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Feb 20, 2014

Animal rights groups hit out at 'adoption sham' in UAE
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/general/animal-rights-groups-hit-out-at-adoption-sham-in-uae-1.1293205

Ont. farmers develop security squad against animal activists
http://www.torontosun.com/2014/02/18/ont-farmers-develop-security-squad-against-animal-activists

Senate panel OKs animal cruelty bill championed by ranchers, panned by
animal-rights activists
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/ 8f851ccaa7a5452aad7a41e350cbc018/AZ-XGR--Livestock-Cruelty
"PHOENIX -- A bill championed by livestock producers but derided by
animal rights activists as an "ag gag" bill because it aims to reign
in their undercover activities has won approval from an Arizona Senate
panel."

Idaho Legislature Seeks to Silence Animal Rights Whistleblowers
http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2014/02/idaho-legislature-seeks-silence-animal-rights-whistleblowers/

Davie proposal takes aim at puppy mills and pet shops
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-02-18/news/fl-pet-store-rules-davie-20140218_1_puppy-mills-pet-stores-pet-shops
"Davie is on the verge of banning pet shops from selling animals bred
in puppy mills and kitten factories, with town leaders expected to
vote on the new rules Wednesday.
"Other South Florida cities -- Hallandale Beach, Margate, Coconut
Creek, Lake Worth and Wellington -- have also passed bans on the sale
of pets bred in crowded mills."

MARTIN SWEENEY OF DALLAS PROMOTES ANIMAL RIGHTS
http://world.einnews.com/247pr/377784

Local woman to organize protest of circus in Bluffton
http://www.islandpacket.com/2014/02/18/2956653/local-woman-to-organize-protest.html

Anger over dead dog court ruling
http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/anger-over-dead-dog-court-ruling-1.1649068#.UwUSe0tX_Ww
"Durban - Pet lovers have taken to Facebook to express their anger
after a man who pleaded guilty to killing his dog, was let off with
just a warning."

School Lunch Meat Supplier Shut Down by Feds
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/health/Central-Valley-Meat-Company-Hanford-Fresno-Unsanitary-Conditions-Beef-246141751.html

Chinese consumers supposedly care more about food sourcing than the British
http://shanghaiist.com/2014/02/19/ chinese_consumers_supposedly_care_m.php

Olympian Meagan Duhamel Explains Why She Went Vegan
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/02/19/olympian-meagan-duhamel-explains-why-she-went-vegan/

Vegan Bobsledder Alexey Voyevoda Claims Gold in Sochi Olympics
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/vegan-bobsledder-alexey-voyevoda-claims-gold-in-sochi-olympics/

Designers go vegan, turn to faux textiles
http://nyunews.com/2014/02/19/faux/

Is It Wrong to Love Meatless Ribs?
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/02/is-it-wrong-to-love-meatless-ribs/
""People who have not tried vegan meat yet can tend to be a little
skeptical, and they think it's not going to taste familiar," she said.
"Then they realize it actually tastes the same. We get a lot of people
asking: are you sure this is vegan?""

From veggie to vegan - how hard can it be?
http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health/from-veggie-to-vegan-how-hard-can-it-be-30021805.html
"Natalie Portman tried it, so did Beyoncé - for 22 days. Now Deirdre
Reynolds is attempting the latest diet craze and going vegan - but
only before the Angelus..."

'Since I became vegan, I have more energy and I look younger too'
http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health/since-i-became-vegan-i-have-more-energy-and-i-look-younger-too-30021807.html
"Stylist Roxanne Parker, 34, (www.roxanneparker.com) decided to become
vegan after ending up in a hospital bed"

Going vegan at midlife makes sense, says Fairfax author Patti Breitman
http://www.marinij.com/dining_food/ci_25138845/going-vegan-at-midlife-makes-sense-says-fairfax

Beyond Tofu: Protein-Packed Soy Alternatives to Power Up Your Vegan Plate
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/protein-packed-soy-alternatives-to-power-up-your-vegan-plate/

Modesto Tapas Goes Vegan, With the Help of STL Veg Girl
http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/gutcheck/2014/02/ modesto_tapas_vegan_dinner.php

Step Inside! "So Good Vegan Cafe" Now Serving!
http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/42072-step-inside-so-good-vegan-cafe-now-serving
"So Good Vegan Cafe is the only restaurant in lower Fairfield County
dedicated to serving vegan-only cuisine. Located at 109 Danbury Road
in The Copps Hill Marketplace in Ridgefield, this restaurant fills a
huge void in Fairfield County's restaurant scene."


Animal rights groups hit out at 'adoption sham' in UAE
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/general/animal-rights-groups-hit-out-at-adoption-sham-in-uae-1.1293205

Ont. farmers develop security squad against animal activists
http://www.torontosun.com/2014/02/18/ont-farmers-develop-security-squad-against-animal-activists

Senate panel OKs animal cruelty bill championed by ranchers, panned by
animal-rights activists
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/ 8f851ccaa7a5452aad7a41e350cbc018/AZ-XGR--Livestock-Cruelty
"PHOENIX -- A bill championed by livestock producers but derided by
animal rights activists as an "ag gag" bill because it aims to reign
in their undercover activities has won approval from an Arizona Senate
panel."

Idaho Legislature Seeks to Silence Animal Rights Whistleblowers
http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2014/02/idaho-legislature-seeks-silence-animal-rights-whistleblowers/

Davie proposal takes aim at puppy mills and pet shops
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-02-18/news/fl-pet-store-rules-davie-20140218_1_puppy-mills-pet-stores-pet-shops
"Davie is on the verge of banning pet shops from selling animals bred
in puppy mills and kitten factories, with town leaders expected to
vote on the new rules Wednesday.
"Other South Florida cities -- Hallandale Beach, Margate, Coconut
Creek, Lake Worth and Wellington -- have also passed bans on the sale
of pets bred in crowded mills."

