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|3/21/2015 - Water is a precious commodity and one that is necessary for life. Recently, the residents of a Chinese village were shocked and disturbed to discover the reason behind the change in the way their water tasted. Much to their horror, these villagers realized that dead and rotting animals were dumped into...|
|12/28/2014 - They call themselves "zoophiles," they have sex with animals, and now one trend-setting (or formerly trend-setting?) magazine has treated such behavior, while illegal in three-quarters of the states, as really no big deal.
In a recent 6,200-word piece titled, "What's it like to date a horse?" New...|
|12/17/2014 - When animals get sick, the last thing they think of doing is heading down to the local CVS for a prescription. New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals that animals both wild and domestic instinctively seek out natural remedies when illness besets...|
|10/16/2014 - While it is common knowledge that living unsustainably has its consequences, that hasn't prevented the majority of the world from excessively over consuming its limited resources.
A recent report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) presents us with a stark reminder of the impact that humans are having...|
|9/9/2014 2:44:43 PM - At least 15 African countries, primarily in the central regions of the continent, are at high risk of Ebola being spread by animals, in addition to the previous seven countries that have reported cases of zoonotic transmission of the disease, according to new research out of the UK. Predictive models...|
|9/6/2014 - For centuries, cows and chickens were raised outdoors on pasture, enjoying sunshine, clean air and their natural diet of grass and insects. These animals were healthy, enjoying the outdoors. Humans who ate their meat benefited from a nutrient-dense food high in healthy fats, proteins and vitamins.
|9/3/2014 - The debate over whether or not animals experience human-like emotions has been a subject of interest for many over the years. While skeptics insist that animals are only driven by instincts, others disagree, pointing out that all mammals share the same neural apparatus and are therefore capable of experiencing...|
|9/2/2014 - Humans aren't the only animals that understand the concept of fairness, according to research presented recently at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.
Fairness is a topic of particular interest to researchers who study the evolution of social behavior and the extent...|
|6/17/2014 - In 2013, the US Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services killed more than 4 million animals, an ironic twist of fate for an agency that is supposedly charged with preserving and protecting the country's wildlife.
The Washington Post reports, the massive toll of wild animals exterminated by the...|
|5/6/2014 - The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), in a series of action alerts over the past month, has criticized the gradual erosion of organic standards by vested corporate interests in the organic products industry.
OCA, a nationwide watchdog organization set up to safeguard organic standards 16 years...|
|4/24/2014 4:27:20 PM - Animals with larger brains have more self control, according to a landmark study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on April 21.
The study is the first large-scale investigation into the evolutionary basis of self control, the researchers said.
"We talk a lot about...|
|4/6/2014 - In one of the most bizarre examples of viral video fear mongering yet witnessed on the internet, a Youtube video entitled "Yellowstone Buffalo Running For Their Lives!" recently set off a wave of panic that the Yellowstone caldera was about to go supernova. This simple, one-minute video clip somehow...|
|4/1/2014 - Yet another scientific study has debunked the myth that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) pose no threat whatsoever to animals or humans. A team of researchers from both Germany and Egypt, publishing their findings in the Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology, discovered that animals...|
|3/12/2014 - Do women get breast cancer more often when their hormones are thrown out of whack? You bet. Are those cases more severe than others? The jury is still out on that one. What about thyroid tumors and ovarian cancer - can those come from eating meat and drinking dairy from cows that are given hormones...|
|3/7/2014 - At first glance, mushrooms, molds and other fungi appear to be a type of plant. After all, they are stationary, they grow out of a single substrate, and their tissues look roughly similar to those produced by plants. But fungi are actually an entirely separate kingdom of living beings, on the same level...|
|2/24/2014 - A vegetarian couple was walking through Trader Joe's one fine day, and the cook in the back at the little kiosk had some stuffed mushrooms "hot and ready" and offered them up, so the man grabbed two, shoved one in his mouth and handed the other one to his better half. She ate it too. Halfway through...|
|11/26/2013 - It is often displayed at the end of movies and television shows that feature animals -- that succinct but prominent disclaimer notifying the viewing audience that no animals were harmed during production. But a recent investigation by The Hollywood Reporter (THR) suggests that this well-respected seal...|
|11/13/2013 - The USDA has announced its intention to allow China-grown chicken meat to be imported into the USA. "The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that China is eligible to export processed, cooked chicken to the United States," says an official announcement...|
|11/8/2013 - How many so called "vegetarian" dishes and soups at restaurants are made with chicken stock, though it is not disclosed on the menu or by the waiter/waitress? How many people take supplements that are enclosed in "gelatin" capsules, which are actually ground up animal muscle and connective tissue? How...|
|6/14/2013 - As you already figured out, I try to find out all I can about how callous, impersonal, selfish, greedy and uncaring about people Monsanto is. So, I'm cruising the internet and I come across an article that put Monsanto's complete disregard for people's spiritual/religious perspective about eating. The...|
|5/12/2013 - There is a very real public health crisis looming on the horizon, and its origins stem from the common food industry practice of force-feeding antibiotic drugs to cattle in order to bulk them up and rush their meat to market as quickly as possible. And a major consumer advocacy group is calling on the...|
|3/18/2013 - Just when some naysayers and "science-based skeptics" ease off debunking acupuncture, or at least concede acupuncture offers a placebo effect, along comes some back page publicity regarding veterinarian acupuncture.
