Adopt a Turkey Next Month

Critter News

Farm Sanctuary has a cool "Adopt-a-Turkey" project. turkeys farm animal welfare farm sanctuary thanksgiving turkey massacreI definitely want to do this.

Adopt A Turkey!

4 The Love Of Animals

Funny lady Ellen DeGeneres and rescue group Farm Sanctuary both want you to Adopt-A-Turkey this Thanksgiving! Says DeGeneres: “Did you know that every year between 250 and 300 million turkeys are bred for slaughter in the United States?

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Alleged Abuse at Butterball Turkey Farm

Critter News

Once again, the wonderful Mercy for Animals provides footage of possible abuse of turkeys at a Butterball farm in North Carolina. meat mercy for animals turkeys North Carolina farm animal welfareThe full story is at CNN.

Turkeys in Texas Playing Soccer!

4 The Love Of Animals

The iconic turkey, star of Thanksgiving, also seems to enjoy playing a good game of soccer! Now here is something you don’t see everyday! What do you think? Could they win the world cup? cute video

Palin's Turkey Makes Letterman's Top 10

Critter News

But I will say that this attention on her turkey slaughter interview is a bit hypocritical. Sure, there was a turkey being ground up behind her, but, come on. That is the reality of where Thanksgiving turkey dinners come from. Tags: Palin thanksgiving turkey massacre

A Victory for Turkeys

Creature Talk

Around Thanksgiving last year, People for the Ethical Treatement of Animals (PETA) released undercover video footage of Aviagen Turkeys Inc. slaughterhouse employees abusing live turkeys. I met a few turkeys when I visited Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen.

Palin Pardons Turkey, Gives Interview With Turkeys Being Slaughtered Behind Her

Critter News

This woman is a complete dumbass. And yes, you will be hearing more about her here. We've been following her destructive policies since before she brought her trailer trash values down to the lower 48, and we'll keep following her until she leaves office.

Santa Paws Drive 2012

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Kyrenia Animal Rescue – Girne, Turkey. It’s time for the Santa Paws Drive ! The mission of the Santa Paws Drive is to bring holiday cheer to shelter animals around the world. How do they do it? With your help of course!

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Try a Vegan Thanksgiving!

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Healthy Pet Treats

4 The Love Of Animals

Both varieties have plenty of different flavors to choose from, like Chicken & Apples , Beef & Sweet Potatoes and Turkey & Cranberries. I think the Turkey & Cranberries would be a great fit for Thanksgiving!

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A gourmet menu for your cat.

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Breakfast: Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ Roasted Turkey Recipe – Gourmet taste of turkey in a soft, smooth texture is a great way to start the day. I have been compensated for completion of this article. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

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A Chance for Bliss

4 The Love Of Animals

Currently, A Chance for Bliss sanctuary is home to 96 residents including 25 horses, 22 dogs, 8 goats, 7 pot belly pigs , 4 sheep, 2 steers, 5 ducks, 5 geese, 5 cockatiels, 4 rabbits, 3 chickens, 3 cats, 1 turkey, a one-winged pigeon, Hines, and a turtle, Bart.

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Nutrition for Dogs: Choosing the Right Food for Your Canine Companion

4 The Love Of Animals

Feed healthy food to your dog. Nutrition is among the most overlooked areas of responsible pet ownership. Many people simply buy what is on sale at their local grocery store, never realizing that there are huge differences in quality between pet food brands.

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H1N1 and Your Pets

4 The Love Of Animals

It can spread to other pets however, such as turkeys and pigs. The H1N1 virus has everyone concerned, and with good cause. Luckily, it appears that the virus won’t pose a big risk to dogs and cats. You should also be careful if you have a pet bird as they have sensitive respiratory systems that are susceptible to other human illnesses (such as colds). Continue reading at Care2. H1N1 and Your Pets originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 20, 2009.

Pork Industry Tries to Deal with Public Image

Critter News

On Wednesday, I almost lost my temper with some people in our customer service unit who wondered why anyone would want a turkey to have a good life before death."it's it's just a turkey." Every time I get depressed about animal issues (every other day it seems like), I see an article like this. Now, it may see like it would add to more depression, but it actually makes me feel a little better.

#ShakeItForward Treats for Tricks Giveaway!

