Chef’s Wildlife Bloodbath
Isn’t an Exciting ‘Experience’
There’s offensive, there’s really offensive, and then there’s what is happening next Tuesday in Wichita, KS.
Jason Febres, who in a case of profoundly insensitive delusion calls it “the Ultimate Dining Experience event of the year,” is going to slice and dice exotic animals from around the world and pretend the meal he’s creating is something chic and wonderful. As bad as it is that he is cooking bits and pieces of African lion and other species usually spared from North American dinner plates (alpaca, antelope, crocodile, hare, kangaroo and water buffalo), what might be worse is that enough people have agreed to pay $160 for the “experience” that it is sold out. (more…)
Wild animals should be free to choose their own mates, define their own territories and be who they were designed to be.
Animal Welfare means how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives. An animal is in a good state of welfare if (as indicated by scientific evidence) it is healthy, comfortable, well nourished, safe, able to express innate behaviour, and if it is not suffering from unpleasant states such as pain, fear, and distress. Good animal welfare requires disease prevention and veterinary treatment, appropriate shelter, management, nutrition, humane handling and humane slaughter/killing. Animal welfare refers to the state of the animal; the treatment that an animal receives is covered by other terms such as animal care, animal husbandry, and humane treatment.Source: World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code. International Committee at the 76th General Session in May 2008.
No. 1 pet insurer recommends pet parents protect themselves from unexpected veterinary bills.
SEATTLE (July 31, 2012) – Pets, like humans, enjoy being outdoors in the summertime. However, unlike humans, most pets don’t carry the health insurance needed to offset expensive medical bills related to outdoor injuries.
Today, leading pet insurance provider Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation (Healthy Paws) is urging pet parents to research and purchase a pet insurance policy for their best friend. Since pets spend more time outside during the summer, the company sees a substantial increase in injuries and veterinary bills that can be quite costly for the uninsured.
Whip Hoyer Announces House Democrats’ Adoption
of New Online Tool to Hear From Citizens and Organizations
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) announced today that House Democrats have begun using open tools on POPVOX.com that enable citizens and organizations to publicly weigh in on specific legislation before Congress. Whip Hoyer issued the following statement: (more…)
THE ROSE-TINTED MENAGERIE
A History of Animals in Entertainment,
from Ancient Rome to the 20th Century
by William M Johnson
with introductions by Desmond Morris
(author of the Human Zoo and The Naked Ape)
and the late Sadruddin Aga Khan
with 47 colour and b/w illustrations
Available on Amazon from July 2012
William M Johnson’s critically-acclaimed The Rose-Tinted Menagerie has been republished by Iridescent as an illustrated Amazon Kindle ebook.Hailed as ‘a ground-breaking work’ upon its original release in 1990, the book explores the role of animals in entertainment, from the gladiatorial contests of ancient Rome and the travelling shows of the Middle Ages, to the circuses and dolphinaria of the 20th century.