links for 2009-07-07


links for 2009-07-01

  • Take two minutes and complete this survey, which aims to get an accurate view of the current animal rights movement as a whole. It's open until July 13.
    (tags: survey)
  • I don't agree with a lot of HSUS's focus, but I had always kind of felt some sort of respect for Pacelle. I lost a lot of it after this interview. [via Eric P] Some choice quotes:

    "I don’t think in any kind of practical way one can say [the HSUS is] trying to eliminate animal agriculture."

    "You can have an echo chamber within the world of industrial agriculture or confinement agriculture and people will say they are just a bunch of vegans and vegetarians that want to end our way of life. That is not the debate. The debate is about confinement systems, humane transport and humane slaughter."

    "[Q: Are you trying to shut down zoos and circuses from having animals?] Zoos, absolutely not."

links for 2009-06-15

  • The video report says that the cougar was "eventually taken away," but the print version verifies that "officers with the Department of Fish and Game were forced to shoot and kill the animal. They had hoped to return it to the wild."
  • Glad they caught the kid. I also appreciate that they actually acknowledged the suffering of the cats:

    "The cruelty of these crimes were horrific for the animal victims, but there were many human victims as well," Mayor Paul Vrooman said.

    "Let's not forget the children and the families who found their pets mutilated. These awful scenes inflicted a human toll."