for this wonderful … Continue reading → The fundraiser we were helping with is now over, and we are so excited to report the number!

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Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

Creature Talk

“The aggression comes from how people raise them.&#. I get frustrated when people suggest that all Pit bulls are a danger to society. I work with someone, in fact, who is so prejudiced against these beautiful dogs, that she will leave a dog park with her dogs if a pit bull arrives.

Guardian Angels K9 Fund for Police and Military Service Dogs

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In recognition of K9 Veterans Day, the Angels for Animals Foundation is launching the Guardian Angels K9 Fund, which will raise money to ensure that service animals such as police and military dogs receive life-saving medical care while on active … Continue reading → The post Guardian Angels K9 Fund for Police and Military Service Dogs appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Meat with No Feet!?

Creature Talk

research firm New Harvest is just one group developing the technology to actually clone meat cells without the need, expense, or health concerns of raising entire legions of beasts to slaughter.&# In this country alone, we raise about 10 billion animals each year for food.

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Skittles’ Surgery GoFundMe

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So far, Bridget has raised over 50% from friends, family, and animal lovers from all over, which is amazing! Any funds that are raised in excess of Skittles’ medical bills will be donated to Cape Ann Animal Aid, a no-kill animal shelter in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Reader Bridget needs our help! On April 15th, 2014, Skittles required emergency surgery due to an intestinal obstruction. Thank goodness, he is out of surgery and healing now.

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I’m Vegan, and No, I’m Not a Freak

Creature Talk

Here were a bunch of good people gathered together, celebrating and raising money for a great cause that helps families with seriously ill or injured children, and I was the only one there who requested a vegan/vegetarian meal. The Romain Rolland quote I posted last week has been on my mind a lot lately: To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man.

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A Plant-Based Diet is Good for Your Heart

Creature Talk

This prescription would be a hard for a lot of omnivores, but for a farm-raised, country boy like my dad, it was a pretty tall order. 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. He’s been on medication since it happened, and has regular stress tests to see if the damage to his heart has progressed.

Wrangler Honored as 2016 Guide Dog of the Year

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The annual award is given by Canine Company to celebrate the important work of guide dogs and raise awareness of Guiding Eyes for the Blind Wrangler, a 19-month-old yellow Lab. Wrangler was honored as 2016 Guide Dog of the Year! The post Wrangler Honored as 2016 Guide Dog of the Year appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs pet stories

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Can Puppies Fix Boredom? #PowerofPuppies

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SoulPancake has teamed with Puppy Chow to release their new #PowerofPuppies video and help raise pet food donations for shelter dogs in need. For each video view, Purina will donate one pound of Puppy Chow Natural to Rescue Bank (up … Continue reading → The post Can Puppies Fix Boredom? PowerofPuppies appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cute animals cute of the day cute video people helping animals

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15 Facts about Birds on Born Free USA’s 15th Annual National Bird Day

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Today is Born Free USA’s 15th annual National Bird Day: a day to raise awareness for wild and captive birds everywhere. According to Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation: … Continue reading → The post 15 Facts about Birds on Born Free USA’s 15th Annual National Bird Day appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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"The Chicken Craze"

Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times story about the growing number of people who raise chickens

Shirts to save animals

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Throughout the month of August, Booster is showcasing and supporting t-shirt fundraisers launched by pet lovers to save homeless animals, and to raise awareness and much needed funds for animal-related 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The B-Cause: Pets campaigns benefit a wide … Continue reading → The post Shirts to save animals appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats clothing dogs gifts for pet lovers people helping animals

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On Fighting for "Animal Rights"

Animal Person

But for the average discussion with the average, dog and cat person, I say stick with the language they use ("I love animals," "I only buy meat that was humanely raised"), and use those opportunities to educate them and point out the inconsistency in their claims. Being featured on ARZone's worldwide Live Guest Chat has reinvigorated my thinking about a couple of topics ( here 's the transcript). And then I read the "OMG!!!!!OED!!!!!LOL!!!!!" OED!!!!!LOL!!!!!" LOL!!!!!"

