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Opinion by tomhamm posted over a year ago
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Kari poses for her fans!
In her campaign for Animal rights Kari Charles taught animal abuser Alsu Ivanchenko a lesson. On her "catfight for a dog's life" Kari stood up to and confronted the horrible witch and taught her a thing or two about cruelty and justice!

Way to go Kari!!!! So few are willing to gp so far to make a stand against such activity. Relentless on her arguments and petitions Alsu snapped at Kari provoking the catfight for a dog's life forum.

That was for a time a place where the two had some verbal catfights that could make anyone want to buy tickets to see them have at each other!

Alsu eventually dropped out of the forum and quit talking, likely due to legal advice. But with a two year sentence over her head she got off way to easy. Its a shame Kari did not have the chance to tear her apart.....yet any how! They may cross paths!


But I think its safe to say we have a winner!
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List by glelsey posted over a year ago
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There is no doubt that the best test species for humans are humans. It is not possible to extrapolate animal data directly to humans due to interspecies variation in anatomy, physiology and biochemistry.

Advancing in science is important. It is what helps us understand the world in which we live, and is especially important for medical research. However, some believe the myth that, in order to effectively continue our research, we must experiment on animals. This is not the case at all and, in fact, can give us inconclusive results. Here are just a few of the alternatives that are not only cruelty-free, but many of these produce more accurate results:

-In vitro (test tube) test methods and models based on human cell and tissue cultures

-Computerized patient-drug databases and virtual drug trials

-Computer models and simulations

-Stem cell and genetic testing methods

-Non-invasive imaging techniques such as MRIs and CT Scans
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Opinion by ITF posted over a year ago
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Global meat consumption has increased from under 50 million tons annually to over 200 million tons in the last 50 years. The amount of animal manure produced in the U.S. is 130 times greater than the amount of human waste. This is causing more environmental and health problems than ever seen before. Here are 15 good reasons to stop eating meat (or at least cut down):

Health Reasons:

1. Lower risk of cancer. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has reported that vegetarians are less likely to get cancer by 25 to 50 percent.

2. Lower risk of heart disease. Researchers Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn have a program that includes a vegetarian diet and is currently one of the few programs that has been proven to reverse heart disease. A vegetarian diet reduces cholesterol.

3. Lower risk of osteoporosis. Studies have shown that too much protein in our diet causes loss of bone calcium. Meat eaters generally get far more protein than they need or can use.
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Opinion by ITF posted over a year ago
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Many people give money to charities believing their money will be used to help people in need. They don't always realize that their money may instead be used to fund testing on animals. While some people believe animal testing is necessary, there are now many humane ways to learn about disease and to test medical treatments, methods that are actually more effective than testing on animals and that do not cause pain and death to innocent creatures.
Here are just a few of the charities that currently fund testing on animals. If you object to testing on animals, let these charities know you cannot support them until they stop harming and killing animals. Find other, kinder charities to support instead.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association has funded studies to determine the effects of second hand smoke on chickens, forcing the birds to breathe concentrated cigarette smoke for extended periods of time. One has to question the value of such studies, since the harmful effects of second hand smoke on humans have been well established. The American Heart Association has helped fund numerous other cruel studies, including studies...
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Opinion by -SilverFey- posted over a year ago
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I'm probably going to get a lot of hate for this article. I do support animal rights just as much as everyone else on this club, though people with probably tell me otherwise. I'm just saying--you don't have to be vegetarian to love animals!


So, I've seen a lot of people posting on here about being vegetarian, and how it's wrong to eat meat. They say that it hurts animals to eat meat. They compare it to cannibalism.
These things they say; they're not true.
To say it's wrong to eat meat is ridiculous. We have canine teeth. Canine teeth are for eating meat, not plants. We wouldn't have canine teeth if we weren't supposed to eat meat.
Besides, plenty of animals eat meat. What about wolves? Should wolves stop eating meat just to save other animals? Of course not! So why should we? We're animals too, you know!
I'm not saying we should just eat whatever, though. If an animal is endangered, don't eat it! But deer? Rabbits? Cow? There's an abundance of these! In fact, if everyone stopped eating deer, our planet would probably be overrun with them. The deer would eat all the vegetation, leaving none for any other animals, nor for...
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News by glelsey posted over a year ago
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New figures from the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund (RWAF), the biggest UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of ‘pet’ rabbits, show that the number of unwanted rabbits has nearly doubled in recent years.

