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Animal Rights vs Animal Welfare

The debate between animal rights and animal welfare is one that has been a dividing line for activists for decades. It is often argued by those who consume animal products, and even many who don’t, that advocating for animal welfare reforms is more realistic, and therefore more effective, than advocating for the complete abolition of animal agriculture. 1,075 more words

Ethics

Oral contraceptive hidden in Nutella the plan to reduce the number of grey squirrels in UK

Contraception: the deliberate use of artificial methods or other techniques to prevent pregnancy as a consequence of sexual intercourse.

Oral contraceptive (the pill): are hormonally active pills which are usually taken by women on a daily basis. 198 more words

Cruel to be kind? Why I plan to eat and enjoy my home-reared lamb.

This blog might come back to haunt me. You might read it back to me in six months’ time and say ‘told you so’ if I’ve then become vegetarian. 1,038 more words

Peter Singer & Shih Chaohwei

LAST YEAR IN TAIWAN Peter Singer had an extended dialogue with the Buddhist scholar, feminist and animal advocate Shih Chaohwei.  They exchanged views on many ethical issues, finding both similarities and differences between Chaohwei’s Buddhist approach and Singer’s utilitarian one.   211 more words

Ethics

The Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre – Rehabilitation Process

Pertaining to the three months I spent in Borneo in 2016.

I was very excited to begin work with the Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabiliation Centre (SORC) in Malaysian Borneo, not just because of the incredible animals that I would be spending time with, but also because it would be the first ever time I would be working with a native mammalian rescue program that released animals back into the wild. 1,100 more words

Conservation

Killing of dogs by government has dropped to under 2500 a year, but activists say catch and kill policy must go; there is a better way

Dogs trapped by AFCD white van men and killed by government vets now number under 2500 a year, SPCA Deputy Director Dr Fiona Woodhouse said. This is a dramatic improvement, because government euthanasia of dogs was previously as high as 14,000 annually. 1,078 more words

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