Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2013«

fox hunting: ‘The law doesn’t change just because you’re on horseback’

January 31, 2013

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Today (31st January), an item was posted on the web-site of The Spectator titled ‘The law doesn’t change just because you’re on horseback’, written by commentator Rod Liddle and dated 2nd February. ‘… I’ve just sent off a cheque to the RSPCA in the hope that they will put it towards the costs of bringing […]

‘EU proposes to ban insecticides linked to bee decline’

January 31, 2013

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Today (31st January), a news item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘EU proposes to ban insecticides linked to bee decline’. ‘… Three neonicotinoids, the world’s most widely used insecticides would be forbidden across the continent for two years – Insecticides linked to serious harm in bees could be banned from use on flowering crops in […]

US: ‘The last thousand research chimpanzees must not be forgotten’

January 31, 2013

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Today (31st January), an item was posted on the US Psychology Today web-site titled ‘The last thousand research chimpanzees must not be forgotten’, written by Professor Marc Bekoff. ‘… Following up on the good news that research chimpanzees are likely finally to gain the protection and respect they so dearly deserve (see also) and be retired […]

‘EU set to ban animal testing for cosmetics forever’

January 30, 2013

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Today (30th January), the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘EU set to ban animal testing for cosmetics forever’. ‘… After over 20 years of campaigning, ethical beauty retailer The Body Shop and non-profit organisation Cruelty Free International are finally celebrating the end to animal […]

MP speaks out against imports of non-welfare compliant pork

January 30, 2013

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Today (30th January), a press release was issued and posted on politicshome.com, titled ‘MP calls for action on illegal pork’. ‘… This evening (Wednesday 30 January 2013), MP South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon will lead a debate in the House of Commons calling on Ministers to do more to support the UK’s hard-pressed pig farmers, […]

‘RSPCA vows to keep up hunt prosecution pressure’

January 30, 2013

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Today (30th January), an item was posted on thisissomerset.co.uk titled ‘RSPCA vows to keep up hunt prosecution pressure’. ‘… The RSPCA defiantly vowed to continue to prosecute hunts – and anyone it thinks has broken animal cruelty laws – after a day of sustained pressure from MPs and the Charities Commission. Pro-hunt MPs held a […]

‘”Apostles of cruelty” attack RSPCA in parliament’

January 30, 2013

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Yesterday (29th January), an item was posted on politics.co.uk titled ‘”Apostles of cruelty” attack RSPCA in parliament’. ‘… Prosecutions brought by the RSPCA against alleged animal abusers have [been] coming under attack today from pro-hunting MPs. Simon Hart, a former head of the pro-fox-hunting Countryside Alliance organisation, used a Westminster Hall debate in parliament to […]

‘Fight of the condor: Peru bull fiestas threaten future of rare Andean bird’

January 30, 2013

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Yesterday (29th January), a news item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Fight of the condor: Peru bull fiestas threaten future of rare Andean bird’. ‘… Dramatic Yawar festivals are designed to show the triumph of indigenous culture over colonial influence, but the number of condors injured and killed raises fears for the species’ survival – […]

US: ‘Florida’s war on snakes’

January 29, 2013

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Today (29th January), PeTA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) posted an item on the One Green Planet web-site titled ‘Florida’s war on snakes’. ‘… Right now, hundreds of “hunters” are combing the Florida Everglades, machetes in hand, finding discarded “pet” pythons and chopping their heads off. It’s a grim fate for the snakes, […]

US: ‘Sea Shepherd needs your help to save whales & help Captain Watson’

January 29, 2013

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Today (29th January), the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Sea Shepherd needs your help to save whales & help Captain Watson’. ‘… Conservation group launches two White House petitions; has 30 days to collect 100,000 signatures – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the world’s leading direct-action conservation non-profit, today has […]

‘Hedgehog population in dramatic decline’ – help hedgehogs NOW

January 29, 2013

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Today (29th January), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Hedgehog population in dramatic decline’. ‘… Once common, sightings of hedgehogs are becoming rare in the UK’s gardens, parks and hedgerows, say ecologists – Ecologists have published figures suggesting hedgehog numbers declined by over a third between 2003 and 2012 – a dramatic fall on […]

‘B&Q and Wickes pledge to withdraw products harmful to bees’

January 29, 2013

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Today (29th January), a news item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘B&Q and Wickes pledge to withdraw products harmful to bees’. ‘… The retailers will remove products containing neonicotinoids, which are linked to the decline in the bee population – Two of the UK’s biggest home improvement retailers have pledged to remove products from their […]

fab. vegan recipe of the day: ‘Asparagus and saffron biryani’

January 29, 2013

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Today (29th January), Vaishali posted a fab. vegan recipe on her Holy Cow! blog titled ‘Asparagus and saffron biryani’. ‘… Asparagus and saffron are both ingredients that pack a powerful love punch. Both have been prized for centuries as aphrodisiacs because they contain powerful, libido-stirring nutrients. Asparagus, besides being exquisitely delicious, also packs tons of […]

‘Swedish experts call for tax on meat’

January 29, 2013

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Today (29th January), Animal Aid posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Swedish experts call for tax on meat’. ‘… Agricultural experts in Sweden have called for a tax to be imposed on all meat products in the country and have suggested that such a levy should be adopted across the whole EU. Sweden’s […]

Essex pub. restaurant hosting horsemeat event

January 29, 2013

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Yesterday (28th January), a news item was posted on the web-site of the Daily Gazette titled ‘Pub backs a winner – by putting horse on menu’. ‘… SUPERMARKETS may still be reeling from the horse burger scandal but a Walton pub is cashing in – by putting the real thing on its menu. The Victory […]

‘Animal rights biggest social justice issue now’

January 28, 2013

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Today (28th January), an item was posted on thehindu.com titled ‘Animal rights biggest social justice issue now: Wollen’. ‘… He urges people to turn vegetarian, says knives, forks are real WMDs – Retired corporate high roller-turned-animal rights advocate Phillip Wollen has said that if meat were to be altogether eliminated from the human diet, the […]

‘Iran launches a monkey into space’

January 28, 2013

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Today (28th January), a news item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Iran launches a monkey into space – and fires warning about its ambitions’. ‘… Tehran claims monkey is safe and well after 250km trip into space but animal rights activists hit out at “cruel” treatment – Iran joined the international dash for space in […]

‘Good news for Zambia’s big cats as country bans trophy hunting’

January 28, 2013

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Today (28th January), an item was posted on the web-site of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) titled ‘Good news for Zambia’s big cats as country bans trophy hunting’. ‘… Around this time last year, the League was contacted by The Sun newspaper about an article they were writing about trophy hunting in Africa. I remember reading the article […]

‘What kind of vegetarian are you?’

January 28, 2013

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Today (28th January), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘What kind of vegetarian are you?’. ‘… Vegetarianism is becoming an ever-broader church. To those who avoid all flesh must be added lacto-ovo-pesce-pollo-vegetarians and a sizeable minority who admit to eating red meat. What sort are you? – ‘Tis January, the season of denial. Pubs […]

‘Horsemeat in burgers traced to Polish suppliers’

January 27, 2013

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Today (27th January), a news item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Horsemeat in burgers traced to Polish suppliers’. ‘… Irish government says raw material imported from Poland had up to 20% horse DNA – Polish suppliers were responsible for the horsemeat in beefburgers scandal which hit supermarkets including Tesco, the Irish government has revealed. Tests […]