Giveaway: Science Diet Senior 11 Age Defying Cat Food

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The new Science Diet CatAge Quiz gives people the opportunity to determine the true age of their pet and provides tips on ways to easily help them retain their youthful vigor. And since nutrition is one of the key factors in helping a senior cat feel younger, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is introducing their Science Diet Senior 11+ Age Defying cat food. Basket will include: · 3.5lb bag of Hill’s Science Diet Cat Age Defying dry cat food. ·

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." 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. People were supposed to turn their lights off for an hour.

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UK Science Minister Says Public More Accepting of Animal Testing

Critter News

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

Tom Regan on the Use of Animals in Science

Animal Ethics

All that the rights view prohibits is science that violates individual rights. If that means that there are some things we cannot learn, then so be it. There are also some things we cannot learn by using humans, if we respect their rights. The rights view merely requires moral consistency in this regard. ( Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 388 [first edition published in 1983

Always Question a Scientist

Critter News

This statement is mainly motivated by a recent conversation with someone who has a science degree (I think it's biology), but who actually works for a clinical testing company. One of the issues raised by a member was that we need to listen to "science" more and that science will save us. I raised the point that science does not solve everything. Science does not solve everything. Science is only as useful as the hands in which it lies.

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Will Animal Research Ever End?

Critter News

Tags: animal experimentation animal research medical research science

The Animals We Use

Animal Person

Activism Ethics Food and Drink Greyhound Matters Language ScienceAfter failing miserably at a long pamphlet in 2007, I decided to shorten it by 50% and focus on a different audience: people who use animals. I think part of the original work's problem was that it was too ambitious--not to mention expensive to produce--and everything suffered.

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22 Ways Cats Make People Happier And Healthier

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This is backed by research and science on many levels. Cats makes us healthier and happier, no jokes. Wondering just how beneficial they are? Read on! Research has shown that cat owner’s show less signs of loneliness, feel less depressed … Continue reading → The post 22 Ways Cats Make People Happier And Healthier appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

Creature Talk

“There’s quite a bit of science that says banning a particular breed of dog has not proven to reduce dog bites. I get frustrated when people suggest that all Pit bulls are a danger to society.

Give your dog the best dog food for the best health! #GetHealthyHappy

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As part of the Hill’s® Science Diet® “Healthier Pets. Visit Hill’s Science Diet to learn more! Hill’s Science Diet also has several foods to help manage your pet’s special situation or condition whether it’s weight loss , or even a grain free diet , and many others, there is sure to be something for every pet. Hill’s is offering a $10 off promotion on select Hill’s Science Diet products so you can try them for your pet.

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Quote of the Week

Critter News

"There will come a time when the world will look back to modern vivisection in the name of Science, as they do now to burning people at the stake in the name of religion." Henry J. Bigelow, MD.

The State of the Animal Rights Dialogue

Critter News

This opinion piece is from the Christian Science Monitor in 2002. It may be almost 7 years old, but I think it is as relevant now as it was then. Worth reading and, I think, some reflection.

Do Chickens Feel Empathy?

Critter News

The research is from the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol. Here's an article from the Telegraph regarding chickens feeling empathy. I used to hate chickens as a child and thought they were irritating. Now, I think they're wonderful and we sponsor Camilla the Chicken through Farm Sanctuary's animal sponsorship program. farm animal welfare chickens animal emotions

Simple tips for happy pets. #GetHappyHealthy

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A bag of Hill’s Science Diet Dental Chews. A bag of Hill’s Science Diet dog treats. Eight micro cans of Hill’s Science Diet Grain Free entrees. In addition to the little extras bundles, Hill’s is also offering a $10 off promotion on select Hill’s Science Diet products. Don’t forget about the chance to win $100 towards your next vet checkup from Hill’s Science Diet !

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Obama Overturns Last Minute EPA Rule Change Made By America's Worst President

Critter News

Because science, like facts, have a liberal bias. President Obama overturned a last minute Bush regulation that would have allowed agencies to skip consulting with govt. scientists when reviewing EPA rules. I am so glad this dim-witted moron is back in Texas.

Take the pet health quiz!

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petMD and Hill’s Science Diet are putting owners to the test with a new online dog nutrition quiz. Take it during the month of October by visiting [link] and you will get a rebate on new Hill’s Science Diet Ideal Balance and a chance to win one of four $2,500 pet retailer gift cards. In celebration of National Pet Wellness Month (Oct.), I took the quiz and was surprised to learn something new!

