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June 30, 2014

Free-range food a can of worms
http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2014/06/30/free-range-food-a-can-of-worms
"There is no such thing as a happy chicken, according to Beryl Scott,
the national chair of animal rights organisation Beauty without
Cruelty."
...
"Though consumers have the option of buying free-range eggs and
organic meat, South Africa does not have laws that clearly define the
terms "free range" or "organic". This leaves retailers to use their
own interpretations and audit systems of what a free range lamb or an
organic tomato is."

NZ pig farms 'cannot be trusted'
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/10214561/NZ-pig-farms-cannot-be-trusted
"The pork industry is under fire after TVNZ investigation into a
Christchurch pig farm."

Raipur youths standing strong to save stray dogs
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/raipur/Raipur-youths-standing-strong-to-save-stray-dogs/articleshow/37422815.cms
"RAIPUR: It may call for another task for civic body to save dogs
facing objection against its campaign of catching and leaving the
canines in the outskirts of city. In an absolute contrast to citizens'
reactions towards street dog menace, meet Raipur's group of youths who
are on a mission to save stray dogs being cruelly caught by animal
grasper equipment and thrown outside."

Great Dane in cage leaves activists fuming
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Great-Dane-in-cage-leaves-activists-fuming/articleshow/37480942.cms
"MUMBAI: Residents of Worli and animal activists have taken a serious
note of a tall pedigree Great Dane being caged in a slum near
Prabhadevi, pictures of which were posted on a social networking
site."

Heated moments at Protaras hotel demo against animal abuse
http://famagusta-gazette.com/heated-moments-at-protaras-hotel-demo-against-animal-abuse-p24145-69.htm
"Several hundred people turned out to protest against the barbaric
crime committed against a small dog at a popular hotel in Protaras."

Raw and vegan cafes spring up in the UAE
http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/20872-raw-and-vegan-cafes-spring-up-in-the-uae/
"On a visit to Dubai-based Comptoir 102 in June 2014 as a guest chef,
Sati Faulks revealed that he is working on a new concept -
cold-pressed juice bars which will offer fresh juices and raw food.
When asked for further details, Faulks, a chef who is consulting in
Paris, said: "Hopefully [we will open] in September - we are going to
be in Paris and Dubai at the beginning.""


June 29, 2014

Undercover videos that reveal illegal activity at farms could be outlawed
http://www.fox44.com/news/undercover-videos-reveal-illegal-activity-farms-could-be-outlawed
[video]
"WAKE COUNTY, NC (CNN) - Chickens buried alive. Pigs so sick that
their intestines hang out of their bodies. These are some of the
grisly scenes from videos taken by animal rights activists who went
undercover at farms that produce food destined for dinner tables."

Federal protection sought for wild horses in West
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2014-06-28/esa-protection-sought-for-wild-horses-in-west
"RENO, Nev. (AP) - Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands,
mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of going extinct
in North America for the second time in 13,000 years and deserves
protection under the Endangered Species Act alongside grizzly bears,
the desert tortoise and humpback whales."

Advocates say mustangs on verge of going extinct
http://www.thonline.com/news/national_world/article_6fa1fae9-129f-5261-922e-b7116ac88c7b.html

PA Senate expected to take historic vote on pigeon shoots
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/pets/265112221.html

The U.S. fight for the right to bear farms (that’s not a typo)
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/06/29/the_us_fight _for_the_right_to_bear_farms_thats_not_a_typo.html
"In Missouri, voters will soon consider a "right to farm" amendment to
the state constitution. It is sewing the seeds of discord."

Study: Salamanders in the Appalachians are smaller
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/study-salamanders-in-the-appalachians-are-smaller/2014/06/29/06ecd924-ff93-11e3-bcdc-2af6ecb203a9_story.html
"CHARLESTON, S.C. - Some scientists suggest it could be still another
sign of climate change: Salamanders in the Appalachian Mountains are
getting smaller, they say, because in a drier, warmer climate, the
little cold-blooded creatures use more energy to stay alive."

Natural Bridge Zoo answers allegations of animal maltreatment
http://www.roanoke.com/news/virginia/natural-bridge-zoo-answers-allegations-of-animal-maltreatment/article_b0c6028c-ff1a-11e3-b28f-0017a43b2370.html

'Shocking' footage stirs up pork label criticism
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/shocking-footage-stirs-up-pork-label-criticism-6014397
[video]
"TVNZ's Sunday programme has footage filmed by animal rights group
Farm Watch, which they claim shows pigs living in squalid conditions."

March planned Sunday against animal abuse crime at Protaras hotel
http://famagusta-gazette.com/march-planned-sunday-against-animal-abuse-crime-at-protaras-hotel-p24138-69.htm
"A leading animal rights organisation is urging the public to join
them tomorrow (Sunday 29th June) at 5pm to protest against the
barbaric crime committed against small dog at a popular hotel in
Protaras."

