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February 6, 2014

Hearing for puppy shop owner draws animal rights protesters
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/02/05/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
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/ 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
http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1003429#.UvLEgEtX_Ww
"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
said."

Activists set to rally against capture of 200 feral horses
http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/02/05/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
Thursday."

Russian police shut down Laura's striptease protest
http://www.herald.ie/news/russian-police-shut-down-lauras-striptease-protest-29982873.html

Shark Cull in Western Australia May Disrupt Marine Ecosystem
http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/537403/20140205/shark-cull-sharks-marine-ecosystem-western-australia.htm#.UvLFNEtX_Ww

City clerk: Ban 'puppy mill' sales at pet stores
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-dog-sales-limits-0205-20140205,0,4287359.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
http://www.examiner.com/article/california-egg-law-animal-protections-versus-economic-interests-lawsuit-filed

Vegetarian Treat For Diabetic Patients
http://www.boldsky.com/health/disorders-cure/2014/vegetarian-foods-for-diabetic-patients.html

Feature: Do meat substitutes have a future?
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=198357
"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
future?"

Eating More Meat Than Veggies? For Prostate Cancer, It Matters
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/prostate-cancer-survival-the-av-ratio.html
[with video]

Bill Clinton Went Vegan at Vic & Anthony's
http://vegas.eater.com/archives/2014/02/05/bill-clinton-went-vegan-at-vic-anthonys.php

Meat is mean: three reasons to NOT raise omnivores
http://www.chicagonow.com/social-butterfly-mom/2014/02/eating-meat-vs-vegetarian/

World Food Cafe Vegetarian Bible by Chris and Carolyn Caldicott offers
divine inspiration
http://metro.co.uk/2014/02/05/world-food-cafe-vegetarian-bible-by-chris-and-carolyn-caldicott-offers-divine-inspiration-4290085/

Prepare for a vegan Valentine's Day
http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20140205/DCP01/ 302050015/Prepare-vegan-Valentine-s-Day


February 5, 2014

Lawsuit challenges animal rights activism terror law
http://www.salon.com/2014/02/04/ lawsuit_challenges_animal_rights_activism_terror_law/
[video]
"The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act undergirding the "greenscare" is
under scrutiny as a First Amendment violation"

Animal rights activists again try to 'Liberate Lolita'
http://www.wisconsingazette.com/trending-news/animal-rights-activists-again-try-to-liberate-lolita.html

Dubai nightclub's pet monkey causes major animal rights backlash
http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/dubai-552245

Halal meat consumers urged to consider animal welfare
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-26020090
"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
from."

Wild boar in the Forest of Dean - to cull or not to cull?
http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Wild-boar-Forest-Dean-cull-cull/story-20557918-detail/story.html

Bears, eagles, seals: How endangered animals fare
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/energy-environment/bears-eagles-seals-how-endangered-animals-fare/2014/02/04/6ea1af16-8de9-11e3-99e7-de22c4311986_story.html
"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
http://www.wral.com/chambers-seeks-to-repeal-nebraska-prairie-dog-law/13359712/

Dog Racing Controversy: New Allegations Against Greyhound Trainer
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/02/03/racing-dog-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
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/amherst/amherst-law-advanced-on-puppy-mill-pet-store-connection-20140203
"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
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2551636/Fury-Norwegian-politician-poses-provocatively-wolf-fur-coat-says-I-want-I-dont-care-people-think.html
"Former youth leader of Norway's Centre Party Sandra Borch has
provoked outrage after uploading the pictures onto her profile on
Monday"

TEMECULA: Running with bulls event thundering into town
http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/temecula/temecula-headlines-index/20140204-temecula-running-with-bulls-event-thundering-into-town.ece

Push for no meat behind bars
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-04/nrn-jail-food/5237044
"People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written to a
number of jails around Australia requesting they stop feeding meat to
inmates."

