Browsing All Posts published on »August, 2011«

‘New poll shows slump in support for Grand National’

August 31, 2011

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Today (1st September), Animal Aid posted a news item on the home page of their web-site titled ‘New poll shows slump in support for Grand National’. ‘… Public support for Aintree’s historic Grand National race has declined significantly over the last eight years, according to the results of a new NOP opinion poll, commissioned by […]

new Vegan Organic Network DVD: ‘Grow your own fruit & veg’

August 31, 2011

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Today (1st September), the Vegan Organic Network (VON) emailed out a media release titled ‘Grow your own fruit & veg’. ‘… (VON) has just released Grow Your Own Fruit & Veg, an inspiring DVD which demonstrates how you can feed yourself and your family from your allotment or garden using stockfree organic techniques.  Stockfree organic differs from conventional […]

‘House sparrow numbers falling because of decline in gardens’

August 31, 2011

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Yesterday (31st August), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘House sparrow numbers falling because of decline in gardens’. ‘… Nesting house sparrows select houses with gardens over all other habitats in urban areas, including green spaces such as parks and allotments, according to a study by the British Trust for Ornithology. The Trust said […]

‘Urban fox hunters in court’

August 31, 2011

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Yesterday (31st August), an item was posted on the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) web-site titled ‘Urban fox hunters in court’. ‘… A judge has deferred sentence on the grounds of good behaviour for three men who admitted using dogs to hunt foxes in Glasgow. Samuel Burgoyne, Robbie Lees and David Cassels pleaded guilty at […]

‘Hundreds of European farmers expected to flout battery hen ban’

August 31, 2011

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Yesterday (31st August), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Hundreds of European farmers expected to flout battery hen ban’. ‘… Hundreds of poultry farmers across Europe with millions of egg-laying hens are expected to flout a ban on conventional battery cages next year. The new regulations are designed to eradicate the practice and dramatically […]

‘Brussels propose spending millions on homeopathy for cows’

August 31, 2011

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On the 30th August, an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Brussels propose spending millions on homeopathy for cows’. ‘… The European Agriculture Committee approved 2 million euros (£1.7 million) for research into homeopathic medicines or ‘phytotherapy’ for farm animals. Tory MEPs condemned the decision as “sheer madness”. Homeopathy is very low dosages of a […]

‘What is killing killer whales?’

August 30, 2011

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On the 30th August, an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘What is killing killer whales?’. ‘… Killer whales, the ocean’s fiercest predators, are easily recognisable by their black and white markings. But their future seems less clearly defined. Marine experts are concerned about an invisible threat to the animals that has […]

Cheale Meats abuse: protest planned at DEFRA headquarters on 30th August

August 29, 2011

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A protest is planned to take place outside the DEFRA headquarters in London on the 30th August. This follows the Animal Aid exposure of abuse of animals in the Cheale Meats abattoir in Essex, which DEFRA is refusing to prosecute Cheale Meats for. The protest is planned to take place from 10am till 4pm, outside […]

‘Who cares if animals feel?’

August 28, 2011

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Yesterday (29th August), an item was posted in a blog in the ‘Animals’ section of HUFFPOST GREEN titled ‘Who cares if animals feel?’. ‘… I hate the word anthropomorphize. Hate. In case you aren’t familiar, to anthropomorphize means to ascribe human characteristics to those who are not human. It is mainly used to describe how […]

‘This is how we do it: 11 amazing vegan recipes’

August 27, 2011

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Today (29th August), an item was posted on HUFFPOST GREEN titled ‘This is how we do it: 11 amazing vegan recipes’, which includes a gallery of eleven vegan recipes. ‘… When my wife and I started One Green Planet, we were certain that no platform focused on spreading good ideas that benefit people, animals and the […]

‘UN warns of bird flu resurgence’

August 27, 2011

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Today (29th August), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘UN warns of bird flu resurgence’. ‘… The United Nations has warned of a possible major resurgence of bird flu and said a mutant strain of the H5N1 virus was spreading in Asia and elsewhere – The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Monday […]

‘Zoo to breed chimpanzees despite cruelty warning’

August 27, 2011

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Today (29th August), an item was posted on independent.co.uk titled ‘Zoo to breed chimpanzees despite cruelty warning’. ‘… A Scottish zoo is planning to start a new breeding programme for chimpanzees, in the wake of recent research suggesting that captivity drives chimps mad. The plan for new chimpanzee breeding at Blair Drummond Safari Park near […]

‘Chinese doctors to call for “cruel” bear farms to be closed’

August 26, 2011

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Today (28th August), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Chinese doctors to call for “cruel” bear farms to be closed’. ‘… China’s bear farms, where for decades bile has been extracted from the endangered animals in horrific conditions, have been condemned by eminent Chinese scientists. At a conference in London on Friday, the experts […]

‘Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: the joy of veg’

August 26, 2011

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Yesterday (27th August), an article was published in The Guardian titled ‘Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: the joy of veg’. ‘… It began as an exercise, but became nothing short of a small revolution. Notorious carnivore Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall now eats little or no meat or fish. Here he explains why – If you’ve seen my shows and read my books, […]

‘Project Nim reminds us of our responsibility to the great apes’

August 26, 2011

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Today (27th August), a long item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Project Nim reminds us of our responsibility to the great apes’, written by Peter Singer, about the new film “Project Nim”. ‘… Perhaps Herbert Terrace, professor of psychology at Columbia University, and director of the experiment that is the subject of Project Nim, a new […]

‘Exotic fish to replace cod’

August 26, 2011

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Today (27th August), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Exotic fish to replace cod’. ‘… Exotic species of freshwater fish should be reared in British reservoirs to provide tasty alternatives to threatened sea fish such as cod and haddock, according to scientists. Forget cod with your chips: soon it could be big-headed carp. Scientists […]

‘”Cove” star urges dolphin-watching, not killing’

August 26, 2011

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Today (27th August), an item was posted on HUFFPOST GREEN titled ‘Ric O’Barry, “Cove” star, urges dolphin-watching, not killing’. ‘… TOKYO (AP) — The star of the Oscar-winning movie about dolphin-killing in Japan had only praise for a small island off the eastern coast that thrives on snorkeling with dolphins, and he urged the rest […]

‘Sea Shepherd prevents pilot whale bloodshed in the Faeroe Islands’

August 26, 2011

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On the 26th August, an item was posted on the Sea Shepherd web-site titled ‘Sea Shepherd prevents pilot whale bloodshed in the Faeroe Islands’. ‘… Operation Ferocious Isles Pilot Whale Defense Campaign is a Success … Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Operation Ferocious Isles pilot whale defense campaign is almost over and it looks like our […]

‘Shark finning protest suggests industry’s horrific animal treatment’

August 26, 2011

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Yesterday (26th August), a short item was posted in the ‘Animals’ section of HUFFPOST GREEN titled ‘Shark finning protest suggests industry’s horrific animal treatment’. ‘… Performance artist Alice Newstead recently showed her support for ending the practice of shark finning in a unique way. Shark finning, which involves killing sharks by slicing off their fins, […]

‘genome customisation’ of livestock animals for ‘agricultural, biomedical and bioproduction applications’

August 25, 2011

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Today (26th August), a news item was posted on thebeefsite.com titled ‘Agreement develops livestock biogenetics’. ‘… FRANCE and US – Cellectis bioresearch, the genome customisation specialist, and Recombinetics, a specialist in biogenetics, have entered a development and license agreement on the creation of transgenic large livestock. Recombinetics creates, in accordance with biosafety and animal well-being […]