A View of the C

Funny – Inappropriate – Edumacational

Hi Kitty, We’re Idiots

Yes, Cooper the cat is a pretty cool cat. His owners put a camera around his neck to see what he sees – pretty clever right? I think so. But it’s now gone further, read this

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But I’m not quite sure what they think they will accomplish by interviewing him. Do they think he’ll say something like, “Hello, I’m Cooper. My motivation for this series of shots was a combination of global warming juxtaposed with fighting in Darfur, with a little of the beautiful sunset mixed in for good measure.”

HE IS A CAT and I’m sure he’s really thinking, “Dumb humans, my captors think they can track my moves with this feeble device.”

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February 13, 2009 Posted by | Commentary, Funny | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Help Farm Animals – A Note From PETA

I’d like you to meet Lily. 

Lily was considered trash. She was thrown into a discard bin at an egg farm after being debeaked. She was already missing most of her feathers. 

You can help save animals like Lily from the horrors of factory farming. Please, make your special year-end gift today.After a lengthy recuperation with a loving member of the PETA staff, Lily is now a beautiful girl who lives in comfort and spends her time basking in the sun with her best friend, Braveheart, a rescued rooster who also came from a sorry situation. 

Thinking, feeling animals like Lily are the reason that PETA and caring people like you have led the fight to end the horrors of factory farming. But even though we have rescued many animals, millions of other precious individuals remain shut in tiny cages, denied everything that is natural, comfortable, and pleasant to them. Please help us save farmed animals like Lily by making a tax-deductible, year-end gift to PETA today.

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December 18, 2008 Posted by | Animal Protection, Commentary, Did you know? | , , , | Leave a comment

A Cat’s View in Photos

Seattle filmmakers Michael and Deirdre Cross weren’t expecting the smallest member of their family to take after them, but he did. Basically, this really lightweight camera took one photo every two minutes. From 6 inches above the ground, Cooper took 200 to 400 pictures a day, click the link down below to see some of the results.

Click here to see the gallery of shots taken with Cooper’s camera. 

Cooper also has now landed on an episode of a new Animal Planet series, “Cats 101,” airing Saturday at 8 p.m. Read more here.

December 6, 2008 Posted by | Animal Protection, Funny | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sponsor A Polar Bear This Winter

They are awfully cute, and they’re looking for a new place to call their own.

November 30, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, Economy, Go green, Inspiration, Politics, Rant, technology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Concentration Camps For Horses

This is just F**ked Up!  Did you know there are extremely different laws regarding animal rights in our neighbors to the North and South of the US?  There’s a treachery of a horse auction in Colorado that allows horrible people to bid, purchase, and then transport horses to Canada/Mexico where they are later slaughtered.  Even worse, this type on industry has experienced a year over year expansion of almost 140%.

Here’s the article, if you’d like to read the details – be warned, it’s really disheartening….  More horses sent abroad for slaughter after ban

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November 27, 2008 Posted by | Animal Protection, Commentary, Did you know?, Economy, Politics, Rant | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Dark Side of Turkey Farms

This video is not for the weak of stomach, but you should watch it and get informed. I’m not a fan of gross-out tactics and I also don’t expect everyone to make an all or nothing choice about what to eat because modifying your diet can be very difficult. But if you can take little steps to make things better for animals around the world, isn’t it worth it to try at least a little? Here are a few of the offenses that have been cited in the turkey investigations:

  • Employees stomped on turkeys’ heads, punched turkeys, hit them on the head with a can of spray paint and pliers, and struck turkeys’ heads against metal scaffolding.
  • Men shoved feces and feed into turkeys’ mouths and held turkeys’ heads under water. Another bragged about jamming a broom stick 2 feet down a turkey’s throat.
  • A supervisor said he saw workers kill 450 turkeys with 2-by-4s.
  • One man said he saw a coworker fatally inject turkey semen and sulfuric acid into turkeys’ heads.

How I help is by spreading the word and I also make monthly donations from my work (auto-deductions), who then matches my contributions each month. I ask that you not try to be “perfect” but just try to be a little bit better – that’s all. 

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November 26, 2008 Posted by | Animal Protection, Did you know? | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Holiday Message From PETA

Read this important note from PETA after the jump.

1. Support our work to improve the lives of animals this holiday season and beyond by making a tax-deductible gift today.

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November 26, 2008 Posted by | Animal Protection, Did you know? | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Protect Your Furry Family Members

No, I’m not talking about your Uncle Vinny. I’m talking about your beloved family members that just so happen to be animals – but aren’t we all? Here are some things to avoid but it is not an all-inclusive list; but you can learn more about toxins by going here: ASPCA Web site.

  • Over-the-counter and prescription medications can kill small animals. Because metabolic systems vary between species, a drug that may alleviate pain in humans can easily induce a toxic reaction in a dog or cat. For example, ibuprofen ingested by a dog can cause gastrointestinal damage and kidney dysfunction. Cats are especially susceptible to even small amounts of acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol); ingestion of just one tablet can result in anemia and potential liver damage.
  • Although small amounts of onions and garlic are often used in pet foods and treats to add flavor, ingestion of large amounts can cause severe red blood cell damage; cats are especially sensitive.
  • Macadamia nuts can cause a short-term hind-limb paralysis, and bread dough, if eaten before baking, can expand rapidly once ingested and cause ethanol poisoning.
  • Sweets, gum and hard candies are often problematic depending on ingredients. Chocolate contains a theobromine, a chemical that can affect the heart, kidneys and central nervous system. Dark chocolate and baker’s chocolate contain higher concentrations of theobromine and are more toxic than similar amounts of milk chocolate.
  • Sugar-free gums and candies that contain the sugar-substitute xylitol can lead to quick onset of toxic clinical signs that may include a rapid decrease in blood sugar and possible seizures. KEEP READING AFTER THE JUMP.w-e

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November 25, 2008 Posted by | Animal Protection, Did you know? | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Spare a Turkey, and Here’s Why

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After watching the Sarah Palin interview where turkeys are slaughtered right in plain view of the camera, it got me thinking (again) about not having turkey for Thanksgiving. Here’s the thing, I don’t really love vegetables and I need a good deal of protein, so what is a picky eater to do? I’m not sure, but I’ll let you know what I find out. In the meantime, here’s an interesting article that I found on why you may want to consider skipping the turkey dinner for your holiday. 

