Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2013«

Easter, the festival of new life: go vegan!

March 31, 2013

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Today (31st March) is Easter Sunday, a Christian festival based on the ancient festival of Oestra which took place at the vernal equinox and was a festival of Spring, fertility and rebirth after winter. At this time, many species of animal are also giving birth as the trees and flowers blossom. Go vegan today and […]

‘Endangered garden birds continuing to decline in the UK, RSPB survey shows’

March 28, 2013

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Today (28th March), a news item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Endangered garden birds continuing to decline in the UK, RSPB survey shows’. ‘… Starlings, house sparrows and other threatened garden birds have suffered a further decline in their numbers over the past year, new figures show. The results from the RSPB’s annual Big Garden […]

Britain: ‘Farmed animals die in the snow’

March 26, 2013

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Today (26th March), Animal Aid posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Farmed animals die in the snow’. ‘… Whilst reports in the media about the enduring cold weather and snow have largely focused on the impacts on people, we are just beginning to hear about the consequences for farmed animals. As expected, the news […]

‘Criminal damage on saboteurs’ vehicle by Red Coat of the Tedworth Foxhounds’

March 25, 2013

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Today (25th March), the Hunt Saboteurs Association (HSA) issued a media release which they also posted on their web-site titled ‘Criminal damage on saboteurs’ vehicle by Red Coat of the Tedworth Foxhounds’. ‘… On March 23rd, hunt saboteurs from the Bristol and Bath groups were  at The Fox public house, Tangley, on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border […]

‘South African minister backs legalisation of rhino horn trade’

March 25, 2013

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Today (25th March), a news item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘South African minister backs legalisation of rhino horn trade’. ‘… Edna Molewa says proposal could be solution to poaching, which has recently led to record numbers being killed – South Africa‘s environmental affairs minister has backed a radical proposal to legalise the international trade […]

‘BUAV launches advert in our campaign to raise awareness about the proposed animal testing legislation in Mauritius’

March 23, 2013

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On the 23rd March, the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘BUAV launches advert in our campaign to raise awareness about the proposed animal testing legislation in Mauritius’. ‘… The BUAV has launched an eye catching advert as part of our campaign to raise awareness […]

persecution of birds of prey in Scotland

March 22, 2013

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Today (22nd March), an item was posted on the web-site of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) titled ‘Three too many’. ‘… The League attended the Scottish Wildlife Crime Conference, which was held in Tulliallan on Thursday 14th March. One of the major items for debate at the conference and one that was trailed in […]

‘Appetite for caviar could see paddlefish suffer sturgeon’s fate’

March 22, 2013

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Today (22nd March), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Appetite for caviar could see paddlefish suffer sturgeon’s fate’. ‘… Caviar, the glistening black beads that slip down millions of throats globally, is at the centre of a crime saga in the United States. More than 100 people in Missouri have been implicated in an […]

‘US government sued over use of pesticides linked to bee harm’

March 22, 2013

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Today (22nd March), a news item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘US government sued over use of pesticides linked to bee harm’. ‘… Beekeepers, conservation and food campaigners accuse Environmental Protection Agency of failing to protect the insects – The US government is being sued by a coalition of beekeepers, conservation and food campaigners over […]

‘Cruelty Free International in Korea for key meeting on cosmetics testing’

March 22, 2013

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Yesterday (21st March), the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Cruelty Free International in Korea for key meeting on cosmetics testing’. ‘… As Cruelty Free International campaigns globally to persuade the rest of the world to follow Europe’s lead on ending animal cosmetics testing, our […]

‘Cruel Ramsgate live exports to continue’

March 21, 2013

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Today (21st March), Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Cruel Ramsgate live exports to continue’. ‘… A hugely disappointing UK court decision has ruled out a Judicial Review of live exports from Ramsgate, Kent, meaning that live animal exports from the port can continue. Opposing the unnecessary suffering […]

Meatout day: today, 20th March

March 20, 2013

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Today (20th March), which is the first day of Spring in the northern hemisphere, is the Great American Meatout. Today a brief item was posted on the VegNews web-site titled ‘Celebrate the Great American Meatout on March 20th’. ‘… Started in 1985, the first day of spring has become the largest annual education campaign for […]

‘BUAV to give evidence to MEPs on how the EU Cosmetics Ban should be implemented’

March 20, 2013

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Today (20th March), the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘BUAV to give evidence to MEPs on how the EU Cosmetics Ban should be implemented’. ‘… The BUAV’s Senior Scientific Advisor, Dr Katy Taylor, is today giving evidence on the EU cosmetics ban to MEPs […]

Africa: ’86 elephants killed in Chad poaching massacre’

March 20, 2013

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Yesterday (19th March), a news item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ’86 elephants killed in Chad poaching massacre’. ‘… Armed ivory poachers are reported to have killed 86 elephants in less than a week, including pregnant females and calves – Poachers in south-west Chad have killed at least 86 elephants including 33 pregnant females in […]

‘Live animal exports in Dover berthing trial’

March 18, 2013

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Today (18th March), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Live animal exports in Dover berthing trial’. ‘… The operator of a ship used to export livestock from the UK has applied to sail from the Port of Dover. Dover Harbour Board (DHB) said Barco de Vapor, which currently operates from Ramsgate […]

fab. vegan recipe of the day: ‘Vegan root vegetable soup’

March 17, 2013

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Today (17th March), US Lydia Walchin posted a fab. vegan recipe on her web-site the Perfect Pantry titled ‘Vegan root vegetable soup’. The soup contains parsnips, carrots, rutabaga (swede), butternut squash and an apple! (The Perfect Pantry is not  a vegan web-site.) ‘… This root vegetable soup, vegan and and gluten-free, carries its own sweetness; […]

‘Planned attacks on saboteurs by Essex & Suffolk hunt supporters’

March 17, 2013

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Today (17th March), the Hunt Saboteurs Association (HSA) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Planned attacks on saboteurs by Essex & Suffolk hunt supporters’. ‘… On Saturday 16th of March, as part of a clearly planned attack, saboteurs from the Essex and Suffolk group were attacked. Using sticks tipped with metal, supporters of […]

‘Drones may be used to target “illegal hunting”‘

March 16, 2013

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Today (16th March), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Drones may be used to target “illegal hunting”‘. ‘… Remote control aircraft could be used by an anti-hunting group to gather evidence of hunts breaking the law. The League against Cruel Sports will use cameras mounted on the aircraft to monitor any […]

Britain: hunt saboteurs in action today

March 16, 2013

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Today (16th March), 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 […]

‘EU parliament doffs cap to big ag’

March 15, 2013

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Today (15th March), Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘EU parliament doffs cap to big ag’. ‘… The European Parliament has rejected the opportunity to embark on the fundamental reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that are needed in the interest of food security, the environment and […]