Birds Suffering from Oil Spill

Critter News

Pelicans unable to fly due to being coated with oil. It's the Exxon Valdez all over again. Several pelicans were coated in oil on Barataria Bay off Louisiana, their usually brown and white feathers now jet black. Pelican eggs were glazed with rust-colored gunk, and new hatchlings and nests were also coated with crude. It is unclear if the area can even be cleaned, or if the birds can be saved.

Sneeze Prone? Top 5 Dogs for Allergy Suffers

4 The Love Of Animals

That said, below are some really good choices allergy-sufferers should consider adopting: 1. When I was 12-years-old, my 6 pound Chihuahua was involved in a tragic fatal accident. It was bit of a traumatic experience for me and I vowed to never own an animal again.

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Romain Rolland on Animal Suffering

Creature Talk

To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. Tags: Animal Rights Animal Cruelty animal suffering famous quotes But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. If any man were to refer to it, he would be thought ridiculous.

My first eLearning Blog Article

Hannah's Blog

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R. G. Frey on Animal Suffering

Animal Ethics

My view, then, is not that which it has often been taken to be in discussion and which Singer, Regan, Clark, and others blast in their work; I am not suggesting that, because they lack language, animals can be factory farmed without suffering. Animals can suffer, which they could not unless they were conscious; so they are conscious. Animals have only welfare-rights, the most important of which is the right not to be made to suffer

John Passmore (1914-2004) on Animal Suffering

Animal Ethics

Neither Aquinas nor Kant nor Newman denied, however, that animals could suffer: Descartes and Malebranche thought differently. To suppose that animals could feel would be to suggest that there could be pain and suffering where there has been no sin. It is impossible, they argued, to be cruel to animals, since animals are incapable of feeling.

Let’s Catch Up!

Creature Talk

Not that what Vick did can be in any way condoned, mind you, but that we all need to look at what we do day-to-day to contribute to animal suffering, and ask ourselves if it’s really worth it?

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A Victory for Turkeys

Creature Talk

Tags: Animal Cruelty Animal Rights Animal Welfare Factory Farming Farmed Animals animal suffering farm sanctuary happy farm animals PETA pictures turkeys

Chimpanzees are NOT “Pets”

Creature Talk

Tags: Animal Rights Animal Welfare animal suffering chimpanzees legislation pictures wildlife

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Getting Emotional

Creature Talk

How do you find the energy sometimes to go about your every day life when you know how much suffering there is in the world around you - human and non-human? Tags: Animal Cruelty Animal Welfare Farmed Animals animal suffering pictures animal activism make a difference Veganism wildlife dogs polar bears Sometimes being an animal rights advocate is emotionally exhausting. Today is one of those days.

HBO Special on Factory Farming

Creature Talk

Viewer discretion advised on the clip below… Tags: Animal Cruelty Animal Rights Animal Welfare Factory Farming Farmed Animals animal suffering gestation crates pigs videos Last night HBO premiered a show called Death on a Factory Farm. This is a small segment. I haven’t seen the whole thing yet, and am not sure if I’ll be able to stomach it, but I do have a friend recording it for me. Has anyone else seen it? What were your thoughts?

Kathy Bauck: The Face of Puppy Mill Cruelty

Creature Talk

Tags: Animal Cruelty Animal Welfare animal suffering companion animals dogs puppy mills USDA

Why You Shouldn’t Watch the Kentucky Derby

Creature Talk

They are so in-bred and over-trained that many of them suffer from broken bones, viral diseases and devastatingly painful conditions such as bleeding lungs and gastric ulcers. The much-hyped Kentucky Derby will be taking place this Saturday, May 1st.

How to Plan a Vegan Wedding

Creature Talk

I get really sad, though, when I think about animal suffering in the world. I don’t want death & suffering to be a part of the equation if I can at all help it. If, like me, it’s because animal suffering is unbearable to you, then STAND YOUR GROUND.

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World Farm Animal Day is October 2

Critter News

Lest we forget their suffering.

12 Reasons Why Dogs Help With Depression and Anxiety

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

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Dogs in hot cars

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It can take less than six minutes for a dog to suffer extreme heat exhaustion and … Continue reading → The post Dogs in hot cars appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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What Matters to Animals…

Creature Talk

We need to help the animals who are currently suffering in the system. I mean, I’d LOVE to start up a sanctuary right now, and open it up to those suffering animals tomorrow.

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Today is Puppy Mill Awareness Day

4 The Love Of Animals

We think this is an important cause, and one that is dear to our hearts as we watched our Maltese, Baby, suffer from issues her entire life due to being a puppy mill … Continue reading → The post Today is Puppy Mill Awareness Day appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

Eating Eggs is Eating Cruelty

Creature Talk

Birds suffering from broken bones, bloody open wounds, and untreated infections. Egg laying hens are arguably the most abused animals on today’s factory farms.

Keeping Guinea Pigs cool in the summer – your top 12 guide

4 The Love Of Animals

The recent warm weather has been perfect for us, but some Guinea Pig’s have suffered. Guinea Pigs can quickly overheat during the summer leading to heatstroke, which in severe cases can be fatal. Unlike humans, Guinea Pigs cannot sweat – … Continue reading → pet care

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I’m Vegan, and No, I’m Not a Freak

Creature Talk

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. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal.

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“You Want Farm Animals to Go Extinct!”

