Animal Treatment

Poaching Madness

March 4 2013
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Rhino horn fetches nearly $30,000 a pound, more than crack cocaine, and conservationists worry that this “ridiculous price,” as one wildlife manager put it, could drive rhinos into extinction. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/world/africa/ruthless-smuggling-rings-put-rhinos-in-the-cross-hairs.html?ref=ivory In an instant, an entire Chadian squad of rangers was cut down with alarming precision by elephant poachers who were skilled at killing more than…

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TORTURE FIRST, THEN KILL

March 8 2011
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Those great neighbors of ours to the north really know how to deal with seals. Butchering as they go, the Canucks spend $2,168,098 on the TOTAL MARKET VALUE of commercial seal hunts but the government spent $9,284,253 on such expenditures as breaking up ice for sealing vessels. $200,000 went for public relations to dissuade people…

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ANIMAL CRUELTY VIDEOS RULED CONSTITUTIONAL

April 21 2010
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The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that said videos depicting animal cruelty are illegal. The vote was 8-1, with only Sam Alito dissenting. The Court held that unlike categories such as obscenity, fraud and defamation, there is no long history of viewing depictions of animal cruelty as outside the protection of the…

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DEAR LORD, VENGEANCE IS OURS, NOT YOURS

April 2 2010
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When enough is not enough, as is the general rule of Japanese law, bleed ‘em good. From The JapanTimes.com……………..The Japan Coast Guard plans to press an additional charge against an arrested Sea Shepherd Conservation Society member for inflicting injuries on Japanese whaling ship crew members in the Antarctic Ocean in February, sources said Thursday. The…

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YOU PAYS YOUR MONEY AND YOU TAKES YOUR CHOICE

March 16 2010
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22 February – In Uganda, Kampala — A MAN has been arrested after he and nine others on the run ate a warthog that strayed from the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe. 24 February – In Uganda, Kampala — A fisherman was last week mauled by a crocodile at Musubi Beach on Lake Victoria.…

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KILLING WHALES

March 13 2010
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Japan Times………..The Japan Coast Guard on Friday arrested a member of U.S.-based antiwhaling group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for trespassing in connection with his boarding of a whaling fleet vessel in the Antarctic Ocean last month…………..New Zealander Peter Bethune, 44, was arrested at 11:16 a.m. Friday by the coast guard on the Shonan Maru No.…

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RATIONING HEALTH CARE

July 19 2009
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How much in dollars and cents is it worth to you to stay alive? Or, better yet, to keep your 90 year old parent alive? Or even better yet, via your premiums, to help prop up a health insurance program that must ration scarce resources and choose who lives and who dies? Peter Singer sheds…

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ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION

July 6 2009
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The following series was published in Slate. The series is by Daniel Engber, a research scientist turned science writer. He takes an even-handed look at animal research, sharing what has been learned to aid human health, and also discussing the cost, with regard to cruelty to animals — and questioning the practice. Sorry, no direct…

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JUST KILL ‘EM AND BE DONE WITH IT ALL

July 5 2009
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That bastion of protection for wild animals, The International Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has just authorized an increase in the number of elephants that Mozambique can slaughter each year from 20 to 40. A huge number of Rhinos – 45 white rhinos and two endangered black rhinos – have been poached in…

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GOOD AND BAD CANCER CHARITIES

May 10 2009
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Charity Navigator ranks hundreds or thousands of charities on a variety of complex and technical matters in order to compile its lists of The Best of the Best and Worst of the Worst. You can contact (or join CN) by LINKING HERE. Warning! CN does not consider either salaries of administrators or whether the charity…

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FUN AND GAMES IN UGANDA

March 14 2009
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Although people in Uganda regularly get their legs, arms and heads whacked off with machetes, they understand the need for a little blood letting just for the hell of it. THE Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), is to introduce sport hunting in Pian-Upe wildlife reserve. Sport hunting is defined by the UWA as the killing of…

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OBAMA AND RESPECT FOR SLAUGHTER

February 25 2009
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Every president has an official propaganda agenda and Mr. Obama is no exception. Here is one section: Sportsmen President Obama did not grow up hunting and fishing, but he recognizes the great conservation legacy of America’s hunters and anglers and has great respect for the passion that hunters and anglers have for their sports. Were…