MARTIN SWEENEY OF DALLAS PROMOTES ANIMAL RIGHTS
http://world.einnews.com/247pr/377784

Local woman to organize protest of circus in Bluffton
http://www.islandpacket.com/2014/02/18/2956653/local-woman-to-organize-protest.html

Anger over dead dog court ruling
http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/anger-over-dead-dog-court-ruling-1.1649068#.UwUSe0tX_Ww
"Durban - Pet lovers have taken to Facebook to express their anger
after a man who pleaded guilty to killing his dog, was let off with
just a warning."

School Lunch Meat Supplier Shut Down by Feds
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/health/Central-Valley-Meat-Company-Hanford-Fresno-Unsanitary-Conditions-Beef-246141751.html

Chinese consumers supposedly care more about food sourcing than the British
http://shanghaiist.com/2014/02/19/ chinese_consumers_supposedly_care_m.php

Olympian Meagan Duhamel Explains Why She Went Vegan
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/02/19/olympian-meagan-duhamel-explains-why-she-went-vegan/

Vegan Bobsledder Alexey Voyevoda Claims Gold in Sochi Olympics
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/vegan-bobsledder-alexey-voyevoda-claims-gold-in-sochi-olympics/

Designers go vegan, turn to faux textiles
http://nyunews.com/2014/02/19/faux/

Is It Wrong to Love Meatless Ribs?
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/02/is-it-wrong-to-love-meatless-ribs/
""People who have not tried vegan meat yet can tend to be a little
skeptical, and they think it's not going to taste familiar," she said.
"Then they realize it actually tastes the same. We get a lot of people
asking: are you sure this is vegan?""

From veggie to vegan - how hard can it be?
http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health/from-veggie-to-vegan-how-hard-can-it-be-30021805.html
"Natalie Portman tried it, so did Beyoncé - for 22 days. Now Deirdre
Reynolds is attempting the latest diet craze and going vegan - but
only before the Angelus..."

'Since I became vegan, I have more energy and I look younger too'
http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health/since-i-became-vegan-i-have-more-energy-and-i-look-younger-too-30021807.html
"Stylist Roxanne Parker, 34, (www.roxanneparker.com) decided to become
vegan after ending up in a hospital bed"

Going vegan at midlife makes sense, says Fairfax author Patti Breitman
http://www.marinij.com/dining_food/ci_25138845/going-vegan-at-midlife-makes-sense-says-fairfax

Beyond Tofu: Protein-Packed Soy Alternatives to Power Up Your Vegan Plate
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/protein-packed-soy-alternatives-to-power-up-your-vegan-plate/

Modesto Tapas Goes Vegan, With the Help of STL Veg Girl
http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/gutcheck/2014/02/ modesto_tapas_vegan_dinner.php

Step Inside! "So Good Vegan Cafe" Now Serving!
http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/42072-step-inside-so-good-vegan-cafe-now-serving
"So Good Vegan Cafe is the only restaurant in lower Fairfield County
dedicated to serving vegan-only cuisine. Located at 109 Danbury Road
in The Copps Hill Marketplace in Ridgefield, this restaurant fills a
huge void in Fairfield County's restaurant scene."


February 19, 2014

The Blackfish Effect: How Animal Rights Advocates Are Winning
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ingrid-newkirk/blackfish-animal-rights_b_4810223.html
"The damning SeaWorld documentary made grown men leave movie theaters
in tears. When it aired on CNN, the cable channel swept the ratings,
and the film soon became one of Netflix's most requested offerings."

Animal rights issues in Guardians of the Galaxy?
http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/animal-rights-issues-guardians-galaxy-072800041.html
"Do images of Rocket Raccoon action figure hint at animal testing plot
in Marvel movie?"

UF and Michael J. Fox's Foundation Are Torturing Monkeys, Activist Says
http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2014-02-20/news/michael-j-fox-university-of-florida-animal-cruelty/
"A Florida animal rights activist who's fresh off a stint in federal
prison has a new target in her sights -- the Michael J. Fox Foundation
for Parkinson's Research, which funds projects at the University of
Florida."

Social Media May Be Changing Public Opinion on Animal Testing
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/social-media-may-be-changing-public-opinion-on-animal-testing/

UK Right to Reduce Animals Used in Research
http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism/371362/uk-right-reduce-animals-used-research-wesley-j-smith

PETA youth division sets up exhibit demonstrating alleged animal
cruelty in factory farms
http://www.dailytexanonline.com/news/2014/02/18/peta-youth-division-sets-up-exhibit-demonstrating-alleged-animal-cruelty-in-factory

Lakeland group takes in rescued cats
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20140218/WIRE/140219573?Title=Lakeland-group-takes-in-rescued-cats-

Animal advocates protest against gas chambers in Rowan Co.
http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/Animal-advocates-protest-against-gas-chambers-in-Rowan-Co--245934631.html
[with video]

Mayor Wants To Drive Horse-Drawn Carriages Out Of NYC
http://wgbhnews.org/post/mayor-wants-drive-horse-drawn-carriages-out-nyc
[with audio]

POLICE OFFICERS TO FACE ACTION OVER ANIMAL ABUSE
http://www.theleader.info/article/42663/police-officers-to-face-action-over-animal-abuse/
[with video]

Is Deer Culling Cruel or Necessary to UK Wildlife?
http://www.the-platform.org.uk/2014/02/18/is-deer-culling-cruel-or-necessary-to-uk-wildlife/

Is 80/10/10 the Perfect Raw Vegan Diet or a Dangerous Fad?
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/is-801010-the-perfect-raw-vegan-diet-or-a-dangerous-fad/
"The 80/10/10 diet is a low-fat, raw, vegan diet that focuses on
consuming raw food and carbohydrates. Those on the diet break up their
calories as 10 percent fat and 10 percent lean protein. The other 80
percent comes from complex carbohydrates."

