Monthly Archives: August 2010
(ANIMAL ABUSE) Pet abuse is the canary in the coal mine for virtually all violent pathologies. Psychologists, lawmakers and law-enforcement officers are increasingly making this connection and using a more active approach to identify pet abuse indicators. — Global Animal
(ZOO) JAKARTA — Every single animal in Indonesia's largest zoo may die in the next five years. That includes 13 remaining Sumatran tigers and many other critically endangered animals. Why? Small, filthy cages, a staff stealing food meant for animals. And no one is doing anything about it. — Global Animal
(FARM) WASHINGTON — In the 'no big surprise' category - torturous conditions for the world's factory farmed chickens create disease. In one of the biggest US food-safety recalls, more than a half-billion eggs were stripped from supermarket shelves in the last week over fears of salmonella poisoning. Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma), Jonathan Safran Foer (Eating Animals), and other factory farm experts give nine reasons to beware of eggs. — Global Animal
Israeli writer Orna Rinat presents an impassioned argument that according to prevailing scientific thought, animals have sensitivity and the ability to suffer. And therefore, we must have compassion for animals. This means making the ethical decision to not choose our pleasure over the life of another being. Agree, disagree, discuss.
MADRID- Although bullfighting was recently banned in the Catalonia region, some politicians want the bloody spectacle to return and revoke Catalonia's epic success. Cruelty is 'culture'? That's B.S...
PENNSYLVANIA- 50 bags of cat and dog food that had been donated to an animal shelter in Pennsylvania were stolen overnight. Who does that?!
The internet is a great place to find a deal. Unfortunately, what some people are looking for are exotic, illegally poached animals. See these seven glorious and endangered creatures that are being traded like baseball cards on the world wide web.
CANADA-A team of researchers experimenting with temperature change and saltwater sticklebacks finds promising evidence that some species can adapt to rapid climate change faster than expected.
(WORKING DOGS) – Gina, a highly trained bomb-sniffing German Shepherd, went to Iraq a happy dog, and came back from combat with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read how soldier dogs, or Military Working Dogs (MWDs), are also paying the emotional costs of war. – Global Animal