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Animal Care

This group is dedicated to those who seek justice for all animals that are neglected, abused, and tortured by our fellow humans.

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1:35:28 - 3 years ago

EARTHLINGS is a feature length documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called "non-human providers." The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR) and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby .


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Gator taken from Ohio home, video showed taunts

Started by A Former Member Jun 8, 2013. 0 Replies

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 7-foot alligator found in an Ohio man's basement is malnourished, has bone disease from a lack of sun for 15 years and was being taunted by teenagers on a regular basis, authorities said Tuesday.The Humane Society of Greater Dayton confiscated the 15-year-old gator from its owner on Sunday in the southwestern Ohio home where it was being kept after a video was posted on Facebook showing the reptile being taunted.The video shows a young man laughing as he throws beer on top…Continue

Tags: exotic pets, captivity, animal cruelty, alligators

Going Undercover in an Industrial Slaughterhouse

Started by A Former Member Apr 20, 2013. 0 Replies

In the May issue of Harper’s magazine, Ted Conover, a longtime undercover and participatory journalist, details his job as an undercover federal meat inspector at an industrial slaughterhouse. Conover…Continue

Tags: cows, food, animal cruelty, disease, The Jungle

Costa Rica bans hunting as a sport

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Neal Dec 21, 2012. 5 Replies

From The Guardian. Such great news! I'm proud to be Latin American today.Costa Rica bans hunting as a sportThe biodiverse nation, with 25% of its land protected as reserves, becomes first Latin American country to ban huntingPumas are among Costa Rica's most treasured species. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images…Continue

Tags: goodnews, hunting, environmentalism, ban, Costa Rica

Republican Congressman Gloats About Bill To Enable Animal Torture

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Neal Aug 1, 2012. 18 Replies

Yep. Gotta stop those vegetarians from imposing their agenda on the rest of us good real Americans :-PRepublican Congressman Gloats About Bill To Enable Animal TortureBy Zack Beauchamp on Jul 18, 2012 at 3:20 pmRepresentative Steve King (R-IA), who is the sponsor of an amendment to the House Farm Bill that is both …Continue

Tags: politics, morality, ethics, law, animal rights

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Comment by A Former Member on January 26, 2012 at 3:18pm

From 2005, but worth reading.

The secret life of moody cows

ONCE they were a byword for mindless docility. But cows have a secret mental life in which they bear grudges, nurture friendships and become excited over intellectual challenges, scientists have found.

Cows are also capable of feeling strong emotions such as pain, fear and even anxiety — they worry about the future. But if farmers provide the right conditions, they can also feel great happiness.

The findings have emerged from studies of farm animals that have found similar traits in pigs, goats, chickens and other livestock. They suggest that such animals may be so emotionally similar to humans that welfare laws need to be rethought. [continue]

Comment by Neal on January 10, 2012 at 11:21am


Comment by Adriana on January 10, 2012 at 11:17am

Stop the Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji, Japan

Stop the Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji, Japan

  • signatures: 63,540
  • signature goal: 100,000
The World Association for Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is the world's largest network of zoos and aquariums around the world. Some members of the international aquarium and zoo industry are strongly connected to the Japanese dolphin slaughter, in that they pay top dollar for dolphins deemed suitable for commercial exploitation in dolphin shows and captive dolphin swim programs. In Taiji, live bottlenose dolphins have been sold for as much as $154,000. The dolphin massacres in Japan will continue for as long as members of the international dolphin display industry reward the fishermen with thousands of dollars for animals that are deemed suitable for commercial exploitation in captivity.

Send WAZA a letter urging them to enforce their Code of Ethics and expel the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) from their organization. Furthermore, WAZA must expel all other facilities that have purchased dolphins from the dolphin drive hunts.
Comment by Sydni Moser on December 24, 2011 at 10:27am


Comment by A Former Member on December 13, 2011 at 5:09pm

It struck as very casual, almost converstional, which I don't have a problem with in general. I guess I just don't think he'd be a very good conversationalists. Lol. And yeah, the bad reading is a big hinderance to enjoying a book.


I could not get though as many books as I do without listening to audiobooks. I just don't have enough time to sit still and read, and with audio I can listen in the car, while doing dishes or ironing, or even while I'm at work if what I'm doing isn't too thought intensive. But yeah, it's easy to get distracted, and it's much easier to listen to fiction than non-ficiton, because you can follow action and conversation with much less effort than you can when someone is trying to use facts or make a specific point.


Still, I have to listen to books or else I'd never get any "reading" done. I have Hedge's The Death of the Liberal Class, and Harris's The Moral Landscape on CD coming in from the library. I'm also listening to Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens right now as well, which is mostly a collection of book reviews (so far). This is where I ran across the "Political Animals" article I posted last week.

Comment by Adriana on December 13, 2011 at 2:10pm

Foer has a peculiar writing style, sometimes he writes on purpose like as if he was a kid. But I don't mind his writing, it's his own little style. Maybe the narrator totally spoiled it. I never heard a book, I only read books, mainly out of habit but also because I'm not a very good "listener", I get distracted. when I read, I'm in full control, and I'm a bit of a control freak :-) (not control of others, but of my own time and self). 

Comment by A Former Member on December 13, 2011 at 1:21pm

This week I tried listening to Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, and I hated it. I didn't even finish the first CD. I think he writes like a 13 year-old, and his word play is sophomoric. And it didn't help that the narrator was just awful, too. He made the mistake of "reading" the book to you, instead of telling you the story.

Comment by Adriana on December 10, 2011 at 11:27am

From Vegansaurus (WARNING: Cute overload!!):


This is Farm Sanctuary’s new rescued piglet, Eric. I can’t. ERIC IS A PIG HUGGING ANOTHER PIG. I am giving Farm Sanctuary everything I have. This is why I’m vegan. This pig is so spiritually rich, I love him so much. I can’t even form sentences right now.

This is Farm Sanctuary’s new rescued piglet, Eric. I can’t. ERIC IS A PIG HUGGING ANOTHER PIG. I am giving Farm Sanctuary everything I have. This is why I’m vegan. This pig is so spiritually rich, I love him so much. I can’t even form sentences right now.

Comment by A Former Member on December 7, 2011 at 5:24pm

I would love to meet the person who put those cats in the bag.


So I could kick their fucking teeth in!

Comment by Adriana on December 7, 2011 at 5:20pm

Israel Bans Cat Declawing. Punishment: One Year In Prison, $20K

On November 28th Israel’s legislature unanimously passed a bill that outlaws the declawing of cats, except for certain medical reasons, making it a crime punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine of about $20,000 (or 75,000 shekels).

Declawing is a somewhat misleading term; in the procedure, called an  onychectomy, the veterinarian typically removes all or most of the cat’s outer toe joint, bone and all. As declawing opponents have often pointed out, the human equivalent would be the amputation of your fingertips at or just above your third knuckle. Cats also use their toes/nails to walk upon; the Israel bill says the ban will help cats move around more normally, avoid certain medical complications, and defend themselves.

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