Comments for ANIMAL PEOPLE FORUM A global forum in which people who care about animals can speak and be heard! Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:41:18 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on New York City Vigil to End Chicken Kaporos by Bill Jones Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:41:18 +0000 We should put an end to Abortion too! Stop killing babies.

Comment on New York City Vigil to End Chicken Kaporos by Symcha Avraham Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:34:05 +0000 America is a free country. We have religious rights. If you don’t like it don’t participate; that’s your freedom of choice too.

Comment on New York City Vigil to End Chicken Kaporos by Arlene Steinberg Wed, 12 Sep 2018 23:46:13 +0000 This horrendous and evil practice is nothing but a bastardization of Jewish law which is overwhelmingly KIND to animals. It isn’t even Biblically-mandated – it is a 15th century European peasant CUSTOM, not a religious directive. The division of Judaism that indulges in this activity is an extreme distortion of Jewish values. Modern Judaism (Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, etc.) is frankly horrified by this.

Judaism teaches us to be role models of good behavior and to repair and fix the world. In the Old Testament, God chose his greatest leaders from shepherds, as His wisdom dictated that those who were kind to their flocks would be good to their people. It makes no sense that God would direct animal atrocities to be performed by His chosen people. And it makes no sense for any of these people to expect God to listen to their prayers when they so abuse His creatures.

If a chicken was so all-powerful as to absolve our human sins, we would not need God OR Yom Kippur! And if chickens are that powerful, we ought to treat them a hell of a lot better.

WE are the only ones responsible for our own transgressions. Kapporos only adds to our sins, not absolves us of them.

Comment on Sea change in anti-whaling activism as Sea Shepherd withdraws from ‘whale wars’ by John Mann Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:54:17 +0000 There is a simple solution to stop any return to full commercial whaling by Japan, guaranteed to stop this move in its tracks and forever.

Just as Japan has selected single species of whale to continue slaughtering, putting the existence of this species under unnecessary and unwarranted pressure, so conservation groups throughout the world could select a single Japanese car brand, principally manufactured in Japan, and threaten to subject its distribution outlets, world wide, to a picket. Should this action become necessary then it could be further strengthened by national campaigns to persuade and shame consumers into not making purchases from this particular company until Japanese commercial whaling is ended. There is almost universal sympathy across the world for the plight of the whale -harnessing social pressure in any campaign would be a powerful force towards achieving compliance with a boycott: ‘Dad, please don’t buy…..’; ‘Nice car, but I wouldn’t want to be seen in a ….. at the moment!’; ”Not a big fan of the Whale?”

A company which would be highly suitable for this attention is Lexus. Most of the Lexus models are manufactured solely in Japan, with the exception of production of a limited range in Canada and the USA; the the models produced in these factories are quite specific and could easily be excepted from any attention: ‘ I’m pleased to see you have a MADE IN THE USA sticker on your new Lexus!’

This action would not require militancy of any kind; militancy would be counter productive to the case to be made to the wider public, and, in any event, quite unnecessary to achieving the desired outcome. All that would be required would be an on going presence at each distribution outlet and a careful development of the case with the general public of each country where Lexus cars are marketed. Wholly manageable and achievable by those dedicated to conserving the whale.

The suggested campaign is not likely to be a huge success in Norway and Iceland; not, however, the biggest car markets in the world by volume of sales!

Comment on India’s Unseen Rivers of Sorrow by Naman Fri, 24 Aug 2018 16:48:13 +0000 Hey its for animal rights in India. Pls support us to stop dog catching and animal hunting in India. We have to stand for them.

Comment on POETRY: And Ohh, What Is That Peculiar Taste? by Wolf Gordon Clifton Fri, 24 Aug 2018 01:27:39 +0000 Ashby, I love this poem! The final verse, “There are three of you at your table: you, and your friend, and your victim,” works really well as a stand-alone quote as well.

Comment on Animal Rights Law and the Pursuit of Nonhuman Personhood by Esther Thu, 02 Aug 2018 20:14:20 +0000 Once our cats have been given personhood would it then become a crime to get them neutered because leaving the cat population to explode would decimate wildlife?

We are all fighting for habitat and the Human animal has spread itself extremely, some would say too widely, having stupidly relied in a charter on being responsible in its reproduction… it obviously wasn’t!!

Are all wild animals going to go extinct or will the other animal persons decree that Humans should leave them some space by getting the snip?

Is the Human animal itself on the brink of extinction as climate change has now turned into a runaway train?

Comment on Why Your Family Dog is Good for Your Children’s Health by Esther Phillips Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:01:14 +0000 Hi Jocelyn
Not that I don’t like dogs but keeping them actually harms our living world.
Did you know (or care to know?) that a dog uses about as many resources as an SUV? Having just come back from the States I noticed that SUVs are everywhere so obviously no-one much cares about the resource use of an SUV, I know.
All the time we were there the temperatures oscillated between 44 – 46C with a peak at 54C in Death Valley…
About 1/4 of trees were dead in Yosemite, lake Mead very low etc etc.
Dogs are also in direct competition for resources with the other animals (and the Human one incidentally) for scarce resources…
I can understand that people who are graceful enough towards this planet and its inhabitant not to have children would have another form of companionship but having both is excessive.
Now please feel free to rage before you think this through, sadly it seems very much how things are done these days. Or maybe once the heat is over you can agree with me?

Comment on WildlifeNYC to Bring Animal Education to All Boroughs of New York City by Marie Grady Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:37:30 +0000 This is such a nice idea the WildlifeNYC has been brought in front of NYC residents for giving education to the animals. It’s nice to keep pets at home as our part of the family, even I, do like this the most, I too have 2 dogs at my home to whom I treat like family. But last month I faced some problem with ticks near my garden area and they are harming my dog ears, I used some DIY techniques like washed them with lemon oil but after a few days they still occurred. So after discussing the problem with one my friend, he suggested me to contact pest Exterminator Brooklyn NY who can solve all the issues of pest

Comment on Palm Oil and Animal Rights: How you can combat the destruction of wild animals’ habitat by Marie Grady Thu, 05 Jul 2018 06:18:59 +0000 In many cases, elephants have been poisoned by fruit laced with cyanide.