HUMANE ATHEISTS is a group for people who are interested in trying to live a humane life by understanding the issues surrounding animal welfare.

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Latest Activity: Sep 2, 2019


HUMANE ATHEISTS is for anyone interested in issues surrounding animal welfare and animal rights. You don't have to be a pet lover, a vegetarian, or an activist to join. You just have to like exploring new ideas and sharing information about the relationships between animals and people, and how we should or should not treat them.

I welcome posts on personal experiences, news and inspirational stories, action alerts, ethical questions, humane living options such as products and websites, and related topics.

I look forward to your contributions, and I hope that we can make HUMANE ATHEISTS one of the most active and vital groups on Atheist Nexus.

Animals in Translation, recommended by Dallas Gaytheist
Blinders, recommended by Dallas Gaytheist
The Dog Who Rescues Cats, recommended by Dallas Gaytheist
Dogs, recommended by Dallas Gaythiest
Earthlings (DVD), recommended by Sydni Moser and Luv Layne
For Bea, recommended by Dallas Gaytheist
Fowl Play, recommended by Sacha
How to Speak Dog, recommended by Dallas Gaytheist
Sharkwater (DVD), recommended by Dallas Gaytheist
Why Dog Smile and Chimpanzees Cry (DVD), recommended by Dallas Gaytheist
Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think, recommended by Adrian Heguy


Discussion Forum

Pet Carbon Footprints

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 14, 2019. 1 Reply

Neurological Problems with Flea & Tick Meds

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 22, 2018. 0 Replies

Cows want to go out after dark

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 26, 2017. 0 Replies

Beware pet financing

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 2, 2017. 3 Replies

Animal Abuse a US Felony

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 5, 2016. 0 Replies

Cage Free Hens Eat Each Other

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 23, 2016. 1 Reply

Keeping saltwater aquarium not so humane

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 12, 2016. 0 Replies

6 Week Old Puppy Shot 18 Times with BB Gun

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 26, 2016. 1 Reply

Circus Elephants to be Retired

Started by John Jubinsky Jan 12, 2016. 0 Replies

December Solstice

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Gerald Payne Dec 21, 2015. 2 Replies

Small Dog Runs Off Two Bears - Video

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Gerald Payne Oct 6, 2015. 2 Replies

Police Dog Shot and Killed by Suspect

Started by John Jubinsky Aug 20, 2015. 0 Replies

This is such an outrage!!!!!!!

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jun 23, 2015. 6 Replies

Seeing Eye Dog Jumps in Front of Bus to Save Owner

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Gerald Payne Jun 10, 2015. 1 Reply

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Comment by Grinning Cat on September 2, 2019 at 11:12pm

Returning to this group... (and I do miss Felaine/sk8eycat!)

A cute 37-second video of "planned parenthood?"

Comment by sk8eycat on April 22, 2015 at 6:54pm

I was shocked that Arrowhead comes from a spring just downhill from Lake Arrowhead (Los Angeles Nat'l Forest)...and has more bacteria & stuff in it than local tap water.  I think I've mentioned that I use a Brita pitcher for tea and drinking water.  It doesn't kill any bacteria, but it filters out the chlorine taste, and some of the hard water salts.

I'm just steamed that during the worst drought ever, Nestle' has been siphoning water out of the aquifers and SELLING it. 

So the prey animals are dying, or not breeding, which means the predators are coming down here....and some stupid people still leave their dogs in their yards at night.  (Haven't seen any free-roaming cats in years.  They all used to end up with us....)

Some time I'll have to tell y'all about the time I stole a cocker spaniel, but not now....I need to get flat for a while.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 22, 2015 at 5:17pm

The coyotes seem to have moved to another neighborhood, but my sister saw a BOBCAT walking around the pool the other morning.

And NOBODY is doing anything about Nestle' Co. stealing water with a permit that expired 27 years ago, from the national forest aquifer up north.  If you buy bottled water, make sure it's not a Nestle' brand.  (Arrowhead, Calistoga, Poland Spring, Ice Mountain, and Montclair in Canada)

Comment by sk8eycat on March 11, 2015 at 1:31am

Our biggest problem in the Los Angeles area is the large number of people who are too stupid to spay or neuter their pets, and then abandon them when they move.  There are groups that try to feed feral cat colonies, and Trap/Neuter/and Return them to their territories.

BUT right now (and for the past 6 months or more) we have been inundated with coyotes who have been forced out of their natural habitats by developers and the lack of water and prey animals up in the hills above us.  We hear them yipping and yodeling every time emergency vehicles go by on the boulevard 1 block from our house 3 or more times a day, or night..  We've also found coyote turds in our back the pool. A week ago there was a pack of them howling on our front porch at about 3 AM.

Our 2 cats are NEVER allowed to go outside!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 11, 2015 at 1:13am

The Pet Press home page is finally being updated...slowly.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 11, 2015 at 12:58am

I just read an article in The Pet Press about Wings of Rescue; they take dogs (and sometimes cats) who are languishing in overcrowded Los Angeles shelters to places in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, AND British Columbia) where there are more people who want to adopt them than there are here.

Check their web site, if you're interested:

It's a nice story, even if you aren't looking to adopt a pet.  At the moment.

Also, if you are on FlakeBook, The Pet Press has a site/page/whatever you call it.  (I don't "do" Flakebook, myself so I don't have a link for it.  Sorry.)

Comment by John Jubinsky on February 14, 2015 at 9:44pm

That is really funny.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 14, 2015 at 6:33pm

That doggie looks young except for the mouth.  Funny.  I'm saving it.

Comment by John Jubinsky on February 14, 2015 at 6:29pm

That's cute Patricia.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 12, 2015 at 1:34pm

I don't know much about dogs, so I don't know if that dog is in pain or not, but I was a little worried when I saw that GIF.  It didn't seem quite right to me.  

I did find one post that said "All dogs love chasing their tails. When he does so too often, it is not just play - it is time to take him to the vets. His frustration because of the pain or headaches makes him turn around in circles. It is lack of focus and another sign of a neurological disorder."


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