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Opinion by tomhamm posted 7 months 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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Opinion by cudambercam13 posted over a year ago
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After I read about Emilie Autumn's pet rats Sir Edward and Basil, and how close she is with them, I thought about how a lot of people with pet snakes would have fed Sir Edward and Basil to the snake. I don't think snakes should be pets. Some are poisonness, they can bite you at anytime, and if your showing off with a pet Boa Constrictor around your neck, your just asking for trouble.
Snakes should be left in the wild. A snake in the wild will find and eat one animal at a time. A person would feed it several rats, rabbits, mice, or in this case, kittens. A woman who rescus animals in my community found a man who she believed was willing to take in and help some kittens. About once a week he'd come get more kittens. She should have confronted him about this sooner, which was her terrible mistake.
One day she finally asked him what he was doing with all of these kittens, and who knows how many she'd allready given him. It wasn't just two or three, probably more like a dozen or more. The man answered, "Well, I have a snake." She never let him take any more kittens, thank God.
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List by breebree446 posted over a year ago
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1. Being a humanitarian, supporting animal rights activists, human rights activists, it's all the same. ~Daryl Hannah

2. God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. ~Jacques Deval

3. The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?" ~Jeremy Bentham

4. No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink. ~Murray Banks

5. Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without. ~Rue McClanahan

6. Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game. ~Paul Rodriguez

7. Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. ~George Orwell, Animal Farm

8. If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons. ~C.S. Lewis
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Article by tayfan13 posted over a year ago
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once on a paper that was sent to my house had a dog on it with only 1 eye because the family were treating him so bad. It said that he had to get it removed because they were poking it in the eye. Isnt that horrible.:[ it said to help this dog donate some money. i donated like 20 bucks. i feel so bad for the puppy. i later found out that hes in a good home. isnt that horrible what they did. i feel so bad fo the puppy.:[ im glad we have this fan club cause i love animals. also people r killing animals for their fur. i think that this is wrong.
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Opinion by haha_price posted over a year ago
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Hello. I am Haley. And I for one am aginst animal abuse. People are hurting them when they did nothing wrong. Are you aginst animal abuse too? I hope that you are. The poor animals cant say anything. And have you seen the comercials for animal abuse? We humans are very cruel people. But not all of us are. If you are a person who is aginst animal abuse and want to stop it just join this club, maybe we could all make a difference in what is ahppening. Maybe if we can get enough people to join this club we could get sponcers to help. Thankyou for reading this.
Haley
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Opinion by Spn7 posted over a year ago
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PETA is not a group that everyone thinks they are. Look online and you will find that they kill hundreds of animals a year cause they cannot care for them so they euthinize them and throw them in dumpsters, if you don't believe me you can look it up and they actually got caught on video and two workers of PETA were caught by police for killing loads of animals. Just killing them and tossing them into trucks to dump into dumpsters. very sad that is why i am so against PETA for one and another is i think hunting, fishing, and trapping are ok only if it's needed for food or warmth like fur. but killing animals just for fun or sport is not right at all they have the right to live. i just wish ppl would realize that ppl that eat meat, wear fur, and hunt and stuff are not bad ppl granted some are, but others aren't cause my family hunts and stuff but we have three dogs and have saved animals before from the wild such as birds, even insect. and have even taken in stray dogs and cats for pets, we love animals but know that GOD put animals on earth for our use it even says that in the bible. I KNOW EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN OPINION BUT JUST THINK OF THE OBVIOUS COMMON SENSE, PLEASE COMMENT BUT...
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Opinion by Milena96 posted over a year ago
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More than 400 well-known designers, many of whom are listed below, include fur in their ready-to-wear collections.