Vegetarians May Be The Best Weapon Against One of Our Generation's
Biggest Threats
http://mic.com/articles/92421/vegetarians-may-be-the-best-weapon-against-one-of-our-generation-s-biggest-threats
"Want to address climate change, but don't trust governments to take
on the problem? You have one option that may help: Go vegetarian."

BEING VEGAN - No Surprise - Someone is Now Eating Vegan In Portland
http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/06/29/being-vegan-no-surprise-someone-is-now-eating-vegan-in-portland/

Vegan Mom Who Ate 20 Bananas A Day During Pregnancy Responds To Backlash
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/health/vegan-mom-who-ate-20-bananas-day-during-pregnancy-responds-backlash

Raising Children as Vegans or Vegetarians ?
http://www.womenofchina.cn/html/womenofchina/report/173962-1.htm
"Chen Xi is proud of his 16-month-old daughter Liting, an obedient,
mild-mannered infant with a fair complexion. Chen, 32, attributes his
daughter's behavior and appearance to her vegetarian diet that
includes fruit purees, vegetable juices and a diverse variety of
organic foods."

Jenna Dewan-Tatum 'swears' by green smoothies
http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1096101


June 28, 2014

2nd officer charged in cutting of dog's throat
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/2nd-officer-charged-in-cutting-of-dogs-throat/2014/06/27/68724236-fe2d-11e3-91c4-01dcd9b73086_story.html
"BALTIMORE - Court records show that a second Baltimore police officer
has been charged in the cutting of a pet dog's throat."

Puppy Who Was Viciously Beaten With A Brick Finds A New Home With A
Local Police Officer
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/officer-adopts-puppy-who-was-brutally-beaten-brick
"After a puppy was badly beaten by its owner, a Cleveland police
officer stepped up to the plate and decided to give the animal a
loving home."

Senate to take up ban on live pigeon shoots
http://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2014/06/senate-to-take-up-ban-on-live-pigeon-shoots.php
"The umpteenth effort to ban pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania has cleared
a state Senate panel."

Gov. Malloy signs new law at Greenwich Animal Shelter
http://www.greenwich-post.com/27467/gov-malloy-signs-new-law-at-greenwich-animal-shelter/
"In what was a big day for all of Connecticut's four-legged friends
and the dog lovers who adore them, Gov. Dannel Malloy visited the
Greenwich Animal Shelter to commemorate the signing of an animal
rights bill into law June 18."

Castro Valley: Rowell Ranch Rodeo event questioned
http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_26046419/castro-valley-rowell-ranch-rodeo-event-questioned

State vet rule could thwart no-kill movement in Texas
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/State-vet-rule-could-thwart-no-kill-movement-in-5585322.php
"AUSTIN - Stricter enforcement of a previously obscure state
regulation is threatening the no-kill movement across Texas and could
result in animal shelters euthanizing tens of thousands of additional
pets each year, advocates warn."

Backers, dissenters hop on ag-gag battle
http://www.theprairiestar.com/agweekly/news/livestock/backers-dissenters-hop-on-ag-gag-battle/article_d8923014-fd4f-11e3-bbe1-0019bb2963f4.html
"BOISE - A law banning secret recordings at farms in Idaho has
attracted a good deal of attention, and several outside groups have
filed briefs with the federal court that is weighing its
constitutionality."

Nick News to Present LINDA ELLERBEE 'ANIMAL RIGHTS... OR WRONGS?, 7/1
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Nick-News-to-Present-LINDA-ELLERBEE-ANIMAL-RIGHTS-OR-WRONGS-71-20140627#.U63AdpRX9pA

EDM SUPERSTAR STEVE AOKI RAVES ABOUT ANIMAL RIGHTS
http://www.globalanimal.org/2014/06/27/edm-superstar-steve-aoki-raves-about-animal-rights/
"(ACTIVISM/ANIMAL RIGHTS/CELEBRITIES) World famous EDM DJ Steve Aoki
is currently on his summer tour, but that didn't stop him from sitting
down with peta2, PETA's youth division, to discuss his stance on
animal rights."

Protests continue at Yaletown store that no longer sells fur
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Protests+continue+ Yaletown+store+that+longer+sells/9982016/story.html
"Brooklyn Clothing's Jason Overbo says Vancouver Animal Defence League
have been chanting outside the store at 418 Davie at least once a week
since last year"

Mexico City circus acts fear animal ban
http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/AP-PHOTOS-Mexico-City-circus-acts-fear-animal-ban-5583478.php

Animal rights activists intercept truck carrying 350 cats
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-06/27/content_17620531.htm
"A truck load of around 350 cats destined to be taken to a meat
processing factory has been intercepted by animal rights activists in
the Putuo district of Shanghai on Wednesday."

Littlehampton activist hopes her novel will 'moove' readers
http://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/news/local/littlehampton-activist-hopes-her-novel-will-moove-readers-1-6141116
"Ruth, who has been a vegan for 40 years and does not eat or drink any
animal products, said: "I've written this book to raise awareness of
the plight of animals imprisoned by the food industry."

