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 skye AKA rembrandt on March 13, 2009 at 9:13am
aw thats sweet
Comment by A Former Member on March 12, 2009 at 6:15pm

Death on a Factory Farm

From the makers of HBO's 2006 documentary Dealing Dogs, this film takes a harrowing look at animal cruelty in an Ohio factory hog farm, as chronicled through undercover footage taken by "Pete," the same animal-rights investigator who appeared in the first film. Premieres Monday, March 16 at 10pm.

Each year, ten billion animals are raised for consumption in the U.S., mostly on sprawling, industrialized farms, where virtually no federal laws mandate how the animals are treated - though guidelines exist - and state laws are ineffective. As a result, animals are frequently subjected to what many consider cruel treatment and inhumane conditions in the interest of economic efficiency. DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM chronicles an investigation into alleged abuses that took place at a hog farm in Creston, Ohio. This shocking documentary is produced by Tom Simon (a seven-time Emmy® winner) and Sarah Teale, producer of the 2006 HBO special "Dealing Dogs," which received two Emmy® nominations, including Best Documentary.

Three years in the making, DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM follows the undercover investigation of Wiles Hog Farm by the animal rights group The Humane Farming Association (HFA), and the resulting court case against it. The organization received a tip from an employee at the farm that animals were being abused, including a claim that hogs were being hung by chains and strangled to death as a form of euthanasia. HFA then turned to an undercover investigator (also featured in "Dealing Dogs") going by the name "Pete," who wore a hidden camera while he worked as a farmhand at Wiles.

Over the course of six weeks, Pete secretly filmed numerous disturbing scenes, including piglets being tossed into crates from across a room, impregnated sows held in pens that don't allow them to move, an unhealthy piglet being slammed against a wall to euthanize it, and a sick sow being hung by a chain from a forklift until it choked to death. Having obtained this key evidence, Pete concluded the investigation and quit his job.

HFA brought the footage to the Wayne County Sheriff's Department, which subsequently raided the farm. Prosecutors filed ten criminal charges of animal cruelty against Ken Wiles (the owner of the farm), his son Joe, and Dusty Stroud, a farm employee who participated in hanging the sow.

In the trial that followed, prosecution and defense waged a tense battle over the legality and morality of practices rarely seen by the public and described by the presiding judge as "distasteful and offensive," but defended by Ken Wiles and other members of the tight-knit Ohio farming community as the commonplace reality of producing livestock for consumption.

DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM is seven-time Emmy® winner Tom Simon's second film for HBO. Sarah Teale's previous HBO credits include "Dealing Dogs," "Bellevue: Inside Out" and "Mumia Abu Jamal: A Case for Reasonable Doubt?," which received a CableACE Award.

DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM is an HBO Documentary Films Presentation; a Working Dog/Teale-Edwards Production; produced by Tom Simon and Sarah Teale; edited by Geof Bartz, A.C.E.; music composed by Jamie Lawrence; sound and photography, Tom Simon. For HBO: supervising producer, John Hoffman; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.

I don't have HBO, but I'd love to see this. If anyone watches it, let us know what you thought of it. I have seen the documentary Dealing Dogs that they mentioned above. Worth seeing.
Comment by A Former Member on March 12, 2009 at 9:10am
Comment by A Former Member on March 11, 2009 at 12:57pm
Skye, Link is available in original comment. Click on title.
Comment by skye AKA rembrandt on March 11, 2009 at 12:53pm
what website
Comment by A Former Member on March 11, 2009 at 12:30pm
I'm getting mine through interlibrary loan, and she downloaded hers from the website.
Comment by skye AKA rembrandt on March 11, 2009 at 11:55am
i got that part i meant to put in where you 2 found it
Comment by A Former Member on March 11, 2009 at 9:34am
Skye, the film is Earthlings. Scroll down to read more.
Comment by skye AKA rembrandt on March 11, 2009 at 8:54am
those pictures were so cuuute i absolutely loved them. hey what film are you to talking about?
Comment by A Former Member on March 10, 2009 at 9:03am
Sydni, thanks for this update.

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