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News Roundup, Feb 1-6, 2014

February 6, 2014

Hearing for puppy shop owner draws animal rights protesters
"LAS VEGAS -  Animal rights advocates held signs and cursed a Las
Vegas pet shop owner as she arrived at court Wednesday to face
criminal charges and accusations that she conspired with an arsonist
to burn her store with 27 puppies inside."

Gabba pig smuggler to get to meditation with animal rights group gabba-pig-smuggler-to-get-to-meditation-with-animal-rights-group/story-fnihsrf2-1226818521663
"AN Aussie cricket fan found packing a pig under his jacket at the
Gabba Ashes Test will go to mediation with an animal rights group."

Should New York's animal cruelty laws be beefed up to shelter livestock
"Dee Schaefer of the Wanderers Rest Animal Shelter became aware of the
complaints about the buffalo, but says when it comes to livestock,
many animal cruelty laws do not apply. "The laws, they're archaic they
really are for New York State... As a shelter for livestock and
companion animals,dogs and cats, there's nothing we can do." Schaefer

Activists set to rally against capture of 200 feral horses
"Animal rights activists hoping the province will reconsider its
decision to launch a wild horse capture season will rally in Calgary

Russian police shut down Laura's striptease protest

Shark Cull in Western Australia May Disrupt Marine Ecosystem

City clerk: Ban 'puppy mill' sales at pet stores,0,4287359.story
"Chicago would join a host of other U.S. cities in banning the retail
sale of dogs raised by for-profit breeders whose operations are
derided by critics as "puppy mills" under a plan being pushed by City
Clerk Susana Mendoza."

California egg law: Animal protections versus economic interests, lawsuit filed

Vegetarian Treat For Diabetic Patients

Feature: Do meat substitutes have a future?
"THE HAGUE, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Vegetarian Butcher sells meat; but
their chicken chunks and fried minced meat might not be exactly what
they look like. Can these meat substitutes replace real meat in the

Eating More Meat Than Veggies? For Prostate Cancer, It Matters
[with video]

Bill Clinton Went Vegan at Vic & Anthony's

Meat is mean: three reasons to NOT raise omnivores

World Food Cafe Vegetarian Bible by Chris and Carolyn Caldicott offers
divine inspiration

Prepare for a vegan Valentine's Day 302050015/Prepare-vegan-Valentine-s-Day

February 5, 2014

Lawsuit challenges animal rights activism terror law lawsuit_challenges_animal_rights_activism_terror_law/
"The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act undergirding the "greenscare" is
under scrutiny as a First Amendment violation"

Animal rights activists again try to 'Liberate Lolita'

Dubai nightclub's pet monkey causes major animal rights backlash

Halal meat consumers urged to consider animal welfare
"The owners of one of the UK's first halal organic farms are calling
on British Muslims to become more aware about where their meat comes

Wild boar in the Forest of Dean - to cull or not to cull?

Bears, eagles, seals: How endangered animals fare
"BILLINGS, Mont. -- The U.S. government has spent billions of dollars
trying to save more than 1,500 animal and plant species listed as
endangered or threatened."

Chambers seeks to repeal Nebraska prairie dog law

Dog Racing Controversy: New Allegations Against Greyhound Trainer
[with video]
"MIAMI (CBSMiami) - James "Barney" O'Donnell is one of the legendary
dog men of Florida. For nearly 60 years he has owned, trained, and
raced greyhounds."

Amherst law advanced on 'puppy mill'-pet store connection
"The Town of Amherst would be one of the first communities in the
state - if not the first - to adopt a local law cracking down on pet
dealers and the retail sales of puppies."

