COVID-19, Factory Farms, and Risking Human Lives

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May 13, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases linked to slaughterhouses is now over 10,000, and at least 45 workers are known to have died, according to a USA Today report. So far around 40 meatpacking plants have shut down despite President Trump’s executive order that as “essential businesses”, they must remain open. The closures […]

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Pandemics, Consumption of Animals, and Ag-Gag Laws

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Thanks to the National Review for publishing China’s Wet Markets, America’s Factory Farming by Matthew Scully – a powerful, thought-provoking piece on the consumption of animals as a source of COVID-19 and other pandemics. According to the CDC, it is estimated that 3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in humans come […]

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Have a Mom Cat and Kittens? Time to Get Them Fixed!

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If you had a Mom cat have kittens in your yard (or shed or grill) this year, it’s time to get Mom and kittens fixed! Kittens can be fixed as early as 2 months/2 lbs. Females can go int heat as early as four months. If you take kittens away and don’t spay Mom- she […]

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Oliver’s Story

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As animal people we have all had our heart broken by a four-legged soulmate who left us too soon. We thought we  had our guard up, but Heather Lynn’s story touched us all. She posted it the day after the 2018 General Election.   I voted today. It was one of the hardest choices I ever […]

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Arizona’s Wildlife Hijacked by Special Interest Groups

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The management of Arizona’s wildlife has been hijacked by special interest groups that control who serves on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission (AZGFC). For the past eight years the commission selection process has been controlled by a board whose primary concerns are protecting cattle grazing, land rights, and trophy hunting. The AZGFC  is charged […]

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WHETHER YOU’RE A CAT PERSON OR A DOG PERSON, COME STRUT WITH ADLA!

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On Saturday, October 20th, ADLA will be participating in Best Friends Animal Society national FUN-draiser! Strut Your Mutt will be held in Cesar Chavez Park at 9am. The day starts with a leisurely walk (feel free to bring your dog) alongside like-minded animal lovers. Food trucks, vendors, and lots of fun activities round out this […]

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Dining with Compassion

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Whether you are an omnivore, vegan or vegetarian, you may want to try local restaurants that serve vegan and vegetarian food.  When dining out, it’s not always easy to determine if food is vegan or vegetarian. You can find a list of vegetarian and vegan restaurants at the Happy Cow, including those in Arizona. Need to find […]

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Why Animal Research Often Fails

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Most potential new drugs fail when they’re tested in people. A major reason for these failures is that most new drugs are first tested out in mice, rats or other animals. This NPR article explains the fallacy of using animals as disease models, and why the culture of animal research is so difficult to change.

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