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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...
  • Vegans and Vegetarians Celebrate Tofurky's 20th Thanksgiving: Senator Cory Booker Talks Tofu

    11/27/2014 5:34:23 AM PST · by sergeantdave · 21 replies
    As Thanksgiving Day approaches, vegans and vegetarians have just one request. Please don’t call it Turkey Day. Instead, hungry eaters on plant-based diets are advocating the consumption of fake bird options, such as Tofurky.
  • The Fake Courage of Vegans...

    10/08/2014 12:05:23 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 26 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-8-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This woman goes into restaurants and rants about how the customers are abusing her "little girl" which she reveals is a chicken she rescued named "Snow." (video embedded at original post) Her big take away is, "It's not food, it's violence." LOL, let's see this idiot pull this "courageous" stunt of hers in front of a pride of lions.Here's a newsflash, ANY consumption of ANYTHING for food is "violence" against something that once lived, be it plant or animal.It's pretty much the only way to get nutrition, so unless she subsists on a steady diet of her own tears this...
  • 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.
  • Connecticut lawmakers consider banning day care from serving whole, 2% milk

    04/24/2014 4:34:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2014
    Milk—it does a body bad? Some Connecticut lawmakers seem to think so. The state legislature is considering a bill that would ban day care centers from serving whole milk or 2 percent milk to children. The move, according to the bill’s sponsors, is aimed at curbing childhood obesity—but opponents say the information is outdated. While the American Academy of Pediatrics put out a 2008 recommendation that children switch to low-fat milk after the age of 2 because they don’t need the fat content, others argue that the fat isn’t the dietary demon some claim. …
  • Doctors Petition White House to Bar Obama, Biden from Eating Junk Food in Public

    04/23/2014 12:05:18 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 37 replies
    pcrm ^ | May 8.2012 | No Attribution
    Doctors Petition White House to Bar Obama, Biden from Eating Junk Food in Public Photos of President Eating Hot Dogs, Burgers Send Unhealthy Message Amid Obesity Crisis WASHINGTON—A physicians nonprofit wants President Barack Obama to stop chowing down on hot dogs in front of news cameras. In a petition being filed on May 10, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine asks the White House to issue an executive order banning staged photo opportunities that show the president, the first family, the vice president, and members of the president’s cabinet eating unhealthy foods—including processed meats—that can cause cancer and obesity.
  • Mammoth meals helped early tribes thrive

    04/17/2006 7:13:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies · 1,199+ views
    The Times ^ | April 18, 2006 | Mark Henderson
    REGULAR meals of mammoth meat helped some early human tribes to expand more quickly than their largely vegetarian contemporaries, according to a genetic study. Human populations in east Asia about 30,000 years ago developed at dramatically different rates, following a pattern that appears to reflect the availability of mammoths and other large game. In the part of the region covering what is now northern China, Mongolia and southern Siberia, vast plains teemed with mammals such as mammoths, mastodons and woolly rhinoceroses and the number of early human beings grew between 34,000 and 20,000 years ago. Further south, where the terrain...
  • Meat and cheese may be as bad as smoking

    03/06/2014 10:17:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    USC ^ | March 4, 2014 | Suzanne Wu
    That chicken wing you're eating could be as deadly as a cigarette. In a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades, researchers have found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet -- a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking. "There's a misconception that because we all eat, understanding nutrition is simple. But the question is not whether a certain diet allows you to do well for three days, but can it help you survive...
  • Stop Eating Meat and Cheese

    04/02/2014 11:59:15 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 109 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04-01-2014 | Fredrik Hedenus
    <p>To avoid dangerous climate change and limit global warming to below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the level of preindustrial times – a target endorsed by the international community and the United States – global greenhouse gas emissions need to be reduced by 80 to 90 percent by the second half of this century. But even eliminating all carbon dioxide emissions from the energy and transportation sectors may not be enough to reach that target because greenhouse gases from food and agriculture, mainly nitrous oxide from agricultural soils and methane from livestock, will be too large.</p>
  • Vegetarians are Evil