The last meaningful survey conducted by the charity estimated the number of rabbits given up to rescue shelters at around 35,000. The organisation has recently conducted another survey, and was shocked to find the figure now standing at well over 67,000.

‘What is really worrying,’ said Richard Saunders, RWAF Veterinary Expert Advisor, ‘is that this number only reflects the cases where the rabbits have made it into rescue. We can't possibly quantify how many more are dumped in the wild and left to fend for themselves, which leads to almost certain death. Then there are those who, when the novelty has worn off, are simply neglected and left often in a hutch with no access to exercise space and almost no attention except for a handful of food now and again.’
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Article by australia-101 posted over a year ago
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Why dos this have to happen...

You hit me,
You punch me,
You kick me,
You lunge me.
Now I’m dead,
I’m passed,
I’m gone,
All because of you,
I didn’t live long,
I was still small,
Still little,
Still bitty,
I wanted to be your friend,
But all you did was hit me,
Now I’m not here,
Now I’m gone,
Do you now feel my pain,
That I felt for so long,
I just wanted love,
I just wanted a friend,
But because of you,
It is my end.

This poem is about animal abuse, and how people hurt their animals, who just want love. If you care about animals who are abused.
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Opinion by knd-pom-sp posted over a year ago
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Poisoning, shocking, burning, and killing animals is all in a day's work for vivisectors. If these atrocious acts were committed outside laboratories, they would be felonies. But animals suffer and die every day in laboratories with little or no protection from cruelty. Here are the top reasons why it needs to stop:

It's unethical to sentence 100 million thinking, feeling animals to life in a laboratory cage and intentionally cause them pain, loneliness, and fear.
It's bad science. The Food and Drug Administration reports that 92 out of every 100 drugs that pass animal tests fail in humans.

It's wasteful. Animal experiments prolong the suffering of people waiting for effective cures by misleading experimenters and squandering precious money, time, and resources that could have been spent on human-relevant research.

It's archaic. Forward-thinking scientists have developed humane, modern, and effective non-animal research methods, including human-based microdosing, in vitro technology, human-patient simulators, and sophisticated computer modeling, that are cheaper, faster, and more accurate than animal tests.
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Opinion by africagirl posted over a year ago
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Are animals toys?

I love my family. Really I love all oft them. I would never harm one member of my family. I’m not bad. That’s not my nature. I’m not that bad some people think.
My best friend is the little girl. She is the smallest person of my family. And I know that she doesn’t understand many things yet. I also know that she loves me very much. Sometimes we are together alone. When the parents don’t find the time to look after her, then they give her to me. Then I look after her and play with her. I love to do that, because I love her. I love to spend time with the little girl and to protect her. She is like my own kid. I never want to harm her. We often have fun together. Just as this time.
She is throwing a ball and I’m running after it. I want to bring it back to her. But suddenly she pulls my tail. An unbelievable pain goes through my whole body. I’m yelping. My voice sounds painful. The family man is sitting in the living room and is watching TV. When he hears my yelp, he doesn’t stand up but he only says I should be silent. He can’t hear my groan anymore because we are in another room. The little girl is setting free my tail...
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Guide by Annitaki posted over a year ago
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The text below is an approximate translation of an article's excerpt that I read at National Geographic magazine.

The direction to the market typically begins the moment when some poor hunters and farmers capture wild animals for local poachers who promote them higher.In Asia wild animals end up at reception tables and pharmacies and in western countries at living rooms as decorative objects.The income of of this exploitaton is proportional to to the one of an auction of art works,the rarer the object the higher the cost.

