Category Archive: “food” animals

Sep 14

“Foes Use Scare Tactics Against the Dog-Meat Bill”

Sen. Chun-Oakland

Honolulu Star-Bulletin The Gathering Place Vol. 10, Issue 51, Sunday, February 20, 2005   A few months ago, many of your readers saw articles and TV reports about information exposing a thriving dog-meat trade in Hawai’i. Evidence — including audio and video recordings with an individual who buys and sells dog meat — documented conversations …

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Sep 13

“We Should Better Protect Hawaii’s Sentient Animals”


STAR BULLETIN Vol. 126 / No. 333  —  Tuesday, January 1, 2008 This is in regard to the Dec. 29 letter to the editor from Dan Chainey, proposing to use “unwanted animals” for food.  Recently, pet pigs and dogs have been killed and eaten, and Chainey thinks the Hawaiian Humane Society should take this opportunity …

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Sep 13

“Our Leaders Aren’t Doing Enough About Avian Flu”


Honolulu Star-Bulletin The Gathering Place Vol. 10, Issue 291  –  Tuesday, October 18, 2005 By Pamela Davis   When Bill Frist, M.D., Senate majority leader, tells the Washington Times that the bird flu virus “poses an immense potential threat to American civilization,” you know something’s up. What are the odds of a pandemic? Two weeks …

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Sep 12

How We Treat Animals Reflects Our Humanity


  Honolulu Star-Bulletin Vol. 13, Issue 90 Sunday, March 30, 2008  “How we treat animals reflects our humanity” Lately there have been many news stories and letters to the editor regarding animal cruelty, including the dog that was stolen and killed (for food), the “pet” pigs who were brutally killed (for food), and, of course, …

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Sep 10

“Not Just Dogs, Cats Should Be Protected”

Dog-meat victim

Honolulu Advertiser February 24, 2005 I appreciated your editorial because you said we must confront the issue of the dog-meat trade, and noted that it forces us to define our societal values.   You said that the issue of which animals are fit for consumption is “entirely arbitrary.” This is an important statement.  We eat pigs, …

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Sep 09

“Pet’s Slaying No Surprise in Animal-Cruel Hawaii”


Honolulu Star-Bulletin THE GATHERING PLACE Vol 11, Issue 323  —  Sunday, November 19, 2006 By Pamela Davis Editor’s note:   Police on Nov. 10 charged Joseph B. Calarruda V in the killing of a pet pig named Porky who once was featured in an Island Air commercial.  Porky was cornered by hunting dogs in the …

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Sep 08

“Fight Global Warming By Going Vegetarian”

Burning the rainforest to make more pasture land

THE HONOLULU WEEKLY Vol. 17, No. 5,  January 31 – February 6, 2007 Thank you for your cover story on the Climate Project and Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth (“Being Al Gore” by Joan Conrow, 1/24). You list six other films that offer tools and resources to deal with important issues, one of which was …

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Sep 06

"Eating Organic"


Sep 05

“Elected Officials Must Be Held Accountable”

dairy cow

Honolulu Star-Bulletin Vol. 11, Issue 13  —  Friday, January 13, 2004 The November edition of Applied Animal Behavior Science contains a study based upon observations of 15 two-year-old grazing cows, which revealed that cows choose leaders based on intelligence, confidence and experience.  Wouldn’t it be great if we humans used the same criteria in choosing …

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Sep 04

“Pupule Paniolo”

Howard Lyman, "The Mad Cowboy"

The Island Vegetarian Oct – Dec 2005 by Pam Davis, VSH Member   Recently, I produced a film of my interview with Howard Lyman talking about the issues close to his heart: exposing the cruelty of factory farming; the devastating environmental damage caused by modern factory farming techniques; the political corruption, where governmental agencies turn …

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