Sneeze Prone? Top 5 Dogs for Allergy Suffers

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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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Birds Suffering from Oil Spill

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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.

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Romain Rolland on Animal Suffering

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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.

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R. G. Frey on Animal Suffering

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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

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John Passmore (1914-2004) on Animal Suffering

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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.

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Egypt Kills Thousands of Pigs for No Reason

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Tags: Animal Cruelty Factory Farming Farmed Animals animal suffering international news pictures pigs swine flu

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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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HBO Special on Factory Farming

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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?

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A Victory for Turkeys

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Today is Puppy Mill Awareness Day

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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.

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Chimpanzees are NOT “Pets”

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Getting Emotional

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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.

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

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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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Kathy Bauck: The Face of Puppy Mill Cruelty

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Keep your pets safe on Halloween, avoid chocolate!

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Petplan pet insurance found that pets are 32% more likely to suffer food poisoning during Halloween week versus any other time of the year. Forget ghosts and goblins: food poisoning is the scariest thing dogs encounter during the Halloween holiday.

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Itchy pet? Food Allergies May be to Blame

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It’s important to remember that our pets can suffer from a lot of the same things we humans do, including food allergies. We love this infographic about possible food allergies in pets.

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Quote of the Week

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"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.

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Quote of the Week

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

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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.

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Critter News - Untitled Article

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we call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words. Anna Sewell.

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Quote of the Week

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Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace. Albert Schweitzer.

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Sunny

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I'm a dog person, not a bird person, but I understand the loss suffered by my friend Peg today

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Animal Hoarding is a Serious Issue

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Animal hoarding is a pretty serious act that causes untold suffering for animals. Unfortunately, “just one hoarder can cause tremendous suffering to animals,” notes LaFarge. It’s not just one animal that was abused or neglected, it is usually hundreds that have suffered in deplorable conditions, many of these animals enduring a slow and painful death. From an article in, of all places, "Farm and Dairy: The Auction Guide and Rural Marketplace:".there

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PETA Targets Live Octopus Meals.in New York!

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Octopus are highly intelligent creatures.not that ANY creature should suffer like this. Live octopus are apparently being served LIVE in some New York restaurants. Good grief! PETA is arguing that this practice violates New York's anti-cruelty laws. It's apparently a practice around the world. This link has a video with some examples.

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Working Animals Face "Firing Squad" in Developing Countries

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No, their suffering will be far more drawn out. Humar, pictured on the right, is just one animal to have suffered this traditional, yet ineffective treatment, to horrifying effect. For many years, Humar had carried heavy loads for his owner and was now suffering from arthritis. His suffering didn’t stop there. Horrible story. Fortunately the donkey was rescued by the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA).

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Why Justice for Animals Is the Social Movement of Our Time

Animal Ethics

"There is no longer dispute among serious scientists that humans aren’t the only animals who have the capacity to suffer physically and mentally. In a study first published in 2011, my colleagues and I showed how chimpanzees used in the biomedical and entertainment industries suffered from PTSD and other mental disorders – much like the psychiatric conditions I’ve documented in human torture survivors."

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Quote of the Week

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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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Pam Anderson Urges End to India's Animal Testing

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It broke my heart to see the suffering that is documented in the enclosed video", wrote Anderson, in a letter sent on behalf of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). But the animals suffering behind closed doors at AIIMS must endure this nightmare every day." I don't always know how I personally feel about Pamela Anderson, but I can't argue with her (non-acting) work. Her letter to the Indian research facility is pretty distressing. Sounds like she watched a harsh video.

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Investigation Demanded for Southwest Lab

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SAEN says previous USDA reports revealed primates have died at the Texas lab from dehydration and hypothermia, while others have simply been "found dead" -- possibly without veterinary care -- after suffering from serious disease conditions that include temperatures up to 105 degrees. Stop Animal Exploitation Now! SAEN) is calling for an investigation of Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio, TX.

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Are Micro Pigs the Next Stupid Pet Trend?

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And who will suffer? Great. This lady is breeding tiny pet pigs that can live up to 11 years. People are buying them like crazy, which means.eventually people will start dumping them like crazy. The animal shelters who have to find them homes at the expense of other animals. Thanks lady! And, yes, she plans on making money from these animals by franchising. All for the love of animals right?

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Humane Society Cites Abuses at University of Minnesota

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I don't care if they're supposedly working for altruistic purposes (they're not, but that's another story), they are allowing animals to suffer through negligent care separate from the excruciating experiments they must still undergo. The public doesn't want animals to suffer gratuitously in research laboratories," said Martin Stephens, Ph.D., University of Minnesota should publicly affirm its commitment to minimizing the suffering of animals in its research labs.".

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Monkey Rescued in India

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It's an adult male macaque suffering from zoochosis. The problem is characterised by the animal swaying its head and pacing up and down in its enclosure incessantly in a trance-like state, indicating it may be suffering from boredom." A monkey was rescued from a factory in India where it was being held in captivity. It's the first time I've ever heard the term.

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Sad About World Farm Animals Day

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There was a picture on the bus commemorating the event with a picture of a cow looking, dare I say it, noble and long-suffering. World Farm Animals Day was today. Perhaps it's because of gloomy October or maybe it's because I'm getting over the flu, but I felt very sad. But I just kept wondering if anyone besides me on that bus cared? How depressing.

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Clemson Researcher Investigates Impacts of Cages on Laying Hens

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Crowded and filthy conditions mean suffering for hens. How much suffering can and should they endure without significantly affecting the human pocketbook. It's a study funded by the US Department of Agriculture. One would think it would be elementary. But it's not just about the hens.it's s about the money. Or corporate net income. From the Clemson press release. More is at stake than just the comfort of chickens, though the well-being of 284 million U.S.

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Western WA Puppy Mills Had Troubled History, But Still Allowed to Operate

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How much suffering and death resulted from this family's practices? This is a good article about the puppy mills operated by a Western Washington woman and her parents. She kept being given "one more chance" with the end result of about 600 dogs finally being seized from the establishments. This is definitely a situation that could have been stopped early on. The article is particularly thorough and damning.

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Quote of the Week

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"The brute animals have all the same sensations of pain as human beings, and consequently endure as much pain when their body is hurt; but in their case the cruelty of torment is greater, because they have no mind to bear them up against their sufferings, and no hope to look forward to when enduring the last extreme pain."

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Giveaway: FlexPet

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Well, if your dog suffers from arthritis or joint pain, this giveaway is for you! You may remember our post awhile back about a great product called FlexPet. One lucky reader will get a 3 month supply of this amazing supplement.

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Controversial Elephant Death at San Diego Zoo

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Umoya, a 21-year-old African elephant, died Thursday, possibly due to injuries suffered during an attack by another elephant. This elephant's shocking death is another tragic example of how elephants suffer in inadequate and artificial zoo exhibits," said Catherine Doyle, elephant campaign director for the group. Here's the full article from the Los Angeles Times.

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Crates

Animal Ethics

It might be argued that any decrease in suffering for farmed animals is good, morally speaking. Imagine arguing not that human chattel slavery ought to be abolished, but that it ought to be reformed so as to inflict less suffering on the slaves. Someone might argue that there is no incompatibility between (1) working to decrease animal suffering and (2) working toward the abolition of factory farming. But doesn't decreasing animal suffering make abolition less likely

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Tom Regan on Cruelty

Animal Ethics

The central case of cruelty appears to be the case where, in Locke's apt phrase, one takes "a seeming kind of Pleasure" in causing another to suffer. Some cruel people do not feel pleasure in making others suffer. Cruelty is manifested in different ways.

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