Even though noone knows exactly the actual enormity of wild life poaching,one thing is certain: it's incredibly lucrative.Poachers elude inspectors by hiding illegal products in legal cargos ,distorting commercial documents.Very few are arrested, while a financial fine isn't higher than a fine for illegal parking!!!Wild life poaching perhaps is the most lucrative form of illegal trade.

Poachers also take advantage of a loophole of the convention about international trade of endangered species .As CITES has been signed by 175 countries ,it is the most important convention for the protection of wild animals which are...
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Opinion by Cinnamonleaf posted over a year ago
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Have you ever heard of puppy pounds? Well they're not good. People use dogs as live stock. They just put dogs in small cages, so small they can't even stand. They breed the dogs until they can't be bred anymore. Then they let the dogs into the wild. You're probably thinking, "They mustn't be all bad right? I mean they let the dogs go." WRONG! Yes, they let the dogs go, but by the time the dogs are released, they can't even walk. Nobody will want them because they're old, and people like puppies. They are just left there to die and be eaten by foxes and vultures. Puppy Pounds are evil. If you agree with me, message me. Let me know that you are against this. Help with the cause and message me.
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Opinion by Fire_Angel posted over a year ago
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When you euthanize an animal it means you give a medicine to an animal to stop its heart. Yes, that means you kill it. Most people prefer the term "put to sleep".

My family does euthanize our pets, but only when they are suffering and have no hope of living. We recently had to put down our Beagle, (thats a dog) Peaches. She was old and quickly dieing and we didnt want her to suffer. I beleive this is part of animal rights. Some people dont think its right to do that. But you want the best thing for your pets, right?

If your pet is suffering, please consider this.
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Review by Sandfire_Paiger posted over a year ago
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This is not a wide known problem, which makes it so much more of a problem. The Japanese claim its 'research'. But they are actually making protucts from the blubber of the whales, and somehow disposing of the rest of the whale. They catch and kill the whale by going in huge tarpoon boats. When they see a large whale, they send a huge spear into the side of the whale, and drag it up a huge ramp, into the boat. Watching this is a horrible sight. Please, to find out more information, watch 'Whale Wars' on animal planet, or go to AnimalPlanet.com and type in Whale Wars.
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Opinion by Mel4ever8 posted over a year ago
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So this is an essay I wrote for school about why people shouldn't kill animals for their fur. I hope you like it! =)

Did you know 100 chinchillas are killed to make ONE fur coat? Or 55 wild mink? Or 18 red foxes? These are all things that not happen. But it's not only that, it is also the way that they are killed.
Thousands of beavers, cheetahs, cats, dogs, chinchillas, foxes, minks, rabbits, raccoons, seals, and bears are killed for their fur every year. Some are raised for it. They are kept in cramp spaces, and some are forced into bags or boxes to die of oxygen. Others get an injection. Animals killed in the wild usually get caught in a jaw leghold trap. It snaps down on an unsuspecting animal, sometimes even breaking a limb. They usually freeze to death or get attacked from predators from whom they can't flee. If they are still alive when the trapper returns to the scene, they are strangled to death. Companion animals, such as dogs and cats, have been killed after wandering into a trap.
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Opinion by yoki96 posted over a year ago
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How is Animal Abuse Related to Domestic Violence?

In recent years, a strong connection has been documented linking animal abuse and domestic violence. A New Jersey study found that in 88 percent of families where there had been physical abuse of children, there were also records of animal abuse. In Wisconsin, battered women revealed that in four out of five cases, abusive partners had also been violent toward pets or livestock. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence conducted its own study in which 85.4 percent of women and 63.0 percent of children reported incidents of pet abuse after arriving at domestic violence shelters. The Chicago Police Department's Domestic Violence Program took a look at the criminal histories of animal fighting/animal abuse arrestees for 2000-2001 and found that approximately 30 percent had domestic violence charges on their records. There is legitimate evidence that the individuals involved in violent acts against animals present a danger to the public that must be addressed. Intentional animal abuse is often seen in association with other serious crimes including drug offenses, gang activity, weapons violations,...
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Opinion by yoki96 posted over a year ago
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American Pit Bull Terrier
We all know that dog fighting is a serious problem, especially with pitbulls.Despite being wonderful companion animals, Pit Bulls often attract the worst kind of dog owners—those who are only interested in them for fighting or protection. It's a shame what has happened to this loyal and affectionate breed. Despite its illegality, people are still training and breeding Pit Bulls to participate in dog fights across the country. Here are ten ways you can help end this cruel “sport”:

