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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Time.com Article on the Morals of Eating Meat

Gene Bauer from Farm Sanctuary appears in this article. Pretty intense, but I hope people read it. There is a disturbing hedonism to eating. I went to a restaurant for a work lunch and everyone ate meat but me, even the animal lovers. We just don't think about where that flesh came from....and most of us don't care.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Excellent Group for Animal Rights in Asia

I love this organization and have supported them for a few years now. Please consider Animals Asia for your future donations. They do important work.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Do Chickens Feel Empathy?

Here's an article from the Telegraph regarding chickens feeling empathy. The research is from the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol.

I used to hate chickens as a child and thought they were irritating. Now, I think they're wonderful and we sponsor Camilla the Chicken through Farm Sanctuary's animal sponsorship program.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Please Continue to Donate for Japanese Relief Effort

We donated to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support.

From their web site....HEART-Tokushima, Animal Friends Niigata and Japan Cat Network have combined forces to focus information, rescue and support for animals in crisis due to the March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami in northern Japan.

They were mentioned on CNN, they have a Facebook page to which they consistently post, and they are three Japanese groups already on the ground.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Monitoring Japanese Earthquake

Waiting to see when animal rescue efforts start. I'm sure they're waiting until conditions are a little more under control, but I hope it starts soon.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Chimpanzees Laugh Even When Something's NOT Funny

Apparently, they laugh to encourage social bonding. It's particularly poignant considering the earlier article we posted about how their meat is showing up in Britain.

Humans eating chimpanzees is akin to cannibalism, as far as I'm concerned.