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. About 15 years later I finally began to have a change of heart.

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.

Struggling Swallows Suffer in a Spring Storm

10,000 Birds

We here in New York City (and in much of the northeastern United States) are dealing with a pretty major cold snap for late May, with temperatures last night falling down to 46 degrees Fahrenheit (8 degrees Celsius). Strong wind and lots of rain has only added to the misery. As bad as a cold, wet, and windy Memorial Day Weekend is for people it is even worse for birds, especially species that rely upon flying insects for sustenance.

Do You Suffer From Avian Snob Syndrome?

10,000 Birds

Larry of The Brownstone Birding Blog shares five symptoms of this affliction. Asides

Red Birds More Likely to Suffer from Cataracts

10,000 Birds

This is bad news for Northern Cardinals and European Robins but perhaps good news for humans suffering from eye trouble, as the research may lead to a better understanding of what causes cataracts. Asides

My first eLearning Blog Article

Hannah's Blog

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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.

Egypt Kills Thousands of Pigs for No Reason

Creature Talk

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

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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?

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? Tagged: animal advocacy, Animal Cruelty, Animal Rights, animal suffering, companion animals, dogs, dolphins, get involved, horses, humans, Michael Vick, The Cove.

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Kathy Bauck: The Face of Puppy Mill Cruelty

Creature Talk

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

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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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. Depression, Anxiety, and … Continue reading →

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Birding Gunung Gede on a weekend without suffering a mental break-down, part 1

10,000 Birds

Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park, which comprises the twin volcanoes Gede and Pangrango (with gunung meaning “mountain”), surely must rate as one of the birding highlights of Southeast Asia, and is arguably the most important and well-known birding site on the island of Java.

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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. It seems like every where I turn, I’m hearing or reading something about it: the contenders, the odds, the wagers, the jockeys, the hats, and so on and so forth. And yet very little is said about the cruelty of it all.

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 Every summer animal agencies are inundated with calls from concerned citizens alerting us to dogs that have been left or locked in hot cars.

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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. September 19th is Puppy Mill Awareness Day.

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. I’m sorry for my incredible inactivity these past several months. I mean, I have been M.I.A. But I have a somewhat reasonable excuse, you guys: in September, I got engaged!

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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

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.

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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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. The weekend of June 13th and 14th I went to an animal rights conference in the Twin Cities called Their Lives, Our Voices. Much like last year, it was awesome. I took notes and hope to write a few entries on what I learned there.

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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?

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.

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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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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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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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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. Hal Herzog’s “ Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat ” (Harper 2011), though fascinating, is ultimately depressing for vegans and animal rights activists.

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Critter News - Untitled Article

Critter News

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

Critter News

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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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. More often than not, they are confined so tightly to wire cages that they cannot stretch their wings, clean themselves, turn around, or exhibit any of their normal behaviors at all. They are subjected to toxic fumes from the pools of waste that lie beneath them, and they are roughly handled by factory workers.

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). You never have to wonder if the fish on your plate had to suffer. I immensely enjoyed "EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED" (even on the big screen) and eagerly anticipated "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer.

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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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PETA Targets Live Octopus Meals.in New York!

Critter News

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.

Pam Anderson Urges End to India's Animal Testing

Critter News

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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Animal Hoarding is a Serious Issue

Critter News

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

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). I finally read SPECIESISM , by Joan Dunayer, which was published a couple of years after ANIMAL EQUALITY , which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. This book has so many great quotes that I'm going to have to write a couple of posts about them.

Investigation Demanded for Southwest Lab

Critter News

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.

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. However, for me, the images are in a way just as powerful because they demonstrate that use is abuse. But that's me. Then there's the issue of the indoctrination of children.

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