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HUMANE ATHEISTS

HUMANE ATHEISTS is a group for people who are interested in trying to live a humane life by understanding the issues surrounding animal welfare.

Members: 262
Latest Activity: Aug 15

WELCOME TO HUMANE ATHEISTS

HUMANE ATHEISTS is for anyone interested in issues surrounding animal welfare and animal rights. You don't have to be a pet lover, a vegetarian, or an activist to join. You just have to like exploring new ideas and sharing information about the relationships between animals and people, and how we should or should not treat them.

I welcome posts on personal experiences, news and inspirational stories, action alerts, ethical questions, humane living options such as products and websites, and related topics.

I look forward to your contributions, and I hope that we can make HUMANE ATHEISTS one of the most active and vital groups on Atheist Nexus.


BOOK & DVD RECOMMENDATIONS
Animals in Translation, recommended by Dallas Gaytheist
Blinders, recommended by Dallas Gaytheist
The Dog Who Rescues Cats, recommended by Dallas Gaytheist
Dogs, recommended by Dallas Gaythiest
Earthlings (DVD), recommended by Sydni Moser and Luv Layne
For Bea, recommended by Dallas Gaytheist
Fowl Play, recommended by Sacha
How to Speak Dog, recommended by Dallas Gaytheist
Sharkwater (DVD), recommended by Dallas Gaytheist
Why Dog Smile and Chimpanzees Cry (DVD), recommended by Dallas Gaytheist
Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think, recommended by Adrian Heguy

 

Discussion Forum

Jane Goodall Sets Chimp Free

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Pat Feb 20. 21 Replies

Going Undercover in an Industrial Slaughterhouse

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Mink Laubenthal Jan 12. 14 Replies

China Crushes Six Tons of Elephant Ivory

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte Jan 6. 1 Reply

Dog Mourns Death of Her Best Friend - A Beaver

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Dec 26, 2013. 4 Replies

Why are you interested in animal welfare issues?

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Beverly Barnes Vokoun Dec 26, 2013. 18 Replies

Dog and Human Genomes Evolved Together

Started by A Former Member May 20, 2013. 0 Replies

Circus Elephant Shot in Drive By Shooting

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Dogly Apr 14, 2013. 7 Replies

Why Is Your Dog Laughing?

Started by A Former Member Mar 24, 2013. 0 Replies

Dogs faces express emotion

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by A Former Member Mar 21, 2013. 3 Replies

CATS vs BIRDS

Started by Dominic Florio Jan 16, 2013. 0 Replies

Gorilla Walks Tightrope

Started by John Jubinsky Jan 6, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by Creature on February 17, 2009 at 5:27pm
Freaky the dogs in that picture make it look like she was hoarding my dog's entire bloodline!

How does it get to the point where there's 552 of them???
Comment by A Former Member on February 17, 2009 at 3:39pm


Inside Animal Hoarding: The Case of Barbara Erickson and her 552 Dogs

Inside Animal Hoarding profiles one of the largest and most intriguing cases of animal hoarding in recent history. Celeste Killeen's investigation pries open the door to Barbara Erickson's hidden and closely guarded life, offering an in-depth view of animal hoarding.

The chaos and torment discovered by local officials who'd responded to a ramshackle farmhouse in eastern Oregon was described as otherworldly, unbelievable. But, it was only the sad ending to a lifelong story of betrayal, abuse and abandonment. This in-depth look at how animal hoarding developed in one woman's life offers the rich detail and context so important in understanding how to recognize and respond to it and maybe even prevent it.

Dr. Arnold Arluke's discussion follows the Erickson story with current research on animal hoarding and how it ties into the Erickson case. This integration of investigative journalism and scholarship offers a fresh approach with appeal to a broad audience of readers, those new to learning about the phenomenon, and those with first-hand experience in the animal welfare field.
Comment by A Former Member on February 16, 2009 at 5:51pm
Wolves and the Balance of Nature in the Rockies

Wolves are flourishing again in the northern Rockies. Yet even as they're helping restore the balance of nature, they're also killing livestock—and reigniting a fierce controversy
Comment by A Former Member on February 15, 2009 at 1:27pm
Article cannot be copied. Click below to read.

Activists lobby against puppy mills (North Carolina)
Comment by A Former Member on February 13, 2009 at 8:44am


TAKE ACTION

Birds and Climate Change: Ecological Disruption in Progress


Our recently-released Birds and Climate report clearly shows that climate change is affecting birds – and our world – now. For the past 40 years, as our climate has warmed, birds have shifted their winter ranges further and further north. This ecological disruption is yet another wake up call that we must act quickly to solve the climate crisis. The birds' northward movement is another signal that climate change is here and action is needed now.

We need global warming legislation that will help birds and wildlife survive what is coming by protecting their habitats and will reduce global warming pollution 80 percent by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of a rapidly changing climate. Tell your lawmakers where you stand on global warming by signing our petition.
Comment by A Former Member on February 12, 2009 at 3:17pm
Have a Heart this Valentine's Day... Go Cruelty-Free

Valentine's Day is a time to show someone special how much you care and love them. But on this Valentine's Day, why not show your love for your Sweetie with a compassionate heart?

The Leaping Bunny's Compassionate Shopping Guide lists over 200 companies that have a heart and have gone cruelty-free, pledging to never test their products or ingredients on animals. Perfume? Got it! Luxury spa products? Got it! The perfect lip gloss for that romantic kiss? Got it! With the Leaping Bunny Guide, compassionate shopping has never been easier.
Comment by A Former Member on February 12, 2009 at 9:52am
Endangered Species Chocolate

COMPANY - OUR STORY

REVERENCE FOR LIFE
Here, our core value is Reverence for Life, which is modeled after renowned humanitarian Albert Schweitzer’s ethic of the same name. We believe all life is precious and deserving of our respect, kindness and care, and this Reverence for Life ethic is at the heart of each our business practices.

ETHICAL TRADE
Endangered Species Chocolate is 100% Ethically Traded. We buy our cacao from small family-owned properties, helping sustain the habitats and communities in which they exist. We only buy cacao grown in the natural shade of rich, diverse forests. Choosing our chocolate is one way you can help support sustainable forest farmland and the species that flourish there. Since it is ethically traded, we ensure farmers humane working conditions and a fair price for their cacao.

MORE THAN JUST A LIST
Our exquisite chocolate and colorful wrappers serve not only to increase awareness of species currently listed as threatened or endangered on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered Species List, but to inspire proactive conservation for animals confronting universal struggles such as habitat encroachment, poaching, and pollution. Our products aim to honor all flora and fauna that share this planet. All are invaluable…and sadly, all are vulnerable. Join us in taking care of one another and our Earth. It’s time.

STORY
Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) was founded in 1993 in effort to spread awareness and to make an impact on the growing number of plant and animal species that are disappearing from Earth. Since then the mission has grown to embrace a new definition of “endangered” - that all species, habitat and humanity are endangered on our planet, not just animals on a list. 10 percent of our net profits are donated to help support species, habitat and humanity.

Read more at ChocolateBar.com.

(This is not the best chocolate in the world, but is a more ethical product, so worth it still.)

Red List of Threatened Species.
Comment by A Former Member on February 11, 2009 at 5:41pm
Yes, you're talking about Islam, Chrisianity, and Judaism there!

However, living a completely humane life is almost impossible, as the exploitation of life is so pervasive.
Comment by A Former Member on February 9, 2009 at 1:28pm
Website to check out: Eye on Palin. You can take action here, too.
 

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