Please contact your Utah representative and urge them to vote NO on HB187 which would subject whistleblowers to criminal prosecution for their efforts to expose animal abuse on factory farms.
I'm a big fan of this program. I've found that they frequently are able to dig up intriguing subtleties on issues. I think it is important for animal activists to be aware of the conversations going on in the world about animals and animal ethics, even if not everything that is said in these conversations aligns with our world view. Anyway, check it out.
|ANIMALS AND US|
The way we think about animals often defies logic. In America, dogs may sleep on our beds, but in Korea, they often end up on the dinner plate. Some people may be horrified by a pet boa constrictor's appetite for live mice, but a cat that roams outside is a far deadlier killer. And for all the talk about vegetarianism, Americans eat more meat than ever before. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, why it's so hard to think straight about animals.
This hour, why it's so hard to think straight about animals. We start with psychologist Hal Herzog, author of "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: What it's so Hard to Think Straight About Animals." He talks to Anne Strainchamps about his own mixed feelings. Journalist John Woestendiek is the author of "Dog, Inc." which explores the bizarre tale of Bernan McKinney.Steve Paulson was fascinated by this story of the man who received the first commercially cloned dog.
Jaron Lanier is famous for popularizing "virtual reality" and his recent book "You Are Not a Gadget" makes him one of the go-to thinkers about computers and society. So why is he in a program about animals? As he tells Anne Strainchamps, it's because he loves cephalopods - like the squid and the octopus. Novelist T.C. Boyle has made a career out of finding loaded subjects for his fiction. In his new novel "When the Killing's Done" the face-off is between an animals rights activist and a biologist. He tells Jim Fleming the animal lover, however, is not a very nice guy.
Barbara King is an anthropologist who studies monkeys and apes, but she also loves the pets she and her husband live with at home. She tells Steve Paulson human and animal history is so intertwined it's hard to imagine one species without the other.
CD copies are available at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 11-03-06-B.
|John Woestendiek, Dogs, Inc. (Avery)|
Hal Herzog, Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat (Harper)
|Barbara J. King, Being With Animals(Doubleday)|
|Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget (Knopf)|
|T.C. Boyle, When the Killing's Done (Viking)|
- T.C. Boyle
- Hal Herzog
- Barbara J. King
- Jaron Lanier
- John Woestendiek
- After Herzog:
Greg & Jere Canote w/ "I Heard the Voice of the Porkchop"
On "The American Fogies: Volume Two"
- After Woestendiek:
Jane Siberry w/ "Everything Reminds Me of My Dog"
On "Bound by the Beauty"
- After Lanier:
Beatles w/ "Octopus' Garden"
On "The Beatles/1967-1970"
- After Boyle:
Quartet San Francisco w/ "Celebration on the Planet Mars"
On "Whirled Chamber Music"
- After King:
Jane's Addiction w/ "Pets"
On "Porno for Pyros"
Warner Brothers Records
Posted by Brittany at 8:42 AM
Facebook event page: AAC Burrito Night
Friday, March 11 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mountain West Burrito
1796 N 950 W
Join us for the UVU Animal Allies Club monthly dining night! Each second Friday of the month we will be visiting a different veg-friendly restaurant. For the month of March we will be going to Mountain West Burrito, a new Mexican place which has gotten raving reviews from Utah County vegans. So join us for food, friends and conversation!
Posted by Brittany at 10:15 AM
Continuation of RadioWest's series on predators
Posted by Brittany at 8:51 AM
via sltrib.comClassy story title, Gehrke. (rolls eyes)
"A House committee neutered Utah’s “feral cat” bill Wednesday, concerned the proposal to allow the shooting of feral animals could open the door to “joykilling.”
Instead, the bill approved by House Judiciary Committee eliminated all references to feral animals and left Oda’s bill allowing people to shoot an animal in order to protect against “injury or death.”
See also, the Deseret News: 'Feral cat' bill gutted in committee; just one line left
Posted by Brittany at 9:00 PM
via care2.com"Twenty-five rescued circus lions from all over Bolivia were gathered this week, in preparation for their trip to an animal rescue center in Colorado. Animal Defenders International worked with Bolivian authorities enforcing the country’s ban on the use of animals in circuses. The lions will be transported to The Wild Animal Sanctuary near Denver, CO, where they will have about 80 acres of open land to move around in. Preparations are being made to move the lions now."
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/twenty-five-lions-rescued-from-circus-cages....
Posted by Brittany at 10:17 AM
via ksl.comPlease contact Rep. Oda and let him know that this proposal is cruel and NOT the most effective way of controlling feral animals. Urge him to support education on spaying/neutering and trap-neuter-release programs! firstname.lastname@example.org House of Reps.: (801) 538-1029 Home: (801) 773-9796
Full Story from KSL: http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=13997075#
See also, the Daily Herald: http://m.heraldextra.com/news/local/article_1a0aca82-2019-11e0-ab16-001cc4c002e0.html
"Oda said a humane killing would be any method that caused the least amount of suffering. Shooting is singled out as an acceptable method in his bill, but Oda said other means that would be allowed include using a bow and arrow, clubbing or decapitating some animals."
Posted by Brittany at 5:57 PM
Come visit with fellow animal allies at Coffee Pod in Provo this Friday!
Friday, January 14 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
426 W 1230 N
|More Info||What are your resolutions for the new year? If you want to be more involved in animal rights, come socialize with your favorite animal lovers! We know all of the good protests and vegan recipes, so come hang out!|
Posted by Brittany at 1:43 PM
BOLD NATIVE screening + Q&A with the filmmakers
Monday, January 24 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
|Location||Utah Valley University|
LI 120 (Library Auditorium)
|More Info||Guests: Director/Writer-Denis Hennelly, Producer-Casey Suchan,|
and Actor-Peter Young
Suggested donation of $5
Posted by Brittany at 3:50 PM