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What are the Negative Health Effects of Dairy on Humans and Animals?

"From lactose intolerance to animal welfare concerns, the negative health effects of dairy on humans and animals highlight the importance of making informed choices for their well-being, our well-being, and the well-being of the planet." Michael Corthell Dairy products have been a staple in many people's diets for centuries. They are often considered a source of essential nutrients like calcium and protein. However, in recent years, concerns have emerged regarding the negative health effects of consuming dairy products, not only for humans but also for the animals involved in the dairy industry. In this article, we will explore the potential drawbacks of dairy consumption on human health and shed light on the impacts on animals. Human Health Effects Lactose Intolerance: Lactose, the sugar found in milk, requires the enzyme lactase to be properly digested. However, many individuals worldwide are lactose intolerant, lacking the necessary levels of lactase. This intoler

[Animal Rights] Belgian animal rights group calls for no more experiments on dogs or cats

  Belgium’s animal rights group GAIA is lobbying the three ministers in charge of animal welfare to ask that no more authorizations be granted for experiments on healthy dogs and cats that are knowingly made ill, it said in a communication published on Friday. GAIA, which stands for Global Action in the Interest of Animals, describes itself as an organization that “unites defenders of animal welfare and advocates for animal rights in Belgium.” The association conducted a survey in 2019 on the use of laboratory animals in Belgium and estimates that 1,302 experiments were carried out on 542 dogs, all of the Beagle breed. The majority of these were in Flanders, with 1,286 experiments on 526 animals. Last week they launched a satirical campaign calling for beagle owners to bring their dogs to laboratory testing centers to combat an urgent need for test animals, and today they’ve launched a new website focused on raising awareness of (and eventually ending) the use of animals as test subj

[Animal Welfare Ethics] What's the Difference Between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights? It's important to know!

   Animal rights and animal welfare sound the same, but they're different concepts. Here's why it's important for you to know the difference.

[Animal Rights & Ethics] A Texas Rancher Cloned Deer For Years. Some Lawmakers Want To Legalize It.

  The Lone Star State has long muddled the line between hunting and farming.  Now cloning may help game ranches breed big buck$. A Republican legislator wants to legalize deer cloning, and is accusing Texas wildlife officials of using the COVID-19 pandemic to undermine a breeder’s attempts to spawn big buck$. In a state that often blurs the distinction between hunting and farming, many game ranches have looked to science ― from supplemental protein to artificial insemination ― to grow bigger game for the deep-pocketed customers willing to pay well over $10,000 to shoot them. The proposed law, from state Rep. Matt Krause of Fort Worth, would legalize cloning to help in that endeavor. But the prospect of commercial deer cloning has raised concern from wildlife officials, who say a rancher cloned and sold deer for years without the state’s knowledge or authorization. Krause filed the bill on behalf of Jason Abraham of Canadian, Texas, who told HuffPost he has cloned somewhere between 35 a

[Animal Rights] The animal welfare behind the meat carnists buy

   To understand how the different animal welfare standards on a meat farm translate to the products you buy on supermarket shelves, you need to know your labels.   So we've broken down a few animal welfare standards across the different welfare schemes to help you compare the meat labels available in UK supermarkets, including Red Tractor, RSPCA Assured, free range, outdoor bred, outdoor reared, Soil Association and organic.

[Video] You Tube Bans Fake Animal Rescue Videos

Following an investigation by animal welfare organization Lady Freethinker, YouTube is implementing a ban on staged rescue videos that purposely place animals in jeopardy. Popular online video-sharing platform YouTube recently announced it is implementing a ban on staged animal rescue videos.  The platform has noticed a “disturbing trend” of people putting domesticated animals in dangerous situations—such as puppies and rabbits being suffocated by snakes and cats found buried alive—to film an apparent rescue.  According to YouTube ’s global head of trust and safety, Colin Goulding, the company will also focus on banning eating live animals in videos. The ban follows an extensive investigation by animal welfare organization Lady Freethinker that flagged more than 2,000 videos for animal abuse , garnering 1.2 billion total views.  The videos of staged animal rescues are often made so the filmmakers can gain views, subscribers, and revenue.  According to media outlet Business Insider , t