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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.

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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

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Comment by A Former Member on May 28, 2012 at 10:14pm

Comment by A Former Member on May 20, 2012 at 6:58pm

Post a photo when you can.

Comment by A Former Member on May 16, 2012 at 11:29am

Kitty-cam reveals the secret lives of cats.

Comment by A Former Member on May 8, 2012 at 2:24pm
Comment by A Former Member on April 17, 2012 at 10:02pm

Yes, maybe that too. But you'd think a prion disease wouln't "stump" veterinarians.

Comment by Daniel W on April 17, 2012 at 9:28pm

Or, the cat food contains bones or brains from dead cows and dead sheep.  I think that's where mad cow disease originated in humans.

Comment by A Former Member on April 17, 2012 at 9:20pm
Sounds reasonable. Prolly come out that there's dead cats in the cat food.
Comment by Daniel W on April 17, 2012 at 9:02pm

Dallas, I'm going to make a WAG (known as a Wild-Assed-Guess) and say that the cat disease is a prion, like Mad Cow Disease, Jacob-Creutzfeld, and Scrapie.  As time passes, I'm sure more will come out and you can prove me wrong.

Comment by A Former Member on April 17, 2012 at 7:28pm

Scary disease is turning cats into 'living robots'

Cats in the U.K. have come down with a strange ailment that turns them into "living robots." Twenty-one reported cases of "staggering disease" have been reported in rural Scotland, with the victims' movements becoming progressively more robotic and stiff. Bizarrely, one of the earliest symptoms is seen when the cats become "over-affectionate." There is no cure for the disease, which has also cropped up in Sweden and Austria, and most of the cats with the illness survived just 11 months after symptoms first appeared. Vets are so far stumped by the disorder, but believe that something in the cats' environment might be overstimulating their immune system.

Comment by A Former Member on February 16, 2012 at 3:37pm

Tonya, I understand your concerns, but I don't think that exists. Vaccines have to be tested on the subjects they're going to be used on, or else you may not know what to expect. I spoke to my vet once about this, since they experiment on animals when they go to vet school, but she said the standards are very humane today compared to the past. Of course, vets don't develop the vaccines. That's done by drug companies. So who knows. But making your cats suffer with URI doesn't alleviate the past misfortunes of other cats. I understand your concern, really, but even if you find one that isn't tested on animals, that doesn't mean they're not using science/research that was tested on animals in the past by someone else.

 

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