Phillip Lim
A. F. Vandevorst
Adrienne Landau
Aigner
Akris
Alberta Ferretti
Alena Akhmadulina
Alessandro Dell’Acqua
Alexander McQueen
Alexander Wang
Alexandre Vautier
Allegra Hicks
Alvin Valley
Amanda Wakeley
Aminaka Wilmont
Andrew Gn
Andy & Debb
Angel Chang
Angel Sanchez
Ann Demeulemeester
Ann-Sofie Back
Anna Molinari
Anna Sui
Anne Valerie Hash
Anteprima
Antonio Berardi
Antonio Marras
Aquascutum
Aquilano.Rimondi
Armand Basi
Armani Privé
Ashleigh Verrier
Ashley Isham
Asprey
Atil Kutoglu
Atsuro Tayama
Avsh Alom Gur
Baby Phat
Badgley Mischka
Balenciaga
Barbara Bui
Basso & Brooke
Basso and Brooke
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Opinion by Milena96 posted over a year ago
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? LEARN MORE.
- Animals Are Not Ours to Eat
- Animals Are Not Ours to Wear
- Animals Are Not Ours to Experiment On
- Animals Are Not Ours to Use for Entertainment
- Animals Are Not Ours to Abuse in Any Way

- Animals Are Not Ours to Eat
Animals on factory farms are treated like meat, milk, and egg machines. Chickens have their sensitive beaks seared off with a hot blade, and male cattle and pigs are castrated without any painkillers. All farmed chickens, turkeys, and pigs spend their brief lives in dark and crowded warehouses, many of them so cramped that they can't even turn around or spread a single wing. They are mired in their own waste, and the stench of ammonia fills the air. Animals raised for food are bred and drugged to grow as large as possible as quickly as possible—many are so heavy that they become crippled under their own weight and die...
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Article by thespikedturtle posted over a year ago
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So you believe in animal rights, huh? Well, good for you! Unfortunately, half the world doesn't. The big governments and corporations have no caring for animal rights whatsoever.

How many fast food ads a day do you see advertising meat or something related? I'd say at least 20 for me, and I hardly watched any today! These commercials bring people in, and the customers eat their burgers. But when was the last time you got something vegetarian at McDonald's? Exactly. It's all meat, and that results in thousands of animals being raised in captivity and eventually killed. They never even get to have a life! Especially where I live, there are so many commercials advertising this, but how many ads have you seen actually supporting animal rights or vegetarianism? Within the past week, I'd say the number is at a max of 0.

Governments also seem to be pushing this issue away. I don't think there are any laws that are actually against animal abuse (correct me if I'm wrong). Government is too busy worrying about people fighting, when there are animals out there being killed by people for little to know reason! People are animals too, ya know!...
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ONE OF THE MOST URGENT PROBLEMS IN OUR SOCIETY IS ANIMAL ABUSE.THIS PROBLEM STARTED A LONG TIME AGO WHEN AT FIRST JUST A FEW ANIMAILS WERE BEING ABUSED OR TREATED UNFAIRY.ALSO AFTER A WHILE,MENY PEOPLE STARTED TO ABUSE ANIMALS AND TREAT THEM UNFAIRLY EVERY DAY.IF THIS KEEPS HAPPING TO ALL THE ANIMALS THEY WILL WONDER IF THEY WILL DIE TODAY OR SOME TIME SOON.I BELIEVE THAT ALL OF THOSE ANIMALS HAVE RIGHTS JUST LIKE WE DO SO WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP STOP ANIMAL ABUSE IS BEFORE SOME ONE GETS THE ANIMAL THEY WANT WE SOULD MAKE THEM TAKE A LIE DETECTOR TEST SO WE CAN KNOW IF THEY ARE AN ANIMAL ABUSER.I CHOOSE ANIMAL ABUSE AS MY TOPIC IS SINCE SO MENY ANIMALS GET ABUSED OR TREATED UNFAIRLY,AND THEN THEY HAVE TO GO TO A POUND AND MIGHT WONDER IF THEY WILL DIE.ALSO SOME EXAMPLES ARE ANIMALS ARE HUNTED FOR THEIR FUR.THIS CONFLICT REVOLVES AROUND MY TOPIC SINCE AS AN ANIMAL LOVER AND OWNER I BELIEVE THAT ANIMALS HAVE THERE OWN RIGHTS JUST LIKE WE HAVE OUR RIGHTS.ALSO MORE EXAMPLES OF ANIMAL ABUSE ARE: IN 2006 350,000 BABY SEALS WERE KILLED FROM ABUSE.ALSO 300,000 WHALES,DOLPHINS,ANDPORPOISES WERE KILLED.MY OPINION IS THAT ANIMALS SHOULD NOT BE ABUSED SINCE THEY HAVE RIGHTS TO.FINALLY NOW...
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Opinion by MsIloveJustin posted over a year ago
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Do you ever feel you could make a difference? NOW YOU CAN!! Ever felt like you should but feel you are to small and that no one cares? I care and WE ALL CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE EVEN IF THE ACTIONS ARE small!!!!