Celebrate Fourth of July With a Vegan Picnic in the Park
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/cleanplatecharlie/2014/06/ celebrate_fourth_of_july_with_a_vegan_picnic_in_the_park.php
"The event is an effort by the Very Vegan Miami meetup group, helmed
by Janay Laing."

In an Underserved East Dallas Neighborhood, Sykamore Brings a Healthy
Spin on Chinese
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate/2014/06/sykamore_brings_ vegan_fare_to_underserved_east_dallas_neighborhood.php
"... the entire menu is vegan."

How to Be a Vegan Runner
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/how-to-be-a-vegan-runner/

Vegan banquet, Jamdanis; Bangladesh goes all out to woo Sushma Swaraj
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/vegan-banquet-jamdanis-bangladesh-goes-all-out-to-woo-sushma-swaraj/articleshow/37330944.cms

Not Eating Meat Can Cut Your Food-Related Carbon Emissions Almost In
Half, Study Finds
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/27/3454129/eating-meat-carbon-emissions/
"If you're trying to reduce your carbon footprint, you may want to
think twice next time you reach for a burger. According to a new
study, people with a high-meat diet contribute more than twice the
diet-related greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere as a vegan,
and a little less than twice the emissions of a vegetarian."

Paul McCartney On the 'Fine Art' of Vegetarian Grilling
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/06/27/paul-mccartney-on-the-fine-art-of-vegetarian-grilling/


June 27, 2014

Undercover animal abuse videos could soon be outlawed
http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2014/06/25/undercover-animal-abuse-videos/
[video]
"Wake County, North Carolina – Chickens buried alive. Pigs so sick
that their intestines hang out of their bodies. These are some of the
grisly scenes from videos taken by animal rights activists who went
undercover at farms that produce food destined for dinner tables."

Agriculture security lawsuit heard in federal court
http://www.ktvb.com/news/Agriculture-security-lawsuit-heard-in-federal-court-264683351.html
"BOISE -- Attorneys for both sides met in U.S. District Court in Boise
Wednesday for a lawsuit over Idaho's agriculture security statute."

Long-awaited pigeon shoot ban set for Senate vote
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/harrisburg_politics/Long-awaited-pigeon-shoot-ban-set-for-vote-in-Senate.html
"Amid the frenzy of hefty budget bills moving in the Pennsylvania
legislature comes a long awaited piece of legislation aimed at
protecting the small feathered creatures."

Mendon: Animal rights group protests at circus
http://mendon.wickedlocal.com/article/20140625/NEWS/ 140628183/1482/FRONTPAGE
"MENDON - A group of animal rights activists lined North Avenue
Tuesday evening to protest the Kelly Miller Circus, which was holding
shows across the street.
"The group, organized by Mendon's Maple Farm Sanctuary and People for
the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), held signs decrying the
treatment of circus animals, notably the elephants."

Zoo kills neglected bear cub, plans to stuff it to teach children that
'nature can be cruel'
http://myfox8.com/2014/06/26/zoo-kills-neglected-bear-cub-plans-to-stuff-it-to-teach-children-that-nature-can-be-cruel/
"SWITZERLAND - A zoo in Switzerland is the latest to be embroiled in
controversy, after it not only killed a healthy bear cub but will now
stuff and display it to teach children that "nature can be cruel.”"

Banksy visits Glastonbury 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/glastonbury/10927771/Glastonbury-2014-is-visited-by-Banksy.html
[video]

Is veganism child abuse?
http://www.salon.com/2014/06/26/is_veganism_child_abuse/
"In a case likely to kick up - yet again - the debate over parental
responsibility regarding how children are fed, a Florida mother was
arrested Tuesday for child neglect and her newborn was admitted to the
hospital in a crisis that started over vegan beliefs.
"Local news station WESH reports that Sarah Anne Markham's
pediatrician alerted authorities after the woman's 12 day-old baby
appeared dehydrated during a doctor visit."

Vegan eats grab national attention for Philly
http://www.philly.com/philly/food/20140626_Vegan_eats_ grab_national_attention_for_Philly.html
"Visit Philadelphia CEO and president Meryl Levitz said that while
there's no "Love, Philly" campaign targeting vegans, there may be
soon. "It's not a fad," she told me in reference to the vegan trend.
"We thought at first it might be, but it's a real thing.""

Sticky Fingers Bakery coming to H Street
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/going-out-guide/wp/2014/06/26/sticky-fingers-bakery-coming-to-h-street/
"Vegans of H Street, good news: You're getting a Sticky Fingers Bakery
in your neighborhood early next year. Owner Doron Petersan chose the
neighborhood for the second location of her vegan bakery, where she'll
able to take advantage of an expanded menu and extra space when the
restaurant, at 406 H Street NE, opens in 2015."

