Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2012«

‘Sale of animal-tested products to become illegal in Israel as 2013 rings in’

December 31, 2012

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Today (31st December), an item was posted on haaretz.com titled ‘Sale of animal-tested products to become illegal in Israel as 2013 rings in’. ‘… The law, originally passed in 2010, will go into effect at precisely midnight on New Year’s Eve 2012 … The sale and import of cosmetics and cleaning materials tested on animals […]

fab. vegan recipe of the day: ‘Snowball cookies’

December 30, 2012

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Today (30th December), Katie posted a fab. vegan recipe on her Chocolate-covered Katie web-site titled ‘Snowball cookies that melt in your mouth’. ‘… Yes, these cookies literally melt in your mouth. I know it’s past Christmas… But if you are anything like me, this doesn’t mean you’ve stopped eating the holiday cookies. I’ve made five more […]

sanctuary planned for captive dolphins

December 30, 2012

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Today (30th December), an item was published in The Sunday Times titled ‘Taste of freedom beckons Flipper’. ‘…  The firm that runs Alton Towers plans to create the first sea sanctuary for captive dolphins – A BRITISH company is to found the world’s first permanent dolphin sanctuary aimed at rehousing the captive animals that once […]

‘Sea Shepherd Australia welcomes former Greens leader Bob Brown to its Board of Directors’

December 30, 2012

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Today (30th December), the Sea Shepherd Society Conservation Society posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Sea Shepherd Australia welcomes former Greens leader Bob Brown to its Board of Directors’. ‘… “Sea Shepherd Australia is growing and becoming more active each year. Access to increased resources makes this possible. We have always maintained that […]

Mexico: ‘Mexico City animal cruelty cases can result in prison terms for abusers’

December 29, 2012

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Today (29th December), a brief item was posted in HUFFPOST GREEN titled ‘Mexico City animal cruelty cases can result in prison terms for abusers’. ‘… MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City lawmakers have approved prison terms for animal cruelty, previously considered a civil offense sanctioned with fines and detentions. The capital’s legislative assembly unanimously agreed […]

US: Animal Rights group payout to animal circus

December 29, 2012

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Yesterday (28th December), a brief item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Animal rights group settles lawsuit with Ringling’. ‘… Associated Press= WASHINGTON (AP) — An animal rights group will pay Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus $9.3 million to settle its part of a lawsuit stemming from claims the circus abused its elephants. The […]

‘Los Angeles: PETA’s 2012 City of the Year’

December 28, 2012

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Today (28th December), an item was posted on the web-site of PeTA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), titled ‘Los Angeles: PETA’s 2012 City of the Year’. ‘… For its outstanding advances in behalf of animals over the past 12 months, Los Angeles has been chosen as PETA’s City of the Year for 2012. […]

‘League welcomes Scottish air gun consultation’

December 28, 2012

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Yesterday (27th December), the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) issued a media release which they also posted on their web-site titled ‘Gunning for change’. ‘… LEAGUE WELCOMES SCOTTISH AIR GUN CONSULTATION – The League Against Cruel Sports today welcomed the Scottish Government’s consultation on air gun licensing. The consultation document contains a number of proposals […]

‘help save the hedgehog’

December 27, 2012

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Today (27th December), an item was posted on lancashiretelegraph.co.uk titled ‘East Lancashire animal lovers asked to help save the hedgehog’. ‘… NATURE lovers are being asked to be hedgehog-conscious this winter because of the dramatic decline the iconic British animal has seen in recent years. The mammals are now settling down to hibernate over the […]

‘Owen Patterson is a blood sports enthusiast who wants to repeal the Hunting Act’

December 27, 2012

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Today (27th December), an item was posted on the web-site of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) titled ‘Owen Patterson is a blood sports enthusiast who wants to repeal the Hunting Act’. (Owen Patterson is currently the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the UK.) ‘… Owen Patterson is a blood […]