Heart-Healthy Food Ideas for American Heart Month
http://parade.condenast.com/264072/aliceknisleymatthias-2/heart-healthy-food-ideas-for-american-heart-month/

Landau's V Street may alter space-time continuum
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/v-for-vegan/V-Street-may-alter-space-time-continuum.html

FOOD - All Things Veg helps you become a vegan baker
http://www.insidetoronto.com/blogs/post/4368802-food-all-things-veg-helps-you-become-a-vegan-baker/

Chicago Diner cookbook shares secrets for meat-free comfort food
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/ct-food-0219-chicago-diner-cookbook-20140219,0,3124933.story

Activist-Singer Nellie McKay Performs at Café Carlyle
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/ SB10001424052702303491404579388990695363528
"Veganism and feminism are causes dear enough to her that she wrote a
foreword for the 20th-anniversary edition of "The Sexual Politics of
Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory." They sometimes serve as
subjects for her songs, which approach matters of such seriousness
through sardonic sleight of hand."

Jourdan Dunn on How Beyoncé Made Her Eat Vegan
http://www.elle.com/news/fashion-style/jourdan-dunn-lfw

Dogs, Veggie Art, and Vegan Nail Polish are Among the Lures for
Children and Families at U.S. Veg Corp's NYC Vegetarian Food Festival
http://www.pr.com/press-release/542777

Vegan metalheads go to the Extreme
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2014/02/18/music/vegan-metalheads-go-to-the-extreme/#.UwPaj0tX_Ww
"A little-known part of the music scene will be celebrated next week
at Tokyo's Asakusa Kurawood venue, far from the candy-pop quirk of
Harajuku. Obscene Extreme Festival (OEF) promises to be
confrontational and dark and -- yes, the capital letters are insisted
upon -- "UNLEASH HELL.""

PlantEaters Partners with Veggie Bloggers to Offer Expert Meal Ratings
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/02/prweb11587007.htm
"PlantEaters launches a partnership program with vegetarian bloggers
to add high-quality meal ratings to the service, making it even easier
to find great vegetarian or vegan meals when dining out."


Feb 18, 2014

Every 3 days, a greyhound dies at a Florida track
http://www.bradenton.com/2014/02/17/4998451/every-3-days-a-greyhound-dies.html

Controversial Nordic farms flourish on fur comeback
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/business/world/a/21536857/ controversial-nordic-farms-flourish-on-fur-comeback/
"Oslo (AFP) - Fur has made a comeback on the world's most important
catwalks, fostering a thriving industry in the Nordic region to the
dismay of animal rights activists."

Ban on religious slaughter of animals begins in Denmark
http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201402172009-0023482
"Halal and kosher slaughter banned, as minister says 'Animal rights
come before religion'."

EXCLUSIVE: Pigs strung up and SHOT to train British Army medics in
treating gunshot wounds
http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/world-news/pigs-strung-up-shot-train-3157055
"Military surgeons are being sent to Denmark for the controversial
training on live animals - even though the practice is illegal in the
UK"

Coast Guard reduces use of live animal training
http://www.wisconsingazette.com/trending-news/coast-guard-reduces-use-of-live-animal-training-after-peta-complaints.html
"The U.S. Coast Guard won't use as many live animals for its combat
medical training after an animal rights group showed a goat's legs
being removed with tree trimmers."

Farm trespassing bill moves to full Indiana House
http://www.pal-item.com/article/20140217/UPDATES/140217006/Farm-trespassing-bill-moves-full-Indiana-House
"The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill Monday to make
trespassing on the production area of farm property a criminal
offense. The legislation also would make causing property damage to a
farm an act of criminal mischief."

Republican, Democrat push several bills on animal rights
http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/ 021714_animal_rights/republican-democrat-push-several-bills-animal-rights/
"PHOENIX - Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, wants to ban
ownership of animals by people convicted of animal cruelty. Sen. Steve
Farley, D-Tucson, wants to create an animal abuser registry to keep
track of those convicted of animal abuse."

AL PLENARY: Animal protection bill vetoed again
http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/macau/50837-al-plenary-animal-protection-bill-vetoed-again.html
"The animal protection bill submitted by lawmakers José Pereira
Coutinho and Leong Veng Chai was vetoed again in yesterday's plenary
session. Legislators raised doubts over the definition of "animals"
and said the bill was flawed."

Animal rescue groups fight new state bill
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/ north_phoenix/animal-rescue-groups-fight-new-state-bill
[with video]
"AVE CREEK, AZ - Animal rescue groups are fired up about a new state
bill they say will hurt animals who are already suffering."

EXPEL SOUTH KOREA'S CRUEL MONKEY SCHOOL
http://www.globalanimal.org/2014/02/17/expel-south-koreas-cruel-monkey-school/
"Animal Defenders International (ADI) released an undercover
investigation revealing appalling conditions at "Monkey School," a
cruel South Korean attraction that forces monkeys to perform in shows.
ADI's findings include horrific animal abuse and neglect, including
the discovery of a monkey dead in his/her cage, having received no
medical treatment."