Fury as Norwegian politician poses provocatively in wolf fur coat and
says 'I want to show that I don't care' what people think
"Former youth leader of Norway's Centre Party Sandra Borch has
provoked outrage after uploading the pictures onto her profile on

TEMECULA: Running with bulls event thundering into town

Push for no meat behind bars
"People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written to a
number of jails around Australia requesting they stop feeding meat to

PETA's 'Factory Farm' at CSULB Draws Mixed Reactions
"peta2, the youth division of animal rights group PETA, have brought
their "factory farm" demonstration to Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), a
20-by-30-foot tent that corrals students to confined spaces while
showing graphic videos of slaughterhouses. It will remain open on the
campus through Wednesday."

Prominent vegan likens cattle farming to slavery
"Dr Will Tuttle is a well-known vegan author from the USA. He will
address a gathering in Toowoomba later this week; a city with strong
links to the farming sector."

22 Things That Aren't Actually Problems For Vegetarians

Vegan Ice Cream Goes National
"Teaming up with a national brand could be a sweet deal for an
Asheville restaurant. "Chef Jason Sellers is known for his desserts at
the vegan eatery Plant Restaurant on Merrimon Avenue. Their dairy-free
ice cream is about to go national."

Black & Green: The Talk's Sheryl Underwood Goes Vegan For February (DETAILS)

Breaking the mould: Dean Howell, vegan footballer

Mayim Bialik's Controversial Case for Going Vegan
"Mayim Bialik's new cookbook, Mayim's Vegan Table: More Than 100
Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from My Family to Yours, which the
actress and neuroscientist wrote with pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon,
isn't your run-of-the-mill book of recipes. It's also a
perspective-shifting manual for people looking to eat a more
plant-based diet in the interest of health and eco-friendliness."

Vegan Laura to strip for Games anti-fur protest

'Leon: Fast Vegetarian' dishes up healthy, sustainable fast food:
Cookbook review leon_fast_vegetarian_dishes_up.html

Dinner Of Love Without The Meat: Vegetarian Valentine's Day


February 4, 2014

Pasadena still plans to file charges against PETA protesters arrested
during Rose Parade

Activists are fighting to speak. Are you willing to listen?
"By Rachel Meeropol, Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for
Constitutional Rights and lead counsel on Blum v. Holder, a first
amendment challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act."

Cat-throwing Frenchman gets year in prison
[with video]
"Man sentenced to a year in prison for hurling a cat and breaking its
leg, then posting the barbaric act on Facecbook, shocking France"

Student Corner: Who cares about Animal Rights?
“Animal rights are of no concern to me until human rights are abided
by” is the opinion of many, if not most, Egyptians."

Animal rights activists stage protest at camel wrestling event in Fethiye
"Unrest broke out at a camel wrestling event on Feb. 2 in the
Mediterranean province of Muğla’s Fethiye district, when the head of
the Friends of Animals Association (HAYDOST) and two members staged a
protest against animal abuse."

Houston 'chupacabra' sighting could be real animal purposely bred
[with video]
"A recent sighting of the mythical chupacabra could be the result of
exotic animal owners interbreeding their pets, according to a Houston
animal control expert."

Raccoon killer won't be prosecuted
"BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Animal rights activists said a
Colorado college student who admitted killing a raccoon with a
baseball bat got off with a "slap on the wrist.""

Destiny Won’t Have Animal Mounts Due to PETA Concerns

POLL: Should McDonald’s Go Vegan?

Get Your Tickets To The Vegetarian Food Festival
"Annual meat free celebration NYC Vegetarian Food Festival returns for
two days at Manhattan's Metropolitan Pavilion. On March 1st and 2nd,
restaurants, retailers and other exhibitors promote a vegetable-based
lifestyle with samplings and demonstrations; think of it as a
healthier alternative to similar gorgefests throughout the year."

Millie Brown Artwork: A Vegan Woman Who Vomits to Create Art

A well-planned vegan diet can be perfectly healthy,0,3485815.story

Chef of the Moment: Chandra Gilbert opens vegan Mexican restaurant Gracias Madre,0,1915243.story#axzz2sIwwVBxk
"Chandra Gilbert is the executive chef of the newly opened vegan
Mexican restaurant Gracias Madre. Gilbert moved to Los Angeles from
the Bay Area, where she opened the original Gracias Madre in San
Francisco with Cafe Gratitude founders Matthew and Terces Engelhart in
2009 in the Mission District."

