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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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

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

Girl Reunited with Dog After 4 Years

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Patricia May 1, 2015. 6 Replies

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Comment by It's just Matt on April 9, 2010 at 9:56pm
Comment by Cheryl on March 27, 2010 at 8:08am
"Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself."
—James A. Froude, English historian (1818–1894)
Comment by sacha on March 27, 2010 at 1:41am
I know that dog in the new group photo! Her name is Bella!
Comment by sacha on March 17, 2010 at 11:11am
Comment by Cheryl on March 16, 2010 at 5:44pm

Comment by sacha on January 4, 2010 at 5:16pm
The main thing that needs to change are people's perception of how the animals are treated and the suffering they endure. I can't begin to tell you just how many people had absolutely no idea what is truly going on. so many were "shocked" That has to change.
Comment by sacha on January 4, 2010 at 5:13pm
here in California, we did manage to win Prop 2

There was a huge turn out at the volunteer meetings. I was able to get pages of signatures to get the proposition on the ballot, then I passed out fliers, had a bumper sticker on my car, and spoke to everyone I encountered about it. It was a big one. A fabulous step in the right direction. I won't see what I want to see in my lifetime, but slowly (extremely slowly) I'm seeing a bit of change.
Comment by sacha on January 3, 2010 at 11:52pm
Norwegian Cows…NOT California Cows, Are Truly Happy Cows

OSLO (Reuters) – Comfortable Norwegian cows are producing more milk and have less udder infections since new regulations allowing them to relax for up to half a day on soft rubberized mattresses were introduced.

In 2004, Norway introduced rules to replace gradually all sheds where cows are kept in stalls with ones that allow them to move more freely and lie down on a softer surface.

“They lie about half of the day, which is natural for them,”

Comment by sacha on December 29, 2009 at 5:52pm
Found it.

Pack Of Lies

also I am a dog volunteer at the SPCA and they are against his techniques
along with these organizations and more:

The American Humane Society

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
(found PDF - looking for a link)

Veterinary Behaviorists Take a Stand Against Cesar Millan

more information here:

Veterinary Behaviorists Question Dominance Theory in Dogs

What′s Wrong with Using ‘Dominance’ to Explain the Behaviour of Dogs?

I have many more links full of information if anyone would like to read more.
Comment by sacha on December 29, 2009 at 4:50pm
Who said it was a scam?
No one is "faking it" the dogs are clearly frightened of him. I work with dogs. I'm around all kinds of dogs all day long. None of them respond to me the way the do to him, and the dogs still listen to me. It is well known in the professional community and the veterinary association that his techniques belong back in the dark ages of training. I'm not saying that everything he does is wrong. I've never said that.

All good trainers and dog professionals teach accountability.

Your story sounds to me as if the dog was clearly abused, that is a whole other issue.

There was a brilliant 3 or 4 page article about Millan and his techniques a few years ago. I lost it when my computer died a while ago. I will do my best to find it and post it here.

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