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Oct 3

Manchester privately owned zoo cited by federal inspectors for animal
welfare violations
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/ 2dfa53b38bb547c4925579a5e9847907/IA--Private-Zoo-Manchester
"A privately owned zoo in northeast Iowa is under the watchful eye of
federal inspectors and animal rights groups after federal inspectors
have repeatedly found poor sanitation, inadequate staffing and other
problems."

Animal rights group files suit to stop barred owl shooting
http://www.redding.com/news/2013/oct/03/animal-rights-group-files-suit-stop-barred-owl-sho/
"GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An animal rights group has sued to stop the
federal government from killing thousands of barred owls in the
Northwest to see if that will help the threatened northern spotted owl
turn around its population declines.

Animal rights groups condemn Spanish bullfighting bill
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/03/animal-rights-spanish-bullfighting-culture
"Measure passed by congressional commission designates bullfighting as
part of cultural heritage worthy of protection"

Animal rights activists take protest to Perdue
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/ 20131002/BUSINESS06/310020093/Animal-rights-activists-take-protest-Perdue?nclick_check=1
"SALISBURY — As cars drove by Perdue Farms Inc. headquarters on Old
Ocean City Road on Wednesday, a group of eight protesters held signs
critical of the chicken company."

Animal rights activist who assassinated Dutch politician in 2002
eligible for parole
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/animal-rights-activist-who-assassinated-dutch-politician-in-2002-eligible-for-parole/2013/10/02/82531d1c-2b45-11e3-b141-298f46539716_story.html
"The animal rights activist whose 2002 assassination of a populist
anti-immigration politician plunged the Netherlands into turbulence is
eligible for early parole and should be reintegrated into society, a
criminal justice agency ruled Wednesday."

Animal rights activists using drones to investigate animal abuse
http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/02/animal-rights-activists-using-drones-to-investigate-animal-abuse/
"Showing Animals Respect & Kindness (SHARK), an animal rights
non-profit organization, has started to use drones to go “where there
are no roads, and beyond fences and walls”, CBS Philly reports, in
order to investigate reports of animal abuse."

Aussie Activists Deploy $17,000 Drone to Spy on Factory Farms
http://www.care2.com/causes/aussie-activists-deploy-17000-drone-to-spy-on-factory-farms.html

Animal advocate calls Surrey's tethering motion at UBCM 'useless'
http://www.thenownewspaper.com/animal-advocate-calls-surrey-s-tethering-motion-at-ubcm-useless-1.647103
"The City of Surrey's Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)
motion to enact stricter legislation regarding the tethering of dogs
is "useless," according to one animal rights advocate."

Amazon agrees to stop selling foie gras on UK website after bowing to
pressure from animal welfare campaigners
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2442440/Amazon-agrees-stop-selling-foie-gras-UK-website.html

Activists protest against live markets
http://www.qchron.com/editions/north/activists-protest-against-live-markets/article_4c8c91bd-030e-5797-92d2-27ef6ffce009.html

D’Amato: Former exec leads animal rights campaign on campuses
http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/opinion-story/4134563-former-exec-leads-animal-rights-campaign-on-campuses/

China's growing vegetarian community now larger than in U.S.
http://pri.org/stories/2013-06-25/chinas-growing-vegetarian-community-now-larger-us
[with audio]

Vegan cancer survivor Robin Quivers: 'A plant-based diet healed my body'
http://www.examiner.com/article/vegan-cancer-survivor-robin-quivers-a-plant-based-diet-healed-my-body
"Quivers, 61, worked from home last year while dealing with a
grapefruit-sized tumor that had grown in her uterus. She's doing much
better now, thanks to cancer treatments and her longtime vegan diet,
which helped her lose 80 pounds several years ago."

Diner remedies lack of vegetarian options
http://www.technicianonline.com/online_features/article_fe4d1dce-2bdf-11e3-8598-001a4bcf6878.html

TCBY's Vegan Frozen Yogurt: Like a Frozen Black Forest Cake
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/shortorder/2013/10/tcby _introduces_first_vegan_fr.php
"We're happy to see this dairy-free non-GMO, and gluten-free frozen
yogurt flavor being offered. And guess what? This delicious flavor is
available near you!"

