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David Benatar on Reasonable Vegan! Excellent interview with brilliant vegan professor David Benatar by the talented Reasonable Vegan Rebecca Fox.

There’s a lot of talk in the vegan community about whether having children is a good idea or not. Obviously the default human position is that giving birth is encouraged, or at least accepted. Most of us exist as a result of the decision to create life, and government policies that attempt to restrict procreation are met with harsh criticism. Conversely, almost every nation offers paid paternity leave…

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Added by Kate✯GO VEGAN+NOBODY GETS HURT Ⓥ on June 27, 2016 at 20:32 — No Comments

STOPPING HORSE ABUSE – BAN HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES IN NYC

In the 1877 classic novel Black Beauty, audiences learned to empathize with the sufferings of a horse forced to pull cabs through London. Yet 137 years later, horse-drawn carriages are still…

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Added by Shenita Etwaroo on March 13, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

HELP THE NARWHALS

 

IT’S TIME TO EXPOSE THE OIL COMPANIES FUNDING SEISMIC BLASTING!

 

This spring, as soon as the ice starts to melt, seismic blasts will reverberate throughout Canada’s East Arctic Ocean off Baffin Island, with foreseeably disastrous consequences to local marine life and coastal communities, and raising the spectre of fossil fuel exploitation…

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Added by Uttama Anderson on February 13, 2016 at 14:23 — No Comments

Ukrainian sadist

This is happening today in Ukraine (Zaporizhia city):

http://www.times.zp.ua/top-news/?ELEMENT_ID=94374…



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Added by Ukrainian on January 23, 2016 at 7:54 — No Comments

Professor David Benatar on The Species Barrier! Excellent episode with pre-eminent philosopher David Benatar, musician Mistro & author Jan Smitowicz

Professor David Benatar on The Species Barrier!

Excellent episode of The Species Barrier featuring interviews and discussions about Antinatalism, Veganism, and more with pre-eminent Professor of philosophy David Benatar, marvellous musician Mistro, and eco-thrilling author Jan Smitowicz.

The Species Barrier 35 Antinatal

October 9th, 2015

Episode #35 of The Species Barrier... South African…
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Added by Kate✯GO VEGAN+NOBODY GETS HURT Ⓥ on October 11, 2015 at 2:00 — No Comments

Vivisection

Hi,

So horrified was I with regard images of beagles in vivisection labs, I wrote a novel. The result is Delphian and it is available for free if you are subscribed to Kindle Unlimited. If you are not subscribed it is available for a modest fee on Amazon. But forget the sales pitch! Vivisection must stop! It is an hypocrisy. In the book I draw the comparison of aliens arriving on Earth and due to their perceived superior intelligence, they use humans for pharmaceutical…

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Added by Tim Rees on August 29, 2015 at 18:14 — 1 Comment

Interview with vegan philosopher David Benatar about why it's better never to have been born

Better Never to Have Been Born: An Interview with David Benatar…

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Added by Kate✯GO VEGAN+NOBODY GETS HURT Ⓥ on June 11, 2015 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Wildcat Roar: When Mountain Lions Live Under the House

Originally published on Wild-Within.Com

When we take away wild places for wild animals, those animals find ways of showing up in our backyard. Because it was their backyard first … When that animal is a predator, all hell…

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Added by Jennifer Molidor on April 18, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

The Problems with Dog Breed Specific Legislation

BSL stands for Breed Specific Legislation, which is a term that is commonly used to define specific laws that have been created to put certain restrictions on particular dog breeds and the owners of these particular dog breeds.  Generally these BSL laws restrict and or ban the ownership of specific dog breeds, or a general "type" of dog, without any consideration of owner responsibility, history of dog ownership, or past history of dog behavior.  When a state, city, or community…

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Added by Eric Chaffin on March 24, 2015 at 4:16 — 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 — 2 Comments

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

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