Healthy chef encourages taking vegan steps
http://www.effinghamdailynews.com/topstory/x1760114287/Healthy-chef-encourages-taking-vegan-steps


June 26, 2014

US lawyer's test case to gain legal status for four chimpanzees could
have far-reaching results
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-lawyers-test-case-to-gain-legal-status-for-four-chimpanzees-could-have-farreaching-results-9563462.html
"Steven Wise claims that certain intelligent animals have similar
cognitive abilities to humans and should be treated accordingly"

Louisiana sued by animal rights group over truck stop tiger law
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/06/ louisiana_sued_by_animal_right.html
"An animal rights group and a former state legislator have filed suit
against Louisiana for allegedly violating its own constitution by
passing a law that lets the owner of a truck stop off Interstate 10
keep his Bengal tiger, Tony, as a roadside attraction."

Activists claim sabotage of mobile slaughter businesses
http://www.chinookobserver.com/news/northwest/activists-claim-sabotage-of-mobile-slaughter-businesses/article_dbffe10f-209b-51cb-a09e-589e9f33c134.html
"Animal rights activists have claimed responsibility for sabotaging
two mobile slaughter units in Oregon's Willamette Valley."

Baltimore's aquarium: The latest battleground in the dolphin debate
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/articles/2014/6/25/baltimorea-s-aquariumthelatestbattlegroundinthedolphindebate.html

Pet Custody Can Dog Vermont Divorces
http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/pet-custody-can-dog-vermont-divorces/Content?oid=2389172

Man gets 10-year animal ban for dog's death in hot car
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1218271-man-gets-10-year-animal-ban-for-dog-s-death-in-hot-car
" In a court sentence animal rights advocates lauded Wednesday, a Nova
Scotia man who left his dog to die in a sweltering car has been banned
from owning animals for 10 years."

Animal-rights advocates call for restrictions on tethering
http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/animal-rights-advocates-call-for-restrictions-on-tethering-1.1886247
[video]
"Animal-rights advocates are calling on the New Brunswick government
to ban the practice of keeping dogs tethered all the time."

VEGAN DIETS FOR CATS?
http://www.pawnation.com/2014/06/25/vegan-diets-for-cats/

Mother arrested for child neglect, insisted on vegan diet for baby
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/ content/news/articles/cfn/2014/6/25/mother_arrested_for_.html
"CASSELBERRY --  Police arrested a woman for child neglect Tuesday.
They say she refused to take the baby to the hospital or listen to her
pediatrician because she wanted the child on a vegan diet."

Jenna Dewan-Tatum Won't Force Daughter Everly to Be Vegan
http://celebritybabies.people.com/2014/06/25/jenna-dewan-tatum-vegan-working-mother-more-kids-natural-health-cover/

Jewish Vegetarians
http://www.thejewishnews.com/2014/06/25/jewish-vegetarians/
"As newlyweds, Marisa and Dr. Gary LaKind of Bloomfield Hills were
vegetarians. Today, they and their 4-year-old son, Shayah, are
vegans."
"Interestingly, a major part of what Gary does in his work as medical
director for Ford Motor Company is promoting preventive health."

Jennifer Lopez dropped 10 pounds (and a dress size) with strict vegan
diet and daily six-hour dance workouts
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2669360/Jennifer-Lopez-dropped-10-pounds-dress-size-strict-vegan-diet-daily-six-hour-dance-workouts.html

