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News Roundup, December 2014

Dec 31

Members of Congress request investigation into U.S. monkey lab
http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/12/members-congress-request-investigation-u-s-monkey-lab
"Four members of Congress have asked the National Institutes of Health
(NIH) to investigate psychological experiments on monkeys being
carried out at an NIH lab in Poolesville, Maryland."

Roadkill to replace live possum at New Year's Eve Possum Drop
http://myfox8.com/2014/12/29/roadkill-to-replace-live-possum-at-new-years-eve-possum-drop/

3 NYC fur sellers charged with dousing protesters with bleach
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/12/29/3-NYC-fur-sellers-charged-with-dousing-protesters-with-bleach/6591419888156/

Enoch man faces sentencing for animal cruelty
http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/local/cedar-city/2014/12/29/enoch-man-faces-sentencing-animal-cruelty/21029959/

Too Much Animal Testing in Europe, Regulator Says
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/too-much-animal-testing-in-europe-regulator-says/

Female Bullfighter Gored Twice While Attempting To Kill Animal (Video)
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/female-bullfighter-gored-twice-while-attempting-kill-animal-video
"Bullfighter Karla de los Angeles wasgored twice by the same bull at
an event in Mexico City on Sunday, according to reports."

Dog rape suspect controversially freed by animal-abasing judge
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/dog-rape-suspect-controversially-freed-by-animal-abasing-judge.aspx?pageID=238&nID=76268&NewsCatID=378

Rodeo to go ahead despite animal rights concerns
http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/rodeo-to-go-ahead-despite-animal-rights-concerns/
"Anti-rodeo protestor Lynn Charlton has been pushing for the Auckland
Council to pass a bylaw banning rodeos outright, but it hasn't gained
traction in time to stop tomorrow's event."

VegNews Names Esther the Wonder Pig as Person of the Year; Award Given
to a Non-Human for the First Time Ever
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/cleanplatecharlie/2014/12/ vegnews_names_esther_the_wonder_pig_as_person_of_the_year_ first_time_ever_award_has_gone_to_an_anima.php

The Top-Secret Food That Will Change the Way You Eat
http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/culinary/Replacing-Meat-Plant-Based-Meats-Vegetarian.html

My child is a vegan too
http://yourhealth.asiaone.com/content/my-child-vegan-too
"When Ms Tan Shel Lin found out she was pregnant in 2009, she decided
to go on a vegan diet and raise her son, Maitri, as a vegan too."

5 celebrities who were vegan and vegetarian during pregnancy
http://www.thespec.com/living-story/5234742-5-celebrities-who-were-vegan-and-vegetarian-during-pregnancy/

Food News: Vegans, paleo, and Palomar
http://tlv1.fm/tel-aviv-table/2014/12/30/food-news-vegans-paleo-and-palomar/
[audio]
"The vegan tidal wave has bubbled into Israeli army bases."
"Israeli members of the booming paleo movement ... researchers at the
University of Georgia in the US ... say there is no evidence the
modern paleo diet bears any resemblance to what our forebears ate, and
even if it did, the health benefits are questionable at best."

Pinch of Pigment: Can Black Paint be Vegan?
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/2014/12/30/pinch-of-pigment-the-vegan-black/

'Sexy lettuce ladies' brave cold with vegan hot cocoa
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2014/12/30/peta-lettuce-ladies-vegan-hot-cocoa/21067129/

Designer/vegan Cornelia Guest launches cruelty-free jacket collection
http://www.salina.com/life/designer-vegan-cornelia-guest-launches-cruelty-free-jacket-collection/article_27d436cb-7ad9-5928-a3ba-01252c469630.html
"Designer Cornelia Guest shares her passion for animal-free products
through several fashion and food-related endeavors."



Dec 30

VIDEO: Fur Vendors Throw Bleach on Protesters and Splash Child, Police Say
http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20141229/soho/soho-fur-vendors-throw-bleach-on-protesters-splash-child-police-say

Cockfighting operation busted in Sullivan County
http://www.timesnews.net/article/9083744/cockfighting-operation-busted-in-sullivan-county

Possums once again absent from New Year's Eve event
http://www.wral.com/possums-once-again-absent-from-new-year-s-eve-event/14313998/
"BRASSTOWN, N.C. -- For the second straight year, the annual Possum
Drop to ring in the new year in western North Carolina won't feature a
live possum."

Once a Year, This Town Becomes the Rattlesnake Capital of the Country
http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2014/12/29/david_kasnic_ photographs_the_sweetwater_rattlesnake_round_up.html
"But animal rights groups have criticized the killings the event
condones, and environmentalists object to "gassing," the hunting
practice of pumping gas fumes in snake habitats to draw them out into
the open."

Documentary shows dogs hitting the road as sidecar buddies
http://www.fredericksburg.com/features/pets/documentary-shows-dogs-hitting-the-road-as-sidecar-buddies/article_21a1914f-4280-5310-b84d-fd09d57b6a8b.html
""Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America's Sidecar Dogs," a documentary
that was largely funded by an online crowdfunding campaign and gives a
quarter of its proceeds to shelters and rescues. The movie is also
available for free to any animal welfare agency wanting to screen it
as a fundraiser."

Nevada coyote-killing contest raises activists' fur
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-nn-nevada-coyote-contest-20141229-story.html

2 arrested at British Virgin Islands dolphin park
http://news.yahoo.com/2-arrested-british-virgin-islands-dolphin-park-214903849.html

Hippo Death Raises Weighty Questions About Taiwan's Private Zoos
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/12/29/hippo-death-weighs-heavily-on-taiwan-animal-rights-activists/

Zlatan Ibrahimovic angers animal rights groups after shooting moose
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/dec/29/zlatan-ibrahimovic-500kg-moose-hunting
"Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been criticised by animal rights groups in
Sweden after reportedly shooting a moose during a hunting trip."

Hippo killed in Italy after circus bid for freedom
http://www.thelocal.it/20141229/hippo-killed-in-italy-after-circus-bid-for-freedom

Spaniards call for law against bestiality
http://www.thelocal.es/20141229/spaniards-call-for-law-against-bestiality

Mazor Farm Monkeys to Finally Go Free
http://www.jspacenews.com/mazor-farm-monkeys-finally-go-free/

Price Of Eggs Is Going Up: Animal Rights Activists Abolish Cramped
Chicken Cages, Cause Egg Price Increase
http://www.medicaldaily.com/price-eggs-going-animal-rights-activists-abolish-cramped-chicken-cages-cause-egg-315718
"California is making more room for less chickens. Over the last six
months, San Diego County has reduced its amount of egg-laying hens by
half, in order to give each hen more living space. A simple supply and
demand can predict the price of eggs will likely go up if there are
less chickens to produce them."

Meatless Monday: Ready to Start
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-kanner/meatless-monday-ready-to-_b_6374002.html

Go vegan this January, campaign urges
http://www.freep.com/story/life/food/2014/12/29/going-vegan-january/21002153/
Veganuary

Resolve to observe Meatless Mondays
http://mtstandard.com/news/opinion/resolve-to-observe-meatless-mondays/article_a606cbb4-7ce0-5316-b2e9-2ff52a045c33.html

A sister and brother dream of making the perfect vegan Spam
http://keranews.org/post/sister-and-brother-dream-making-perfect-vegan-spam

Arizona Gets First Vegetarian Food Festival
http://www.pr.com/press-release/598854

Arty Water Company Announces Partnership with "The Vegan Roadie" to
Expand Into Vegan and Natural Food Markets
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2417424


Dec 29

Landmark Irish court bid to free 'non-human person' apes
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/landmark-irish-court-bid-to-free-nonhuman-person-apes-30865523.html

The Go-Go's star Belinda Carlisle to drive rickshaw in India for charity
http://www.digitalspy.com/celebrity/news/a618533/the-go-gos-star-belinda-carlisle-to-drive-rickshaw-in-india-for-charity.html#~oZHpHLX7qc03KJ
[video]
"The charity helps to "train and employ vulnerable youth and women as
veterinary technicians, dog handlers and animal caregivers" in India."

Animal Crime: Monkeys trained to steal
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/141229/nation-current-affairs/article/monkeys-trained-steal
[Visakha Society for Protection and Care of Animals]

Animal-free circus meets ice arena
http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/arts/entertainment/47852/ animalfree_circus_meets_ice_arena#.VKAsXsAQ
[video]
"When Maltese parliamentarians approved a bill in parliament banning
animal circuses from the island, long-time circus organiser Johann
Said was one of the few vociferous opponents of the law."

Pet advocates hold candlelight vigil to make San Antonio a 'no kill' city
http://www.news4sanantonio.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/pet-advocates-hold-candlelight-vigil-make-san-antonio-no-kill-city-18968.shtml

Bill would require greyhound injuries to be reported to state
http://tbo.com/news/politics/bill-would-require-greyhound-injuries-to-be-reported-to-state-20141228/

Leader of African Hebrew Israelites passes away at age 75
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4608650,00.html
"The members of the community have a unique vegan lifestyle and fast
every Saturday. The community sustains itself with vegan restaurants
located in Tel Aviv and Dimona, where they now call home."

Army to begin serving vegan food in mess halls
http://www.timesofisrael.com/army-to-begin-serving-vegan-food-in-mess-halls/
"IDF will offer alternatives to soldiers who opt for an animal-free
diet and for leather-free boots and berets"


Dec 28

Farmers to EPA: Don't tell activists where we are
http://www.startribune.com/local/286929271.html

Shelter offers reward for info on 3 dogs fatally hit by train
http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/shelter-offers-reward-for-info-on-dogs-fatally-hit-by/article_77fdec3b-19d0-5256-8e27-f8c2c9edfdd1.html

Coyote hunt draws controversy
http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/story/Controversy-over-coyote-hunt/QPQOJkXMcEiSTccew7N9Cw.cspx
[video]

Egyptian Author Facing Trial For Criticizing Muslim Animal Slaughter On Facebook
http://www.inquisitr.com/1708321/egyptian-author-facing-trial-for-criticizing-muslim-animal-slaughter-on-facebook/

Vets to treat injured hippo at different location
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2014/12/28/425072/Vets-to.htm
"TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A well-known hippopotamus who lives at Taichung's
Sky-Zoo (天馬生態園區) was injured on Friday after it escaped in Miaoli
County and rammed itself into a parked car, scaring spectators."

Adviser on wild bird law revision had conviction for ‘callers'
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20141227/local/Adviser-on-wild-bird-law-revision-had-conviction-for-callers-.549645
"One of the first tasks the consultant to the Animal Rights
Parliamentary Secretary took on was to advise on the revision of a law
under which he was convicted four years earlier. Albert Pace, a former
Labour MP and a licensed trapper and hunter, advised Animal Rights
Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes on revisions to the
conservation of wild birds regulations."

