Kinship Circle: ACT/ NIH Fairytale About Animal Testing

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

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ABOVE: Cover and two pages from “The Lucky Puppy,” a misleading children’s workbook produced by North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research.
http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/images/coloring/luckycolor.pdf

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Tiger Penis, Cow Taxing & Cocaine Honey on The Colbert Report

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

On Wednesday’s The Colbert Report (1/7/09), Stephen discusses not one, not two, but three animal-related stories!

First up: Barack Obama’s possible appointment of CNN’s Sanjay Gupta to the post of Surgeon General. Stephen includes a clip from CNN’s Planet in Peril: Battle Lines special in which Gupta attempts to purchase illegal tiger penis:
 

 
In case the video doesn’t embed/play properly (I couldn’t resist tinkering around with Comedy Central’s unwieldy block of code), the segment title (with link) is “Dr. Gupta’s Penis Pyramid”.

Then, in his Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger segment, he mentions

1) The EPA’s (supposed) proposed tax on cows (and pigs), in order to combat climate change and

2) Recent “scientific” “research” in which liquid cocaine was placed on the backs of honey bees in order to assess their reactions.
 

 
Because fucking with bee populations is exactly what we should be doing right about now. Not.

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Kinship Circle: ACT by 1/12: Misery For Profit At Michigan Pound

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

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1/7/09: Misery For Profit At Michigan Pound

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Michigan Deals with the Devil, http://www.poocini.com/report/archives/964

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ARA PSAs: Attack of the Killer Cosmetics

Monday, January 5th, 2009

I love this series of anti-vivisection ads from the Australian animal rights organization Animal Liberation:

Animal Liberation - Lipstick

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Kinship Circle: Monkeys – Stolen From Trees, Sold For Research

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

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LT: Cambodia’s long-tailed macaques are stuffed into mesh bags and crammed into the bottom of a boat.

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RT: Babies clinging to each other in small barren cages await their fate.

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Kinship Circle: October-December 2008 Updates (Parts 1 & 2)

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

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1. Donna Karan Announces Fur-Free 2009 Lines
2. Dragged Pit Bull Is Healing And Soon Adoptable
3. Cat Killing Boyfriend Walks Free
4. Records Show Big Industry Planned AETA All Along
5. Obama Picks: The Good & The Not So Good
6. L.A. Assistant Fire Chief Charged In Karley’s Killing
7. Netherlands Ban Products Made Of Cape Fur Seals
8. Prempro Maker, Wyeth, Pays For Fake Articles
9. Report On Hallmark/Westland Downer Scandal
10. Eddie Lama’s Oasis Sanctuary Closes
11. Michael Vick: Early Release & Back To NFL?

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12. Hero’s Plan To Save Wild Horses Moves Forward
13. Until Export Is Banned, More Horses Killed
14. Rodeo “Horse Tripping” Outlawed In Phoenix
15. Houston: Biggest Dogfight Bust In U.S. History
16. Activists Vow To Overturn Navy’s Use Of Sonar
17. Oxford Univ. Lab To Use Thousands Of Animals
18. Prop 2 Passes For Calif. Farmed Animals
19. EU Proposal To Ban Great Apes In Experiments
20. Ringling Bros. Big Fat Federal Lawsuit
21. Alaska Whales: 1 vs. Gov. Sarah Palin: 0

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Veg*nism & Pop Culture: Animal Rights Terra-ists on The Mentalist

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

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Proceed with caution: Spoilers galore!

Ten episodes in, and already The Mentalist has jumped on the animal rights terra-ism bandwagon.

Let me preface this by saying that I’m addicted to cop tv: The X-Files, CSI, NCIS, Law & Order, Criminal Intent, Life, NYPD Blue – I just love ’em. And my love runs extra-deep for the serialized cop drama/mystery/thrillers with a season/series-long story arc. Throw in a lead character who just so happens to be an atheist, and I’m hooked. Hello, The Mentalist!

That said, the latest installment (Season 1, Episode 10: Red Brick and Ivy) just wasn’t up to snuff.

The plot line is all too familiar: a scientist who experiments on non-human animals is murdered; the prerequisite, SHAC-like animal rights group which has been “terrorizing” said scientist (or said scientist’s university/lab/company/employer) for months is suspect numero uno. Cue the crazy!