On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 12:02 PM, allen schubert <veganator@gmail.com> wrote:
> from the FaceBook and Twitter feeds
> Like us on FaceBook: http://goo.gl/IqGNG
> Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnimalConcerns1
> *****
> Ag-gag' Opponent Seeks Drones to Investigate Animal Cruelty
> http://magicvalley.com/news/local/ag-gag-opponent-seeks-drones-to-investigate-animal-cruelty/article_bbe9cca0-163d-5fdd-a98e-6016ef1478a2.html
> "TWIN FALLS - An opponent of Idaho's "ag-gag" law is raising money to
> buy drones and investigate animal cruelty from the skies."
>
> Millions of pigs dying from virus at factory farms
> http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/17348010-millions-of-pigs-dying-from-virus-at-factory-farms
> "The cold damp conditions pigs are kept in at factory farms in the US
> has served as a breeding ground for more than mistreated livestock.
> The pig pens are festering a deadly virus that has already wiped out
> about 8 million pigs and the death toll is expected to rise."
>
> Benefit honoring slain dog to help animal rescues
> http://www.wbaltv.com/news/benefit-honoring-slain-dog-to-help-animal-rescues/26653770#!3Ksce
> [video]
> "BALTIMORE -An entire block was shut down in Baltimore's Midtown area
> Tuesday night for a benefit honoring a dog that police said was killed
> by a Baltimore police officer."
>
> Editorial: Tightening the leash on policies for pets
> http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Editorial-Tightening-the-leash-on-policies-for-5576450.php
>
> Pics and Vid: Standing up for animal rights
> http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2014/06/24/pics-and-vid-standing-up-for-animal-rights/
>
> Dog meat restaurants hit back at rights' groups as foreign reporters
> snapped eating dog
> http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540369/dog-meat-restaurants-seize-photos-western-reporters-eating-dog-battle
> "Restaurants in Yulin, Guangxi, at the centre of the dog meat
> controversy have hit back at animal rights activists by circulating
> photos of foreign reporters eating dog."
>
> Animal rights group urges families to boycott Peter Jolly's Circus in Astbury
> http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Animal-rights-group-urges-families-boycott-Peter/story-21285036-detail/story.html
>
> New draft law suggests jail time for animal abusers
> http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/new-draft-law-suggests-jail-time-for-animal-abusers.aspx?pageID=238&nID=68280&NewsCatID=339
> "A draft code that has been submitted to Parliament as part of months
> of discussions by officials and nongovernmental organizations offers
> jail time for those who abuse animals."
>
> The meat industry, Nazis and true horror
> http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.600884
> [opinion piece on veganism in Haaretz]
>
> The rise of the vegans
> http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/the-rise-of-the-vegans/article6148168.ece
> "Chennai is by far the friendliest city for vegans, according to
> city-bred Mihir M. Shah."
>
> Expert: Let's go vegan
> http://www.sunstar.com.ph/baguio/local-news/2014/06/25/expert-let-s-go-vegan-350261
> [Philippines]
> "This Mona Reyes of Brahma Kumaris International Baguio City Chapter
> shared in a conference held recently - meat consumption contributes to
> climate change."
>
> New vegan, vegetarian restaurant option in Catonsville
> http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/arbutus-lansdowne/ph-ca-sprout-0618-20140625,0,4666195.story
> "The restaurant will serve natural food sourced from local vendors
> when possible, without refined sugar and using non-GMO (genetically
> modified organisms) products, Dunn said."
>
> Mistress Ginger on How to Be a Vegan AND a Cabaret Diva (Pancake Recipe)
> http://www.laweekly.com/squidink/2014/06/25/mistress-ginger-on-how-to-be-a-vegan-and-a-cabaret-diva-pancake-recipe
> "Some say vegan cabaret singer, dancer and actress Mistress Ginger is
> nothing more than a stage persona created by someone named Justin
> Leaf. That same rumor also says Leaf - a 37-year-old Minneapolis,
> Minn., resident with a degree in dance performance from Juilliard - is
> the real author of a recently released cookbook titled Mistress Ginger
> Cooks! Everyday Vegan Food for Everyone."
>
> Rehoboth VegFest doubles in size
> http://capegazette.villagesoup.com/p/rehoboth-vegfest-doubles-in-size/1199846
> "Spirits soared at Epworth United Methodist Church June 14 as nearly
> 1,200 people turned out for VegFest 2014 in Rehoboth Beach, promoting
> plant-based eating and compassion for animals."


June 25, 2014

Ag-gag' Opponent Seeks Drones to Investigate Animal Cruelty
http://magicvalley.com/news/local/ag-gag-opponent-seeks-drones-to-investigate-animal-cruelty/article_bbe9cca0-163d-5fdd-a98e-6016ef1478a2.html
"TWIN FALLS - An opponent of Idaho's "ag-gag" law is raising money to
buy drones and investigate animal cruelty from the skies."

Millions of pigs dying from virus at factory farms
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/17348010-millions-of-pigs-dying-from-virus-at-factory-farms
"The cold damp conditions pigs are kept in at factory farms in the US
has served as a breeding ground for more than mistreated livestock.
The pig pens are festering a deadly virus that has already wiped out
about 8 million pigs and the death toll is expected to rise."

Benefit honoring slain dog to help animal rescues
http://www.wbaltv.com/news/benefit-honoring-slain-dog-to-help-animal-rescues/26653770#!3Ksce
[video]
"BALTIMORE - An entire block was shut down in Baltimore's Midtown area
Tuesday night for a benefit honoring a dog that police said was killed
by a Baltimore police officer."

Editorial: Tightening the leash on policies for pets
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Editorial-Tightening-the-leash-on-policies-for-5576450.php

Pics and Vid: Standing up for animal rights
http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2014/06/24/pics-and-vid-standing-up-for-animal-rights/

Dog meat restaurants hit back at rights' groups as foreign reporters
snapped eating dog
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540369/dog-meat-restaurants-seize-photos-western-reporters-eating-dog-battle
"Restaurants in Yulin, Guangxi, at the centre of the dog meat
controversy have hit back at animal rights activists by circulating
photos of foreign reporters eating dog."

Animal rights group urges families to boycott Peter Jolly's Circus in Astbury
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Animal-rights-group-urges-families-boycott-Peter/story-21285036-detail/story.html

New draft law suggests jail time for animal abusers
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/new-draft-law-suggests-jail-time-for-animal-abusers.aspx?pageID=238&nID=68280&NewsCatID=339
"A draft code that has been submitted to Parliament as part of months
of discussions by officials and nongovernmental organizations offers
jail time for those who abuse animals."

