Choosing the Right Breed for your Personality

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Although every dog is a unique individual, there are characteristics that are inherent in certain breeds which could help you find the right dog for your personality type. It’s important to take other factors into consideration when you are choosing the right breed.

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Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

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In issuing its condemnation of established cultural practices, the rights view is not antibusiness, not antifreedom of the individual, not antiscience, not antihuman. It is simply projustice, insisting only that the scope of justice be seen to include respect for the rights of animals.

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I'm a longtime proponent of animal rights, but this suit is ridiculous. Second, it is not a necessary condition for the possession of rights (legal or otherwise) that one be a person. That fact alone suffices to grant them a legal right not to be made to suffer. The right is defeasible, of course, as it is in the case of humans.

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I support the goal of legal rights for nonhuman animals, but this approach is wrongheaded. Instead of using the 13th Amendment, the original understanding of which did not include animals, proponents should work for a constitutional amendment, or simply for national legislation. Take it to the people

Nutrition for Dogs: Choosing the Right Food for Your Canine Companion

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Feed healthy food to your dog. Nutrition is among the most overlooked areas of responsible pet ownership. Many people simply buy what is on sale at their local grocery store, never realizing that there are huge differences in quality between pet food brands.

Animal Rights is a Social Justice Issue

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"Bold Native" is Film About Animal Rights

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Undercover Animal Rights Investigator Interviewed

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Really interesting interview with an animal rights undercover investigator. Tags: animal abuse undercover investigation animal rights factory farm This is very important work and an enlightening, though short, piece. I admire these people tremendously, whether they go undercover on a factory farm or a research institute. I could never do what they do. I don't have the guts.

Animal Rights Lawyers Continue to Emerge

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Why Humans Are the Only Ones with Rights

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Someone posted a question about why humans have human rights and whether they should considering that others do not. Therefore, we are the only ones who matter and the only ones who should have rights. Therefore, we are the only ones who should have rights. human rights animal rightsI responded. I'm reposting what I wrote as I rarely do any original writing for this blog anymore. It's not profound, but an opinion.

Animal Rights in the Middle East

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Interesting article on the challenges faced by animal rights activists in the Middle East. Tags: developing countries animal rights Middle East Even though they are often met with condescension, the fact that they are out there means a lot. Hell, I'm met with condescension in my own country and my own home. And I'm in a "progressive" environment.

How to ‘treat’ your cat right

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Pets come to depend on their owners, trusting them to do what’s best for them, and every owner should make the effort to treat their pet right. Looking after pets should be acknowledged as an important responsibility as well as a pleasure.

Animal Rights Activists Jailed in Europe

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Animal Rights Now On Our Ethical Radar?

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New York Times opinion piece by Nicholas Kristof on animal rights. Tags: activism animal rights political movement Fascinating and uplifting (for a change!) I totally overlooked it back in April.

Oklahoma Editorial About "Rising Animal Rights Terrorism"

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This editorial in the web version of the Oklahoman denounces animal rights terrorism; however, it finishes off by supporting medical research on animals. Tags: animal rights medical research What about the terror and violence involved in that? But they do try to cover themselves by pointing out they oppose cosmetics research.).

Beliefs About Animal Rights

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Forty years ago, the suggestion that nonhuman animals have moral rights—indeed, many of the same rights as human beings—would have been met with incredulous stares, if not outright ridicule. If you are among the growing number of Americans who think that animals deserve the same moral rights as people, you can help promote their rights by refusing to purchase products from industries that harm and exploit animals.

Amy Goodman Interviews Former Animal Rights Prisoner

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Here's a video and transcript of Amy Goodman's interview with Andrew Stepanian, an animal rights activist who was jailed at a secretive prison known as a Communication Management Unit, or CMU. Tags: animal rights He is believed to be the first prisoner released from a CMU. He was jailed along with six other activists for violating the Animal Enterprise Protection Act.

Profile of Peter Young, Animal Rights Activist

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The State of the Animal Rights Dialogue

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Right Whale Sighting in the Azores

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On 5th January 2009 a North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) was seen 5 miles south of Faial Island in the Azores by biologists from Whale Watch Azores and the University of the Azores (UA). This sighting is the first confirmed sighting of a right whale in the Azores since 1888. The North Atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered species in the world with an estimated population of just 300 in the North Atlantic.

Book Chronicles History of Animal Rights

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In a brisk, readable narrative, The Longest Struggle traces the campaigns of animal rights pioneers like Henry Spira, Alex Hershaft, and Ingrid Newkirk, as well as leaders who have come more recently on the scene like Heidi Prescott, Karen Davis, and Bruce Friedrich. Tags: animal rights The Longest Struggle: Animal Advocacy from Pythagoras to PETA by Norm Phelps came out in 2007. Worth a look.