    04/01/2014 10:32:59 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 18 replies
    vegetariansareevil.com ^ | vegetariansareevil.com
    Found this website that is interesting: Vegetarians are Evil; Vegan & Vegetarian Killers The following is a list of vegetarians who were also killers: Pol Pot, Vegan despot and mass murderer Out of a population of approximately 8 million, Pol Pot's regime exterminated one quarter, or almost 2 million people. Charles Manson - Vegan Animal Rights Activist Manson was an environmentalist and animal rights activist concerned about damage to the environment and pollution. Volkert van der Graaf, vegan killer Volkert was also a member of a group called the "Furious Potatoes" (De Ziedende Bintjes), a group that carries out illegal,...
  • Sarah Palin's book sparks attack on vegetarian critic

    12/27/2009 11:06:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,652+ views
    The Los Angeles Times' Top of the Ticket ^ | December 27, 2009 | Johanna Neuman
    --snip-- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has never made any bones, if you will, about her culinary preferences. She's a carnivore, a hunter and proud of both. So it's not really a surprise that her book, "Going Rogue," published today, extols the virtues of eating meat. "If any vegans came over for dinner, I could whip them up a salad, then explain my philosophy on being a carnivore," she wrote. "If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?” But the former Republican vice presidential candidate did not stop there. “I...
  • (SICK) 'Vegetarians Make Better Lovers' (PETA's Gay Make-Out Tour)

    06/22/2007 3:00:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies · 1,588+ views
    From PETA Press Release ^ | June 22, 2007 | PETA
    'Vegetarians Make Better Lovers,' Says Sexy Couple For Immediate Release: June 22, 2007 Contact: Mike Brazell 757-622-7382 Atlanta -- Wearing nothing but boxer shorts during a display of passion that's bound to raise a few eyebrows and turn lots of heads, PETA's Mike Brazell and his partner, Jonathan Frank, will passionately make out in a bed set up outside the main entrance to the Peachtree Center Mall. While the not-so-discreet couple is getting it on beneath a banner that reads, "Vegetarians Make Better Lovers," PETA members will hand out leaflets and vegetarian starter kits to gaping passersby. Brazell and Frank...
  • The Myth of the ‘Ethical Vegan’

    10/23/2011 6:42:18 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 71 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/23/2011 | Ward 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...
  • Meat, Dairy diet not tied to global warming

    03/22/2010 3:37:33 PM PDT · by lakeprincess · 17 replies · 372+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    Forget all that indecorous talk of animal flatulence, cow burps, vegetarianism and global warming. Welcome to Cowgate. Lower consumption of meat and dairy products will not have a major impact in combating global warming — despite persistent claims that link such diets to more greenhouse gases. So says a report presented Monday before the American Chemical Society. It is the bovine version of Climategate, complete with faulty science and noisy activists with big agendas.
  • Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters

    04/02/2014 6:27:08 AM PDT · by shove_it · 72 replies
    CBSLocalAtlanta ^ | 1 Apr 2014
    ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) – Vegetarians may have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts. A new study from the Medical University of Graz in Austria finds that vegetarians are more physically active, drink less alcohol and smoke less tobacco than those who consume meat in their diets. Vegetarians also have a higher socioeconomic status and a lower body mass index. But the vegetarian diet — characterized by a low consumption of saturated fats and cholesterol that...
  • No meat at ‘Noah’ party

    03/29/2014 3:58:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The New York Post's Page Six ^ | March 28, 2014 | Richard Johnson
  • The exact moment you realize vegans are destroying the planet...