The meat industry, Nazis and true horror
http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.600884
[opinion piece on veganism in Haaretz]

The rise of the vegans
http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/the-rise-of-the-vegans/article6148168.ece
"Chennai is by far the friendliest city for vegans, according to
city-bred Mihir M. Shah."

Expert: Let's go vegan
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/baguio/local-news/2014/06/25/expert-let-s-go-vegan-350261
[Philippines]
"This Mona Reyes of Brahma Kumaris International Baguio City Chapter
shared in a conference held recently - meat consumption contributes to
climate change."

New vegan, vegetarian restaurant option in Catonsville
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/arbutus-lansdowne/ph-ca-sprout-0618-20140625,0,4666195.story
"The restaurant will serve natural food sourced from local vendors
when possible, without refined sugar and using non-GMO (genetically
modified organisms) products, Dunn said."

Mistress Ginger on How to Be a Vegan AND a Cabaret Diva (Pancake Recipe)
http://www.laweekly.com/squidink/2014/06/25/mistress-ginger-on-how-to-be-a-vegan-and-a-cabaret-diva-pancake-recipe
"Some say vegan cabaret singer, dancer and actress Mistress Ginger is
nothing more than a stage persona created by someone named Justin
Leaf. That same rumor also says Leaf - a 37-year-old Minneapolis,
Minn., resident with a degree in dance performance from Juilliard - is
the real author of a recently released cookbook titled Mistress Ginger
Cooks! Everyday Vegan Food for Everyone."

Rehoboth VegFest doubles in size
http://capegazette.villagesoup.com/p/rehoboth-vegfest-doubles-in-size/1199846
"Spirits soared at Epworth United Methodist Church June 14 as nearly
1,200 people turned out for VegFest 2014 in Rehoboth Beach, promoting
plant-based eating and compassion for animals."


June 24, 2014

Video: Undercover investigation exposes animal cruelty
http://www.kctv5.com/story/25854906/video-undercover-investigation-exposes-animal-cruelty
"KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Shocking video of animals being abused while
awaiting auction was shot in an undercover operation."

California eatery marks fois gras ban with free pate portions
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/24/us-usa-foiegras-california-idUSKBN0EZ2S220140624
"Production and commercial sales of foie gras, a pate dish made from
the enlarged, fatty liver of a force-fed goose or duck, became illegal
in California in July 2012 under a law enacted eight years earlier by
the state legislature."

Ian Somerhalder speaks for animal rights in D.C.
http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/celebrities/ian-somerhalder-speaks-for-animal-rights-in-d-c-1.8557210
"Somerhalder, who is a staunch animal rights advocate and
environmentalist, was recently named a goodwill ambassador for Go
Green, the United Nations' environmental program. Hours before his big
appearance, the star took to Twitter to let his fans know that he had
arrived in D.C. and thanked them for their continued support."

Animal rights group alleges mistreatment in Miss.
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/local/2014/06/23/animal-mistreatment-alleged/11263349/
"JACKSON - An animal rights group said Monday that it is filing
complaints in courts in Forrest and Pontotoc counties against two
livestock auctions sites where it alleges cows, sheep and other
animals are being mistreated."

Ian Somerhalder Testifies for Animal Rights in Congress!
http://moviepilot.com/posts/2014/06/24/ian-somerhalder-testifies-for-animal-rights-in-congress-1564603?lt_source=external,manual#!229pO

Gator shot after biting cadet's hand during training exercise in Tavares
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/gator-shot-after-biting-fwc-cadets-hand-during-tra/ngRYD/
[video]
"TAVARES, Fla. -  A law enforcement cadet was bitten by an alligator
Tuesday during a training session at the Lake Tech Institute of Public
Safety In Tavares, authorities said."

School district settles bias suit over autistic student's service dog
http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20140624/NEWS07/140629917?tags=%7C69%7C75%7C305%7C339%7C303
"A New Jersey school district has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine to
settle a discrimination lawsuit in which it was charged with refusing
to let an autistic child bring his service animal to school, the U.S.
Department of Justice said Tuesday."

Paws & Co. is a unique Denver based animal shelter set up to quickly
match animals with families
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/about/press-releases/paws-co-is-a-unique-denver-based-animal-shelter-set-up-to-quickly-match-animals-with-families

The politics of pet rescue
http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/the-politics-of-pet-rescue/Content?oid=2462117

BBQ place hosts event in honor of dog slain by police officer
http://www.wbaltv.com/news/bbq-place-hosts-event-in-honor-of-dog-slain-by-police-officer/26636068#!3pd4Y
"BALTIMORE -A local restaurant is holding a memorial event in honor of
a dog that was allegedly killed by a Baltimore City police officer."

Paterson dispatcher who took call about injured cat is suspended
http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/dispatcher-suspended-in-cat-abuse-case-1.1040384
"The lack of police response frustrated animal rights activists who
say that animal cruelty often is not taken seriously."