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KILLING WHALES GENTLY WITH HARPOONS

January 22 2009
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EuropeanVoice.com……..Greenland brings case against ban on killing whales to Brussels [seat of European Parliament]. The ban is harming “fragile indigenous communities” of traditional seal hunters. A spokeswoman said, “I want to achieve better treatment of these beautiful animals, but I do also think we need to respect the Inuit communities”. She proposed mandatory labelling system…

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DOWNTOWN AFRICA

January 14 2009
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I love going to downtown Africa on a Saturday night because the joints are alive (although the people are dead). Here’s what’s cooking. Zimbabwe, the last bastion of good sense on planet Earth, is now slaughtering the country’s elephants to feed Robert Mugabe’s soldiers. Radio Africa cleverly comments in this way the country is “killing…

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LETTER TO THE NY TIMES ON HUNTING

January 14 2009
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Pushing the Limit: Bow Hunters’ Quest: Stalking an Elk and a Record (January 6, 2009) Re “Bow Hunters’ Solitary Quest: Stalking an Elk and a Record” (front page, Jan. 6): I was disappointed that you dignified the “harvest” (a classic euphemism) with high-tech bows and arrows of tule elk in California on the front page…

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SNUFF MOVIES WITH ANIMALS

January 9 2009
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A snuff movie is the actual murder of a person for the sake of making a movie. They are rare but they have occurred. Their counterparts, using small animals, is not so rare. These films are called crush movies. Much of the material features women inflicting the torture with their bare feet or while wearing…

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009 KILLS HIMSELF

January 2 2009
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We don’t know why suicide is thought to be bad, sad or mad. We like it, and we think more people should try it – especially if they are of a certain sort. 28 people killed themselves this past year in national parks and that really is a matter of some concern. It’s like this:…

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CARDIOLOGISTS REBEL

December 17 2008
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Our guest columnist is John J. Pippen, the director of cardiovascular medicine at the renowned Cooper Clinic in Dallas. Here is a recent letter from him. ********************************* There are many things wrong with the use of intimidation and violence in the critical debate over animal research. In addition to being anathema in our society, such…

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THE RISE IN ANIMAL ABUSE

December 6 2008
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Science News A recently released U.S. Department of Agriculture report reveals primate experimentation has reached a record 69,990 animals. The “Stop Animal Exploitation Now” organization said that is equivalent to one monkey or ape being used in experimentation every 7 1/2 minutes. SAEN Executive Director Michael Budkie said he had also obtained internal documents from…

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LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME

December 5 2008
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My father was a great believer in the press. They lied, he swore to those lies. Take these, for example, and call them “Tales from Africa”. 1. Sierra Leone…………A joint team of local hunters known as ‘Kamajors’ and personnel of the operational support division, OSD, are embarking on an exercise to mop up wild animals…

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BAD NEWS/SARAH LOSES FIGHT TO BE VP

November 10 2008
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November 10, 2008 As Deputy Leader of the Free World, Sarah the P would have had no responsibilities except to bang a gavel and break tie votes – which is not going to happen. Now, unfortunately, she will return to her post as Chief Executioner in Alaska. On August 26, under the leadership of Sarah,…

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OBAMA’S PRINCIPLES

October 8 2008
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October 8, 2008 Today I turn over the blog to its founder, Sidney Gendin, who speaks from his heart as well as from his mind. ********************************************* Dear Friends, I have known a certain man for many years who is well versed in campaign politics and who holds a Ph.D. in political science. Now, at age…

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EUROPEANS FAVOR OBAMA

September 13 2008
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September 13, 2008 European Voice. Survey of transatlantic attitudes finds broad agreement on most issues and stronger backing for NATO. Europeans would overwhelmingly prefer the next US president to be Barack Obama, a survey of transatlantic attitudes has found. Almost seven in ten Europeans (69%) want Obama to emerge victorious on 4 November, while 26%…

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MICHAEL VICK IS GOING TO THE DOGS

September 6 2008
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September 6, 2008 Best Friends Animal Society’s “DogTown” episode about the “Vicktory dogs.” aired yesterday at 9 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific) on the National Geographic Channel. This information arrived too late to give you fair warning but if we are lucky it will be repeated. 22 pit bulls seized from ex-NFL star Michael Vick and…

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