Horrible Tail Docking Video Spurs Call for Ban

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Europe's Pig Industry Mad about Undercover Investigation

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Compassion in World Farming led an undercover investigation that showed illegal tail docking and poor attempts at pig enrichment on factory farms, in violation of EU law. Tags: europe tail docking pigs factory farm agribusiness Now the pig industry is mad and claiming bias ( scroll down in article.) Too bad! If you complied with the law, you wouldn't look like such jerks!

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New Podcast Uploaded for 01/30/10

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In this week's podcast ending January 30, 2010: **A Mercy for Animals video spurs calls for a ban on tail docking in the State of New York; **Animal rights activists try to stop construction of a bullfighting ring in Beijing; **A PETA protestor gets a pie in the face for protesting against the Canadian seal hunt; **And legislation is proposed in China to ban the eating of cats and dogs.

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Investigation Reveals Cruel Treatment of Pigs in Europe

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Investigators from Compassion in World Farming found 80 per cent of farms across five European countries engaging in illegal practices such as barren pens and routine tail-docking. In 48 farms, farmers had cut the tails off pigs to stop them biting each other, despite EU rules restricting tail-docking. It really sucks to be a factory farm pig in Europe.

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Some Good News In NJ Farm Animals Case

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While the decision did not ban any procedure or practice, “the Court further held that tail docking could not be considered humane, and [that] mutilations without anesthesia including castration, de-beaking and de-toeing could not be considered humane without some specific requirements to prevent pain and suffering,” the article notes. Thanks to Farmed Animal Net for this information from August 8.

Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

In addition, the animals are subjected to excruciating mutilations – including branding, dehorning, debeaking, tooth pulling, tail docking, and castration – all performed without anesthesia. Ethical vegetarianism is the thesis that killing and eating animals is morally wrong whenever equally nutritious plant-based alternatives are available. The case for ethical vegetarianism starts with several uncontroversial premises.

Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

Animal Ethics

Referring to battery-cage confinement, gestation-crate confinement, veal-crate confinement, and unanesthetized mutilations (including branding, castration, debeaking, tooth pulling, and tail docking) as "Acceptable Handling Practices" does not make those practices morally acceptable or humane. A column entitled "Ag Industry Threatened by Animal Rights" appeared in today's High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal [ HPMAJ ].

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