PETA Study Reports Growing Opposition to Animal Testing in the US
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/6066/20140217/peta-study-reports-growing-opposition-animal-testing.htm
"Presenting their findings Monday at the annual meeting of the
American Association for the Advancement of Sciencein Chicago, the
researchers contend that more than half of American women and young
adults believe medical testing on animals is "morally wrong.""

Khloe Kardashian hits New York looking like she's been hit by an
anti-fur protester
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz/365940/Khloe-Kardashian-hits-New-York-looking-like-she-s-been-hit-by-an-anti-fur-protester
"Stalking around the Big Apple, the curvy brunette donned a
floor-length coat with the message 'FxCK YO FUR emblazoned on the back
in bright red paint."

Swallowing Goldfish Tradition Angers Animal Rights Group
http://www.wilx.com/news/nationalnews/headlines/Swallowing-Goldfish-Tradition-Angers-Animal-Rights-Group-245867441.html
"TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- An animal rights group says a high school in
Ohio should put a stop to a tradition where students swallow live
goldfish during a basketball game."

Silent Vigil to honor squirrels murdered during Holley "Squirrel Slam"
http://www.irondequoitpost.com/article/20140217/NEWS/140219690
"On Saturday, February 22, from 2:00-3:00pm, Animal Rights Advocates
of Upstate New York (ARAUNY) and its allies will hold a silent vigil
to honor the many squirrels and squirrel families that will be
murdered to raise money for the Town of Holley's Volunteer Fire
Department."

'Barbaric' Killing Of 3 Calif. Sea Otters Prompts $21,000 Reward For
Information Leading To Shooter
http://www.ibtimes.com/barbaric-killing-3-calif-sea-otters-prompts-21000-reward-information-leading-shooter-1556117
"California authorities are on the hunt for the person or persons
responsible for fatally shooting three sea otters last year.
Conservationists and animal rights activists from several private and
public groups are offering a $21,000 reward for information that could
lead to the culprits' arrest."

Bear hunters worry 'animal rights extremists' will kill hunt
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/bear-hunters-worry-animal-rights-extremists-will-kill-hunt-1.2540110
"The Ontario Federation of  Anglers and Hunters says anti-hunting
lobbyists could still scuttle the plan for the first spring bear hunt
in Ontario in 15 years."

Holistic Heart Doc/Author to Present at U.S. Veg Corp's NYC Vegetarian
Food Festival
http://www.pr.com/press-release/542726
"Downplaying angioplasty and pills in favor of a more holistic
approach to treating heart disease, Dr. Joel Kahn will present
heart-strengthening tips at the 4th annual New York City Vegetarian
Food Festival, on Sunday, March 2, in Chelsea."

Alexey Voyevoda: Russia's Vegan Olympian
http://blog.peta.org.uk/2014/02/alexei-voyevoda-russias-vegan-olympian/

Rosanna Davison reveals plans to tuck into vegan cake and champagne at
her wedding
http://www.irishmirror.ie/female/rosanna-davison-plans-tuck-vegan-3156146

Gretchen Wilson vs Animal Rights Activists: Country Star Strikes Back
After Being Protested for SeaWorld Concert (VIDEO)
http://www.breathecast.com/articles/gretchen-wilson-makes-peace-with-animal-rights-activists-after-protested-seaworld-concert-14046/

Animal activists protest outside SeaWorld San Diego: Group also took
message to Lindbergh Field
http://www.10news.com/news/animal-activists-protest-outside-seaworld-san-diego-group-also-took-message-to-lindbergh-field-02162014
[with video]

Janos Maté: Give citizens a vote on whale and dolphin captivity at the
Vancouver Aquarium
http://www.straight.com/news/588211/janos-mate-give-citizens-vote-whale-and-dolphin-captivity-vancouver-aquarium

Fortnum & Mason's new Dubai store backs down on selling foie gras, Peta claims
http://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/fortnum-masons-new-dubai-store-backs-down-on-selling-foie-gras-peta-claims
"A British animal rights group has announced the success of its
campaign against foie gras after an exclusive department store brand
decided not to offer the product at its new Dubai store."

Jackie Chan Makes a Royal Blunder and Tackles Illegal Wildlife Trade
http://www.webpronews.com/jackie-chan-makes-a-royal-blunder-and-tackles-illegal-wildlife-trade-2014-02

Brian May criticises Britain's Princes over hunting
http://www.hollywood.com/news/brief/56792613/brian-may-criticises-britain-s-princes-over-hunting

SELLAFIELD DEER CULL BACKLASH GROWS
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/sellafield-deer-cull-backlash-grows-1.1117237
"Animal rights and anti-nuclear activists protested against the cull
at the site's gates yesterday. And support for their cause is growing
- from all over the world."

Analysis: Voters may enshrine right to hunt, fish
http://www.sunherald.com/2014/02/16/5339465/analysis-voters-may-enshrine-right.html
"JACKSON, MISS. -- Mississippi voters will decide in November whether
to amend the state constitution to guarantee the right to hunt and
fish."

South Jersey group rescues dogs by the dozen
http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20140217/ NEWS01/302170025/South-Jersey-group-rescues-dogs-by-dozen
[with video]

Meat recall means uphill battle to reopen Petaluma slaughterhouse
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20140215/articles/140219675

Exeter friends for animals invite the city to go vegan in March
http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Exeter-friends-animals-invite-city-vegan-March/story-20643503-detail/story.html

Decatur woman promotes vegetarian dining
http://www.pantagraph.com/ap/state/decatur-woman-promotes-vegetarian-dining/article_3d94eb22-da39-5a16-87f3-239c41727147.html
"With popular documentaries such as "Forks over Knives" and "Food
Inc." increasing public awareness of the food industry and the
benefits of eating less processed food, Redden said they often get
dietary requests for vegetarian, vegan, or more recently, gluten-free
foods."

