This is your edition of Vegan bits, the recent news and other pieces of vegan and animal stuff collected from around the web.
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The good stuff:
- “Whale Wars Show Delivers Green, Vegan Pirate Action” link
- “if you are looking for a healthier option that cuts those fatty patties out of your diet or you are against the exploitation or cruelty to animals, adopting a vegan diet may be for you.” link
- “After two weeks of an all-natural, vegetarian diet, I returned home feeling like a new person and decided to reduce the amount of animal proteins in my diet.” link
- “The Vegan Culinary Experience Launches Free Online Magazine” link
- “After adopting Baxter, I asked my vet if a plant-based diet was healthy for dogs. His answer surprised me as he is a conventional Western-medicine type doctor. He said that YES, dogs can be very healthy on a vegetarian diet and there are several commercial vegetarian dog foods available on the market.” link
- “A prominent animal rights activist accused of planting petrol bombs at Oxford University was yesterday cleared of possessing an explosive substance – packets of sparklers – with intent.” link
- “West Valley’s new animal shelter just broke ground, but it’s already coming under fire. There are plans to build a carbon monoxide chamber in the facility and animal lovers around the state say that is not a humane way to euthanize pets. ‘It’s not quick, it’s not painless and it creates a great deal of stress not only for the animals, but for the caregivers who have to deal with this on a daily basis,’ expressed Marylin Segall, animal advocate.” link
- “Change.org is asking members to come up with and vote for ideas to present to the Obama administration on Inauguration Day. My idea: Launch an Education Program on How Going Veg=Going Green & Healthy” link
- “being vegan to me is more about effort than outcome. living 100% cruelty free is, in my opinion, essentially impossible. we eat spiders while we sleep, step on bugs while walking to the mailbox, and every paper product we utilize came from a tree that may have been someone’s home at one time. more directly we can consumne things unknowingly, for example i received (and immediately noticed) the wrong beverage in a drive through coffee stand. i drank silk soymilk (not a fan) for about 3 weeks due to convenience and availability during may this last year, only to find out that they had a product recall due to unlisted milk proteins. i’ve discovered local organic produce had been may have waxed with beeswax or shellac. regardless of these setbacks that doesn’t mean i’m not trying to do my part, which i think is the most important aspect of being vegan.” link
- “I think that there are many people who aren’t vegans but believe in the rightness of veganism, and are aware of the evilness of killing animals and eating them. Perhaps there should be an organization for this third category of individual: the vegan sympathizer.” link