Teens can take tips on vegetarian eating from new book
[“The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going Vegetarian” by Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS, RD]

China horses fight in Lunar New Year battles

China Creates Monkeys With Custom Gene Mutations

Is Dolphin Slaughter Any Worse Than Ground Beef?
"Is shooting dolphins for gastronomic delectation really worse than
the way livestock are treated before becoming supermarket steak? A
debate reaches from Japan to South America."

Despite Protests, SeaWorld Kicks Off Bands, Brew & BBQ
"ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) -- Despite protests from animal rights
activists, the show will go on at SeaWorld Orlando's Bands, Brew &

Japan and the USA under pressure to end animal testing for cosmetics,6423
"Cruelty Free International and The Body Shop have presented a
petition containing one million signatures to the Japanese Minister of
Health and to U.S. congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, one of the leading
legislators working on the reform of the U.S. cosmetics regulations."

Where were the inspectors? update on closed Shrewsbury meat plant 302030019/Where-were-inspectors-APP-com-update-closed-Shrewsbury-meat-plant
"The Monmouth County meat-processing plant temporarily shut down and
cited a week ago for failing to dispatch calves humanely had at least
one government inspector on site whenever it was operating, but it was
left to an animal rights group to blow the whistle."

North Middleton Township woman found living in 'deplorable' home with
two monkeys, other wild animals, police say north_middleton_township_woman_4.html

Prosecutors, animal workers concerned with rash of abuse cases WRT/302010495/Prosecutors-animal-workers-concerned-rash-abuse-cases
"Patricia McConnell, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and
animal behaviorist, said people's relationships with animals tap into
a basic human instinct to nurture, which is why many react so strongly
to animal abuse stories. Abusing animals can also signal a lack of
compassion in a person, McConnell said."

Boulder raccoon death charging decision riles some activists

Frenchman charged with abusing a kitten

Torn from their mothers, young monkeys have needles inserted into
their eyelids without anaesthetic before being flown to UK
laboratories: Shocking pictures reveal treatment of animals bred for

'Amazing clothes that are animal friendly': Super blonde Abbie Cornish
tweets about her stylish vegan outfit just after showing it off at LA

Know what you're eating
"Whether you become a vegan or simply reduce the amount of meat you
add on your plate each week, knowledge is the key to eventual change."

Green your beauty bag: the case for raw and vegan skincare products green+your+beauty+bag+the+case+for+raw+and+vegan+ skincare+products,28585

Beauty queen Sandra Seifert urges Pinoys to go vegetarian

Starting a Successful Vegetarian or Vegan Lifestyle in 2014 Is Made
Easier with The Amazing Vegetarian's Beginner's Guide 30 Day Course

February 3, 2014

UAE students' first-hand experience with an animal shelter

Don't Horse Around, Mr. Mayor, Say Protestors
""This has been going on for far too long," said Elizabeth Forel, the
president of the grassroots organization Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn
Carriages who organized Saturday's protest. The coalition claims that
horse-drawn carriages are inhumane and unsafe."

Opinion: Real Tragedy of Taiji Is Our Inhumanity Toward Animals

Sochi killing stray dogs ahead of Winter Olympics, report says europe/russia/140202/sochi-killing-stray-dogs-ahead-winter-olympics-report-say
"The Russian city of Sochi has hired a company to kill off as many
stray dogs as possible before the start of this week's Winter
Olympics, ABC News reported."

