Browsing All Posts published on »August, 2011«

‘Big bat-watching weekend': 27th-28th August

August 25, 2011

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Today (26th August), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Big bat-watching weekend’. ‘… Cute, furry masters of echolocation, essential for the health of our planet or blood-sucking fiends that swoop and chitter above our heads? They may have a reputation as the sinister baddies of the skies but bat fanatics are […]

Cheale Meats abattoir: protest planned for 25th August

August 24, 2011

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A protest is planned to take place outside Cheale Meats abattoir on the 25th August, at 5.00pm. This abattoir was recently exposed by Animal Aid for the abuse of pigs by its employees. DEFRA refuses to prosecute and there is uncertainty over whether the RSPCA will act. This abuse breaches welfare laws and is unnacceptable. […]

‘the true price of a cheeseburger’

August 24, 2011

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Today (25th August), an item was posted on the one green planet web-site titled ‘Making MOGO (most good) choices: the true price of a cheeseburger’. ‘… The MOGO (most good) Principle Every day we make myriad choices. We choose what to wear and eat and which products to use. For most people, the primary factors […]

meat-intensive diet puts pressure on land and food security

August 24, 2011

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Today (25th August), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Sustainability will remain a pipe dream until leaders understand “security”‘, written by Jonathon Porritt. ‘… Let’s go back to basics – historically and conceptually. The cornerstone of security for all civilisations before the Industrial Age was land and water: without secure tenure of the land […]

‘US diplomat posed as Korean tourist in undercover visit to China tiger farm’

August 24, 2011

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Today (25th August), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘US diplomat posed as Korean tourist in undercover visit to China tiger farm’. ‘… An American diplomat posed as a Korean tourist to investigate a notorious tiger breeding centre in southern China, where he saw animals whipped, made to perform “marriage processions” and reportedly sold […]

help badgers: ‘Tell the Prime Minister to say NO to the cull’

August 23, 2011

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Today (25th August), the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) Tweeted a message about their pro-forma email to the Prime Minister about the proposed badger cull in England – ‘Tell the Prime Minister to say NO to the cull’. ‘… The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has recently proposed badger culling trials in two hot […]

‘Scots landowners lobby for deer farms’

August 23, 2011

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Today (25th August), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Scots landowners lobby for deer farms’. ‘… Farmers and heritage organisations say existing culling methods cannot keep up with growing demand for Scottish venison - The image of a wild stag framed against the sky on a remote mountainside is the one of the most […]

‘The dangerous psychology of factory farming’

August 23, 2011

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On the 24th August, an item was posted on the Atlantic web-site titled ‘The dangerous psychology of factory farming'; a link to this item was posted in the ‘Healthy living’ section on HUFFPOST GREEN. ‘… I know a factory farmer named Bill. His Texas ranch raises upwards of 4,000 head of cattle in a way […]

‘Birds of prey targeted with rat poison’

August 23, 2011

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Yesterday (24th August), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Birds of prey targeted with rat poison’. ‘… Rat poisons are posing a significant threat to wild animals because they are being misused or even deliberately abused to target birds of prey, wildlife experts fear. Figures published on Wednesday on wildlife poisoning in Scotland identify […]

Animal Aid: ‘Defra “stripped” of its prosecution function’

August 23, 2011

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Today (24th August), Animal Aid posted a news item on the home page of their web-site titled ‘Defra “stripped” of its prosecution function’. ‘… A year-long campaign by Animal Aid to have Defra stripped of its prosecution powers has culminated this week in confirmation that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will now take over this […]

‘Europe’s farmland birds in decline’

August 23, 2011

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Today (24th August), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Europe’s farmland birds in decline’. ‘… The birds’ rapid decline in numbers attributed to intensive farming, urbanisation and failure to sustain fragile populations - The birds’ rapid decline is attributed to intensive farming, urbanisation, encroachment on habitats, and failure to sustain fragile populations. The grey […]

‘Who, What, Why: Is it legal to eat wild birds?’

August 23, 2011

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Yesterday (23rd August), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Who, What, Why: Is it legal to eat wild birds?’. ‘… A pub has stopped selling wild bird on its menu – in the form of rook salad – on police advice. So what is the legality of such dishes? The Taverners […]

‘New badger crime operation’ – you can help

August 23, 2011

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Yesterday (23rd August), an item was posted on the web-site of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) titled ‘New badger crime operation’. ‘… There are many different forms of badger crime; sett disturbance, snaring, poisoning, shooting, digging and baiting. One of the most prevalent forms of badger crime and arguably the most criminally organised is […]

‘Public tells medical research charities: Don’t use our money for animal experiments’

August 22, 2011

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Today (23rd August), Animal Aid posted a news item on the home page of their web-site titled ‘Public tells medical research charities: Don’t use our money for animal experiments’. ‘… Medical research charities that use public donations to fund animal experimentation have been dealt a bitter blow with the results of a new public opinion […]

Kathy Freston on plant-based diet and nutrition

August 22, 2011

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Today (23rd August), a headline item was posted in the ‘Healthy Living’ section of the Huffington Post titled ‘The real skinny on nutrition’, written by US author Kathy Freston, whose latest book is Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World. ‘… CNN is about to air a fantastic documentary called “The Last Heart Attack,” […]

dangerous products: bad for people and animals

August 22, 2011

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Yesterday (22nd August), an item was posted on HUFFPOST GREEN titled ‘Pesticides in your toothpaste and other legal dangers’. ‘… Most people know by now that the plethora of antibacterial dish, body and laundry soaps that emerged in the 2000s do less to protect people from germs than to build new and better germs via […]

‘veganism is now being seen as a mainstream lifestyle choice’

August 22, 2011

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Today (22nd August), an item was posted in the ‘Healthy Living’ section of the Huffington Post, titled ‘Why Bill Clinton went vegan (video)’, about the former president of the US. ‘… After years of struggling with heart disease, former President Bill Clinton has recently begun to follow an almost exclusively vegan diet. People began buzzing […]

Ingrid Newkirk: ‘Experiments on chimpanzees are a dirty toilet’

August 22, 2011

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Today (22nd August), an item was posted on HUFFPOST GREEN titled ‘Experiments on chimpanzees are a dirty toilet’, written by Ingrid Newkirk of PeTA. ‘… All movements for social change take forever — especially if you are the one in shackles, up the chimney, or having your bottom pinched at work. Finally, the chimpanzees’ moment […]

‘Water crisis, population surge prompt rethink on food: UN’

August 22, 2011

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Today (22nd August), an item was posted on independent.co.uk titled ‘Water crisis, population surge prompt rethink on food: UN’. ‘… Population growth and water stress are driving Earth to a food and environmental crunch that only better farming techniques and smarter use of the ecosystem will avert, a UN report issued on Monday said. The […]

‘Rook salad off Isle of Wight pub menu on police advice’

August 22, 2011

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Today (22nd August), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Rook salad off Isle of Wight pub menu on police advice’. ‘… An Isle of Wight pub has stopped selling rook salad on police advice. The Taverners gastropub, in Godshill, had sold the dish before the man who supplied the bird meat […]

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