1.START BY NEVER BUYING PETS AT A PETSTORE!( THEY ARE FROM PUPPY MILLS SO DON'T!).

2.THEN MAKE YOUR PETS FEEL INPORTANT BECAUSE THEY ARE. THEY ARE PEOPLE AND IF YOU WERE ABUSED YOU WON'T LIKE WOULD YOU?

3.HELP PET PROGRAMS BY SENDING MONEY OR FOOD(OPITIONAL). THEY NEED IT!

4. IF YOU SEE A LOST PET TRY TO HELP IT FIND IT OWNER.(YOU CAN FEED IT)IF YOU WERE LOST YOU WOULD WANT ALL THE HELP YOU COULD GET, RIGHT?

5. NEVER EVER HURT A ANIMAL! IT IS THEY SAME AS HURTING A PERSON. YOU WOULDN'T LIKE IT!

6. BE A PART OF MY CLUB THAT HELPS ANIMALS. SEND ME A MESSAGE AND MY CLUB WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE ALL OVER THE WORLD!!


THANKS FOR LISTENING TO ME A SMALL PERSON!!

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Opinion by jdyke02 posted over a year ago
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Animal Rights and Libertarianism: My Reasoning

“Animals are mans instruments”
                 -- Kant

    Nothing is more disheartening to the animal lover than that of private property, the corner stone of libertarian ideology. To view life through the eyes of property can be depressing when that property feels pain. Is there a common ground? Is there a way to blend liberty with animal life? It is this particular vegetarians argument that libertarianism is the only route to that harmony, yet one can only hope that within the atmosphere of accepted opinions on intervention there will be a concerned reader who possess the moral and intellectual courage to not cast the first stone, to allow an argument to build itself before its rejection, to allow an argument to stand on its own merits and not the merits of presupposition.

My Reasoning
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Fan fiction by bluekatie posted over a year ago
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THEY ARE IN DANGER FOR THESE REASONS

Threats
Since European settlement, approximately 80% of Australia's eucalypt forests have been decimated. Of the remaining 20% almost none is protected and most occurs on privately-owned land.
Settlers favoured the rich fertile lands along the eastern seaboard to have their farms and urban developments. Unfortunately, this is where the majority of koalas are already living because they also like to live in trees which are growing in fertile soils.
Koalas in danger!
Once people hunted koalas for their fur and by the 1920's the animals were almost extinct. Laws were passed to protect the koalas from hunters, but the koala is still a threatened species, depending on which state it lives in. People have destroyed koalas' habitat by cutting down eucalyptus forests. Koalas also die in bushfires and many koalas are hit by cars on country roads.

Now a disease called chlamydia (say clu-mid-ee-u), which makes koalas blind and makes the females unable to have babies, is harming these animals. Many koalas die because of the disease. Conservation organisations in Australia and around the...
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Opinion by sonicgirl9 posted over a year ago
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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (May 31) - Authorities on Sunday began the grim task of removing the carcasses of 55 whales that beached themselves and had to be shot despite the frantic rescue efforts of hundreds of volunteers.
Police had to put down 44 of the exhausted false killer whales to end their suffering, prompting scuffles with distraught locals desperate to save them. The rest died of stress and organ failure and the bodies of three whales who were initially thought to have escaped washed up overnight.

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Opinion by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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Every year, the list of accidents involving horse-drawn carriages grows, and horses continue to endure pain and suffering because of this outdated practice. The only way to end this cruelty is to ban it permanently and give these horses the freedom they deserve.

Forcing horses to pull oversized loads isn't romantic—it's cruel. Horses are forced to toil in all weather extremes, dodge traffic, and pound the pavement all day long. These gentle animals suffer from respiratory ailments because they breathe in exhaust fumes, and they develop debilitating leg problems from walking on hard surfaces. In some cases, horses have even dropped dead from heatstroke after working in scorching summer heat and humidity.

