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March 31, 2014
19:42 // 5 months ago
February 9, 2014
If we just sterilize him, he will take up space for more genetically valuable giraffes.
Copenhagen Zoo Scientific Director Bengt Holst • Discussing the zoo’s decision to kill a giraffe and feed it to the zoo’s lions. The reason? They wanted to avoid inbreeding.
20:23 // 7 months ago
February 5, 2014
When you intentionally attempt to burn to death 27 puppies, what do you expect?
Nevada Voters for Animals head Gina Greisen • Discussing the criminal case against pet shop owner Gloria Eun Hye Lee, who allegedly conspired with an arsonist to burn down her story—which had 27 puppies inside. The trial drew a number of animal rights activists outside of the Las Vegas courtroom earlier today.
21:26 // 7 months ago
August 12, 2013
Good luck trying to eat it: The famous “butter cow” at the Iowa State Fair has been vandalized by an animal rights group, doused with red paint and its display spraypainted with the phrase “Freedom for All.” ”After dismantling the lock to the refrigerated case housing the Butter Cow with a screwdriver, we doused the entire butter sculpture in red paint,” an email from Iowans for Animal Liberation, sent to the Des Moines Register, stated. “The paint represents the blood of 11 billion animals murdered each year in slaughterhouses, egg farms, and dairies.” That’s no way to treat a butter sculpture.

Good luck trying to eat it: The famous “butter cow” at the Iowa State Fair has been vandalized by an animal rights group, doused with red paint and its display spraypainted with the phrase “Freedom for All.” ”After dismantling the lock to the refrigerated case housing the Butter Cow with a screwdriver, we doused the entire butter sculpture in red paint,” an email from Iowans for Animal Liberation, sent to the Des Moines Register, stated. “The paint represents the blood of 11 billion animals murdered each year in slaughterhouses, egg farms, and dairies.” That’s no way to treat a butter sculpture.

12:07 // 1 year ago
January 26, 2013

99 cats rescued from filthy upstate NY home, others not so lucky

67dead cats removed from a squalorous home in upstate New York

99live cats also removed from the grisly scene by local authorities

The details of this deeply sad tale are pretty unpleasant, be warned — Sheriff’s deputies responded to a neighbor’s complaint about a foul odor of cat urine and feces wafting from the home, only to find a bevy of living cats stacked in crates all the way to the ceiling, and the dead cats wrapped in plastic bags packed into the freezer. This is a horrible story, and one that particularly tugs on our hearts as animal lovers — charges are reportedly being weighed against the owner, who a worker at the animal shelter that has taken in the 99 survivors said had “a hoarder mentality.” source

15:47 // 1 year ago
April 25, 2012
8:48 // 2 years ago
April 8, 2012
A colorful photo, with at least two misgivings: ”Dyed chicks are displayed for sale for Easter in the Bab Touma district in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, April 8, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI implored the Syrian regime Sunday to heed international demands to end the bloodshed and said he hopes the joy of Easter will comfort Christians who are suffering because of their faith.” In a related note, Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently unbanned the controversial practice, which was banned in the state for 45 years, over the objections of animal-rights activists. (Photo by Bassem Tellawi/AP)

A colorful photo, with at least two misgivings: ”Dyed chicks are displayed for sale for Easter in the Bab Touma district in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, April 8, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI implored the Syrian regime Sunday to heed international demands to end the bloodshed and said he hopes the joy of Easter will comfort Christians who are suffering because of their faith.” In a related note, Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently unbanned the controversial practice, which was banned in the state for 45 years, over the objections of animal-rights activists. (Photo by Bassem Tellawi/AP)

13:40 // 2 years ago
November 29, 2011
20:40 // 2 years ago
November 18, 2011
This is a warning that there is a systemic problem, not just at one barn or one location.
Former FDA food safety chief David Acheson • Discussing the situation at Sparboe Farms, the main producer of McDonald’s eggs — well, until now. See, thanks in large part to an undercover video shot by animal rights organization Mercy for Animals (which will air on ABC News’ “20/20” and “World News Tonight” Friday night), the company dropped the egg supplier. According to the company, “the behavior on tape is disturbing and completely unacceptable.” If you have the stomach for it, you can see the video over here, but it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s as bad as you’d expect, considering the buildup. source (viafollow)
15:29 // 2 years ago
June 27, 2011
San Francisco wants to ban pet sales. Good idea or terrible one?
A case of local government overreach? In San Francisco, officials are pushing a bill that bans the sale of pets. Say whaaaaaaaaaaa? See, The Humane Pet Acquisition Proposal merely started out as a bill banning the sale of dogs and cats produced in puppy mills or kitten factories — as part of a push to improve adoption numbers. (Which is actually a pretty good idea, if you think about it.) But suddenly, the bill’s scope broadened dramatically, and now includes pretty much any type of pet you can buy in a store — from goldfish to gerbils, bunnies to birds. However, the bill has a pretty big loophole: If you plan to buy a live animal for the purposes of eating, a law already on the books allows that. So, just claim that it’s rabbit season and that you plan to eat Bugs Bunny, and you should be fine. (photo via flickr user blmurch) source
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A case of local government overreach? In San Francisco, officials are pushing a bill that bans the sale of pets. Say whaaaaaaaaaaa? See, The Humane Pet Acquisition Proposal merely started out as a bill banning the sale of dogs and cats produced in puppy mills or kitten factories — as part of a push to improve adoption numbers. (Which is actually a pretty good idea, if you think about it.) But suddenly, the bill’s scope broadened dramatically, and now includes pretty much any type of pet you can buy in a store — from goldfish to gerbils, bunnies to birds. However, the bill has a pretty big loophole: If you plan to buy a live animal for the purposes of eating, a law already on the books allows that. So, just claim that it’s rabbit season and that you plan to eat Bugs Bunny, and you should be fine. (photo via flickr user blmurch) source

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11:07 // 3 years ago