BBS Giveaway – Pet Fire Safety Awareness

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To make it easier, we’ve assembled some great tips to help you whip your fire prevention strategy into shape! Having a fire safety strategy has many benefits and may help reduce the chances of fire, injury and home evacuation. Evacuation Strategies.

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8 Reasons Why Bringing Your Dog To Work Is A Good Idea

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One method of getting dogs integrated into the office could be a solo strategy at first, just start with one dog — someone who has a dog who’s ancient, or who sleeps all day, could be tested out on staff or clients.

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Top 5 Ways to Pet Proof Your Home

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To enjoy the most of your pet (and your home), it’s best to take action with these top 5 pet proofing strategies. Take one look at the viral blog, Pet Shaming , and it’s difficult to retain any illusions about our furry friends.

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British Hospitals to Offer Meatless Alternatives

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Meat-free menus are to be promoted in hospitals as part of a strategy to cut global warming emissions across the National Health Service. The plan to offer patients menus that would have no meat option is part of a strategy to be published tomorrow that will cover proposals ranging from more phone-in GP surgeries to closing outpatient departments and instead asking surgeons to visit people at their local doctor's surgery. It's all part of a campaign to cut carbon emissions.

PETA Buying Corporate Stock

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I think this is a great strategy. I'm sure this is old news, but PETA keeps buying corporate stock to gain influence in corporate decision-making. From the AP. Companies don't always change their policies, but Byrne said the effort has paid off.

Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

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In 2007, the National Academy of Sciences published a report calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to make a fundamental shift in its toxicity testing strategies away from testing on mammals and focusing increasingly on new, more accurate—not to mention, more ethical—in vitro toxicity testing. 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."

Choosing a food that is right for you and your dog

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The convenience of ‘ready-made’ dog meals has been the key to its success, and since then many brands and varieties have been created, all coupled with great marketing strategies utilizing colorful labels and pictures. Since their initial domestication, dogs have been fed scraps from their owners until commercial pet food became readily available in the 1940’s.

On the Vetsulin "Recall"

Animal Person

Every animal is different, so what I do with Violet won't be the ideal strategy for everyone. First let me say that there is no recall of Vetsulin (often used to manage the diabetes of dogs and cats) as of today.

National Justice for Animals Week

Critter News

ALDF’s Criminal Justice Program provides free legal assistance—including legal research and strategy suggestions, location of expert witnesses, and sample pleadings—to prosecutors handling cruelty cases and works to strengthen state anti-cruelty legislation. From the better late then never category, the ALDF is having a National Justice for Animals Week to raise awareness about animal abuse. They sent me an email on the 21st, but I just got around to reading about it.

Just Two Lessons Learned for Today

Animal Person

To talk about the future as if we know what theory or strategy will lead to our goal doesn't make sense. I've decided that 20 lessons is a good number to stop at, and today I'll discuss what are probably the two most controversial ones, about the animal rights movement. Lesson #11. The Appeal of Cliques The first six Lessons Learned from 4 Years of Animal Person and numbers 7-10 hinted about cliques, but only the negative aspects.

Philip E. Devine on the Deontological Stop

Animal Ethics

A second vegetarian strategy is simply to reject as immoral the balancing of animal pains against human pleasures.

On the Psychological Continuum

Animal Person

I do disagree with some of what follows, though, and agree with some as well (my comments are in italics): The animal rights movement must adapt their political campaigning strategies to these psychological facts. There is a general consensus that vegetarianism and veganism are different philosophically. And when I spoke about a continuum over a year ago as a result of a workshop with Rae Sikora, who demonstrated that there was a continuum, there was some discontent. How about this?

Moral Vegetarianism, Part 8 of 13

Animal Ethics

In any case, which various political strategies would be most efficient for achieving humane treatment of animals is an empirical question. Vegetarianism is not obviously the best strategy, and its worth would have to be shown. For an explanation of this feature, click on “Moral Vegetarianism” at the bottom of this post. The Argument from Actual Practice Still, it may be objected that this is to overlook actual practice. In fact, animals used for food do suffer a great deal.

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

If Engber does a good job with anything, it's with pointing out the flaws in the strategies of pro-animal activists and in the outcomes of their campaigns. 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. Let's deconstruct: Part I: Where's Pepper?