Accidents Waiting to Happen

Horses are extremely sensitive to loud noises and unexpected sounds—and busy city streets have plenty of both. Horses and people have been seriously hurt—with some injuries resulting in fatalities—when horses have become spooked and run amok.
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Article by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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"As long as humans continue to be the ruthless destroyer of other beings, we will never know health or peace. For as long as people massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, those who sow the seed of murder and pain will never reap joy or love." Pythagoras

"Men dig their graves with their own teeth, and die more by those instruments than by all weapons of their enemies." Pythagoras

"But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun, and light, and of that proportion of life and time they had been born into the world to enjoy." Plutarch (Greek biographer 100 C.E.)

"What do they know - all these scholars, all these philosophers, all the leaders of the world? They have convinced themselves that man, the worst transgressor of all the species, is the crown of creation. All other creatures were created merely to provide him with food, pelts, to be tormented, exterminated. In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka."
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Article by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are like us." Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are not like us." Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction. ~Charles R. Magel


God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. ~Jacques Deval, Afin de vivre bel et bien


We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. ~William Ralph Inge, Outspoken Essays, 1922


From beasts we scorn as soulless,
In forest, field and den,
The cry goes up to witness
The soullessness of men.
~M. Frida Hartley


The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?" ~Jeremy Bentham
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President Obama & His new Dog, Bo
April 29,2009

Today was President Barack Obama's 100th day in office. So, what has Obama done for, or against, animals in his first 100 days in office?

Expectations were high during campaign season. Obama and VP Joe Biden both had great records on animal issues heading into the election, and won the endorsement of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. One disappointment was Obama's statement that a hunter should head the Department of the Interior. Despite pleas from animal advocates, Obama appointed a hunter, Senator Ken Salazar, as Secretary of the Interior. However, Obama also appointed animal-friendly Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture. Also before the election, Obama participated in a book against puppy mills and promised to adopt a rescue dog. Fast forward to 2009, and Obama's actions over the past 100 days have been a mixed bag:

Obama Suspends Delisting of Grey Wolves
One his first day in office, Obama put a freeze on a number of federal regulations adopted by the Bush administration in its final days, including the delisting of grey wolves under the Endangered Species Act. This gave the wolves a temporary reprieve, and...
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Most of the pups slaughtered are only weeks old
Some 7th graders decided to take a unique approach when they found out about the largest slaughter of marine mammals on the planet. Kristen Kullberg, a teacher at Washington DC's Sacred Heart School, was so moved by Rebecca Aldworth's account of witnessing the beginning of the seal hunt that she wanted to share it with her class.

After a long morning of standardized testing, Ms. Kullberg had her kids copy ten words off of the board: carnage, slaughter, macabre, vessels, sealer, quota, aftermath, allotted, salvation, and carcass.

"I told them that I would be reading them a scary, gruesome tale," Kullberg said.

She had them do a guess-and-match-up activity where they had to match the words to their definitions. They discussed the tone of the words and the mood that they conveyed. The class was excited and attentive because they knew they'd be hearing a horror story with their new words in it.

She slowly read them Rebecca's story. "They were all shocked (for one thing, to learn the 'story' was true), and for the first time in forever were sooo quiet that I could hear a pin drop," Kullberg said.
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An American horse enters the kill box at a Mexican slaughter plant.
Frenzied hooves beat against the wet cement as horses of all colors and ages file through the line. Poked with an electric prod, they are forced down the crammed alley of the Mexican horse slaughter plant. As the chute opens, the workers whistle and holler. A gray horse slips, falling to his hind legs. Panicked, he lunges forward and takes his final steps into the "kill" box.

As the horse drops his head to smell the blood, a worker grabs his long mane and plunges a knife into his neck, Stunned, the horse throws his neck and, ten seconds later, is stabbed again. As the horse collapses to the ground, the workers break out in a cheer. A chain is wrapped around the hind leg of the horse—paralyzed, but not yet dead—who is then strung up to "bleed out," his throat sliced open as his heart continues to beat.

Similar, grisly scenes play out day after day for the thousands of American horses exported to Mexico and Canada to be slaughtered for human consumption in countries such as France, Italy and Japan. Until early 2007, there were three foreign-owned plants in the U.S. killing horses for human consumption. Those plants have all closed due to action on...
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Article by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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The Humane Society of the United States strongly opposes keeping wild animals as pets. This principle applies to both native and nonnative species, whether caught in the wild or bred in captivity. The overwhelming majority of people who obtain these animals are unable to provide the care they require.

