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Articles tagged as Rights

  • 'King of Braj' - Krishna Reggae for Children’s Rights

    One of the shared passion of the members of the band 'King of Braj' is volunteering for ISKCON Hungary’s Food for Life program, and besides helping hands-on on the field, contributin to the cause through the power of art.

  • The Wrongs of Being Right

    For someone who has a little bit of knowledge and is somewhat observant, life is replete with a plethora of opportunities to correct other people. And, truth be told, we do like to be right. The urge to rightfully correct someone, however, must be exercised with caution.

  • Animals And Their Feelings

    Gorilla Reunion: Damian Aspinall's extraordinary gorilla encounter on Gorilla School.

  • Animal Protection Summer School at Oxford University

    Theologians of world religions share their thoughts on animal rights. The video features Krishna Kshetra Swami.

  • France's Policy Against "Sects" Disavowed by the Council of Europe

    The Resolution expresses concern about abuses against minors, but also recommends respecting the families' rights to freedom of religion. 

  • Gary Yourofsky's Powerful Speech on Animal Rights

    Gary Yourofsky is a non-compromizing and charismatic advocate for animal rights. This video is his inspirational speech held at Georgia Tech in summer of 2010. 

  • Stand Up For Your Real Rights

    The Middle East has been receiving much Western attention of late. Now of course it is Syria, but not long ago it was Egypt where a similar furore arose during the much touted ‘Arab Spring’.

  • Message of Equality to To Animals from Hindu Divinities
    There are many examples in Hinduism of divinities having an animal accompanying Him. These animal assistants are symbols of natural beauty and strength.
  • Animal Cruelty Crimes Should Be Treated with the Same Seriousness As Crimes Against Humans, Claims Leading Psychologist
    “Almost without exception, the perpetrators of animal cruelty crimes are the same individuals who carry out aggressive and violent acts including assault, partner and child abuse" claims leading psychologist Professor Eleonora Gullone, Associate Professor in Psychology at Monash University, Australia.
  • Call for National Animal Cruelty Offenders’ Register by British Theologian

    “For a long time, animal protectionists have been calling for stricter penalties for those convicted of animal abuse. And the usual measures, including fines and community orders, seem a pretty weak-kneed response to those who deliberately inflict cruelty."

  • Top Honour For International Animal Pioneer
    Oxford animal theologian Professor Andrew Linzey has been awarded a top university honour for his pioneering work around the world. "Animal ethics is now an emerging discipline with scores of university courses world-wide, the awardee said, and this is a tremendous boost to those working in this field."
  • The Plight of Women in South Asia - A New Poll Indicts Several Countries
    A new survey reveals Afghanistan to be the world's most dangerous place for women. Pakistan and India are ranked third and fourth on crimes ranging from domestic abuse to female foeticide.
  • Human Rights Day 2010 and ISKCON
    For those of you would keep track of such things, last week’s celebration of Human Rights Day in Reno, Nevada was another indication of the growing acceptance of Vedic Culture around the world.
  • A Base for War Training, and Species Preservation
    The military has not always been so enthusiastic about saving endangered plants and animals, arguing that doing so would hinder its battle preparedness, but post commanders have gradually realized that working to help species rebound is in their best interest.
  • Last Chance for International Compromise on Whaling

    The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has unveiled detailed proposals on how whaling could be regulated in a way that countries still engaged in the hunt and those opposed to it could both live with.

  • Part of The Conversation
    The New York Times has a great thing going. I mean besides being one of the most influential news sources in the world. They have this great feature where two of their regular columnists debate a topic. It’s called The Conversation, and recently Gail Collins and Ross Douthat debated cruelty to animals in discussing the case of fallen American football icon Michael Vick, who recently completed an eighteen month stint in federal prison for involvement in a dog fighting ring.
  • The Risk of Farms and Antibiotics

    The Union of Concerned Scientists estimates that 70 percent of the antibiotics used in the USA country are fed to farm animals. These animals do not receive these drugs the way humans do — as discrete short-term doses. Agricultural antibiotics are a regular feed supplement intended to increase growth and lessen the chance of infection in crowded, industrial farms.

