April 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Originally posted on MindSabotage:

In order to show the value of eating Vegan, Baywatch star and Playboy model, Pamela Anderson, recently visited a jail in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio joined Pamela Anderson and a representative from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on the tour and ate one of the vegetarian meals served to inmates.

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The Sheriff’s Office has estimated that removing meat from meals can save as much as $200,000 annually.

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The Week in Animal Rights

April 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Originally posted on Talking For Animals:

With every week that goes past, there are wonderful stories about people speaking up about animal rights. Ricky Gervais and J.M. Coetzee are my heroes this week

Ricky Gervais speaks out against trophy hunting

Ricky Gervais, comedian and ambassador for Cruelty-Free International, caused a stir this week when his social media tirade on trophy hunter Rebecca Francis resulted in her hitting back with accusations of sexism. Gervais made it quite clear that his sees men and women that hunt as “equally vile”, after sharing images of the hunter posing with dead animals including giraffes, zebras, lions and bears.

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In South Africa, it is legal to breed animals for the mere purpose of being shot for sport by tourists from the UK, China and the US. The BBC reports that “the animals are hand-reared and bottle fed, so [they] don’t fear people”. Gervais publically aired his outrage at the killings on…

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Vegans, Animal Rights and Feminism: An unfortunately losing combination

April 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Originally posted on Feminist Ally Media:

I want to start this blog post by saying I am an aspiring vegan. I’ve been vegetarian for almost four years, and I’ve slowly been limiting my intake of dairy. Eventually I want to be a full vegan (not raw-food vegan though, because that is honestly ridiculous and not even beneficial).

But that’s not what this blog post about.

Let’s talk about PETA. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and why their treatment of people is unethical. There’s a great article about it on Vegpress. Recently the trend #ToTheGirls started on Twitter, and it was mostly a really good tag.

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The Sexiest Vegan Next Door: 14 Days to Vote

April 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Originally posted on Vegan Bikini Doc:

PETA is looking for “The Sexiest Vegan Next Door” and I have been named one of the 10 female finalists! Winning this contest would give me a much larger platform to share my compassion for all life! But, I need your help…voting started on April 13 and will endon May 1st.So, there are only 14 more days left to vote.

VOTE for Harriet
Thank you,
Did you know? According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, vegans have lower rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer? Well it’s true!

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Bird Flu Outbreak in Ontario Farm

April 18, 2015 Leave a comment

Originally posted on Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Food Animals (CETFA):

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Birds at a turkey farm in Ontario have tested positive for Avian Influenza. The farm, near Woodstock, was tested after it experienced higher than average numbers of sudden deaths of birds over several days.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has placed the farm and its neighbour under quarantine. All affected birds will be suffocated to death with carbon dioxide gas.

The name and location of the farm has not been released.

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Trust but Verify…

April 18, 2015 Leave a comment

Originally posted on Feed Yard Foodie:

I did an interview last week with a reporter who asked,Why does your farm participate in 3rd party animal welfare audits?”

My answer: I ask that my customers trust me to be a good farmer, but I open my farm to auditing so that they can verify that I practice what I preach.

No matter how good a job you do on your farm, an audit is a stressful time.

  • Hundreds of pages of documents are checked to make sure that records accurately demonstrate daily animal care practices.
  • Hours are spent checking the farm’s facilities (feed and feed mixing areas, cattle pens, water tanks, and corrals) to ensure that animals have good living conditions.
  • Cattle handling is observed to ensure that good welfare exists while animals are interacting with their human caregivers.
  • Caregivers are asked questions about farm protocols on many different issues relative to animal care…

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1968 – A Year of Historical Significance

April 18, 2015 Leave a comment

Originally posted on A World Affair:

Blogging, or my interpretation of blogging, is about expressing your own interests and a lot of my posts on A World Affair include snippets of topics I have studied so far in my university life which have shaped my outlook on certain regions and periods.

1968, however, was a topic covered in a single lecture during my first year at university, yet its historical significance continues to amaze me.

I’d like to introduce the scope of events which occurred in this year, but I’d also like to address the main contentious themes that were enveloped into almost every form of activism: the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Cold War.

Key Events of 1968:

  • The Prague Spring, Czechoslovakia
  • The Tet Offensive launched by the Viet Cong
  • Martin Luther King Jr assassinated
  • Civil Rights Act
  • Grosvenor Square Protest
  • Paris Protests
  • Black Power salutes of Tommie Smith and John Carlos
  • “I’m…

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