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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. Pepper also represents a turning point in science, from an earlier age when animals for experiment would be plucked from the road or the river, to a new era of standardized, mass-produced organisms that can be shipped right to the laboratory door.

The Great Climate Hoax

Animal Ethics

That "scientists" are behind this will do immeasurable harm to science. Don't fall for it, folks. Global warming" is the pretext for taking over your life. Mark my words

Frankenweenie Featurette!

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After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. “Frankenweenie” is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous. We are so excited to see it!

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Quote of the Week

Critter News

To encourage cruelty in the name of science can only destroy the finer emotions of affection and sympathy, and breed an unfeeling callousness in the young towards suffering in all living creatures. -- Eleanor Roosevelt. It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life. Towards this end, experiments on living animals in classrooms should be stopped.

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Bush Administration Seeks to Screw Environment as Much as Possible Before Leaving Office

Critter News

Little wonder, as the Republican Party and this unpopular knucklehead of a president are both anti-science and anti-environment. They are seeking a new rule that would allow mining and development without a full scientific assessment. Look at is one among many middle fingers we can expect from him before he leaves office. Worst. President.

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Three Easy Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy #GetHealthyHappy

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Hill’s is even offering a $10 off promotion on select Hill’s Science Diet products. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Science Diet® Healthier Pets. Recently we have been sharing different ways to have healthy pets. Hopefully you have enjoyed the information from the ‘Healthier Pets. Happier Lives’ campaign. Today is our last post in the series so we wanted to recap three easy ways to keep your pet healthy and happy.

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Healthy pets see their vets! #GetHealthyHappy

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Hill’s Science Diet is giving away $100 toward a vet checkup, every day for 90 days! I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Science Diet Perfect Weight Food, but 4 the Love of Animals only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. What makes a healthy pet? Regular exercise, good food, and yes, regular visits with your veterinarian!

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Now I'm Really Annoyed

Critter News

Here's a site for kids to program them to become "the next generation of laboratory animal science professionals." the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Foundation. Also, it's a great way to get girls interested in science! It's sponsored by (surprise!) Experimenting on animals is fun and it helps everyone.even animals! Weeeeeeee! And where did I find this lovely site? There was a link from Drovers, America's Beef Business Source. Here's how they describe it.

Groups Urge FDA Ban on Feeding Chicken Feces to Cows.Wait, WHAT???

Critter News

A coalition of food and consumer groups that includes Consumers Union and the Center for Science in the Public Interest has asked the Food and Drug Administration to ban the practice. Well, you learn something new every day. McDonald's Corp., the nation's largest restaurant user of beef, also wants the FDA to prohibit the feeding of so-called poultry litter to cattle. Yeesh. Happy Halloween

Forget About Equal, How About Alive

Animal Person

When I saw " From Science, Plenty of Cows but Little Profit " this morning in the New York Times , I immediately thought of "Dog." You may have seen "Dog," posted by Stephanie. If not, here it is.

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Why Humans Are the Only Ones with Rights

Critter News

In the matter of science, and there are varying levels of this viewpoint, the human is the most advanced of creatures. Of course, there are also religious and science types that would argue that it is those very qualities that do not make us superior, but rather stewards. Someone posted a question about why humans have human rights and whether they should considering that others do not. I responded.

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CHIMPANZEE Challenge Fact #5

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These facilities are dedicated to excellence in animal care, conservation, education and science and meet the highest standards in animal health, husbandry and welfare. Currently 269 chimpanzees live in 34 United States zoos that are accredited with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). See CHIMPANZEE, Save Chimpanzees! Please see the film during it’s opening week and you will help save chimpanzees. Opens today! Chimpanzee Challenge

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Million Pound Pledge For Pets

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She has now teamed up with Hill’s Science Diet to launch the Million Pound Pledge – a national call-to-action for pet owners to help their cats and dogs lose weight and get back on track to living a happy, healthy lifestyle. We also have a giveaway so you can try a sample of Hill’s Science Diet Light! Did you know that one out of every two pets are overweight?

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On Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems

Animal Person

Next year's Mind and Life Conference is called "Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems: A Dialogue Between Economics, Neuroscience and Contemplative Sciences." What have the sciences to contribute - if anything at all?" Here's a quote from the homepage of the conference's site, CompassionEconomics.org : "The ongoing global financial crisis shows clearly just how vulnerable economic systems are to human behavior, particularly to corruption and greed.

