Browsing All Posts published on »August, 2012«

Sea Shepherd skipper: ‘I must serve my clients, the whales’

August 31, 2012

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Today (31st August), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘I must serve my clients, the whales’, written by Sea Shepherd skipper Paul Watson. ‘… I can do that far better commanding the Sea Shepherd fleet than I can defending myself from bogus charges by Japan – Each year for the last eight years, I […]

Sea Shepherd skipper to stay at sea

August 31, 2012

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Today (31st August), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Paul Watson plans to stay at sea to avoid arrest’. ‘… The environmentalist says he plans to return to Sea Shepherd’s ships, where he can evade police arrest in international waters – Paul Watson, the fugitive head of international marine activism group Sea Shepherd who […]

US: ‘Animal activists tap Wall Street to change farm practices’

August 31, 2012

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Yesterday (30th August), a news item was posted on reuters.com titled ‘Animal activists tap Wall Street to change farm practices’. ‘… (Reuters) – The Humane Society of the United States has bought shares in four major financial services companies in a bid to use shareholder pressure to force two of the nation’s largest pork producers […]

‘Delay badger cull until EU review, urge campaigners’

August 30, 2012

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Today (30th August), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Delay badger cull until EU review, urge campaigners’. ‘… Actors and celebrities sign open letter calling for a delay to the autumn cull until the EU has a chance to review the case – The UK should delay its plan to kill thousands of badgers […]

‘US seeks to block challenge by animal rights group’

August 30, 2012

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Today (30th August), a news item was posted on businessweek.com titled ‘US seeks to block challenge by animal rights group’. ‘… BOSTON (AP) — The federal government asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of animal rights activists who say a rarely used 2006 law has a chilling effect on […]

‘Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson vows to keep on fighting against whalers and poachers’

August 30, 2012

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Today (30th August), an item was posted on THE VOICE OF RUSSIA web-site titled ‘Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson vows to keep on fighting against whalers and poachers’. ‘… Radical ecologist, founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Captain Paul Watson, made an online statement Tuesday, claiming his innocence on charges of being an […]

‘Tiny Pacific island nations create world’s largest marine parks’

August 30, 2012

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Today (30th August), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Tiny Pacific island nations create world’s largest marine parks’. ‘… Cook Islands and New Caledonia place nearly 2.5 million square kilometres of south Pacific Ocean under protection – Two of the world’s smallest countries are to place nearly 2.5 million square kilometres of south Pacific […]

Afghanistan: ‘UK forces back animal welfare drive in Lashkar Gah’

August 30, 2012

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Today (30th August), the MoD (UK Ministry of Defence) posted an item on their web-site titled ‘UK forces back animal welfare drive in Lashkar Gah’. ‘… British soldiers from the King’s Royal Hussars have been championing an Afghan Government programme aimed at improving animal welfare in Lashkar Gah. The community outreach programme is being run […]

Animal Aid: ‘Pig welfare in the spotlight’

August 30, 2012

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Today (30th August), Animal Aid posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Pig welfare in the spotlight’. ‘… The ‘high welfare standards’ of pigs reared under the Red Tractor scheme have been called into question after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned three adverts that trumpeted standards on British pig farms. The adverts were […]

Animal Aid: ‘Choose meat-free to feed the world’

August 30, 2012

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Today (30th August), Animal Aid posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Choose meat-free to feed the world’. ‘… As news of a looming global food crisis hits the headlines, leading water scientists have announced that people all over the world might be forced to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle in order to cope with future […]

‘World Bank issues hunger warning after droughts in US and Europe’ – so go vegan and save lives!

August 30, 2012

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Today (30th August), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘World Bank issues hunger warning after droughts in US and Europe’. ‘… Damage to crop harvests from exceptionally dry weather this year raises sharply the Bank’s food price index – The World Bank issued a global hunger warning last night after severe droughts in the […]

fab. vegan recipe of the day: ‘BBQ Hasselback tofu’

August 29, 2012

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Today (29th August), vegan food pofessional Kathy Patalsky posted a fab. new vegan recipe on her lunchboxbunch web-site titled ‘BBQ Hasselback tofu’, and she also suggests what to eat with it and provides links to the recipes – jalapeno ‘cheddar’ biscuits, cheezy saffron quinoa and broccoli, and a side of creamy vegan cole slaw… ‘… […]

‘Will we all be forced to be vegetarian by 2050?’

August 29, 2012

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Today (29th August), an item was posted on the One Green Planet web-site titled ‘Will we all be forced to be vegetarian by 2050?’. ‘… The world’s population may need to convert to a nearly vegetarian diet over the next 40 years to avoid catastrophic shortages, according to leading water scientists at the Stockholm International Water […]

‘Badger supporters seek to unite public against cull’

August 29, 2012

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Today (29th August), an item was posted on the Farmers Guardian web-site titled ‘Badger supporters seek to unite public against cull’. ‘… OPPONENTS of the badger cull policies due to commence in Gloucestershire and Somerset this autumn are stepping up their attempts to mobilise local opposition to the policy. The Badger Trust and badger groups […]

Somerset: ‘Badger vaccination starts as cull’s court date approaches’

August 29, 2012

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Today (29th August), a news item was posted on thisissomerset.co.uk titled ‘Badger vaccination starts as cull’s court date approaches’. ‘… A mass badger vaccination programme has begun in the area of a proposed cull, days before a vital legal challenge is heard. The four-year project, targeting badgers in West Somerset, is part of a plan […]

‘RSPCA concern over Gloucestershire badger deaths’

August 29, 2012

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Today (29th August), an item was posted on the BBC News web-site titled ‘RSPCA concern over Gloucestershire badger deaths’. ‘… The RSPCA is investigating the deaths of five badgers in Gloucestershire over concerns they were killed illegally. A passer-by discovered the carcases in Elmstone Hardwicke, near Cheltenham. The cause of death is not known. X-rays […]

Jenny Seagrove joins Four Paws campaign against cosmetics animal testing

August 29, 2012

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Today (29th August), an item was posted on london24.com titled ‘West End actress joins fight on animal testing cruelty’. ‘… London West End actress Jenny Seagrove is urging the public to support a campaign calling for an end to animal testing for cosmetics … The star, who is currently appearing in Noel Coward’s Volcano at […]

‘Great British Circus U-turn’

August 29, 2012

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Today (29th August), Animal Aid posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Great British Circus U-turn’. ‘… It has been confirmed that the Great British Circus will continue to use animals in its performances, despite recent news reports to the contrary. Last week, it was reported that the circus would no longer be using […]

Red Tractor ‘Telling Porkies’

August 29, 2012

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Today (29th August), Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Telling Porkies’. ‘… Adverts claiming Red Tractor-labelled pork is ‘high welfare’ have been banned following a complaint from Compassion to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The adverts, commissioned by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), which read: “PORK […]

fab. vegan recipe of the day: ‘Grilled apple pie with vanilla-coconut whipped cream’

August 28, 2012

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Today (28th August), Barb posted a fab. vegan recipe on her That was vegan? web-site titled ‘Grilled apple pie with vanilla-coconut whipped cream’, which is a delicious new take on the apple pie – hand-held apple pie ‘spring rolls’ that you dip in vanilla-coconut cream… ‘…  As summer winds down my thoughts begin to turn […]