ACT animal welfare groups reject NSW native pets proposal
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-animal-welfare-groups-reject-nsw-native-pets-proposal-20141227-12dh9r.html

Japanese vegetarians campaign for Tokyo's 50,000 restaurants to offer
meat free dishes
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/japanese-vegetarians-campaign-for-tokyos-50000-restaurants-to-offer-meat-free-dishes-9946598.html
"Over the past decade there has been a rise in popularity in
vegetarian and vegan food in Japan alongside a boom in macrobiotic
food, which has led to the opening of about 500 vegetarian and
macrobiotic (which serve meat but have many vegetarian options) cafés
and restaurants, according to Tokyo Smile Veggies. The macrobiotic
trend started not long after Madonna appeared on the Japanese show
Smap Smap in 2006 hailing her macrobiotic diet, according to the owner
of one restaurant."


Dec 27

Euthanasia at Albuquerque shelter drops in 2014
http://www.newschannel10.com/story/27708966/euthanasia-at-albuquerque-shelter-drops-in-2014

Baby gorilla Kamina is leaving Cincinnati Zoo
http://www.wcpo.com/lifestyle/baby-gorilla-kamina-is-leaving-cincinnati-zoo

Livestock see massive casualties in Upper Midwest farm fires
http://www.startribune.com/local/286847501.html
"Fires roaring through Minnesota farms this year have left a trail of
charred barns and more than 25,000 animal carcasses."

Animals' Writ of Habeas Corpus: Autonomy, Self Determination, and Chimpanzees
http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2014/12/animals-writ-habeas-corpus-autonomy-self-determination-chimpanzees/
[audio; Steven M. Wise]

Should our leaders make an animal NHS their pet project?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/pets/11314008/Should-our-leaders-make-an-animal-NHS-their-pet-project.html
"How about, I thought, a National Health Service for Animals (NHSA)?"

Delhi gang rape two years on: Shocking levels of animal abuse show
India has failed to change
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/delhi-gang-rape-two-years-shocking-levels-animal-abuse-show-india-has-failed-change-1481008

Animal rights: Survey of privately-kept exotic animals sought
http://tribune.com.pk/story/812914/animal-rights-survey-of-privately-kept-exotic-animals-sought/
"High Court on Friday the city district government to conduct a survey
of wild animals being kept at farmhouses in the city"

Animal rights group to push for 'barbaric' fox hunting to be outlawed
http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/animal-rights-group-to-push-for-barbaric-fox-hunting-to-be-outlawed-655904.html
"It's outlawed in the UK. We've got no reason for it to continue in
this country, considering how cruel and barbaric it tends to be."

There Is Nothing Pretentious About Being a Vegan
http://bharatpress.com/2014/12/26/there-is-nothing-pretentious-about-being-a-vegan/

New owner and menu coming to Jazzy Veggie in downtown Ann Arbor
http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/12/new_ownership_and_menu_coming.html

DF Mavens Now Serving Dairy-Free Ice Cream in the East Village
http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20141226/east-village/df-mavens-now-serving-dairy-free-ice-cream-east-village


Dec 26

Dog willed to die begins journey to Utah no-kill shelter
http://www.wtvm.com/story/27698465/belaissafe-bela-gets-early-christmas-will-live-on-at-utah-no-kill-shelter
[video]

Feral cats catch a break in Barnegat
http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/local/grassroots/2014/12/25/feral-cats-catch-break-barnegat/20895407/

Paws by Claus: Santa delivers for animal shelter
http://www.abc3340.com/story/27707546/paws-by-claus-santa-delivers-for-animal-shelter
"MADISON, N.J. (AP) - Santa Claus is going to work for an animal
shelter in northern New Jersey."

Bear loose in suburban Phoenix is finally wrangled
http://mtstandard.com/news/weird-news/bear-loose-in-suburban-phoenix-is-finally-wrangled/article_7c72f6bc-271a-508b-ab3f-298658d1af3b.html

A fortunate foreclosure for farm animals: Animals in the News
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/12/ a_fortunate_foreclosure_for_fa.html
"The house will be used for meetings and classes in farm-animal care
and vegan cooking."

Vegan soldiers force change in IDF menu
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.633837
"As a result of an October protest by vegan soldiers who said the army
menu didn't suit their diet - which eschews not only meat and fish but
dairy products as well - the Israel Defense Forces has announced that
it will add to it new dishes based on soybeans and legumes, for
example lentil patties."

Vegan Diets Gaining in Popularity
http://www.viralglobalnews.com/health/vegan-diets-gaining-popularity/26194/


Dec 25

In war on coyotes, some argue for learning to live with them
http://www.redding.com/news/wire-news/in-war-on-coyotes-some-argue-for-learning-to-live-with-them

Carcasses of 3 missing dogs found in Hastings
http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/carcasses-of-missing-dogs-found-in-hastings/article_9b6b7c95-fd13-54e6-8014-cff4953bf4f7.html

Rock Creek Park deer meat helps feed the homeless and hungry
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/rock-creek-park-deer-meat-helps-feed-the-homeless-and-hungry/2014/12/24/812b82da-8b9d-11e4-9e8d-0c687bc18da4_story.html
"Two years ago, an animal rights group and several local residents
sued the Interior Department in federal court in Washington. The court
ruled in the government's favor in March 2013, but the activists are
appealing, according to Anzelmo-Sarles."

Council passes Crowley's animal rights legislation
http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2014/52/ animalrights_tl_2014_12_26_q.html

Merle Hay Mall animals moving permanently this weekend
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/2014/12/24/merle-hay-mall-zoo-animals-ron-dearmond/20885897/
"The animals held at the "mall zoo" in Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines
will permanently move to new locations this weekend, after a court
denied an emergency injunction by Pella Wildlife Company."

Costa Rica's capital is ready for holiday celebrations
http://www.ticotimes.net/2014/12/25/costa-ricas-capital-is-ready-for-holiday-celebrations
"Unlike Spain's bullfights, in Tico-style bullfighting the bull is not
killed. However, animal rights activists still oppose the events."

Zimbabwe to export elephants in population curb
http://phys.org/news/2014-12-zimbabwe-export-elephants-population-curb.html
"...buyers from the United Arab Emirates want 15 elephants, China 27
and France between 15 and 20.
"But a local animal rights group claimed that elephant calves dragged
from their mothers were being sent squashed in containers to Maputo
for export to China."

Why Having a Happy Vegan Holiday Matters
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dylan-kendall/why-having-a-happy-vegan-_b_6304886.html

EMERYVILLE'S CLIF BAR DISCLOSES WHERE ITS COCOA COMES FROM
http://oaklandlocal.com/2014/12/emeryvilles-clif-bar-discloses-where-its-cocoa-comes-from/
"The Food Empowerment Project (FEP), a vegan food justice
organization, has been prodding Clif Bar for years to disclose where
it sources the cocoa used in its products. Many cocoa farms in Western
Africa use exploitive child labor, and Clif Bar's supposed commitment
to social responsibility yet lack of corporate transparency was a hot
contradiction."


Dec 24

Horse-drawn carriage ride drawn into ethical debate
http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/7415121-74/carriage-rides-drawn#axzz3MpmGXo2x
"Unlike New York City, where carriage rides through Central Park are
commonplace year-round, or other cities, such as Philadelphia,
Minneapolis, Chicago, Cincinnati and Boston, where carriages line up
downtown to offer Christmas tours, Pittsburgh hasn't warmed to the
romance."

Animal Rights Campaigners Get Little Traction At Hialeah Pig
Slaughterhouse Protest
http://wlrn.org/post/animal-rights-campaigners-get-little-traction-hialeah-pig-slaughterhouse-protest
[audio]

Protesting the Cruelest Show On Earth
http://www.examiner.com/article/protesting-the-cruelest-show-on-earth

PETA launches Jesus People for Animals initiative
http://www.dispatch.com/content/blogs/the-compass/2014/12/peta-christians.html
"A photo of a pig, with its snout pushed through the bars of a metal
cage, pleads: "I don't want to be your holiday meal. Celebrate Christ,
Not Cruelty.""

State launches investigation into PETA dog theft
http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/virginia/2014/12/23/peta-state-investigation/20822215/
[video]

Rep. Moran lauded for animal-protection efforts
http://www.insidenova.com/news/arlington/rep-moran-lauded-for-animal-protection-efforts/article_22d12ed2-8aa9-11e4-bcfc-c3e10aa66232.html

The latest wedding accessory: exotic animals
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/the-latest-wedding-accessory-exotic-animals-122414.html
[comments at link]

U.S. LAWYERS LEFT GUESSING AT ARGENTINE ANIMAL RIGHTS RULING
http://www.fastcompany.com/3040302/us-lawyers-left-guessing-at-argentine-animal-rights-ruling
"Steven Wise, president of the Nonhuman Rights Project, says they need
to know more about what this ruling means. "It's not clear to us what
happened," Wise said in an interview with Fast Company. "We think that
something occurred, we just don't know what.""

EU chemicals regulator scolded over animal testing
http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2014/12/eu-chemicals-regulator-scolded-over-animal-testing

Canadian Convicted in Body Parts Case
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/24/world/americas/canadian-found-guilty-of-murder-in-body-parts-case.html
"Three years later, Mr. Magnotta was identified by animal rights
activists and later by the police as the source of several ghoulish
videos in which a man is seen killing kittens by various means. In one
of them, he wears a Santa Claus hat."

Tony Benn honoured by Peta for animal rights record
http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Tony-Benn-honoured-Peta-animal-rights-record/story-25758384-detail/story.html
"Former Labour minister Tony Benn, who died in March, aged 88, has
been named Person of the Year by animal rights charity Peta UK."

Circus busted for disguising dogs as panda bears
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2014/12/24/circus-busted-for-disguising-dogs-as-panda-bears
"An Italian circus has been busted for trying to pass two chow chow
dogs off as panda bears."