How to Eat Raw Vegan Without All the Expensive Tools
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/how-to-eat-raw-without-all-the-expensive-tools/

How to Stock Your Condiment Drawer: 10 Essentials for the Vegan Pantry
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/how-to-stock-your-condiment-drawer-10-essentials-for-the-vegan-pantry/


Feb 17, 2014

Animal Rights Activitst Detained In Sochi Protest
http://www.neontommy.com/news/2014/02/animal-rights-activitst-detained-sochi-protest
"One Russian animal rights activist was detained in Moscow on Saturday
after protesting against the nation's policy to exterminate stray dogs
in preparation for Sochi 2014."

Prince William goes hunting day before endangered wildlife plea
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/02/09/Prince-William-goes-hunting-day-before-endangered-wildlife-plea/UPI-26541391959116/?spt=rln&or=1

FBI confirms pet store arson suspect arrested without incident
http://www.mynews3.com/content/news/local/story/FBI-confirms-pet-store-arson-suspect-arrested/gjp1ro-cR02IPZ1wD_Wr2A.cspx
"CROWN POINT, Ind., (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- The Chicago office of the
FBI has confirmed that a man wanted in the alleged arson of a puppy
boutique in southwest Las Vegas was apprehended without incident
Friday night in Crown Point, Ind."

Steve Nislick becomes advocate for more animal rights issues, not just
horse-drawn carriage ban
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/steve-nislick-advocate-animals-horses-article-1.1607326
"Steve Nislick and his organization, New Yorkers for Clean, Livable
and Safe Streets (NYCLASS) is branching out to advocate on issues
ranging from installing sprinklers in pet stores to banning foie gras.
Nislick outlined the new pet causes in a letter to supporters in
January, which also include ending the use of animals in circuses and
protecting tenants' right to have pets."

Animal rights group slams Wayne State's dog research with I-75 billboard
http://www.freep.com/article/20140208/NEWS01/302080010/animal-rights-dogs-medical-research-Wayne-State-University
"An animal-rights group paid for a billboard on I-75 in Detroit to
highlight its years of protests against the use of dogs in medical
experiments at Wayne State University."

Oregon Health & Science University defends primate center record, says
animal rights complaint unjustified
http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2014/02/ oregon_health_science_universi_26.html

Neb. Sen. Chambers keeps focus on animal welfare
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/science/article/Neb-Sen-Chambers-keeps-focus-on-animal-welfare-5218547.php
"LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- House pets, mountain lions and black-tailed
prairie dogs have found a powerful advocate in Nebraska state Sen.
Ernie Chambers."

Donkey Ball fundraiser in Brunswick faces protest
http://www.cleveland.com/medina/index.ssf/2014/02/ donkey_ball_fundraiser_in_brun.html
"MEDINA, Ohio -- The routine task of raising enough money to fund an
after-prom party at Brunswick High School has become controversial
this year."

Divine Pig Festival held in New Taipei despite protests
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140208000024&cid=1103
"The Divine Pig Festival sponsored by Qingshui Zushi Temple in New
Taipei's Sanxia district opened on Feb. 5, attracting crowds numbering
in the tens of thousands despite cold and rainy weather to see the
annual competition to raise the largest pig, a tradition which has
been condemned as cruel by animal rights groups."

Campaign for giraffe facing death at Copenhagen zoo
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26098935
[with video]

Did Marius The Giraffe Have To Die?
http://world.time.com/2014/02/09/marius-giraffe-copenhagen-zoo/

Duffy's Circus brands criticism of their use of sea lions as
"misleading and hurtful"
http://www.thejournal.ie/sea-lions-tom-duffys-circus-ispca-1305443-Feb2014/

Woman who loved animals mauled to death by 2 dogs
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/u-s-world/woman-who-loved-animals-mauled-to-death-by-2-dogs
"DAYTON - An Ohio woman known for her love of cats was found in front
of her home Friday fatally mauled by two neighborhood dogs."

Teatown plan to cull deer may proceed, judge rules
http://www.lohud.com/article/20140207/NEWS/302070056/Teatown-plan-cull-deer-may-proceed-judge-rulesNeighbors-animal-rights-groups-lose-legal-fight-spare-preserve-s-population
"A plan by Teatown Lake Reservation to help its forests by killing
some of its deer will proceed after a state judge denied a request by
neighbors to stop it."

Wyoming man pleads guilty to animal cruelty
http://trib.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/wyoming-man-pleads-guilty-to-animal-cruelty/article_b216cf29-ca9c-5fed-b8f8-db37b1017780.html
"LARAMIE -- A 58-year-old Wyoming man has been fined $70 after his
malnourished dog froze to death."

Woman charged with animal cruelty for care of horses for the 4th time
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/livingston_county/woman-charged-with-animal-cruelty-for-abusing-horses-for-the-4th-time
[with video]
"Cohoctah Township, Mich (WXYZ) - Several horse rescue groups say
they're tired of repeatedly having to rescue animals from the same
woman's home.  Now that they have been called to her house again, they
are hoping she doesn't get them back."

BEING VEGAN - Why I Won't Be Watching the Winter Olympics in Sochi
http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/02/08/being-vegan-why-i-wont-be-watching-the-winter-olympics-in-sochi/
"It has been reported that an estimated 7000 stray dogs have already
been eliminated in these days, weeks and months leading up to the
Games."

