Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2013«

fab. vegan recipe of the day: ‘Mediterranean layered hummus dip with pita chips’

February 28, 2013

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Today (28th February), Nancy M. posted a fab. vegan recipe on her Ordinary Vegan web-site titled ‘Ordinary Vegan’s Mediterranean layered hummus dip with pita chips’. ‘… Hummus doesn’t have to be boring anymore!  You can get some pre-packaged organic hummus and create this in 10 minutes. High protein and yummy!  Hope you enjoy it. Mediterranean […]

live animal export from Northern Ireland to Libya breaches EU Treaty

February 28, 2013

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Today (28th February), Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Live export boat docks in Libya’. ‘… A shipment of nearly 3,000 cattle arrived in Libya today after a nine day sea journey from Waterford Ireland, breaching an EU Treaty on animal welfare. Such live exports to Libya are […]

‘Cardiff University picketed over GM mouse experiments: “Agonisingly cruel and without medical benefit”‘

February 28, 2013

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Today (28th February), Animal Aid posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Cardiff University picketed over GM mouse experiments: “Agonisingly cruel and without medical benefit”‘. ‘…  * Animal Aid brands Cardiff University cancer research programme as ‘agonisingly cruel and medically useless’’ * Genetically modified mice riddled with tumours, suffer internal bleeding and fatal bladder […]

Body Shop and Leona Lewis support global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics

February 28, 2013

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Today (28th February), the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘The Body Shop together with their new brand activist Leona Lewis is supporting the Cruelty Free International global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics’. ‘… We are delighted to announce that The Body Shop […]

‘Badger cull return to Gloucestershire sparks new fury’

February 28, 2013

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Today (28th February), an item was posted on thisisgloucestershire.co.uk titled ‘Badger cull return to Gloucestershire sparks new fury’. ‘… A BADGER cull will go-ahead in the county this summer. The controversial move was announced by the Government yesterday. It will happen as early as June 1 and will run for a period of six weeks, […]

US: ‘Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals hands down ruling in favor of Japanese whale poachers’

February 28, 2013

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Yesterday (27th February), the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals hands down ruling in favor of Japanese whale poachers’. ‘… Sea Shepherd U.S. calls ruling a “bad decision,” says ICR are pirates of greed getting away with murder – In response to the Ninth […]

League Against Cruel Sports’ ‘reaction to summer 2013 badger cull’

February 28, 2013

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Yesterday (27th February), the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘League’s reaction to summer 2013 badger cull’. ‘… Pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire have been approved – The League Against Cruel Sports is saddened and outraged to hear that the Government has announced that the cull of thousands of […]

‘Dorset Wildlife Trust condemns badger cull’

February 27, 2013

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Today (27th February), the Dorset Wildlife Trust issued a media release which they also posted on their web-site titled ‘Dorset Wildlife Trust condemns badger cull’. ‘… Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) condemns a potential badger cull in the county, announced by Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson MP, as a reserve pilot cull area in case of problems […]

‘Badger culls: “a tragedy for Britain’s wildlife”, says Brian May

February 27, 2013

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Today (27th February), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Badger culls: “a tragedy for Britain’s wildlife”, says Brian May – video’. ‘… Brian May, Queen guitarist and animal welfare campaigner, discusses the pilot badger culls due to go ahead this summer in Gloucestershire and Somerset. May says the culls will not help farmers, but […]

Britain: ‘Badger cull announcement’ – mass cull to go ahead

February 27, 2013

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Today (27th February), Animal Aid posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Badger cull announcement’. ‘… The government has today affirmed its decision to allow a mass cull of badgers. The shooting will start in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset on June 1st. Dorset has been named as a ‘back-up’ area. Public opinion polls […]

‘Countdown to the ban that will end animal testing for new cosmetics in the EU!’

February 27, 2013

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Today (27th February), the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Countdown to the ban that will end animal testing for new cosmetics in the EU!’. ‘… With only two weeks to go until the import and sale of new animal tested cosmetics is set to be […]

new sow stall regulations: ‘EU takes action on non-compliant countries’

February 27, 2013

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Today (27th February), Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘EU takes action on non-compliant countries’. ‘… Having played a key role in the UK’s ban on sow stalls, Compassion welcomes the Commission taking firm action against those countries who continue to flout the ban. Despite having had since […]

‘EU fish discards deal welcomed by UK’

February 27, 2013

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Today (27th February), a news item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘EU fish discards deal welcomed by UK’. ‘… Agreement will end practice that resulted in up to two-thirds of healthy fish being dumped back in the sea dead – The UK government has hailed a “historic” EU agreement to introduce a blanket ban on […]

‘Europe split over fish discards ban’

February 26, 2013

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Today (26th February), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Europe split over fish discards ban’. ‘… Campaigners urge UK to support moves to end one quarter of all fish caught in European waters being dumped back into the sea – EU fishing reform campaigners have urged the Government to stand firmly behind a blanket […]

vegan farmer to lead Ahimsa Animal Project around UK

February 25, 2013

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Today (25th February), a news item was posted on lancashiretelegraph.co.uk titled ‘Rossendale team to address animal welfare’. ‘… A ROSSENDALE charity mission is set to visit 675 towns across the UK to highlight animal welfare. The Ahimsa Animal Project, led by vegan farmer Anand Ennis-Cole, from Water, will see 10 volunteers visit high streets, and […]

‘Fearnley-Whittingstall urges action on marine conservation zones’

February 25, 2013

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Today (25th February), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Fearnley-Whittingstall urges action on marine conservation zones’. ‘… Taxpayers’ £8m has resulted in just 31 out of promised 127 areas to protect dolphins, seahorses, and other rare species – TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall said it was “vital” that the government does more to protect UK […]

‘The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare launches today’

February 25, 2013

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Today (25th February), Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare launches today’. ‘… The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare, the first structured benchmark of the world’s leading food companies, provides an objective account of the state of farm animal welfare as […]

fab. vegan recipe of the day: ‘New Mexico Red Chile “chicken”, rice and black beans’

February 24, 2013

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Yesterday (23rd February), ‘Tofu Mom’ posted a fab. US vegan recipe on her blog titled ‘New Mexico Red Chile “chicken”, rice and black beans’. The blog is called Vegan food, more than tofu and sprouts! ‘… Now… I have a ton of recipes I love, using this fabulous, spicy, earthy New Mexico red chile in; […]

‘In the British countryside, alien species are not always undesirables’

February 24, 2013

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Today (23rd February), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘In the British countryside, alien species are not always undesirables’. ‘… Our kneejerk suspicion of non-native species reinforces a binary moral vision of nature – … When the bird bounds away it draws your eye to the white scuts of a dozen fallow deer trotting for […]

Britain: hunt saboteurs in action today

February 23, 2013

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Today (23rd February), as it is a Saturday during the season, 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. (‘Fox hunts’ consist of […]