Caring for Wild Animals Is Difficult or Impossible

Despite what animal sellers may say, appropriate care for wild animals requires considerable expertise, specialized facilities, and lifelong dedication to the animals. Their nutritional and social needs are demanding to meet and, in many cases, are unknown. They often grow to be larger, stronger, and more dangerous than owners expect or can manage. Small cats such as ocelots and bobcats can be as deadly to children as lions and tigers. Wild animals also pose a danger to human health and safety through disease and parasites.

Baby Animals Grow Up

Baby animals can be irresistibly adorable—until the cuddly baby becomes bigger and stronger than the owner ever imagined. The instinctive behavior of the adult animal replaces the dependent behavior of the juvenile, resulting in...
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Article by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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In the 10th century, King Howel of Wales declared that the penalty for killing a greyhound was the same as that of killing a person—death. In the days of the Egyptians, greyhounds were valued by the pharaohs for their grace, beauty and mild temperament. But in the 21st century greyhounds in the racing world are prized for only one thing—speed. In 2003 alone, an estimated 7,500 to 20,000 greyhounds were euthanized simply because they couldn't run fast enough.

It's is an industry that exists solely for the entertainment of humans—at the cost of animal lives. "Greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane and should be outlawed nationwide," says Carey Theil, president of GREY2K USA, a national anti-greyhound-racing group based in Massachusetts that has partnered with The HSUS and the ASPCA to form the National Greyhound Legislative Coalition.

Because greyhound racing has little to do with dogs and everything to do with money, scant regard is given to the humane treatment of the greyhounds. "This is an industry that places profits above the health and welfare of greyhounds," says Theil. How else would you explain the culling of unwanted dogs, a general...
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Article by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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Countless dogs languish on chains in their owners' yards every day. Dogs are inherently social animals, and too many dogs are relegated to this empty life. Dogs who live tethered outside often become lonely, bored and anxious and can develop territorial and aggressive behaviors.


1. What is meant by "chaining" or "tethering" dogs?

These terms refer to the practice of fastening a dog to a stationary object or stake, usually in the owner's backyard, as a means of keeping the animal under control. These terms do not refer to the periods when an animal is walked on a leash.

2. Is there a problem with continuous chaining or tethering?

Yes, the practice is both inhumane and a threat to the safety of the confined dog, other animals and humans.

3. Why is tethering dogs inhumane?

Dogs are naturally social beings who thrive on interaction with human beings and other animals. A dog kept chained in one spot for hours, days, months or even years suffers immense psychological damage. An otherwise friendly and docile dog, when kept continuously chained, becomes neurotic, unhappy, anxious and often...
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Guide by Mallory101 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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Guide by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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Veganism is the abstention from all animal products, such as meat, fish, dairy, eggs, honey, gelatin, lanolin, wool, fur, silk, suede and leather. Veganism is a very effective form of animal activism done three times a day, on your plate.

Diet
Vegans eat plant-based foods, such as grains, beans, vegetables, fruits and nuts. While vegans have a wide variety of foods to choose from, the diet may seem very restrictive to those who are used to an omnivorous diet. “You just eat salad?” is a common comment from non-vegans, but a vegan diet can include a wide variety of Italian pastas, Indian curries, Chinese stir-fries, Tex-Mex burritos, and even “meat” loaf made from textured vegetable protein or beans. Many meat and dairy analogs are also now available, including sausages, burgers, hot dogs, “chicken” nuggets, milk, cheese and ice cream, all made without animal products. Vegan meals can also be rather simple and humble, such as a lentil soup or yes, even a big, raw vegetable salad.
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A factory farm is a large-scale industrial operation that houses thousands of animals raised for food—mainly chickens, turkeys, cows and pigs—and treats them with hormones and antibiotics to prevent disease and maximize their growth and food output. These animals lead short, painful lives and often produce food that is lower in quality than those animals raised in healthy environments.

