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

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Latest Activity: May 8


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.

Animals in Translation, recommended by Dallas Gaytheist
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The Dog Who Rescues Cats, recommended by Dallas Gaytheist
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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

Girl Reunited with Dog After 4 Years

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Patricia May 1. 6 Replies

Elephants to be Phased Out of Circus Shows

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Patricia Mar 12. 10 Replies

Dog Rides Bus Alone to Dog Park - Video

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Jan 15. 3 Replies

Pet Cat Rescues Boy from Vicious Dog Attack

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Luara May 14, 2014. 2 Replies

Jane Goodall Sets Chimp Free

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Pat Feb 20, 2014. 21 Replies

China Crushes Six Tons of Elephant Ivory

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte Jan 6, 2014. 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

Circus Elephant Shot in Drive By Shooting

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

Dogs faces express emotion

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


Started by Dominic Florio Jan 16, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by ROMAN ROMACH on March 24, 2011 at 4:32pm
I don't know what you all have seen or heard, but I'm a PETA mmber and have been involved in many of their petition drives - and they have worked.  In college I worked in a couple of research labs, and the treatment of animals  was horrific.  I don't care if some PETA member has screwy ideas, I support the organization wholeheartedly - even if they may go to extremes.
Comment by Samantha G on March 24, 2011 at 12:20pm

I didn't like PETA even before having watched this. I actually used to be rather interested in group because I do agree we should and can treat animals more ethically. I also hated (and still do) when people would change the words of PETA to People Eating Tasty Animals because it just made them sound incredibly ignorant and hillbillyish(if that's a word)

But PETA is one organization for animal welfare I do not support because I think they're hypocritical and ignorant. They seem nothing more than extremists to me. I feel this way because back when I was intrigued with them I looked at their website and found a lot of crap I certainly do not agree with. I also greatly dislike Ingrid Newkirk because of her idiotic and hypocritical views.

Maybe not all of PETA is that way, but I am certainly not going to bother supporting them.

Comment by Samantha G on March 23, 2011 at 9:12pm

A pretty good episode of Bulls**t.

Comment by sacha on February 12, 2011 at 6:55am

Please get this information out to as many people as possible. Tell your friends, use your social networking, shout it from the rooftops.

This will only change if more are aware of it.  Horrific.


Comment by aerie on December 20, 2010 at 4:36pm

TNR would be my dream job or my dream charity if it were a 'job' and I would do it freely if I suddenly became wealthy for some reason.

The most I can do was to steal my friend's new kitten when I realized she had neglecting & not been feeding him or her new puppies. I offered them a left-over burger & it was as if they'd not eaten in days. I was horrified as they snarled at each other & nearly killed kitten to get food. It was bitter cold & had iced overnite. She & hub are addicts, young & dear to me, so I just love/care for them as much as I'm able w/o judging; but animal neglect/abuse is crossing the line when they can't even feed themselves then go & get 3 new mouths to feed. (I live in the south where animals are only property to most people, addicts or not.)

So I tucked the kitten in my coat, took him home & called Humane Society for the puppies. Mr. Kitty is now warm, cozy, and always has a full tummy. I can only hope for the best for the puppies.

Comment by Sarah Walton on October 10, 2010 at 10:47am
Excellent information, Dogly and Charles.
Comment by Charles Cusumano on October 9, 2010 at 6:17pm
Well said. I have 3 goldens, two of which died of cancer . I nearly got kicked out of PA school for refusing to participate in dog lab. It still sickens me after 36 years .
Comment by Dogly on October 9, 2010 at 12:32pm
The Walk for Cancer in dogs sounds nice and touchy/feely good. But read between the lines. 80% of Golden Retrievers get cancer because of extreme interbreeding. I hear no call for the end of overbreeding or interbreeding (incest). Upon whom will this "research" be conducted? Other less fortunate dogs, stolen from their yards by class B dealers, or maybe beagles bred to be sold for medical and commercial experimentation. Big industry - big bucks.
As you can see from my face, I have some Golden Retrievers in my ancestry. Even with this increased chance of cancer, I would not wish that any other dogs suffer on my behalf, the brief and totured existence of a dog used in a lab as a test subject.
Most dog cancers are caused by the disgusting, unhealthy commercial dog foods.
Dogs in labs are not paid volunteers. They are all killed! Don't steal the life of one dog to benefit another.
We stand on all fours in SOLIDARITY.
Los perros unidos nunca serra vencidos!
Comment by Sarah Walton on October 8, 2010 at 2:50pm
Los Gatos: Walk will benefit research to fight cancer in dogs
Comment by Sarah Walton on September 24, 2010 at 5:56pm
Can anyone recommend an overview of animal welfare in California?

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