Celebrate Mother’s Day…with tons of cute animal pictures!

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Celebrate Mother’s Day…with tons of cute animal pictures!

Check out our collection of cute Cow Ribbon e-cards to send to the mothers in your life! And a very, very happy Mother’s Day to all moms, whether they be… (It’s a cuteness blitz and I can’t stop!) (As with pigeons, both parents take care of their babies, so this might actually be the father.)


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Sexual Politics of Meat, pt. 4

This is part 4 of my Sexual Politics of Meat series, inspired by the work of Carol J. Adams and others. Previously I’ve covered pigs, chickens, turkeys, and cows.  But why should land animals have all the fun of creepy objectification?  As usual, click through for the source.  Photos after the jump.


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Help sharks, support Bill C-380!

(This guest post was written by Ava Hickson of the Vancouver Animal Defense League.  Thanks, Ava!) What do you do when millions of sharks are under attack from money-hungry poachers, corrupt governments and an unregulated international trade? Stand up, fight back! And that is what Vancouver Animal Defense League is doing to save sharks! It


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Birds in the Pacific Northwest eat the most plastic…so what can we do?

A study published this summer found that seabirds studied off the coast of British Columbia and Washington have “among the highest” consumption of plastic in the world.  Researchers examined 67 Northern Fulmars who washed up dead on the shores of Vancouver Island and Long Beach, Washington.  Fulmars are a particularly apt subject for this type of


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What will save sharks?

(This post is guest-written by Lindsay O’Donnell of  Wake Project.  Thanks, Lindsay!) As someone who spends a lot of time thinking about sharks, writing about sharks, and talking about sharks, I’ve come to a conclusion: sharks are very much like Tom Cruise. Survival of both sharks and Tom Cruise rest on a good PR agent.


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New research page on fish

We’ve just published a new page on our website entirely about the suffering of fish and other animals we consider “seafood”. Exactly how many wild caught fish do we consume (either directly, or as fishmeal) every year? …using the reported tonnage of caught species, and dividing by the average weight of each species, author Alison


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Piled like garbage

People who eat sea animals like to get them fresh, and some of the freshest can be found at T&T Supermarket, which was just purchased by Loblaws. They have many tanks of fish, crabs, and lobsters: I can’t imagine what it must be like to these animals, packed together like that. In some cases they


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Humpback whale rescued from prawn trap lines

Recently a humpback whale was rescued after becoming entangled in the trap lines of a prawn fisherman. A new Fisheries unit formed to save marine mammals is boasting one of its first successes after rescuing an exhausted and distressed humpback whale in Knight Inlet on the central B.C. coast. A prawn fishermen called in an


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