Don't have to be animal lover to support PETA: Kajal Aggarwal
http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/celebrity/dont-have-to-be-animal-lover-to-support-peta-kajal-aggarwal_1519665.html

One loner and 27 dogs: A love of animals gone horribly wrong
http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/one-loner-and-27-dogs-a-love-of-animals-gone-horribly-wrong/

Brigitte Bardot asks EU to ban French favourite foie gras
http://www.france24.com/en/20141224-brigitte-bardot-asks-eu-ban-french-favourite-foie-gras/

A Holiday Chain Restaurant Survival Guide for Vegans
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/cleanplatecharlie/2014/12/ a_holiday_chain_restaurant_survival_guide_for_vegans.php

Life Lessons: 'Vegan-ish' holiday foods
http://www.wfmz.com/lifestyle/Life-Lessons/life-lessons-veganish-holiday-foods/30294444
[video]

Motobar revs its vegan engine, but peters out short of the finish line
http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/motobar-revs-its-vegan-engine-but-peters-out-short-of-the-finish-line/Content?oid=5054214

Author wants to help make a healthful change
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/food/article/Author-wants-to-help-make-a-healthful-change-5975813.php#/0
"Vegan Vitality," by Karina Inkster


Dec 23

Animal activists deny claims bear paw placed in Vernon yard is a publicity stunt
http://www.nj.com/sussex-county/index.ssf/2014/12/animal_activists_deny_claims_bear_paw_ placed_in_womans_yard_is_a_publicity_stunt.html

Starbucks Vows to Protect Animal Welfare Rights
http://www.thedailymeal.com/news/starbucks-vows-to-protect-animal-welfare-rights/122314
"Starbucks has just announced a comprehensive new animal welfare
policy banning a breadth of inhumane farming practices, including
caging of hens, confinement of pigs in crates, as well as castration
and tail-docking practices without pain relief."

Massillon Washington High School's live tiger mascot to stay, boosters
say, despite growing criticism
http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2014/12/ petition_grows_to_end_massillo.html

Animal cruelty charges dismissed in Green Acre dog boarding deaths
http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/gilbert/animal-cruelty-charges-dismissed-in-green-acre-dog-boarding-case
[video]

Bond set for Hixson man accused of hoarding more than 50 dogs, cats and a goat
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2014/dec/23/bond-set-dunlap-man-accused-hoarding-more-50-dogs-cats-and-goat/279516/

Memphis man arrested after allegedly throwing puppy during domestic dispute
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/local-news/crime/memphis-man-arrested-after-allegedly-throwing-puppy-during-domestic-dispute_76568481

Texas lab faces fines, closure after 13 monkeys die from overheating
http://rt.com/usa/217139-covance-texas-cooked-monkeys/

Israeli buys 1,300 monkeys, saving them from harsh fate
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4606975,00.html

When You Find Out What These Gloves Are Made of, You Won't Be Able to
Look Your Pet in the Eye
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/12/23/when-you-find-out-what-these-gloves-are-made-you-wont-be-able-look-your-dog-eye
"Did that accessory come from the skin of a family pet in China?"

'Someone has to be punished for the cruelty these creatures suffer'
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/someone-has-to-be-punished-for-the-cruelty-these-creatures-suffer-303805.html

5 Vegan Holiday Survival Tips To Get You Through Christmas Meat-Free
http://www.bustle.com/articles/55314-5-vegan-holiday-survival-tips-to-get-you-through-christmas-meat-free

Montreal's Aux Vivres Will Have Vegan Brunches Every Day Of The Holidays
http://www.mtlblog.com/2014/12/montreals-aux-vivres-will-have-vegan-brunches-every-day-of-the-holidays/

Where to Find NYC's Best Gluten Free and Vegan Bakeries for Your
Holiday Party Needs
http://observer.com/2014/12/where-to-find-nycs-best-gluten-free-and-vegan-bakeries-for-your-holiday-party-needs/

Vegan Chef Shares Secrets To Successful Holiday Feast, Recipes Included
http://upr.org/post/vegan-chef-shares-secrets-successful-holiday-feast-recipes-included


Dec 22

As footage emerges of sheep being violently mistreated, is there
hidden cruelty behind your winter woolly?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2882895/As-footage-emerges-sheep-violently-mistreated-hidden-cruelty-winter-woolly.html

Could this landmark animal rights ruling spell the end of zoos?
http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/548397/Could-this-landmark-ape-rights-ruling-spell-the-end-of-zoos
"A court in Argentina has ruled that a 29-year-old Sumatran orangutan
called Sandra - who has been in captivity in a Buenos Aires zoo for 20
years - is a "nonhuman person" and entitled to more freedom after an
animal rights group filed a writ demanding her release."

Cops break into VK flat, find 26 starving dogs inside
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Cops-break-into-VK-flat-find-26-starving-dogs-inside/articleshow/45610385.cms

Animal rights activists get community service for stealing six dogs
http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2014/12/animal-rights-activists-get-community-service-for-stealing-six-dogs.php/

Man facing three years for killing dog amid animal-rights protests
http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/191539,Man-facing-three-years-for-killing-dog-amid-animalrights-protests
"The 28-year-old faces up to three years in gaol, Polish Radio
reports. He has no education, profession or permanent address."

Can SeaWorld Really Send Our Killer Whales to China? Will They?
http://blog.seattlepi.com/candacewhiting/2014/12/21/can-seaworld-really-send-our-killer-whales-to-china-will-they/

Judge returns Great Lakes wolves to endangered species list
http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/12/judge-returns-great-lakes-wolves-endangered-species-list

Animal rights advocate says black bear paw was put in yard of her home
http://www.nj.com/sussex-county/index.ssf/2014/12/animal_rights_advocate_says_she_discovered _severed_bear_paw_on_front_lawn.html
"Cathy McCartney, who has been a member of the Bear Education And
Resource (BEAR) Group for the last 14 years, said she contacted Vernon
Police on Friday afternoon after her dog walker made the gruesome
discovery."

Kentucky now home to a new breed of cat
http://www.themoreheadnews.com/news/kentucky-now-home-to-a-new-breed-of-cat/article_3a04457e-8a1f-11e4-808f-1f7b298dad5e.html
"The DNA of that 125-pound male is being analyzed by scientists to
determine if it came from the wild or if it had been bred and raised
in captivity, either in a zoo or by a private collector of exotic
animals."

Veganuary is coming! Four tips for going vegan in 2015
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/tips-vegan-2015-article-1.2053582
"Matthew Glover and Jane Land, the UK-based duo behind the Veganuary
movement, offer suggestions and advice to help ease the transition for
carnivores who want to take part in the 31-day challenge."

Toddler dies from malnutrition caused by radical Christian parents'
faith-based vegan diet
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/12/toddler-dies-from-malnutrition-caused-by-radical-christian-parents-faith-based-vegan-diet/
"A couple in Calgary, Canada are facing charges after their 14-month
old son died from a treatable infection in November, 2013."

'A vegan diet won't help cure cancer': Doctors warn against 'bogus'
medical claims
http://www.thejournal.ie/vegan-diet-cancer-cure-1849365-Dec2014/
"A group of Irish nutrition and cancer organisations hit back at what
they claim have been a "number of inaccurate articles and commentary"
recently about diet and its role in beating the disease."

A 100-Year-Old Surgeon Credits his Longevity to a Vegan Lifestyle
http://news.therawfoodworld.com/100-year-old-surgeon-credits-longevity-vegan-lifestyle/

Meatless Monday: John Salley -- Making Life Betta
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-kanner/meatless-monday-john-sall_b_6334446.html

Shimmy Shack releases 'sexiest vegetarian' calendar
http://www.freep.com/story/money/2014/12/20/sexiest-vegetarian-calendar-shimmy-shack/20701741/
"Michigan's first vegan and gluten-free food truck released its 2015
Sexiest Vegetarians in Michigan calendar with a pin-up theme"


Dec 21

Captive orangutan has human right to freedom, Argentine court rules
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-2882858/Captive-orangutan-human-right-freedom-Argentine-court-rules.html

French getting queasy over national delicacy foie gras
http://www.9news.com.au/world/2014/12/21/04/57/french-getting-queasy-over-foie-gras
"Almost one out of every two French people now favour banning the
force-feeding of geese and ducks to produce the national delicacy,
foie gras, a survey has shown."

Small Victories for China's Animal-Welfare Movement
http://www.macroinsider.com/business/small-victories-for-chinas-animal-welfare-movement-h1679.html

Animals suffer a perpetual winter solstice
http://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/animals-suffer-a-perpetual-winter-solstice-30852798.html

Canine unleash terror on roads
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vijayawada/canine-unleash-terror-on-roads/article6713385.ece

Activists demand rules on animal performances in Taiwan
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141221000040&cid=1103

NC officially bans gas for euthanizing shelter animals
http://www.wnct.com/story/27678278/nc-officially-bans-gas-for-euthanizing-shelter-animals
[video]

Shimmy Shack releases 'sexiest vegetarian' calendar
http://www.freep.com/story/money/2014/12/20/sexiest-vegetarian-calendar-shimmy-shack/20701741/
"Michigan's first vegan and gluten-free food truck released its 2015
Sexiest Vegetarians in Michigan calendar with a pin-up theme"


Dec 20

UConn Ordered to Give PETA Animal Research Information
http://www.ctlawtribune.com/home/id=1202712979094/UConn-Ordered-to-Give-PETA-Animal-Research-Information

PETA chinchilla case could get tossed
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/dec/20/chinchilla-case-could-get-tossed/

SAN JACINTO: Missing dog turns up after being dyed all black (UPDATE)
http://www.pe.com/articles/coco-756698-jacinto-owner.html

Feral cat trapping and neutering eyed
http://www.dailycommercial.com/news/article_ab64892d-b50e-5691-a26f-09250b34e082.html

EXCHANGE: DeKalb County has stray-cat saviors
http://www.wandtv.com/story/27676473/exchange-dekalb-county-has-stray-cat-saviors

Sandersville man charged with ten-counts of animal cruelty
http://www.wdam.com/story/27678168/sandersville-man-charged-with-ten-counts-of-animal-cruelty
[video]

Vassar College to conduct another deer cull
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/tech/science/ environment/2014/12/19/vassar-college-fep-deer-cull/20642463/

Row over wild animal exports hots up
http://www.newzimbabwe.com/news-19566-Row+over+wild+animal+exports+hots+up/news.aspx
"ZIMBABWEAN authorities have maintained that they abide by
international treaties when sending live animals abroad, following
controversy over the possible export of baby elephants to China or the
United Arab Emirates, state media reported on Saturday."

Shoppers could be told how their meat has been slaughtered after halal
row over unsuspecting diners eating animals which weren't stunned
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2881634/Shoppers-told-meat-slaughtered-halal-row-unsuspecting-diners-eating-animals-weren-t-stunned.html

Love of robots may pave way for better treatment of animals
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/12/20/national/science-health/love-robots-may-pave-way-better-treatment-animals/#.VJWsr6AEDUc

Cultural preferences should be considered in school lunch menus, N.J.
assembly says
http://www.nj.com/education/2014/12/cultural_preferences_ should_be_considered_in_school_lunch_menus_nj_assembly_says.html
""Making vegetarian, vegan, kosher, halal and other cultural dietary
options available can increase the likelihood that students will eat
the food on the menu and help ensure that New Jersey's School
Nutrition Programs reach their intended goal," said Gabriela Mosquera
(D-Camden), one of bill's sponsors."
Bill would expand school menus for N.J. vegetarian students
http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2014/12/19/bill-expand-school-menus-nj-vegetarian-students/20659805/

Alicia Silverstone talks about a plant-based diet
http://www.redding.com/entertainment/alicia-silverstone-talks-about-a-plant-based-diet

Martial artist to lead raw veganism workshops in WNY
http://refresh.buffalonews.com/2014/12/20/wny-visitor-mixes-martial-arts-raw-veganism/

Zen Wok opens second location in north Fresno
http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/12/19/4294250/zen-wok-opens-second-location.html


Dec 19

Chimp 'Personhood' Advocates Seek New Appeal in NY
http://m.livescience.com/49197-chimp-personhood-advocates-seek-appeal.html
"Animal-rights advocates seeking "personhood" for chimpanzees want to
take their case to the highest court in New York State."

