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March 2012 Blog Posts (15)

“Big Top” Trainers Assert Ungraceful Dominance

Personally, I don’t think this is how God intended for people to relate to animals (an understatement). This is obnoxious.

Added by Paul Hansen on March 29, 2012 at 2:50 — 2 Comments

New On Human-Nonhuman Relations Podcast by Dr. Roger Yates, with Bernie Wright and Jordan Wyatt.

On Human-Nonhuman Relations Podcast 17: Talking About Hunting with Bernie Wright and Jordan Wyatt.

In this podcast, I address the issue of whether animal rights advocates should involve themselves in animal welfare reform, anti-speciesists sentiments about a footballer and horses forced to race, and…


Added by Carolyn Bailey on March 28, 2012 at 20:20 — No Comments

Gatesville Prison: Warden orders kittens to die

Posted by Negotiation Is Over on March 27, 2012

by the Barbi Twins

Warden forbids guards saving kittens after mom was trapped and killed.

Warden  says it’s “none of your concern.”

Please call…


Added by Holise E. Cleveland III on March 28, 2012 at 9:15 — 1 Comment

Heroes of

Articles and Interviews with Great People

“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.”

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow…


Added by Holise E. Cleveland III on March 28, 2012 at 3:30 — 1 Comment

Teen Cyber Whale Warrior Hunter Shaffer

It's no wonder that Hunter Shaffer's dream is to swim in the ocean. He loves the inhabitants.

At the age of seven, he started to research fish. Having his own aquarium, he wanted to see that his little friends were well taken care of. As time wore on, he became well versed in…


Added by Holise E. Cleveland III on March 27, 2012 at 23:51 — No Comments

We'll do the Animal Rights, They'll do the Welfare. Blog entry by Dr. Roger Yates

We'll do the Animal Rights, They'll do the Welfare.

As a follow-up to a previous blog entry about this subject, the "business journal for meat and poultry processors," reports that the US junk food producer Wendy's have improved its "animal welfare standards" and, thus, gained the praise of PeTA prize-winner and slaughterhouse designer Temple Grandin.



Added by Carolyn Bailey on March 25, 2012 at 0:05 — No Comments

Dance anyone?

For the classical dancers among us, these vegan ballet slippers are just the thing!

Added by Kerry Baker on March 16, 2012 at 19:32 — No Comments

Whale Wars Veteran Heads for Death March

Thousands of servicemen died in April of 1942 — during World War II — while being forced to walk for days in the Philippines. In honor of these fallen heroes, thousands will be marching a similar route through a desert in New Mexico and Sea Shepherd’s Matthew Smith will be there.

The 23rd Annual Bataan Memorial…


Added by Holise E. Cleveland III on March 16, 2012 at 10:35 — 3 Comments

poetry with a pre-poetry ramble about "understanding" opression. :)

This is a poem form the "institute for critical animal studies" journal, i found it particularly moving. this to my mind is the best example, i have come across, of the coming together two potentially very moving things. the kind of writing that is poetry and the oppression subjugation and harm that many non-human animals live every day.  for me this poem does not just talk about the disconnect between people that…


Added by olly stearn on March 16, 2012 at 7:31 — No Comments

Article discussed on Australian TV

For interest.  This article published in a magazine in Australia was discussed today on the ABC news channel.

There are some insightful and interesting observations made here that relate to some of the discussions that have been going on in this forum recently.

Added by Kerry Baker on March 13, 2012 at 20:51 — No Comments

Physicians speaking up for animals

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has some interesting information speaking up against use of animals in research and preferring vegan to vegetarian diets in their FAQ's.

See online at:

It is great to see members of this profession standing up for animals.  In the meantime, vegans in Australia calling on the government to start renaming food…


Added by Kerry Baker on March 8, 2012 at 19:06 — 1 Comment

By Eric Schwitzgebel: Moral Reasoning (or the lack thereof?)

Eric Schwitzgebel, Professor of Philosophy at University of California at Riverside, writes a blog called The Splintered Mind. His latest post is about how people do moral reasoning and how that reasoning is affected by seemingly irrelevant things. His findings, even among professional Philosophers, may suprise you....

People's responses to…


Added by Tim Gier on March 3, 2012 at 7:59 — 5 Comments

By Dale Carrico: Evadeus Corpus: Absenting the Referent in the Meat-Industrial Complex

Dale Carrico, Ph.D. Lecturer, Department of Rhetoric, at the University of California, Berkeley writes at the blog amor mundi. Today's entry talks about "ag-gag" legislation as it relates to Carol Adams conception of the absent referent as well as how the animal-industrial complex devalues and damages human animals along with the non-human…


Added by Tim Gier on March 2, 2012 at 4:51 — No Comments

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