    03/21/2014 9:41:33 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-21-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Whole Foods: America’s Temple of Pseudoscience

    02/24/2014 7:41:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/24/2014 | Michael Schulson
    Americans get riled up about creationists and climate change deniers, but lap up the quasi-religious snake oil at Whole Foods. It’s all pseudoscience—so why are some kinds of pseudoscience more equal than others? If you want to write about spiritually-motivated pseudoscience in America, you head to the Creation Museum in Kentucky. It’s like a Law of Journalism. The museum has inspired hundreds of book chapters and articles (some of them, admittedly, mine) since it opened up in 2007. The place is like media magnet. And our nation’s liberal, coastal journalists are so many piles of iron fillings. But you don’t...
  • PETA to Bigfoot Hunters: You Shouldn't 'Shoot and Kill It' Just Because You Can

    02/02/2014 1:13:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    |Myrtle Beach News Examiner ^ | February 1, 2014 | Norman Byrd
    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are certain about one thing, even though they do not acknowledge that Bigfoot is real: It is just as unethical to kill a Sasquatch as it would be any other animal. In a report posted by the CBS Houston on Jan. 30, the animal rights activists reacted to the idea much as expected, because to members of their organization, shooting and killing a living creature, whether it be for food or sport, is an atrocity. PETA spokesperson Lindsay Rajt told The Houston Chronicle: “As an organization we do oppose hunting of...
  • Food-tech startups aim to replace eggs and chicken

    12/09/2013 1:39:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2013 2:19 AM EST | Terence Chea
    The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco’s tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn’t like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs. Inside, research chefs bake cookies and cakes, whip up batches of flavored mayonnaise and pan-fry omelets and French toast—all without eggs. Funded by prominent Silicon Valley investors and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Hampton Creek Foods seeks to disrupt a global egg industry that backers say wastes energy, pollutes the environment, causes disease outbreaks and confines chickens to tiny spaces....
  • Red Robin Ad Mocks Vegetarians With 'Teen Phase' Joke. Guess Who's Not Laughing?

    06/18/2013 3:00:14 PM PDT · by grundle · 67 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | Beth Greenfield
    Are vegetarians humorless? It’s the question being asked this week after a Red Robin television ad offended herbivores by touting its 24 types of burgers and then noting, with an implied eye roll and mock whisper, “We even have a Gardenburger—just in case your teenage daughter is going through a phase.” More on Shine: Mountain Dew Under Fire For 'Most Racist Commercial in History' The commercial, part of a new campaign ad series, aired for about a week before being rotated out, as was planned from the start. But it prompted outrage among activists and on social media outlets, with...
  • From Pets To Plates: Why More People Are Eating Guinea Pigs

    04/21/2013 3:30:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 91 replies
    NPR ^ | April 2, 2013 | Alastair Bland
    Matt Miller, an Idaho-based science writer with The Nature Conservancy, says rodents and other small livestock represent a low-impact meat alternative to carbon-costly beef. Miller, who is writing a book about the ecological benefits of eating unconventional meats, visited Colombia several years ago. At the time, he says, conservation groups were expressing concern about local ranchers clearing forest to provide pasture for their cattle — activity that was causing erosion and water pollution. "They were encouraging people to switch from cattle to guinea pigs," Miller says. "Guinea pigs don't require the land that cattle do. They can be kept in...
  • Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?

    01/17/2013 12:38:00 AM PST · by Cronos · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 16 Jan 2013 | Joanna Blytheman
    Not long ago, quinoa was just an obscure Peruvian grain you could only buy in wholefood shops. We struggled to pronounce it (it's keen-wa, not qui-no-a), yet it was feted by food lovers as a novel addition to the familiar ranks of couscous and rice. Dieticians clucked over quinoa approvingly because it ticked the low-fat box and fitted in with government healthy eating advice to "base your meals on starchy foods". Adventurous eaters liked its slightly bitter taste and the little white curls that formed around the grains. Vegans embraced quinoa as a credibly nutritious substitute for meat. Unusual among...
  • Meet the Animal Rights Movement’s Rich Aunt (PETA & PCRM 'sugar momma')