Will You Check Out Food, Inc.?

Animal Person

If it steers (sorry about the pun) people toward animals raised in places other than factory farms, where they will still be killed, I'm not thrilled. Food, Inc. was at the Delray Beach Film Festival last weekend, about 30 miles south of me. But I wasn't.

Smattering Sunday

Animal Person

Next, to today's New York Times and Gary Steiner 's fantastic Op-ed called " Animal, Vegetable, Miserable ,"which begins with: "LATELY more people have begun to express an interest in where the meat they eat comes from and how it was raised." (Try

On Atheism and Veganism

Animal Person

And atheists who were parented by believers have usually spent time examining the religion they were raised in as well as why we'd believe there is a god at all. For me, atheism and veganism go hand-in-hand. Most of us were born to or adopted by people who eat animals and believe in a god, and that was all a mere accident of birth and/or geography. But something inside us (and perhaps prompted by something outside us) gradually (or quickly) questioned what was occurring.

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“A blogger saved my life”

4 The Love Of Animals

We run fund raising for causes that help rescue animals and donate part of our ad revenues to the animal causes we support. Thousands of dollars have been raised by #NipClub and the original #PawPawty on Twitter. This weekend I went to a blogging conference. As usual, it was filled with fun activities, one of which was a concert from Alex Boye. He is an amazing entertainer, engaging the audience the entire time, plus he is just plain talented!

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India Reaches Out to Neighbors to Save Tigers

Critter News

They have been pretty frustrated with China, who really doesn't give a rip about tigers.unless they can raise them on farms for "medicinal" harvest and other capitalist pursuits. Anyway, India is appealing to its other neighbors which would include Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

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#JustSayJoe Benefitting American Humane Association

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For each photo or video submitted under the hashtag, BRIM will donate $1 to American Humane Association, with a goal of raising $10,000. Grab your pup, your favorite cup, and snap a selfie! Share that awesome photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #JustSayJoe and $1 will be donated to American Humane Association! The program is called BRIM’s Brew Buddies, and even has some famous supporters!

2014 162

"Educate, Investigate, Liberate"

Animal Person

So, I thought you could be interested in helping us to raise the funds. You may know Jose Valle of the International Organization for the Abolition of Animal Slavery, AnimalEquality. He recently wrote me: We are an abolitionist group and our approach is "Educate, Investigate & Liberate". We are currently doing an investigation on pig farms in Spain, including intensive and extensive/free-range farms (tho extensive ones are scarce since intensive ones are the majority in the industry).

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

Animal Person

It is true that the vast majority of animals raised for their parts are factory farmed. " That's Why We Don't Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things ," written and illustrated by Ruby Roth, has gorgeous and haunting illustrations.

On Peaceable Kingdom, Part Deux

Animal Person

Last week I ventured a couple of hours north to see Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home at the Orlando Film Festival. The turnout was fantastic and the Q&A had to be cut short so the audience for the next film could be ushered in.

Newsweek Editor Goes Vegan

Animal Person

There's already a fairly large number of comments that raise the usual topics against vegans and veganism and I didn't see any Animal Person readers in there, though there's no law that says you have to use the same username everywhere so that might not be evidence of anything. Did you see that Newsweek editor David Noonan went vegan (see " I Can't Believe I'm Still a Vegan ")? He clearly needs a bit of encouragement as he finds it "sort of a pain in the ass. And kind of boring, too."

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Walk for Farm Animals Scheduled for this Fall

Critter News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Meredith Turner, Farm Sanctuary, 646-369-6212, 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.

Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon 2010

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This year, the with the help of Iams, the Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon helped raised $93,645 for orphaned pets! The event is held to raise awareness and money for orphaned pets while promoting responsible pet ownership.

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Ag's Reaction to Ohio Deal with Humane Society

Critter News

Yesterday, I raised the issue that some may think the Humane Society copped out by making a deal with Ohio agriculture and NOT bringing new animal welfare regulations to the ballot. Well, it looks like, on the other side, big agriculture and others of that ilk feel like Ohio ag itself made a deal with the devil by entering this agreement.