Rossen Reports: Some 'faux fur' sold in stores comes from real animals
http://www.today.com/money/rossen-reports-some-faux-fur-sold-stores-comes-real-animals-1D80374119
[video]

Ecoterrorism: threat or political ploy?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/12/19/ecoterrorism-threat-or-political-ploy/
"Radical Environmentalist and Animal Rights (REAR) movement"

Handful of activists gather to protest circus in West Palm Beach
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/handful-of-activists-gather-to-protest-circus-in-w/njWzj/

Spy Drones Over North Carolina Factory Farms Reveal 'Lagoons Of
Filth,' Filmmaker Says
http://www.ibtimes.com/spy-drones-over-north-carolina-factory-farms-reveal-lagoons-filth-filmmaker-says-1763592
[video]

Fleeing cows remain on the loose in Pocatello; Anderson Custom Pack
gets hate mail
http://www.tetonvalleynews.net/page2/fleeing-cows-remain-on-the-loose-in-pocatello-anderson-custom/article_f4c1ca0c-8705-11e4-b557-9f8573751fe4.html

Familiar Face Pours Her Passion For Animals Onto The Page
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2014/12/19/familiar-face-pours-her-passion-for-animals-onto-the-page/
""This is love is through the Feline Rescue Association," said Jen
Kahn, Feline Rescue Association."

Court order puts Great Lakes wolves back on endangered species list
http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/3638642-court-order-puts-great-lakes-wolves-back-endangered-species-list

Black Rhino Hunter Slammed For Request To Import Animal's Carcass To U.S.
http://www.hngn.com/articles/53320/20141218/black-rhino-hunter-slammed-request-import-animals-carcass-u-s.htm

Should a Dead Woman's Dog Be Put Down Because Her Will Says He Should
Be Buried With Her?
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/12/18/should-a-dead-womans-dog-be-put-down-because-her-will-says-he-should-be-buried-with-her/

50 dogs, a parrot and a goat rescued in Sequatchie County (with gallery)
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2014/dec/19/50-dogs-parrot-and-goat-rescued-sequatchie-county/279006/

Appeals court: Emotional damages allowed in dog shooting case
http://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/crime_and_justice/courts/appeals-court-emotional-damages-allowed-in-dog-shooting-case/article_ec02c09f-f82b-5de0-adc1-e507796e1764.html

Who shot Dallas the dog? Humane Society offers $5G to collar killer
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/hunterdon-county/2014/12/18/shot-dallas-dog-humane-society-offers-collar-killer/20605209/

Spanish Ebola woman sues over dog's death
http://www.wbaltv.com/national/spanish-ebola-woman-sues-over-dogs-death/30300656

Dog Leather Video Viral: Graphic Footage Shows Dogs Being Brutally
Massacred To Manufacture Leather Gloves, Sparks Outrage
http://www.inquisitr.com/1690279/dog-leather-video-viral-graphic-footage-shows-dogs-being-brutally-massacred-to-manufacture-leather-gloves-sparks-outrage/

Activists demand rules on animal performances
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201412190024.aspx

Unilever drops lawsuit against vegan mayonnaise maker
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-mayo-lawsuit-20141218-story.html

I like it raw
http://www.newsreview.com/reno/i-like-it-raw/content?oid=15783280

Holiday traveling via PHL? Grab some fresh vegan food
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/v-for-vegan/Holiday-traveling-via-PHL-Grab-some-fresh-vegan-food-.html

Eating out with a dietitian's fork: Healthy picks at Philly's vegan restaurants
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/goal-getter-nutrition/Eating-out-with-a-dietitians-fork-Healthy-picks-at-Phillys-vegan-restaurants.html#ygGt0IIgkBkBr93g.99


Dec 18

Cuomo vetoes bill that would have saved mute swans from DEC eradication plan
http://www.syracuse.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2014/12/ cuomo_vetoes_bill_that_would_have_saved_mute_swans_ from_decs_eradication_plan.html

Animal rights groups sue Salinas Rodeo
http://www.thecalifornian.com/story/news/local/2014/12/17/animal-rights-groups-sue-salinas-rodeo/20562071/

Dog faces death after owner's will states that he be euthanized, buried with her
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/18/dog-faces-death-after-owner-will-states-that-be-euthanized-buried-with-her/

Victim, animal rights advocates hail FBI animal cruelty desgination
http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2014/dec/18/victim-animal-rights-advocates-hail-fbi-animal-cruelty-desgination/

In war on coyotes, some argue for learning to live with them
http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-coyotes-20141218-story.html

Bullhook ban in California cities stops circus performances
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/12/18/3404367/bullhook-ban-in-california-cities.html?sp=/99/177/348//
Oakland joins LA in banning circus elephant tool
http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Oakland-joins-LA-in-banning-circus-elephant-tool-5966151.php

Senator wants PETA investigated for taking chihuahua
http://wavy.com/2014/12/17/senator-wants-peta-investigated-for-taking-chihuahua/
[video]

Small Victories for China's Animal-Welfare Movement
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-12-18/chinas-animal-rights-movement-makes-gains

Calgary man who taped dog, cat to get psych assessment before sentencing
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/calgary-man-who-taped-dog-cat-to-get-psych-assessment-before-sentencing-1.2154486

Expat campaign to ban animal circus in Manilva and Casares
http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2014/12/18/expat-campaign-to-ban-animal-circus-in-manilva-and-casares/

Are Vegetarians Hot? Local Food Truck Comes Up With Sexy Calendar
http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/11138/ are_vegetarians_sexy_local_food_truck_comes_up_with_sexy_ calender#.VJLoF1WJNpA

Buy "Meat-Free Meat" at America's New Vegan Butchers
http://modernfarmer.com/2014/12/buy-meat-free-meat-americas-new-vegan-butchers/

'Tis the time for a hearty, vegan Christmas feast
http://www.mydigitalfc.com/foods-and-drinks/%E2%80%99tis-time-hearty-vegan-christmas-feast-265


Dec 17

FBI adds animal cruelty to index crimes like homicide, arson
http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/fbi-adds-animal-cruelty-to-index-crimes-like-homicide-arson-b99410900z1-286132921.html

Animal Exploitation Worse Than Ever Despite Heightened Animal Rights
http://www.healthnewsdigest.com/news/Pet_Care_490/Animal-Exploitation-Worse-Than-Ever-Despite-Heightened-Animal-Rights.shtml

A Wrap-Up on Congress and Its Work on Animals in 2014
http://blog.humanesociety.org/wayne/2014/12/congress-animals-2014.html

NY City council votes to ban sale of bunnies by pet shops
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/weird/sns-rt-us-usa-newyork-rabbits-20141217-story.html

Gardiner says first Senate bill will be greyhound injury reporting
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/gardiner-says-first-senate-bill-will-be-greyhound-injury-reporting/2210566

Lil B Says He's Been Banned From Facebook Following Rant About Rape,
Slavery, and Animal Rights
http://pitchfork.com/news/57866-lil-b-says-hes-been-banned-from-facebook-following-rant-about-rape-slavery-and-animal-rights/

Two cows still on the loose in Pocatello; business receiving 'hate mail'
http://www.idahostatejournal.com/members/two-cows-still-on-the-loose-in-pocatello-business-receiving/article_530cf2e6-8489-11e4-af8d-37ad743f0320.html
"Cows fled from Anderson Custom Pack at Garrett Way and North Main
Street on Friday and Sunday. One of the escaped cows was shot and
killed by Pocatello police, another was fatally shot by business
co-owner Jesse Anderson, one of the cows was recaptured and, as of
Tuesday night, two were still on the loose in Pocatello."

4 Mississippi livestock auction workers guilty of cruelty
http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2014/12/17/mississippi-livestock-auction-animal-cruelty/20559417/

Veterinarian Charged With Animal Cruelty After 4 Dogs Found Dead,
Others Starving
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/veterinarian-charged-animal-cruelty-after-4-dogs-found-dead-others-starving

Barnegat gives green light to feral cat colonies
http://www.app.com/story/news/local/southern-ocean-county/barnegat/2014/12/16/barnegat-gives-green-light-feral-cat-colonies/20502785/

Hendersonville punts on removing problem deer
http://www.lebanondemocrat.com/article/sports/540331
"The animal-rights crowd opposes killing the deer, and so
Hendersonville is right back where it started, with no solution in
sight."

Hunter expects to get permit to shoot rhino in Africa, despite threats
http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/27646400/hunter-expects-to-get-permit-to-shoot-black-rhino-in-africa

China to Recognize Animal Welfare for First Time
http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/28493/20141217/china-to-recognize-animal-welfare-for-first-time-animal-rights-wildlife-protection-law-chang-jiwen-national-peoples-congress-wildlife-protection-yang-zhaoxia.htm

Rights groups criticise use of dog skin in China
http://www.news24.com/Green/News/Rights-groups-criticise-use-of-dog-skin-in-China-20141217

'I'll not step down over suicide gun comment' says councillor Tommy Woodward
http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/11672202.___I___ll_not_step_ down_over_suicide_gun_comment____says_animal_rights_campaigner/
"Tommy Woodward, an animal rights campaigner, posted on the Hunt
Saboteurs Association Facebook page that the death of Alan Ellis, from
Bacup in Lancashire, was the "best use of a gun I can think of"."