PETA's 'Factory Farm' at CSULB Draws Mixed Reactions
http://lbpost.com/life/health/2000003285-peta-s-factory-farm-at-csulb-draws-mixed-reactions#.UvGGiEtX_Ww
"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
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2014/02/04/3938168.htm
"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
http://www.blisstree.com/2014/02/04/food/15-things-arent-actually-problems-vegetarians/

Vegan Ice Cream Goes National
http://www.wlos.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wlos_vegan-ice-cream-goes-national-14988.shtml
"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)
http://globalgrind.com/2014/02/04/black-green-the-talks-sheryl-underwood-goes-vegan-for-february-details/

Breaking the mould: Dean Howell, vegan footballer
http://backpagefootball.com/breaking-the-mould-dean-howell-vegan-footballer/69731/

Mayim Bialik's Controversial Case for Going Vegan
http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/mayim-bialik-8217-controversial-case-going-vegan-191300112.html
"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
http://www.herald.ie/news/vegan-laura-to-strip-for-games-antifur-protest-29979054.html

'Leon: Fast Vegetarian' dishes up healthy, sustainable fast food:
Cookbook review
http://www.oregonlive.com/cooking/2014/02/ leon_fast_vegetarian_dishes_up.html

Dinner Of Love Without The Meat: Vegetarian Valentine's Day
http://www.neontommy.com/news/2014/02/dinner-love-without-meat-vegetarian-valentines-day


 


February 4, 2014

Pasadena still plans to file charges against PETA protesters arrested
during Rose Parade
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/general-news/20140203/pasadena-still-plans-to-file-charges-against-peta-protesters-arrested-during-rose-parade

Activists are fighting to speak. Are you willing to listen?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-center-for-constitutional-rights/activists-are-fighting-to_b_4716986.html
"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
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/10614817/Cat-throwing-Frenchman-gets-year-in-prison.html
[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?
http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/02/03/student-corner-cares-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
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/animal-rights-activists-stage-protest-at-camel-wrestling-event-in-fethiye-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=61955&NewsCatID=341
"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
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-chupacabra-sighting-could-be-real-5201065.php
[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
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/02/03/Raccoon-killer-wont-be-prosecuted/UPI-12091391464801/
"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
http://gamingbolt.com/destiny-wont-have-animal-mounts-due-to-peta-concerns

POLL: Should McDonald’s Go Vegan?
http://www.phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2014/02/03/mcdonalds-go-vegan/

Get Your Tickets To The Vegetarian Food Festival
http://gothamist.com/2014/02/03/vegetarian_food_festival.php
"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
http://www.latinpost.com/articles/6769/20140203/millie-brown-vegan-woman-who-vomits-create-art.htm

A well-planned vegan diet can be perfectly healthy
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/health/fl-jjps-vegan-0205-20140203,0,3485815.story

Chef of the Moment: Chandra Gilbert opens vegan Mexican restaurant Gracias Madre
http://www.latimes.com/food/la-dd-chef-of-the-moment-gracias-madre-chandra-gilbert-20140201,0,1915243.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
https://www.reviewjournal.com/columns-blogs/terri-schlichenmeyer/teens-can-take-tips-vegetarian-eating-new-book
[“The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going Vegetarian” by Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS, RD]

China horses fight in Lunar New Year battles
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/china-horses-fight-in-lunar-new-year-battles/articleshow/29802500.cms

China Creates Monkeys With Custom Gene Mutations
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-03/china-customizes-monkeys-with-gene-mutations-for-medical-research

Is Dolphin Slaughter Any Worse Than Ground Beef?
http://www.worldcrunch.com/food-travel/is-dolphin-slaughter-any-worse-than-ground-beef-/animal-rights-vegetarian-vegan-dolphins-sea-world/c6s14905/#.Uu-vCktX_Ww
"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
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/02/02/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 &
BBQ."

