New Mercy For Animals Video Called “Vulgar,” and “Outrageous”

Until Every Cage

In response to the report that 50% of chicken is contaminated with fecal matter, Mercy for Animals released a new video. The PSA is hilarious as it is informative, clearly making the point that if you’re tired of eating crap (literally), then you should choose a plant based lifestyle.

As stated on Mercy For Animals website:

Recent studies show that nearly half of all chicken purchased in supermarkets is contaminated with fecal matter (aka shit). In 2011, the USDA reported that 90 percent of defects the agency found in chicken carcasses at slaughter plants involved “visible fecal contamination that was missed by company employees.”

You can read more about Mercy For Animals new video here!

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Top Ten Animal Rights Issues

The Veiled Life: Animals of Unseen Crimes

Today I would like to share the top ten animal rights issues based on their order on About.com.

1. Human Overpopulation

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The human population on Earth is above 7 billion people, according to the world population clock, and it is continuing to grow. This is a major threat to animals and the environment. The actions of humans result in taking away the rights of animals. As the population grows, humans are taking more land for themselves, destroying the natural habitats of animals in ways such as cutting down forests, building cities and roads, polluting the land, etc. Humans also take animals from their natural habitats and put them in unnatural ones such as at the zoo or on circus trains. The more people there are, the more animals are being killed for food. Species are being wiped out because of human hunting and poaching.

2. Property Status of Animals

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Action Alert on baby Bears, Tigers and Bears

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Baby Lions, Tigers, and Bears Are Not Stuffed Toys

Across the country, the public can pet, feed, pose with, and play with wild animals at malls, fairs, and roadside zoos for fees ranging from $10 to $500. To facilitate such unsafe handling, baby tigers, lions, bears, and primates are pulled from the care of their protective mothers shortly after birth.

When the baby animals can no longer be used as play props, or for photographs — sometimes after just a few months — they are often discarded at shoddy roadside zoos, sold into the pet trade, or killed for their meat. This cycle of breeding, exploiting, and then dumping baby animals puts animals at risk and endangers the public.

In response to a legal petition from a coalition of animal protection and conservation organizations — including The HSUS — the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is requesting comments on whether…

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Gored Utah Man Finds Out That Payback Really Is Hell

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Written by Christina Matthies

Imagine your legs giving out as something sharp tears through your skin, shredding muscle and penetrating bones. Your heart races with panic as you see your own blood. You feel yourself growing weak, and you try to catch your breath, but you can’t move.

This is what deer, elk, moose, and other animals experience when they are shot down by hunters every year all over the U.S. And it’s exactly what Utah hunter Bradley Greenwood felt when he slipped and was gored in the face and neck on the antlers of a 700-pound elk he’d killed only moments before.

Greenwood isn’t the only hunter who’s hurt himself drooling over a “big rack.” With plans to place a billboard in Vernal, Utah, that shows an elk with blood dripping from his antlers and reads, “Payback Is Hell. Leave Animals Alone!” PETA is bringing attention to the…

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“Too Much Hunting”

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Man injured in Goodhue County hunting accident

Monday, September 23, 2013 , by Brett Boese

HAY CREEK — A St. Paul man was injured Sunday in a hunting accident at the Hay Creek Recreation Area in Goodhue County.

Thao Yang, 28, was injured from “a stray shotgun blast,” according to a press release issued Monday by the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office. The incident is believed to have happened at 1:50 p.m., though local authorities weren’t alerted to the situation until contacted by St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood at 5:19 p.m.

Yang was treated and released on Sunday, according to a hospital spokesperson.

It’s believed that Yang was hunting with another person when he was struck by pellets from a nearby hunter who was not part of their group.

“It’s one of those things of too much hunting in one place, I think,” said Kris Weiss, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman

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Mocha

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This is the story of our sweet, little Mocha. Many of you already know her from the news, but I thought I would tell her entire story to all of you.

