Vegan Bites: Slaughterhouses & Sports

Vegan Bites: Slaughterhouses & Sports

Here are a few segments from across the web…

Factory Farming & Slaughterhouses:

“In yet another blow to animal agribusiness, the UK animal rights nonprofit Animal Aid recently released video footage taken inside three randomly chosen British slaughterhouses.” read more at Striking At The Roots >>

“Some have argued that factory farming and industrial-scale meat production must continue to allow meat to be affordable by the less well-off. It may be true that some people can’t afford free-range chicken, but that doesn’t mean you must eat chicken.” read more from Peter Singer >>

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three-quarters of health care spending now goes to treat ‘preventable chronic diseases.’ Not all of these diseases are linked to diet — there’s smoking, for instance — but many, if not most, of them are.” read the rest from Michael Pollan >>

The Segue:

“What Michael Jordan was to basketball, egg producers are to despicably villainous behavior.” from Marcus >>

Sports & Dogs:

NHL Star Georges Laraque Goes Vegan: “People still think it’s kind of funny, but I’m not doing this to be funny,” he said. “There are more puppy mills in Quebec than anywhere else in Canada, and no laws to shut them down. People get slapped with a fine and six months later they reopen. Do you think that’s funny?” read more from Ecorazzi

“Main Line Animal Rescue is buying ad space in newspapers in the cities to which Vick will travel during the NFL season, pledging to donate five bags of dog food to a local animal shelter every time someone tackles Vick. They’re also asking people to volunteer at local shelters on Vick game days.” from Yahoo Sports >>

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