British Center Working On Animal Replacement in Research?

Critter News

The NC3Rs brings together stakeholders in the 3Rs in academia, industry, government and animal welfare organisations to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, and the translation of research findings into practice that will benefit both animals and science. We'll see. I just signed up for the e-newsletter. The group is called NC3E (National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research).

Looking for Books about Animal Experimentation

Critter News

But I want to be able to argue about it intelligently, citing science, not just morals. I've finally decided to take the plunge and really learn about animal experimentation. It's a horrible topic and I post news articles about the abuses from time to time. Apparently, there is a lot of argument out there than animal experimentation is even good for humans. Many times tests fail. A drug may work on an animal, but fail miserably on a human. Or vice versa.

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Another Mass Extinction on the Way?

Critter News

In an article published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, UC Berkeley researchers argue that substantial die-offs of amphibians and other plant and animal species add up to a new mass extinction facing the planet. I can't believe we are still debating this.

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Another Leap Forward for Mankind

Animal Ethics

Science per se is neither good nor bad. It all depends on how it is used. What do you think of this use

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Animal Rights Activists Jailed in Europe

Critter News

The group had targeted about 40 firms as part of an international conspiracy to force the closure of Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), an animal research laboratory based near Cambridge. They are members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC). I support their cause, but am uncomfortable with their tactics. From Reuters.

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Animal Activists Steal Ashes From Grave of Novartis CEO's Family

Critter News

Animal rights activists from a group called The Militant Forces Against Huntingdon Life Sciences went to a cemetery and dug up an urn belonging to the family of Novartis CEO Daniel Vasella. If you wish the urn that was taken from the grave to be returned then you need to publically finish with Huntingon Life Sciences immediately. The Militant Forces Against Huntingdon Life Sciences". Yeesh. This happened at the end of July.

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On Timelines

Animal Person

Moving people along is more art than science, and for some people it's far more emotion-based than logic-based. The idea that each person has their own timeline for converting to veganism met with the following comment from All Means Justifiable : "I have to say that writing "everyone has their own timeline" is a sentence I personally don't like to hear. Because even if it is true (in a way), its grounds are immoral."

Vast Majority of Medical Schools Do NOT Use Animals To Teach Surgery

Critter News

According to PCRM, the schools are Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga campus. But we all have to change our beliefs when the science changes," Dr. Pippin told me. Only one of the interesting points in this opinion piece on animal research by Lee Schneider on the Huffington Post.

Push Land-Grant Universities Out of the Meat Industry

Animal Person

Animal science” – distinct from zoology, the science of Earth’s millions of animal species – is what LGUs call meat-industry courses, including slaughtering animals, making ice cream, the full range of meat-linked endeavor. But, says Cantor, “’animal science’ rejects scientific knowledge: that humans are natural herbivores and did not evolve as hunters as formerly believed; eating from animals is linked to the most widespread and devastating chronic diseases; and more.”

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. Every hour of Clayton's existence has been spent, and will continue to be spent, in the service of basic science. Isn't it better for science, and more humane, to use just one animal?

Europeans Continue to Search for Alternatives to Animal Research.Why Not Americans?

Critter News

At a conference in Brussels, Belgium on 6 November, European Commission Vice-President Günter Verheugen, and Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potocnik restated the EU's commitment to the reduction of animal testing. The EPAA was created in 2005 and is an unprecedented collaboration between science and industry to reduce animal suffering in scientific tests. I just don't understand it. Is there a different culture regarding animals in Europe?

RSPCA Collects 68,000 Signatures Supporting an End to Animal Research

Critter News

The RSPCA collected these signatures leading up to the the 7th World Congress on Alternatives & Animal Use in the Life Sciences in Rome. The conference] began on the 30th of August and runs until the 3rd of September, two members of the RSPCA’s Research Animals Department are attending the event together with worldwide representatives of NGOs, industry and science as well as authorities and decision-makers.

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On the Vegan "Diet"

Animal Person

However, there's a context here, and that context is that the message is coming from an organization that focuses on the science angle of our use of sentient nonhumans (i.e., My dogs eat vegan dog food. They don't have collars made from animals. But they also haven't made a moral choice to not use animals. To say they are vegans is odd to me, though I have done that as the distinction is lost on most people and for the sake of a swift message it does the job.

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