Vegan Meal Delivery in South Florida: DeliverLean with SexyFitVegan Ella Magers
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/cleanplatecharlie/2013/10/ vegan_meal_delivery_in_south_florida_deliverlean_with_sexyfitvegan _ella_magers.php

Shutdown Doesn't Stop PETA's Lettuce Ladies Offering Vegan Lunch
http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/57196/

5 Plant-based Athletes That Blow The Protein Myth Out of the Water
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/5-plant-based-athletes-that-blow-the-protein-myth-out-of-the-water/

Oct 1

Protesters to target trapping of monkeys
http://www.ocala.com/article/20130930/ARTICLES/130939977/-1/news?Title=Protesters-to-target-trapping-of-monkeys

Investigators visit hog farm faced with PETA complaint
http://qctimes.com/news/local/investigators-visit-hog-farm-faced-with-peta-complaint/article_c29041fb-ceb5-59ff-9e7e-47b0c392c8e4.html

Why Some Florida Big Cat Owners Disagree About Breeding, Public
Contact With Cubs
http://www.wuft.org/news/2013/09/30/why-some-florida-big-cat-owners-disagree-about-breeding-public-contact-with-cubs/

Trial starts for Commerce City officer who shot, killed dog Chloe
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24208834/trial-starts-commerce-city-officer-who-shot-killed

Maple Lodge Farms guilty of criminal charges after hens freeze to death
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/09/30/ maple_lodge_farms_guilty_of_ criminal_charges_after_hens_freeze_to_death.html
"Canada's largest poultry processor was convicted of two criminal
charges Friday in the deaths of more than 1,500 chickens."

The Largest Vegan Grocery Store on Earth
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-largest-vegan-grocery-store-on-earth.html
"For Gentle World founders Light and Sun, a vegan supermarket was once
a dream, when they would search in vain for delicious vegan food, way
back in the ’70s. Now that dream has come true, with a retail outlet
located in Rancho Cucamonga, California, Viva La Vegan … A 100 percent
vegan grocery store boasting “the largest vegan product selection on
earth.”

Timothy Bradley Explains His Vegan Diet, The Benefits
http://www.boxingscene.com/timothy-bradley-explains-his-vegan-diet-benefits--70134
"WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley explains the reasons behind
his strict vegan diet and the benefits of sticking to this strategy
when a fight is coming up. On October 12th at the Thomas & Mack
Center in Las Vegas, Bradley will defend his championship against
former four division beltholder Juan Manuel Marquez."

Go vegan, and help save our planet (Your view)
http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/09/ go_vegan_and_help_save_our_pla.html
"Looking through my calendar of national observances, it appears that
October is turning into "food month," beginning with World Vegetarian
Day and World Day for Farm Animals on Oct. 1 and 2, continuing with
National School Lunch Week Oct. 14-18 and World Food Day on October
16th, and culminating with Food Day on Oct. 24."

How I Gained Weight as a Vegan: Don't Let It Happen to You!
http://www.shape.com/blogs/fit-foodies/how-i-gained-weight-vegan-dont-let-it-happen-you

Chunkie Dunkies, Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free Cookies are Launched
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwfitness/article/Chunkie-Dunkies-Raw-Vegan-Gluten-Free-Cookies-are-Launched-20130930

CAMPUS BEET SERVES LOCALLY GROWN, VEGAN-FRIENDLY FOOD ON WMU’S CAMPUS
http://www.westernherald.com/arts-and-entertainment/campus-beet-serves-locally-grown-vegan-friendly-food-on-wmus-campus/
"Campus Beet has become a regular occurrence at the Wesley Foundation
near Sangren Hall on Western Michigan University’s campus. Outside of
the Wesley Foundation on Wednesday afternoons, on the steps leading up
to the building, is a chalk board giving the student populous an
advertisement to come to the volunteer-run student cafeteria."

Meatless Monday: Eating to Save the World
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-kanner/meatless-monday-eating-to_1_b_3990720.html

 

Sept 30

Protesters to target trapping of monkeys
http://www.ocala.com/article/20130930/ARTICLES/130939977/-1/news?Title=Protesters-to-target-trapping-of-monkeys

Investigators visit hog farm faced with PETA complaint
http://qctimes.com/news/local/investigators-visit-hog-farm-faced-with-peta-complaint/article_c29041fb-ceb5-59ff-9e7e-47b0c392c8e4.html

Why Some Florida Big Cat Owners Disagree About Breeding, Public
Contact With Cubs
http://www.wuft.org/news/2013/09/30/why-some-florida-big-cat-owners-disagree-about-breeding-public-contact-with-cubs/

Trial starts for Commerce City officer who shot, killed dog Chloe
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24208834/trial-starts-commerce-city-officer-who-shot-killed

Maple Lodge Farms guilty of criminal charges after hens freeze to death
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/09/30/maple_lodge_ farms_guilty_of_criminal _charges_after_hens_freeze_to_death.html
"Canada's largest poultry processor was convicted of two criminal
charges Friday in the deaths of more than 1,500 chickens."

