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Jeff Masson - Domesticating Animals Caused Addition to Violence? (VIDEO)

March 20, 14 at 06:15 PM

Jeff Masson - Domesticating Animals Caused Addition to Violence? (VIDEO)

In his previous bestsellers, author Jeff Masson has shown that animals can teach us much about our own emotions -- love (Dogs Never Lie About Love), contentment (The Cat Who Came In From the Cold), grief (When Elephants Weep), among...

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Man, Beast: Who's Good? Who's Evil? (VIDEO)

January 27, 14 at 05:22 PM

Man, Beast: Who's Good? Who's Evil? (VIDEO)

Are animals inherently good or bad? "A wolf in sheep's clothing." Are wolves evil? Watch this short excerpt from a talk by bestselling author Jeffrey Masson PhD, entitled "Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good &...

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Factory Farming's Days May Be Numbered

Ocean Robbins | November 27, 12 at 09:52 PM

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Factory Farming's Days May Be Numbered

In one of history's most stunning victories for humane farming, Australia's largest supermarket chain, Coles, will as of January 1 stop selling company branded pork and eggs from animals kept in factory farms. As an immediate result, 34,000 mother pigs...

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Could Anyone Find This Animal Abuse Tolerable?

John Robbins | August 22, 12 at 08:45 AM

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Could Anyone Find This Animal Abuse Tolerable?

Yesterday, the USDA shut down operations at Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford, California. The facility, located at the center of California’s dairy industry, slaughters California dairy cows when their milk production declines, and sells their meat to make hamburger...

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The Rise of Nonperfectionist Veganism

Hillary Rettig | June 27, 12 at 01:37 PM

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The Rise of Nonperfectionist Veganism

After my book The Lifelong Activist was published by Lantern Books in 2006, I gave a lot of talks to vegan groups, and also spoke with many individual vegans and vegan activists. Whenever I'd mention what I'd considered the self-evident...

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Lockwood Animal Rescue Center Needs Help With Large Wolf Rescue

December 4, 11 at 07:41 PM

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Lockwood Animal Rescue Center Needs Help With Large Wolf Rescue

Nestled on all sides by the Los Padres National Forest and only 70 miles from the Westside of Los Angeles, the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC) offers permanent sanctuary to wolves, wolfdogs and other animals in need. The brainchild of...

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Jeffrey Masson: Is there such a thing as "humane" meat? (VIDEO)

December 2, 11 at 06:59 PM

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Jeffrey Masson: Is there such a thing as "humane" meat? (VIDEO)

Here's a special video excerpt from the upcoming GET HEALTHY NOW YELLOW DVD set.Bestselling author, Jeffrey Masson, has written many popular books about animals, such as When Elephants Weep, Dogs Never Lie About Love, and The Face On Your Plate.Watch...

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Animal Testing - is it necessary? Interview with HSUS

IVU Online News | International Vegetarian Union | June 23, 11 at 04:10 AM

Animal Testing - is it necessary? Interview with HSUS

While food production constitutes the main way that we humans abuse our fellow animals, as the film Earthlings (available for free view in a number of languages at www.earthlings.com) points out, we also impoverish the lives on non-human animals for...

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Raw diet heavy in greens is key to gorilla slimness and health

June 9, 11 at 11:58 AM

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Raw diet heavy in greens is key to gorilla slimness and health

The New York Times recently published an article asserting that a high protein intake -- similar, they say, to the Atkins diet -- is the reason gorillas in the wild are thin and in good health. What?! Yep, you read...

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Wayne Pacelle: Animal Welfare Not Big in Japan -- But Saving Your Pet in a Disaster Is

March 22, 11 at 11:42 AM

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Wayne Pacelle: Animal Welfare Not Big in Japan -- But Saving Your Pet in a Disaster Is

The Humane Society of the United States is no stranger to the political stage. For example, the organization aggressively pushes state ballot measures on animal welfare and has called for a boycott of Canadian seafood until the fishing industry agrees to...

