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happy new year – go vegan!

December 31, 2011

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Today (31st December), the news for life web-site says goodbye to 2011 and wishes you a happy new year in 2012. New year, new world, new you – go vegan and start the new year right! Go vegan and save lives and save the planet; live good and feel good. Happy new year to all […]

‘The ASPCA’s 2011 year-end review’

December 31, 2011

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Yesterday (31st December), an item was posted in the ‘Animals’ section on the Huffington Post titled ‘The ASPCA’s 2011 year-end review’, written by the president of the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). ‘… As 2011 rapidly draws to a close, I marvel at all the great work that has been […]

one Sea Shepherd ship still pursuing Japanese whaling fleet

December 31, 2011

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Today (31st December), an item was posted on the web-site of The Sydney Morning Herald titled ‘Anti-whalers’ ships struggle to safety’. It is already tomorrow in Australia, so the item is dated 1st January 2012! ‘… Two Sea Shepherd ships are struggling northward in the Southern Ocean through another storm, the anti-whaling group says. The […]

don’t kill moles! – don’t kill anything!

December 31, 2011

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Today (31st December), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘The rules for killing moles’. ‘… The Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996 outlaws beating and asphyxiation, but accepted methods include the use of traps, ferrets and gas. However those using the latter method are expected to consider if the action is necessary before pursuing such […]

Baroness Boothroyd sparks row over mass murder of moles

December 31, 2011

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Today (31st December), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Baroness Boothroyd says killing moles is “wonderful”‘. ‘… When Baroness Betty Boothroyd guest edited BBC Radio 4’s Today programme yesterday she had hoped to spark a serious debate about House of Lords reform – Instead the former House of Commons speaker incurred the wrath of […]

‘Bird flu virus kills Chinese man’

December 31, 2011

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Today (31st December), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Bird flu virus kills Chinese man’. ‘…  A Chinese man diagnosed with the country’s first case of bird flu in more than a year has died in the southern city of Shenzhen. The 39-year-old bus driver was admitted to hospital with pneumonia but tested positive […]

‘U.S. meat and poultry consumption to decline in 2012’

December 31, 2011

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Yesterday (30th December), One Green Planet posted a short news item on their web-site titled ‘U.S. meat and poultry consumption to decline in 2012’. ‘… Great news to end the year with! A sharp drop in U.S. domestic meat and poultry consumption is expected in 2012. According to USDA forecasts, the average American will consume […]

‘Cotswold Huntsman … convicted of racial abuse’

December 31, 2011

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Yesterday (30th December), the Hunt Saboteurs Association (HSA) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Cotswold Huntsman Alan Morgan convicted of racial abuse’. ‘… Protect Our Wild Animals has today been informed that, following incidents at a meet in February and complaints to the police, the Huntsman of the Cotswold Vale Farmers Foxhounds has […]

‘Sea Shepherd mission hampered by wild seas’

December 30, 2011

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Today (30th December), an item was posted on the Australian ABC News web-site titled ‘Sea Shepherd mission hampered by wild seas’, consisting of a short interview with Captain Paul Watson of the Steve Irwin. ‘… PETER CAVE: The Sea Shepherd anti-whaling group has suffered a serious blow to its campaign in the Southern Ocean, with […]

‘Coalition faces court fight over refusal to ban circus animals’

December 30, 2011

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Today (30th December), an item was posted on independent.co.uk titled ‘Coalition faces court fight over refusal to ban circus animals’. ‘… Animal welfare groups threaten legal action after the Government’s broken promise – Animal welfare groups are considering launching a High Court challenge to the Coalition’s refusal to ban wild animals in British circuses. The […]

‘Apes “gamble like humans by calculating odds”‘

December 30, 2011

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Today (30th December), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Apes “gamble like humans by calculating odds”‘. ‘… Research indicates that the animals are also able to calculate the odds before taking risks. Experts observed apes as they gambled using upturned cups concealing pieces of chopped banana. Given the choice of a safe bet of […]

‘Eat meat on feast days only to fight obesity, says adviser’

December 30, 2011

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Today (30th December), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Eat meat on feast days only to fight obesity, says adviser’. ‘… Meat should be eaten only on feast days, to prevent obesity and climate change, according to a government adviser – Tim Lang, professor of food policy at City University, London, said meat consumption […]

US: ‘Butterball turkey raid: factory farm hit by county sheriffs after undercover video reveals cruelty’

December 30, 2011

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Yesterday (29th December), an item was posted in the ‘Food’ section on the Huffington Post titled ‘Butterball turkey raid: factory farm hit by county sheriffs after undercover video reveals cruelty’, which includes video footage. ‘… County sheriffs in North Carolina raided a Butterball turkey raising facility this morning to investigate claims of animal cruelty, after […]

‘Chimpanzees seem to know what’s on other chimps’ minds’

December 29, 2011

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Today (29th December), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Chimpanzees seem to know what’s on other chimps’ minds’. ‘… Humans may not be alone in having insight into the minds of others, a chimpanzee study suggests – Chimpanzees moving through the forest take into account other chimps’ ignorance or knowledge of a threat when […]

‘Last battery hen given a new home’

December 29, 2011

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Today (29th December), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Last battery hen given a new home’. ‘… Liberty [hen] rehomed by charity before ban abolishing battery cage system comes into effect on 1 January – A chicken described as Britain’s “last battery hen” has been given a new home, marking the end of an […]

US: ‘FDA draws criticism after U-turn on antibiotics in animal feed’

December 29, 2011

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Today (29th December), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘FDA draws criticism after U-turn on antibiotics in animal feed’. ‘… Environmental groups dismayed after agency drops long-held plan to regulate use of human antibiotics fed to healthy animals – Environmental and consumer groups have condemned the US Food and Drug Administration’s move to renege […]

‘Elephant poaching: “Record year” for ivory seizures’

December 29, 2011

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Today (29th December), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Elephant poaching: “Record year” for ivory seizures’. ‘… More elephant tusks were seized in 2011 than in any year since 1989, when the ivory trade was banned, international wildlife trade group Traffic says. The group said elephants have had a “horrible year”, […]

‘Sea Shepherd anti-whaling boat damaged by wave’

December 29, 2011

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Today (29th December), a news item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Sea Shepherd anti-whaling boat damaged by wave’. ‘… The anti-whaling vessel has been damaged by a wave while chasing the Japanese whaling fleet off Antarctica – A conservationist group’s boat that was chasing a Japanese whaling vessel off Antarctica was seriously damaged by a […]

‘Charity criticises delay in implementing snaring regulations’

December 29, 2011

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Yesterday (28th December), the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Charity criticises delay in implementing snaring regulations’. ‘… A leading animal welfare charity has described the delay in implementing new snaring regulations in Scotland as a “farce”. Much of the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act, which was […]

‘Don’t donate…go vegan’

December 29, 2011

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Yesterday (28th December), an item was posted on the US Roanoke Vegan Examiner web-site titled ‘Don’t donate…go vegan’. ‘… Yesterday I was very shocked to have received a barrage of “newsletters” from several major nonhuman animal organizations.   One common factor in all of these was the incessant plea for donations.  I find these requests to […]