The Largest Vegan Grocery Store on Earth
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-largest-vegan-grocery-store-on-earth.html
"For Gentle World founders Light and Sun, a vegan supermarket was once
a dream, when they would search in vain for delicious vegan food, way
back in the ’70s. Now that dream has come true, with a retail outlet
located in Rancho Cucamonga, California, Viva La Vegan … A 100 percent
vegan grocery store boasting “the largest vegan product selection on
earth.”

Timothy Bradley Explains His Vegan Diet, The Benefits
http://www.boxingscene.com/timothy-bradley-explains-his-vegan-diet-benefits--70134
"WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley explains the reasons behind
his strict vegan diet and the benefits of sticking to this strategy
when a fight is coming up. On October 12th at the Thomas & Mack
Center in Las Vegas, Bradley will defend his championship against
former four division beltholder Juan Manuel Marquez."

Go vegan, and help save our planet (Your view)
http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/09/ go_vegan_and_help_save_our_pla.html
"Looking through my calendar of national observances, it appears that
October is turning into "food month," beginning with World Vegetarian
Day and World Day for Farm Animals on Oct. 1 and 2, continuing with
National School Lunch Week Oct. 14-18 and World Food Day on October
16th, and culminating with Food Day on Oct. 24."

How I Gained Weight as a Vegan: Don't Let It Happen to You!
http://www.shape.com/blogs/fit-foodies/how-i-gained-weight-vegan-dont-let-it-happen-you

Chunkie Dunkies, Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free Cookies are Launched
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwfitness/article/Chunkie-Dunkies-Raw-Vegan-Gluten-Free-Cookies-are-Launched-20130930

CAMPUS BEET SERVES LOCALLY GROWN, VEGAN-FRIENDLY FOOD ON WMU’S CAMPUS
http://www.westernherald.com/arts-and-entertainment/campus-beet-serves-locally-grown-vegan-friendly-food-on-wmus-campus/
"Campus Beet has become a regular occurrence at the Wesley Foundation
near Sangren Hall on Western Michigan University’s campus. Outside of
the Wesley Foundation on Wednesday afternoons, on the steps leading up
to the building, is a chalk board giving the student populous an
advertisement to come to the volunteer-run student cafeteria."

Meatless Monday: Eating to Save the World
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-kanner/meatless-monday-eating-to_1_b_3990720.html

Sept 29

NRA Elephant Killer Calls Critics Animal Racists
http://www.policymic.com/articles/65597/nra-elephant-killer-calls-critics-animal-racists
"An NRA-sponsored show on NBC Sports Network, Under Wild Skies, is
under petition for cancellation after gun lobbyist and host Tony
Makris shot an elephant in the face and then casually drank
champagne."
[with video]

Group protests in front of Cargill’s Milwaukee slaughterhouse
http://fox6now.com/2013/09/29/group-protests-in-front-of-cargills-milwaukee-slaughterhouse/
"A group protested in front of Cargill’s Milwaukee slaughterhouse on
Sunday, September 29th, as part of the 30th annual “World Day for
Farmed Animals” movement."

Ban on ritual slaughter can only be fought through the courts, Polish
official tells ‘Post’
http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-News/Ban-on-ritual-slaughter-can-only-be-fought-through-the-courts-Polish-official-tells-Post-327430
"Poland’s ban on ritual slaughter can only be abrogated by way of the
courts and not by way of executive fiat, a Polish government official
told The Jerusalem Post on Friday."

Animal Welfare Board of India asks states to stop illegal slaughter of animals
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Animal-Welfare-Board-of-India-asks-states-to-stop-illegal-slaughter-of-animals/articleshow/23278778.cms

Employment law misses the mark on animal welfare
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1309/S00953/employment-law-misses-the-mark-on-animal-welfare.htm
The law encourages rewarding offenders with pay-offs rather than
prosecution for illegal abuse or neglect, survey finds
http://www.interest.co.nz/rural-news/66597/law-encourages-rewarding-offenders-pay-offs-rather-prosecution-illegal-abuse-or-neg

Zoo's tiger-human tug-of-war game condemned by netizens
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90882/8414490.html
"A tug-of-war game between tourists and an Amur tiger in the Changsha
Ecological Zoohas caused controversy among netizens as to whether it
breaches national regulations."