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Alley Cat Allies -- 80 Million Ferals Need Help

March 18, 11 at 12:38 PM

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Alley Cat Allies -- 80 Million Ferals Need Help

Here's a great organization and individuals helping alleviate suffering of abandoned cat populations. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO    ...

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Chickens are capable of feeling empathy, scientists believe

telegraph.co.uk | March 9, 11 at 09:03 PM

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Chickens are capable of feeling empathy, scientists believe

Editor's note: Note that this article mentions animal studies. We see animal studies receiving attention in the media, and we see government bodies sometimes basing nutritional policy on such work, at least in part. Because this kind of information is...

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Florida law would make it a felony to photograph factory farms and puppy mills, even if not trespassing

Jeff Nelson, Founder VegSource.com | March 9, 11 at 11:23 AM

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Florida law would make it a felony to photograph factory farms and puppy mills, even if not trespassing

About ten years ago while driving from Los Angeles to San Francisco along Interstate 5, we stopped and took some photographs of the Harris Ranch, a huge feedlot operation which provides a lot of meat for California fast food outlets....

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Zoo Gorillas Go on Plant-Based Diet and Reverse Heart Disease

February 18, 11 at 11:31 AM

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Zoo Gorillas Go on Plant-Based Diet and Reverse Heart Disease

Let's be honest, folks. It is heartbreaking that animals are kept in captivity like this. Keeping animals locked up for human entertainment is barbaric and should be unacceptable in a so-called civilized society. And as if it weren't enough they've...

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Confirmed: Sea Lice From Salmon Farms Infecting Wild Fish

alternet.org | February 12, 11 at 02:34 PM

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Confirmed: Sea Lice From Salmon Farms Infecting Wild Fish

The first link between salmon farms on the British Columbia coast and elevated levels of sea lice on juvenile Fraser River sockeye salmon has been demonstrated by new research published today. While there has been speculation that lice from captive...

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San Francisco Activists against live poultry sales sue farmers' market and vendor

sfgate.com | February 1, 11 at 12:25 PM

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San Francisco Activists against live poultry sales sue farmers' market and vendor

What started out at the Heart of the City Farmers' Market as a cultural conflict between animal rights activists trying to block live poultry sales and vendors catering to hundreds of Chinese customers, has taken a legal turn. On Wednesday...

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Arizona eatery takes "lion tacos" off the menu after public outrage

January 28, 11 at 09:16 AM

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Arizona eatery takes "lion tacos" off the menu after public outrage

From an AP story: An Arizona restaurant has decided to scrap plans to offer African lion meat in its tacos. Bryan Mazon, the owner of Boca Tacos and Tequila, said Monday that his Tucson eatery has received "many threats" against...

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Anthology Probes Humans' Links to Other Animals

IVU Online News | January 25, 11 at 07:13 AM

Anthology Probes Humans' Links to Other Animals

‘Other Nations: Animals in Modern Literature’, edited by Tom Regan and Andrew Linzey, is the world’s first anthology designed to employ the power of fiction to illuminate our moral relationship with animals. Other Nations includes the writing of such well-known...

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Tommy Lee Blasts SeaWorld: Whale's Treatment 'Sick And Twisted'

huffingtonpost.com | December 9, 10 at 07:07 AM

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Tommy Lee Blasts SeaWorld: Whale's Treatment 'Sick And Twisted'

Musician Tommy Lee recently wrote a letter to Terry Prather, President of SeaWorld, as a response to SeaWorld's announcement that they would no longer allow trainers to have any personal contact with Tilikum, the orca whale involved with the death...

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Sarah Palin Killing Animals For Fun

huffingtonpost.com | Aaron Sorkin | December 8, 10 at 07:35 AM

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Sarah Palin Killing Animals For Fun

(Warning: Following post contains NSFW language.) "Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather chair or eaten meat, save your condemnation." You're right, Sarah, we'll all just go fuck ourselves now. The snotty quote was posted by Sarah...

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