A few of the practices employed by factory farms are:

Feeding animals antibiotics on a consistent basis. Humans consuming these dairy and meat products may lose some of their ability to fight certain strains of bacteria.
Altering animals' bodies to prevent them from acting out aggression and anxiety caused by living in such extreme confinement.
Forcing breeding animals to produce young at unnaturally accelerated rates, causing them exhaustion and stress.
Rough transportation of livestock to slaughter plants during which sick or injured animals who fall or die on the way are forced onto slaughter trucks―often with a bulldozer.
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Article by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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Many chronically lame, poorly trained, unsuccessful or simply unwanted horses, among them ex-racehorses, adopted wild horses, and horses from riding schools, camps, dude ranches and backyards, do not live out their final days in peace and comfort. When they become a financial burden or an inconvenience, they are sold at auction or directly to a “killer buyer” and end up at the slaughterhouse, destined for foreign meat markets.

Some buyers for the slaughter market do not tell the owner where the horse is actually going, and some horses are stolen and sold to slaughter. After horse slaughter was outlawed in the state of California, a significant decrease in horse theft was reported.

Unfortunately, some equine industries and sports have come to depend on the economic crutch of always having a “buyer of last resort,” and feel threatened by national legislation to outlaw horse slaughter. When one can get a few hundred dollars for an unwanted horse, rather than pay for euthanasia and disposal of the remains, there is little incentive to curb irresponsible overbreeding or consider what will happen to the horses in their “retirement.”
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Guide by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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1. Be a good neighbor! Please don’t allow your pets to have access to your neighbors’ yards and trash cans. If your dog is an incessant barker and/or howls and whines while you are away, you may want to work with an animal behaviorist or dog trainer to solve the problem. Should your neighbors have concerns, try to address them in a positive, constructive manner to avoid serious conflicts.

2. Is your pet allowed outdoors in your fenced-in or otherwise secure area? It’s smart to do routine checks of this enclosed area.

3. Be sure to remove unfamiliar or questionable items from the enclosure.

4. Supervise your pets when they are outdoors whenever possible. Do not allow your pets to spend significant amounts of time unsupervised outdoors.

5. Develop relationships with neighbors who have pets. You can join forces to create a neighborhood watch for the companion animals in the area. Be alert for anything out of the ordinary!
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Guide by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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[Physical Signs]
Collar so tight that it has caused a neck wound or has become embedded in the pet’s neck

Open wounds, signs of multiple healed wounds or an ongoing injury or illness that isn’t being treated

Untreated skin conditions that have caused loss of hair, scaly skin, bumps or rashes

Extreme thinness or emaciation—bones may be visible

Fur infested with fleas, ticks or other parasites

Patches of bumpy, scaly skin rashes

Signs of inadequate grooming, such as extreme matting of fur, overgrown nails and dirty coat

Weakness, limping or the inability to stand or walk normally

Heavy discharge from eyes or nose

An owner striking or otherwise physically abusing an animal

Visible signs of confusion or extreme drowsiness

[Environmental Signs]

Pets are tied up alone outside for long periods of time without adequate food or water, or with food or water that is unsanitary
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Article by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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Cockfighting—a blood sport in which two roosters specifically bred for aggressiveness are placed beak to beak in a small ring and encouraged to fight to the death—has been around for centuries. Roosters were first bred for fighting in Southeast Asia more than 3,000 years ago, and cockfighting later spread to Greece, Rome and Britain before crossing the Atlantic about 200 years ago. The brutal “sport" found popularity in North, South and Central Americas, and was particularly prevalent in Colonial New York, Philadelphia and Boston. By the 1800s, it had spread to the South and the West Coast—but by this time, people had begun to realize how cruel it was, and many states banned it. Today, cockfighting is a crime in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Despite the laws, cockfighting still persists.



The Birds
In nature, a rooster may fight another rooster over territory or over a mate, but these fights are usually brief and don't involve serious injury. In organized cockfights, however, the roosters' natural instincts are exaggerated. Through breeding, feeding, training, steroids and vitamins, the roosters become killing machines for...
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Article by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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1. Be aware. Without phone calls from the concerned citizens who report cruelty in their neighborhoods, we wouldn't know about most instances of animal abuse. It all comes from the public, it all starts with YOU—that's why it's so important to keep your eyes and ears open. Get to know and look out for the animals in your neighborhood. By being aware, you're more likely to notice, for example, that the dog next door who was once hefty has lost weight rapidly—a possible indicator of abuse.