4 The Love Of Animals

IAMS Shakeables Soft & Chewy Treats for Dogs – 1 of Each Flavor: Gobble ‘Em Up with Turkey (as seen in Punk’d Puppy!). Want to give your dog a fun and flavorful treat? Try the new IAMS Shakeables Soft and Chewy treats for dogs.

7 Pet Friendly Fall Activities

4 The Love Of Animals

It’s that magical time of year when a turkey themed thanksgiving and a candy heavy Halloween on the horizon make us more than happy to swap our sexy swimsuits for sweaters. Yes ladies and gentlemen, the fall season is officially upon us. Likewise, the four-legged member of the family is equally happy to see the leaves hit the ground. While we may not be too excited to see the mercury drop, we’ve also never had to wear a fur coat through the summer.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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Raw or undercooked turkey may contain salmonella bacteria and fat trimmings or very fatty foods can trigger pancreatitis in dogs and cats. We have a great fact sheet below to share with you before the Thanksgiving holiday begins!

More Humane Method of Killing Chickens?

Critter News

Department of Agriculture (USDA)-approved slaughter method that is currently used to kill 75 percent of turkeys and 25 percent of chickens in the United Kingdom and 10 percent of all birds in the European Union. I realize that the most humane method of treating chickens is to not kill them for food.BUT, as long as there is still a demand for their meat, PETA is advocating "Controlled-Atmosphere Killing" as an improvement over current methods of electric immobilization. Per PETA.

Preparing for the Onslaught

Animal Person

The conversations with family and friends have already begun about "Turkey Day." And of course if you correct someone and say "Dead Turkey Day," you're "buzzkill," or imposing your beliefs or being judgmental. Everyone clearly doesn't include the turkey and the other animals on the table.

Look After Your Dog’s Health – Buy Them Premium Foods

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Using the highest quality ingredients such as turkey, rice, duck and lamb – as opposed to grain, chicken, pork and beef – the James Wellbeloved Dog Food range is specifically targeted at dogs that not only suffer from allergies but also those that may do in the future.

US Government Continues Subsidizing Meat Industry

Critter News

Department of Agriculture also said it will buy $60 million of turkey, $2 million of lamb and $29.7 Hard to wean people off animals when the US government is propping up the industries, and especially when so much of it ends up on school lunch trays (laying the foundation for this nation's obesity problem in my opinion.) I also have problems with subsidies to big agribusiness. It's just another bailout, but nothing new. We've been propping these guys up for decades.

Palin Now Going After Endangered Whales

Critter News

And those are just the endangered animals (remember the turkey being ground up during her tv interview?) First wolves, then polar bears, now beluga whales. At issue is the population of {the Cook Inlet beluga) whales, which were put under the protections of the Marine Mammal Protection Act eight years ago, which scientists argue hasn't sped their recovery: Palin begs to differ.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

9, 2008 Note from KBJ: Some reasons for vegetarianism apply to all animals, from cows, pigs, and sheep to turkeys, chickens, and fish. To the Editor: The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization has estimated that nearly a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gases is generated by livestock production, more than by transportation. Yet Al Gore does not even mention the need for Americans to reduce meat consumption as we attempt to rescue ourselves from the climate crisis.

Be Happy with Purina (and win a custom tee)!

4 The Love Of Animals

Poultry Pair-adise Crunchies with Chicken and Turkey Flavors. Sometimes all it takes is seeing that little butt wiggle with excitement and suddenly everyone in the room is happy too!

On Individuals and Thanksgiving

Animal Person

turkey. . . Yesterday, I was on my way to the Foster and Adoptive Parents Association, which has a "store" and allows those parents to "shop" for clothing, toys and baby gear at no cost to them. Basically, they give stuff away, unlike Goodwill and the Salvation Army and others, who charge for their donated goods. Everyone was slamming on their brakes on a major road and as I crept around the mayhem I saw the reason: a turtle of some kind.

On Wipeout and Lion Burgers

Animal Person

Contestant: "And turkeys.". Now you kill turkeys, chickens, fish and--". Have you seen the ridiculous television show, Wipeout ? There's something hilarious about people intentionally putting themselves in a position to be beaten up like Wile E. Coyote. It's all in fun, with much of the humor coming from the commentators and the special sound effects. It does get old, however, after about 10 minutes.