Yes, people are getting acupuncture treatments for the pets, and some veterinarians...|
|2/2/2013 - If you live in California and own pets or livestock, you could soon be criminalized as an animal abuser for things like letting your livestock roam on pasture or transferring ownership of rare-breed animals in a parking lot. Two new laws recently passed under the auspices of animal protection actually...|
|1/30/2013 - How do you keep consumers in the dark about the horrors of factory farms? By making it an "act of terrorism" for anyone to investigate animal cruelty, food safety or environmental violations on the corporate-controlled farms that produce the bulk of our meat, eggs and dairy products.
And who better...|
|1/23/2013 - In the aftermath of the defeat of Proposition 37 in California, many more Americans are now aware of the existence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their unlabeled presence throughout the food supply. But with this awareness has come a lot of confusion, as the processed food and biotechnology...|
|1/23/2013 - Raising chickens is smart. It provides you a healthy supply of food in the form of chicken eggs, and you'll even have a source of emergency meat if times get really bad.
Chickens largely take care of themselves. They're friendly, curious and smart enough to come running when you call them. They'll...|
|9/13/2012 - The California Department of Fish and Game has launched an investigation after discovering a wild monkey that was being kept illegally as a pet and fed on a diet of juice and Frosted Flakes.
Authorities became aware of the case in August, when a woman from Paso Robles, California, sought treatment...|
|7/27/2012 - This is the transcript of an interview with health freedom attorney Jonathan Emord. See the original video on TV.NaturalNews.com
Health Ranger: Welcome, everyone. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger with NaturalNews talking about food freedom today, and we have a very special guest: a health freedom...|
|4/11/2012 - Exposure among amphibians and other vertebrate animals to Monsanto's Roundup herbicide has been shown, for the very first time, to actually induce physical changes to the shapes of these animals' bodies. Published in the journal Ecological Applications, the new study reveals once again the incredible...|
|2/27/2012 - After 20 years of being cruelty-free, companies like Mary Kay, Avon and Estee Lauder are once again testing on animals. Their excuse is that the Chinese government requires animal testing on products sold in China. Doubtful that is comforting to the animals who are tortured with burning chemicals in...|
|12/3/2011 - Many consider animal testing necessary to produce the modern medical miracles that humans depend on. This is animal cruelty. All drugs on the market have gone through animal testing to be considered safe. Yet many still have adverse effects on humans, and some are pulled off the market because so many...|
|10/5/2011 - A new paper reviewing data from 19 animal studies shows that consuming genetically modified (GM) corn or soybeans leads to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice, particularly in livers and kidneys (http://www.enveurope.com/content/23/1/10). "Other organs may be affected too, such as the heart...|
|7/6/2011 - "Vengeance is mine," sayeth the captive beast. "A Siberian tiger at the San Francisco Zoo leaps a 12-foot high wall and mauls three visitors who had been tormenting her, killing one. A circus elephant tramples and gores a sadistic trainer, who had repeatedly fed her lit cigarettes. A pair of orangutans...|
|6/28/2011 - The global commercial pet food industry is astonishingly profitable and continues to grow (sadly) by leaps and bounds. Let's define commercial pet food, for our purposes, as anything that is packaged in cans or bags, even if labeled holistic or natural. Hundreds of generations of pet guardians have...|
|6/15/2011 - In the history of human vaccines, the numbers clearly show that in every case, the disease itself was already on the decline when the vaccine was introduced. Most vaccines were scarcely a blip on the radar, not affecting the natural decline of the disease at all. In a few unfortunate cases such as polio,...|
|5/4/2011 - The state of Iowa has passed a bill that now makes it a criminal offense to document or expose animal abuse in factory farms or commercial operations. The bill, passed with a 66 to 27 vote, has been called an "assault" on first amendment rights by some animal activists - and rightfully so.