1. Support stronger laws. Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to keep up to date on dog fighting legislation in your state.

2. Alert the media! Your local newspaper and television station are always looking for stories, especially investigative ones—be sure to contact them about the cruelty and dangers of dog fighting.

3. Call or write your local law enforcement department and let them know that investigating dog fighting cruelty should be a priority. Dog fighting is a CRIME — and the police MUST investigate these cases.
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Opinion by yoki96 posted over a year ago
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A lot of people want to stop puppy mills, but they don't know how. But if you follow these 8 steps correctly, you and everybody else who did this will be one step closer to ending puppy mills, for good.

Do Not Buy Your Puppy From a Pet Store

That puppy who charmed you through the pet shop window has most likely come from a large-scale, substandard commercial breeding facility, commonly known as a puppy mill. In these facilities, parent dogs are caged and bred as often as possible, and give birth to puppies who could have costly medical problems you might not become aware of until after you bring your new pet home.

Make Adoption Your First Option

If you’re looking to make a puppy part of your family, check your local shelters first. Not only will you be saving a life, but you will ensure that your money is not going to support a puppy mill. There are many dogs waiting for homes in shelters all across the country—and an estimated one in four is a purebred! Your second option is breed rescue. If your heart is set on a specific breed you haven’t been able to find in a shelter, you can do an...
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Opinion by yoki96 posted over a year ago
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What Is a Puppy Mill?

A puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. Unlike responsible breeders, who place the utmost importance on producing the healthiest puppies possible, breeding at puppy mills is performed without consideration of genetic quality. This results in generations of dogs with unchecked hereditary defects.

Puppy mill puppies are typically sold to pet shops—usually through a broker, or middleman—and marketed as young as eight weeks of age. The lineage records of puppy mill dogs are often falsified.

What Problems Are Common to Puppy Mill Dogs?

Illness, disease, fearful behavior and lack of socialization with humans and other animals are common characteristics of dogs from puppy mills. Because puppy mill operators fail to apply proper husbandry practices that would remove sick dogs from their breeding pools, puppies from puppy mills are prone to congenital and hereditary conditions. These can include:
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Fan fiction by ttmrktmnrfn0830 posted over a year ago
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Here is a poem I wrote today in biology. I'd might as well update it while this sight isn't glitchy on this dinosaur, lol


My outcome is bleak,
I suppress a grieving cry,
"Help me! Help me!
I want to die!"

Since I opened my eyes
To look at this blasted world,
My canine body, fragile,
My life will be chaotic and whirl

In a pool of dismay,
Like the tears that dare fall,
As my new master grabbed my scruff the wrong way;
The first time that my skin would crawl.

An outrageous turn of events,
That take turmoil in my life,
"Help me! Help me!
I want to die!"

My master treated me well,
My first six months or so,
Then the thought never occurred to me,
That thought, I never did know.

