Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2011«

pheasant shooting season: complain or protest NOW

September 30, 2011

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Today (1st October), the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Don’t stand for shooting havoc, says charity’. ‘… Pheasant shooting seasons begin today – As the annual pheasant shooting season gets underway today, the League Against Cruel Sports has urged people to report nuisance and anti-social behaviour associated […]

1st October: start of pheasant shooting season today

September 30, 2011

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Today (1st October) is the start of the pheasant shooting season. Millions of pheasants will be shot in the British countryside during the season; you can go out and see the shooters with guns and dogs in the fields, or standing by their vehicles, and you can hear the guns all around. You might even […]

‘Planning reforms “will endanger wildlife”‘

September 30, 2011

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Today (1st October), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Planning reforms “will endanger wildlife”‘. ‘… Controversial planning reforms will endanger England’s most important wildlife sites, a leading lawyer has said, contradicting assurances from David Cameron – The Government’s draft National Planning Policy Framework “lessens the protection” for sites of special scientific interest, according to […]

Vegetarian Society founded 30th September 1847

September 30, 2011

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Today (30th September) is the anniversary of the founding of the Vegetarian Society of Britain. The Society was founded on the 30th September 1847, in Ramsgate in Kent. (Henry Clubb from Colchester was one of the founder members.) The anniversary did get a mention on national radio. Today is also world ‘hug a vegetarian’ day. […]

US: ‘Listeria: an estimated 85% of cases are from deli meats, not melons’

September 30, 2011

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Today (30th September), the daily item posted on the NutritionFacts web-site was titled ‘Cantaloupe and Listeria: an estimated 85% of cases are from deli meats, not melons’. ‘… More than a dozen deaths have been reported in the national outbreak of listeriosis linked to cantaloupes from a farm in Colorado, making it the third deadliest […]

‘”Contagion” connections: how links among humans, animals and the environment may be spawning a new class of infectious diseases’

September 30, 2011

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Today (30th September), an item was posted on the Huffington Post titled ‘”Contagion” connections: how links among humans, animals and the environment may be spawning a new class of infectious diseases’. ‘… In [1999], New York was seeing the first cases of West Nile virus ever reported in the Western hemisphere. Ultimately, 62 people were […]

report on LACS at the Labour conference

September 30, 2011

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Today (30th September), an item was posted on the web-site of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) titled ‘No hard Labour’. ‘… The League this week broke new ground with the most successful fringe event we’ve ever held at a party conference. In previous years we’ve held events in the traditional fringe format. A few […]

Caroline Spelman on the proposed badger cull

September 30, 2011

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Today (30th September), an item was posted on the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) web-site titled ‘Spelman leaves us “reasonably unconfident”‘. ‘… Caroline Spelman’s latest slippery interview was uploaded last Wednesday on Farmers Weekly’s YouTube page. It sadly, but not surprisingly highlights that the government are firmly on track for the proposed badger cull, despite massive […]

‘BUAV welcomes support for cosmetics animal testing ban from EU Animal Welfare Chief’

September 30, 2011

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Today (30th September), the BUAV (British Union of Anti-Vivisectionists) posted a short news item on their web-site titled ‘BUAV welcomes support for cosmetics animal testing ban from EU Animal Welfare Chief’. ‘… The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) for which the BUAV is secretariat and UK member, has today welcomed a statement made […]

‘UK cod collapse due to overfishing and political failure, says fisheries expert’

September 30, 2011

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Today (30th September), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘UK cod collapse due to overfishing and political failure, says fisheries expert’. ‘… criticism follows EU’s recommendation that cod fishing halts in Irish Sea and off west Scotland – Cod stocks in the Irish Sea and the west coast of Scotland have collapsed because of […]

‘Bangladesh to vaccinate stray dogs to check rabies’

September 29, 2011

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Yesterday (29th September), a short item was posted in the ‘Animals’ section of HUFFPOST GREEN titled ‘Bangladesh to vaccinate stray dogs to check rabies’. ‘… DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh plans to vaccinate stray dogs instead of culling them in a bid to prevent rabies that annually kills some 2,000 people in the country. The government […]

US – ‘Endangered Species Act: new protections possible for hundreds of animals’

September 29, 2011

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Yesterday (29th September), an item was posted in the ‘Animals’ section of HUFFPOST GREEN titled ‘Endangered Species Act: new protections possible for hundreds of animals’. ‘… BILLINGS, Mont. — The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that reads like a manifest for Noah’s […]

‘Christian attitudes to animals “are akin to sexism and racism”‘

September 29, 2011

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Yesterday (29th September), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Christian attitudes to animals “are akin to sexism and racism”‘. ‘… Christian attitudes to the animal world are so demeaning they are akin to sexism and racism, according to a controversial academic – Professor Andrew Linzey, a theologian at Oxford University, said it was “idolatry” […]

‘Trial tests whether “ecocide” could join genocide as global crime’

September 29, 2011

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Today (29th September), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Trial tests whether “ecocide” could join genocide as global crime’. ‘… Top lawyers put fossil fuel bosses on trial in the UK’s supreme court in a mock case to explore the crime of ecocide – environmental destruction – which is being considered by the UN […]

vegetarian diet improves mood

September 28, 2011

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Today (29th September), the daily posting on the US NutritionFacts.org web-site was titled ‘Improving mood through diet’, citing a report titled ‘Vegetarian diets are associated with healthy mood states’. ‘… The purported role arachidonic acid plays in brain inflammation could explain why eliminating chicken, fish, and eggs may improve symptoms of mood disturbance depression, anxiety […]

‘Fighting cats and dogs’: British dog fighting

September 28, 2011

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Today (29th September), an item was posted on the web-site of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) titled ‘Fighting cats and dogs’. ‘… Residents across Sussex have been reporting an increase in pet cats going missing, leading to fears that the animals could be being used as bait in dog fights. The areas of Brighton, Eastbourne […]

‘BUAV working with NEAVS to end chimpanzee research in the USA’

September 28, 2011

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Today (29th September), the BUAV (British Union of Anti-Vivisectionists) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘BUAV working with NEAVS to end chimpanzee research in the USA’. ‘… The BUAV works closely with our sister organisation in the USA, the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS), particularly on ‘Project R&R: Release and Restitution for Chimpanzees […]

an Animal Law Conference in the US

September 28, 2011

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Today (29th September), Vegan Mainstream Tweeted a message about the Animal Law Conference at Lewis & Clark, a law school in the US. The conference is taking place on the 14th-16th October and it is fully booked; its waiting list is also full, and they are now taking bookings for their live Webinar. ‘… The […]

‘Hunter bags reality TV star of bear world’

September 28, 2011

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Today (29th September), an item was posted on independent.co.uk titled ‘Hunter bags reality TV star of bear world’. ‘… The story of Hope was not meant to end like this. A life lived from the start on the internet has been cut short by a bullet from a Minnesota hunter’s gun, robbing researchers of an […]

‘history of non meat eaters’

September 28, 2011

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On the 28th September, an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Vegetarian dating website rebuke: history of non meat eaters’. ‘… The word “vegetarian” was coined by founders when the society was established at a vegetarian hospital called Northwood Villa in Ramsgate, Kent in 1847. It followed a unanimously passed resolution at the meeting that […]