Naked animal rights protestor from Earlswood wins acclaim
http://www.surreymirror.co.uk/Naked-animal-rights-protestor-Earlswood-wins/story-25712306-detail/story.html

Well done! Animal rights groups laud 10-day jail term for dog abuser
http://www.therakyatpost.com/news/2014/12/17/well-done-animal-rights-groups-laud-10-day-jail-term-dog-abuser/

Emiko Badillo - Owner of Food Fight! Grocery and founder of Portland
Vegans of Color
http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23675-emiko_badillo.html

Strict Belief-Based Diet Contributes to Child's Death
http://news.discovery.com/human/health/strict-belief-based-diet-contributes-to-childs-death-141217.htm
Seventh Day Adventists, vegan

Bombay Food Junkies enable vegetarians
http://fox2now.com/2014/12/17/bombay-food-junkies-enable-vegetarians/
[video]

Seven Vegan, Holiday Dinner Items to Snag at Trader Joe's
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/cleanplatecharlie/2014/12/ seven_vegan_items_from_trader_joes_to_make_your_holidays_ easier_draft.php

Does an Indian vegan diet have side-effects?
http://www.thehealthsite.com/news/does-an-indian-vegan-diet-have-side-effects-k1214/

City Green Market launches all-vegan grocery store in Negaunee
http://up.secondwavemedia.com/features/citygreen121714.aspx

Austin360 Taste Test: Can vegan cookie dough compare to the real thing?
http://food.blog.austin360.com/2014/12/17/austin360-taste-test-can-vegan-cookie-dough-compare-to-the-real-thing/
[video]

The Lunch Room signs lease to open second vegan restaurant in Ann Arbor
http://www.mlive.com/business/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/12/the_lunch_room_signs_lease_on.html


Dec 16

Is personhood an animal right or human privilege?
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/ personhood-an-animal-right-or-human-privilege/5967094

Moreauville's repeal of pit bull ban inspires Morgan City campaign to scrap ban
http://www.nola.com/news/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/12/pit_bull_ban_moreauville_bsl.html

Angry pet owners want to know why dogs are disappearing in George County
http://www.wsmv.com/story/27634810/angry-pet-owners-want-to-know-why-dogs-are-disappearing-in-george-county

Opinion divided on Polish court's 'landmark' reversal of non-stun slaughter ban
http://www.foodnavigator.com/Policy/Polish-court-overturns-non-stun-slaughter-ban

Argentine zoo allows visitors to enter big cats' enclosures
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2014/12/16/argentine-zoo-allows-visitors-to-enter-big-cats-enclosures/

Nativity donkey dies after being sat on in Spanish Christmas fair
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/ 11297926/Nativity-donkey-dies-after-being-sat-on-in-Spanish-Christmas-fair.html

Activists fear 'Kolubete' hunting festival may restart
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/activists-fear-kolubete-hunting-festival-may-restart/article6698359.ece

Animal rights should be commonplace
http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/450148/animal-rights-should-be-commonplace

Protest fails to win mercy for Beau
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/64224137/protest-fails-to-win-mercy-for-beau

BONDAGE FILM MAKER FORCED INTO HIDING BY PETA AFTER USING CAT IN FILM
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/12/16/Bondage-Film-Maker-Forced-Into-Hiding-by-PETA-After-Using-Cat-in-Film

MooShoes's PETA-Approved Window Display Rules Out Wool
http://la.racked.com/archives/2014/12/16/mooshoess_petaapproved_ window_display_rules_out_wool.php

Top 10 Vegan Cookbooks of 2014
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/Top-10-Vegan-Cookbooks-of-2014.html

100-year-old surgeon, WWII vet who retired at age 95 shares secrets to longevity
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/12/16/100-year-old-surgeon-wwii-vet-who-retired-at-age-5-shares-secrets-to-longevity/
"Wareham himself adopted a vegan diet in midlife after reading
research that showed animal protein raises cholesterol. He credits his
good health— and his clearness of mind, the thing he's most grateful
for today— in large part to that decision."

How to have a happy vegan Christmas – and not a nut roast in sight
(even carnivores will be jealous)
http://www.high50.com/food/how-to-have-a-happy-vegan-christmas

New Vegan Creamery Seeks Funding Using Hashtag #NoScreamIceCream
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/12/15/new-vegan-creamery-seeks-funding-using-hashtag-noscreamicecream/

Shankara to ring in 2015 with a raw vegan New Year's Eve celebration
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/food/index.ssf/2014/12/ shankara_to_ring_in_2015_with.html

Montreal Now Has A "Vegan Sushi Shop" On Duluth Street
http://www.mtlblog.com/2014/12/montreal-now-has-a-vegan-sushi-shop-on-duluth-street/#

'But I Could Never Go Vegan!' tackles food myths with delicious
recipes: Cookbook review
http://www.oregonlive.com/cooking/2014/12/ but_i_could_never_go_vegan_tac.html

Boy George Reflects on His Raw Vegan Diet
http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/boy-george-reflects-on-his-raw-vegan-diet/11313423

Iovate launches new plant-based, vegan brand for active individuals
http://www.pottsmerc.com/lifestyle/20141216/iovate-launches-new-plant-based-vegan-brand-for-active-individuals


Dec 15

EXCLUSIVE: Cuomo to sign law banning tattoos and piercings on pets
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/exclusive-cuomo-sign-ban-pets-tattoos-piercings-article-1.2045423

FSU law students advocate for animals
http://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/causes/2014/12/14/fsu-law-students-advocate-animals/20417753/

PETA offers underwater drones to target animal cruelty
http://triblive.com/sports/outdoors/7333734-74/drones-bills-wildlife#axzz3LzpBaNtL

Jackson man jailed for illegal turtle sales
http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20141215/GZ01/141219530/1101

Taking the Elephant Out of the Room
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/12/15/peta-activist-aims-for-elephant-free-circuses

Gas chambers will soon be off-limits for N.C. animal shelters
http://m.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2014/12/15/gas-chambers-will-soon-be-off-limits-for-n-c.html

Bill provides a reprieve for NY's mute swans
http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2014-12-15-90219.113122-Bill-provides-a-reprieve-for-NYs-mute-swans.html

American furs are a hit in Japan, but will the love last?
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/static/features/Yen2Trade/Fur-takes-a-hit-in-Japan.html

Pierce Brosnan wades into Zimbabwe elephant row
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/ africaandindianocean/zimbabwe/11294567/Pierce-Brosnan-wades-into-Zimbabwe-elephant-row.html

Slaughterhouse 'sadism': Campaign calls for CCTV in abattoirs to end cruelty
http://www.mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/151272028-slaughterhouse-sadism-campaign-calls-cctv-abattoirs-end-cruelty
[video]

Malaga to ban 'cruel' animal circuses
http://www.thelocal.es/20141215/malaga-bans-animal-circuses-animal-rights-spain

About 100 animals rescued after police raid foul-smelling bungalow in Selangor
http://www.tnp.sg/news/about-100-animals-rescued-after-police-raid-foul-smelling-bungalow-selangor

German vegan supermarket targets 60 stores
http://www.retaildetail.eu/en/eur-europe/eur-food/item/17038-german-vegan-supermarket-targets-60-stores

Kickstarter Launched for Vegan Magazine Mainstream LAIKA
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/12/15/kickstarter-launched-for-making-a-vegan-magazine-mainstream/

Meatless Monday: (Vegan) Holiday Party With Nava Atlas
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-kanner/meatless-monday-vegan-hol_b_6302152.html


Dec 14

Portrait of the apes
http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/26232285/article-Portrait-of-the-apes-Local-artist-is-an-advocate-for-vanishing-primates-?instance=latest_story
"Animal rights activists saw his work and contacted Moglia to ask if
he could help them out."

The Truth About Religion and Animals
http://time.com/3632860/pope-dogs-heaven-animal-rights/

Drummond: Oakland passes bullhook ban; city to bid adios to circus
http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_27131327/drummond-oakland-passes-bullhook-ban-city-bid-adios

Cops kill cow after wild chase through Pocatello's north side
http://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/cops-kill-cow-after-wild-chase-through-pocatello-s-north/article_5c4c760c-823f-11e4-90e5-bfe6578ed668.html
"During the pursuit, the cow rammed a Pocatello animal control truck
and two police cars in residential neighborhoods."

Michigan Cop Kills Dog in Wrong Address Warrantless Home Entry
http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2014/12/michigan-cops-kill-dog-wrong-address-warrantless-home-entry/

Sea cow makes rare appearance in Mississippi waters
http://www.wdam.com/story/27617078/sea-cow-makes-rare-appearance-in-mississippi-waters

Nicolino Camardi Pleads Guilty To Taping Shut Mouths Of Calgary Dog, Cat
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/12/14/nicolino-camardi-calgary-guilty_n_6317632.html

Legal notice to Prakash Javadekar over permission for bullock cart races
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/prakash-javadekar-legal-notice-on-bullock-cart-races-sent/1/406814.html

Almost 100 animals rescued from foul-smelling, unkempt bungalow
http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/12/15/Alleged-puppy-mill-in-Subang-raided-Almost-100-animals-rescued-from-foulsmelling-unkempt-bungalow/
"Yesterday, members of Malaysia Independent Animal Rescue and the
police swept into the compound which is believed to be an illegal
animal breeding facility, in what has been described as the "biggest
and worst case of animal abuse" in the country."


Dec 13

'Psychiatric review necessary' after Calgary man pleads guilty to animal cruelty
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/12/12/psychiatric_review_ necessary_after_calgary_man_pleads_guilty_to_animal_cruelty.html
"An Alberta man has pleaded guilty to using Kijiji to find pets, then
methodically abusing and dumping their bodies in an alley with their
mouths"

Films on animals rights to tour Taiwan
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201412130026.aspx

Heston Blumenthal drops his foie gras supplier after video shows the
ducks being treated poorly
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2872569/Heston-Blumenthal-drops-fois-gras-supplier-video-shows-ducks-treated-poorly.html

First video of Benjy 'the gay bull' as he begins journey to new home
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/first-video-of-benjy-the-gay-bull-as-he-begins-journey-to-new-home-30833243.html

Norway Scraps Controversial Seal Hunting Subsidy
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/159100-norway-scraps-controversial-seal-hunting-subsidy

New-age circuses after Mexico bans animals
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/12/new-age-circuses-after-mexico-bans-animals-2014121220181127326.html

Do All Dogs Go To Heaven? Christians React To Pope's Comment
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/12/12/all-dogs-go-to-heaven
[audio]

US SeaWorld to axe over 300 jobs
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/13/390106/us-seaworld-to-axe-over-300-jobs/

ACLU lawsuit: North Kingstown vicious-dog ordinance conflicts with R.I. law
http://www.providencejournal.com/news/courts/20141212-aclu-lawsuit-north-kingstown-vicious-dog-ordinance-conflicts-with-r.i.-law.ece

Years-long animal cruelty case culminates with Hoskins' reporting to jail
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/erie-county-court/years-long-animal-cruelty-case-culminates-with-hoskins-reporting-to-jail-20141212

Vegan teacher fired over Facebook post
http://fox8.com/2014/12/12/vegan-teacher-fired-over-facebook-post/
[video]
"Away from work, Allison is also a vegan and animal rights advocate,
who openly posts his beliefs on his personal Facebook page."

