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Videos on Animal Welfare, Animal Rights, Biodiversity

This list includes serious and funny videos/animations about animal welfare, animal rights, and biodiversity. Topics include animal testing, farm animal welfare, animal husbandry, animal abuse, keystone species, extinction, threatened species..

ANIMAL WELFARE VIDEOS
FUNNY

 
funny industrial chicken farming video link; thumb of waitress and diners
IS IT FACTORY-FARMED CHICKEN?
In this funny video from Food and Water Watch, two patrons are super-excited about the waitress' explanations regarding the menu's factory-farmed chicken and how it was raised.  Watch funny industrial chicken farming video(1:47)

 
funny biodiversity video link; thumb of graphic of scared polar bear, wearing a suit, walking in the dark
THE DAVERSITY CODE
This is a very well done animation in the mode of a murder mystery. What happened to the polar bear in the Museum of Natural History? What do the clues he left mean? The plot thickens....  Watch funny biodiversity video.

 
image of pirate-style captain next to whale-burger joint; click to see flash cartoon
CALL ME  ISHMAEKILL
Humorous (and sad-but-true) animation about the revival of whale hunting, the impact of Navy sonar, and other deadly indignities heaped upon our wondrous whales. A hearty "Ahoy!" and "Arrrrggh" to ya, matey.   Content no longer available from host site (Mark.Fiore.com)

 
shadows of sea animals and birds around the words 'animal comment'; link for funny animation; opens in new window
ANIMAL COMMENT
Another good one from Flash-master Mark Fiore; this time acerbically addressing the horrors we direct towards our oceans and their inhabitants.    No longer available from host site.
 
Graphic image of frog on lily pad
THE FROG
A mildly amusing instance of nature striking back. From flashcartoons.org. 
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  ANIMAL WELFARE VIDEOS
SERIOUS

 
save the whales videos link; thumb of two whales having lunch in a cafe
SOUNDING OFF ABOUT WHALES
With as few as 130 left, the western gray whale teeters on the edge of extinction. A critical feeding ground is now under threat from oil and gas exploration. See two short  save the whales videos.

 
green lawn care video link; thumb of little boy playing with black lab
THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS, DOGS, AND LAWN CHEMICALS
In these difficult economic times, there's one easy cost-cutting measure you can take: Forget about applying chemical fertilizers and pesticides to your lawn this year. Reason enough should be that lawn chemicals pose a danger to pets, kids, and the local creek. But the truth is that they're not even good for your lawn because they degrade soil quality. For the not-safe-for-pets angle, you can watch the free 17-minute video The Truth About Cats, Dogs, and Lawn Chemicals.

 
cat food video link; thumb of vet and cat
CLAWING OUR WAY TO THE TRUTH ABOUT CAT FOOD
Is dry cat food really OK for cats? Are all wet cat foods the same from a nutritional standpoint? Find out in this good video.  Watch cat food video.
 
 
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CATEGORY:  SPECIES — 31.MAR.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Living On Earth

The Extreme Life of the Sea — Life in the ocean is a longstanding mystery to most humans. Even with modern technology, we're still learning new things about the ocean. A new book, The Extreme Life of the Sea, sheds an entertaining and informative light on some of the oceanís oldest, oddest, fiercest and strangest creatures. Coauthor and biologist Steve Palumbi discusses the work.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   11:53

GP comment:  It's a bit sad that Palumbi has to try to bring a Discovery Channel-style level of hyper-excitement to the topic to get us interested. Nonetheless, these species ARE interesting.

Original Show Pub Date: 21.Mar.2014

CATEGORY:  ANIMAL WELFARE, EMPIRE — 26.MAR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Democracy Now

FBI Goes Non-Linear on Animal Rights Activists — Over the past decade, Ryan Shapiro has become a leading freedom of information activist, unearthing tens of thousands of once-secret documents. His work focuses on how the government infiltrates and monitors political movements, in particular those for animal and environmental rights. Today, he has around 700 Freedom of Information Act requests before the FBI, seeking around 350,000 documents. That tenacity has led the Justice Department to call him the "most prolific" requester there is and claim his dissertation research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology would "irreparably damage national security." Shapiro discusses his methodology in obtaining government documents through FOIA requests, and the details that have emerged therein about the crackdown on animal rights activists.
Watch  |  Download/listen   16:26

GP comment:  The point here is not how you feel about animal cruelty or whether we should eat meat. The essential issue is that the government is now prosecuting minor civil-disobediance crimes with a vengance and suppressing free speech and public information when it threaten's one of their client corporation's bottom lines. Remember, fascism always creeps upon a populace slowly, starting with marginal issues and players.

Original Show Pub Date: 25.Mar.2014

CATEGORY:  SPECIES — 13.MAR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Sierra Club Radio

The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction — At one time, there were 3-5 billion passenger pigeons in the US, with some flocks large enough that their passing through an area could take days. Joel Greenberg, author of A Feathered River Across the Sky, discusses the reasons that the passenger pigeons were hunted, the intentional misinformation that allowed hunting to continue in the face of plummeting pigeon numbers, and the analogs of the pigeons' fate to pressures on species today.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   12:23

GP comment:  The relevance to today should not be underestimated. Many of our favorite wild food species have populations (and average sizes) that are way down from their highs.

Original Show Pub Date: 01.Mar.2014

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