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Consider the Turkey

theatlantic.com | November 24, 10 at 07:46 PM

Read More: animal intelligence, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, thanksgiving, turkey

Consider the Turkey

"Humans," Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson has written, "seem to take a perverse pleasure in attributing stupidity to animals when it is almost entirely a question of human ignorance." This dictum seems especially apt with Thanksgiving arriving tomorrow. No animal, after all,...

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USDA Mad Cow Inspector Faked Tests Showing No Mad Cow in US Herd -- Indicted

washingtonpost.com | November 18, 10 at 10:17 AM

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USDA Mad Cow Inspector Faked Tests Showing No Mad Cow in US Herd -- Indicted

OMAHA, Neb. -- A former Nebraska cattle inspector has been indicted on charges that he faked reports about mad cow disease, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. Galen Niehues, 41, of Cozad, was charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court in...

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Eating Animals: Jonathan Safran Foer - EXCELLENT VIDEO

fora.tv | October 18, 10 at 03:54 PM

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Eating Animals: Jonathan Safran Foer - EXCELLENT VIDEO

Every envrionmental problem in the world is directly tied to animal food production. Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer's first nonfiction book, grew out of his need to justify dietary decisions to his children. A vegetarian and sometime vegan, Foer carefully...

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Jeffrey Masson: Dogs Have Greater Sense of Friendship than People

Andy Ross | October 6, 10 at 04:15 PM

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Jeffrey Masson: Dogs Have Greater Sense of Friendship than People

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson first gained attention as projects director at the Freud Archives. Jeffrey's research led him to the conclusion that Freud erred in turning away from his insight that human misery was fueled by childhood sexual abuse. Masson speculated...

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Jeff Masson's GREAT new book: The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving

huffingtonpost.com | Jeffrey Masson | October 4, 10 at 02:09 PM

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Jeff Masson's GREAT new book: The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving

In 1997 I wrote a New York Times bestseller called "Dogs Never Lie About Love." Yes, the title is a bit dorky, but it struck a nerve and sold over a million copies. Since then I have never stopped thinking...

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John Robbins: How Egg Industry Greed Caused the Salmonella Outbreak

huffingtonpost.com | John Robbins | August 28, 10 at 04:47 PM

Read More: Eggs, Food safety, John Robbins, Salmonella

John Robbins: How Egg Industry Greed Caused the Salmonella Outbreak

Photo Credit: Suat Enman For years, the U.S. egg industry has been telling us that there is no connection between salmonella outbreaks and the practice of cramming layer hens into cages so small the birds can't lift a single wing....

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Woman Dumps Cat In Trash (VIDEO)

August 24, 10 at 07:32 PM

Read More: abuse, cat, Cruelty to animals

Woman Dumps Cat In Trash (VIDEO)

The gray-haired woman gently pets the cat, occasionally glancing furtively at a garbage bin. Then she strikes, casually grabbing it by the scruff, tossing it in, popping the lid closed, and quickly strolling away. (Scroll down for video) The surveillance...

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Party for the Animals Launched in Switzerland

IVU Online News | International Vegetarian Union | July 31, 10 at 02:46 AM

Party for the Animals Launched in Switzerland

On 24 July, a press release informed us about the launch of the Animal Party Switzerland and its priority of introducing the question of animal welfare into politics, economics and society. Here, from our friends at EVANA, is an interview...

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Spain's Catalonia votes to outlaw bullfighting

International Vegetarian Union | July 28, 10 at 07:10 AM

 Spain's Catalonia votes to outlaw bullfighting

The Catalan parliament dealt the death blow to bullfighting in the region on Wednesday, outlawing the centuries-old spectacle for the first time in mainland Spain. The result of 68 in favour, 55 against the ban was expected, since Catalonia's parliament...

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USDA Admits Link Between Antibiotic Use by Big Ag and Human Health

huffingtonpost.com | Andrew Gunther | July 20, 10 at 05:06 PM

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USDA Admits Link Between Antibiotic Use by Big Ag and Human Health

At a hearing of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, a representative of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finally caught up with the rest of the world -- and his peers at the...

