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by Allen Schubert


Feb 3

Emotional support animals have some uneasy
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/02/03/animals/ nUfrOaFgP5L64AboQ9Yk0O/story.html
[Americans With Disabilities Act]

USDA: Staten Island Zoo violated Animal Welfare Act during 2014
Groundhog Day ceremony
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/02/ usda_warning_may_have_prevente.html

Is This Top Scientist Torturing Baby Monkeys?
http://www.vocativ.com/culture/science/animal-testing/

Terrence Cody indicted in animal-cruelty case in Baltimore
http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/02/ terrence_cody_indicted_on_anim.html

Animal Rights Groups Say Animal Dumping Increasing in Miami-Dade
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Animal-Rights-Groups-Say-Animal-Dumping-Increasing-in-Miami-Dade-290606271.html

Animal Rights Group Hopes "I, Chicken" Exhibit is Nothing to Balk At
http://lbpost.com/news/education/2000005388-animal-rights-group-hopes-i-chicken-exhibit-is-nothing-to-balk-at

Halal slaughterhouse staff investigated over alleged animal cruelty
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/03/halal-slaughterhouse-staff-investigated-alleged-animal-cruelty-bowood-lamb-yorkshire
"Video footage from animal rights group appears to show sheep being
kicked, hacked at and hurled into structures at Bowood Lamb abattoir
in Yorkshire"

Sorry Islamophobes, this is about animal welfare, not religion
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/03/islamophobes-animal-welfare-sheep-tortured-halal-slaughterhouse

A voice for neglected animals
http://www.cbncompass.ca/News/Local/2015-02-03/article-4027964/A-voice-for-neglected-animals/1
"SPCA can't respond to complaints alone, but does assist RCMP on some calls"

Museo Jumex Cancels Hermann Nitsch Show Over Animal Rights Protest
http://news.artnet.com/art-world/museo-jumex-cancels-hermann-nitsch-show-over-animal-rights-protest-239898

Supreme Court vows to re-examine laws over stray dogs after animal
rights petitions
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2936946/Supreme-Court-vows-reexamine-laws-stray-dogs-animal-rights-petitions.html
[India]

David Duchovny Tackles Animal Rights, Veganism in New Book
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2015/02/02/david-duchovny-tackles-animal-rights-veganism-in-new-book/

Beyonce Launches Vegan Home Delivery Meal Service In Hopes You'll Feel #Flawless
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/02/beyonce-vegan-food_n_6600108.html

Restaurant Gets Hate Emails From 'CrossFit People' for Trying to Go Vegan
http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20150203/chelsea/restaurant-gets-hate-emails-from-crossfit-people-for-trying-go-vegan


Feb 2

Florida wildlife agency to consider bear hunt
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article8932133.html

Va. bill would stop killing at PETA, activists say
http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/virginia/2015/02/02/va-bill-stop-killing-peta-activists-say/22749215/

Pittsburgh Zoo Defends Use of Dogs to Control Elephants
http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-zoo-defends-use-dogs-control-elephants

Laura Guttridge and Other Animal Rights Activists Join Together to
Support Save The Chimp's Sanctuary
http://www.prleap.com/pr/232805/laura-guttridge-and-other-animal-rights

Ravens' Terrence Cody indicted for animal cruelty
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-ravens-officially-terminate-terrence-codys-contract-20150202-story.html
[video]

Baltimore County Council poised to create animal commission
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/north-county/bs-md-co-animal-commission-20150202-story.html

Mom Who Posted Video On Facebook Of Daughter Abusing Cat Faces Intense
Backlash, Sparks Outrage [Video]
http://www.inquisitr.com/1806928/mom-who-posted-video-on-facebook-of-daughter-abusing-cat-faces-intense-backlash-sparks-outrage-video/

Local Iranian Humane Society Wants to End Animal Dissection Tournaments
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/02/02/local-iranian-humane-society-wants-to-end-animal-dissection-tournaments/

Sentenced to death at the world’s worst zoo: Dozens of animals starve
at animal ‘attraction’ in Gaza
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2936551/Sentenced-death-world-s-worst-zoo-Dozens-animals-starve-animal-attraction-Gaza.html
"Zoo owner Mohammed Awaida has blamed the Palestinian and Israeli
conflict for the tragedy- claiming it meant that staff were unable to
feed or care properly for the animals at the zoo."

