Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2012«

US: ’10-foot puppy joins animal rights protest today’

April 30, 2012

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Today (30th April), an item was posted on focusdailynews.com titled ’10-foot puppy joins animal rights protest today’. ‘… DALLAS, Texas – American Meat Institute Expo attendees at the Dallas Convention Center will be served some serious food for thought – in a thought-provoking demonstration by the national animal rights organization Mercy For Animals that features […]

US: prosecutors hope to punish two pilots for harassing birds

April 30, 2012

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Today (30th April), an item was posted on HUFFPOST GREEN titled ‘Iowa’s Airborne Hunting Act violation slapped on low-flying pilots’. ‘… IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors hope to use a rarely enforced federal law to punish two Iowa pilots whose low flying disturbed thousands of resting migratory birds in a case that centers on […]

‘Celebrating 20 years of “Free the Animals”‘

April 30, 2012

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Today (30th April), an item was posted on HUFFPOST GREEN titled ‘Celebrating 20 years of Free the Animals‘, written by Bill Maher, a US TV host and comedian. ‘… Congratulations to PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk on the new release of her radicalizing book Free the Animals. For those of you who didn’t read the […]

vegan runner Fiona Oakes completes Sahara Desert marathon!

April 30, 2012

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Today (30th April), a news item was posted on the web-site of the Essex County Standard titled ‘Asheldham: Runner becomes first vegan to finish gruelling desert marathon’. ‘… A DENGIE [in Essex] runner has made history by becoming the first vegan to ever complete an epic 151 mile race across the Sahara desert. Fiona Oakes, […]

‘8 hours is more than enough!’: new publication on live animal export

April 30, 2012

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Today (30th April), an item was posted on titled ‘Animal welfare’, written by Adolfo Sansolini. ‘… A new publication on the animal welfare problems caused by long-distance live transport is now available in PDF format. A printed version will be available soon. I was glad to participate in the production of this new resource, ‘8 […]

‘It’s right to give animals rights’

April 30, 2012

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Today (30th April), an item was posted on the Huffington Post titled ‘It’s right to give animals rights’, written by Kimberly Tan, a student in the US. ‘… We live in a world marked by its gradual shift toward equality. From absolute monarchs deriving their power through the divine right theory of kingship to the […]

London: ‘Man caged for animal rights protest in Kingston’

April 30, 2012

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Today (30th April), a short news item was posted on thisislocallondon.co.uk titled  ‘Man caged for animal rights protest in Kingston’. ‘… This member of staff from Lush Cosmetics spent the entire working day cooped up in a tiny cage to protest against animal testing on a global scale. Chris Smith, dressed as a bunny, sat […]

‘London Mayoral candidates support BUAV Clean Up Cruelty campaign!’

April 30, 2012

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Today (30th April), the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) posted a brief item on their web-site titled ‘London Mayoral candidates support BUAV Clean Up Cruelty campaign!’. ‘… The BUAV has asked all the leading Mayoral candidates for London if they will commit to ending the use of animal tested cleaning products in […]

‘Bullfighting in Mexico: politicians due to vote on bill banning bloodthirsty sport’

April 30, 2012

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Today (30th April), an item was posted on the Huffington Post titled ‘Bullfighting in Mexico: politicians due to vote on bill banning bloodthirsty sport (PICTURES)’. ‘… Politicians in Mexico are due to vote on whether to ban bullfighting in the country, which has a 500-year-old tradition of the controversial sport. The sport, brought to the […]

US: ‘Push for animal-abuser registries grows’

April 30, 2012

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Today (30th April), a news item was posted on bostonglobe.com titled ‘Push for animal-abuser registries grows’. ‘… LANSING, Mich. – Those who batter, abuse, or kill dogs and cats would get the same public scorn as sex offenders in bills introduced in legislatures throughout the United States. Online registries for convicted animal abusers already have […]

‘Businessman had images of animal pornography’

