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  • Jack FM turkey 'cook or save' vote slammed by Brian May [Queen guitarist]

    12/14/2014 8:59:23 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | December 11, 2014 | unattributed
    A radio station that asked listeners to vote on whether two turkeys should be killed has been criticised by animal lovers - including Queen guitarist Dr Brian May. And the RSPCA has urged Jack FM to rethink the online vote on whether the turkeys should be cooked or kept alive. The RSPCA said it opposed any practice with the "potential to cause animals pain... in the name of entertainment". Currently, 62% of people have voted to save the turkeys, named Sage and Onion. The Oxfordshire station said if listeners voted to kill the pair in the "cook it or keep...
  • Che Cafe at UCSD Must Close, Judge Rules ((Communist Icon Inspired Student Collective Evicted)

    10/21/2014 7:47:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | October 21, 2014 | BOB PONTING,
    Che Cafe at UCSD must close, judge rules SAN DIEGO — The student-run Che Cafe at UC San Diego will have to close its doors after a judge ruled Tuesday in favor of the university in its eviction lawsuit. UCSD filed suit after the student collective refused to vacate the 1940s- era building on campus. University officials said the building needs $700,000 in repairs to stay open. Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal ruled in favor of UCSD after a bench trial.
  • 'I rebelled by turning vegetarian - then dad went vegan!' Chelsea Clinton talks to Stella McCartney

    10/14/2014 1:22:36 PM PDT · by maggief · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 14, 2014 | OLIVIA FLEMING
    Chelsea Clinton and Stella McCartney have admitted they wanted to grow up completely 'different' from their famous parents. In a discussion published in the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar, the duo open up about trying to rebel against everything that interested their parents. 'I worked in the private sector for years and tried very hard to care about things that were different from what my parents cared about,' admitted 35-year-old Chelsea. 'It's kind of sad to say that that my major act of rebellion... was to declare that I was a vegetarian,' she added, before Stella, 43, pointed out that...
  • PETA Wants Accused Cannibal Killer Fed Vegan Diet

    09/24/2014 7:28:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Jeffersonville News & Tribune ^ | September 24, 2014 | CNHI News Service
    PETA wants accused cannibal killer fed vegan diet JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – It has the stuff of a comedic one-liner, but PETA says it is dead serious in urging the local sheriff to feed an accused cannibal killer a vegan diet in order to “swear off flesh” while he’s imprisoned. Kenneth Montville, a national spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said the proposal is aimed at making the group’s point that meatless food can help reduce violent behavior and also save money for jails. “We really want to take a situation that’s a tragedy and make it into...
  • Veganism "Can Cause Serious Harm" Say Swiss Authorities

    09/19/2014 9:39:11 PM PDT · by This Just In · 127 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 19 Sep 2014, 3:00 AM PDT | Oliver Lane
    As the popularity of alternative-lifestyle choice ‘veganism’ increases across Europe, officials in Switzerland have expressed concerns about the health implications for children who have the unusual diet forced on them by “idealistic” parents. In the statement, Swiss officials said: “Vegan food is not recommended for young children. It can cause serious harm”. The lack of vitamin B12, which is seriously deficient in Vegan diets is the main cause of the interjection by federal health officials, who have warned denying children access to animal-derived food at an early age can cause health problems.
  • Kitten nearly dies from vegan diet

    06/10/2014 12:24:29 AM PDT · by kingattax · 82 replies
    Herald Sun (AU) ^ | JULY 22, 2013 | KELLIE CAMERON
    A KITTEN has almost died after its owners fed it a strict vegan diet. The horrific case at a North Melbourne animal hospital has prompted a warning about the dangers of people "forcing ideologies" on their pets. Lort Smith Animal Hospital veterinarian Leanne Pinfold said the kitten was brought in this month by its owners, who were believed to be vegan. She said the kitten's diet of potatoes, rice milk and pasta had caused it to become critically ill. "It was extremely weak and collapsed when it came in. It was almost non-responsive," Dr Pinfold said. The kitten was given...
  • PETA wants to turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home into a Vegan Restaurant

