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Snapchats Austin Forget and Lauren Combs rescued a pet pig, then ate her.

MOLLY was a 3-year-old pot-bellied pig rescued from an abusive home. After nursing her back to health, a "no-kill" shelter in British Columbia adopted Molly to a creepy young couple in Duncan, Vancouver Island, who signed papers agreeing they wouldn't eat her. Then Snapchat pics turned up celebrating Molly being seasoned, cooked and served. The shelter sent constables to investigate but learned no laws had been broken because Austin Forget and Lauren Combs assured them that Molly had been killed humanely. Forget was more descriptive on Facebook where he declared "hahahahahah I killed the fucking pig" with a gun apparently. The public outcry has prompted both to delete their social media accounts and Forget is apologizing for his insensitivity which he blames on his youth. Trolls are weighing in that it's just bacon. And while we can condemn Austin and Lauren for being souless gourmands, they're no more inhuman than anyone who eats the intelligent and sentient pig, whether family pet or terrorized industrial farm internee.

Latest news from the Animal Rebellion –Police suspect Fowl Play

Man in California stabbed to death in cockfight... by the gamecock. Anglo "rooster fanciers" put needle-like spurs onto the rooster's natural back spur. to enhance the bloodshed. Then complain that Mexicans put actual blades on them. It's an ancient "sport" and the reason there are any chickens at all outside Southeast Asia. Alexander the Great had mercenaries from all around and some of them had fighting cocks. Every wonder why, in Leviticus, in the list of all the clean animals, Kosher, not one mention of chickens? THE essential Kosher meal, Nana's Chicken Soup? Chickens aren't mentioned in the Bible until Maccabees. Jesus mentions them a couple of times. Maccabees and Jesus were well AFTER the time of Alexander. Anyway, the bird stabbed him in the leg and he died several hours later at the Emergency Room.

Put your dog-lover on a leash

How about a dog collar for dog lovers? If you find companionship in dogs, and read in their faces such "human" qualities as insight and empathy, why not show some empathy yourself and submit to their leash. I don't mean a collar and rope which your dog can restrict or yank at whim, but a collar tethered to his collar. Why not? 20095

How Beastly-Animals in Revolt…

Also titled "Unbearable" and "revolting animals". The story, COLUMBIA STATION, Ohio A bear attacked and killed its caretaker at the home of a man who kept a menagerie of dangerous, exotic beasts and ran afoul of animal regulators a few years ago by staging wrestling matches between bears and humans. How wonderful. By the way, they offed the bear too. Like Momma Bear in Yellowstone. Forget Teddy Ruxpin and Paddington and Winnie the Pooh. Those are toys and works of pure anthropomorphic fiction. Bears are NOT humans and don't even think the way humans do, otherwise they'd take the guns from the first three or four humans and the rest would be horrendous. 19538

O, Give me a home, where the Buffalo roam

...and I'll show you a house that's not clean But let's skip to the main issue... Non-pet animals being used as mascots. Now, I had seen on the commercials last year that the CSU football team uses a live Bison as a mascot. Admittedly it's a younger calf, and held by two sturdy ropes attached to two sturdy cowboy-looking types. But seriously, have any thoughts been given to what kind of liability would be incurred if that small(er) TeTonka were to bust loose and, as wild beasts typically do when faced with huge numbers of screaming humans, panic? Jump into the stands maybe. Maybe turn on her suddenly Former handlers or the football team that's chasing behind her onto the field... I don't spend a great deal of time studying buffalo, just that their real name is bison or in Lakota "Tonka" and maybe one of our Sioux friends can correct me and I'll cheerfully accept, I think the "te" part refers to the male. I did learn from observing them day after endlessly BORING day that they on most occasions don't do a damn thing but eat, shit and move on, repeat as necessary. They're even worse than watching cattle. Watching

Update on the Vuvuzela ban in British Soccer

I mentioned the cheaply made plastic horns being banned on the ridiculous "public safety-homeland security" excuse that they could be a weapon. Now, I've a passing familiarity with weapons and the scars and record to prove it. If you could possibly use a vuvuzela as a weapon, if you have that skill level, then you would do a far quicker job of it with your bare hands. I also mentioned that the Soccer Football clubs don't ban drunken rowdies, and the existence of beer so strong it's properly measured in "proof" the way distilled spirits would be, 40% alcohol = 80 proof. The usual strength of distilled spirits in the U.S. Anything over 100 proof, is considered "overproof". This is not from direct experience, I don't drink. I do have a steadily decreasing number of friends who do. One of the many Reaganite approved ways of offing yourself with a little help from the Corporate Empire. Like this example. 55% 110 Proof BEER. It's a microbrew, sure. Most English beer that's a mere 25% alcohol (they call American beer "piss") isn't micro-brew, it's commercial grade toxins. This stuff is called "The End of History", they made like 12 bottles for sale, at

Animal Liberation Lone Wolf betrayed by ATF informant, literature and tattoo

Pardon the delay, but when an activist is arrested for the literature he's carrying, I've got to find that material. 34-year-old Walter Edmund Bond was arraigned today for setting the Denver Sheepskin Factory fire in May. ATF agents report that in his knapsack was a tract entitled Declaration of War: Killing People to Save the animals and the Environment The ATF alleges his copy was subtitled: Strike a Match, Light a Fuse, We Only Have the Earth to Lose. Bond was arrested after an informant taped him confessing to being the "Lone Wolf" who took credit on an Animal Liberation Front website. In the meantime, media outlets have linked Bond to a 1977 conviction for arson, failing to note he would have served the time as a toddler. (Turns out "1977" was a typo.) 19013

The Toilet Paper Bears – A Fitting Analogy for once.

