Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism
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…Continue
Added by Kate✯GO VEGAN+NOBODY GETS HURT Ⓥ on June 27, 2016 at 20:32 — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…
Added by Jennifer Molidor on April 18, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Eric Chaffin on March 24, 2015 at 4:16 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Pat Dickens on September 3, 2014 at 22:10 — No Comments
Why the Naïve Argument against Moral Vegetarianism Really is Naïve - by David Benatar
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…
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…Continue
Added by Michelle Jahja on July 17, 2014 at 18:03 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cecilia Schmitt on July 4, 2014 at 1:12 — No Comments
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.…
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…
Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 26, 2014 at 23:14 — No Comments
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.
Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 23, 2014 at 22:01 — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 22, 2014 at 0:31 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 20, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments