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On Veal, Victories, and the OED

You may have seen a comment yesterday by Lisa M. Keefe, Editor of Meatingplace in Print, clarifying that Meatingplace isn’t affiliated with industry associations despite the appearance to the contrary on the site where the press release is posted. For…

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Grandin and Niman Launch New “Humane” Seal

Thanks to Bea for directing me, unfortunately, to “Meating Place” (courtesy of the “American Association of Meat Processors: Serving the Meat Industry Since 1939”). Here’s the entire press release, dated 2/11/09: Temple Grandin, renowned designer of humane livestock handling facilities,…

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Good News/ Bad News for Guam Greyhounds

The good news is that the only greyhound racetrack in Guam, which had about 250 dogs, abruptly closed after its owner, John Baldwin, could not get casino-style gambling approved for the property. The bad news is that Baldwin just started…

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On In Vitro Meat: The Question

When I say: What are your thoughts? that’s what I mean. And your thoughts lead in various directions and gel in those directions (or not) among us and also often reveal one particular question. To recap yesterday and also to…

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On In Vitro “Meat”

Jason Matheny, lead author of a paper on “In Vitro-Cultured Meat Production” in the scientific journal Tissue Engineering, said (elsewhere): ‚ÄúConsumers don’t really have a sense of how meat is produced. They see the end product, which often bears no…

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On Pacifism

Please do something for me if you have the time. Please read the following and then go to the source (or not, that would be doing two things for me), and let me know your thoughts on the following quotes….

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One More Adorable Couple

I’m gonna make Dan smile if it kills me, and frankly it might. This isn’t me saying it’s such a wonderful world, particularly for sentient nonhumans, so let’s get that out of the way. And I have no idea what…

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On Vegan Kidney Donations

I said I would write about this, intended to write about this, then didn’t. Until now! It’s never too late! (I tweeted, but I don’t think that counts.) “My Big Fat Vegan Kidney Donation,” by vegan Hillary Rettig, tells of…

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Take a Smile Break

This is Sobe and Johann, whom some of you might recognize from PCRM’s photo contest for the image that will appear in Jonathan Balcombe’s picture book, Exultant Ark. An adorable Wanda Embar photo of two piglets won, but I voted…

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On Property Rights and Project Treadstone

I’m not usually one to write on property rights, but I was slapped in the face with the concept last night . . . After having returned from the vet with Charles and his torn quad (and there are few…

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On Organizing. Again.

First let me say I understand anyone’s wariness regarding large animal rights groups. Mission creep is their middle name, due to a need for the victories that bring the donations, and due to the desire to appeal to a broader…

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On People Who Hate People Who Don’t Want to Hurt Anybody

Bea sent me the link to AnimalScam.com (just put www in front of it). They are a project of CCF, which also runs ActivistCash and CSPIscam.com. I don’t spend much–rather any–time at the CCF site, though I did get a…

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On “Byproducts” of Animal Exploitation

Chris sent an interesting video that demonstrates the connections between/among various industries that exist to exploit sentient nonhumans. It’s not graphic the way you’re used to seeing graphic, and it’s actually used for promotional purposes and is available on the…

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On the OED and Subscriptions

My original intention was to offer to send you information from the Oxford English Dictionary for words you’d like to know more about. The subscription is $295 and most people aren’t interested in paying that or aren’t able to, and…

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