|3/3/2011 - New Zealand-based research organization AgResearch has abandoned its 13-year animal cloning research program after it proved to be an abysmal failure. A company report states that "only 10 percent of the cloned animals survived through the research trials," and it also admits that the animals underwent...|
|1/22/2011 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is engaged in what can only be called an avian holocaust through its Bye Bye Blackbird program that has poisoned tens of millions of birds over the last decade. The USDA even reports the number of birds it has poisoned to death in a PDF document posted...|
|1/7/2011 - Most people know that conventionally raised animals are regularly given antibiotics. In fact, according to the FDA, 29 million pounds of antibiotics are fed to livestock each year and for drug companies, this adds billions to the bottom line. Most people assume that antibiotics are given to livestock...|
|1/4/2011 - In the last week, nearly 100,000 fish washed up on the shores of the Arkansas River, dead. Also in Arkansas, thousands of red-winged blackbirds fell from the sky and plummeted to the ground where they were also found dead. The scene repeated itself in Southern Louisiana where 500 red-winged blackbirds...|
|1/4/2011 - Humans are not the only animals that have spiritual and mystical experiences, a growing number of biologists are becoming convinced.
Studies continue to trace many of these experiences to very old sections of the human brain, in regions shared by many other animals. For example, out-of-body experiences...|
|10/22/2010 - On June 28 of this year, the FDA issued a draft of new guidelines urging meat producers to refrain from using antibiotics to promote livestock growth, calling the practice an "urgent public health issue."
"To preserve the effectiveness [of antibiotics], we simply must use them as judiciously as possible,"...|
|10/15/2010 - When mankind is permitted to steal from nature and claim it as their own, only disaster awaits. And that is exactly what is happening around the world with crop seeds and animals, as biotechnology companies slice and dice genetic characteristics from natural sources and create new, patented plants and...|
|10/9/2010 - A third of all plants and animals on Earth are now at risk of going extinct, according to the most recent edition of the United Nations' Global Biodiversity Outlook.
The species now threatened with extinction include 21 percent of known mammals, 30 percent of amphibians and 35 percent of invertebrates.
|10/6/2010 - As the world awaits the FDA's decision on whether to approve genetically modified salmon as "safe enough" to allow into the food supply, it seems that not enough people in the existing fishing industries have really thought this through. As you'll see here, approval of GE salmon could destroy the existing...|
|9/26/2010 - If ever there was a time when the public-at-large was aware of the inherent problems of the industrial food system, it is today. Eggs, meat, peanuts, vegetables, baby formula -- many of the foods that most Americans eat and feed their children every single day have experienced some kind of widespread...|
|8/2/2010 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently testified before a House committee that antibiotic use in animal agriculture causes humans who eat such meat to develop antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance. Conventional cattle farmers often use antibiotics to speed the growth of their...|
|4/10/2010 - Proper animal husbandry is a vital component to any farming operation, whether large or small. With the advent of agricultural industrialization came the tendency to raise ever more animals in increasingly inhumane conditions, all in order to remain competitive and continue to turn a profit. Thanks...|
|1/27/2010 - The proliferation of drug-resistant "superbugs" has been steadily increasing due to the widespread use of antibiotic drugs. Particularly in pigs, chickens, and cows, excessive antibiotic use by farmers has led to killer infections that do not respond to antibiotic treatment. Over 65,000 people die every...|
|1/26/2010 - Widespread antibiotic use in animal agriculture is drawing increasing fire as a primary cause of the growing prevalence of drug-resistant and ever more lethal superbugs.
"There is clear evidence of the human health consequences [from agricultural use of antibiotics, including] infections that would...|
|7/31/2009 - The latest session of the U.N. Codex Alimentarius ended without final adoption of a maximum residue level for ractopamine, a feed additive widely used in pork and beef production. The commission agreed to review additional information on the drug to be submitted by China, a country that has outlawed...|
|5/20/2009 - The number of animals used in laboratory experiments has increased to nearly 115 million worldwide, according to a recent report in the journal Alternatives to Laboratory Animals. The U.S. leads the way, using 17 million animals last year, while the U.K. used only 3 million. Yet the U.K. appears to...|
|4/10/2009 - It is commonly understood that people can win the right to have companion animals in no-pet housing if they have a "doctor`s letter" attesting to the need for a support animal. In the past, association boards have gotten away with denying doctors` letters several ways. New HUD (U.S. Department of Housing...|
|3/17/2009 - Up until recently, U.S. pork producers were worried about tightening profit margins across their industry. Now many of them are smiling, and it's all because of Paylean, a drug that is netting them more cash for each hog they sell. Consumers of pork products may not be too happy though, since most of...|
|2/24/2009 - Many health conscious people have made the decision not to eat meat, viewing the consumption of animal flesh as having negative consequences on the body, the spirit, and even the personality. Animal rights activists have been quite vocal in pointing out the deplorable conditions under which animals...|
|1/30/2009 - The FDA has adopted new rules allowing companies to sell genetically modified animals and their products on the market, and affirming that the DNA of such animals is private property that can be held under patent.