April 30, 2012

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Today (30th April), a news item was posted on thenorthernecho.co.uk titled ‘Businessman had images of animal pornography’. ‘… A PERVERT caught with hundreds of indecent images of children and extreme pornography involving animals said he was carrying out research and planned to hand his findings to police. The excuse, once used by The Who guitarist […]

Animal Aid: the animal-testing industry and denial

April 30, 2012

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Today (30th April), Animal Aid posted an item on the home page of their web-site titled ‘Denial and animal experiments’. ‘… Among the speakers at Saturday’s World Day for Animals in Laboratories [WDAIL] rally and march in Birmingham was Animal Aid’s Scientific Consultant Dr Adrian Stallwood. The theme of his address was the state of […]

Scotland: ‘Dundee University used 47,000 animals for breeding and research in 2011’

April 30, 2012

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Today (30th April), an item was posted on thecourier.co.uk titled ‘Dundee University used 47,000 animals for breeding and research in 2011’. ‘… More than 47,000 animals were used for breeding and research at Dundee University last year – The university has released the details in answer to a freedom of information inquiry by a member […]

today’s fab. vegan recipe: ‘Butterscotch figgy bites’

April 29, 2012

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Today (29th April), Robin Robertson posted an item on veganplanet.blogspot.co.uk including a fab. vegan recipe for ‘Butterscotch figgy bites’. Robin is a veg*n cookbook author and columnist in the US; her published books include Quick-fix vegan, Party vegan and Vegan planet. ‘… Some of my favorite recipes have been developed on the fly.  Combine a […]

‘BEING VEGAN: A personal essay about veganism’

April 29, 2012

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Today (29th April), an item was posted on themindfulword.com titled ‘BEING VEGAN: A personal essay about veganism’, written by Bonnie Shulman, a writer and editor in Toronto, Canada. ‘… I wear a necklace that spells out the word vegan. People peer at it and ask me, “Are you vegan?” It seems like an odd question, […]

New Zealand: ‘NZ horses dead meat in Europe’

April 29, 2012

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Today (29th April), a long item was posted on nzherald.co.nz titled ‘NZ horses dead meat in Europe’. ‘… Times are tough in the New Zealand racing industry and when thoroughbreds don’t perform, their days are numbered. They are being stacked into cattle trucks for the long trip down to Gore, where a little-known abattoir slaughters […]

‘Slaughter of rhinos at record high’: “Poaching could lead to extinction by 2025”

April 29, 2012

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Today (29th April), a long item was posted on independent.co.uk titled ‘Slaughter of rhinos at record high’. ‘… Poaching could lead to extinction by 2025 – Rhinos are being killed in such unprecedented numbers that there are realistic fears they could be wiped from the face of the planet within a generation. If this happens, […]

India: ‘Coconut plucking could be monkey business in Kerala’

April 29, 2012

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Today (29th April), an item was posted on daijiworld.com titled ‘Coconut plucking could be monkey business in Kerala’. ‘… Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 29 (IANS): Can a monkey do a man’s job? Yes, when it comes to climbing tall coconut trees and plucking its fruits – a skill that has been hit by labour shortage, say the […]

‘Staffordshire fire vehicle equipped for animal rescues’

April 29, 2012

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Today (29th April), a short item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Staffordshire fire vehicle equipped for animal rescues’. ‘… A new all terrain vehicle to tackle woodland fires and animal rescues has come into service in Staffordshire. The vehicle carries 2000 litres of water, 100 litres of foam and can travel through […]

Birmingham: national march and rally for animals in laboratories

April 29, 2012

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Today (29th April), a news item was posted on nottingham.indymedia.org titled ‘World Day’, about the 2012 World Day march and rally for animals in laboratories held yesterday in Birmingham. ‘… Today[yesterday] in Birmingham, thousands of animal rights protesters (including groups from both Derby and Nottingham) gathered to march as part of World Day for Animals […]