Veganism and Spirituality: Making Connections
http://www.myfoxcarolinas.com/story/27618745/veganism-and-spirituality-making-connections
[video]

Native Foods Cafe Brings Vegan Fast-Casual Dining to Falls Church
http://fcnp.com/2014/12/13/native-foods-cafe-brings-vegan-fast-casual-dining-to-falls-church/

Help - there's a veggie coming to Christmas dinner! How to cater for
festive vegetarians
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Help-s-veggie-coming-Christmas-dinner-cater/story-25705843-detail/story.html

Updated: Veganaroma Holiday Cooking Class Rescheduled for December 20
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/shortorder/2014/12/ veganaroma_hosting_holiday_cooking_class_this_weekend.php

What Being a Vegan Runner Means to Me
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matt-frazier/what-being-a-vegan-runner_b_5926630.html

What's 'in' with inn manager? Vegetarian (and dog-friendly) dining
http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/lifestyles/whats-in-for-innkeeper-vegan-and-dog-friendly-dini/njQwy/

Famed Manhattan Vegan Outpost Blossom Columbus Avenue Presents: Vegan
Blossom for Holiday Fanfare
http://www.restaurantnews.com/famed-manhattan-vegan-outpost-blossom-columbus-avenue-presents-vegan-blossom-for-holiday-fanfare/


Dec 12

SeaWorld CEO Jim Atchison Steps Down Amid Plummeting Park Attendance,
Animal Rights Controversies
http://www.ibtimes.com/seaworld-ceo-jim-atchison-steps-down-amid-plummeting-park-attendance-animal-rights-1750337

Dogs in Heaven? Pope Francis Leaves Pearly Gates Open
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/12/world/europe/dogs-in-heaven-pope-leaves-pearly-gate-open-.html

Lawsuit Targets St. Louis Cab Regulators
http://www.thehorse.com/articles/35022/lawsuit-targets-st-louis-cab-regulators
"Animal advocates in Missouri have filed a lawsuit alleging that the
St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission (MTC) failed in its
responsibility to regulate horse-drawn cabs in that city."

Animals should have rights
http://www.sanduskyregister.com/opinion/readerforum/6480826

PETA calls for UVM suspected chicken-killers' expulsion
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/2014/12/12/peta-seeks-punishment-uvm-students-killed-ate-chicken/20309741/

Want to help a homeless pet? Don't buy one as a gift
http://www.good4utah.com/story/d/story/want-to-help-a-homeless-pet-dont-buy-one-as-a-gift/22662/8ER4L_rXeU6i0vXiWMtoxA
[video]

PETA wants punishment for Nebraska football player
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/chi-peta-wants-punishment-for-nebraska-football-player-20141211-story.html

Adams County rodent farm, Thornton pet store accused of animal cruelty
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_27119164/adams-county-rodent-farm-thornton-pet-store-accused

Animals rights activists want Chinese manja banned
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Animals-rights-activists-want-Chinese-manja-banned/articleshow/45483369.cms

Rhyl Animal rights campaigner convicted of common assault suffers
"hate campaign"
http://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/141914/rhyl-animal-rights-campaigner-convicted-of-common-assault-suffers-hate-campaign-.aspx

Vegan Chain Veggie Grill Opens (With Free Food!) in Pasadena Saturday
http://www.laweekly.com/squidink/2014/12/12/vegan-chain-veggie-grill-opens-with-free-food-in-pasadena-saturday

New You vegan festival changes date, name
http://www.marshallnewsmessenger.com/news/new-you-vegan-festival-changes-date-name/article_5086800d-890a-574b-b2a3-99d9a9a8141f.html
"The New Year New You HealthFest is no more as it's undergone a name
and date change for 2015."

Vegan restaurant to open location under The Varsity in February
http://www.diamondbackonline.com/news/article_9fc15ff0-818c-11e4-95ab-8b3797f37228.html

Sweet Spreads Selling Miami-Made, Vegan Coconut Butters
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/shortorder/2014/12/sweet_ spreads_selling_miami-made_vegan_coconut_butters.php


Dec 10

10 animal rights victories of 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/10-animal-rights-victories-of-2014-9914881.html

The Dark Side of Donkey Basketball
http://modernfarmer.com/2014/12/dark-side-donkey-basketball/
[video]

UW cited in deaths of 3 infant research monkeys
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2025202167_ monkeydeathsxml.html

Animal rights group rallies outside hearing of accused dog killer
http://fox8.com/2014/12/09/animal-rights-group-rallies-outside-hearing-of-accused-dog-killer/
[video]

Moreauville repeals pit bull ban; Other Louisiana towns continue bans
http://www.nola.com/news/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/12/number_of_louisiana_towns_have.html

Animal rescue advocates say shelter manager has increased kill rates
http://mynewsla.com/government/2014/12/09/animal-rescue-advocates-say-shelter-manager-increased-kill-rates/

Delaware County Jail releases mugshot of corrections officer accused
of animal neglect
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/delaware-county-jail-releases-mugshot-of-corrections-officer-accused-of-animal-neglect
[video]

Entertainment vs. Animal Cruelty
http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/entertainment-vs-animal-cruelty/Content?oid=2987936
"A local group protests Ringling Bros. Circus"

Animal activists worry possible puppy mill coming to Southern Colorado
http://www.krdo.com/news/animal-activists-worry-possible-puppy-mill-coming-to-southern-colorado/30150830
[video]

Chinchilla rancher dies, but suit may live on
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/dec/09/former-vista-chinchilla-rancher-dies/
"Lurlie Adams, 90, of Vista, had a heart attack just hours after a
court hearing in her lawsuit against PETA"

Tanis Found Guilty Of Animal Abuse Charges
http://wnep.com/2014/12/09/tanis-found-guilty-of-animal-abuse-charges/
[video]

Accused kitten-killer, Andres Sanchez-Luevano, charged with felony
animal cruelty
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/accused-kitten-killer-andres-sanchez-luevano-charged-with-felony-animal-cruelty

Editorial: Labor's love lost - NY Daily News
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/editorial-labor-love-lost-article-1.2038428

British Animal Rights Group Speaks Out on Dog Deaths
http://k2radio.com/british-animal-rights-group-speaks-out-on-dog-deaths/

Polish court finds ban on ritual slaughter 'unconstitutional'
http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/190084,Polish-court-finds-ban-on-ritual-slaughter-unconstitutional

4,000 animals slaughtered, woman gang raped at "festival"
http://www.examiner.com/article/4-000-animals-slaughtered-woman-gang-raped-at-festival

The data on ESCAS: animal welfare complaints and livestock exporter
breaches since 2011
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ bushtelegraph/escas/5957406


Dec 9

As Two Sides Rally, New York City Council Introduces a Bill to Ban
Carriage Horses
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/09/nyregion/as-two-sides-rally-new-york-city-council-introduces-a-bill-to-ban-carriage-horses.html
Three more City Council members come out against horse-carriage ban as
drivers, unions rally at City Hall
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/3-council-members-horse-ban-article-1.2038684

Chimps Aren't People—for Now
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/12/why-a-court-ruled-chimps-arent-people/383463/
"Tommy, a 26-year-old caged chimpanzee, has been denied the right to
personhood and habeas corpus, but not for the reasons you might
think."

Trial For Accused Animal Abuser Underway
http://wnep.com/2014/12/08/trial-for-accused-animal-abuser-underway/
[video]

The question of animal rights
http://tribune.com.pk/story/803897/the-question-of-animal-rights/

Iranian Authorities Release Animal Rights Activist Without Charge
http://www.rferl.org/content/iran-activist-detained-released-tabarzadi/26734069.html

Animal rights activists face heavy penalties for entering farms in NSW
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/dec/09/animal-rights-activists-face-heavy-penalties-for-entering-farms-in-nsw
"Activists who break into New South Wales farms to secretly film
animal cruelty could be hit with heavy penalties under new biosecurity
measures."

IN PICS: Naked anti-fur demo hits Barcelona
http://www.thelocal.es/20141209/naked-and-bloody-anti-fur-demo-in-barcelona

Animal welfare campaigners can count on Israel's support
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/animal-welfare-campaigners-can-count-on-israel-s-support-1-6994849

Veganuary campaign encourages people to go vegan in January
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/veganuary-encourages-people-vegan-article-1.2039320

White Castle set to get into the greens
http://thelantern.com/2014/12/white-castle-set-to-get-into-the-greens/
"Kelly-Bartley said the majority of feedback White Castle has received
from customers has been from vegans."

Azealia Banks Can't Stand Vegans and Their 'Paper Shoes'
http://jezebel.com/azealia-banks-cant-stand-vegans-and-their-paper-shoes-1668701874


Dec 8

Dueling Rallies Being Held As City Council Considers Ban On
Horse-Drawn Carriages
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/12/08/rallies-expected-at-city-hall-as-council-considers-ban-on-horse-drawn-carriages/
[video]

Bill that would save 'invasive' mute swans awaits Gov. Cuomo's signature
http://www.syracuse.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2014/12/bill_that_ save_mute_swans_awaits_gov_cuomos_signature.html

Animal Rescue May Be Trendy, But It's Not For Everyone
http://www.courant.com/features/hc-animal-rescues-are-trendy-20141208-story.html

Would You Wear Roadkill? This Fur Designer Is Betting on It
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/12/08/would-you-wear-roadkill-fur-designer-betting-it

St. John's chefs push benefits of seal meat
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/st-john-s-chefs-push-benefits-of-seal-meat-1.2863700

Horrific animal cruelty pictured in Russia as a poacher places a vodka
glass in the paw of dead beaver to 'toast its slaughter'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2865834/Horrific-animal-cruelty-pictured-Russia-poacher-places-vodka-glass-paw-dead-beaver-toast-slaughter.html

Paul McCartney sends abused animal images to the moon
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/paul-mccartney-sends-abused-animal-images-to-the-moon-9910144.html

Catawba County animal park under fire
http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/catawba-county-animal-park-under-fire/article_adb59cde-7d6d-11e4-b911-33e9c00b8722.html
"Buffalo Beals Animal Park"

Over 1,000 lab animals die in scorching conditions after ventilation
system fails
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/545114/Lab-animals-die-ventilation-system-fault-temperature

Would you eat reindeer meat?
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/poll/2014/dec/08/would-you-eat-reindeer-meat-lidl

Elephants turn restless; rights group blames poor upkeep
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/elephants-turn-restless-rights-group-blames-poor-upkeep-114120800359_1.html

Dr. Oz: Robin Quivers credits vegan diet for 70-lb weight loss, cancer recovery
http://www.examiner.com/article/dr-oz-robin-quivers-credits-vegan-diet-for-70-lb-weight-loss-cancer-recovery

Kris Wessel on Oolite's Vegan Dinner: Omnivores "Will Not Believe That
Food Can Have So Much Flavor"
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/shortorder/2014/12/chef_kris_ wessel_creating_vegan_menu_for_conscious_bite_out_ dinner_at_oolite_draft.php