Cheap Meat Comes at High Cost to Farm Animals, Wildlife
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-feldstein/cheap-meat-comes-at-high-_b_6565404.html

Shake Shack Shareholder PETA Pushes for Vegan Menu Options
http://www.thedailymeal.com/news/eat/shake-shack-shareholder-peta-pushes-vegan-menu-options/13015
"PETA has asked the Shack Shack team to introduce vegan menu options
including burgers, hot dogs, and shakes."

Meatless Monday: Paleo Meets Vegan
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-kanner/meatless-monday-paleo-mee_b_6556104.html

What You Probably Didn’t Know About Veganism and the Environment
http://www.greenerideal.com/science/0201-what-you-probably-didnt-know-about-veganism-and-the-environment/

Think it would be too hard to go vegan? Lindsay Clarke explains how to
ditch the meat and dairy with tasty, animal-friendly alternatives
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Vegan/story-25960104-detail/story.html

Nashville raw food restaurant Avo aims for spring opening
http://www.tennessean.com/story/life/food/2015/02/02/nashville-raw-food-restaurant-avo-aims-spring-opening/22749715/

Inspiring culinary delights through raw food
http://www.thephuketnews.com/inspiring-culinary-delights-through-raw-food-50815.php


Jan 30

The Debate Over State Laws Requiring Bigger Cages for Hens And Livestock
http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2015-01-29/the_debate_over_state_laws_requiring_bigger _cages_for_hens_and_livestock
[audio; Paul Shapiro]

Singleton & Conaway Bill Targets Animal Cruelty Violators
http://politickernj.com/2015/01/singleton-conaway-bill-targets-animal-cruelty-violators/

John and Gill Dalley battle Thailand's illegal dog meat trade
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/2015/0129/John-and-Gill-Dalley-battle-Thailand-s-illegal-dog-meat-trade
"The British couple moved to Thailand to retire. But when they learned
of the illegal capture and torture of dogs, their plans changed."

UAE law is clear when it comes to abuse of animals
http://www.thenational.ae/uae/uae-law-is-clear-when-it-comes-to-abuse-of-animals
"DUBAI // Owning a pet is a relatively new phenomenon in the UAE and
the public's understanding of pet ownership can be behind where it
needs to be but many vet clinics and welfare groups can offer advice."

Animal advocates see silver lining as result of horrific abuse case
http://www.thompsoncitizen.net/news/national/animal-advocates-see-silver-lining-as-result-of-horrific-abuse-case-1.1746724
"CALGARY - Animal rights advocates in southern Alberta say a horrific
case of animal abuse has increased public awareness and will help save
other animals in the future."

Animal rights group circulating petition for change
http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2015-01-29/article-4025282/Animal-rights-group-circulating-petition-for-change/1
"In a news release sent out Thursday by Voice for the Voiceless, it
says the Animal Health and Protection Act that was passed in the
legislature in May, 2012, "was found to be deficient in a number of
areas by animal rescue organizations and consumers.""

MP slams NDP gun registry idea, animal rights activists
http://www.insideottawavalley.com/news-story/5292742-mp-slams-ndp-gun-registry-idea-animal-rights-activists/

2015 Predictions From Vegan and Plant-Based Nutrition Experts
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sandy-pukel/2015-predictions-from-veg_b_6501284.html

Doron Petersan's New Vegan Bistro Will Be Called Fare Well
http://dc.eater.com/2015/1/29/7937849/doron-petersans-new-vegan-bistro-will-be-called-fare-well
"When Doron Petersan opened her first Sticky Fingers bakery back in
1999, D.C. was a very different place, particularly when it came to
vegan dining."
Details on Fare Well, Doron Petersan's Vegan Bistro, Bakery, and Bar
http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/bestbites/food-restaurant-news/details-on-fare-well-doron-petersans-vegan-bistro-and-bar.php

New Vegan Bakery Coming to West Philly
http://www.phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2015/01/29/new-vegan-bakery-coming-west-philly-introducing-crust-vegan-bakery/

Beyonce Teams with Trainer for Vegan Meal Delivery Service
http://www.kmbz.com/Beyonce-Teams-with-Trainer-for-Vegan-Meal-Delivery/20817130
"Beyonce wants to help the world get healthier. The singer has
announced a business partnership with exercise physiologist Marco
Borges to launch 22 Days Nutrition, a home-delivery meal service that
provides plant-based food."