In The Mentalist, the scientist in question is an up-and-coming neuroscientist who, along with his colleagues, has been conducting invasive research on animals (most notably, chimpanzees – unfortunately, a baby chimp does have a role in the episode) in order to locate the structures in the human brain which govern morality. The end goal? Finding a way to manipulate these structures and thus, magically, turn all of humanity into moral beings. Whatever that means.

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"Multiple Stab Wounds May Be Harmful To Monkeys"

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

The title pretty much says it all.

What *will* the mad scientists at NIH spend your tax dollars on next?

(Via Alex @ That Vegan Girl.)

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Kinship Circle: ACT/ End Albany’s Old-Fashioned Live Pig Labs

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

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11/12/08: End Albany’s Old-Fashioned Live Pig Labs
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Veg*nism & Pop Culture: The Green Scare Comes to Life

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Major spoiler warning, people!

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I’ve been meaning to blog about a recent episode of Life for weeks now. If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s a kind of cop drama, in which individual cases are presented against the backdrop of a conspiracy-theory story arc which spans the series. Think The X-Files, Alias, Lost or The Mentalist – if you enjoy any of these, you’ll probably *heart* Life, too.

Season 2, Episode 3 of Life, “The Business of Miracles,” involves the murder of a cancer researcher. The main suspects, naturally, are a group of SHAC-like animal rights activists of the anti-vivisection variety. It’s been a few weeks since I watched this ep, so rather than try to offer a plot summary, here’s TV Recap with their recap:

Dr. Auerbach was a scientist who was testing cancer drugs on animals. So his death naturally occurs in the lab and on the window is written, “animal testing is murder.” Something not so natural about his death: He was frozen to death because some one switched his oxygen tank with a liquid nitrogen tank. But who could have done it? Maybe it was the group, BAT [Ban Animal Torture], that has sent Dr. Auerbach death threats?

[The group’s moniker, “BAT,” was also graffitied on the wall of Hurback’s lab. About as subtle as leaving an ELF calling card at the scene of a torched, insured, unsold McMansion, no?]

According to the group’s leader, Betsy, they wouldn’t hurt any soul, even one like Dr. Auerbach’s. She seems sweet enough. She even tells the other member to be quiet when he says it’s good the doctor is dead. So if it wasn’t her, maybe it was the assistant who seems too concerned with the results of the test. Or maybe the janitor? Or the company’s owner? Hmm. I can’t decide, and neither can Crews [Damian Lewis] and Reese [Sarah Shahi] so they do a little more digging and come up with…Betsy, the leader of Ban and the good doctor’s former assistant who left because they were having an affair. Say what?

I know, it’s a crazy little twist but it turns out that Betsy’s real name is Deborah and she and Dr. Auerbach never stopped their affair. And while it seems she has the perfect motive of conflicted emotions, she also has a videotaped alibi. So then Crews and Reese move on to the janitor, who originally said he saw Betsy at the lab that day. Turns out the janitor is stealing pills from the study and selling them. Or so it looks when he gives the box of pills to a woman on a park bench in return for an envelope full of…pictures? When Crews and Reese dig a little deeper they find the janitor’s son has cancer and the pills have been working for him and the woman is his ex-wife. I guess he has a good motive, too. And more importantly, he confesses to the murder. But something isn’t right. Along with the dead doctor, there were lots of dead lab rats. The only dead rats, though, were rats with red tags so why would only those rats be dead and who would want to kill them?

With the help of then now cleared ex-assistant, Crews and Reese learn that the red tagged rats were the control rats and you would want those to be gone if you didn’t want other people to know the experiment was a failure. And who would want that? Yup, the new assistant. Turns out she knew the janitor was stealing pills and blackmailed him. But he wasn’t such a moron that he didn’t have evidence damning her. He had a formula she wrote computing how much liquid nitrogen it would take to kill a man the doctor’s size. So the dedicated assistant killed the doctor after all. She had spent seven years working with him and now her career would be over because the drug was a failure. It was only helping the janitor’s son because he had an extremely rare form of cancer. It wouldn’t work on the mainstream cases. Guess that liar is busted.

Unlike many other cop dramas (the Law & Order franchise, if I recall, has featured its fair share of guilty, stereotyped animal rights extremists), Life doesn’t simply pin the crime on the “obvious suspects” and move on. Rather than get swept up in the Green Scare, Detectives Crews and Reese follow the evidence…which leads them away from the “bad”/”misanthropic” animal rights activists and toward the “good”/”altruistic” cancer researchers.

