Helping animals is not just about doing something for them, it is an attitude and a value system. And there is no better place to begin an examination of our treatment of fellow creatures than by our language. Let's begin with the word, animal. One of the dictionary definitions for 'animal' is a bestial person; a brute. This is common usage. We are told often not to 'behave like an animal'. We hear it often enough on television or in films.
How many of us examine the things we use to see which ones of them cause death? A lot of sports do. For example, badminton which uses shuttlecocks made of feathers plucked from live ducks or geese. Badminton originated in India. The first rules of the game were written in Poona by the British in 1873. English Army officers introduced it in England at a party given in 1873 by the Duke of Beaufort.
As India develops hunger for new things, its rich forget how to discriminate between the good the West has to offer and its garbage. Smelly cigars, strange and viciously cruel foods, enormously crowded and smoky rooms that pass for “clubs”…these are some of the strange imported hunger that bring nothing but disease in their wake. Nothing could be stranger than the recent crops of articles in consumer and women’s magazines on the way to eat caviar. Caviar is nothing but the unborn eggs of a fish.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".