Vegetarians, vegans see meat consumption as personal choice
http://www.easttennessean.com/news/view.php/859133/Vegetarians-vegans-see-meat-consumption-

Hot Beans set to serve its last vegan taco
http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2015/01/ hot_beans_set_to_serve_its_last_vegan_taco/
"Sad news for vegans and lovers of Mexican cuisine: Kensington
Market's own Hot Beans has quietly announced it will be closing its
doors at the end of next month."

Beer of the Week: Scotland's vegan-friendly breweries
http://www.heraldscotland.com/food-drink/drink/beer-of-the-week-scotlands-vegan-friendly-breweries.117295155

Reality Check: Tri-State's evolving animal rights laws
http://www.fox19.com/story/27967836/reality-check-tri-states-evolving-animal-rights-laws
[video]

Lady bowhunter target of hate campaign
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/29/jen-the-archer-target-of-petition/
"OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- On Friday night, Jen Cordaro went to bed an
office worker who loves bowhunting. On Saturday morning, she woke up
as the flash point of an international firestorm."

Animal advocates demonstrate, alleged dog-killer appears in Sherburne
County Court
http://unioneagle.com/2015/01/animal-advocates-demonstrate-alleged-dog-killer-appears-in-court/

Animals have feelings, French parliament rules
http://www.thelocal.fr/20150129/animals-do-have-feelings-french-parliament-rules
"After more than a year of often passionate debate, a bill updating
the legal status of animals in France was adopted aligning the
200-year civil code with current rural and penal law that already
recognised animals "as living and sentient beings.""

This Egyptian poet could be jailed for talking about animal rights
http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/egyptian-poet-could-be-jailed-talking-about-animal-rights-650176
"A prominent Egyptian poet could face up to three years in jail over a
Facebook post in which she criticized the slaughter of animals at a
Muslim festival, a case which rights activists say shows how the
government is muzzling free speech."

Petition To Ban Religious Animal Slaughter Reaches 100,000
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/01/28/petition-to-ban-religious-animal-slaughter-reaches-100000-signatories_n_6567484.html
"More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition demanding the
British government prohibit the slaughter of animals without stunning
them first. Yet despite the strength of public feeling, the government
said it had "no intention" of outlawing the type of religious
slaughter that dictates an animal cannot be stunned before death."

Animal rights group says it won't show alleged animal cruelty footage to police
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-29/wangaratta-abattoir-footage/6055004
[audio]
"An animal rights group claims it has uncovered footage of cruelty to
sheep at an abattoir in Wangaratta in Victoria, but has no plans to
show it to police or the RSPCA."

NFL's David Carter Shares His Vegan Super Bowl Party Menu
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2015/01/29/nfls-david-carter-shares-his-vegan-superbowl-party-menu/

Lil B Teams Up With Vegan Food Company To Create Emoji App
http://www.thefader.com/2015/01/28/lil-b-teams-up-with-vegan-food-company-to-create-emoji-app
"Friend to humans and animals alike, Lil B, has met his match in the
food world, a vegan company whose name is Follow Your Heart."

Dining: Randita's Organic Vegan Cafe
http://triblive.com/aande/diningout/7549473-74/vegan-randita-organic#axzz3QDqh2793

Hollywood Vegan Inner Circle Serving Beer Brats, Burgers, and Sweet Potato Pie
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/cleanplatecharlie/2015/01/hollywood_ vegan_inner_circle_serving_beer_brats_burgers_and_sweet_potato_pie.php

Restaurant Spotlight: Native Foods Cafe
http://fcnp.com/2015/01/28/restaurant-spotlight-native-foods-cafe-2/


Jan 29

Animal rights group rallies for Lodi couple to keep pet bea
http://fox8.com/2015/01/28/animal-rights-group-to-rally-for-lodi-couple-to-keep-pet-bear/
"LODI, Ohio- An animal rights group is rallying support for a Lodi
couple and their pet bear."

Environmental, animal rights groups sue EPA seeking air quality
standards at livestock farms
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/290107021.html

Va. city starts 2nd year of deer-spay program
http://wtop.com/fairfax-county/2015/01/va-city-starts-2nd-year-deer-spay-program/

After PETA Protests, NIH Says It Supports Baby Monkey Experiments
http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2015/After-PETA-Protests-NIH-Says-It-Supports-Baby-Monkey-Experiments/

PICTURES: ANIMAL RIGHTS THUGS BEAT HUNT MASTER SENSELESS WITH IRON BARS
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/01/28/pictures-animal-rights-thugs-beat-hunt-master-senseless-with-iron-bars/
"Though violence of this level is comparatively rare, intimidation and
disruption by left wing agitators are now a familiar part of the
British hunting season, with lives routinely put at risk."