Five celebrities who were vegan during pregnancy
http://www.thespec.com/living-story/5186040-five-celebrities-who-were-vegan-during-pregnancy/

'Never too Late to Go Vegan,' title of talk
http://www.mauinews.com/page/calendars.detail/cal/15/event/9115/-Never-too-Late-to-Go-Vegan---title-of-talk.html?d=12%2F10%2F2014

The top 5 vegan cookbooks of 2014, plus 5 great recipes to try: Going Vegan
http://www.oregonlive.com/cooking/2014/12/the_top_5_ vegan_cookbooks_of_2.html


Dec 7

Animal Rights. Ongoing War Threatens Existence of Elephants in South Sudan
http://www.yareah.com/2014/12/07/animal-rights-ongoing-war-threatens-existence-elephants-south-sudan/

Animal rights campaigners are furious at Lidl for stocking reindeer meat.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2864653/Like-slice-Rudolph-Christmas-lunch-Animal-rights-campaigners-furious-Lidl-stocking-reindeer-meat-does-taste-like.html

Shearer slams bad sheep treatment claims
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/sheep/63929780/Shearer-slams-bad-sheep-treatment-claims

Animal rights advocates outraged after teeth taken from dead orca in B.C.
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/animal-rights-advocates-outraged-after-teeth-taken-from-dead-orca-in-b-c-1.2136567
[video]

Russian Train Crew Intentionally Runs Over Wild Bear [Video]
http://www.inquisitr.com/1662034/russian-train-crew-intentionally-runs-over-wild-bear-video/

Woman launches project to protect Va.'s white deer
http://www.newsleader.com/story/news/2014/12/07/woman-launches-project-protect-vas-white-deer/20059665/

After fatal bear attack, debate rages over hunt in New Jersey
https://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/after-fatal-bear-attack-debate-rages-over-hunt-in-new-jersey-1.9689526

When pigs fly: What rights do animals have?
http://www.commdiginews.com/business-2/when-pigs-fly-what-rights-do-animals-have-31159/

Oceanside considers banning puppy mills
http://www.seasidecourier.com/news/oceanside-considers-banning-puppy-mills/article_3f9efb00-7cfa-11e4-b7ad-5bfd4cdabb70.html

Legal eyes on animal activist crimes
http://www.farmweekly.com.au/news/agriculture/livestock/general-news/legal-eyes-on-animal-activist-crimes/2718712.aspx
"Mr Thorne also warned the Australian government could follow its
United States counterpart by enacting an Animal Enterprise Terrorism
Act (AETA) to address growing public concerns about the protesting."

PETA posts video of Maltese man beating horse; Animal Welfare 'aware
of the case and acting on it'
http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2014-12-06/local-news/PETA-posts-video-of-Maltese-man-beating-horse-Animal-Welfare-aware-of-the-case-and-acting-on-it-6736126924

Forget the Hounds. As Foxes Creep In, Britons Call the Sniper.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/07/world/forget-the-hounds-as-foxes-creep-in-britons-call-the-sniper.html

Bears, Lynxes, Wild Horses and Wolves Return to Europe
http://www.newsweek.com/2014/12/12/bears-lynxes-wild-horses-and-wolves-return-europe-289216.html

Delhi govt to catch monkeys, stray dogs ahead of Obama's visit
http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/newdelhi/obama-visit-govt-to-catch-monkeys-dogs/article1-1294024.aspx
"Manish Gupta, commissioner of south and east municipal corporations,
said, "We have prepared a comprehensive sterilisation programme for
stray dogs. As for monkeys, we will catch those in residential areas
and send them to Asola-Bhatti wildlife sanctuary.""

Kambala: Sport or cruelty?
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/kambala-sport-or-cruelty-114120700155_1.html

Inside Asia's 'biggest cattle fair' protected birds, animals sold openly
http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/inside-asia-s-biggest-cattle-fair-protected-birds-animals-sold-openly/article1-1294075.aspx

Resist Porn Culture brands Peta dairy advert 'misogynistic'
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-30351833

Thrill of U.S. waterfowl lures South American hunters to Smithville Lake
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/outdoors/article4319123.html
"Sport hunting was banned in Brazil years ago, mostly because of
complaints from anti-hunters and animal-rights activists...."

City councilman who previously agreed to support ban on horse
carriages flips sides
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/city-councilman-supported-horse-carriage-ban-flips-sides-article-1.2035796

Undercover Video Shows Alleged Suffering Animals At Colorado Pig Farm
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/12/06/undercover-video-shows-alleged-suffering-animals-at-colorado-pig-farm/
[video]

Bullhook ban could mean no more circus in Stockton
http://www.recordnet.com/article/20141205/NEWS/141209713

Ariana Grande Rescued A Freaking Adorable Puppy
http://www.refinery29.com/2014/12/79059/ariana-grande-new-puppy-rescue

Joaquin Phoenix Rallies Celebs to Protest Walmart's Pig 'Cruelty'
http://www.people.com/article/joaquin-phoenix-protests-walmart-pig-treatment

Full Court Press: Fur flies in court over runaway cat
https://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/2014/12/ full_court_press_fur_flies_in_court_over_runaway_cat

Ryerson's Vegetarian Education Group gives students veggie lessons
http://theeyeopener.com/2014/12/vegging-it-up/
"Formerly known as the Veg*an Club, VEG is led by a team of devoted
animal rights advocates."

The Controversy: Death for Food
http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/Blogs/SD-Food-News/Fall-2014/The-Controversy-Death-for-Food/

The Exact Vegan Diet of Beyonce
http://www.foodworldnews.com/articles/10524/20141206/exact-vegan-diet-beyonce.htm

Siblings Build A Butcher Shop For Meat-Loving Vegans
http://www.npr.org/2014/12/07/369069078/siblings-build-a-butcher-shop-for-meat-loving-vegans
[audio]

My Hero: Áine Carlin, blogger and author of Keep it Vegan
http://www.independent.ie/style/beauty/my-hero-ine-carlin-blogger-and-author-of-keep-it-vegan-30795525.html


Dec 5

Animal Rights Activist Arrested in Iran
http://www.rferl.org/content/iran-animal-rights-activist-arrested/26727972.html
"Friends and relatives of Ali Tabarzadi believe his arrest is related
to a call he and others had made for a protest on December 5 in
support of animal rights and against the killing of stray dogs and
cats."

Hundreds protest Ringling Brothers Circus for animal cruelty
http://wishtv.com/2014/12/04/hundreds-protest-ringling-brothers-circus-for-animal-cruelty/
[video]

Court ruling again threatens annual Possum Drop
http://www.wral.com/court-ruling-again-threatens-annual-possum-drop/14248383/

Sorting out the rights: Not all 'service' animals allowed in airline cabins
http://www.telegram.com/article/20141205/NEWS/312059830/1116

Animal-rights activists or angry hunter?
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2014/12/05/animal-rights-activists-angry-hunter/19917363/
"Fellow hunters were outraged at a recent photo posted by the
Department of Natural Resourcesshowing a sabotaged a tree holding a
hunters' stand."

Ohio national park plan calls for 4-year deer cull
http://www.coshoctontribune.com/story/news/state/2014/12/05/ohio-national-park-plan-calls-year-deer-cull/19943753/
"In 1997, the park proposed shooting up to 470 deer before a federal
judge rejected the idea following a lawsuit by an animal-rights
group."

Hunters kill 20 alligators at refuge in controversial season
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-gator-hunt-20141205-story.html

Coyote Booms, Bear Attacks And How Climate Change Is Wreaking Havoc On
The Animal Kingdom
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/12/05/3598326/coyote-booms-climate-change/

Cute or cruel? Activists fear for the welfare of animals at this
Chinese wildlife park which is home to the biggest population of
koalas outside Australia
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2861424/Is-cute-cruel-Activists-fear-treatment-animals-Chinese-wildlife-park-home-biggest-population-koalas-outside-Australia.html
[video]

Animal welfare group urges removal of foie gras from MEPs' menu
http://www.globalmeatnews.com/Industry-Markets/Animal-welfare-group-PETA-urges-removal-of-foie-gras-from-MEPs-menu

Staff Faces Animal Cruelty Charges For Persecuting Brown Bear With Train
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/staff-faces-animal-cruelty-charges-for-persecuting-brown-bear-with-train/512650.html
"In the Wild West, passengers would shoot bisons from train cars as a
sport. But a train crew in Siberia might just have one-upped them on
animal cruelty by chasing a bear with a locomotive and running it
over."

Gift Guide 2014 with This Rawesome Vegan
https://www.yahoo.com/food/gift-guide-2014-with-this-rawesome-vegan-104261484576.html

A holiday roast that gives vegans reason to celebrate
http://www.king5.com/story/entertainment/television/programs/evening-magazine/2014/12/04/holiday-roast-vegans-celbrate-field-roast/19921567/

It's Here: Vegan Cheese That Actually Tastes Good
http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2014/12/05/its-here-vegan-cheese-that-actually-tastes-good/

Ariana explains vegan beliefs
http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_article.php?locID=1.803.874&article=152908
"...the reason she's vegan is because she "loves animals more than people"."

DINING PROFILE: Happy Elephant Knows Vegan Food
http://www.gazettes.com/dining/profiles_in_dining/dining-profile-happy-elephant-knows-vegan-food/article_4f3806ce-7b51-11e4-95ef-832288055c6c.html


Dec 4

Undercover police spy accused of encouraging activist to crime
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/dec/04/undercover-met-spy-animal-rights-overturn-conviction-appeal
"An undercover police officer has been accused of encouraging and
helping an animal rights campaigner to commit illegal acts which led
to his being jailed for four years, according to legal documents."

New York court rules that Tommy the chimp is not a 'person'
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/12/04/new-york-court-rules-that-tommy-the-chimp-is-not-a-person/

Support for Animal Welfare Grows on the Right
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/393980/support-animal-welfare-grows-right-mary-eberstadt

Animal Rights Group Criticizes Wal-Mart Pork Supply
http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/animal-rights-group-criticizes-wal-mart-pork-supply

New Jersey Protesters Want to End Bear Hunt
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/New-Jersey-Protesters-Want-to-End-Bear-Hunt-284724381.html
"The protest by Friends of Animals is scheduled for Thursday."
Doughnut-Wielding Protesters Call on New Jersey to Scrap Bear Hunt
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/national-international/Bear-Hunt-New-Jersey-Attack-Rutgers-Student-Patel-Christie-Preserve-Maul-Black--284775641.html
"Animal rights advocates with vegan doughnuts in tow rallied in
Trenton Thursday to call on New Jersey to ban hunters from baiting
bears and to bash Gov. Christie for allowing the hunt."