‘”Boxing Day not Foxing Day”‘

December 27, 2012

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Yesterday (26th December), the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) issued a media release which they also posted on their web-site titled ‘”Boxing Day not Foxing Day”‘. ‘… Majority of public think bloodsports should remain a thing of the past – New polling shows majority of Great British public are still opposed to Hunting with Dogs. […]

fox hunting on the BBC on Boxing Day

December 27, 2012

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Yesterday (26th December), the BBC posted not one but four items on their news web-site and also broadcast three of them on their television news programmes, about fox hunting, the proposed repeal of the hunting act, fox hunts and Boxing Day fox-hunting meets but not, apparently, about the killing fields of Britain. Three of the […]

‘Vicious attack on hunt saboteur on foxhunt’s most prestigious day’

December 27, 2012

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Yesterday (26th December), the Hunt Saboteurs Association (HSA) issued a media release which they also posted on their web-site titled ‘Vicious attack on hunt saboteur on foxhunt’s most prestigious day’. ‘… A hunt saboteur has been viciously beaten by supporters of the South Down and Eridge Foxhunt during their prestigious Boxing Day meet at the […]

Britain: hunt saboteurs in action today, Boxing Day

December 26, 2012

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Today (26th December), as it is Boxing Day, fox hunts all over the country will be out trying to kill any foxes which they can find – including in Essex and Suffolk. Volunteer hunt saboteurs will also be out, trying to save  lives and record any wildlife crime. Boxing Day is an important day in […]

‘Former police officers monitoring Boxing Day fox hunts’

December 26, 2012

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Today (26th December), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Former police officers monitoring Boxing Day fox hunts’. ‘… Former police officers are being employed by animal rights campaigners to monitor fox hunts across the country today – The League Against Cruel Sports said it has spent more than £1million on professional investigators and former […]

International Pizza Punk Day: today, 26th December

December 26, 2012

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Today (26th December) is International Pizza Punk Day. The event is listed on the Veggies AR calendar: ‘… The 8th Annual International Pizza Punk Day dances in the ashes of Christmas (well, a day later), encouraging you to form local autonomous vegan pizza-making workshops and cultivate the skills of co-operation, mutual aid and free association. […]

‘Please don’t buy a “pet”, exotic or not, for someone else’

December 25, 2012

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Today (25th December), an item was posted on the US Psychology Today web-site titled ‘Please don’t buy a “pet”, exotic or not, for someone else’, written by Professor Marc Bekoff. ‘… It’s Christmas time and people all over the world are out buying presents for others. Just this morning I received a most disturbing email […]

‘Hathaway’s vegan costume for Les Mis’

December 25, 2012

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Today (25th December), an item was posted on vegnews.com titled ‘Hathaway’s vegan costume for Les Mis‘. ‘… The A-list actress had special cruelty-free accessories made to align with her vegan lifestyle – Les Misérables actress Anne Hathaway recently made headlines for sporting custom-made, knee-high, faux-leather Tom Ford boots on the red carpet at the premiere […]

fab. vegan recipe of the day: ‘Spinach & tofu fritters’

December 24, 2012

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Today (24th December), Andrea posted a fab. vegan recipe on her CHOCOLATE and BEYOND web-site titled ‘Spinach & tofu fritters’. ‘… Christmas breakfast is always given as much thought as Christmas dinner round our house, and in my first Christmas as a ‘declared’ vegan (last year I was just playing at it!), I have decided […]

Cambridgeshire: ‘”Despicable” raiders wreck home of animal charity’

December 24, 2012

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Today (24th December), a news item was posted on cambridge-news.co.uk titled ‘”Despicable” raiders wreck home of animal charity’. ‘… Raiders who targeted an animal charity wrecked the building causing thousands of pounds of damage. The “despicable” criminals broke into Wood Green Animal Shelter, in Chishill Road, Heydon. Nothing was taken during the break-in but the […]