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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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
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

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

Going Undercover in an Industrial Slaughterhouse

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Mink Laubenthal Jan 12, 2014. 14 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

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

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Comment by A Former Member on June 11, 2011 at 7:14pm
Horror at the zoo: Pair of lions tear apart escaped cuddly baby bearcat in front of terrified children

Why would they put the tree-climbing bearcats next to the lion display? Effin' morons.
Comment by ROMAN ROMACH on April 10, 2011 at 3:10pm

Has anyone seen the latest Ford Ram Truck commercial?  (For the man who goes to extremes.)

Night.  A hunter is sleeping in the woods.  He is awakened by a bird singing.  He gets up, aims his bow and shoots.  Silence.  He goes back to sleep...then we hear the chirping of a cricket.


Comment by A Former Member on April 9, 2011 at 8:28pm

Knut's Berlin zoo suffers another death


Another young animal has died unexpectedly at the Berlin Zoo, only two weeks after celebrity polar bear Knut passed away.

Spokeswoman Claudia Bienek said six-year-old Indian elephant Shaina Pali died at the zoo early Tuesday morning. Elephants can live up to about 80 years in captivity.

The zoo's veterinarian thinks the elephant died of an infection, Bienek said, but a necropsy is being performed to determine the exact cause of death.

Knut, a four-year-old polar bear, died March 19 at the zoo after collapsing in his enclosure's moat. Experts said his collapse was caused by a swelling of his brain brought on by an infection.

Bienek said the two deaths are unrelated: "It's simply very, very sad."

Comment by A Former Member on March 31, 2011 at 5:45pm

I know. I've seen those same photos. It is disheartening, and there really isn't much that can be done about it. That plastic shit is everywhere.

Comment by A Former Member on March 31, 2011 at 4:15pm

Endangered Sea Turtles Swallow a Ton of Plastic

Becky Striepe of our sister site Ecoscraps recently shared a pretty amazing photo of the plastic contents of a juvenile green sea turtle’s stomach (shown above). The sea turtle was apparently accidentally captured in Bahía Samborombón, Argentina.

Becky writes: “Green sea turtles are an endangered species and are having a particularly rough time of things lately, dealing with extreme temperatures and with plastic pollution. We talk about the problems with plastic, but a photo like this really drives home the dangers of our disposable, plastic-based consumerism.”

It sure does.

Comment by A Former Member on March 29, 2011 at 4:40pm

Counting corpses underestimates Deepwater Horizon whale toll

A paper published today in Conservation Letters suggests that the number of whales and dolphins killed during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill could be as much as 50 times that originally reported.

During the disaster, the US government compiled figures of injured and dead wildlife based on reports from US Fish and Wildlife Service and other authorized sources. Those numbers include approximately 115 whale and dolphin carcasses.

But after analysing data on abundance, mortality rates and strandings for whale and dolphin species in the Gulf, Rob WIlliams and his colleagues have concluded that that only two percent of the whales and dolphins that die in these waters are ever recovered.

Read the rest here.

Comment by A Former Member on March 24, 2011 at 5:31pm

I concur with Stephen. Anything associated with CCF cannot be taken seirously. That is nothing but a disinfo organization. BTW, I haven't seen the vid in question, as they just started blocking videos again today! Arggh!


As for PETA, I grant that they are not always right, or even sensible about some things, but they are a good source of information. If you want to take action on one of their campaigns, then do so. If not, then don't.

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.


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