Vegan Bites: Random Round-up

Vegan Bites: Random Round-up

  • Via vegan.com, The Wall Street Journal published an essay titled, “The SeaWorld Tragedy: What Whales Want,” that concludes: “The terrible incident at SeaWorld only serves to underline the fact that even in the second decade of the 21st century, we have yet to sort out what we really want from whales. What they want from us is more clear: they want to be left alone. Link.
  • Via Ecorazzi “If you don’t know about Vaute Couture, I’ll sum the company up in four words: fashionable eco vegan hotness. It’s no surprise that a slew of celebrities are crazy about these rad creations and we’re excited to see that Alicia is jumping on the bandwagon.”
  • Via SuperVegan, “Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer proposes NYC schools adopt Meatless Mondays. Tastes like victoryyy!”
  • Via PETA, “According to a newly revised policy, Nike and its upscale affiliate Cole Haan will stop selling skins from alligators, crocodiles, lizards, snakes, ostriches, fish, and marine mammals.”
  • Via Change.org, “Agribusinesses hate the HSUS. Why? The HSUS has actually had a bit of success in making the pathetic, brutal lives of some farm animals a little less harsh. These victories are somewhat small, such as laws to prohibit gestation crates, battery cages for egg laying hens, and tail docking. Yet even these tiny steps forward have Big Ag frothing with fury.”
  • Via HSLF, “Procter & Gamble, the American Chemistry Council, and The HSUS are sponsoring AltTox.org, a web site dedicated to advancing non-animal methods of toxicity testing.”
  • Via Animal Law Blog, “They may not be meowing, barking or mooing their way through depositions anytime soon, but if Switzerland’s animal-rights activists get their way, domestic creatures may be given the constitutional right to be represented by (human) lawyers in court.” link
  • Via Please Do Not Tap On The Glass, “Norman was 12 years old, which is really old for a cow because they’re slaughtered so young. He was intended to be a veal calf, tied with a rope by his neck in a stall so tiny that he couldn’t turn around or lay down, then killed when he was just a few months old. He was saved from that fate and lived a happy, peaceful life at the sanctuary until kidney failure and arthritis took him away from us.”
  • Via Friends of Animals, “Canada’s polar bears are already threatened in numerous ways, and now Canada plans to oppose the motion to protect them at the CITES summit beginning March 13th in Qatar. Action is needed!”
  • Via GirlieGirl Army, “Unfortunately, 1 billion people don’t get enough vitamin D, which includes the majority of people who live at higher latitudes. In winter months, we’re especially at risk, and those who have darker skin are even more at risk.”
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