2. Learn to recognize animal cruelty. Here are some signs and symptoms that we see in many of the cases we investigate:

Tick or flea infestations. Such a condition, if left untreated by a veterinarian, can lead to an animal's death.
Wounds on the body.
Patches of missing hair.
Extremely thin, starving animals.
Limping.
An owner striking or otherwise physically abusing an animal.
Dogs who are repeatedly left alone without food and water, often chained up in a yard.
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The Internet delivers an astounding array of images and ideas into homes across the world—but not all of these images are particularly animal-friendly. In the United States, individuals have the constitutional right to free speech, which includes the right to discuss and advocate for animal abuse in public forums like the Internet.

Unfortunately, some of what is being shown online crosses into the realm of illegal activity. Rest assured, animal cruelty is a crime in every state—if people go beyond discussion and actually practice what they preach, they can be prosecuted for animal cruelty under their local laws.


Hoax Sites
While some online images of animal cruelty are, sadly, all too real, many websites that appear, at first glance, to promote animal cruelty are hoaxes. Of course, websites that are disturbing or disgusting are not breaking the law if no animals are actually being harmed. While you can certainly express your opposition to these sites to the companies that host them, be aware that their content is protected by the First Amendment.
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Animal Cruelty: Acts of violence or neglect perpetrated against animals are considered animal cruelty. Some examples are overt abuse, dog fighting and cockfighting, and denying a companion animal the basic necessities of care, such as food, water or shelter.


Animal Hoarding or Collecting: Obsessive/compulsive disorder in which individual keeps a large number of animals-sometimes more than 100-in his or her home, and neglects to care for the animals and the home environment; "collectors" are usually in extreme denial about the situation. Technically, hoarding can be considered a crime, as it is a form of neglect.

Animal Welfare Act: Act passed into law in 1966 that ensures that pets and animals used in research and for exhibition purposes are provided humane care and treatment. The act also assures the humane treatment of animals during transportation in commerce and outlaws the sale or use of animals who have been stolen.

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In recent years, pit bulls have gained more than just a foothold in the public awareness. Unscrupulous breeding and negative media attention have resulted in many apartment complexes, neighborhoods and even counties imposing bans on the breed, citing them as "inherently dangerous" to the public.

But did you know that pit bulls, despite the fact that they were originally bred to fight with each other, were also bred to be trustworthy and friendly to people? These dogs actually earned the nickname "nursemaid's dog," because they were so reliable with young children.

Today, however, the breed often attracts 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-but as the pit bull population has increased so rapidly, shelters are now struggling to deal with an overflow of image-plagued, hard-to-place dogs. And despite its illegality, people are still training and breeding pit bulls to participate in dog fights in cities and towns across the country.
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Opinion by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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For more than a century, humans have deliberately pitted dog-aggressive dogs who will instinctively give their all in staged fights against one another. Why are animal welfare advocates no closer to ending this brutal bloodsport?

The crowd's roar dulled to a hum as the next two fighters appeared. The previous match had been short, as one contestant quickly outmatched his opponent, mauling him badly and tearing off an ear. But this final fight matched two highly respected and feared combatants. They eyed each other warily as their handlers finished corner preparations. Spectators came to the edge of their seats, and fathers lifted children to their shoulders for a better view as the judge stepped to the center, called the dogs to their scratch lines and yelled, "Let 'em go!" A cheer arose as the dogs charged across the pit and violently slammed into each other, teeth flashing as they sought a vulnerable target. The dogs came apart once, when the brindle appeared to give up, and turned for a moment. They were returned to their scratch lines and held. Both dogs were breathing hard and bleeding. "Let 'em go," the judge called again. If the brindle failed to attack now,...
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Hayden Panettiere has set up a website which is selling clothes from her own wardrobe to raise money for animal-rights campaigns.

The fundraising is all part of Hayden's supports of anti-whaling campaigns.

According to the Independant newspaper,Hayden has even been sounding out presidential Candidates on the subject before she casts her vote.

If you are planning on purchasing anything from this site please take into consideration that the actress is only 5ft 1in tall!

