Category Archive: Articles

Sep 13

“Senator Says: Don’t Feed the Cats!”

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UPDATE  —  SUCCESS! We have learned today that Senator Clarence Nishihara, who is the Introducer of SB2017 (imposing a $1,000 fine for feeding feral cats, see story below), informed EnviroWatch, Inc. that he has asked the Chairwoman of the Committee to which the bill was referred NOT to schedule the bill for hearing! Senator Nishihara …

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Sep 13

“We Should Better Protect Hawaii’s Sentient Animals”

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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

“Science Versus Politics in Hawaii”

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal

“Will scientific facts prevail, or will political force reign supreme?” By Pam Davis, Animal Advocate Inc. (2010) The protections which have been put into place to protect our precious and irreplaceable natural resources are being unraveled and systematically destroyed by our own State government, namely, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (“DLNR”) and its …

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Sep 13

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

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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

“Cause for Significant Concern”

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FSIS Notice No. 65-07,  issued October 12, 2007 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is titled “Notice of Reassessment for Escherichia Coli O157:H7 Control and Completion of a Checklist for all Beef Operations.” Strangely, this FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) Notice is for internal use only, i.e., not for release to the public.  Its …

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Sep 12

“Veg Voyage To India”

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The Island Vegetarian Vol. 19, Issue 4, Oct.-Dec. 2008 Would you like to travel to a place far away, eat delicious and exotic food, meet friendly people, and enjoy beautiful scenery and historic places?   If so, please consider traveling with Veg Voyages.  We traveled in the Rajasthan region in northwestern India on the “Desert Kingdoms …

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Sep 12

How We Treat Animals Reflects Our Humanity

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  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 11

“Ban On Lay Gill Nets The Only Answer”

Endangered hawaiian Monk Seal

HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN June 1, 2007 I am sickened at the thought of the male monk seal frantically trying to free himself from a gill net and, unable to get to the surface to breathe, drowning. (“Newswatch,” May 30).    I observed the male and his mate in a cove at Kaena Point recently.  They nuzzled …

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Sep 11

“AnimalAid – India”

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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. I’d like to think that in every society, town and village, all around the world, there will always be at least someone who feels a kinship with animals, and tries to help them if they are sick or otherwise in need.  Fortunately for animals in India, AnimalAid Hospital is working on their …

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Sep 10

“Not Just Dogs, Cats Should Be Protected”

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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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