The first time Master hit me,
The little blood that did spew,
At first I thought I heard him sneer,
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Opinion by SilverFanGirl posted over a year ago
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Puppy mills are cruel places for female dogs and their pups to be at. Female dogs are breed OVER AND OVER again just for money. They are not fed as much food as you usually give your dog. The pups are sold to unknown owners for the money. Who knows what the owners will do to the pups? The female dogs grow weak and forced to have more pups until their death. The pups move on to a different home. This is how Animal Abuse may start at:
Unknown people come in, buy pups and the people who breed them put the pups for a price. Then, the unknown owners make a price to agree on and the pup goes to the home.
Then at the home, the pup may settle itself in the home. I mean, home? Come on! Sit on the couch, lay back, and have a good life. The unknown person may slap, snap, or even shot at the dog just to get if off the couch. You may think they'll just pull the collar to get if off. No, the Puppy Mill workers do not check to see if the person is right for the puppy. The puppy will then go into hiding.
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List by SilverFanGirl posted over a year ago
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Tips or ways to help out Animals in your hometown!
-Help out at an Animal Shelter!
-Gather friends/family and adopt a stray dog OR cat OR even some other animal
-Treat your dog/cat or other animals well. When they do something wrong like steal food from you, say "no" in a low voice INSTEAD of yelling and screaming at them. They cannot understand high pitches
-Tell your friends to treat their animals the RIGHT Way. Like no loud screaming(if u have little siblings, that's okay) or no slapping their butts if they do ONE SMALL THING (Trust me, I know)
-When helping at an Animal Shelter, make sure your mentors know to use a fake arm to test the animal's behavior
-If you see someone abusing their dog or other animals, step up, take the animal away or run straight to other help.
PLEASE! Try these out! They may help! You knows, maybe Animal Abuse will come to a stop. Don't forget to watch Animal Planet to learn MORE about animal behavior
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Opinion by puppy1418 posted over a year ago
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At the University of Michigan, cats--who in the past have been purchased by the UM from animal shelters--have a hard plastic tube repeatedly forced down their windpipes for intubation training and are frequently killed after the procedure. Pigs have holes cut into their throats and chests and are stabbed in the heart for trauma-training exercises before they are killed. These cruel labs continue even though the university uses simulators to teach nearly all the same skills in other courses on campus.


JOIN "PETA" KNOW AND HELP THE PORE CATS AND PIGS!!

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=OnScreenThanks&id=3147

HOW CAN THEY KILL SUCH BEAUTIFUL, ADORABLE, HARMLESS BUT MOSTLY "HELPLESS" ANIMALS.
( these r not photos from the university, just some cute picks i found )

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Opinion by puppy1418 posted over a year ago
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what is "PETA"

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is the worlds largest animal rights group. Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Norfolk, VA with affiliates in Germany, England, India and other countries around the globe. It is listed with the federal government as a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax-deductible.

PETA focuses its attention on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade and in the entertainment industry. PETA also works on a variety of other issues, depending on what they feel will give themselves the most media attention. PETA is strongly anti-meat, anti-egg and anti-dairy.




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Opinion by Tripenguinman posted over a year ago
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Animal rights. A topic I feel stongly about and stand firm on. When it comes to animals, I hate to refer to them as animals even. Humans are animals as well and yet they think they are smarter and better. Really animals seem to be smarter and have a lot more common sense than humans. Despite the small seperation of ourselves from our brothers on earth, we still think we own the world. And the way we're going, destroying the enviroment and killing off all the creatures we shareour homes with, we will.

It's gotten to a point where spieces are on the brink of extinction- some aleady gone- and yet we still tear them down. But sometimes we harm them in our attempt to help them. The best solution in any given situation when it comes to our brethern, unless they are in a crowded area or somewhere they shouldn't be, don't mess with them, even if you don't intend to do anything. If you own a pet, do not relase it back into the wild. Once a animal has been "house-broken" they will not do well out in the wild, even if they are still trained. For whatever reason, do not punish them with a blow. Though it is hard not to sometimes, do not hit them.
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Opinion by fun123fun posted over a year ago
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NOTE:this artical is not mine Swootz wrote this ok not me


Bear Baiting is cruel entertainment and a money-maker for some people in Pakistan. Bear baiting requires bears to have their claws and teeth removed, then they are chained to a post being forced to fight off several dogs. When the fighting is over, bears usually come out with ripped mouths and noses.


Donate to the --->> World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)



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