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Stopping Horse Abuse – Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages in NYC

 

The Last Days of NYC's…

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Added by Dr.Shenita Etwaroo on October 5, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Animal Abuse: The Cold-Hard Facts You May Not Know

‘Every single day, animals are abused, tortured …’

            Sound familiar?…

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Added by Dr.Shenita Etwaroo on September 30, 2014 at 2:30 — No Comments

Wanted: Dead or Alive?

Zambia bows under pressure to the trigger happy.

In January of 2013, wildlife enthusiasts around the world applauded Zambia for following Kenya and Botswana’s lead in implementing a ban on all trophy hunts. Sylvia Masebo, Minister of Tourism and Arts, publicly acknowledged much support for the move and proclaimed Zambia’s wildlife to be worth more alive than dead. Sadly, the…

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Added by Pat Dickens on September 3, 2014 at 22:10 — No Comments

Why the Naïve Argument against Moral Vegetarianism Really is Naïve - DAVID BENATAR

Why the Naïve Argument against Moral Vegetarianism Really is Naïve - by David Benatar





ABSTRACT



When presented with the claim of the moral vegetarian that it is wrong for us to eat meat, many people respond that because it is not wrong for lions, tigers and other carnivores to kill and eat animals, it cannot be wrong for humans to do so. This response is what Peter Alward has called the naïve argument. Peter Alward has defended the naïve argument against…

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Added by Kate✯GO VEGAN+NOBODY GETS HURT Ⓥ on August 4, 2014 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

My Love For Animals

I would like to introduce my pets to all of you guys.

I have 3 rabbits in my house in Jakarta, Indonesia. I am now studying in a medical university in Chongqing, China. Here in China i have 1 rabbit and 2 mice, living with my roommate who has a hamster and we currently foster a cat.

All my pets were saved, as in rescued from the worse case scenario

This is Chocolate Oreo, he was bought on such a short impulse, his previous owner threw him away just after 2…

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Added by Michelle Jahja on July 17, 2014 at 18:03 — No Comments

How to disable Glue Traps

So my office has glue traps to catch and kill any small critters roaming the hallways. I did some research on what can be done to disable these traps, since I am not a fan of death, especially slow death. The common theme in my research seemed to be oil, that coating the glue with oil disables the stickiness and also the smell of different kinds of oil can be a deterrent as well. So the next question was how to discreetly apply the oil to the traps under the watchful gaze of the office…

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Added by Cecilia Schmitt on July 4, 2014 at 1:12 — No Comments

China:~Chongqing Welcomes Some New, Very Lucky, New Residents

Some of the dogs and cats rescued from Yulin arrived in Chongqing about 11pm on 23rd June. Local activists were already at the scene to help Aunty Yang Yu Hua. Aunty Yang's shelter, 重庆杨玉华流浪动物保护站 (Chongqing Yang Yu Hua Stray Animals Protection Centre) posted on Weibo that she urgently needs pet food and canine distemper testing kits and medicines. 

Parcels and donations from overseas would also be welcome.…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 27, 2014 at 1:13 — 1 Comment

China:~Nearly 2000 Cats Saved From Slaughter!!

Activists in Hangzhou spent 4 hours on Tuesday (24th June 2014) chasing at high-speed, a truck with nearly 2000 cats on board, headed for slaughter. They managed to intercept and block the truck. From the early morning they guarded the truck, waiting for officers from animal inspection to come at 9am to inspect it.

The activists gave a shout out on Weibo, asking people to help them and to bring cat food and cages. They are exhausted and many…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 26, 2014 at 23:14 — No Comments

China:~MORE DOGS (AND CATS!) RESCUED FROM YULIN 2014

64 year old Yang Yu Hua spent all her 6000 Yuan to rescue about 30 cats and 70 dogs. One of the photos (bottom left) shows her weeping as she leans on the cage, overcome with emotion at rescuing these lucky souls. Anty Yang has a shelter in Chongqing and we previously covered a rescue that she was involved with of 50+ dogs, headed for slaughter in December 2013. The dogs were taken to her shelter. 

Photos sourced…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 23, 2014 at 22:01 — No Comments

China:~Our Chinese Activist, Du Yufeng, Stands Up To Bullies Who Try To Disrupt Her Protest At Yulin

This is the 3rd year in a row that our Chinese Activist, Du Yufeng, has travelled nearly 1000 miles from her home in Guangyuan, Sichuan to Yulin, Guangxi to join other activists at the Dog Meat Festival. She and her group protested in front of Yulin Government Offices this morning (June 21st) at around 11:00am despite being hassled by local men! The moment they started handing out leaflets and banners, local men ran to…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 22, 2014 at 0:42 — No Comments

China:~ACTIVIST YANG TRIED TO SAVE GOLDEN RETRIEVER FROM SLAUGHTER IN YULIN - SHE FAILED....

