Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2011«

UK government plans to reduce protection for animals in laboratories

February 28, 2011

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Today (28th February), Uncaged sent an emailout to their supporters which included an item on new EU legislation relating to animals in laboratories. It links to an article titled ‘Government threatens to cut protection for animals in laboratories’ (today, 28th February) on the vote4animals.org.uk web-site. ‘… British animal experimentation laws may be explicitly weakened for […]

breast milk ice cream and the horrors of the dairy industry

February 28, 2011

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Today (28th February), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Why is breast milk ice-cream repulsive?’. ‘… Eww! Ice-cream made out of breast milk! Gross! There’s a good chance that was your first reaction to reading about the Baby Gaga ice-cream being served by the magnificently trend-baiting Icecreamists parlour in Covent Garden … But there’s […]

d.i.y. vegan food: hydroponic window farms

February 27, 2011

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Become a window farmer and grow your own vegan food! ‘… Windowfarms are vertical, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield edible indoor window gardens built using low-impact or recycled local materials. They are designed for indoor home and school settings, and allow growing during the winter season …’ Read more at www.windowfarms.org/  

‘Documentaries could give green tinge to 2011 Oscars’

February 27, 2011

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Today (27th February), an article was published in The Independent on Sunday titled ‘Documentaries could give green tinge to 2011 Oscars’. ‘… Two out of five documentaries vying for Oscars on Sunday focus on the environment, reflecting Hollywood’s interest – but also its dilemma – in addressing pollution, waste, climate change and threatened wildlife … […]

‘Afghan bombs: Eight dead at Kandahar dog fight’

February 27, 2011

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Today (27th February), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Afghan bombs: Eight dead at Kandahar dog fight’. ‘… Eight people have been killed by two bombs at a dog fight in the volatile southern Afghan province of Kandahar. The blasts on Sunday occurred in Arghandab district, on the outskirts of Kandahar […]

‘Vegan resistance’

February 27, 2011

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Yesterday (26th February), an item was posted on the Negotiation is Over web-site, titled ‘Vegan resistance’. This item presents criticism of vegans who do not take action, from within the Animal Rights movement; whereas vegans are critical of those AR activists or compassionate campaigners who aren’t even vegan… ‘… The Mainstream Vegan Community is Incapable […]

‘Tips for saving Britain’s birds’

February 27, 2011

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On the 25th February, an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Tips for saving Britain’s birds’. ‘… Birds, and songbirds in particular, are a hot topic at the moment, thanks to the Songbird Survival Trust’s controversial plans to cull a number of crows, magpies and other members of the corvid family. The cull, due to […]

‘Canada’s annual seal hunt begins’

February 26, 2011

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Yesterday (25th February), an item was posted on the care2.com web-site titled ‘Canada’s annual seal hunt begins, kill quota increased’. ‘… Canada’s annual slaughter of seals is once again underway which will lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of baby seals who will be shot, beaten and skinned, most before they reach 12 […]

‘Exports of premium salmon reach new peak’

February 25, 2011

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Today (25th February), a news item was posted on themeatsite.com titled ‘Exports of premium salmon reach new peak’. ‘… SCOTLAND, UK – Exports of Scotland’s premium salmon product have increased to record levels for the second year in succession. Supported by the Scottish Government and Scottish Development International (SDI), exports of Label Rouge Scottish Salmon […]

global veterinary vaccines market booming

February 24, 2011

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Today (24th February), a news item was posted on thecattlesite.com titled ‘Vaccines market in 2015 to reach US$5.6 billion’. ‘… GLOBAL – The global veterinary vaccines market will reach US$5.6 billion by 2015, according to a new market report. Given the frequent outbreaks of animal diseases such as bird flu, avian influenza, anthrax and other […]

‘Coral reefs heading for fishing and climate crisis’

February 23, 2011

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Today (23rd February), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Coral reefs heading for fishing and climate crisis’. ‘… Three-quarters of the world’s coral reefs are at risk due to overfishing, pollution, climate change and other factors, says a major new assessment. Reefs at Risk Revisited collates the work of hundreds of […]

‘Order to destroy “invasive” Muntjac deer backed by MSPs’

February 23, 2011

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Today (23rd February), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Order to destroy “invasive” Muntjac deer backed by MSPs’. ‘… MSPs have backed an order to destroy an “invasive” species of deer if found in the wild in Scotland. Muntjac deer, branded ‘asbo bambi’ by critics in England, where they roam free, […]

‘astroturfing’ on the internet

February 23, 2011

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Today (23rd February), George Monbiot posted an item on his blog on guardian.co.uk titled ‘The need to protect the internet from “astroturfing” grows ever more urgent’. ‘… Every month more evidence piles up, suggesting that online comment threads and forums are being hijacked by people who aren’t what they seem. The anonymity of the web […]

‘Milk from cloned cows given green light by Defra’

February 22, 2011

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Today (22nd February), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Milk from cloned cows given green light by Defra’. ‘… The comments are the clearest sign that the Government will give the official green light to farmers and food companies who want to supply butchers and supermarkets with the controversial products. However, animal welfare campaigners […]

‘Tiger SOS: London Zoo launches first ever appeal to save Sumatran tiger’

February 22, 2011

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Today (22nd February), an article was published in The Telegraph titled ‘Tiger SOS: London Zoo launches first ever appeal to save Sumatran tiger’. ‘… The Zoological Society London (ZSL) today launched the first charity appeal in its 186-year history to help save threatened tigers. It is hoping that Tiger SOS will raise the £2 million […]

Greenpeace is telling Princes’ ‘to change their tuna’

February 21, 2011

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Today (21st February), Greenpeace activists were in action at the Princes’ HQ in Liverpool; some were dressed as sharks and others climbed up the building and hung shark figures from it. Greeenpeace is protesting against Princes’, which uses unsustainable fishing practices to catch tuna, also killing other marine animals including sharks. Read more at www.greenpeace.org.uk/ […]

‘Pacific fishing: Tuna and other stocks “at risk”‘

February 21, 2011

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Today (21st February), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Pacific fishing: Tuna and other stocks “at risk”‘. ‘… New Zealand has called on the United States and Australia for help in saving one of the world’s last sustainable fishing areas, the Pacific. Foreign Minister Murray McCully said time was running out. […]

‘Gulf spill’s effects “may not be seen for a decade”‘

February 21, 2011

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Today (21st February), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Gulf spill’s effects “may not be seen for a decade”‘. ‘… The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill “devastated” life on and near the seafloor, a marine scientist has said. Studies using a submersible found a layer, as much as 10cm thick in […]

‘Whales die on New Zealand beach’

February 21, 2011

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Today (21st February), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Whales die on New Zealand beach’. ‘… A pod of 107 pilot whales stranded on a remote New Zealand beach have died, including 48 that were put down, the government’s conservation department said. The stranded whales were discovered by hikers on Sunday near Cavalier Creek […]

‘Welsh sheep “more clever than thought'”

February 21, 2011

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Today (21st February), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Study shows Welsh sheep “more clever than thought'”. ‘… Sheep aren’t viewed as the cleverest of creatures, but new research has found they might be a lot more intelligent than previously thought. Scientists at the University of Cambridge found that Welsh mountain […]