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 sacha on December 28, 2009 at 5:35am
Another article regarding Casar Millan here- “At best, the show is entertaining but misleading to pet owners. At worst, Mr. Millan’s techniques and misinformation have contributed to increased aggression and anxiety or resulted in physical injury to the pet and/or pet owner. As practicing veterinarians, we all unfortunately have seen many cases of the latter."
Comment by sacha on December 27, 2009 at 4:17pm
Kill It, Cook It, Eat It - new series from BBC 3

Julia Bradbury hosts a series that shows exactly what it takes to turn a living animal into meat for the table.

The fourth series of the brand goes down to the farm to follow how animals are turned into fast food - cattle into burgers, lambs into kebabs, pigs into sausages and chickens into nuggets.

Following and helping will be a group of six volunteers who, by immersing themselves in the visceral experience, will be able to inform and challenge their beliefs in a show that debates the ethics around meat production and eating in the UK today.

The volunteers arrive at Pipers Farm in Devon for an emotional journey as they discover how cattle are slaughtered and turned into burgers. They climb the hill to get up close to and care for the Red Ruby cattle, then help choose two for slaughter and take them to the local abattoir, where they watch the kill - up close and uncensored.

They then help butcher and mince the meat to make burgers, but will any of them have the stomach to eat them?
Comment by sacha on December 23, 2009 at 1:51pm
I work with dogs for a living, and I completely agree with your statement about people not allowing their dogs to be dogs. The dogs are most certainly miserable. The dogs around Caesar Milan are fearful of him. There is absolutely no reason to instill fear.
Have you heard about the Mirror Method - relationship, training, and lifestyle? Video here:
article here
article about the Mirror Method here

and also this woman (Marilyn Pona) and her training style is phenomenal: The Art Of Training
Comment by Toni B on December 23, 2009 at 6:18am
Milan's approach shows an understanding of more than just the rudiments of psychology. His insights into an animal's behavior go deep--they almost seem to touch the very essence to evolution itself.
Comment by sacha on December 19, 2009 at 3:12pm
Caesar Milan has set dog training back decades, to before positive reinforcement and humane training methods - Know what to say to Dog Whisperer fans:
Comment by sacha on December 15, 2009 at 3:32pm
Octopus snatches coconut and runs
article and amazing video.
Comment by sacha on December 12, 2009 at 8:32pm
Comment by sacha on December 8, 2009 at 10:24pm
Fur is the Best Medicine

Pet therapy helps to reduce the need for pain pills.
Comment by sacha on December 5, 2009 at 1:25am
MOSCOW -- Like human commuters, this city's stray dogs can often be spotted traveling on the subway, waiting patiently for a train to pull in and its doors to slide open.

In Soviet times, dogs were barred from Moscow's metro. Today, however, they are so common there -- curling up on empty seats, nuzzling their neighbors, lounging in stations -- that there is even a Web site devoted to them:

read the rest here: In Moscow's Metro, a Stray Dog's Life Is Pretty Cushy, and Zoologists Notice
Comment by sacha on November 28, 2009 at 11:58am

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