Chain of Hope has helped a dog named Cuddles for quite some time. We finally received a donated dog run and Judy and a couple of friends were putting up the run one Sunday afternoon in Cuddles’s back yard. Erica and I were doing outreach out south. so we decided to stop by in the late afternoon and see how the dog run was coming along. When we got there, it  was almost finished.  Cuddles’s owner won’t leave him out there 24/7, but her yard is not fenced and this was going to help her out a lot on nice days when Cuddles could enjoy being outside, but be safe. Rita is in hospice care and loves this dog!…

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$2,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest and Conviction of Medieval-Style Puppy Torturer

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Contact: Megan Backus,Animal Legal Defense Fund

9/19/13- Appeal for help in fatal 'Puppy Doe' dog torture case.BOSTON — The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is offering a $2,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) who savagely tortured a pit Bull puppy over the course of several months. The female puppy, who police officers named “Puppy Doe,” was found abandoned in the woods in Quincy, Massachusetts on August 31, 2013. She was found with broken bones and other injuries that indicated severe and routine torture, starvation, and mutilation; Puppy Doe was euthanized to relieve her suffering by veterinarians at the VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth.

According to the Boston Herald, the veterinarian who performed the necropsy of Puppy Doe reported that the puppy’s limbs were repeatedly pulled apart in a “medieval style,” and the puppy was beaten, stabbed, and burned. Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore of…

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BEING VEGAN – If I Were a Lion

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September 21, 2013 | Filed under: Being Vegan | Posted by: Paul Graham
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If I were a lion, people would often refer to me as “The King of the Beasts.”  We have been a part of stories, legend and lore from the very beginning.  We are majestic.  We have complex systems between us and are very social when we are resting, enjoying lots of head rubbing, touching, licking and purring.  We live in groups that we call “prides” of around 15 lions. Over the past 50 years or so life has become very difficult for us.  Most believe that our numbers are half of what they used to be, but our numbers are even lower than that.  There are only between 15,000 and 20,000 of us lions left in Africa, which is our primary habitat.  It is estimated that if things remain as they are, we all…

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Pygmy Joe

First Light Productions

The recent mass poisoning of elephants in Africa is a reminder that such mindless brutality is anything but rare.

Last January, rangers of the Gunung Rara Forest Reserve in Northeastern Borneo came upon a baby pygmy elephant, nudging his dead mother, trying to get her to rise and feed him. Four other members of his herd lay on the ground nearby.

The rotting carcasses of six other members of the herd had been found earlier that month.  Four more were found in the days to come. Initial autopsies revealed they were all suffering from severe bleeding and gastrointestinal ulcers, indicating they had been poisoned.

Unlike elephants poached for their tusks, these animals were killed because they posed problems for palm oil plantations which are gobbling up many of the country’s forests.

Poisoning of elephants in Borneo has become routine. Every year, at least a dozen elephants are found either poisoned…

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JOIN THE FIGHT FOR WOLVES

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Wolves nationwide urgently need your help. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is poised to remove protections for these important and majestic animals in most of the lower 48 states, according to a new proposal from the Obama administration.

Learn some basics on the issue in this Center video, a short flick featuring our West Coast Wolf Organizer Amaroq Weiss:


Want to know more? Read on, and then watch an extended version of our video below.

Since 1973 wolves have been protected under the Endangered Species Act. In 1978 those protections were expanded to include wolves across most of the lower 48 states. In the past two years, protections have been removed for wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains and western Great Lakes. States in these regions have instituted aggressive hunting and trapping seasons resulting in more than 1,700 wolf deaths.

Despite the horror that state management has been, the…

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Documentary : A World Without Water (must watch)

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As less and less water is available, you have yet another problem being added and that is the problem of privatization. There are companies now saying why don’t we bottle it, mine it, divert it, sell it, commodify it. That greed of privatization, we believe, will be much worse than climate change and everything else that has left us with the water crisis. The world is running out of its most precious resource. True Vision’s timely film tells of the personal tragedies behind the mounting privatisation of water supplies. 

More than a billion people across the globe don’t have access to safe water. Every day 3900 children die as a result of insufficient or unclean water supplies. The situation can only get worse as water gets ever more scarce.

Documentary : A World Without Water

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Earthlings

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By Karen Lyons Kalmenson

peace, understanding and harmony begin at mealtime…if you eat something, you do not respect it, if you do not respect it, you abuse it. if you abuse it, you open the door to abusing others.

there can NEVER be harmony as long as the chain of abuse remains unbroken.

be the one to say YES…be the one to say i will stop this cruelty and i will spread my message.

your world depends on it!


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Factory Farm Legacy: Animal Torture, Water and Air Pollution and Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

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From: Organic Consumers Association, September 18, 2013

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA’s Factory Farming page and our Food Safety page.

