Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2012«

‘Gulf’s dolphins pay heavy price for Deepwater oil spill’

March 31, 2012

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Today (31st March), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Gulf’s dolphins pay heavy price for Deepwater oil spill’. ‘… New studies show impact of BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster on dolphins and other marine wildlife may be far worse than feared – A new study of dolphins living close to the site of North America’s […]

‘Gunther von Hagens’ Body Worlds technique applied to animals’

March 31, 2012

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Today (31st March), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Gunther von Hagens’ Body Worlds technique applied to animals’. ‘… Controversial anatomist returns to UK with new show based on plastination process – Animal Inside Out – decade ago, Gunther von Hagens brought his ghoulish travelling show of preserved humans, Body Worlds, to the UK. […]

Earth Hour: today, 31st March, 8.30pm-9.30pm

March 31, 2012

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Today (31st March) is Earth Hour, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) asks you to switch off your lights for an hour, on the last Saturday of March every year, coinciding with the equinox, to take a stand against climate change. ‘… Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments […]

‘Protest at Highgate Farm against breeding rabbits for research’

March 31, 2012

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Today (31st March), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Protest at Highgate Farm against breeding rabbits for research’. ‘… Animal rights campaigners have gathered outside a Lincolnshire farm which breeds rabbits for research. Highgate Farm, at Normanby-by-Spital, near Market Rasen, has previously been attacked by arsonists. The campaigners have accused the […]

demo. against Highgate Farm: today, 31st March

March 31, 2012

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Today (31st March), protesters will be demonstrating against Highgate Farm in Lincolnshire, which breeds rabbits for the horrific animal-testing industry. Some details are posted on the Veggies Animal Rights calendar: ‘… Activists from the North, Midlands and elsewhere will be converging for a demonstration against this animal lab breeder at Highgate Farm, Highgate Lane, Normanby-by-Spital, […]

Bulgaria to start mass culling of stray dogs: email NOW and protest

March 31, 2012

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Yesterday (30th March), an item was posted on the Serbian Animals Voice blog titled ‘Bulgaria: 30/03/12 – Mass killing of stray dogs to start immediately. EU money for stray dogs programme is going elsewhere! – Please send e-mails now’. ‘… *** URGENT ACTION REQUIRED *** 30/03/2012 Bulgaria, Please STOP Mass killing of stray dogs! You […]

‘The language of vegan food’

March 31, 2012

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Yesterday (30th March), an item was posted on the Intellectualyst web-site titled ‘The language of vegan food’, written by Professor Rhea Parsons. ‘… “You are what you eat.” We have all heard that saying. I eat whole foods that are healthy and natural – fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. I […]

fab. vegan recipe of the day: ‘Chickpea souffle’

March 30, 2012

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Today (30th March), an item was posted by Rossella on the veganwiz web-site titled ‘Chickpea souffle’, which includes a fab. vegan recipe. ‘… It’s true, the heat is moving forward! I decided to use the reserves of cooked chickpeas I had in my fridge and prepare these little soufflé… You should know  I love preparations […]

‘Advocates ask Amazon.com to stop caviar sales’ – sign e-petition NOW

March 30, 2012

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Today (30th March), One Green Planet posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Advocates ask Amazon.com to stop caviar sales’. ‘… This week, WildEarth Guardians and Friends of Animals requested that Amazon.com halt the sale of caviar and other products derived from fifteen imperiled species of fish in the sturgeon family. These fish have […]

‘EU set to ban shark finning’

March 30, 2012

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Today (30th March), an item was posted on the One Green Planet web-site titled ‘EU set to ban shark finning’. ‘… The horrific practice of fishermen removing shark fins, then throwing the shark back in the ocean to die will no longer be allowed within the EU! Fishermen in EU waters and all EU-registered boats […]

‘Farm animal populations continue to grow worldwide’

March 30, 2012

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Today (30th March), One Green Planet posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Farm animal populations continue to grow worldwide’. ‘… Although the demand for meat seems to have peaked in the U.S., farm animal populations continue to increase worldwide. And the implications are unsettling to say the least. Last year, we reported that U.S. […]

‘Study follows salmonella path from animal to human’

March 30, 2012

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Today (30th March), a news item was posted on thepigsite.com titled ‘Study follows salmonella path from animal to human’. ‘… IOWA, US – Faculty from Iowa State’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Michigan State University did a study on the link between lesions in pig carcasses and contamination of the same carcasses with salmonella. “We […]

US: ‘Starbucks isn’t alone: 10 examples of bugs [insects] in supposedly vegan food’

March 30, 2012

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Today (30th March), an item was posted on rawstory.com titled ‘Starbucks isn’t alone: 10 examples of bugs in supposedly vegan food’. ‘… Vegan and vegetarian Starbucks aficionados are aghast at recent revelations that the company replaced an artificial dye in its Strawberry Frappucino with cochineal extract. The dye, an approved food additive, is made from […]

‘RSPCA to cut more than 130 jobs’

March 30, 2012

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Today (30th March), an item was posted on independent.co.uk titled ‘RSPCA to cut more than 130 jobs’. ‘… The RSPCA warned today that it will have to shed more than 130 jobs in the face of rising costs and increasing numbers of animals being abandoned during the economic downturn. The charity said it is under […]

RSPCA: ‘Lab animal welfare is still at risk after government debate’

March 30, 2012

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Today (30th March), the RSPCA posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Lab animal welfare is still at risk after government debate’. ‘… We are “seriously worried” about details of new UK law – RSPCA scientists are ‘seriously worried’ after details of a new law on animal experiments that could affect millions of UK laboratory […]

‘More than 30 homes visited during RSPCA’s badger crime crackdown’

March 30, 2012

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Today (30th March), an item was posted on politics.co.uk titled ‘More than 30 homes visited during RSPCA’s badger crime crackdown’. ‘… Charity’s inspectors out as part of Operation Meles – RSPCA inspectors have already visited more than 30 homes in England and Wales as part of a proactive crackdown on alleged badger crime. The inspectors […]

Bradford, West Yorkshire: ‘Keighley man faces jail over “horror” badger baiting’

March 30, 2012

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Today (30th March), a news item was posted on the web-site of the Telegraph & Argus titled ‘Keighley man faces jail over “horror” badger baiting’. ‘… Magistrates have warned a Keighley man he faces being sent to jail for a “horrendous” case of badger baiting after he admitted causing his dog to fight the animals. […]

‘WIN! U.S. Naval center stops abusing ferrets’

March 30, 2012

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Yesterday (29th March), an item was posted on the web-site of One Green Planet titled ‘WIN! U.S. Naval center stops abusing ferrets’. ‘… PETA may be known for their national and global campaigns, but their most recent victory comes from their home region of Hampton Roads, Virginia. The Naval Medical Center Portsmouth was using ferrets […]

UK E.Coli epidemic: food animals and over-use of antibiotics in food animals

March 30, 2012

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Yesterday (29th March), an item was posted on thepigsite.com titled ‘E.Coli warning from excessive antibiotic use’. ‘… UK – In a report published today, the Soil Association warns there is now overwhelming evidence that the excessive use of antibiotics on UK livestock farms is contributing to the rise of drug resistance in human E. coli […]

‘Infographic: meat is killing us’

March 30, 2012

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Yesterday (29th March), One Green Planet posted an informative American infographic on their web-site titled ‘Infographic: meat is killing us’. The infographic presents data on subjects like ‘pink slime’ and the increased risk of heart disease and cancer from eating red and processed meats. View the infographic and add your comment online at www.onegreenplanet.org/news/infographic-meat-is-killing-us/ .