Woman convicted for triggering deadly crash by helping ducks
http://www.torontosun.com/2014/06/20/woman-convicted-for-triggering-deadly-crash-by-helping-ducks
"MONTREAL -- A woman who triggered a deadly collision near Montreal
while helping a family of ducks cross the road was convicted on Friday
of criminal negligence causing death.
"A jury found Emma Czornobaj, 25, guilty of dangerous driving causing
death and criminal negligence causing the deaths of motorcyclist Andre
Roy, 50, and his daughter Jessie, 16."

Andy Murray's Luxury Hotel Comes Under Fire From Animal Rights Activists
http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/153117/Andy-Murrays-Luxury-Hotel-Comes-Under-Fire-From-Animal-Rights-Activists
"Andy Murray might be in the middle of Wimbledon right now, but his
luxury hotel in Scotland has come under fire from animal rights
activists after advertising hunting on its website."

New animal rights group attempts to expose pig cruelty in Bacon Week
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-24/pig-war/5546466
"A new animal rights group called Aussie Farms will publish video
footage every night this week of what it describes as animal cruelty
in Australian piggeries."

China Uncensored: Dog Beaten to Death Before Owner's Eyes
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/757887-china-uncensored-dog-beaten-to-death-before-owners-eyes/

Dog-eating festival divides Chinese society
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/dog-eating-festival-divides-chinese-society-1.1844037

STORES STILL SELLING FACTORY FARM CHICKEN: NGO
http://www.nltimes.nl/2014/06/24/stores-still-selling-factory-farm-chicken-ngo/
"Supermarkets in The Netherlands are still, despite promises to change
the situation, selling broiler chickens. Animal rights organization
Wakker Dier reports that most supermarket stalls are still full of
factory farm chicken meat. "

Vegan Treats debuts 'chicken' and waffles doughnut
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/food/index.ssf/2014/06/ vegan_treats_debuts_chicken_an.html
"A new fried 'chicken' and waffles doughnut debuted at Vegan Treats in
Bethlehem on Friday."

Cookbook to raise vegan eatery's profile
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/food/article/Cookbook-to-raise-vegan-eatery-s-profile-5576000.php#/0
"Houston's Loving Hut has long quietly wowed diners - now choice
recipes will reach broader audience"

Week in Vegan: Vegetable Secrets, Vegan-Friendly Stadiums, and An Adorable Owl
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2014/06/week_in_ vegan_vegetable_secret.php

Vegan al Fresco doesn't push anyone away from the table
http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/food-wine/Carla+Kelly+Vegan+Fresco+doesn+push+anyone+away+from/ 9969961/story.html
"MONTREAL - Yes, the word vegan is right there in the title: Vegan al
Fresco (Arsenal Pulp Press). And author Carla Kelly has been vegan for
nearly a decade. Before that, she was a vegetarian for years."

Andre Lorent Announces Release of Professional Cruelty-Free, Vegan
Makeup Brush Set
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2008973

Eating Out: Vegan Mexican food now in Fresno
http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/06/23/3992976/vegan-mexican-food-now-in-fresno.html?sp=/99/1355/


June 23, 2014

Animal rights group files complaints against Miss. livestock auctions
http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/2014/06/23/animal-rights-group-files-complaints-miss-livestock-auctions/11262185/
"Matt Rice, director of investigations for Los Angeles-based Mercy For
Animals, said the complaints were being filed in county courts Monday
against Pontotoc Stockyard in Pontotoc and Southeast Mississippi
Livestock in Hattiesburg."

FoA: Stop Slaughter Of Geese In NYC
http://www.northcountrygazette.org/2014/06/23/geese_slaughter/
"Friends of Animals will be protesting the killing of Canada geese in
New York City parks on Thursday,June 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. outside
the headquarters of the Port Authority of New York."

Accused animal hoarder Gretchen Rell pleads not guilty to abuse of
hundreds of birds
http://newjersey.news12.com/news/monmouth-county-spca-volunteer-gretchen-rell-pleads-not-guilty-to-animal-cruelty-charges-1.8538940
[video]
"FREEHOLD - A 15-year volunteer with the Monmouth County SPCA was in
court today, accused of hoarding 300 dead birds she was supposed to be
rehabilitating."

An Elephant Never Forgets: Video Highlights Dangers Of Traumatized Elephants
http://www.mintpressnews.com/an-elephant-never-forgets-video-highlights-dangers-of-traumatized-elephants/192815/
"Almost two months after Virginia Rep. Jim Moran, co-chair of the
Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, introduced the latest
Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, which would bar exotic,
non-domestic animals from touring with circuses in the United States,
new video footage obtained by Animal Defenders International
illustrates once again the dangers of caging large animals like
elephants in collapsible, mobile and temporary facilities."

