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They now join Croatia in being yet another country that is ahead of the United States on this issue.
This is beyond belief. I don't know what the temperature tolerances are for piranhas, but I do know that fish can evolve rather quickly, and one can see still more catastrophe when, as is inevitable, piranhas escape to the environment.
When I was in college, and decided to major in English literature, I purchased the Oxford English Dictionary. I love it. And 20+ years later, I still use it all the time. Words are very important. And those who exploit animals for pleasure or for commercial gain love to use words creatively to try to minimize the suffering they inflict.
Six years ago while traveling in Indonesia I aided in the release of a wild-caught parrot — a rainbow lorikeet — who had been chained to a perch for more than a year. While this was just one bird out of the millions who suffer the same or similar fate as a result of the trade in birds as “pets,” Lucky (as we came to call him) was an individual, and his quality of life mattered to him, and to me.
Recently the Norwegian group (Network for Animal Freedom) conducted and investigation of fur farms in Norway and have shared the images with Born Free USA and other groups working to put an end to the cruelty of the fur trade. While these images were taken in Norway, this is standard industry practice. Fur farms all over the world, including the United States, look no different.
Recently, I watched HBO’s Death on a Factory Farm documentary about animal cruelty at the Wiles Farms hog factory in Ohio and the undercover investigation by the Humane Farming Association that helped bring them to court.
Just when I thought I knew everything there was to know about being vegan and all the nasty ways slaughterhouse products try to contaminate your life ...
I recently found out the most conventional fabric softeners use softening agents made from tallow (rendered fat from slaughtered animals). Nothing like rubbing a little animal fat on your clothes for that snuggly feeling. Why didn't I know this?