To be approved, any genetically modified animal product must be proven to the FDA's...|
|1/6/2009 - Most people today are usually aware that fast food is not the healthiest food to eat. Typically, the majority of people eat fast food several times a week or more. People generally eat fast food for a few main reasons, mostly because it's convenient, cheap and usually tastes pretty good.
|12/19/2008 - No paragraph should begin with 'Renderers convert dead animals into…' and end with 'crayons.' Yet this is exactly how the Introduction Paragraph started and ended in a report provided to the 108th Congress in 2004. The report provided to Congress discusses dead animals rendered into various products...|
|12/12/2008 - Millions of laboratory animals are yet used each year to test new drugs to be approved by the FDA for safety. While some labs have been discovered to provide horrific conditions for test animals, most follow the 'Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals' protocol. But have you ever thought about...|
|11/11/2008 - Genetically Engineered grains have been in existence for several years, amidst many concerns from various organizations and individuals. Now, the FDA is set to approve Genetically Engineered Animals to be introduced into the food chain.
Ever since the beginning of Genetically Engineered grains, controversy...|
|10/30/2008 - The FDA website, on a page regarding pet foods, proudly cites the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). With reading just a few of the FD&C Act laws, and a little reading on the FDA website, there is absolute proof that the FDA ignores Federal Law. It's time for pet owners to take this proof to the...|
|10/7/2008 - The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) is a set of laws passed by Congress in 1938 giving authority to the FDA to oversee and take legal action to protect the safety of food, drugs, and cosmetics –- there have been many revisions over the years. According to FFDCA the definition of 'food'...|
|8/13/2008 - Researchers are developing a method of testing potentially toxic chemicals using robots instead of animals, as a way of reducing both the number of animals exposed to painful or fatal tests and also the cost of those tests, according to an article published in the journal Science and a presentation...|
|8/6/2008 - An often lethal test required for drugs to gain regulatory approval is scientifically worthless, an extensive procedural review has concluded.
Millions of animals are used for research each year, with two million in Europe alone. Of these two million, half a million are used to test the toxicity...|
|7/31/2008 - Pescetarian, Piscatarian, Pescatorian, Pesco-vegetarian, Fishetarian -- No, these are not the names for members of obscure religious sects. These are some of the different terms used for people who do not eat the meat of mammals and birds but do eat fish and shellfish. While these individuals essentially...|
|7/28/2008 - Just when you think you've seen it all and nothing would be too shocking to learn or read about the pet food industry, you stumble across something that causes your jaw to drop. I stumbled across something that proves once again –- you can't be too careful about the food and treats you give to your...|
|5/24/2008 - Greetings everyone, this is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, here reporting for www.Naturalnews.com. I am currently in the rainforest of Southern Ecuador, high in the Andes Mountains. I am not joking. I am actually in a bamboo rainforest here. It is raining so I am under some shelter right now. Unfortunately,...|
|5/6/2008 - In December of 1965, while James Schlatter, a chemist for G.D. Searle & Company, was working on an anti-ulcer drug candidate he accidentally discovered aspartame. He was recrystallizing aspartame from ethanol when the mixture spilled onto the outside of the flask he was using. Some of the powder landed...|
|4/10/2008 - Melatonin is nature's sleeping pill. It is secreted by the light sensitive pineal gland which regulates our biological clock and synchronizes our hormonal-immune network. Our level of melatonin rises with darkness and falls with light. According to Dr. Uzzi Reiss, in his book Natural Hormone Balance,...|
|2/18/2008 - In case you were still curious to learn what really goes on behind the closed doors of beef slaughterhouses, the release of a secret video by the Humane Society (www.HSUS.org) silenced the skeptics and naysayers by revealing the horrifying atrocities committed against diseased cows by slaughterhouse...|
|2/18/2008 - If the FDA has its way, you may never know whether your meat comes from a cloned animal or not. The low hum of food advocates is slowly growing into a deafening roar as news of the FDA's new stamp of approval on cloned food makes its sweep across the nation.
