Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2012«

‘Animal rights spark new cultural war in China’

June 30, 2012

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Today (30th June), an item was posted on Canadian thestar.com titled ‘Animal rights spark new cultural war in China’. ”… BEIJING—Amid the clamour of a hectic outdoor farmer’s market, a German shepherd puppy stares through the wires of his filthy cage, a rusted coop he shares with three other dogs. Hidden deep in the mountains […]

‘California takes foie gras off the menu’

June 30, 2012

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Today (30th June), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘California takes foie gras off the menu, but some chefs say ban is a bit rich’. ‘… Animal rights protesters celebrate, but some accuse California of hypocrisy in enacting bill proposed by Schwarzenegger in 2004 – At Mélisse in Santa Monica, diners were preparing Saturday […]

‘”Zombie chicken” animal welfare ad: Does Dutch video viral campaign make you think twice about eating chicken?’

June 30, 2012

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Yesterday (29th June), an item was posted on mirror.co.uk titled ‘”Zombie chicken” animal welfare ad: Does Dutch video viral campaign make you think twice about eating chicken?’. ‘… 25 second clip shows chicken breasts, thighs and legs escape their packaging and reassemble into a scraggy carcass – A Dutch animal welfare organisation has released a […]

‘Fires threaten to “extinguish” critical Indonesian orangutan population’

June 29, 2012

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Today (29th June), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Fires threaten to “extinguish” critical Indonesian orangutan population’. ‘… Conservationists claim a massive new wave of fires has been set in Tripa peat swamp to make way for palm oil plantations – The world’s densest population of orangutans is set to be “extinguished” by a […]

EU: ‘CAP moves towards animal welfare as a priority’

June 29, 2012

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Today (29th June), Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘CAP moves towards animal welfare as a priority’. ‘… The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a system of European Union agricultural subsidies and programmes. It is funded by EU taxpayers. The aim of the CAP is to provide farmers […]

‘Olympics opening ceremony: Danny Boyle reassures Peta over animal usage’

June 29, 2012

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Today (29th June), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Olympics opening ceremony: Danny Boyle reassures Peta over animal usage’. ‘… 12 horses, three cows, nine geese, two goats and 70 sheep among participants in Isles of Wonder-themed event – The director of the London 2012 opening ceremony, Danny Boyle, has moved to assuage concerns […]

‘Detained anti-whaling activist urges Costa Rica to drop charges’

June 28, 2012

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Today (28th June), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Detained anti-whaling activist urges Costa Rica to drop charges’. ‘… Paul Watson, who is awaiting extradition decision for alleged navigational infringement, says case is ‘highly political’ – Captain Paul Watson, the flamboyant head of marine enforcement group Sea Shepherd and star of Discovery channel series […]

Africa: ‘Gabon burns ivory stockpiles’

June 28, 2012

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Yesterday (27th June), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Gabon burns ivory stockpiles’. ‘… Act intended to send a strong signal to poachers that the nation is committed to tackling the illegal wildlife trade – Gabon burned its government-held stockpile of ivory today to mark the country’s commitment to combat poaching and illegal wildlife […]

fab. vegan recipe of the day: ‘Summertime lentil salad with mango & raw papaya’

June 27, 2012

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Today (27th June), Meenakshi posted an item on her Masala Art recipe blog titled ‘Summertime lentil salad with mango & raw papaya. Just because’, which includes a fab. vegan recipe. ‘… I remember my grandmother making lentil and cucumber salad when I was little…soaked yellow moong dal (green gram) with grated coconut, lemon juice and […]

Australia: ‘Woman wearing nothing but lettuce urges veganism’

June 27, 2012

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Today (27th June), a news item was posted on New Zealand television web-site tvnz.co.nz titled ‘Woman wearing nothing but lettuce urges veganism’. ‘… A young woman dressed only in lettuce leaves has braved Brisbane rain to encourage veganism. Brittany Perkins, 18, a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) activist, drew plenty of curiosity […]

animal experiments: ‘BUAV welcomes UK Government change in position regarding the use of stray cats and dogs’

June 27, 2012

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Today (27th June), the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘BUAV welcomes UK Government change in position regarding the use of stray cats and dogs’. ‘… The BUAV is delighted to report the latest development regarding our campaign to prevent the use of stray cats […]

‘5 ways you can help Animals Asia end bear bile farming’

June 26, 2012

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Today (26th June), an item was posted on the One Green Planet web-site titled ‘5 ways you can help Animals Asia end bear bile farming’, written by Maya Gottfried of Animals Asia. ‘… Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and […]

Taiwan: complaints about horrific animal abuse at slaughterhouses

June 26, 2012

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Today (26th June), an item was posted on taipeitimes.com titled ‘Animal abuse at slaughterhouses draws ire’. ‘… A seven-minute video showing cows at two slaughterhouses being severely beaten, having large quantities of water pumped into their stomachs, having their nostrils pierced with iron wire and being tied up to prevent them from struggling was revealed […]

‘Greenland serving whale meat dishes to tourists’

June 26, 2012

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Today (26th June), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Greenland serving whale meat dishes to tourists’. ‘… Availability shows Greenland is catching more than it needs to meet requirements of local people, say campaigners – Whales caught under rules allowing hunting by local people for their own food needs are being served in dishes […]

US: ‘Female zoo keeper charged with animal cruelty after euthanising wallaby and dumping it in a bin’

June 26, 2012

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Today (26th June), a news item was posted on dailymail.co.uk titled ‘Female zoo keeper charged with animal cruelty after euthanising wallaby and dumping it in a bin’. ‘… A Virginia zoo keeper has been charged with animal cruelty after she euthanised a wallaby and dumped it in a rubbish bin. Reston Zoo director Meghan Mogensen, […]

CAPS: ‘One year since Parliamentary debate on animal circuses and still no ban’

June 26, 2012

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Yesterday (25th June), the Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS) posted an item on their web-site titled ‘One year since Parliamentary debate on animal circuses and still no ban’. ‘… For those of you that have followed our work for some time, you may know that the 23rd June 2011 was an important day for the […]

UK: ‘Foie gras is torture in a tin. It’s time for a ban’

June 26, 2012

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Yesterday (25th June), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Foie gras is torture in a tin. It’s time for a ban’, written by Steven Berkoff, the famous British writer, actor and director. ‘… California is about to become the first state in the US to ban foie gras. Britain should follow its lead – […]

‘Badger cull “not legal or scientific”, high court will hear’

June 25, 2012

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Today (25th June), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Badger cull “not legal or scientific”, high court will hear’. ‘… Badger Trust to make high court challenge to planned cull, and argue that NFU had ‘undue influence’ on government’s decision – The bitter battle over the government’s plan to kill thousands of badgers reaches […]

‘Legal victory for Sea Shepherd U.K. today in the British court’

June 25, 2012

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Today (25th June), the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Legal victory for Sea Shepherd U.K. today in the British court’. ‘… Sea Shepherd, Sea Shepherd U.K. and Captain Paul Watson have won the lawsuit filed by Fish and Fish that was filed in response to the release of […]

‘Call for urgent action for Europe’s farmed pigs’

June 25, 2012

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Today (25th June), a news item was posted on themeatsite.com titled ‘Call for urgent action for Europe’s farmed pigs’. ‘… EU – Keith Taylor, Green MEP for South East England, has called on Agriculture Ministers across the EU to implement legislation that will improve the lives of Europe’s pigs. In response to a question from […]