    10/22/2009 2:21:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 377+ views
    The deceptively named “Cancer Project” animal-rights group is at it again. This time its target isn’t hot dog makers, but grilled-chicken servers. The group, a branch of the PETA-linked Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), filed a lawsuit in Connecticut yesterday against three restaurant chains demanding warnings about a supposed link between grilled chicken and cancer. As we told the media, PCRM is nothing more than an animal rights front for pushing vegan activism, which is funded primarily by a single rich donor. Since 2003, PCRM and the Cancer Project have derived 60 percent of their budgets from a...
  • No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles

    11/12/2012 6:11:20 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles By Susan Jones November 12, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - The Los Angeles City Council is urging all residents to observe "meatless Mondays" from now on. A resolution adopted on Oct. 24 reads: "Be it resolved, that the Council of the City of Los Angeles hereby declares all Mondays as 'Meatless Mondays' in support of comprehensive sustainability efforts as well as to further encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their health and protect animals." Councilwoman Jan Perry, who introduced the resolution, also wants to ban new fast-food restaurants in South...
  • Video: Say, why is the USDA attacking meat-eating?

    07/26/2012 5:44:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    HotAir ^ | 7/26/12 | Ed Morrissey
    Yes, that would be the US Department of Agriculture, which is supposed to promote agriculture. Agriculture includes cattle ranching as well as farming (and dairies!). One of the most significant duties of the USDA is to rate the quality of meat so that consumers can be sure they’re eating healthy food. So why did the USDA send out a message to its employees discouraging the consumption of meat, using United Nations material? Senator Jerry Moran, a Republican who represents cattle-ranch-heavy Kansas, asked that question on the floor of the Senate yesterday:
  • USDA Encourages "Meatless Monday"

    07/26/2012 1:51:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush limbaugh.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "USDA Newsletter Encourages Employees Not to Eat Meat." This story has been unearthed by Caroline May at the Daily Caller. And, you know, she deserves a shout-out. Caroline May at the Daily Caller seems to be making a career out of exposing the information being put out on the USDA website. Caroline May is the reporter who broke all the stories about the USDA's various campaigns to enroll more people in food stamps. She's the one that found that. And in this report today, she tells us that the USDA has been telling its employees via their...
  • The Milk Wars: Should Milk Be Taken Off the School-Lunch Menu?

    07/24/2012 6:40:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    Time.com ^ | July 20, 2012 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    (Updated) The war on milk has shifted fronts. First it was sugar-laden chocolate milk, which parents and school administrators battled in recent years to remove from school-lunch menus. Now, it’s plain old moo that’s under fire. On Thursday, a national doctors group petitioned the U.S. government to remove milk as a required food group from the National School Lunch Program, the federally assisted program that has provided lunch to millions of public school kids since 1946. The doctors’ reasoning: milk doesn’t help protect kids’ bones. The promotion of milk to help build strong bones in kids is, “in effect, the...
  • 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 —...
  • 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.”
  • GEORGIA: Convictions affirmed against vegans in child death

    09/12/2011 8:48:35 AM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/12/11
    The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the murder convictions and life prison sentences given to an Atlanta vegan couple who were charged with allowing their baby to starve to death. . . . Police said his diet consisted only of soy milk and apple juice.
  • Vegetable bandits strike as food prices soar

    04/16/2011 2:08:39 AM PDT · by Realman30 · 11 replies
    NYT ^ | 04-15-2011 | By WILLIAM NEUMAN
    The thieves disappeared with the shipments just after the price of Florida tomatoes skyrocketed after freezes that badly damaged crops in Mexico. That suddenly made Florida tomatoes a tempting target, on a par with flat-screen TVs or designer jeans, but with a big difference: tomatoes are perishable. “I’ve never experienced people targeting produce loads before,” said Shaun Leiker, an assistant manager at Allen Lund, a trucking broker in Oviedo, Fla., that was hit three times by the thieves. “It’s a little different than selling TVs off the back of your truck.”
  • Police Arrest Lettuce-Clad PETA Protester