Philip E. Devine on Demi-Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

Or one might distinguish according to the kinds of value which may justify the eating of meat: turkey dinners on holidays with the family might be thought legitimate, while a bachelor cooking for himself would be under an obligation to abstain from meat.

A fit Fido

4 The Love Of Animals

By giving him beef one month, lamb the next month and turkey the next, etc., HOW TO HAVE ONE FIT & FABULOUS FIDO. K9 Pet Chef Loreen Playford Offers Advice on Maintaining Pet’s Overall Health. Philadelphia, PA—April 2, 2009— According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, approximately 35 percent of the total pet population is overweight or obese.

To My Friends at Thanksgiving

Animal Person

There will be no greyhound corpse on our table, no turkey corpse and no pig corpse. Thanksgiving 2010 will be Baby Sky's first, and our opportunity to introduce her to the notion that our family doesn't eat animals (not to mention that other historical story we'll be correcting).

On Bob Herbert and Direct Action

Animal Person

I don't disagree with Herbert, but what if I wrote: Most people don't want to hear about the capacity of nonhumans to experience pain, pleasure, boredom or frustration, and President Obama would rather walk through fire than do anything other than acquire a pure breed puppy or pardon a turkey on Thanksgiving (though that one remains to be seen).

The (Re)Veganizing of the Greyhounds

Animal Person

I have fed Charles Hobson Booger, III and Violet Rays every type of diet from raw (as in, turkey necks and chicken backs) to pre-made raw (comes in patties with greens and bones and supplements in it), to homemade vegan to Evolution to pre-made vegan ingredients to a combo.

Wanted: Dog lovers to host a house party!

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Presented in varieties such as Smoked Turkey, Herb Chicken and Beef Tenderloin, Chef Michael’s recognizes that mealtime is the perfect opportunity for dog owners to show their dogs how much they love them by serving them meals that are just as special as their four-legged friends enjoying them.

Are Farm Animals Usually Killed in a Humane Manner?

Critter News

There have been several high-profile cases of severe abuse that only require a search on the web (examples include turkeys being used as punching bags while alive and paint being sprayed into hogs’ eyes for “fun.") Andrew from Good Honest Dollar had an excellent question. He asked whether cows, chickens, sheep and some of the other animals that we eat are usually treated and killed in a humane manner. It's a thoughtful question I wish more people would ask.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Gary Steiner perfectly articulates my feelings, and particularly my frustration, as so many around me obsess about the preparation of their turkeys. To the Editor: Re “ Animal, Vegetable, Miserable ,” by Gary Steiner (Op-Ed, Nov.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Niman for pasturing the animals to provide all the beef, turkey, chicken and pork eaten in this country? Yet the turkey she raises is a much smaller factor in advancing global warming than the cattle on her ranch because they produce meat much more efficiently. To the Editor: Re “ The Carnivore’s Dilemma ,” by Nicolette Hahn Niman (Op-Ed, Oct. 31): Living “green” is not easy. Yes, every decision we make results in more or less of an impact on our environment.

Let’s Catch Up!

Creature Talk

Are dogs any more special than pigs, cows, turkeys? There have been SO many things I’ve wanted to write about lately, but I’ve let summer get the best of me and been a bad little blogger.

On Honoring Living "Things"

Animal Person

The same is true for cows, pigs, fishes, turkeys, chickens, buffaloes, sheeps, goats, and many other nonhuman animals whom we call "food." William Horden's, " The Sacred Space of the Shared Heart " is exactly the type of piece I am talking about when I express frustration over "spiritual" people who kill nonhuman animals or who have them killed for a meal. "My

Getting Emotional

Creature Talk

Chickens, turkeys, pigs and other farmed animals get nothing of the sort. Sometimes being an animal rights advocate is emotionally exhausting. Today is one of those days. Last night I was watching Animal Planet, as I often do, and the show was about polar bears in the wild. There was a mama polar bear and her 2 cubs who were not yet full grown, but also not tiny.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

The number of chickens, turkeys, pigs, cattle and other animals raised and slaughtered in the United States has been growing steadily for decades. To the Editor: Re “ The Protein Pyramid ” (editorial, Nov. 10): Thank you for pointing out the unsustainability of the so-called protein pyramid. But there is a net loss in all meat production, not just of farmed fish or feeding fish to land animals being raised for food.