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Kinship Circle: Updates, August-October 2008

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

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1. Dogfighting Don’s First Day In Louisiana Court
2. Ringling Goes To Federal Trial October 20, 2008?
3. Dog Poisoner Gets 30 Jail Days + Counseling
4. HSUS Sues United Egg Producers
5. Bush Admin Objects, But Polar Bears Get Habitat
6. Our Visit To The Vice Prez Debate, St. Louis, MO
7. After AETA: Another Law To Silence Activists
8. Prop 2 Looks Good As Nov. 4 Elections Approach
9. Bush Admin VS. Gray Wolves: GOP Losing
10. Politics Trumps Mercy: Still No Downer Ban

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11. Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Obama
12. Police Sgt. Acquitted In Dog’s Death In Locked Car
13. Who Dumped HLS Animal Killers Lately?
14. Shooting Mayor’s Dogs Is “Justified.” Huh?
15. Freedom For Unlawfully Jailed Austrian Activists
16. 8 Little Lambs Left A Lab – To Live At A Sanctuary
17. New Development Proves: IAMS Kills
18. Nepal Bans Monkey Export To Research Labs
19. Korea to Classify Dogs as Livestock
20. NJ: Landmark Legal Victory For Farm Animals
21. EU Proposes Total Ban On Some Seal Goods
22. Calif. Law Bans Slaughter Of Downers
23. Hits & Misses For Animals

RE: 10/10/08: Don’t Let Soldiers Kill Beloved Dog In Iraq

NO ANSWERS YET, BUT SEE: Puppy love denied by U.S. army rules
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2008/10/14/7080146-ap.html

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Kinship Circle: From Research To Ranch – Help A Miracle!

Monday, August 4th, 2008

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8/3/08: From Research To Ranch – Help Make A Miracle!

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NO PHOTOS IN THIS ALERT ARE THE ACTUAL SHEEP. Photos of the laboratory sheep will only be released after their relocation to Kindness Ranch.

Kinship Circle Primary is not a rescue list. And the release of eight sheep from a research lab does not constitute disaster aid. Yet we consider any lives spared from animal experimentation to be of monumental import. We were asked to network for travel and funds — so 8 sheep may leave a Calif. laboratory to begin new lives at Kindness Ranch in Wyoming. Please support this miracle by donating to their relocation and care. Kinship Circle

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From Karen Straight, Director of Outreach, The Kindness Ranch: We need your support to raise funds critical to the transportation of these sheep. If we can get all eight to Kindness Sanctuary, they’ll spend the rest of their lives in comfort at our ranch. We have 1,000 acres, with excellent fencing and water supply.

Please check out photos here: http://www.kindnessranch.org

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Kinship Circle – July Digest (Parts 1 & 2)

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

UPDATE, 7/30/08: Regarding item #2, ‘Race Track Closing. Don’t Let Greyhounds Die’, please also check out this post I wrote about Woodland’s soon-to-be-ex-racing dogs for the Kansas City Freecycle blog.

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1. Jenny Still Needs Your Voice
2. Race Track Closing. Don’t Let Greyhounds Die
3. NC Gas Chambers: Explosion With 10 Dogs Inside
4. Help Proposition 2 Win Relief For Animals In Calif.
5. Brutal Torture Of Dog At JNU Campus
6. Help End The Namibian Seal Slaughter

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7. Please Post Our Carriage Horse Flyer
8. U.S. Government Sends Tigers to a War Zone
9. Help Animals In EU Laboratories
10. Ask PetSmart to Stop Selling Live Animals
11. Brazil: End Animal Tests – Federal Univ. Of Goias

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Kinship Circle: Army Shoots Pigs To Teach Lifesaving Skills

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

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7/23/08: Army Shoots Pigs To Teach Lifesaving Skills

A pig at rest; photo via JB/John

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Kinship Circle: Franken-Goats? Say No To Animals As Drug Machines

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

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Some animal biologists say biotech companies oversell the safety of drugs from transgenic animals. Meanwhile, ethicists question whether we should restyle animals as drug producers at all…” Old McDonald had a pharm: http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2008/06/11/transgenic_goats/print.html
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Kinship Circle: UPDATES: APR-JUNE 2008 (Parts 1 & 2)