  • Australia: One Animal Killed Every Hour for Scientific Testing

    One animal in NSW [New South Wales, Australia] is killed every hour during testing for new medicines and cosmetic products. The Daily Telegraph has revealed 8813 animals - including birds, guinea pigs and endangered marsupials - were killed during 12 months of trials.

  • Japanese Whaling Ship Gets the Stink Bomb
    Environmentalists chasing a Japanese whaling fleet off Antarctica have thrown "stink" bombs at one of the vessels. The US-based environmental group Sea Shepherd said the Japanese ship, the Kaiko Maru, was spotted by its vessel the Steve Irwin north of Mawson Peninsula.
  • Norway Lowers Whaling Quota
    Norway today authorised its whalers to harpoon 885 minke whales in 2009, a quota sharply down from previous years in what animal rights activists saw as a sign of consumers' growing disinterest for whale meat. For the period 2006-2008, the quota was 1052 minke whales per year but whalers fell short each year, killing around half the allowed number, according to environmental group Greenpeace.
  • Fur Flies as Nigella Lawson Says She'd Kill a Bear

    Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has sparked a furore by suggesting she would be prepared to kill a bear and wear its fur.

    The British author of How To Be a Domestic Goddess and star of TV cooking show Nigella Bites made the comments during an interview on the BBC's The One Show.

  • RSPCA Radicals Push for Vegan World

    A RADICAL push has been staged within the RSPCA to endorse vegan diets as the best way to prevent cruelty to farmed animals. One of the supporters of the push has been elected to the board of the RSPCA SA branch and will stand for the presidency.

  • Uzbekistan Criticised for Continuing Rights Violations

    Aug 15, ENGLAND, UK (RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE) — In its survey analysis of religious freedom in Uzbekistan, Forum 18 News Service has found continuing violations by the state of freedom of thought, conscience and belief. Amongst many serious violations - which breach the country's international human rights commitments - non-state registered religious activity is a criminal offence, as is the sharing of beliefs and meetings for religious purposes in private homes.

  • When Human Rights Extend to Nonhumans

    If you caught your son burning ants with a magnifying glass, would it bother you less than if you found him torturing a mouse with a soldering iron? How about a snake? How about his sister?

    Does Khalid Shaikh Mohammed — the Guantánamo detainee who claims he personally beheaded the reporter Daniel Pearl — deserve the rights he denied Mr. Pearl? Which ones? A painless execution? Exemption from capital punishment? Decent prison conditions? Habeas corpus?

  • Gangotri's Killing Protested Outside RSPCA Headquarters
    Hundreds of Hindus, whose temple cow was deceitfully killed by the RSPCA held a peaceful protest today outside the RSPCA headquarters in Horsham, Sussex and simultaneous prayers were conducted at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Hertfordshire where the cow known as Gangotri was slaughtered by lethal injection. This killing came despite the RSPCA's assurances that nothing further would happen until legalities had been explored.
  • Christmas: A Whale of a Time for All But the Animals
    While the news that Japan has announced it has scrapped plans to kill 50 humpback whales on its yearly whale hunt is welcomed by all, there is deafening silence in the mass media about the fate of millions of other animals who are not the subject of intense diplomatic lobbying, and who will, without any fanfare, be put to death to satisfy the palettes of Christmas revelers this year.
  • Worm Trauma Concern for Modern Moralists
    A New Zealander who invented a toilet that used worms to produce compost had to prove the worms were not traumatized before authorities would approve his product. An Auckland Regional Council official told Coll Bell to get an expert's report on the psychological impact on the worms.
  • "One Nation Under God" on Trial
    San Francisco, CA - The phrase "One Nation Under God" went on trial here today, as Kevin "Seamus" Hasson, President of the Becket Fund asked a federal appeals court to overturn a ban on saying the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools. In 2005, atheist activist Michael Newdow had succeeded in convincing a Sacramento court to ban the Pledge in the lawsuit Newdow v. Carey because he found the two words "under God" offensive to his atheist beliefs.
  • Kasakhstan Persecution Increases

    The Kazakh authorities have increased controls on religious communities in recent years, especially by banning unregistered religious activity and increasing punishments for it. Among recent victims have been Council of Churches Baptists, who refuse on principle to seek state registration, and Jehovah's Witnesses.