ACT police officer removed from frontline duties after capsicum-spraying dog
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-police-officer-removed-from-frontline-duties-after-capsicumspraying-dog-20140623-zsixm.html
[video]
"Disturbing CCTV footage which surfaced last week showed a
plain-clothes Australian Federal Police officer spraying a chained dog
during a search of an unoccupied Griffith house in May."

Chinese dog-eating festival backlash grows
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/23/chinese-dog-eating-festival-backlash-yulin-animal-rights
"Number of animal rights activists descending on Yulin may be small,
but opposition against eating dog meat has broadened"

I Don't Diet, I Just Go Vegan
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zoe-lintzeris/vegan-diet_b_5521449.html
"This is part three of a series in which I attempt to take on four
different lifestyle diets in four weeks."

What's the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian?
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/06/23/ask-usa-today-vegan-vegetarian/11273877/
[video]

10 Vegan Grocery Store Locations Around the World (and online!)
http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/06/23/vegan-grocery-store-locations/

Meatless Monday: Vegan goodies at Happy Chicks
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/blogs/2014/06/23/happy-chicks-bakery-vegan-baked-goods-gluten-free-northside/11264759/

Celebrate Vegan Pizza Day Saturday at These Four Local Spots
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/cleanplatecharlie/2014/06/ celebrate_vegan_pizza_day_saturday_at_one_of_these_five_ local_spots.php

Meatless Monday: To Bee Or Not To Bee -- CCD And Vegan Honey
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-kanner/meatless-monday-to-bee-or_b_5502821.html

To be or not to be a vegan
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/415440/to-not-vegan.html
"The country was in for a rude awakening a few years ago when the
World Health Organisation (WHO) dubbed India as the 'world diabetes
and heart disease capital'.  This was the push that made people
re-examine their lifestyle choices."

10 Must-Attend Veg Fests in the US
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/must-attend-veg-fests-in-the-us/

District Taco coming to Alexandria; all-vegan restaurant to Connecticut Avenue
http://m.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/top-shelf/2014/06/district-taco-coming-to-alexandria-all-vegan.html
"District Taco, the growing taco chain that started from a single taco
cart, will next tackle Alexandria."


June 22, 2014

BEING VEGAN - May The Outrage Turn To Something More
http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/06/22/being-vegan-may-the-outrage-turn-to-something-more/
"I have read this past week of great outrage about an annual festival
to celebrate the summer solstice that takes place in Yulin, a city in
China near the border of Vietnam. ... Activists have been able to see
a number of these festivals either cancelled or altered to not include
the partaking of dog meat."

Animal Rights Activists Hound China's Infamous Yulin Dog Meat Festival
https://news.vice.com/article/animal-rights-activists-hound-chinas-infamous-yulin-dog-meat-festival

Animal rights group writes to Kerala govt over camel torture
http://www.punemirror.in/news/india/Animal-rights-group-writes-to-Kerala-govt-over-camel-torture/articleshow/37032840.cms

Study: Fish feel pain just like mammals, can recognize other individuals
http://www.haaretz.com/life/science-medicine/.premium-1.600443
"According to the study conducted by Australian researcher Culum Brown
in the Animal Cognition journal, in many ways fish have cognitive
capacity that is no less than that of many vertebrates, and can feel
pain similar to the way many mammals do."

Game of Thrones and Animal Cruelty [Video]
http://guardianlv.com/2014/06/game-of-thrones-and-animal-cruelty-video/
"The popular HBO series Game of Thrones has drawn condemnation from
the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for displays of
animal cruelty on the show."

Last week's odd news: Woman gets stuck in tree saving cat
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2014/06/22/odd-news-cat-rescue/11238245/
"ERIE, Pa. - Authorities in northwestern Pennsylvania say a woman who
tried to rescue a cat from a tree ended up needing a rescue herself."

Live in the cages for 48 hours: Animal protestors challenge owner
http://www.wect.com/story/25840983/animal-protestors-challenge
"Half a dozen protestors from Reaching Out for Animal Rights
(R.O.A.R.) demanded for better conditions for the animals at Tregembo
Animal Park in Monkey Junction at a protest Sunday afternoon."

Local nonprofit offers safe haven for neglected, abused horses
http://www.hpe.com/news/x1625941172/Local-nonprofit-offers-safe-haven-for-neglected-abused-horses
"Wiltsey operates Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Retirement, a nonprofit
that was founded to rescue horses in need of food, shelter and medical
attention due to neglect or abuse."

Woman Asks About Vegan Options, Restaurant Says 'Shut Up Fat Girl' [UPDATE]
http://jezebel.com/woman-asks-about-vegan-options-restaurant-says-shut-up-1594217274

Restaurant review: Bollo's offers sweet gluten-free, vegan treats
http://www.roanoke.com/community/the_burgs/restaurant-review-bollo-s-offers-sweet-gluten-free-vegan-treats/article_f9e33a54-f7cf-11e3-9ff0-0017a43b2370.html

Vegan goodness for every taste
http://www.telegram.com/article/20140619/NEWS/306199982/1312

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