The website is www.panettierecloset.com

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We Saved a Dogs life. He Survived Hurricane Ike. He has a Micro Chip in His ear. When we went to the Vet they looked at the Mirco Chip's Data. It was put in,in 2001. So he is about 7 years old. He likes to sit in your lap and sleep with you. He is very kind and likes everyone he meets. And the Micro Chip people would not tell us who the onwer was.When he gets Outside his likes to explore a lot. My other dog likes him,but my kitten doesn't she won't even get near him! When he sleeps with you he likes his nose under the pillow and to be coverd up.
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There are many people who say milk isn’t cruel, because it doesn’t involve killing. But one thing milk is, is Pure Torture!
Milk is produced by the cow for its calf, is not for you.
Calves are separated from their mothers on the first night since they were born, and from then onwards, they are forced to eat on an adult cows diet, which obviously, the calf isn’t ready for.
The separation is very traumatic and distressing for the mother and the calf.

A cow can only produce milk only after it has given birth to a calf and so cows are made pregnant repeatedly and have the suffer the same separation, again and again!
These cows are so over-milked that they get udder infections, which means the milk you drink may also contain traces of blood and pus.
After a cow (our 'milk machines') cannot produce produce any more milk, they are sent to the dreaded place- The Slaughter House!

Written By- Anamika G (MEEEE!)
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Opinion by SilentRevelry posted over a year ago
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Fox in trap - image not mine
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I found a fox, caught by the leg
In a toothed gin, torn from its peg,
And dragged, God knows how far, in pain.

Such torment could not plead in vain,
He looked at me, I looked at him.
With iron jaw-teeth in his limb.

"Come, little son," I said, "Let be.....
Don't bite me, while I set you free."
But much I feared that in the pang
Of helping, I should feel a fang
In hand or face .......
but must is must .........
And he had given me his trust.

So down I knelt there in the mud
And loosed those jaws all mud and blood.
And he, exhausted, crept, set free,
Into the shade, away from me;

The leg not broken ......
Then, beyond,
That gin went plonk into the pond.

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Opinion by SilentRevelry posted over a year ago
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Taken by Emilie Wood...I think...
A dog sits waiting
in the cold autumn sun.
Too faithful to leave,
too frightened to run.

He's been there for days
with nothing to do,
But sit by the road,
waiting for you.

He can't understand
why you left him that day.
He thought you and he
were stopping to play.

He's sure you'll come back,
that's why he stays.
How long will he suffer,
how many days?

His legs are weak,
his throat parched and dry.
He's sick from hunger
and falls with a sigh.

He lays down his head
and closes his eyes.
I wish you could see
how a waiting dog dies.
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Opinion by SilentRevelry posted over a year ago
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I think and I watch
As they sit down to eat
Some lettuce and bread
But mostly red meat

I watch as they chew
Flesh apart in their mouths
How can they consume
All those dead cows

Ripped from their mothers
Locked in a crate
Calves who were taken
For veal on your plate

But here you are chewing
And using your knife
To cut flesh apart
That once had a life

You seem very smart
But you don't have a clue
You seem very caring
But how caring are you

Dedicated to religion
But your stomach is the grave
To many murdered animals
That you forgot to save

Animals feel pain
They're just like me and you
Kind of makes me wonder
How selfish are you

When you still eat meat regardless
Of what I have to say
Blocking out the truth
It's too much to change your way
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Opinion by liznchase posted over a year ago
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Allergan, Inc.
Alpha Hydrox
Arm & Hammer
ArmorAll
Arrid
Aziza
Bain de Soleil
Ban Roll-on
Banana Boat
Bausch & Lomb
Benckiser
BenGay
Block Drug Co. Inc.
Bounty
Boyle-Midway
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Carpet Fresh
Carter-Wallace
Chesebrough-Ponds
Church & Dwight
Clarion
Clairol
Clear Choice
Clorox
Commerce Drug Co.
Consumer Value Stores
Coppertone
Coty
Cover Girl
Crest
Cutex
Dana Perfumes
Dawn
Del Laboratories
Desitin
Diversey
Dow Brands
Drackett Products Co.
Drano
EcoLab
Eli Lilly & Co.
El Sanofi Inc.
Elizabeth Arden
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Faberge
Fantastik
Fendi
Final Net
Finesse
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