On January 15th, 2008 the United States...|
|1/3/2008 - Imagine if every time you went to the doctor you were given vaccinations that you don't need; vaccinations that offer no benefit but all of the risks of harmful side effects. Or you were given medications with no explanation or information provided. Or tests were being done for no reason. Now imagine...|
|1/3/2008 - Many health-conscious people have decided to refrain from eating meat. Additionally, many humane-conscious people have eliminated meat from their diet. Both groups have good reasons for their decisions. Interestingly, on some of the points, their reasons intersect with each other. The intersection results...|
|12/30/2007 - The following is part five of an interview between Mike Adams and Dr. Hand Liers, the chief formulator of products sold by Health Products Distributors, Inc. (HPDI) (www.IntegratedHealth.com). To see all parts of this interview, search this site for "Dr. Hank Liers."
Dr. Liers: I feel our animals...|
|11/29/2007 - We humans are designed to take in trace elements. How does it work? Plants feed off of minerals in the soil. They will take up only those minerals they need for their growth and development. The plants digest these minerals by adding a carbon atom. When we consume these plants we eat whatever mineral...|
|10/8/2007 - Public and environmental health is being severely threatened through the institution of animal factory farming, which pollutes our water, air, soil and even our bodies with harmful chemicals and pollutants. Corporations now have taken over the practice of family farming and have developed cost-saving...|
|4/6/2007 - Humans are the only species on the planet who actually go out of their way to feed their children crap. All other animals instinctly seek out the best nutrition they can find. Birds find grubs, worms and insects to feed their young, honeybees painstakingly collect pollen and create a nutrient-rich superfood...|
|4/2/2007 - With consumer demand for organic products continuing to grow, more large corporations are entering the organic market. To maximize profits, some of these companies don't follow organic standards but still label products as organic. For example, Horizon Organic and Aurora Organic, sold by Wal-Mart and...|
|1/18/2007 - Technology is rapidly emerging that will allow scientists to grow artificial meat for human consumption. Yes, this will be just like meat at a molecular level, except it won't come from an animal. It will come from a factory where it was grown cell by cell on a lattice structure using some advanced...|
|11/28/2006 - Mike: I am here today talking with Ronnie Cummings, National Director of the Organic Consumers Association. That is at www.OrganicConsumers.org. We are going to talk today about organic milk. So what is the overview of this situation, Ronnie?
Ronnie: Well, the good news is, there is such a huge demand...|
|1/4/2006 - One of the most effective naturally occurring weapons against cancer is, like most healthy things, something many of us are not getting enough of. The mineral selenium has been shown in multiple studies to be an effective tool in warding off various types of cancer, including breast, esophageal, stomach,...|
|12/18/2005 - Mike: Let's talk about supplements for a minute. You have a line of supplements. What is unique and interesting about these supplements?
Newman: First of all, we have the most concentrated supplement line on the market. Concentration is very important. A dog or a cat doesn't want a tablespoon of...|
|10/21/2005 - If you check the labels on grocery store foods, you've probably already begun to see that the list of ingredients doesn't always tell the whole truth about what's in your food. The same goes for your pets' food. Behind innocent-sounding words like "meat byproducts" and "meat meal" are horrific manufacturing...|
|9/28/2005 - You have the power in your hands to change the world. This change ripples out from you in concentric circles, and it all starts with decisions you make at the grocery store because what you choose to buy and consume impacts the world in many powerful ways that you may have never been aware of. Every...|
|9/7/2005 - Although I find plenty to complain about with the United States of America, and I'm convinced this nation's freedoms, economy and leadership could use some major reforms, there's still a lot to like about the USA. I'm dedicating this essay to the top things I think are really great about the United...|
|6/27/2005 - In a study exploring DHEA-replacement therapy as a weight loss technique, researchers gave test animals large doses of both DHEA and the drug fenfluramine. According to Dr. Ray Sahelian's DHEA: A Practical Guide, "Even a hot fudge sundae with fresh bananas and dark chocolate syrup couldn't get [the...|
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|4/2/2005 - What is cruelty? It is any harmful action taken against another living entity that disregards its consciousness or awareness. In this essay, we'll explore some of the levels of cruelty: how it happens, how it's defined, and what we can do to help end cruelty and enhance compassion in the world. Cruelty...|
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