Yang Xiao Yun, founder of Common Home for All Stray Animal Rescue Centre in Tianjin was mocked and intimidated by the locals when she tried to save a Golden Retriever from slaughter after she stopped a young man who claimed to be the dog's owner, Yang dropped to her knees and broke down tears, begging the young man to let her keep the dog but her pleas fell on deaf ears. The man would not let the dog go with her. Yang’s…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 22, 2014 at 0:35 — No Comments

China:~DOG TRAFFICKERS IN YULIN, BLACKMAILING ACTIVISTS TO SAVE DOGS FROM SLAUGHTER!

This morning, 20th June, on the eve of the Dog Meat Festival, a dog trafficker, having seen an animal activist at the scene, deliberately tortured this dog to blackmail her by saying "Are you going to buy him, if not I will clamp him to death". The dog trafficker asked for 600 Yuan (US$96) but the activist, Zhao Jie bartered and paid 350 Yuan (US$56) for the dog. The trafficker waved the money to the crowd with delight and…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 22, 2014 at 0:31 — No Comments

China:~UPDATE ON DOGS RESCUED FROM YULIN

Survivals of the aftermath. Chinese activists have rescued approx 200 dogs from Yulin. The dogs have now been taken to a safe place in Shangrao, 1680km away from Yulin. A lot of the dogs rescued have eye discharge and pus coming from their noses and have tested positive for canine distemper. Dog meat restaurants claim they don’t kill pedigree dogs so where did the Tibetan Mastiff and Samoyed come from? This reinforces…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 20, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

China:~DOGS RESCUED FROM YULIN BY CHINESE ACTIVISTS!!

Chinese activists have rescued approx 200 dogs from Yulin. The dogs have now arrived in Shangrao, Jiangxi, 1680km away from Yulin. Local vets are there to help with medical treatment. Some of the dogs were pregnant and gave birth to puppies on the way to Shangrao. Activists have posted on Weibo asking for donations of dog food to feed these hungry mouths. …

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 19, 2014 at 23:30 — No Comments

China:~2 Legged Dog & Pup Rescued By Animals Asia Founder Jill Robinson

Do you remember the story of the 2 legged dog in China raising her puppies? At the end of a long rescue Jill Robinson of Animals Asia told us that she was going to adopt Si Bao (meaning Four Treasures) and her puppies. …

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 12, 2014 at 20:35 — No Comments

India:~SUNDER THE ELEPHANT IS ON HIS WAY TO SANCTUARY!! VICTORY!!

THIS IS THE NEWS WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!! SUNDER IS ON HIS WAY TO FREEDOM!!

Days after the Supreme Court upheld the Bombay High Court order, Sunder is finally on his way to freedom having boarded the truck to a rescue and rehabilitation centre at Bangalore under mild sedation this morning (Thursday 5th June 2014).

The Supreme Court had, on May 29, upheld the Bombay High Court’s judgement ordering Sunder’s release by…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 5, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

Philippines:~9 Year Old Boy Builds Shelter From Donations After His Story Goes Viral

Do you remember a few months ago, there was a story about a 9 year old boy in the Philippines whose father followed him one day and discovered that he was feeding the stray cats and dogs?

The story went viral and as a result donations started flooding in to help the young boy, Ken, and his animals. Ken did his best to help the animals and frequently spent time with them and offered them food, but he longed for the funds to…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on May 24, 2014 at 1:19 — No Comments

China:~Help to end the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.

The Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The sentence that brings anger and upset to us all. Next month on the 21st of June the cruelty will start again. Thousands of dogs will be tortured to death, destined for someone's plate. The cries, whimpers, screams and smell made our Chinese activist Du Yufeng and her volunteers cry with helplessness when they protested at the festival last year and previous years. Chinese activists and ordinary animal lovers have been taking to the…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on May 20, 2014 at 0:18 — No Comments

Occam's Razor and Veganism

The definition of ‘veganism’ from The Vegan Society U.K. is as follows -

“The word “veganism” denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude — as far as is possible and practical — all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all…

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Added by Ben Malone on March 14, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

China:~Shelter Owner, Burnt In Fire, Rescued By Rescuing Dogs

"Mother of dogs" rises from the fire.



Read this extraordinary story of a remarkable, brave woman who now dedicates her life to animals:



Inside an ordinary rental house in Zhengzhou, lives a special family, one human, four dogs and a cat. Although they are of different species, all of them have had the same rough experience in life. This helps to bond them together. 



Chu Hui is the “mother” of…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on March 13, 2014 at 23:28 — No Comments

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