    04/07/2014 7:42:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 7, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    PETA wants to turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home into a vegan restaurant People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) does not shy away from attention grabbing news stories when it comes to furthering their cause of animal rights. As reported by the Akron Beacon Journal, the organization’s president, Ingrid E. Newkirk, recently wrote a letter to the real estate agent who listed infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home for sale. In the correspondence to agent Richard Lubinski, Newkirk said that PETA would like to turn the Ohio house into a vegan restaurant and “respond to the past with...
  • A sensitive vegan

    03/03/2014 3:45:35 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 48 replies
    My 28 y/o vegan son was home this weekend and asked if we watched the show "The Miller", we said no. He said that he was watching it at the gym and they made fun of vegans and it hurt his feelings...IT was all I could do to NOT start in on the " it's time you get the to hear it for a while. You want to live it..then suck it up."
  • Philosopher Who Gave the New Atheists Their Theoretical Foundations Became Convinced that God Exists

    01/24/2014 7:51:27 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 30 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 29 December 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    British professor Antony Flew wrote over thirty philosophical works which established the foundations for atheism for half a century. His 1950 paper "Theology and Falsification" was the most reprinted philosophical publication of the 20th century. In December 2004 Flew announced in a symposium and subsequent video that he had completely changed his view and now, based on scientific evidence, believed that God exists. In 2007 he wrote the book There Is a God (Amazon USA) (Amazon UK) , subtitled How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind. This is the man without whose ideas the various Richard Dawkins,...
  • The New Food Fight: Big Food Vs. Big Organic: Have the elite hijacked healthy eating?

    11/26/2013 6:20:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    Reader's Digest ^ | Published in Reader's Digest Magazine October 2013 | By David H. Freedman The Atlantic
    Late last year, in a small health-food eatery called Cafe Sprouts in Oberlin, Ohio, I had what may well have been the most wholesome beverage of my life. The friendly server guided me to an apple-blueberry-kale-carrot smoothie-juice combination, which she spent the next several minutes preparing, mostly by shepherding farm-fresh produce into machinery. The result was tasty. But at 300 calories (by my rough calculation) for a 16-ounce cup, it was more than my diet could regularly absorb without consequences. Nor was I about to make a habit of $9 shakes, healthy or not. Inspired by the experience nonetheless, I...
  • Al Gore goes vegan, with little fanfare

    11/26/2013 5:44:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 80 replies ^ | Nov. 25, 2013 | Juliet Eilperin
    Maybe it was something about what they served in the White House mess in the 1990s. Or perhaps it's what happens to baby boomer Democrats more than a decade after leaving office. For whatever the reason former vice president Al Gore has gone vegan, just like the president with whom he once served.
  • Michelle Pfeiffer Says She Used to Be in a 'Breatharian' Cult

    11/04/2013 2:06:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 3, 2013 | Kate Stanton
    Michelle Pfeiffer was in her 20s when she became involved in a cult that encouraged its followers to live without food or water.Tabloids are full of stories of Hollywood actresses on crazy fad diets, but Michelle Pfeiffer once belonged to a cult that believed human beings could learn to live on nothing but air. In a recent interview with The Sunday Telegraph, the 55-year-old actress said she was 20 when she moved to Los Angeles and met a couple who acted like "personal trainers." “They worked with weights and put people on diets. Their thing was vegetarianism,” she said. “They...
  • The Best Countries in the World for Vegetarians

    09/23/2013 12:20:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 23 September 2013 | Jane Hughes
    So now that we've established – or at least Peta has – that Glasgow is the most vegetarian/vegan-friendly place in the UK the next question is, which the best country for vegetarians and vegans? In many countries, eating meat is part of the national identity. Think of Australian barbecues, American cowboys and South American cattle ranchers. There was controversy earlier this year when President Obama hosted a dinner for 12 Republican senators, and one of them ordered a vegetarian meal. The identity of the culprit was protected, for fear that exposure could mean losing their seat. TV host Bill Maher...
  • Book Review: Eat and Run by Scott Jurek

    09/22/2013 12:42:25 PM PDT · by DC Bound · 4 replies ^ | 9/21/13 | Clayton Lindemuth
    ...Most of us think in terms of Nature vs. Nurture. We have genetic traits that give us something to work with, and the environment we live in shapes us. Scott Jurek adds a dimension: he’s an agent in his own life. His will is equal to or greater than the other forces, and the success he’s achieved, the records he’s set, the boundaries he’s pushed, have been all him. - See more at:
  • (Creepy Looking Alien Face Hugger) Algae Suit Generates Food to Feed Your Constant Hunger