Japan and the USA under pressure to end animal testing for cosmetics
http://www.premiumbeautynews.com/en/japan-and-the-usa-under-pressure,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? APP.com update on closed Shrewsbury meat plant
https://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20140203/NEWS02/ 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
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/02/ north_middleton_township_woman_4.html

Prosecutors, animal workers concerned with rash of abuse cases
http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/article/20140201/ 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
http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_25038360/boulder-raccoon-death-charging-decision-riles-some-activists

Frenchman charged with abusing a kitten
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/french-charges-for-man-accused-of-tossing-kitten/2014/02/03/a7461890-8cbb-11e3-9ed8-259977a48789_story.html

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
research
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2550368/Terrified-Heartbreaking-pictures-monkeys-tattooed-jabbed-eyelid-needle-flown-UK-Air-France-experiments.html

'Amazing clothes that are animal friendly': Super blonde Abbie Cornish
tweets about her stylish vegan outfit just after showing it off at LA
airport
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2550589/Animal-rights-activist-Abbie-Cornish-rocks-sexy-leather-free-ensemble-LAX.html

Know what you're eating
http://northernstar.info/opinion/article_33fbbad0-8c92-11e3-90f1-001a4bcf6878.html
"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
http://www.vogue.com.au/beauty/vogue+loves/galleries/ green+your+beauty+bag+the+case+for+raw+and+vegan+ skincare+products,28585

Beauty queen Sandra Seifert urges Pinoys to go vegetarian
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/346784/lifestyle/food/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
http://www.prweb.com/releases/vegetarians-beginners-/guide-30-day-course/prweb11522516.htm


February 3, 2014

UAE students' first-hand experience with an animal shelter
http://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/uae-students-first-hand-experience-with-an-animal-shelter

Don't Horse Around, Mr. Mayor, Say Protestors
http://nycitylens.com/2014/02/dont-horse-around-de-blasio-say-animal-rights-activists/
""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
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140202-dolphins-taiji-japan-whales-marine-animal-altruism-science/

Sochi killing stray dogs ahead of Winter Olympics, report says
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/ 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
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140201/ 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
research
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2550368/Terrified-Heartbreaking-pictures-monkeys-tattooed-jabbed-eyelid-needle-flown-UK-Air-France-experiments.html

The rise and fall of "eco-terrorist" Rebecca Rubin
http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2014/02/02/ 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
http://www.wthr.com/story/24608527/punxsutawney-phils-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
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5852/20140201/microsofts-new-interactive-website-reveals-plight-bear-bile-farming-china.htm
"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
http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/01/3907229/killer-whale-activists-try-again.html

7,500 stray dogs, 18,000 cats roam Detroit streets, says MSU researcher
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140202/METRO01/302020010/7-500-stray-dogs-18-000-cats-roam-Detroit-streets-says-MSU-researcher

Missouri enlists in the egg wars
http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/01/4792128/missouri-enlists-in-the-egg-wars.html
"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
http://www.english.rfi.fr/france/20140202-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
http://www.app.com/article/20140131/NJNEWS2001/301310114/catelli-bros-veal
"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
http://www.onislam.net/english/ask-the-scholar/food-and-slaughter/slaughter/169168-anesthetizing-animals-before-slaughtering.html
"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
http://digitaljournal.com/news/world/laws-attempt-to-make-documenting-animal-cruelty-illegal-at-farms/article/368435
[with video, Mercy for Animals, Ag-gag" laws]

Horse slaughter draws attention
http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/local-news/2014/02/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
http://globegazette.com/business/pork-producers-who-discontinue-the-use-of-gestation-crates-have/article_c06d0bc4-fc6b-5fdf-a33c-9d06b67c1d1e.html
"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
http://www.voanews.com/content/australians-protest-shark-culls/1842306.html

Everyday Hero: Saving the dogs of war
http://globalnews.ca/news/1121648/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
http://metronews.ca/news/halifax/928444/halifax-residents-dogs-march-for-animal-rights-in-nova-scotia/

Rules Would Limit New Pet Stores To Sell Only Rescue Animals
http://articles.courant.com/2014-02-01/news/hc-puppy-mill-legislation-0201-20140131_1_task-force-kupchick-breeders
"HARTFORD - A panel examining the sale of dogs and cats in Connecticut
is proposing that new pet shops only be allowed to sell rescue
animals."

Animal welfare advocates back ownership ban
http://www.kgwn.tv/story/24604893/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
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20140131/NEWS/301310020
"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
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2014/jan/31/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
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/456332/Sir-Roger-Moore-on-James-Bond-Daniel-Craig-and-animal-rights

East Hampton opts out of planned deer cull
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/east-hampton-opts-out-of-planned-deer-cull-1.6920924
"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
herd."