The Surprising Reason Chipotle Isn't Selling Sofritas Nationwide
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/02/08/the-surprising-reason-chipotle-isnt-selling-sofrit.aspx
"The company said last week that the new ingredient already accounts
for 3% of overall sales, despite being available at just 40% of its
restaurants nationwide."

A maven of raw food opens up
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20140209/COLUMNISTS05/ 302090016/A-maven-raw-food-opens-up

Plant chef's vegan ice cream hits national market
http://www.mountainx.com/article/56122/Plant-chefs-vegan-ice-cream-hits-national-market
"The story is that one day last year the niece of Amy's Kitchen
co-founder Rachel Berliner stopped in for a meal at Plant on her
honeymoon and was so blown away by Sellers' coconut milk-based ice
cream that she convinced Amy's to market the dessert."

EVERY VEGAN'S FAVORITE CONDIMENT YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF
http://www.xojane.com/healthy/every-vegans-favorite-condiment-youve-never-heard-of
"Mention Nooch to your token vegan friend and I promise their eyes
will light up. We use it on just about everything."

How Red Meat Changes Your Gut Bacteria to Cause Heart Disease
http://www.care2.com/causes/how-red-meat-changes-your-gut-bacteria-to-cause-heart-disease.html

Pass the Tofu Please
http://www.houghtonstar.com/2014/02/08/pass-the-tofu-please/

'Comfortably Yum': A Vegan Cookbook for the Comfort Food Lover
http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/02/08/comfortably-yum-vegan-cookbook-comfort-food-lover/

You can give leather the boot and still look stylish
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/tivydale-vegan-shoes-you-can-6686590
"Former journalist Susannah Wright takes her first steps into footwear
design by creating romantic red shoes for Valentine's Day"

Great Vegetarian Restaurants in Madrid
http://www.cntraveler.com/daily-traveler/2014/02/best-vegetarian-restaurants-in-madrid-spain


Feb 16, 2014

Inside Florida's racing industry, where 74 greyhounds died on track
property in seven months last year
http://www.tampabay.com/sports/parimutuels/inside-floridas-racing-industry-where-74-greyhounds-died-on-track-property/2165792

Bill de Blasio May Ban Barnum & Bailey Circus from New York
http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/bill-de-blasio-may-ban-barnum-bailey-circus-from-new-york/

Q&A: Animal rights activist Florencia Trujillo on dog hunting in Chile
http://santiagotimes.cl/qa-animal-rights-activist-florencia-trujillo-dog-hunting-chile/
"As stray dogs are added to the hunting list, Trujillo talks to The
Santiago Times about alternative measures to address growing feral
population problem."

Former Greeley man earns his animal rights stripes at Rose Bowl Parade
http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/local/10048496-113/starr-peta-animal-rights
"The release of a 2013 documentary "Blackfish" sparked worldwide
interest in SeaWorld's treatment of its killer whales, also known as
orcas. However, for one former Greeley man, the film motivated him to
do more than just give his next vacation to SeaWorld a second
thought."

Animal Cruelty Charges Pending Against Man After Facebook Post
Triggers Child Porn Investigation
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/animal-cruelty-charges-pending-against-man-after-facebook-post-triggers

At least 840 sheep die aboard Australian vessel en route to Israel
http://www.jpost.com/Enviro-Tech/At-least-840-sheep-die-aboard-Australian-vessel-en-route-to-Israel-341579

Vancouver Aquarium is set to expand and critics are concerned
http://globalnews.ca/news/1151868/vancouver-aquarium-is-expanding-and-critics-are-concerned/
[with video]

Ironwood Pig Sanctuary has hundreds of pigs
http://www.chron.com/news/article/Ironwood-Pig-Sanctuary-has-hundreds-of-pigs-5239854.php
"RED ROCK, Ariz. (AP) -- Arnold entered assisted living a few years
ago. He couldn't move around like he used to, on account of his
arthritis."

White Paper proposes harsher penalties against animal abuse
http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/en/newsdetails/news/national/White-Paper-to-introduce-harsher-penalties-against-animal-abuse-20140214
"The proposed white paper on animal rights will propose harsher
penalties against animal abuse, Parliamentary Secretary for Animal
Rights Roderick Galdes announced this evening."

Animal Cruelty Furor
http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2014/feb/15/animal-cruelty-furor/
"Animal rights groups took aim this week at a bill sponsored by Rep.
Brenda Barton (R-Payson) that exempts ranchers and livestock
operations from provisions of the existing animal cruelty laws."

Pedestrian killed on Goldstream Ave. was rescuing her dog
http://www.timescolonist.com/pedestrian-killed-on-goldstream-ave-was-rescuing-her-dog-1.854608

Bovine love: Border no barrier for rescuers uniting blind cows
http://m.newsherald.com/news/bovine-love-border-no-barrier-for-rescuers-uniting-blind-cows-1.277667/
"Farm Sanctuary in New York is just such a place and they had a
12-year-old Holstein named Tricia, who seemed lonely and anxious after
losing her cow companion to cancer a year ago. Cattle are herd animals
and she was the only one at the shelter without a partner."

'This Cruel Craze Is Getting Out Of Hand': Neknomination Fad Blasted By RSPCA
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02/15/neknomination-animal-cruelty_n_4794625.html
"The RSPCA has told the Huffington Post UK they are "absolutely
horrified" by the influx of animal cruelty complaints they have been
receiving related to the new fad of Neknomination."

Male inmates join food strike at county jails
http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/20140214maricopa-county-food-strike-men-join.html
"Some male inmates at a Maricopa County jail are joining in a food
strike initiated by their female counterparts earlier this week."

