Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2012«

‘Badger cull is a U-turn-in-waiting’

May 31, 2012

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Today (31st May), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Badger cull is a U-turn-in-waiting’. ‘… From Wednesday’s U-turn on buzzard control, let’s return to that U-turn-in-waiting, the government’s barmy badger cull in England. It is intended to curb the serious problem of TB in cattle. But there’s already a formidable case against the proposals […]

Prof. Gary Francione: ‘Moral concern, moral impulse, and logical argument in Animal Rights advocacy’

May 31, 2012

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Today (31st May), Professor Gary Francione posted a long essay in the blog on his The Abolitionist Approach web-site titled ‘Moral concern, moral impulse, and logical argument in Animal Rights advocacy’. Professor Francione is a vegan and Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University School of […]

‘BUAV raises concerns about the use of stray cats and dogs in experiments’

May 31, 2012

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Yesterday (30th May), the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘BUAV raises concerns about the use of stray cats and dogs in experiments’. ‘… The BUAV is alarmed by the Government’s proposal to end the current protection granted to stray domestic animals, such as cats […]

new cookbook: ‘350 best vegan recipes’

May 30, 2012

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Today (30th May), an item was posted on the Canadian web-site brandonsun.com titled ‘Eating plant-based vegan diet prompts new cookbook with unusual fare’, which includes a recipe for almond milk and is about the new cookbook 350 best vegan recipes. ‘… In some circles, vegans are considered the purists of the vegetarian world because of […]

‘Buzzard capture plans abandoned after “public concerns”‘

May 30, 2012

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Today (30th May), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Buzzard capture plans abandoned after “public concerns”‘. ‘… Plans which could have allowed some gamekeepers in England to capture buzzards and destroy their nests in order to stop them eating pheasants have been abandoned. Ministers said they would look at other ways […]

‘Leading UK charities launch new web-site to help tourists avoid animal cruelty abroad’

May 30, 2012

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Today (30th May), the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Leading UK charities launch new web-site to help tourists avoid animal cruelty abroad’. ‘… Leading animal welfare charities, MPs, and species experts gathered for the launch of www.RIGHT-tourism.org – a new website to help tourists avoid supporting animal […]

‘Tuna contaminated with Fukushima radiation found in California’

May 30, 2012

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Yesterday (29th May), a news item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Tuna contaminated with Fukushima radiation found in California’. ‘… Bluefin tuna contaminated with radiation believed to be from Fukushima Daiichi turned up off the coast of California just five months after the Japanese nuclear plant suffered meltdown last March, US scientists said. Tiny amounts […]

new book: ‘Beyond human, from animality to transhumanism’

May 29, 2012

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Today (29th May), an item was posted on oxfordanimalethics.com, the web-site of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, titled ‘New collection on transhumanism’. This is about a new book called Beyond human, from animality to transhumanism. ‘… Two Centre Fellows, Dr Steven Shakespeare and Dr Claire Molloy (with Charlie Blake) have edited a new collection […]

‘BUAV welcomes confirmation of a legislative ban on the use of great apes in laboratories in the UK’

May 29, 2012

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Today (29th May), the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘BUAV welcomes confirmation of a legislative ban on the use of great apes in laboratories in the UK’. ‘… The BUAV has welcomed confirmation from the Government that it will enforce a legislative ban on […]

‘ECEAE granted leave to intervene on another REACH animal testing case’

May 29, 2012

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Today (29th May), the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘ECEAE granted leave to intervene on another REACH animal testing case’. ‘… The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE), for which the BUAV is the secretariat, has been granted leave to intervene on another […]

‘Brighton MP Caroline Lucas signs Cruelty Free International pledge to end animal testing for cosmetics’

May 29, 2012

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Yesterday (28th May), the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Brighton MP Caroline Lucas signs Cruelty Free International pledge to end animal testing for cosmetics’. ‘…  Caroline Lucas, Leader of the Green Party and MP for Brighton Pavilion, has signed the international petition for a […]

‘Short-haired bumblebee reintroduced into Britain’

May 28, 2012

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Today (28th May), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Short-haired bumblebee reintroduced into Britain’. ‘… A species of bee extinct in the United Kingdom for almost a quarter of a century has been reintroduced to the wild – Around 100 short-haired bees (Bombus subterraneus) were brought across from Sweden to repopulate areas where it […]

‘National march and rally against vivisection at Newcastle University’s laboratories’

May 28, 2012

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Yesterday (27th May), Manchester Animal Action posted an item on their web-site titled ‘National march and rally against vivisection at Newcastle University’s laboratories’. ‘… Yesterday saw the attendance of 60–70 activists from all over the UK for the National March and Rally against Newcastle’s Death Labs.  As you may know, if you have been following the […]

UK: appalling death toll of horses during or after races

May 27, 2012

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Today (27th May), an article was published in The Sunday Times newspaper (on p 8 of the News section) titled ’20 mounts of leading jockey die in 5 years’. ‘…A P McCOY, the top jockey whose mount Synchronised died in the Grand National, has had19 other horses die during or immediately after races since 2007, […]

‘British veal poised for an “ethical” comeback’

May 27, 2012

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Today (27th May), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘British veal poised for an “ethical” comeback’. ‘… TV farmer Jimmy Doherty promotes revival of rose veal to prevent ‘useless’ male dairy calves being shot at birth – As far as reputation goes, it’s up there with foie gras and shark’s fin. But a decade […]

‘How EU farming policies led to a collapse in Europe’s bird population’

May 27, 2012

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Yesterday (26th May), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘How EU farming policies led to a collapse in Europe’s bird population’. ‘… New survey shows devastation to farmland birds caused by policies – and experts can see no sign of improvement – They have entranced generations with the beauty of their songs and glimpses […]

today’s fab. vegan recipe: ‘Roasted beet and grapefruit salad’

May 26, 2012

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Today (26th May), veganLaura posted a fab. vegan recipe on her Delightfully Vegan web-site titled ‘Roasted beet and grapefruit salad’. ‘… I think it is fair to say I am OBSESSED with salads.  And grapefruit.  I love thinking of different toppings and food combinations to plop on top of my bed of greens, and usually […]

Canadian premiere of ‘Confessions of an eco-terrorist’: today, 25th May

May 25, 2012

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Today (25th May), the Canadian premiere of new documentary film ‘Confessions of an eco-terrorist’ will be held at the University of Toronto, and Peter Brown, the creator of the film, will be speaking. The film is about Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Details at http://my.seashepherd.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=203&cid=1&ceid=428&cerid=0&cdt=5%2f25%2f2012 View trailer and read more on […]

‘EU urged to take action on improving cow welfare’

May 25, 2012

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Today (25th May), an item was posted on thebeefsite.com titled ‘EU urged to take action on improving cow welfare’. ‘… EU – At its meeting in Paris, the World Animal Health Organization (OIE) adopted recommendations for the welfare of beef cattle, Eurogroup urges the European Union to follow suit and propose EU rules to protect […]

review of new cookbook: ‘Grilling vegan style’

May 24, 2012

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Today (24th May), a review was posted on epicurious.com titled ‘Vegan grilling recipes’, which is about new cookbook Grilling vegan style written by John Schlimm. The review includes links to three recipes. ‘… John Schlimm’s new cookbook, Grilling Vegan Style, opens with an introduction to grilling basics (safety, types of grills, direct heat versus indirect […]