Forks mayor gives updates on sanctuary dogs, art center news/302019985/forks-mayor-gives-updates-on-sanctuary-dogs-art-center
"FORKS -- Calls regarding the Olympic Animal Sanctuary dogs have
stopped and the Rainforest Art Center is on schedule, Mayor Bryon
Monohon told about 50 Seahawks-clad members of the Forks Chamber of
Commerce at the State of the City presentation Wednesday."

February 2, 2014

Torn from their mothers, young monkeys have needles inserted into
their eyelids without anaesthetic before being flown to UK
laboratories: Shocking pictures reveal treatment of animals bred for

The rise and fall of "eco-terrorist" Rebecca Rubin the_rise_and_fall_of_ecoterrorist_rebecca_rubin.html
"This week Vancouver arsonist Rebecca Rubin was sentenced to five
years in jail, the end of a turbulent personal saga involving a love
of animals that went badly wrong."

Punxsutawney Phil's day coincides with Super Bowl
"PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) - Groundhog Day coincides with the Super Bowl
for the first time, but Punxsutawney Phil's peeps don't expect the big
game to steal his early morning spotlight."

Microsoft's New Interactive Website Reveals Plight of Bear Bile Farming in China
"According to the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA),
there are thousands of bears being held in bile farms across East and
Southeast Asia, mainly in China and Vietnam. Bear bile is used in
traditional Chinese medicine, where doctors prescribe it as a
treatment for inflammatory conditions"

Killer whale activists try again to free Lolita after 43 years at
Miami Seaquarium

7,500 stray dogs, 18,000 cats roam Detroit streets, says MSU researcher

Missouri enlists in the egg wars
"Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says he's going to sue the
state of California on behalf of Missouri farmers over the latest in
the Golden State's dizzying array of food regulations."

Man faces jail after cat-throwing video outcry
"A man caught on video repeatedly flinging a cat in the air is to face
a court in the southern French city of Marseille on Monday."

Inspections at meat plants inadequate, humane group says
"The Shrewsbury meat-processing plant temporarily shut down and cited
a week ago for failing to dispatch calves humanely had at least one
government inspector on site whenever it was operating, but it was
left to an animal rights group to blow the whistle."

Anesthetizing Animals before Slaughtering
"Dear Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, As-Salamu `alaykum. Many Europeans
view that the method of slaughtering animals according to Shari`ah
causes severe pain to animals. Many political parties object to using
this method, and many animal rights groups call for giving up this
method as well. ..."

Laws attempt to make documenting animal cruelty at farms illegal
[with video, Mercy for Animals, Ag-gag" laws]

Horse slaughter draws attention
"For years, Anita Virginillo drove past the Bouvry plant just east of
Fort Macleod without realizing it was a slaughter house for horses."

Pork producers who discontinue the use of gestation crates have choices to make
"AMES | Pork producers who are looking to abandon the use of gestation
crates to house pregnant pigs will have to weigh a series of options
to find the best fit for their operations, said an Iowa State
University swine veterinarian."

Australians Protest Shark Culls

Everyday Hero: Saving the dogs of war
[with video]
"In a country where human rights - let alone animal rights - are often
ignored, life for millions of stray dogs and cats in Afghanistan can
be cruel and short."

Halifax residents, dogs march for animal rights in Nova Scotia

Rules Would Limit New Pet Stores To Sell Only Rescue Animals
"HARTFORD - A panel examining the sale of dogs and cats in Connecticut
is proposing that new pet shops only be allowed to sell rescue

Animal welfare advocates back ownership ban
"LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Animal welfare advocates spoke in support of a
bill that would stop people from owning animals if they had been
convicted of mistreating animals."

PETA claims win in Possum Drop legalities
"The Animal Rights group PETA is claiming victory in the latest round
in the legal wranglings over whether a Brasstown convenience store can
use a live opossum in its New Year's Eve "Possum Drop" festivities."

Paraguay phases out horse-drawn junk wagons
"ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- Hundreds of horses clop through the
blistering-hot streets of Paraguay's capital hauling heavy loads of
junk, often for a dozen hours a day. It's a tradition that goes back
as long as anyone can remember."