Being Vegan at CU
http://herald.cornerstone.edu/voice/article_6681266e-967b-11e3-80d8-0017a43b2370.html
"GRAND RAPIDS-- Having a unique diet is a challenge, especially for
college students."

Soul Food Junkies: Documentary Explains Why I Veganize Food
http://www.chicagonow.com/emerging-vegan-sistah/2014/02/soul-food-junkies-vegan-dinin/

BEING VEGAN - A Love Letter to the Animals
http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/02/16/being-vegan-a-love-letter-to-the-animals/

VEGAN O KAMUKHA MO? Find love via the new world of online dating
http://www.interaksyon.com/article/80847/vegan-o-kamukha-mo-find-love-via-the-new-world-of-online-dating

U.S. Veg Corp's NYC Vegetarian Food Festival to Benefit the Coalition
for Healthy School Food
http://www.pr.com/press-release/542501
"The NY Coalition for Healthy School Food is this year's charity
partner at the New York City Vegetarian Food Festival. The Coalition
is dedicated to bringing healthier meals to schoolchildren.
Storytelling, craft projects, a musical jam session, and animal
petting opportunities are just some of the kid-friendly offerings on
tap at the Festival, to take place 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 1-2, at
the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan."

STEREOTYPES OF THE VEGAN MAN ARE FROM THE STONE AGE
http://dscriber.com/2014/02/16/stereotypes-of-the-vegan-man-are-from-the-stone-age/

Member of the Buffalo creative class talks edible books and the vegan lifestyle
http://blogs.buffalonews.com/refresh/2014/02/member-of-the-buffalo-creative-class-talks-edible-books-and-the-vegan-lifestyle.html

Second Rehoboth Beach VegFest slated for June 13-15
http://capegazette.villagesoup.com/p/second-rehoboth-beach-vegfest-slated-for-june-13-15/1114214
"VegRehoboth announces the Second Annual Rehoboth Beach VegFest will
take place Friday-Sunday, June 13-15, as an area-wide celebration.
Newly expanded this year into a three-day event, VegFest celebrates
how easy and delicious it is to choose vegetarian foods, and explores
their many benefits to human health, the animals and the planet."


February 15, 2014

Little Red Riding Hood Beheads Wolves in 'Mafia Warning' to Animal Rights Groups
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/little-red-riding-hood-beheads-wolves-mafia-warning-animal-rights-groups-1436522
"The grusome find in Scansano, Tuscany, was accompanied by a placard
calling for the killing of wolves and signed by "Little Red Riding
Hood"."

'Dolphin' Marriage Proposal in the Philippines Angers Animal Rights Activists
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/02/14/philippine-ocean-park-criticized-for-using-dolphin-in-marriage-proposal/

In election year, Romania debates giving human rights to dolphins
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/14/us-romania-dolphins-idUSBREA1D1J620140214

Dogs of Sochi finding new homes (with Olympians)
http://www.startribune.com/sports/blogs/245517971.html

Updated - Harsher penalties for animal cruelty planned
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20140214/local/harsher-penalties-for-animal-cruelty-planned.506787
"Harsher penalties will be introduced to combat animal cruelty,
Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes, who is responsible for animal
rights, said this evening."

Thousands of zoo animals killed in Europe every year
http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/thousands-of-zoo-animals-killed-in-europe-every-year/article5690036.ece

The Idaho "Ag Gag Bill" Moves Through The Senate
http://www.kmvt.com/news/latest/The-Idaho-Ag-gag-Bill-Moves-Through-The-Senate--245591311.html

Petaluma egg farm settles packaging suit
http://www.petaluma360.com/article/20140213/COMMUNITY/140219780?Title=Petaluma-egg-farm-settles-packaging-suit
"Petaluma Farms will drop the bucolic farm scene from its Judy's
Family Farm egg carton packaging after being sued for false
advertising by a county animal rights group."

Veg guest served seafood at Mekong, demands apology
http://www.mumbaimirror.com/mumbai/others/Veg-guest-served-seafood-at-Mekong-demands-apology/articleshow/30419291.cms

Anna Harouvis on Cleveland vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free eateries:
Five For Friday
http://www.cleveland.com/cooking/index.ssf/2014/02/ anna_harouvis_on_vegan_vegetar.html
"Anna Harouvis is a Clevelander worth following to dinner. For one
thing, she has Greek heritage which, she says, encourages you to "try
a little bit of everything. Enjoy life.""

Beyoncé's Trainer Talks Star's Vegan Diet, Jay Z Joining Her During Workouts
http://www.eonline.com/news/511375/beyonce-s-trainer-talks-star-s-vegan-diet-jay-z-joining-her-during-workouts

Top five: vegan
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2014/feb/14/top-five-vegan-recipe-books-shoes-chocolate
"From new recipe books to vegan shoes, five of the best picks for
those who have foresworn all animal products"

Vegan Meat Goes Mainstream! Beyond Meat Featured on CBS
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/vegan-meat-goes-mainstream-beyond-meat-featured-on-cbs/

5 Awesome Vegan Startups Transforming the Future of Food
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/5-awesome-vegan-startups-transforming-the-future-of-food/

Video: PETA members in chili-pepper bikinis spice up Valentine's Day
urging a vegan lifestyle
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/02/ video_peta_members_in_chili-pe.html

Exclusive: Real Talk with Plant-Based Hip-Hop Diva Leslie Hall
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/02/14/real-talk-with-plant-based-hip-hop-diva-leslie-hall/

All-You-Can-Eat Vegan Brunch at Gramps This Sunday
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/shortorder/2014/02/all-you-can-eat_vegan_brunch_a.php

Gracias Madre: LA's First Vegan-Mexican Eatery Hits Melrose
http://la-confidential-magazine.com/the-latest/food-and-drink-news/postings/gracias-madre-vegan-mexican-eatery



February 14, 2014

Coast Guard reduces use of live animal training
http://www.vcstar.com/news/2014/feb/13/coast-guard-reduces-use-of-live-animal-training/
"NORFOLK, Va. -- NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Coast Guard won't use as many
live animals for its combat medical training after an animal rights
group showed a goat's legs being removed with tree trimmers."