Flatley asked to prove his rhino horn is legal by animal rights groups
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/entertainment/Flatley-asked-to-prove-his-rhino-horn-is-legal-by-animal-rights-groups.html

Lagosians eating diseased cows -Investigation
http://www.punchng.com/feature/lagosians-eating-diseased-cows-investigation-200-sick-cows-killed-in-lagos-abattoir-daily/

Prosecutors, animal workers concerned with rash of abuse cases
http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20140201/ WDH01/302010341/Prosecutors-animal-workers-concerned-rash-abuse-cases

Petition urges McDonald's to offer vegetarian options
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/petition-urges-mcdonald-offer-vegetarian-options-article-1.1598323
"Thousands of supporters have signed writer and activist Kathy
Freston's Change.org petition that asks the fast food chain to put
'plant-based protein options' on its menu."

China's vegetarian population touches 50 million: Report
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/Chinas-vegetarian-population-touches-50-million-Report/articleshow/29725767.cms
"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
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2014/02/03/2003582690

Beyonce embarks on second round of vegan challenge
http://blog.sfgate.com/dailydish/2014/01/31/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
http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/02/01/being-vegan-las-vegass-first-animal-sanctuary-will-be-here-soon/

Interview: Sharing life with a vegan
http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/ 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
means."
"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
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/02/01/10-benefits-eating-less-meat/

Book offers vegetarian lifestyle help
http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20140201/LIFESTYLE/302010012/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
http://www.freep.com/article/20140131/ENT08/301310101/MOCAD-Topsoil-vegetarian-vegan-Detroit
"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
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/v-for-vegan/Vegan-Super-Bowl-snacks-and-treats-abound.html

Your vegan guide to Super Bowl Sunday
http://newsok.com/your-vegan-guide-to-super-bowl-sunday/article/3929264

MRM Grows Line of Family of Vegan-Friendly Proteins
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwfitness/article/MRM-Grows-Line-of-Family-of-Vegan-Friendly-Proteins-20140131


February 1, 2014

Sochi Culling Stray Dogs Ahead of Olympic Games
http://www.wbap.com/common/more.php?m=58&ts=1391195103&article= 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
http://santiagotimes.cl/senator-activists-outraged-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
York
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2549594/Its-outrageous-try-exterminate-entire-species-Animal-rights-campaigners-arms-proposal-kill-SWANS-New-York.html

Activist and ex-con Coronado goes on Wolf Hunt Sabotage tour
http://www.examiner.com/article/activist-and-ex-con-coronado-goes-on-wolf-hunt-sabotage-tour

Hundreds of dead animals found at South Africa airport
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25877368

Bill would ban sale of puppy mill pets
http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Bill-would-ban-sale-of-puppy-mill-pets-5193544.php
"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
http://fremonttribune.com/news/state-and-regional/animal-welfare-advocates-back-ownership-ban/article_9422282a-b60a-5553-b72a-ecfb9d85c982.html
"Animal welfare advocates spoke in support of a bill that would stop
people from owning animals if they had been convicted of mistreating
animals."

South Florida Sisters Win Animal Rights Award
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/South-Florida-Sisters-Win-Animal-Rights-Award-242946671.html
[video]
"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
http://www.remindernews.com/article/2014/01/30/former-vernon-resident-fights-for-animal-rights

Animal rights advocates protest outside Enfield court as man accused
of killing cats appears before judge
http://www.journalinquirer.com/crime_and_courts/animal-rights-advocates-protest-outside-enfield-court-as-man-accused/article_0e653f9a-8a93-11e3-861c-0019bb2963f4.html

Sheryl Underwood Goes Vegan on The Talk
http://www.seattlepi.com/entertainment/tv/tvguide/article/Sheryl-Underwood-Goes-Vegan-on-The-Talk-5192717.php

Vegetarian diplomacy
http://commonground.ca/2014/02/vegetarian-diplomacy/

PETA Recognizes Philly Pizzeria For Vegan Wings
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/01/31/peta-recognizes-philly-pizzeria-for-vegan-wings/

4 vegan-friendly Super Bowl snacks
http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/31/health/vegan-super-bowl-snacks/



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