Sir Roger Moore on James Bond, Daniel Craig and animal rights

East Hampton opts out of planned deer cull
"The Village of East Hampton has joined several other East End
municipalities in deciding not to participate in a controversial deer
reduction program that involves federal sharpshooters thinning the

Flatley asked to prove his rhino horn is legal by animal rights groups

Lagosians eating diseased cows -Investigation

Prosecutors, animal workers concerned with rash of abuse cases WDH01/302010341/Prosecutors-animal-workers-concerned-rash-abuse-cases

Petition urges McDonald's to offer vegetarian options
"Thousands of supporters have signed writer and activist Kathy
Freston's petition that asks the fast food chain to put
'plant-based protein options' on its menu."

China's vegetarian population touches 50 million: Report
"BEIJING: Motivated by wildlife protection campaigns and Buddha's
teachings, more than 50 million Chinese defied deep-rooted tradition
of meat eating and turned vegetarians, making the Communist nation one
of the fast emerging countries with vegan population."

FEATURE: Lawmakers cross political divide to promote vegetarian fare
for holidays

Beyonce embarks on second round of vegan challenge
"Pop superstar Beyonce is adopting a strict vegan diet for the second
time in two months."

BEING VEGAN - Las Vegas' First Animal Sanctuary Will Be Here Soon

Interview: Sharing life with a vegan Interview+Sharing+life+with+vegan/9458786/story.html
"Alli Carr is a vegan. Her fiancé, Michael Engels, is an omnivore.
"For him, the decision to share his life with a vegan "has been an
education ... I have become so much more aware of what bring a vegan
"At her request, Engels read Jonathan Safran Foer's non-fiction book
Eating Animals, which explores such topics as factory farming of
animals and commercial fisheries.""

10 benefits of eating less meat

Book offers vegetarian lifestyle help
"Read "The Smart Girl's Guide to Going Vegetarian" by Rachel Meltzer
Warren, MS, RD (Sourcebooks $12.99, 240 pages), and find out how you
can fill your plate with nutritious foods that fill you up."

Vegetarian-vegan café to open at Detroit modern art museum
"The Museum of Contemporary Art in midtown Detroit will unveil a new
permanent installation next week: a vegetarian and vegan café from the
creative minds at Russell Street Deli in Eastern Market."

Vegan Super Bowl snacks and treats abound

Your vegan guide to Super Bowl Sunday

MRM Grows Line of Family of Vegan-Friendly Proteins

February 1, 2014

Sochi Culling Stray Dogs Ahead of Olympic Games 9744B66A8AAA11E3B51EFEFDADE6840A&mode=2
"Animal rights groups pull out of working group, protests planned
after wild dogs placed on hunting list."

Senator, activists outraged as feral dogs declared fair game

'It's outrageous to try to exterminate an entire species': Animal
rights campaigners up in arms at proposal to kill all the SWANS in New

Activist and ex-con Coronado goes on Wolf Hunt Sabotage tour

Hundreds of dead animals found at South Africa airport

Bill would ban sale of puppy mill pets
"New Connecticut pet shops would be prohibited from selling animals
from so-called puppy mills, under compromise recommendations approved
Friday by a legislative task force."

Animal welfare advocates back ownership ban
"Animal welfare advocates spoke in support of a bill that would stop
people from owning animals if they had been convicted of mistreating

South Florida Sisters Win Animal Rights Award
"Twin sisters Sydney and Alexandria Cohen were stunned Friday morning
when they learned they were being honored by an animal rights group at
their Davie school."

Former Vernon resident fights for animal rights

Animal rights advocates protest outside Enfield court as man accused
of killing cats appears before judge

Sheryl Underwood Goes Vegan on The Talk

Vegetarian diplomacy

PETA Recognizes Philly Pizzeria For Vegan Wings

4 vegan-friendly Super Bowl snacks

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