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#LightForPets Remember Me Thursday

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By uniting animal lovers across the world on one very special day, we can help raise awareness about animal adoption, and hopefully save the lives of more pets. This Thursday, you can be a light for pets waiting in shelters. The message of Remember Me Thursday is to remember the millions of orphan pets who lost their lives over the last year.

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Tom Regan (1938-2017), R.I.P.

Animal Ethics

where 10 billion animals are raised and slaughtered needlessly for food each year, Regan's books remain as relevant today as when they were first published. Indeed, CAF is one of the few granting agencies that funds academic and artistic projects designed to raise public awareness about concern for animals. Yesterday, the world lost its most powerful voice for animal rights, Tom Regan.

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Are Published Animal Studies Skewed?

Critter News

It raises the question of how useful animal research really is if we only see the studies that show relevant results. Here's an article in Nature about how many animal studies with negative or inconclusive results go unpublished. What about the ones that are negative because animals are not really representative of human biology? Or negative for whatever other reasons?

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On Deep Vegan Outreach and Dr. Ray Greek

Animal Person

16 UCLA Panel Discussion," which raises a handful of interesting issues about panels, debates, the importance of airing both on the Internet, and the realities of setting up a panel or a debate with people who are on the opposite side of your issue. This week I asked "Is this 'War'?" over at Animal Rights and AntiOppression and I welcome comments (and will respond to the current ones shortly).

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PETA Wants Knut Castrated!

Critter News

He was raised by a trainer. We're talking about Knut the polar bear. He was the cute little polar bear whose birth at the Berlin Zoo was so controversial because his mother rejected him. PETA Germany's position is that he should be castrated so he doesn't mate with his cousin Giovanna. She's here temporarily for companionship, but the group is concerned. Check out a couple of the pictures in this story. How suggestive!

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Stamps to the Rescue

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This campaign continues the Postal Service’s 50+ year tradition of raising awareness of serious social issues with special commemorative stamps. Stamps to the Rescue ! Adopt a shelter pet stamps from the postal service were just revealed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show!

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Pets Aplenty Blog Tour

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We start right off with some crazy shenanigans that center around Paul dressing like a rabbit as part of a fund raising attempt. Pets Aplenty is a humorous book written by Malcolm Welshman, a retired vet who has worked at London Zoo, in a small animal hospital, and as a consultant dealing with exotics.

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EU Sends Inspectors to Portugal for Farm Animal Welfare

Critter News

The inspectors found nothing wrong, but at least they responded to the issues raised by Animal Angels, based in Germany. This happened earlier in the month, but I'm posting it anyway. My 2010 resolution is to try and track animal rights issues in the homelands of Spain and Portugal. Spain is much more advanced than Portugal in this area, but both need improvement (as do we all.).

Second Acts Success Stories

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Second Acts is a very unique animal organization, they fund raise on behalf of animal rescue groups! We love seeing the good that can come when passionate people come together to help animals.

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On What the Animal Ag Alliance Thinks of Us

Animal Person

Often confused with American Humane Association, they raise tens of millions, not to ‘save the animals’ as most people assume but to further the causes of vegetarianism and ending animal agriculture." Finally, there is some truth in this, but for reasons Parker is not aware of: "Millions of dollars have been raised by these activists groups under false pretenses, with the very real result of causing harm to animals.

Great Question About Obama Pup

Animal Person

This is why I didn't campaign for a greyhound--it raises their profile. Here's a great question I received via direct message on Twitter ( ): "Do you think that even if Obama had adopted a shelter dog-it still may have caused a run on breeders? Would it matter?" More people become interested for the wrong reasons, and then who knows, maybe racing would actually be reinvigorated!

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On Food for the Soul

Animal Person

The animals were still bred and raised for slaughter, but evidently in some kind of soulful way we don't really hear about. The New York Times ' Nicholas D. Kristof frustrates me. His passion and compassion for humans is immense, but he appears to have some kind of mental block with nonhuman animals. He comes so close to grasping the concept of justice based on sentience, but his thinking is all muddled by tradition and culture.