Creature Talk

If they did, I guess I’d have to give some pretty serious thought to what would happen to the billions upon billions of animals that are currently suffering on farms everywhere. This is one of my favorite responses from omnivores when they find out that I would love it if the whole world stopped eating animals. “But what would we do with all the animals that are currently on farms?

Meat with No Feet!?

Creature Talk

More importantly, those animals suffer greatly during their short lives, only to end up at a slaughter house where they will be killed for food. A while back PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) offered $1 million to any company or person who could come up with a cost effective way to produce cloned meat on a large scale, the goal being that people could still satisfy their meat cravings, but that animals wouldn’t have to be slaughtered for that purpose.

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Hal Herzog's "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat"

Animal Person

And this is partly what’s so disappointing about the message of this book: Herzog amasses the research, and sees and does things that involve tremendous suffering and injustice.

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On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

Animal Person

This says it all: "[T]he vision of sustainable farms that give animals a good life (a life as good as we give our dogs or cats) and an easy death (as easy as a death we give our suffering and terminally ill companion animals) has moved me" (242).

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On SPECIESISM, by Joan Dunayer

Animal Person

Two-thirds believe that nonhumans have as much "right to live free of suffering" as humans, but vivisection, food-industry enslavement and slaughter, and other practices that cause severe, prolonged suffering are legal (49).

Check Out "Field Trip" and Chime In

Animal Person

I don't want to comment right now except to say that there are no graphic images of suffering similar to those in, say, Earthlings. Karol Orzechowskiof Animal Voices (who interviewed yours truly back in July!) created the following film for your viewing, um. for your viewing.

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Powder Puff, RIP, and More

Animal Person

So his suffering was basically prolonged because he looked good on that one day, and because testing is done only if there are symptoms. My only hope is that other kitties at Project Treadstone aren't suffering someplace hidden.

On ANIMAL EQUALITY, by Joan Dunayer

Animal Person

In their publications, vivisectors virtually never state that they inflicted the harm suffered by their victims. Each year, 'food animals' suffer and die by the billions, but they do so one by one.

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On Cannibalism

Animal Person

Do they suffer any more or less in death? But the other issues--sentience, suffering, being part of the "mysterious unity of life"--Cohen's own criteria for lumping anyone into one category, are all equally true for humans. If sentience and suffering and "the mysterious unity of life" are really your concerns, you aren't going be eating any body. When we left off , the New York Times' Roger Cohen had eaten dog while in China, and wasn't thrilled about it emotionally.

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PETA to Run Billboards Against the University of Washington's Animal Research

Critter News

I don't believe these animals get the quality of care they deserve for the suffering they undergo. You have to objectify them and they suffer for it. I live in Seattle and, while I don't always agree with PETA, I hate the UW's animal research practices. If you "humanize" the animal and grow attached, how can you conduct experiments on it? I'm glad PETA is drawing attention to this issue. On the other hand, I hope that the association of PETA with this issue doesn't backfire.

Charles Hobson Booger, III 6/3/03-10/15/10

Animal Person

Charles had a horrible final 24 hours, full of pain and suffering, due to a narcotic reaction (Tramadol). . My boyfriend. That's what I called him. Loverboy, Charles, Charlesez, Gorgeous. My husband called him Charlie. He's no longer with us, and our hearts ache. .

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On Going Vegan

Animal Person

But they too lead one to accept "ethical meat" as an option because their focus is on suffering. If you want to reduce suffering, there are indeed ways to do that. But why cause suffering at all when you don't need to?

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For Your Health, the Planet & the Animals: VBM

Animal Person

There has to be something I can do to reduce all of the suffering of the animals we use as food, I thought. Luckily, I think I've found a way to assuage my conscience about all of the suffering, environmental devastation and negative health impacts of eating animal products all day. I recently watched Earthlings and cried the whole way through.

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On Atheism and Veganism

Animal Person

Though we don't know the extent to which plants experience any kind of suffering, we do know that sentient nonhumans experience pain, pleasure, boredom and frustration. 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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On Indigenous People and Animals

Animal Person

Ingesting suffering can't possibly be good for anyone's karma.

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Is Charles with Lars Axl Fokker?

Animal Person

Charles is looking down on me, Charles' soul is running, Charles is with Lars Axl Fokker (Emily's son, to whom she passed her Feline Infectious Peritonitis, which he suffered from before we euthanized him nearly a decade ago).

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Quote of the Week

Critter News

"Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote." Paul Harvey, American Radio Commentator.

Forget About Equal, How About Alive

Animal Person

But if a video must be made (and I realize this video wasn't made in the US, but we have the same issues here) to get people thinking about stray dogs as deserving of a life free of persecution and suffering at the hands of others, what hope is there for cows and other animals we have deemed "food?".

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The Animals We Use

Animal Person

I think part of the original work's problem was that it was too ambitious--not to mention expensive to produce--and everything suffered. After 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 wanted to reach people who use animals, but also people who don't, yet who nevertheless advocate for the regulation of the use of animals or give money to organizations that do.

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On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

Animal Person

This is irksome, as the premise is that we need to save the animals (and which ones is an interesting discussion) because we will suffer if they are gone. When I was asked if I wanted to read Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS (Rodale 2009) I was ambivalent.

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Quote of the Week

Critter News

But this is not our spontaneous response to suffering. What we desire most is to do away with suffering by fleeing from it or finding a quick cure for it." ~ Henri Nouwen. "Let us not underestimate how hard it is to be compassionate. Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to the place where they are weak, vulnerable, lonely, and broken.

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