    07/26/2010 6:27:01 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies · 2+ views
    WPXI ^ | July 25, 2010
    AMMAN, Jordan -- An animal rights activist has caused a stir in Jordan's capital by covering herself in lettuce in a quirky attempt to persuade Middle Eastern meat lovers to go vegetarian. Crowds quickly gathered to gawk at the lettuce lady, but police were not amused. Officers briefly arrested the Jordanian activist, Amina Tarek, and a colleague from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The pair stood in a square along one of Amman's trendiest streets and held a placard reading "Let vegetarianism grow on you." Tarek says she wanted Jordanians "to turn over a new leaf."
  • Oregon Police Officer Asked to Leave Vegan Coffee Shop

    06/05/2010 8:22:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies · 688+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | June 04, 2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    - FOXNews.com Joshua Rhett Miller - June 04, 2010 Oregon Police Officer Asked to Leave Vegan Coffee Shop A police officer in Portland, Ore., was asked to leave a vegan coffee shop last month, a discriminatory move but not altogether uncommon at the java joint, a detective told FoxNews.com. The Red & Black Cafe is no place for a man in blue. Police Officer James Crooker was asked to leave the vegan coffee shop in Portland, Ore., last month, a discriminatory move but not altogether uncommon at the java joint, a detective told FoxNews.com. Crooker, 36, a 2-year veteran of...
  • Chef Ramsay, animal rights activists, envirowackos and communists in the kitchen

    05/19/2010 6:37:46 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies · 609+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | 5/18/10 | Mainestategop
    In an article I posted on my blog and expanded on freerepublic I mentioned that Chef Gordon Ramsay demanded that government establish dietary standards and force people to eat what THEY thought was best and to punish them through taxes and other means. In particular he attacked parents of obese children. Many of these children in fact suffer from other problems genetic or organic that lead to their obesity. For those unfamiliar, Gordon Ramsay is a world class chef and celebrity known for outbursts and a short temper as well as a filthy mouth. Lately he has also begun to...
  • Pies-in-face attack roils anarchist-vegan world

    03/17/2010 9:07:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies · 1,023+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 17, 2010 | Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Pies-in-face attack roils anarchist-vegan world Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer (03-16) 18:30 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- An ex-vegan who was hit with chili pepper-laced pies at an anarchist event in San Francisco said Tuesday that her assailants were cowards who should direct their herbivorous rage at the powerful - not at a fellow radical for writing a book denouncing animal-free diets. Lierre Keith, a 45-year-old Arcata resident, was attacked at 2:15 p.m. Saturday at the 15th annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair while discussing her 2009 book, "The Vegetarian Myth." A 20-year vegan, Keith now argues that the diet is...
  • Don’t mock my lentils: vegans to get discrimination rights

    03/07/2010 6:37:00 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 98+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | March 7, 2010 | Marie Woolf
    VEGANS and teetotallers are to be given the same protection against discrimination as religious groups, under legislation championed by Harriet Harman, the equalities minister. Members of cults and “new religions” such as Scientology, whose supporters include the film stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta, would also be offered protection, as would atheists. A code of practice explaining the legal implications of the equality bill states that religions need not be mainstream or well known for their adherents to gain protection. “A belief need not include faith or worship of a god or gods, but must affect how a person lives...
  • Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too

    12/22/2009 1:39:23 AM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies · 1,703+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 21, 2009 | NATALIE ANGIER
    I stopped eating pork about eight years ago, after a scientist happened to mention that the animal whose teeth most closely resemble our own is the pig. Unable to shake the image of a perky little pig flashing me a brilliant George Clooney smile, I decided it was easier to forgo the Christmas ham. A couple of years later, I gave up on all mammalian meat, period. I still eat fish and poultry, however and pour eggnog in my coffee. My dietary decisions are arbitrary and inconsistent, and when friends ask why I’m willing to try the duck but not...
  • The Real Misery Rate: 24 Percent !

