Category Archives: Animal rights

Cultural Clash Enviros v. Camel Drivers

I couldn’t resist this one when it popped up.

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Humans Waste Food–Must be stopped.

Something must be done–expand the nanny state and stop food wastage.

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Putting up a windmill? Watch out for birds and birdbrain bureaucrats

Duke Energy has been installing windmill farms in numerous areas, including Wyoming. It seems that when birds hit the twirling blades, the results are pretty one sided.
Quoting from a Duke press release: “Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, today announced it has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the deaths of golden eagles and other migratory birds at two of Duke Energy’s wind generation sites in Wyoming.”

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Animal Rights, IRS Wrongs? Is IRS official and Humane Society supporter Lois Lerner squelching IRS review of the Humane Society?

Inquiring minds want to know. Continue reading

Tangled Web: PETA hits Chris Christie for killing spider; Meanwhile spider bite alleged to kill metal band guitarist

Perhaps Christie wasn’t as “thoughtless” as PETA claims. Continue reading

A New Take on Earth Day

This Earth Day, the Center for Biological Diversity is celebrating endangered species at 20 events in 13 states across the country. More than 15,000 condoms will be distributed in colorful packages (with artwork by Roger Peet) that feature species threatened by unsustainable human population growth, including the Florida panther and leatherback sea turtle.

They must be expecting an interesting day…

PETA’s dangerous junk science-based cancer claim: Natural fruit/vegetable substance stops melanoma

Possibly in a Petri dish, but not in any human so far. This dubious and irresponsible claim is not a reason to stop medical experimentation on animals. Continue reading

Yale holding conference on conferring personhood on animals

Infanticide advocate Pete Singer to speak. Said babies aren’t people until 1 month-old. Continue reading

PETA Plans to Fly Drones That Would ‘Stalk Hunters’

Sounds like there will be a market for small-scale ack-ack. Continue reading

Animal Rights: PETA killed more than 1,600 cats and dogs at its Virginia headquarters last year; Almost 90% of the animals handed over to the charity’s American shelter

“[PETA] Only placed 19 in new homes according to the data submitted to the Virginia Department for Agriculture and Consumer Services.” Continue reading

EU to Uphold Cosmetics Animal Testing Ban Deadline

“The European Commission has confirmed that it will uphold the original March 2013 deadline for the ban on the sale, within the European Union (EU), of any cosmetics or cosmetics ingredients that have been tested on animals.” Continue reading

European ombudsman takes up PETA animal testing complaint

“PETA alleges that animals may have been poisoned and killed in tests that should never have taken place.” Continue reading

PETA wants Mars to be 100 percent vegan

Elon Musk may try a manned spacecraft to Mars by 2018 — maybe PETA chief Ingrid Newkirk could be the first animal on Mars? Continue reading

Animal rights and climate change in LA

Los Angeles City Council recently adopted a resolution declaring all Mondays as Meatless Mondays in support of comprehensive sustainability efforts…. Continue reading

Animal-based research is still relevant and necessary

Drug development is a slow process involving years, even decades, of research and animal models have always been integral to this work. But progress in translating animal work into human benefits has been uncertain. Continue reading

We need to slash our meat consumption if we expect to feed a population of 9.3bn by 2050

Ah now there’s the thing – we don’t want to reduce the carbon cycle but rather increase it and we are not the least interested in such foolish enterprises as “bioenergy” nor “carbon storage”. The only way the illusion of “value” for acting against our and other species’ best interest comes from the blatant lie that the foundation of life on earth is somehow bad. Continue reading

Rio+20 sustainability conference: trusts countries after all, but ignores squirrels

While the United Nations packs some highly questionable notions into its Rio+20 “The Future We Want”, it might be helpful to note the suggested changes that weren’t incorporated into it.

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Rights group aims to stop killing of Canada GMO pigs

A U.S. animal rights group hopes to save a herd of genetically modified pigs from early deaths after funding dried up for a Canadian research project that has stoked controversy about altering animal genes to produce food. Continue reading

Vegan pet food triggers meaty debate

For crying out loud. If you are against meat consumption for whatever reason how about not keeping carnivores in the first place rather than trying to convert them to herbivores?

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe. — Albert Einstein Continue reading

CSM: Mad cow: Latest episode raises questions about cattle feed

The riskiest parts of rendered cows aren’t supposed to be fed back to other cows. But they are fed to chickens, whose waste can be fed back to cattle in what one critic calls ‘cow cannibalism.’ Continue reading