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Christmas without cruelty fayre – 5th December

November 30, 2010

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On the 5th December, Animal Aid will be holding the annual Christmas without cruelty fayre in London, at Kensington Town Hall. Details at www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/NEWS/news_living/ALL/2390// Advertisements

National Climate March 2010 – 4th December

November 29, 2010

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On Saturday 4th December, the National Climate March 2010 will take place in London, and it will be part of a global day of action against climate change. At the march for farmed animals in London in October, speakers asked vegans to attend the National Climate March, and in a visible way, to take veganism […]

NESX Christmas party!

November 28, 2010

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The NESX vegans will be meeting for our Christmas party at the Friends’ Meeting-house  at 7.30pm on Friday 3rd December, and this year we are sharing it with Colchester Greenpeace. Please bring vegan Christmassy party food to share! (Remember that no alcohol is permitted at the Meeting-house.) We will be going to the pub. afterwards… […]

help Spanish fire bulls NOW

November 28, 2010

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Help Spanish fire bulls NOW. ‘… Many thousands of animals are tormented and killed at local fiestas held across Spain every year. At fire bull fiestas, bulls have flaming torches attached to their horns … The bulls used in fiestas are frequently supplied by the same farmers who breed bulls for bullfighting …’ Read more […]

write to your MEP now to support the 2013 ban on animal testing

November 27, 2010

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Uncaged Campaigns have posted a news release on their web-site titled ‘Uncaged defends 2013 EU ban on animal-tested cosmetics’. ‘… in 2003 the European Union adopted the 7th amendment to the Cosmetics Directive, which requires the sale of cosmetics containing ingredients tested on animals to be banned from 2013 … The EU is the most […]

'Badger vaccine shows promise for tackling cattle TB'

November 27, 2010

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Today (1st December), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Badger vaccine shows promise for tackling cattle TB’. ‘… Vaccinating badgers could prove a good way to tackle the spread of TB in cattle, according to research. In a four-year project, UK scientists found vaccination reduced the incidence of TB infection in […]

"We are consuming more natural resources than is ecologically stable"

November 26, 2010

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Today (30th November), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Growing demand for resources “threatens EU economy”‘. ‘… The growing global demand for natural resources risks undermining Europe’s economy, a report has warned. The outlook, produced by the European Environment Agency, said the increases were driven by a need to satisfy changes […]

yarn workshops in Colchester

November 25, 2010

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Clare, a NESX vegan, is running a series of yarn workshops in Colchester. She doesn’t use wool in her classes, only synthetic and cotton-based fibres. Clare says that she is probably the only vegan knitter for miles around! The workshops are suitable for all abilities and no experience is needed. There are two different workshops […]

'Fishing nations criticised over deal on bluefin tuna'

November 25, 2010

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Yesterday (27th November), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Fishing nations criticised over deal on bluefin tuna’. ‘… Fishing nations have agreed a small cut in Atlantic bluefin tuna quotas, after meeting in Paris. The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) set the 2011 quota at 12,900 tonnes, […]

National Day of Action for Badgers – 27th November

November 24, 2010

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Today (27th November) is the UK National Day of Action for Badgers. The government is proposing to cull badgers because of TB in dairy cows, although the TB is caused by the bad conditions of farmed cows and not by wild badgers. Read more at www.viva.org.uk/campaigns/badgers/index3.php and at www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/NEWS/news_wildlife/ALL/2397// and at www.badgertrust.org.uk/Content/Home.asp

Ann Widdecombe opposes badger cull

November 23, 2010

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Today (26th November), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Strictly star Widdecombe opposes badger cull’. ‘…  Former MP Ann Widdecombe is supporting a campaign against the culling of badgers. Ministers propose licensing farmers in England to shoot badgers on their land to curb the spread of bovine TB. Ms Widdecombe, a […]

'Turkey tycoon Bernard Matthews dies'

November 22, 2010

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Today (26th November), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Turkey tycoon Bernard Matthews dies’. ‘…  Norfolk turkey tycoon Bernard Matthews has died at the age of 80, his company has confirmed. He began his business more than 60 years ago – with 20 eggs and a second-hand incubator … Great Witchingham […]

'Scientists give all-clear for meat and milk from cloned cattle'

November 21, 2010

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Today (26th November), an article was published in The Guardian titled ‘Scientists give all-clear for meat and milk from cloned cattle’. ‘… Meat and milk from cloned cattle and their offspring is safe to eat, government advisers have determined. The conclusion by the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes, an independent body that assesses […]

'US sets aside "critical habitat" for polar bear in Alaska'

November 20, 2010

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Yesterday (25th November), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘US sets aside “critical habitat” for polar bear in Alaska’. ‘… The Obama administration is setting aside 187,000 square miles (484,330 sq. kilometers) in Alaska as a “critical habitat” for polar bears, an action that could add restrictions to future offshore drilling for oil and […]

'the all-star plot to save tigers'

November 20, 2010

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Yesterday (25th November), an article was published in The Independent titled ‘DiCaprio, Putin and the all-star plot to save tigers’. ‘…  The unlikely pairing of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and the Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio emerged this week as they became figureheads in the battle to save the tiger at a summit in St […]

'Scotland's beaver-trapping plan has wildlife campaigners up in arms'

November 20, 2010

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Yesterday (25th November), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Scotland’s beaver-trapping plan has wildlife campaigners up in arms’. ‘…  An urgent campaign has been launched to capture up to 20 beavers that have colonised rivers and lochs and are freely breeding in the wild. The unpublicised project has been authorised by Scottish Natural Heritage, […]

'Pet shock collar ban: barking, or a new era for rights?'

November 19, 2010

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On the 23rd November, an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Pet shock collar ban: barking, or a new era for rights?’. ‘… The recent high court decision upholding the ban on electronic training collars for domestic animals raises the interesting and topical issue of animal welfare and its role in EU law. In her […]

'Groups fight over "confusing hunting law"'

November 19, 2010

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On the 23rd November, an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Groups fight over “confusing hunting law”‘. ‘… Since the Hunting Act came into force in 2005, arguments have raged over how successful it has been. A total of 154 people have been prosecuted under the act, but the pro hunting lobby […]

'Scottish fishermen plead guilty to "black landing" of mackerel and herring'

November 18, 2010

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On the 22nd November, an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Scottish fishermen plead guilty to “black landing” of mackerel and herring’. ‘… Officials describe the landing of illegal catches worth more than £37m as a “crime against the marine environment”. Trawlermen from Shetland have admitted illegally catching more than £37m worth of mackerel and […]

'Scallop ban angers Scottish fishermen'

November 18, 2010

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On the 22nd November, an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Scallop ban angers Scottish fishermen’. ‘… Adored by chefs … scallops are increasingly popular on domestic menus, too. But in the freezing waters of the Irish Sea, a dispute is raging over the rights to fish them when they are young and succulent. Such […]