So, leave aside the notion that male bears tend to eat their offspring. It's a little too graphic for the anthropomorphists But one of their new themes is Poppa Bear and Little Bear in a rowboat fishing. Little Bear gets impatient. Then has the bright idea to drop a piece of the Overpriced-and-not-any-better-than-any-other-brand of toilet paper into the water.Which is so absorbent that it dries up the whole lake. All the fish are gasping for water to breathe, flopping around in their death throes. Somehow, in the insane popularity contest that passes for "awww, wook at the cute animals" the fish aren't given fake smiles, humanized eye placement and faces, and the other pond dwellers who are sometimes anthropomorphized, like the frogs, aren't represented. BUT... That's not the truly relevant part. 15459

Attack of the Killer Killer Whales

Is it right to confine wild animals within concrete walls and train them to serve man's amusement? Making the argument that some beasts cannot be domesticated, to defend Sea World's killer orca showing his untamed nature, is to sell mammal brains short. In the wild, Orcas seize and subdue their prey to eat it. They're called killer whales, not dunk-the-irritating-human-until-she's-dead-then-play-keepaway-with-the-body whales. In the wild, Orcas don't have jailers who force them to labor. 15101

Tapping into the nutrition of life energy

Yes, it's a live fish. The Youtube video upsetting PETA depicts Chinese diners poking at the still gasping mouth of what's for dinner. The plate isn't hot, but watch your fingers! The meat is blackened to a crisp, while from the neck up the fish is kept wet with towels to ensure it doesn't expire before the last bite. My, what a playful presentation with the red sauce! 11734

We are just wiping out primates

One of the most disturbing things about lifestyle vegetarians and the group PETA is that they consistently distract people from paying attention to the real dangers to animals on this planet. They want to fight about whether one should have a hamburger or not and often engage in tactics that are just plain stupid. 4043

Animal experimentation is messed up

The homes of two UC Santa Cruz researchers were attacked by animal rights extremists with fire bombs, purportedly for using lab animals in UCSC scientific experimentation. "I dont know what they did to deserve that," a 19-year-old student bystander told the NYT "I think thats kind of messed up to do that to someones home.   Sure it's messed up. Too bad not even the news articles about this case could spare a sentence about how lab animals are mistreated. What is it that has the animal liberation extremists so upset?

Is it Rodeo time again? Damn…

Seems like only last year that somebody angrily was denouncing the contention that putting a pull-up cinch around the testicles of a bull in order to make him fight the rider more aggressively somehow causes PAIN to the animal. 3612

The United Nations starves the poor in Haiti

What a pathetic spectacle, the great supposed defender of all humanity, all nations, and respecter of human rights everywhere... the United Nations... has its military now defending the national palace of a US installed group of thugs in Haiti. Yes, defending these thugs against the Haitian people who are demanding food and freedom from starvation. This is what US control over the United Nations Security Council has led to. See Hungry mob attacks Haiti palace 3034

Do we treat Iraqis worse than dogs?

Everyone's in an uproar about laughing US marines who videotaped themselves throwing an Iraqi pup off the edge of a cliff. I'm so embarrassed Americans can't show similar alarm for the disposing of Iraqi children or babies. Hopefully this might lead some to be indignant at our soldiers' equally well reported disrespect for human life. 2773

No more reporting on the beef recall?

The largest beef recall in history has taught us what, so far? That 37 million pounds went to the USDA school lunch program, which was distributed to schools unknown. We quietly presume the USDA had been pawning off the questionable product to the poor and dismissible among our population. But why won't they release the names of the schools? In whispered tones with food program insiders, you learn why. Because the USDA product goes to ALL schools. (NOTE: Corpus Christi School found the recalled meat on their shelves and made the switch to a safer supplier, shouldn't your school do the same?) 2767

Mad Scientists

No, this is not about scientists that are mad about the Bush Administration's manipulation of scientific data. This is about insane scientists that are forecasting a better world ahead with the invention of human-machine cyborgs. Machines will achieve human-level artificial intelligence by 2029, a leading US inventor has predicted. 2639

Stupor Tuesday

It's Stupor Tuesday! Across this Great Nation of ours we're all pretending to have a democracy tomorrow! Voters will have chance to vote for a future female imperialist, a future Black imperialist, or several assorted knuckle-headed imperialists ala Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, and Pat Robertson breeds. Isn't it great to have such a choice? 2555

Saying grace

Is grace recited before meals anymore? It seems the bigger the dinner, the more preparation or participation that goes into the repast, the greater is the sense that something is missing if we omit the prayer to dive into our food. A private reflection might be payed during the erstwhile silent moment but a word spoken of spiritual thanks seems no longer apropos in this secular thinking child's age. Religiosity abounds still of course, but it is separated less from state and education than from the other aspects of daily life with which it also conflicts, such as buying and selling, lending and consuming, trading upon the disadvantage of others. I too wonder if giving thanks for our abundance need be directed to God or divine provenance in appreciation of our predatory advantage, before a meal or after. For myself I have found a better occasion. 813

Animal cruelty at the rodeo

I just learned how they make horses and bulls jump up and down at the rodeo. I must admit I wondered why it was that the animals suddenly leaped about madly (bronc'd) after they got out of the gate and not before, and why did they stop once the rider was thrown? 285

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