Modern Europe: Denmark puts animal rights before human rights with Kosher ban
http://www.thecommentator.com/article/4722/modern_europe_denmark_ puts_animal_rights_before_human_rights_with_kosher_ban
"Regardless of whether you are Jewish or not; regardless of what you
think about religion: Denmark's ban on Kosher slaughter puts the
rights of animals above the rights of people"

Animal cruelty case ignites activists online
http://www.chieftain.com/news/2287702-119/animal-facebook-activists-arguello
[with video]
"The Robert Heckmann animal cruelty case has captivated animal rights
advocates across the Southern Colorado area, and the movers and
shakers in the movements have relied on social media to get the word
out."

Volkswagen to Stop Using Primates in Ads, Withdrawing Teaser for Super
Bowl Commercial
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/business/media/volkswagen-to-stop-using-primates-in-ads.html

Vietnam's Black Market Is Selling Dogs With Rabies To Meet Demand for Dog Meat
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dog-meat-so-popular-vietnam-black-market-selling-dogs-rabies-180949749/
"The Vietnamese government, however, is pledging to start better
regulating the predominately illegal industry"

U.S. hot-dogger wants to adopt Sochi strays
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/13/us-olympics-freestyle-slopestyle-dogs-idUSBREA1C0Z320140213
"Bringing a silver medal back to Colorado is not enough for
big-hearted U.S. slopestyle skier Gus Kenworthy - he also wants to
adopt a family of stray dogs he found at the Sochi Olympics."

Animal Rights Group Appeals To Find Teens Who Made Sick Dolphin Drink
Beer (Photos)
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/animal-rights-group-appeals-find-peruvian-teens-who-made-sick-dolphin-drink

Investigation: Animal Testing
http://www.cherwell.org/news/town/2014/02/13/investigation-animal-testing
'Vivisection' or life-saving research? Cherwell looks at the national
debate surrounding the ethics of animal testing"

Gamecock farmer offers a justification for his industry (Joey Kennedy)
http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/02 /gamecock_farmer_offers_justifi.html

Exotic pets: A growing American fad
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101396979
[with video]

Farmers' Rights Bill Could Go to Governor Next Week
http://www.wibc.com/news/story.aspx?ID=2123509
[with audio]
"Hoosier Environmental Council attorney Kim Ferraro argues many legal
farm practices, from confined feeding operations to genetically
modified crops, should be open to scrutiny. The Indiana Farm Bureau
says the bill doesn't order judges to rule a certain way -- it just
ensures the legislature's original intent is honored."

Citizens Comments on Animal Cruelty Dominate BOCC Meeting
http://www.thebradentontimes.com/news/2014/02/13/ local_government/ citizens_comments_on_animal_cruelty_dominate_bocc_meeting/ #.Uv1lqEtX_Ww
"BRADENTON - At Tuesday's Manatee County Commission meeting, members
discovered again just how passionate Manatee County residents are
about animal rights. Citizens demanded the county get to the bottom of
the story behind the impoundment of over 300 animals at aputrid east
county "sanctuary," in which no arrests have been made."

Aguila woman arrested, accused of animal cruelty
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_northern_az/other/aguila-woman-arrested-accused-of-animal-cruelty
"AGUILA, AZ - Another arrest has been made after authorities seized
four horses from a home in Aguila, 25 miles west of Wickenburg."

S.D. panel approves making animal cruelty charges a felony
http://www.plainsman.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&story_id=22111&page=72

Republican, Democrat push several bills on animal rights
http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2014/02/republican-democrat-push-several-bills-on-animal-rights/
"PHOENIX - Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, wants to ban
ownership of animals by people convicted of animal cruelty. Sen. Steve
Farley, D-Tucson, wants to create an animal abuser registry to keep
track of those convicted of animal abuse."

Farm workers in cow abuse case charged with animal cruelty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-cow-abuse-case-workers-charged-20140213,0,3968917.story
"Crimes uncovered at farm that supplies Nestle Pizza unit by animal
rights group video"

Great Harwood Vegan taxidermist creates art from roadkill
http://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/news/local-news/great-harwood-vegan-taxidermist-creates-6704362

Spark of Life Healing Foods to open East Nashville vegan, gluten-free restaurant
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20140213/BUSINESS/302130035/ Spark-Life-Healing-Foods-open-vegan-gluten-free-restaurant-East-Nashville

Real, Good and Vegan: Food to live for
http://www.rapidgrowthmedia.com/features/021314vegan.aspx

Glassworks Studio to host Vegan Valentine's Day
http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20140213/NJENT/302140015/ Glassworks-Studio-host-Vegan-Valentine-s-Day

Cliff Richard: 'I won't go vegetarian for Morrissey support show'
http://www.digitalspy.com/music/news/a551141/cliff-richard-i-wont-go-vegetarian-for-morrissey-support-show.html

Daniel Padilla eats 'chicharon'-the vegetarian kind
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/151539/daniel-padilla-eats-chicharon-the-vegetarian-kind

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