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

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1. Case Against Ex-Hallmark Slaughterhouse Worker Proceeds
2. Vick Dogfight Referee Jailed + Leo Has His Day
3. Cavel International Ends Effort To Reopen Horse Kill Plant
4. Big Lawsuit Against Ringling Finally Moves Toward Trial
5. House Panels Approves Ban on Shark Finning
6. Acoustic System To Protect Manatees From Injuries And Death
7. SHARK Sues Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
8. Good News For Sheep
9. KFC Canada Plans Humane Upgrades For Chickens It Kills
10. New Law Cracks Down On Animal Fighting And Puppy Mills
11. No Downers. No Exceptions. Not Enough?
12. Chicago Overturns Foie Gras Ban
13. Polar Bears Get Endangered Status + Trophy Hunters Can’t Import Them
14. Senate Defeats Bid To Open ANWR To Oil Drilling

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15. Winning Update On The Trader Joe’s Campaign
16. Downer News: Big Meat Backs Downer Ban + More…
17. Australia Appoints Envoy To Stop Japan’s Whale Hunt
18. Dogfighters Are Now Felons In Georgia
19. No Trial For Drilling Holes In Baby’s Head – Deported Instead
20. Thank You Kinship Circle, In Memory Of Jax
21. Canada’s Seal Hunt Ends With Lower Kill Numbers
22. Update: California Prevention Of Farm Animal Cruelty Act
23. PETA’s Latest Tactic: $1 Million for Fake Meat
24. Matchbox Twenty Cancels Performance at CFD Rodeo
25. More Huntingdon Life Sciences Pullouts
26. Therapy, Not Jail, For Boys Who Set Dog On Fire
27. Colorado Legislature Passes Bill To Phase Out Cruel Crates
28. Gray Wolf Hunts Planned After De-Listing

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Kinship Circle: ACT/ Nepal’s Monkeys Sold To Experimenters

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

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Kinship Circle: May Digest, Parts 1 & 2

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

If you decide to take action on issue #6, “Stop Korea From Legalizing Dog Meat”, please edit out the third paragraph in the sample letter. In particular, I take objection to the following sentence: “South Korea does not want to be seen by modern nations as a culture that is backward, barbaric or uncivilized…” Eating dog meat is no more uncivilized than eating cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, lamb, etc. All are sentient beings capable of feeling joy, sorrow and pain. However, to vilify an entire culture for eating an animal we regard as special is inherently racist; in the United States, we treat “food” animals no better. The push should be towards a vegetarian (or, better yet, vegan!) diet for all, not towards outlawing specific species of meat that we find objectionable due to cultural reasons.

And do I really need to explain how offensive the “modern nations” remark is?

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1. Australia: Kangaroo Bloodbath Begins
2. URGENT ACTION: 9 Bulls In Trap at Duck Creek Face Slaughter
3. Stop The Killing At Caddo Parish, Louisiana
4. UK: “Healthy Eating” Trend Means More Animal Experimentation
5. Email/Call New Huntingdon Life Sciences Shareholder
6. Stop Korea From Legalizing Dog Meat

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7. Join Post Card Campaign For NYC Carriage Horses
8. Stop Ohio Bill To Ban And Euthanize All Pit Bulls
9. Egypt: Tragedy At Esma (Sakkara) & Request For Support
10. GUESS Brand Sponsors Bullfighting In Algarve, Portugal
11. 14- and 15-Year-Olds Hunt Big Game? Stop This Now.
12. Officers’ Role In Death Of Black Lab Questioned

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Kinship Circle & IDA: 5/16: PROCTER & GAMBLE CALL-IN DAY

Friday, May 16th, 2008

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Call, email, fax or write — on May 16, from 9:00am to 5:00pm EST — to politely ask Procter & Gamble to end ALL animal experiments. P&G utilizes SOME animal-free tests. Ask them to go 100% cruelty-free.

If you miss the May 16 date, send comments anyway! Animals are regularly poisoned to test chemicals used in hundreds of Procter & Gamble brands: Tide, Dove, Cover Girl, Olay, Bounty, Crest, Febreeze, Cascade, Pantene, Herbal Essences, Head & Shoulders, Iams/Eukanuba…

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Kinship Circle: ACT/ Stabbing Pigs To Teach Human Surgery?

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

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5/3/08: Stabbing Pigs To Teach Human Surgery?

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Pigs used in laboratory research. This photo is NOT from Hartford Hospital.

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