Bush Meat, Trafficking Decimate Vietnam
MARCH 22, 2010
From Vietnam News. Tags: vietnam exotic meats wildlife trafficking bush meat endangered species Sounds just awful. But the problem is the high demand for these products. Dr Scott Roberton, head of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), said that hunting wild animals for meat and trafficking had been happening in many countries, especially developing ones. In Viet Nam, hunting and trade in wild animals had been alarming, he said.
Moon Bears Rescued from Bile Farm in Vietnam
JANUARY 26, 2010
It's great that they were saved, but t hey arrived at the rescue center in wretched condition. Moon bears are rare, which makes this all the sadder. Please note that the illegal bile farm was Taiwanese-owned. Again, the China connection. I can't read such stuff without being sickened by my species. Thank Animals Asia for the rescue. They are an amazing organization that we support financially.).
Man Arrested with Frozen Tigers and Panther in House
JUNE 25, 2010
This happened in Vietnam. Tags: wildlife smuggling vietnam wildlife trafficking tigers panthers The guy was clearly trafficking in illegal parts as there were about 50 kg of bones belonging to other tigers.
Newly Found Species Already Endangered
SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
Tags: vietnam laos endangered species
Baby Tiger Victim of Wildlife Trade
JULY 26, 2009
Tags: wildlife crime vietnam wildlife trafficking Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers endangered species
Military Dogs Play Roles in Iraq and Afghanistan
MARCH 31, 2009
The most famous example of military dogs is the Vietnam dogs who faithfully served American soldiers and then were abandoned to unknown fates after we left the country. We chain them, use them for experiments, eat them in some countries and make them wear funny sweaters in others. But we also use them to fight our wars and intimidate our detainees.
From Today's New York Times
JUNE 17, 2008
It sent more than 300,000 troops to help us in Vietnam, was a quick and generous supporter of Desert Storm in 1991, and for several years had the third-largest deployment of troops in Iraq, following our invasion of that country five years ago. To the Editor: Re “ South Koreans Assail U.S.
Moral Vegetarianism, Part 8 of 13
JUNE 4, 2009
If I pay my taxes during the Vietnam war, does this mean I am tacitly supporting the war? For an explanation of this feature, click on “Moral Vegetarianism” at the bottom of this post. The Argument from Actual Practice Still, it may be objected that this is to overlook actual practice. In fact, animals used for food do suffer a great deal. Not only are they killed in cruel ways, but it is well documented that they are raised in ways that cause them great discomfort and agony.
Moral Vegetarianism, Part 11 of 13
SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
In 1974 we shipped four times as much food to Cambodia and South Vietnam as to starving Bangladesh and Swahelian Africa. For an explanation of this feature, click on “Moral Vegetarianism” at the bottom of this post. The Argument from Human Grain Shortage All of the clearly moral arguments for vegetarianism given so far have been in terms of animal rights and suffering. New moral vegetarianism, however, rests on moral arguments couched in terms of human welfare.