If you are looking for alternatives, check out www.VegCooking.com for some tasty alternatives that will allow the turkeys to give thanks this Holiday season along with you and your family. Again, it still doesn’t fully answer my question, but the search continues.

November 23, 2008 Posted by | Animal Protection, Did you know? | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Palin Pardons A Turkey

I know it’s not Sarah Palin’s fault, but it’s just so disgusting and kind of an interesting metaphor for her personality. As she does the “pardon a turkey” duty in her home state, others are slaughtered. Blech. 

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November 21, 2008 Posted by | Animal Protection, Commentary, Did you know? | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

I Hope That Cat Gets Jillian As a Trainer

fat-catI love The Biggest Loser and more importantly, I love Jillian. I think she’s sexy and mean, a perfect combination n’est-ce pas? Anyway, apparently there is going to be a “Biggest Loser” animal-style over in London, and I wish I could watch it, especially when they break down. Do cats or dogs cry and shed real tears? Something to ponder, but I could only appreciate it if it leads to a better life for them, then watching the agony is kind of worth it. Read the story after the jump.

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November 19, 2008 Posted by | Animal Protection, Did you know?, Funny | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Help A Dog Stay Warm In The Winter

Please be an 'angel' for a cold, lonely dog

For a lonely backyard dog, your 'Angel for Animals' sponsorship can provide the shelter that he or she desperately needs.

Life is never easy for a neglected dog who lives outside at the end of a chain. Some manage to find a little cover from the wind and rain underneath a bush or behind a garbage can, although even they won’t be able to hide from the cold. Some will suffer horribly from frostbite and even die from exposure.

This winter, life is going to be even more difficult for many of these animals, as the economic crisis means that they will have even less to eat and no toys to fight the terrible boredom that is their only companion.

As a PETA doghouse sponsor, you can give a backyard dog shelter from the cold and wind with a sturdy PETA doghouse. Please be an “Angel for Animals” today. Thanks to our caring “Angel for Animals” sponsors, PETA has built and delivered more than 4,000 top-quality doghouses. That means more than 4,000 animals now have shelter and a fighting chance to survive the freezing cold and sweltering heat—for years to come.

Recently, our caseworkers received a call about a dog forced to live outside with no shelter who had attempted to dig himself a hole to escape a severe thunderstorm the night before. We talked to the “owners” and got local officials involved. Thankfully, the dog is now inside!

Of course, whenever we meet a neglected backyard dog, we always try to convince the guardians to bring the animal inside. But sadly, sometimes the dog’s guardians just can’t be persuaded, authorities refuse to take action, or laws won’t allow them to be removed. That’s when we do whatever we can to improve the animals’ lives. And for many dogs, a sturdy doghouse filled with warm straw bedding makes a big difference. With your help as an “Angel for Animals” doghouse sponsor, we can help stop the terrible suffering of needy dogs. (PLEASE KEEP READING)

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November 17, 2008 Posted by | Animal Protection, Did you know? | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Update With Video! Lindsay Lohan Doesn’t Love the White Powder

Lindsay, you probably shouldn’t wear fur because it will cause a whole lot of white powder to be dumped upon you, and it’s not the kind of white powder that you can snort and that makes you want to hump a doorknob. I mean, that’s what I’ve heard happens. 

PETA released a statement about the incident, and it looks like an angry anti-fur activist yelled “Lindsay Lohan – fur hag!” and dumped an entire bag of flour on Lindsay’s head as she made her way into the VIP Room on the Champs-Elysees around 1am on Saturday!

Anyway, check these pics out over at X17 online and now with video!

November 15, 2008 Posted by | Animal Protection, Commentary, Did you know? | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Attention Pet Owners: Avoid Cocoa Mulch

wilburednafaces1I was sent this story and felt it was worth publicizing, so please read it, do your research, and share the information out.

Over the weekend the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target to use in their garden. They loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away from their garden. Their dog Calypso decided that the mulch smelled good enough to eat and devoured a large helping. She vomited a few times which was typical when she eats something new but wasn’t acting lethargic in any way.

The next day, Mom woke up and took Calypso out for her morning walk. Half way through the walk, she had a seizure and died instantly.

Although the mulch had NO warnings printed on the label, upon further investigation on the company’s website, this product is HIGHLY toxic to dogs and cats. Cocoa Mulch is manufactured by Hershey’s, and they claim that ‘It is true that studies have shown that 50% of the dogs that eat Cocoa Mulch can suffer physical harm to a variety of degrees (depending on each individual dog). However, 98% of all dogs won’t eat it.’

This Snopes site gives the following information: http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/cocoamulch.asp

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November 12, 2008 Posted by | Animal Protection, Did you know? | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cover Girl – How It Really Looks

Cover Girl does test on animals, and it’s deplorable. But rather than hate on them, let’s all go to http://www.caringconsumer.com for the full list of products that do and don’t test on animals. Let’s put our money behind those companies that don’t unnecessarily destroy animals for vanity.

October 23, 2008 Posted by | Animal Protection, Commentary, Did you know? | , , , , , | Leave a comment