Vigil Held In Quincy For Tortured Puppy Found At Playground
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/09/28/vigil-held-in-quincy-for-tortured-puppy-found-at-playground/
"The details of the torment that the dog now known as “Puppy
Doe”endured spurred hundreds of people to attend Saturday’s
demonstration outside Quincy City Hall."
[with video]

Animal rights activists protest live meat market in Queens
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/animal-rights-activists-protest-live-meat-market-queens-article-1.1470904
"P&M Live Poultry in Flushing was visited by a few dozen activists,
who said they were raising awareness about and protesting the
treatment of animals sold in establishments such as the live market,
whose wares eventually make it to city dinner tables."

Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival Attracts Thousands
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/17th-Annual-Veggie-Fest-225665861.html
"A lot of us, myself included, are interested in this because this
could help save the planet, and that's an important issue. We need to
really focus on global warming and some of the other issues, as well
as our health issue. A vegetarian lifestyle is very good for your
health."

BEING VEGAN – If I Were An Elephant
http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2013/09/29/being-vegan-if-i-were-an-elephant/

Vegetarians live longer than meat eaters
http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Nutrition/Diet/ vegetarians_live_longer_than_meat_eaters_0929131046.html
"A study released in the June of 2013 in the Journal of American
Medical Association again confirms that vegetarians are less likely to
die from all causes and it also finds that cardiovascular mortality,
noncardiovascular noncancer mortality, renal mortality, and endocrine
mortality are significantly lower in vegetarians than non-vegetarians.
& nbsp;Vegans who do not eat dairy nor fish are at the lowest risk for
all categories of mortality including cancer."

Global World Day For Farmed Animals By Simone Reyes (VIDEO)
http://globalgrind.com/2013/09/29/global-world-day-for-farmed-animals-by-simone-reyes-video/

New Zealand's hottest vegetarians named
http://www.voxy.co.nz/lifestyle/new-zealands-hottest-vegetarians-named/5/169175
"New Zealand’s hottest vegetarian celebrities have been named by
animal advocacy group SAFE. Just in time for World Vegetarian Day (1st
October), Kiwi actors Cliff Curtis and Michelle Langstone have been
crowned the edgy leaders in a growing group of Kiwi actors, musicians,
politicians, designers and sports people opting for a vegetarian or
vegan lifestyle."

Animal rights activists plan protest outside downtown meat packing plant
http://www.citynews.ca/2013/09/29/animal-rights-activists-plan-protest-outside-downtown-meat-packing-plant/
"The protest is part of a coordinated series of demonstrations at
slaughterhouses and other animal agriculture facilities across the
world for the 30th annual World Day for Farmed Animals."

How eating dog became big business in Vietnam
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/27/eating-dog-vietnam-thailand-kate-hodal
"Every year, hundreds of thousands of pets are snatched in Thailand,
then smuggled into Vietnam, destined for Hanoi's top restaurants and
street stalls. Demand for dogmeat is so high that supply has become a
highly lucrative – and brutal – black market"

Animal welfare groups demand: take action now to stop 'corkscrew'
slaughter of seals
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/animal-welfare-groups-demand-take-action-now-to-stop-corkscrew-slaughter-of-seals.22281234
"The deaths are cruel, violent and gruesome, and they are threatening
the survival of some of Scotland's rarest wildlife."

Call to stamp out dogfights horror
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=361984
"AUTHORITIES are being urged to crack down on an illegal dogfighting
ring operating across Bahrain."

Lessons from the US: Be kind to animals!
http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/18520/lessons-from-the-us-be-kind-to-animals/

MK Lipman and activist Haimovich hope to bring Meatless Monday to Knesset
http://www.jpost.com/National-News/MK-Lipman-and-activist-Haimovich-hopes-to-bring-Meatless-Monday-to-Knesset-327391
"Initiative that began in the US meant to reduce meat consumption by
15% may start at Israel's legislature soon."

We Are All Part-Time Vegans Now
http://wwno.org/post/we-are-all-part-time-vegans-now
"I care a lot about animal welfare and it's pretty clear too that
meat-eating is linked to global warming, as Bittman detailed in an
earlier column."

VEGETARIAN WEATHERMAN SO DEVASTATED BY CLIMATE-CHANGE REPORT THAT HE VOWS TO NEVER TRAVEL BY PLANE AGAIN — BUT THAT AIN’T THE HALF OF IT
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/09/28/vegetarian-weatherman-so-devastated-by-climate-change-report-that-he-vows-to-never-travel-by-plane-again-but-that-aint-the-half-of-it/

17 Signs Your Vegan Phase Is No Longer A Phase
http://www.buzzfeed.com/kaitlynm17/17-signs-your-vegan-phase-is-no-longer-a-phase-f9ah


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