The days of the small farmer raising his cattle, hogs and hens on green pastures are long gone. Today America’s farming landscape resembles a windowless, animal gulag system filled with metal sheds, wire cages, gestation crates and confinement systems.

Factory farms aren’t about feeding the hungry or harvesting healthy food. They’re about maximizing profits for a handful of the world’s largest agribusiness corporations, and the biotech and pesticide companies that fuel their factories and feed their animals.

Today, nearly 65 billion animals worldwide, including cows, chickens and pigs, are crammed into CAFOs and slaughtered annually. These animals are literally imprisoned and tortured in unhealthy, unsanitary and unconscionably cruel conditions.

Factory farms produce unhealthy animals. And unhealthy people. About 80 percent of all antibiotics used in the U.S…

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Saving Lucia and the dogs of Foča and Gorazde

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1185621_10202139636795202_252551786_nThis week  animal welfare activists from Sarajevo visited dog ‘shelters’ at Foča and Gorazde, about 100 + KM from Sarajevo.

One of the dogs saved during this trip is Lucia, a sweet dog, virtually starved and with a critically injured paw.

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She was taken to King Pension in Sarajevo and today will be operated on to see if the paw can be saved. The cost of this operation is estimated at 225 euros (approximately 300 USD). The cost of her stay in King Pension (the best in Bosnia, the only one that is suitable to take care of such a thin and injured dog) is 120 euros (160 USD) per month. Funds are desperately needed to take care of her. If you can help please send donations via Paypal to donations@awabosnia.org – mark ‘for Lucia’. For more details. see the bottom of the page.

Gorazde “Shelter”

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Cops taking wounded animals to the gun range and shooting them

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Source The Libertarian Republic

Merced Police are reportedly taking injured animals out to the shooting range and shooting them according to a report filed by CBS13. Animal rights activists are questioning whether this is the most humane solution to put down pets who are suffering from injuries.

According to CBS:

According to a California penal code, it’s an officer’s discretion, saying in part: “…any officer… may, with the approval of his or her immediate superior, humanely destroy any abandoned animal in the field in any case where the animal is too severely injured to move or where a veterinarian is not available and it would be more humane to dispose of the animal. “No one wants to see an animal lose its life, but if death is inevitable, and it’s just being prolonged,” said Sacramento County Sgt. Jason Ramos.



WHOM TO CONTACT

policedepartment@cityofmerced.org


SAMPLE LETTER

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In Relation to Animals, All People Are Narcissists

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The protagonist in Nobel Peace Prize laureate and author Isaac Bashevis Singer’s book, The Letter Writer, stated, “In relation to animals, all people are Nazis.”

Ah, the Nazis; who can forget them? They were those goose-stepping narcissists who had the arrogant audacity to think themselves superior to all other races. Hell, “Nazi” even sounds like a derivative of the word “narcissism.” Thank God that kind of grandiosity is a thing of the past.

Or is it…

Not if you, like Isaac Singer, consider the attitudes human beings have toward their fellow animals. When you allow yourself even for a moment to ponder the plight of non-humans at the hands of man and connect the dots, you’re sure to come to the logical conclusion that: in relation to animals, all people are Narcissists.

Although Galileo and Copernicus have long since put to rest the notion of Earth as the center of…

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BOSNIA! IMPLEMENT HUMANE STRAY-DOG AND CAT POPULATION CONTROL AND TREATMENT

IN MEMORY OF VUČKO

xxxNew petition:
BOSNIA! IMPLEMENT HUMANE STRAY-DOG AND CAT POPULATION CONTROL AND TREATMENT

Please sign and share. Every time someone signs, an email goes out to all to the authorities responsible for animal welfare in Bosnia Herzegovina. It’s critical that these authorities are notified of our outrage and that they do something – or else they very well might consider the approach Romania has taken.
An employee of the Animal Survey AdminisThe Romanian government has given the green-light to the mass killing of tens and thousands of stray dogs in the country’s capital.

Please read the copy of the petition letter below as it has important information regarding the situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

bihac_18_894824008“Millions of citizens from the EU and worldwide care deeply about animal welfare and are sickened to read constant reports of horrific animal cruelty occurring in Bosnia and Herzegovina and about the shocking and increasing numbers of stray dogs in the city streets. 

The problem…

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