UL-Lafayette: Federal agency found no wrongdoing in primate incidents
http://theadvocate.com/news/acadiana/11000698-123/ul-lafayette-federal-agency-found-no

Meat trend has some seeing red
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/dec/04/restaurant-meat-trend-causes-protests/
"Death For Food"

Animal rights activists speak out about killer whale birth
http://www.10news.com/news/animal-rights-activists-speak-out-about-killer-whale-birth-12032014
[video]

Animal welfare group: Kennel froze dead animals
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/animal-welfare-group-kennel-froze-dead-animals/2014/12/04/a530142a-7bc1-11e4-8241-8cc0a3670239_story.html

RSPCA not consulted on legislation around footage of animal cruelty
and trespassing on farms
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-04/rspca-slams-cruelty-bill/5943106

Animal rights group PETA ordered to remove 'indecent' billboard in Nottingham
http://www.nottinghampost.com/Animal-rights-group-PETA-ordered-remove-indecent/story-25147492-detail/story.html

Animal rights campaigners want fur off Christmas shopping list in Limerick
http://www.limerickpost.ie/2014/12/04/animal-rights-campaigners-want-fur-off-christmas-shopping-list-in-limerick/

Minneapolis vegan butchers challenge Jimmy Fallon to 'try it'
http://www.twincities.com/restaurants/ci_27061388/minneapolis-vegan-butchers-challenge-jimmy-fallon-try-it
"Minneapolis vegan butchers and siblings Aubry and Kale Walch were the
butt of a joke in Jimmy Fallon's Tuesday night monologue."

Cory Booker and his Twitter feed go vegan
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/12/ cory_booker_and_his_twitter_feed_go_vegan.html

An open letter from a pizza hungry vegan in Sacramento
http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/open-letter-from-a/content?oid=15661725

Jessica Chastain Buys Her Mom a Vegan Food Truck
http://greatideas.people.com/2014/12/03/jessica-chastain-mom-vegan-food-truck/

Civil War artillery shell found at site of CofC vegan dining hall
http://www.abcnews4.com/story/27536626/civil-war-artillery-shell-found-at-site-of-cofc-vegan-dining-hall

The Lusty Vegan: A New Cookbook for Vegans & the People Who Date Them
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karin-e-baker/the-lusty-vegan_b_6265904.html


Dec 3

The philosophy and tactics of Bryan Pease
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/article-13676-the-philosophy-and-tactics-of-bryan-pease.html

NYCLASS hails de Blasio as an 'animal hero'
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2014/12/8557708/nyclass-hails-de-blasio-animal-hero

Court Hears Second Case for a Chimpanzee's Legal Rights
http://www.wired.com/2014/12/chimp-personhood-hearing/
Personhood' for chimps would have broad impact, N.Y. judge says
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/02/us-new-york-lawsuit-chimps-idUSKCN0JG2AL20141202

New Jersey bear hunt fueled by emotion over mauling death
https://news.yahoo.com/jersey-bear-hunt-fueled-emotion-over-mauling-death-164044394.html

California becomes first state to ban hunting prizes
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/12/03/California-becomes-first-state-to-ban-hunting-prizes/2761417630769/?spt=rrs&or=1

Animal activists, media kept out of zoo meeting
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Activists-want-zoo-elephants-sent-to-sanctuary-284568571.html
[video]

Animal activists zero in on Yuma County pig farm
http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_27054450/animal-activists-zero-yuma-county-pig-farm

Elephant advocates demand sanctuary for elephants during zoo board meeting
http://www.ballardnewstribune.com/2014/12/02/news/elephant-advocates-demand-sanctuary-elephants-dur

Lee repeals controversial spay and neuter ordinance
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/local-government/lee-repeals-controversial-spay-and-neuter-ordinance_43829002

Conn C.A.R.E.S.: Students Develop an Organization to Recognize Animal Rights
http://thecollegevoice.org/2014/12/02/conn-c-a-r-e-s-students-develop-an-organization-to-recognize-animal-rights/

Indebted hoarder kept 140 animals
http://www.thelocal.at/20141203/indebted-hoarder-kept-140-animals
"A German-born woman with property in Austria and Hungary has been
discovered to have around 140 animals, some of them kept in appalling
conditions."

'We don't go abusing animals' - 'Bullmania' organiser snaps back at activists
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/we-don-t-go-abusing-animals-bullmania-organiser-snaps-back-activists-6187586

Isabelle Morin presses the government to take action on animal rights
http://www.northumberlandview.ca/index.php?module=news&type=user&func=display&sid=31902

Trigger-happy hunter sparks fury with film showing how to lure and
kill parakeets in gardens
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/trigger-happy-hunter-sparks-fury-film-4740332
[video]

Coming Soon From 3 Vegan Scientists: Lab-Grown Milk
http://modernfarmer.com/2014/12/coming-soon-3-vegan-scientists-lab-grown-milk/
"What can science do better than a cow? That's the question a trio of
vegan bioengineers are trying to answer with Muufri, synthetic milk
made from yeast cultures and dreams."

Student leaders work with CDS to offer nutrition info, vegan dining
http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2014/12/2/student-leaders-work-cds-offer-nutrition-info-vega/
"The Missouri Students Association and the Residence Halls Association
are working with Campus Dining Services to make three major
improvements to the campus dining halls."

Vegan food can be as flavorful as any other, and healthier
http://www.insightnews.com/health/12902-vegan-food-can-be-as-flavorful-as-any-other-and-healthier

Vegan Chef Seth Kirschbaum Returns to Darbster in Boca Raton
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/cleanplatecharlie/2014/12/ vegan_chef_seth_kirschbaum_returns_to_darbster_in_boca_raton.php

Vegan Cookbooks for the Holiday Season
http://www.sacurrent.com/sanantonio/vegan-cookbooks-for-the-holiday-season/Content?oid=2348885

Montreal Is Opening An All New Vegan Restaurant On Atwater Tomorrow
http://www.mtlblog.com/2014/12/montreal-is-opening-an-all-new-vegan-restaurant-on-atwater-tomorrow/


Dec 2

Sponsor of horse-carriage bill makes comparison to human rights
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/sponsor-carriage-bill-compares-plight-human-rights-article-1.2029842

Democrats Hope to Pass Horse Carriage Ban Next Spring
http://observer.com/2014/12/democrats-hope-to-pass-horse-carriage-ban-next-spring/

Lawmakers will try to override Chris Christie veto of N.J. pig bill as
Iowa governor cheers it
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/12/ lawmakers_will_try_to_override_christie_veto_of_nj_pig_bill_as _iowa_governor_cheers_it.html

'Jackass' star Steve-O cited for anti-SeaWorld stunt; PETA has his back
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-jackass-steve-o-seaworld-stunt-20141202-story.html

Drones about to be banned for hunting, harassing hunters
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2014/12/02/drones-banned-hunting-harassing-hunters/19780325/

Moreauville repeals controversial ban of pit bulls, rottweilers, TV
station reports
http://www.nola.com/news/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/12/moreauville_repeals_controvers.html

Scaredy-cat: Accused Bronx feline slayer tries to duck court
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/accused-bronx-cat-slayer-duck-court-article-1.2029595

Homeward bound: Vegans rescue unloved animals — seriously unloved
http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/37/49/dtg-empty-cages-animal-rescue-williamsburg-2014-12-05-bk_37_49.html

Cruise ship diners may be throwing lobsters overboard to 'save' animals
http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2014/12/02/cruise-ship-diners-may-throwing-lobsters-overboard-to-save-animals/#

China: Traditional Dog Meat Recipes v. New Animal Rights Activism
http://www.worldcrunch.com/china-2.0/china-traditional-dog-meat-recipes-v.-new-animal-rights-activism/animal-rights-animals-shark-fins-dog-pets-wildlife/c9s17554/#.VH4hM1WJNpA

Hunter criticised for video guide showing how to kill parakeets in back garden
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/11268335/Hunter-criticised-for-video-guide-showing-how-to-kill-parakeets-in-back-garden.html

Animal rights charity backs plans to break-up large sporting estates
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/scotland/417826/animal-rights-charity-backs-plans-to-break-up-large-sporting-estates/

University of South Carolina study: Plant-based, vegan diet most
effective for weight loss
http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20141202/PC1211/ 141209927/1002/university-of-south-carolina-study-plant-based-vegan-diet-most-effective-for-weight-loss

Vegans Say Goodbye to Meat... and Misconceptions
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eliana-rose-jordan/vegan_b_6241366.html

5 Celebrities Who Were Vegan & Vegetarian During Pregnancy
http://www.celebritybabyscoop.com/2014/12/01/vegetarian-pregnancy

All-vegan food truck opens in Ballard
http://www.myballard.com/2014/12/01/all-vegan-food-truck-opens-in-ballard/


Dec 1

Mayor de Blasio Unveiling Bill to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/02/nyregion/mayor-de-blasio-unveiling-bill-to-ban-horse-drawn-carriages.html

The lion whisperer
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-lion-whisperer/
[video; script]
"Clarissa Ward travels to South Africa and meets a man who has adopted
26 lions to save them from a tourism industry with a sinister side"

Animal Rights. Asking For Freedom For An Orangutan At Buenos Aires Zoo
http://www.yareah.com/2014/11/30/animal-rights-asking-freedom-orangutan-buenos-aires-zoo/

Prince Charles Photographed Shooting, Charges of Animal Cruelty and
Royal Hypocrisy Reignited
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/01/princ-charles-photographed-shooting-charges-of-animal-cruelty-and-royal-hypocrisy-reignited.html

Flooded poultry shed rebuild comes under fire from animal rights activists
http://www.fwi.co.uk/poultry/flooded-poultry-shed-rebuild-comes-under-fire-from-animal-rights-activists.htm

Animal Rights Activists Say About 100 Dogs Burned Alive in Farm Fire
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/animal-rights-activists-say-about-100-dogs-burned-alive-in-farm-fire/512132.html
"About 100 dogs got trapped as a fire tore through a farm in Siberia
and were burned alive, animal rights activists said Monday."

Is Spanish Bullfighting on Its Way Out?
http://www.newsweek.com/2014/12/05/spanish-bullfighting-its-way-out-288184.html

Do the right thing: free the orcas
http://www.signalscv.com/section/33/article/130439/

Former Meat-Eating Celebrity Chef Says He Feels Better on a
Plant-Based Eating Lifestyle
http://news.therawfoodworld.com/former-meat-eating-celebrity-chef-says-feels-better-plant-based-eating-lifestyle/

Why You Should Be a Pegan -- Part Two
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/why-you-should-be-a-pegan_b_6153420.html

Musicians perform at world vegan day
http://www.todmordennews.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-culture-and-entertainment/musicians-perform-at-world-vegan-day-1-6980443

Carrie Underwood taking break from veganism during pregnancy
http://www.theindychannel.com/entertainment/carrie-underwood-taking-break-from-veganism-during-pregnancy_35522622


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