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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Canada's Oil Sands - The Ethical Fuel?

    The oil sands in Alberta are known as the most environmentally destructive project on Earth. The oil is dirty, the production is greatly polluting and it is destroying the environment. It is wholly unethical.
    A new ad campaign is branding Canada's oil sands as the ethical choice. The point is to contrast Canada's human rights versus alternative oils in Africa and the Middle East. To that there is some virtue but the perspective is weighed heavily in Canada's favour. They do not, for example, talk about the ethical flaws concerning the oil sands. Such as damaging the ecosystem and condemning humanity to further climate change. Another step in the wrong direction.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Nestea - Vivisection, Torture and Hell on Earth

    The link below is for a new PETA campaign against Nestea entitled CruelTea. The experiments are horrendous, including: vivisection (live dissection), forced high cholesterol, muscle deficiency and electrocution until death. The first minute of the video is very PG and can be stomached by anyone. Please take the time out of your day to at least be aware of what your money enables.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Girls Imprisoned, Raped, Injected with Chemicals, Tortured and Murdered

    Countless girls and women around the world are being brutally abused. Forced sexual activity has become a common practice; their children are torn from them at birth. The conditions of which they live are horrific as all things good in life are extinguished. Chemicals and hormones are also being injected on a daily basis. They are often beaten, tortured and are eventually murdered in disturbing ways. Their killers often take pleasure in what they are doing. No one listens to their screams.

    All of these concepts would be deplorable if it were not that they were from a different species. Dairy cows face this reality on a daily basis all to supply selfish individuals with a luxery commodity. Everyone that consumes dairy, meat, gelatin or leather has the blame on their shoulders. If it was you, what would you want to consumers to do?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Everyday Death

    There are many things that never make it into Animal Ideology, or do so rarely. There is; however, one thing that should not be overlooked. Everyday occurrences that now make up our world include terrorism, crashes and massacres. Some of them are noteworthy, as in standing out from the rest, but most are not. To ignore such things is not appropriate if our world is to try to better itself. As a snapshot of the morning of September 7th, 2011; here are today's tragedies that would not usually be written about due to their high frequency. This is, as one might expect in a dystopian world, just another day.

-explosion rocks high court in Delhi: 11 dead
-dual suicide attacks in Pakistan's Quetta: 25 dead
-Russian plane crash, hockey team aboard: 36 dead
-gunman attacks civilians at IHOP in Nevada: 5 dead

    We must also not forget the countless people dieing of starvation in Somalia, the rest of Africa and around the world.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Turkey Doubles Down - Trade and Military Ties Suspended with Israel

    The combination of Israel's refusal to apologize for the flotilla attack on May 31st, 2011; and the UN's stance that the gaza blockade is legal has prompted Turkey to suspend all ties. A previous article on this page, about two down, gives further details on the flotilla attack and the downgrade of diplomatic ties. The Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu, has stated that an apology over the event would show weakness. So, for not apologizing, today Israel is weaker. They have lost a major military and trading ally in the Islamic world which leaves them almost completely alone.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Young Girls in Poverty - The World Does Need a Kick in the Pants

    The following link will take you to a video being put out by women activists concerning the effects of poverty on young women. Behind the well crafted video lies a terrible truth that pervades the entire world.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Turkey Suspends Diplomatic Ties with Israel - Middle Eastern Instability

    Since the flotilla raids of May 31st, 2010, relations between Turkey and Israel have been strained. Turkey has officially expelled Israeli diplomats and has suspended military co-operation. This move should not be taken lightly due to the fact that Turkey is one of Israel greatest allies in the region.
    Israel was met with criticism [which was deserved] when it's military attacked an aid flotilla, consisting of human rights activists, heading to Palestine on May 31st, 2010. Israel accused the flotilla of transporting weapons; however, that was found to be false. It seems that the Israelis simply wanted to deter aid groups from entering occupied Palestine and helping those currently being displaced or impoverished.
    Nine individuals onboard the flotilla were killed, most of them of Turkish origin. One of them was a teenaged male who was shot multiple times in the back and then in the head while running away. The exessive force used has prompted the current diplomatic stress. The situation in Israel must be tense due to the overthrow of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, who was an ally of Israel, and now the ties to Turkey that helped ensure its safety. I hope that Israel may now take its warcrimes seriously and hopefully this will be of benefit to the people of occupied Palestine.