    08/15/2013 8:00:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    DVICE ^ | Monday, August 12, 2013 | Colin Druce-McFadden
    Algae suit generates food to feed your constant hunger When we think of futuristic fashion, our minds often lean toward the minimalist designs of Star Trek or Tron. But maybe what we wear in the future will have more to do with what we eat than what we want to look like. That's the premise behind the algaculture symbiosis suit designed by Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta. The symbiosis suit is designed to make food for you as you go about your daily routine. A number of tubes, placed in front of your mouth, harness the CO2 you breathe and...
  • Washington State - Angler Fishing for Perch and Bluegill Nabs ‘Vegetarian’ Piranha

    08/07/2013 7:06:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Q13 ^ | August 7, 2013 | Judy Oehling
    Angler nabs ‘vegetarian’ piranha SEATTLE — Angler John Denton was surprised to catch what he believes to be a pacu, a relative of the piranha at Lake Ki over the weekend. According to The Everett Herald, Denton was fishing for perch and bluegill on Sunday when he cast his line into the lake near his home and came up with the unusual catch. One of his neighbors identified the fish as a pacu, a native South American freshwater fish that are related to the piranha. “Bang, there it was,” Denton told the Herald. “It’s a pretty big fish, a big...
  • Soylent meal replacement set to hit market; not made of Humans

    08/05/2013 12:53:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Technorati ^ | August 02, 2013 at 7:42 am | Curtis Silver
    Meal replacement drinks are nothing new. Jevity, Nutren are used primarily by hospitals and store shelves are full of supplemental drinks such as Ensure and MuscleMilk, but Soylent is something different in the sense that its creator, 24-year-old engineer Rob Rhinehart, wants it to test our perceptions of the sustainability of food. What are we truly putting into our bodies? To put it simply, bad stuff, that much is true. Soylent is full of good stuff. A vegan source of protein, and an assortment of carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins and dozens of other vitamins, Soylent is not exactly lacking in...
  • Bill Clinton dishes on vegan diet

    08/01/2013 12:07:25 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | July 31, 2013 | Caitlin McDevitt
    After three years on a vegan diet, former President Bill Clinton says he doesn’t crave steak. But cutting back on bread has been tough. "Heavily processed carbs, you really have to control that," Clinton told AARP in a recent interview about his eating habits. The former president, now 66, went on a strict diet after a health scare in 2010, and he says he's kept it up. [snip] Clinton, famous for his hearty appetite in the White House, has admitted before that he cheats sometimes.
  • Meatless cafeterias save as many lives as smokeless ones

    07/07/2013 6:20:19 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 5, 2013
    Smoking was finally banned in the House cafeteria in 2007, long after medical science proved its unquestionable health dangers. Then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (R-Calif.) said “as Members of Congress, we must be held to a higher standard.” But that higher standard is slipping. Just last week, the House caved to pressure from livestock industry groups and stopped providing meatless options on Mondays. The parallels between tobacco and meat promotion in the House cafeteria are striking. The link between smoking and cancer had been known for decades. But due to pressure from the tobacco industry, the House cafeteria permitted smoking for entirely...
  • Austin No. 1 On PETA's Most-Vegan List

    06/07/2013 4:25:47 PM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    KEYETV ^ | June 6, 2013 | AP
    The animal-welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says Austin ranks first on its list of most vegan-friendly cities in the United States. Paul McCartney presented the award to Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell while in town for a concert two weeks ago. Los Angeles, New York and Chicago round out the top five. Seattle is No. 6.
  • Famous Vegan Alex Jamieson Eating Meat After 12 Years (Morgan Spurlock Ex)

    05/10/2013 5:38:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Friday, May. 03 2013 | The Globe and Mail
    Girlfriend of Morgan Spurlock and voice of reason in 'Super Size Me,' Alex Jamieson,
  • Chelsea Clinton Leans In

