Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2011«

‘Anne the elephant leaves Bobby Roberts circus’

March 30, 2011

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Today (1st April), an article was published in The Guardian titled ‘Anne the elephant leaves Bobby Roberts circus after cruelty inquiry’. ‘… RSPCA and police called in after Animal Defenders secretly film circus worker kicking and beating Anne the elephant … One of the country’s most famous circuses has become a target for animal welfare […]

‘new tradition connects veganism and Earth Day’

March 30, 2011

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On the 31st March, an item was posted on eatdrinkbetter.com titled ‘Vegan Earth Day: new tradition connects veganism and Earth Day’. ‘… This Earth Day, the Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy (BOAA) aims to help people connect the dots between their own personal diets and the health of the planet. BOAA is co-sponsoring the first ever […]

‘Insects will be important part of UK diet by 2020, says scientist’

March 30, 2011

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Yesterday (31st March), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Insects will be important part of UK diet by 2020, says scientist’. ‘… Consumers in the UK will turn to insects as food as conventional meat becomes scarce, says entomologist … Western diners should get used to the idea of eating insects because by 2020 […]

‘Wind turbines “hit” bat populations’

March 30, 2011

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Yesterday (31st March), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Wind turbines “hit” bat populations’. ‘… Scientists found the blades of wind turbines were a major threat to bats particularly when they are migrating. Bats are useful to farmers because they eat large numbers of crop damaging insects, reducing the amount that has to be […]

‘Farmers accused of cheating on TB slaughter rule’

March 30, 2011

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Yesterday (31st March), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Farmers accused of cheating on TB slaughter rule by swapping cattle tags’. ‘… Farmers in England face DNA checks on their cattle to prevent illegal swapping of their animals‘ identities, an action the government says increases the risk of TB spreading to other herds and […]

March is veggie month!

March 29, 2011

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March is Animal Aid’s veggie month. ‘… There are many reasons to go veggie including animal welfare, health, environmental protection and cost. If you are concerned about one or more of these issues, why not take the opportunity to try some more meat-free meals during March or take the veggie challenge? …’ For resources, recipes, […]

Dale Vince in ‘The Independent’

March 29, 2011

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Today (31st March), an article was published in The Independent titled ‘Dale Vince: Tilting at windmills: how to turn the UK green’. This includes an interview with Dale Vince, who is a British vegan millionaire Green industrialist! – and who supports Viva!. ‘… Dale Vince spent 10 years living in a trailer on a hill […]

‘Gas emissions reduced by changing farm animal diet says study’

March 29, 2011

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Today (30th March), an article was published in The Guardian titled ‘Gas emissions reduced by changing farm animal diet says study’. ‘… Government funded research aimed at helping farmers cut their contribution to climate change shows how to reduce the amount of methane produced by cows and sheep belching and breaking wind. Researchers at Reading […]

‘No better time to go vegan!’

March 29, 2011

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Also on the 30th March, Viva! posted a response to the news about cloned animal products on Facebook, titled ‘Meat and milk from cloned animals soon to be in British supermarkets’ – ‘No better time to go vegan!’ ‘… A Frankenfarm future edges closer to reality. After factory farming, and the British dairy industry’s recent […]

‘Cloned meat betrayal’

March 29, 2011

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Tomorrow (30th March), the headline news article on the front page of the Daily Mail is titled ‘Cloned meat betrayal’ and subtitled ‘Unlabelled dairy and beef products to go on sale here after OUR minister sabotages Europe’s call for a ban’. ‘… A campaign to put controls on cloned meat and milk was killed off […]

‘Vegan movement gains mainstream momentum on the Martha Stewart Show’s “Vegan Show”’

March 29, 2011

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On the 29th March, an item was posted on the web-site of US charity Farm Sanctuary titled ‘Vegan movement gains mainstream momentum on the Martha Stewart Show’s “Vegan Show”’. ‘… During her reign as America’s domestic icon, Martha Stewart has shown millions of people how to baste a turkey, braise a lamb and roast a […]

‘Supermarkets sign up to “sustainable” GM soy label’

March 29, 2011

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Yesterday (28th March), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Supermarkets sign up to “sustainable” GM soy label’. ‘… Sainsbury’s is the latest major retailer to sign up the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) after Asda, Waitrose and Marks and Spencer. The scheme will label GM soy as “sustainable” as long as the farmer protects […]

‘Cuts will destroy rarest habitats in Britain, warn conservationists’

March 28, 2011

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Today (28th March), an article was published in The Independent titled ‘Cuts will destroy rarest habitats in Britain, warn conservationists’. ‘… the aggregates levy sustainability fund, [is] a scheme which has just been scrapped by the Government in a move that wildlife organisations have warned will make it far harder to protect the natural environment. […]

‘Anglers call on new weapon to ward otters off their fish’

March 28, 2011

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Today (28th March), an article was published in The Independent titled ‘Anglers call on new weapon to ward otters off their fish – lions’. ‘… The return of the otter in England is causing problems for commercial fisheries, which are resorting to unusual remedies. Otters threatening an angling club’s prize fish, worth thousands of pounds, […]

‘Food shortages bring birds to British gardens’

March 27, 2011

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Today (27th March), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Food shortages bring birds to British gardens’. ‘… Record numbers of countryside birds flocked to Britain’s gardens last year because of two spells of bitter weather , a major study has found … Garden sightings of such as the reed bunting, goldfinch and bullfinch reached […]

Japanese nuclear fallout: radioactive pollution of the sea

March 24, 2011

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Today (26th March), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Japan nuclear plant: Radioactivity rises in sea nearby’. ‘… Levels of radioactive iodine in the sea near the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant are 1,250 times higher than the safety limit, officials say. The readings were taken about 300m (984ft) offshore. It is […]

Earth Hour 2011: 8.30pm on 26th March

March 24, 2011

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Earth Hour 2011 is at 8.30pm on Saturday 26th March. ‘… It’s time to go beyond the hour. At 8:30 PM on Saturday 26th March 2011, lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour and people will commit to actions that go beyond the hour … On Saturday 27 March, Earth Hour 2010 […]

‘The hour the world goes dark’

March 23, 2011

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Today (25th March), an article was published in The Independent titled ‘The hour the world goes dark’. ‘… Lights will switch off around the globe tomorrow for the fifth annual Earth Hour. New York’s Empire State Building, Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace, Paris’ Eiffel Tower, Hong Kong’s Government House, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil […]

‘The UK needs political leadership on food’

March 23, 2011

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Today (25th March), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘The UK needs political leadership on food’. ‘… The final report of the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) makes a welcome contribution to the debate on food. It is a wake-up call for ministers, warning that “policy development within government still remains inadequate”. It makes for […]

suffering of Britain’s last circus elephant

March 23, 2011

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Today (25th March), an item was posted on titled ‘Anne’s agony: Battered, kicked and stabbed, the desperate plight of Britain’s last circus elephant’. ‘… disturbing images come from a secretly shot video which campaigners say lays bare the cruel reality of her life as Britain’s last circus elephant … It shows Anne enduring the abuse […]