Killing dogs and cats for meat is still legal in 44 U.S. states

June 4, 2015 by  
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China’s massive dog meat festival is an annual source of international outrage, and the Humane Society has recently announced extraordinary successes in helping curb the farming of dogs for human consumption in South Korea—but it’s certainly worthy of note that in much of the United States it is still legal to kill and eat dogs and cats. Yes, really. While it’s illegal for slaughterhouses to handle our canine and feline friends, and it’s also illegal for stores to trade in their carcasses, the vast majority of the U.S. still permits individuals to kill a dog and toss it on the grill. And this has lead over 100,000 people to sign a petition calling on the FDA to enact a strict ban on eating pets. Read the rest of Killing dogs and cats for meat is still legal in 44 U.S. states Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal cruelty , animal cruelty laws , cat meat , China dog meat , dog meat , dog meat petition , eating animals , eating cats , eating dogs , eating pets , jindo dogs , jindo dogs usa , south korea dog meat , united states animal law

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If you want to avoid BPA, avoid these brands like the plague..

June 4, 2015 by  
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I’m often on the lookout for healthy food that travels well, but I’m terrified of canned foods that contain the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA). Clearly, I’m not alone. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released a new report analyzing which brands are still lining their cans with BPA . While the FDA has failed to regulate BPA despite potential health risks associated with the chemical, including increased risk of brain and heart problems, as well as cancer, obesity and attention deficit disorder,  informed consumers are avoiding it. Between January and August last year, EWG surveyed 252 brands produced by 119 companies. They found only 31 brands, or 12 percent of all the brands they sampled, used BPA-free cans for all of their canned products and 34 brands used BPA-free cans for one or more of their canned products. All other brands either use BPA or failed to disclose whether or not they are using it. Read the rest of If you want to avoid BPA, avoid these brands like the plague.. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: avoiding BPA , bisphenol A , bisphenols , BPA , BPA brands , BPA canned food , BPA companies , BPA-free canned foods , BPS , brands that don’t use BPA , canned food with BPA , Environmental Working Group , ewg , food that is bad for your health , healthy food , hormone disrupting chemicals , how to avoid BPA

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Dogs in China are being killed to make leather products

December 18, 2014 by  
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Most people have heard of China’s appalling dog meat trade, but did you know that dog and cat skin is also used to create leather goods like gloves, belts and pet toys? According to a new report from PETA Asia , the Chinese meat and leather trade is using the flesh of dogs and cats in order to squeeze out every penny of the manufacturing industry. And if you purchase leather, it can be difficult to tell what kind of leather you might be getting. Read the rest of Dogs in China are being killed to make leather products Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cat leather gloves , cat leather goods , cat skin , cat skin leather , China dog leather , China dog meat , China dog trade , China leather trade , dog leather , dog leather gloves , dog leather goods , dog meat , dog skin leather , PETA expose , PETA video

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