    04/07/2013 12:46:04 PM PDT · by John W · 95 replies
    Parade Magazine ^ | April 7, 2013 | Lynn Sherr
    “Hi,” she says, striding into the room with a smooth gait and a low, sure voice. “I’m Chelsea!” The handshake is confident, the eyes firmly fixed. With the ease of her father and the directness of her mother, Chelsea Clinton is stepping out into the world. At 33, she wears her political royalty in triplicate: There are her famous parents, of course, but also her mother-in-law, former Pennsylvania congresswoman Marjorie Margolies. After several years in the private sector (with McKinsey & Company, then with a hedge fund), Clinton has emerged onto the civic stage in her own right, graceful and...
  • Vegetarian Bill Gates: 'Livestock produces 51% of world's greenhouse gases'

    03/21/2013 4:03:31 PM PDT · by AuntB · 108 replies
    The Examiner ^ | Mar. 21, 2013 | Samantha Chang
    Billionaire Bill Gates is a vegetarian who has become a vocal advocate for a plant-based diet. Gates says a vegetarian diet is healthier and more environmentally friendly than a meat-based diet, and notes that the production of meat is responsible for over half the greenhouse gas emissions in the world. "[Moving toward a vegetarian diet is] important too in light of the environmental impacts of large-scale meat and dairy production, with livestock estimated to produce nearly 51% of the world’s greenhouse gases," Gates blogged on Mashable March 21. "The global population is on track to reach nine billion by 2050....
  • The Last Scoops of a Vegan Ice Cream Shop

    11/24/2012 11:25:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 23, 2012 | Maggie Astor
    On the night before Thanksgiving, people filled a small ice cream shop in the East Village. Some had come to the shop, Stogo, because they had read the news on Twitter. Others heard it from the cashier, and their reactions were uniform: “No!” Stogo, which makes organic, vegan, gluten-free ice cream, will close on Sunday, a few days shy of its fourth anniversary. It has struggled to pay rent for some time, but Hurricane Sandy made recovery impossible, said Junie Ishimori, one of the owners who helped start the business in December 2008. “This is way more important than Twinkies,”...
  • Spray to stop bananas rotting: New product can keep fruit fresh for two weeks

    09/12/2012 7:32:12 PM PDT · by southern rock · 55 replies ^ | 08/22/12 | By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent
    Spray stops bananas breathing through their skin and kills the bacteria that make them rot It is derived from shrimp and crab shells Growers, supermarkets, even consumers could one day buy the experimental spray A spray that stops bananas from rapidly turning to mush is being developed by scientists. When used to coat green bananas, it slowed their ripening and so kept them fresh for almost a fortnight. By contrast, supermarket-bought bananas often go brown and soggy within two or three days.It is believed that the spray could help save some of the 1.6million bananas thrown away in Britain every...
  • 'Green Mile' actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

    09/03/2012 8:59:05 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 30 replies
    <p>Michael Clarke Duncan, the hulking, prolific character actor whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in "The Green Mile" and such other box office hits as "Armageddon," "Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda," is dead at age 54.</p>
  • (Kate) Moss tempted Hince away from veganism (behold the power of bacon)

    08/07/2012 8:32:38 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 5th 2012 | no byline
    London, Aug 5 — Jamie Hince couldn't help but give up veganism when his supermodel wife Kate Moss tempted him by serving him a bacon sandwich in her underwear. The rocker, who married the supermodel in 2011... "I was vegan for about 20 years. But then the thing that really tipped me over the edge was when I first met Kate, had just started seeing her, and I walked into the kitchen and she was in her underwear making me a bacon sandwich," said Hince...
  • Survey: 30% of meat eaters won't date a vegetarian

    07/07/2012 6:21:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 07/07/2012 | Linnea Covington
    Is it a dealbreaker if your partner skips the bacon in favor of tofu? For some meat eaters, that’s exactly the case. The recent Love Bites survey of 4,000 singles conducted by and found that nearly 30 percent of meat eaters say they would not date a vegetarian or vegan. Writer and omnivore J. Federer told that while he agrees couples should have interests outside the relationship, food is one thing that should be shared. “Food is social, and the dinner table is where a couple gets back together after a day of work or play,” he...
  • Alessandra Ambrosio Lands in Hot Water with PETA for Dyeing Her Dog Pink

    07/06/2012 2:53:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 6, 2012 | Kathryn Kattalia
    Alessandra Ambrosio Lands in Hot Water with PETA for Dyeing Her Dog Pink The Victoria's Secret model came under fire from the animal rights group after stepping out with her pink and purple pooch in Malibu It looks like this Angel is barking up the wrong tree. Alessandra Ambrosio is used to turning heads every time she steps out on the street, but it seems the Victoria's Secret supermodel drew the wrong kind of attention when she took her dip-dyed pink and purple pooch for a walk in Malibu on Thursday. The brunette beauty and mom of two came under...
  • Would You Live in a Meat-Free ‘Utopia?’

