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.

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.

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

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.

World Farm Animal Day is October 2

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Lest we forget their suffering.

Let’s Catch Up!

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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?

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?

A Victory for Turkeys

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12 Reasons Why Dogs Help With Depression and Anxiety

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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.

Chimpanzees are NOT “Pets”

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Nothing Funny About Cat Cruelty

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However, while we all enjoy a chuckle at that funny cat image, it is easy to forget that out there in the real world many cats are suffering at the hands of cruel owners. What is it about cats and the internet?

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Egypt Kills Thousands of Pigs for No Reason

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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.

Kathy Bauck: The Face of Puppy Mill Cruelty

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Improving Your Dog’s Health with Regular Grooming

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Dogs can quite easily suffer from painful skin and health problems such as mange, fleas, ticks, folliculitis, seborrhoea and many variations of dermatitis.

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On "Imposing" Our Beliefs on Our Children

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That she might suffer tremendously in her life, and that the Being With Ultimate Power is actually doing her a favor by making her suffer. By choosing her to suffer in the manner in which she suffers.

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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.

Endangered Malayan Tiger Cubs Born at Busch Gardens Tampa

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One of the male cubs is suffering from anemia and has developed a rare but benign skin condition that also occurs in both wild and domestic felines. Three endangered Malayan tiger cubs were born at Busch Gardens Tampa Sunday, March 31. The litter consists of two males and one female.

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.

Animal Rights

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Nonhuman animals can suffer. That fact alone suffices to grant them a legal right not to be made to suffer. Dentists make people suffer.) PETA's latest publicity stunt was to file a lawsuit in federal court alleging that five orcas at SeaWorld in San Diego are slaves for purposes of the 13th Amendment. I'm a longtime proponent of animal rights, but this suit is ridiculous. First, the 13th Amendment was designed to abolish human chattel slavery.

DogTV

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For many of us, our dog is one of the most important friends in our life. Of course, when we aren’t with our human friends, they can generally entertain themselves pretty well and know that they will eventually see us again.

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Tom Regan on Utilitarianism

Animal Ethics

Especially because animals are made to suffer in the pursuit of human purposes—in the name of "efficient" factory farming, for example, or in pursuit of scientific knowledge—the utilitarian injunction to count their suffering and to count it equitably must strike a responsive moral chord.

On Atheism and Veganism

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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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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

University of Iowa Animal Lab Goes Underground

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Poor, poor long-suffering animal researchers. From the Des Moines Register. The Iowa Board of Regents approved $11.2 million for an underground vivarium that will house University of Iowa animal research laboratories. The 35,000-square-foot facility would connect the Medical Education Research Facility and Carver Biomedical Research Building on the west side of campus.

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.

Paws UP for Union Township Animal Shelter

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The animals at these shelters suffer extreme stress from deafening noise levels, horrible environmental conditions, and many other factors that contribute to behavioral problems.

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).

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.

Dog Diabetes

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About one out of every ten dogs will suffer from diabetes. There is no one cure for diabetes in dogs, but it can be managed well if caught at an early stage. There are a few common symptoms to look for when dealing with dog diabetes. Dog diabetes usually surfaces between the ages of 7 and 9. The most common type of dog diabetes is known as diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes is when the pancreas cannot produce enough natural insulin to prevent glucose levels from rising in your dog’s system.

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.

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.

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."