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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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; […]

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‘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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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‘Bee-harming pesticides escape proposed European ban’

March 15, 2013

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Today (15th March), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Bee-harming pesticides escape proposed European ban’. ‘… Commission proposal to suspend use of neonicotinoids fails to gain majority, but could still be enforced by appeals committee – A European attempt to ban the world’s most widely used insecticides that have been linked to serious harm […]

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‘Join the BUAV to wipe the cruelty out of Spring Cleaning!’

March 14, 2013

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Today (14th March), the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Join the BUAV to wipe the cruelty out of Spring Cleaning!’. ‘… Animals can still be used in the testing of household cleaning products and their ingredients. So the BUAV is appealing to everyone to help […]

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‘Cheltenham claims another victim: Matuhi’

March 14, 2013

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Today (14th March), Animal Aid posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Cheltenham claims another victim: Matuhi’. ‘… The Cheltenham Festival claimed another horse victim when 10-year-old Matuhi was destroyed after falling at the final fence in the 4pm race and suffered ‘an untreatable spinal injury’. He was attended by vets behind screens, close […]

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China – ‘Dead pigs in Shanghai river: more than 6,000 carcasses found’

March 13, 2013

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Today (13th March), a news item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Dead pigs in Shanghai river: more than 6,000 carcasses found’. ‘… Hundreds more dead pigs have been recovered from the Huangpu river in Shanghai following the discovery of more than 2,800 floating carcasses earlier this week. The find brings the total to more than […]

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‘Pressure on airlines to start transporting primates again as industry has problems finding airlines willing to fly monkeys destined for research’

March 13, 2013

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Today (13th March), the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘Pressure on airlines to start transporting primates again as industry has problems finding airlines willing to fly monkeys destined for research’. ‘… In the past few months, four key international carriers have stopped the transport […]

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‘Badgers and foxes – their destinies intertwined’

March 11, 2013

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Today (11th March), an item was posted on the web-site of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) titled ‘Badgers and foxes – their destinies intertwined’. ‘… We have seen a 300% increase in badger persecution during December 2012 and it seems to be  down to fox hunters. Although the bloodsport brigade claim it is “natural” […]

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‘Farmers’ over-use of antibiotics is major threat to human health’

March 11, 2013

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Today (11th March), Animal Aid posted an item on their web-site titled ‘Farmers’ over-use of antibiotics is major threat to human health’. ‘… The Government’s Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Dame Sally Davies, has warned that serious action must be taken to prevent antibiotic resistance in bacteria becoming a ‘catastrophic’ threat to public health. […]

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fab. vegan recipe of the day: ‘Chocolate sea salt tart’

March 10, 2013

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Today (10th March), Canadian Ruth Richardson posted a fab. vegan recipe on her v:gourmet blog titled ‘Chocolate sea salt tart’. ‘… Did you know that chocolate is considered  a brain stimulator and cough preventor, and that it has anti-diarrhoeal and anticancer agents? Some also say that it’s an aphrodisiac. The Aztecs and Maya must have know all of this as they have […]

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EU ban on animal testing begins today, 10th March 2013

March 10, 2013

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Today (10th March), a brief item was posted on the ITV news web-site titled ‘EU ban on animal testing comes into effect’. ‘… Beauty retailer The Body Shop and non-profit organisation Cruelty Free International celebrated a milestone in 20 years of animal rights campaigning, as an EU ban on animal testing for cosmetics came into […]

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‘Deer cull would threaten thousands of jobs, say furious gamekeepers’

March 10, 2013

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Yesterday (9th March), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Deer cull would threaten thousands of jobs, say furious gamekeepers’. ‘… Highland estates and rural communities would be devastated by loss of income from stalking if proposal is acted on – Proposals to cull up to 750,000 deer in Britain have been denounced by furious […]

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Britain: hunt saboteurs in action today

March 9, 2013

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Today (9th 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 […]

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