    06/11/2012 6:51:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Monday, Jun. 11 2012 | Zosia Bielski
    When only macadamia–based cheese will do for that late-night craving, a new luxury condo on New York’s Lower East Side delivers: the Madison Jackson has been “designed to support a vegetarian or vegan organic lifestyle,” offering prospective tenants 24-hour organic vegetarian room service, organic dry cleaning and an on-site juice bar, “for those who get kale cravings at 2 a.m.” The “vegan condo” will also offer in-house nutritional counselling, craniosacral therapy and Jivamukti yoga, which combines hatha yoga with meditation and stresses veganism and environmentalism. “We have many people who are health conscious,” Michael Bolla, the building’s developer, told
  • *vanity* Is Bill Clinton sick?

    05/23/2012 4:58:42 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 75 replies
    05-23-12 | Me
    Definitely looks like there's something going with him healthwise.
  • Vegan is Love Strikes Controversy with Strong Message Aimed at Kids

    05/13/2012 1:06:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    A new children’s book is taking some heat for its controversial message aimed at kids, which says that eating vegan is the loving thing to do. The book is called “Vegan is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action,” and its author and illustrator, Ruby Roth – a young, enthusiastic vegan activist – hopes to teach young readers not only about veganism as a diet choice, but also as a moral choice. Roth explains that Vegan is Love expands upon the message of her popular first book “That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals,” in which she describes how our daily diet...
  • Starbucks Bugs Vegan With Frappuccino Dye Made From Ground up Insects

    03/28/2012 9:15:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Wed Mar 28 2012 | Melissa Allison
    When Starbucks changed its Frappuccino mix a couple years ago, it made sure the new ingredients were dairy-free. But no one said anything about being bug-free. Turns out the strawberry sauce used in strawberries-and-cream Frappuccinos contains cochineal extract, which is made from the bodies of ground-up insects indigenous to Latin America. A vegan barista who works for Starbucks sent a picture of the sauce’s ingredient list to a vegetarian blog called, which posted it earlier this month. The revelation sparked some criticism from advocacy groups questioning the practice. “The strawberry base for our Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino does contain...
  • Woman Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting A Hitman To Kill Anyone Over 12 Years Old Wearing Fur

    02/22/2012 11:11:39 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 95 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 22 FEB 12 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Meredith Lowell of Cleveland Heights was arrested for allegedly soliciting a hitman to kill any adult who walked out of the local public library and was wearing fur, according to CBS News. Lowell allegedly included these details in an email to an undercover FBI agent who contacted her: "I am paying you $730 to kill one person wearing fur who is 12 or older - hopefully at least 14 years, however 12 years old or older is fine. I want them to be dead in under two minutes"
  • Woman weds warehouse amid 'gay marriage' furor (You can't make this stuff up, alert!)

    01/30/2012 12:41:26 PM PST · by NYer · 49 replies
    KOMO News ^ | January 28, 2012
    Babylonia Aivaz prepares to wed a crumbling Capitol Hill warehouse that is slated for demolition. SEATTLE - A beaming bride, a crumbling warehouse – Babylonia Aivaz said it’s a love that will never die, as she exchanged wedding vows with the Seattle building on Sunday. Aivaz and the 10th and Union warehouse entered into a self-described “gay marriage,” surrounded by friends singing of love and united against displacement in their neighborhood by means of new development. Aivaz told the crowd of approximately 50 people about her relationship with the building, which is slated to be demolished in a week to...
  • Complaint Box | Picky Eaters

    11/23/2009 3:41:30 PM PST · by dynachrome · 24 replies · 891+ views
    NYT ^ | 11-20-09 | SUSAN GOLDBERG
    Having friends over for dinner used to involve a minimal and fairly unremarkable to-do list: There were groceries to buy, along with flowers and a couple of bottles of semi-respectable wine. I would put out some guest towels and a collection of fancy soaps that were off limits to blood relatives, and then — voilà! — dinner was served. Preparing for a dinner party these days is far more complex, thanks to a vast and bewildering array of dietary needs that seem to have suddenly overtaken everyone I know. Complaint Box Steamed? Dish out the peeves. Send your essays —...
  • Ellen DeGeneres launching vegan pet food brand?

