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The FBI’s Hunt for Two Missing Piglets Reveals the Federal Cover-Up of Barbaric Factory Farms
Systematic abuse of animals lies at the heart of U.S. industrial farms, which are protected by the government. Despite a crackdown on activists, the public is seeing the barbarism.
4 weeks ago by Pasanpr
The FBI’s Hunt for Two Missing Piglets Reveals the Federal Cover-Up of Barbaric Factory Farms
The pigs are so desperate to get out of their crates that they often spend weeks trying to bite through the iron bars until their gums gush blood, bash their heads against the walls, and suffer a disease in which their organs end up mangled in the wrong places, from the sheer physical trauma of trying to escape from a tiny space or from acute anxiety (called “organ torsion”).
activism  animal-rights  glenn-greenwald  dxe  vegetarianism 
6 weeks ago by JorgeAranda
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activism  animal-rights  climate  earth  gaia  humans  pollution  type-website  type-information 
11 weeks ago by tometaxu
The Selfie Monkey Goes to the Ninth Circuit - Motherboard
There's two related, but ultimately separate questions here:
1. Can a monkey have standing to sue under the Copyright Act?
2. Can a monkey be an author under the Copyright Act?

"It makes no sense to allow a monkey to enforce a copyright suit," she said. "But if you're going to do that, it's equally absurd to deny a monkey written notice of a right to intervene in a lawsuit."
selfie-monkey  copyright  intellectual-property  animal-rights  monkey-selfie 
july 2017 by tarakc02
Stupendous intelligence of honey badgers – TheTLS
book  review  animals  animal-rights  consciousness  science  mind 
june 2017 by tsuomela
Yet Another Reply to Huemer on the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
However, it's also very plausible to me that the gap in intelligence between cows and the average human is so enormous that even a linear value function would yield similar results.  This is trivially true on a conventional IQ test, where all bugs and cows would score zero.  But it seems substantively true for any reasonable intelligence test: Bugs' and cows' ability to evaluate or construct even simple logical arguments stems from their deficient intellects, not inability to communicate.  Or at least that seems clear to me.
animal-rights  caplan 
october 2016 by HispanicPundit
Bugs, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
The most compelling objection to animal rights, to my mind, has long been... bugs.  Bugs are animals.  Every human being directly kills bugs just by walking - and indirectly kills bugs by renting and buying constructed housing.  Yet I've never heard even a strict vegan express a word of moral condemnation for this mass animal killing.
animal-rights  caplan 
october 2016 by HispanicPundit

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