    08/17/2009 8:44:43 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 20 replies · 1,103+ views
    Portland Tribune ^ | 8/13/2009 | Peter Korn
    In Oregon, one in four people can’t find full-time jobs Here’s the thing that worries unemployed Woodstock resident George Snipes: What if things are worse, much worse, than we are being told? They are, says Andrew Sum, an economist who heads the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston. Sum has analyzed employment data for all 50 states, and he says that those charts provide statistical verification of what Snipes feels in his gut: Oregon’s 12.2 percent official unemployment rate is something of a red herring and far from a true indicator of the social hardship taking...
  • New National TV Ad Calls for Hot Dog Ban in Schools

    10/25/2008 5:53:38 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 37 replies · 758+ views
    UPI via Pravda ^ | August 27, 2008 | Grant Junkie
    Schools should stop serving hot dogs and other processed meats because even small amounts increase the risk of adult cancer, says a provocative new commercial airing on TV stations around the country. The spot is produced by the Cancer Project, an affiliate of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. "Protect Our Kids," which can be watched online at www.pcrm.org/hotdog.html, is based on a comprehensive report released late last year by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund. After reviewing all existing data on nutrition and cancer risk, scientists concluded that processed meat increases one's risk...
  • May is International Respect for Chickens Month (FOR GREAT JUSTICE AND DIGNITY, Uh-Huh)

    05/03/2008 8:06:32 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 69 replies · 515+ views
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | April 29 2008 | United Poultry Concerns
       International Respect for Chickens Day, May 4, celebrates the devotion of hens to their chicks and deplores the suffering of motherless chickens on factory farms. In this photo, Ruby fosters Ivy, a chick rescued from a factory farm in North Carolina to live in a safe and loving home. (PRNewsFoto/United Poultry Concerns)MACHIPONGO, VA UNITED STATES May is International Respect for Chickens Month MACHIPONGO, Va., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InternationalRespect for Chickens Day, May 4, celebrates the dignity, beauty and life ofchickens and protests against the bleakness of their lives in farmingoperations. Launched by United Poultry Concerns in 2005,...
  • Friday is International Respect for Chickens Day

    05/04/2007 2:20:34 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 121 replies · 1,294+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | May 01, 2007 | Gary Bogue
    Friday is International Respect for Chickens Day Every so often a press release comes scratching at the door and just CROWS for your attention. Why did this press release cross the road? To stick up for chickens! MACHIPONGO, Va., May 1, PRNewswire — United Poultry Concerns is pleased to announce our Third Annual International Respect for Chickens Day, May 4. We urge everyone to do an ACTION of compassion for chickens that day — from writing a letter to the editor to tabling at a local mall to showing the movie Chicken Run to going vegan — for life. What...
  • United Poultry Concerns wants you to observe Internatl Respect for Chickens Day

    04/28/2005 7:37:48 AM PDT · by dukeman · 107 replies · 1,244+ views
    Attention Washington DC Area Residents & Others Join UPC at the University of Maryland May 4 and Takoma Park May 8 On International Respect for Chickens Day, UPC will leaflet on behalf of chickens in front of McKeldon Library at the University of Maryland, College Park on Wednesday, May 4 from Noon – 2 PM. Brochures and posters will be provided along with our banner proclaiming INTERNATIONAL RESPECT FOR CHICKENS DAY - A DAY TO CELEBRATE CHICKENS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. Please join us in front of the library! On Sunday, May 8, we will leaflet in the Takoma Park Town...
  • Activist Demands Respect for Chickens

    04/27/2005 3:39:18 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 143 replies · 1,495+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 04/27/05 | from CNSNews
    Activist Demands Respect for Chickens (CNSNews.com) - A woman dedicated to the "compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl" has declared May 4 "International Respect for Chickens Day." Karen Davis, the founder and president of United Poultry Concerns, describes May 4 as a day to "celebrate the dignity, beauty and life of chickens and to protest against the bleakness of their lives in farming operations." "Chickens are lively birds who have been torn from the leafy world in which they evolved. We want chickens to be restored to their green world and not be eaten," Davis said in a press...
  • Wyoming officials confirm fifth case of plague found in mountain lions