    12/15/2011 2:12:47 PM PST · by Winstons Julia · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Mother Nature Network ^ | 12/15/11 | Michael D'Estries
    "The couple also are developing a line of vegan pet foods — after discovering a void in the market for people looking to feed their dogs and cats vegan vittles," said the Chicago Sun-Times.
  • Vanity: Chrissie Hynde's vegan restaurant closes ("economy")

    12/15/2011 9:42:53 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 53 replies
    The Vegiteerranean ^ | 12/15/11 | raccoonradio
    So I'm on a radio discussion board and people are bringing up Rush's use of My City Was Gone (lyrics etc). I pointed out that the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde owned a restaurant in Akron. Oops, past tense: (Oct 2011) "It is with great regret that The Vegiterranean in downtown Akron has closed its doors for the last time. This has been a labour of love for me for the last four years. We tried everything we could to keep the restaurant going but unfortunately due to the current economic climate this has not been possible...Your friend, Chrissie Hynde" I had...
  • Kaul: Even Vegans Have Misgivings of Turkey-Less Thanksgivings

    11/24/2011 11:59:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Chippewa Herald ^ | Thursday, November 24, 2011 | DONALD KAUL
    Thanksgiving is upon us. I once loved this holiday above all others — but no more. The day was an excuse for a gathering of the clan, without religious significance or pressure to buy everybody a useless present. It was essentially a festival of food. In my family, the menfolk would assemble in the living room to argue politics or football. Meanwhile, the women, supervised by the oldest among them, would engineer the meal in the kitchen. We’d all meet at the dining room table, representing as many as four generations, and conduct the ritual of the turkey. Oh yes,...
  • (Commie Vegans!) Where Turkey Is The Guest, Not The Entree

    11/24/2011 11:25:27 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/23/11 | Emma Jacobs
    Where Turkey Is The Guest, Not The Entree (Isabella Colbdorf feeds salad to a turkey at this year's Feeding of the Turkeys ceremony in Watkins Glen, in upstate New York, on Nov. 20, 2011.) Most people think of turkeys as the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal. But at one farm, the turkeys are the guests. At the 26th annual Feeding of the Turkeys ceremony in Watkins Glen, in upstate New York, a line of turkeys come walking out the door of the barn. They stroll towards long low tables set up on the lawn, with scarlet tablecloths and seasonal squash...
  • McDonald's, Target fire Minnesota egg company (Animal Abuse Allegations)

    11/19/2011 9:42:50 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 68 replies
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 11/19/11 | Mike Hughlett - Staff Reporter
    McDonald's Corp. and Target said Friday that they had booted a Minnesota-based egg supplier in the wake of an undercover video documenting alleged animal abuse. The hidden-camera video was shot by the Chicago animal rights group Mercy for Animals at facilities of Sparboe Farms, the nation's fifth-largest egg producer. Taken in Minnesota, Iowa and Colorado, the video portrays crowded cages common in the egg industry, but also shows one worker swinging a chicken by a rope or chain and another stuffing a hen in a co-worker's pants pocket. Sparboe was also cited this week by federal food regulators for serious...
  • Thanksgiving Ad Asks Kids: Would You Eat Your Dog?

    11/18/2011 8:39:36 AM PST · by Abathar · 98 replies ^ | November 18, 2011 | uncredited
    A new Thanksgiving ad campaign targeted toward children in schools is barking up a storm this holiday season. In a news release, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced this week that its new outdoor billboard advertising campaign will focus around a central message: "How would children feel if Fido and Fluffy were stuffed and roasted for Thanksgiving?" The ads feature the head of a Jack Russell terrier on the body of a turkey, and reads, "Kids: If You Wouldn't Eat Your Dog, Why Eat a Turkey?" The group said the billboards are going up near schools in Oklahoma,...
  • Daniel Andreas San Diego: Man on FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List Spotted in Mass.?