Tom Regan on Rights

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Whether individuals have legal rights depends on the laws and other legal background (e.g., the United States) citizens meeting certain requirements have the legal right to vote or run for elected office; in other countries (e.g., Libya) citizens do not have these rights.

FBI Discussed Ways to Discredit Animal Rights Activists

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The FBI and a previously-unknown informant in the animal rights movement discussed, among other topics, how to disrupt political activism, according to FBI documents. activism FBI animal rightsThis from the blog Green is the New Red. Read the full post here. The topics discussed echo COINTELPRO-era tactics of the 1960s, including the possibility of discrediting activists through planting rumors.

Examples of FBI Tactics Against Animal Rights Activist

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Ocean Advocacy and Animal Rights

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I'm not sure how this fits into my support of animal rights though. We support two ocean protection organizations: People for Puget Sound (local) and the Ocean Conservancy. I was reading Ocean Conservancy's magazine today. For the past couple of issues I've read, it has had a "sustainable seafood recipe." I understand that they are trying to encourage people to eat fish and other marine life that are not part of a collapsing fishery. The purpose is to protect ocean species as a whole.

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Here is a New York Times blog post about legal rights for animals

What's the Difference Between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights?

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Animal Rights Activists in Spain Bare All.and More!

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The article asks whether nude activism for animal rights has lost its effectiveness. Tags: spain animal rights The reason I post a link though is for the photos. They are pretty intense , especially the one in which the activists are clothed and holding dead animals.

On "Animal Rights Conferences"

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" Two Animal Rights Conferences: Will you be there? " by Drew Wilson at Care2's animal welfare blog has yet to have any comments about rights and welfare. The post itself doesn't actually intentionally differentiate between the terms, but does align TAFA with reform and AR with rights (and then mentions Vegan Outreach). I don't know how big the readership of that blog is, but it is international if that matters.

National Animal Rights Conference in LA Starts July 16

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Animal Rights Zone Launches Today

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I'm excited to be a blogger for Animal Rights Zone because its target market is people who don't usually subscribe to blogs. Rights. You can search Animal Person's content (posted on AR Zone) using the search box on the right, under the AR Zone badge. Today is the launch of.

Is There Danger of Elitism in the Animal Rights Movement?

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I believe that we have to be inclusive in the animal rights movement and attack the system using all kinds of methods in all sorts of fields. Tags: activism musings animal rights animal welfare This post is inspired by a thought-provoking piece on the Provoked blog (clearly a good name for a blog!) Economics, science, literature, film, politics, law, etc.

On Fighting for "Animal Rights"

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A couple of years ago I wrote about whether it's a good use of my time to be a purist about the term "animal rights" when most of the world doesn't have the same understanding of the term as I do. would call HSUS an animal rights group (after all, HSUS doesn't even do that). Or how a paragraph would refer to animal rights and animal welfare as if they're interchangeable. Isn't my time better spent fighting for actual animal rights than the term "animal rights?".

Australian Animal Rights Campaign to Help Calves

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ANIMAL rights groups have begun a campaign against the dairy industry's treatment of bobby calves. Here's the full article from the Weekly Times Now. Australian Dairy Farmers says calves can be left unfed for 30 hours before slaughter but the RSPCA says the practice is "cruel". Animals Australia has a video on its website showing calves being roughly dragged off utes and thrown to the ground.

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Here is a New York Times op-ed column about legal rights for animals. Peter Singer is quoted

UK Animal Rights Activists Profiled

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Here is n article in the Guardian about several activists involved in SHAC (Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty

Choosing the Right Dog Breed For Your Lifestyle

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Having a pet is a wonderful and rewarding experience. There’s a reason so many of us call our dogs our best friends. However, all too often, dog lovers choose a dog breed that they want without first considering how well that breed will fit in with their lifestyle.

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I've been reading the literature of animal rights for nearly three decades, and contributing to it for the past decade or so. The author fails to distinguish legal rights from moral rights, fails to distinguish the question whether animals do have legal rights from the question whether they should have legal rights, fails to analyze the concept of a right (i.e.,

Excellent Group for Animal Rights in Asia

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I love this organization and have supported them for a few years now. Please consider Animals Asia for your future donations. They do important work. animal abuse animal cruelty china asia

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I got a nice surprise in the mail today: a complimentary copy of this , which contains my 1998 essay "Doing Right by Our Animal Companions." Expensive, eh