    06/09/2008 1:03:34 PM PDT · by girlangler · 16 replies · 569+ views
    The Prairie Star ^ | June 6, 2008 | report
    Wyoming officials confirm fifth case of plague found in mountain lions Friday, June 6, 2008 4:51 PM MDT Mountain lion hunters, the owners of domestic cats and others who may come in contact with mountain lions in Wyoming and other Western states are urged to protect themselves and their animals against plague. “Plague was confirmed in a mountain lion found dead in mid-April by a landowner in rural Johnson County,” said Todd Cornish, an associate professor in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture's Department of Veterinary Sciences. Cornish said this is the fifth case of plague confirmed in mountain...
  • Pressured by animal-rights groups, school chops ‘chicken project’ (Barf Alert)

    05/25/2008 3:48:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies · 151+ views
    Daily Messenger ^ | 5/25/2008 | Jessica Pierce
    Canandaigua, N.Y. - After heavy lobbying from animals-rights groups including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Canandaigua Academy Principal Lynne Erdle has terminated the so-called “chicken project” which has a class of students each year raising chickens and killing them. Lindsay Rajt, manager of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said Friday that Erdle sent an e-mail to the organization saying that school officials “recognize the concern” and had discontinued the project, which had been part of a high school ecology class for the past three years. “In no way were we trying to create a controversy,” wrote...
  • Hunting Ban Being Discussed in Colorado!

    04/19/2008 12:32:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 145 replies · 211+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | April 18, 2008 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Hunting Ban Being Discussed in Colorado!   Friday, April 18, 2008   Please Make Plans to AttendThe Colorado Wildlife Commission will meet to discuss a complete ban on prairie dog hunting in the state of Colorado on May 1-2.  While radical anti-hunting/animal rights groups are targeting prairie dog hunting as cruel, it is a traditional sporting activity and necessary management tool, especially for ranching interests in the state.  Ban proponents like the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have boasted that they seek to ban all hunting in the United States "species by species" and...
  • PETA founder held in India over bullfight protest

    01/18/2008 6:30:15 AM PST · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 25 replies · 113+ views
    CHENNAI, India (Reuters) - Police arrested the head of the animal rights group PETA for a breach of public peace and insulting religious feelings while protesting against a bullfighting festival in south India, officials said on Friday. Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was held on Thursday after she blindfolded a statue of Indian independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi to protest against cruelty towards bulls in the ancient sport of "jallikattu." Organized as part of the January harvest festival of "pongal," jallikattu is India's version of the running of the bulls which takes place every...
  • PETA to Fred: Best Way to Fight Global Warming and Rising Health-Care Costs Is to Tax Meat

    12/23/2007 6:40:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 640+ views
    PETA ^ | December 20, 2007 | Lindsay Rajt
    Nashville, Tenn. - This week, PETA sent a letter to all the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates--including Sen. Fred Thompson--explaining that a 10-cent-per-pound "sin" tax on meat could go a long way in protecting the environment, reducing health-care costs, and adding dollars to the U.S. Treasury. PETA points out that meat is the leading cause of global warming--according to a 2006 United Nations report, the meat industry emits 40 percent more global-warming gases than all the cars, trucks, SUVs, Hummers, airplanes, and ships in the world combined--and has been conclusively linked to serious illnesses, including heart disease, some types of...
  • Heather Mills' latest bizarre rant:'Why don't we drink milk from rats and dogs?'

    11/24/2007 12:40:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies · 401+ views
    The Evening Standard ^ | November 19, 2007
    During another typically bizarre day for Heather Mills, the former model yesterday urged people to try drinking milk from rats and dogs to help save the planet. Media-shy Heather started off by storming out of a radio interview with London's LBC station. She then drove a gas-guzzling Mercedes 4x4 to Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park to speak about ecological matters - and kept the engine running for part of the morning. Once there she proceeded to launch into an extraordinary ecological rant and exhorted the assembled crowds to try drinking rat's milk instead of cow's milk in a bid to...