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Happy Cows? Hardly

HuffingtonPost.com | John Robbins | July 14, 10 at 09:33 AM

Read More: Animal rights, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dairy, happy cows, Livestock

Happy Cows?  Hardly

This past week, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill that will essentially prohibit, starting in 2015, any egg from being sold in the state that comes from caged hens. This bill became law 20 months after a majority of...

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BP Oil Spill: Thousands of dead animals collected

June 16, 10 at 07:07 AM

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BP Oil Spill: Thousands of dead animals collected

Within each of the animal-rescue stations set up along the Gulf Coast is a makeshift morgue for oiled and ill creatures that didn't make it. And behind the scenes, pathologists and laboratory staff are carefully cataloging each dead creature as...

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Happy dairy propaganda vs. undercover reality (VIDEO)

youtube.com | May 28, 10 at 09:56 AM

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Happy dairy propaganda vs. undercover reality (VIDEO)

Two interesting videos paint very different pictures of what life is like for cows in the Ohio dairy industry. You can watch both videos, and decide which is the truth. The first is produced by Ohio Dairy Famers, a dairy...

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Damian Aspinall's Amazing Gorilla Reunion (VIDEO)

youtube.com | May 16, 10 at 09:09 AM

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Damian Aspinall's Amazing Gorilla Reunion (VIDEO)

Remember the story of Christian the lion, who was raised in an apartment in England, returned to the wild?  The two men who raised him returned to visit him in the wild years later -- and Christian the lion recognized...

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The Problem with Factory Farms

time.com | Claire Suddath | April 27, 10 at 07:04 AM

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The Problem with Factory Farms

If you eat meat, the odds are high that you've enjoyed a meal made from an animal raised on a factory farm (also known as a CAFO). According to the USDA, 2% of U.S. livestock facilities raise an estimated 40%...

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Catskill Animal Sanctuary Launches Culinary Program - April 24

casanctuary.org | Michelle B. Alvarez | April 21, 10 at 10:28 AM

Read More: Animal sanctuary, Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Open House, Veganism

Catskill Animal Sanctuary Launches Culinary Program - April 24

Saugerties, NY:  On Saturday, April 24, 2010, from 2 to 5 pm, Catskill Animal Sanctuary will launch its newest program, Compassionate Cuisine, at an Open House featuring 250 happy animals and a feast made without animal products. The Open House...

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Supreme Court Overturns Animal Cruelty Video Ban

April 20, 10 at 08:25 AM

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Supreme Court Overturns Animal Cruelty Video Ban

The Supreme Court struck down a federal law Tuesday aimed at banning videos that show graphic violence against animals, saying it violates the right to free speech. The justices, voting 8-1, threw out the criminal conviction of Robert Stevens of...

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Japanese whalers blame Sea Shepherd for smallest catch in years

guardian.co.uk | April 13, 10 at 08:03 AM

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 Japanese whalers blame Sea Shepherd for smallest catch in years

Japan's whaling ships have returned from the Southern Ocean with their smallest catch in years, prompting the fleet's leader to blame harassment by the Sea Shepherd marine conservation group for the shortfall. The Nisshin Maru, the fleet's mother ship, returned...

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New Pig-Friendly Children's Book

April 5, 10 at 07:23 AM

Read More: animal rights, books, children, farm sanctuary, granny gomez, jigsaw

New Pig-Friendly Children's Book

Looking for a children's picture book that inspires compassion for farm animals? Granny Gomez & Jigsaw (Disney-Hyperion, 2010) tells the story of a mountain-climbing, drum-playing old woman who adopts a baby pig for a very good reason: to prevent him...

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Deadly horse round-ups: Yet another sad consequence of meat industry

cnn.com | Jane Velez-Mitchell | March 31, 10 at 07:46 AM

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Deadly horse round-ups: Yet another sad consequence of meat industry

The meat industry needs land and water for their cattle herds to meet the ever-growing appetite of the US fast food consumer. But there's a problem. Tens of thousands of wild mustangs and other horses -- these "living symbols of...

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