    11/16/2011 2:08:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 16, 2011 | ANNE-MARIE DORNING
    One of the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists, Daniel Andreas San Diego, may have been seen in Northampton, Mass., and the FBI is asking for the public's help in capturing him. The 33-year-old San Diego is an alleged animal rights extremist and is wanted in connection with two domestic bombing incidents that occurred in 2003.
  • The Myth of the 'Ethical Vegan' (pretense of moral and ethical superiority with no real effort)

    10/25/2011 9:03:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies · 1+ views
    PJ Media ^ | 10/24/2011 | Ward M. Clark
    Veganism dates back to 1944, when British Vegan Society co-founder Donald Watson coined the term to mean “non-dairy vegetarian.” The Society expanded the definition in 1951 to state that “man should live without exploiting animals.” Vegans eschew animal products in food, clothing, household products, or for any other reason.There are a variety of reasons why people “go vegan.” Some simply don’t like the taste of meat. Some claim veganism is “green,” and that a vegan lifestyle minimizes impact on the environment.In 1997, a survey revealed three percent of the people in the U.S. claimed that they had not used animals...
  • Humane Party vegan to challenge Allen West

    10/10/2011 6:25:27 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/10/2011 | Michele Kirk
    Andrew Kirschner of Boca Raton formally announced his intentions to run for U.S. Congressional District 22, a seat currently held by Republican superstar Allen West. Kirschner, a Boca Raton resident who has solicited volunteers for his campaign on Facebook by asking them to join the Humane Party of Florida, attended the “Occupy Lake Worth” event on Saturday at Bryant Park, where he was interviewed by BPR. Kirschner did not discuss his ties to the Humane Party during the interview, but the party’s website,, calls it the first U.S. political party “committed to rights for all animals — not just...
  • Another Example Of The Formidable Logic Of PeTA

    09/30/2011 1:45:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-30-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Morrissey claims KFC, McDonald’s worse than Norway attacks

    07/29/2011 3:43:42 AM PDT · by Cronos · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 29 July 2011 | Sarah Anne Hughs
    The ever-controversial musician Morrissey is once again being controversial, this time for saying that the recent terrorist attacks in Norway, which killed 76 people, aren’t as bad as what fast food companies do. At a recent concert in Warsaw, Poland, the former Smiths frontman reportedly said, “We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 [sic] dead.” He then added: “Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried [expletive] every day.” The vegan and animal rights activist then segued into a performance of “Meat is Murder.”
  • Animal activist rallies showcase continued pressure on agriculture

    08/21/2011 6:12:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    dairy herd ^ | August 18, 2011
    Each summer, animal activists travel across the country to meet and discuss the latest topics of the animal rights movement. This year, animal agriculture was once again the focus. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) hosted its annual Taking Action for Animals Conference in Washington, D.C. on July 15-18, and Farm Animal Rights Movement’s Animal Rights 2011 Conference (AR 2011) was held two weeks later on July 21-25 in Los Angeles. Both events claimed to have “record-breaking” attendance, attracting a combined total of more than 1,600 activists from around the world, ranging in age from 20-60 years old....
  • Bill Clinton talks about being a vegan

    08/18/2011 9:47:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies ^ | August 18, 2011 | Eryn Brown
    Former President Bill Clinton is speaking out about his plant-based, heart-healthy diet, saying that he believes the vegan regimen is helping to reverse the damage to his heart and blood vessels caused by cardiovascular disease. "It's turning a ship around before it hits the iceberg, but I think we're beginning to turn it around," he told CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta. It's not the first time Clinton has changed his famously Krispy Kreme-oriented eating habits to improve his health. When the former president had a quadruple bypass in 2004, he lowered the cholesterol in his diet. But when doctors last year...
  • From omnivore to vegan: The dietary education of Bill Clinton

    08/18/2011 8:57:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies ^ | August 18, 2011 | By David S. Martin
    By the time he reached the White House, Bill Clinton's appetite was legend. He loved hamburgers, steaks, chicken enchiladas, barbecue and french fries but wasn't too picky. At one campaign stop in New Hampshire, he reportedly bought a dozen doughnuts and was working his way through the box until an aide stopped him. Former President Clinton now considers himself a vegan. He's dropped more than 20 pounds, and he says he's healthier than ever. His dramatic dietary transformation took almost two decades and came about only after a pair of heart procedures and some advice from a trusted doctor. His...