Isa Chandra Moskowitz: A Vegan Life In Four Courses
http://www.sfweekly.com/foodie/2015/01/28/isa-chandra-moskowitz-a-vegan-life-in-four-courses
[interview]

VegCruising.com caters to vegetarian and vegan travelers
http://www.thisdishisvegetarian.com/2015/01/vegcruisingcom-caters-to-vegetarian-and.html

How to not be an annoying vegan
http://www.castletonspartan.com/news/view.php/859022/How-to-not-be-an-annoying-vegan

GoDaddy pulls Super Bowl puppy ad
http://wtop.com/tv/2015/01/godaddy-pulls-super-bowl-puppy-ad/

Ban on retail puppy, kitten sales considered in Montgomery Co.
http://wtop.com/news/2015/01/ban-retail-puppy-kitten-sales-considered-montgomery-co/

How the legislature affects your pets and other animals
http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2015/01/28/legislature-affects-pets-animals/22375785/
"From animal abuser registries to dogs in bars, the Nevada Legislature
could have an effect on your furry friends:"

Animal welfare: Discouraging mills
http://www.richmond.com/opinion/our-opinion/article_a02ffbf9-7a08-52be-b0af-5cd6ee002bf1.html
"Michael Vick's participation in a dog-fighting ring that drowned,
electrocuted and bludgeoned dogs to death shocked Virginians. But some
residents might be nearly as horrified by the source of their own
family pets. Puppy mills across the U.S. often keep dozens and even
hundreds of dogs in heinous conditions that would put a slaughterhouse
to shame. The animals are then sold through sometimes ignorant
middlemen."

Animal-rights physicians' group blasts UTMC
http://www.toledoblade.com/Medical/2015/01/28/Animal-rights-physicians-group-blasts-UTMC.html
"3 billboards go up over use of pigs"

Deceased farmer's family sue animal rights group
http://www.thelocal.de/20150128/deceased-farmers-family-sue-animal-rights-group
"The lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the family of the deceased
and other farmers in the area after an animal rights group labelled
the cattle farmer a "slave holder", reported the Süddeutsche Zeitung."

Chipotle's Sofritas Promotion Was So Popular That a Bunch of Locations Sold Out
http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2015/01/27/chipotle_sofritas_ promotion_company_split_on_whether_to_honor_free_burritos.html
"I checked in with Chipotle today, and the company acknowledged that
yes, it did run out of Sofritas in "some restaurants" during its
promotion (it declined to give an exact number). So were those
Chipotle-goers who got there too late out of luck?"

IKEA To Roll Out Vegan Meatballs!
http://blog.peta.org.uk/2015/01/ikea-roll-vegan-meatballs/
[PeTA UK]

Vegetarian Kitchen: Try 'veganizing' the most meat-centric party of
the year – the Super Bowl
http://www.pressherald.com/2015/01/28/vegetarian-kitchen-avery-yale-kamila-suggests-veganizing-the-most-meat-centric-party-of-the-year-the-super-bowl/

Answer to animal cruelty: Adopt vegan diet
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/letters/2015/01/28/letter-animal-cruelty-ohio-felony/22456953/

This Chef Can Fool You Into Falling for Vegan Tomato Sushi
http://www.thedailymeal.com/news/eat/chef-can-fool-you-falling-vegan-tomato-sushi/012815
"Chef James Corwell makes sushi with tomatoes cooked sous vide style
that looks and feels like sushi-grade tuna"


Jan 28

VIDEO: Super Bowl Puppy Commercial Gets Major Backlash Online
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/01/27/video-super-bowl-puppy-commercial-gets-major-backlash-online/
"GoDaddy.com posted their ad, supposedly poking fun at Budweiser's
puppy commercials. GoDaddy.com's ad features a golden retriever puppy
falling out of the back of a truck and making a long trip home only to
be sold online."

Animal Welfare Groups Push for Lesser 'Threatened' Status for Gray Wolf
http://wxpr.org/post/animal-welfare-groups-push-lesser-threatened-status-gray-wolf
[audio]

Kavanagh and Farley propose animal protection legislation
http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2015/01/27/kavanagh-and-farley-propose-animal-protection-legislation/

Ontario to ban acquisition and sale of killer whales
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-to-ban-acquisition-and-sale-of-killer-whales-1.2933251
"Would become 1st province to set standards of care for such mammals,
according to government"

A Brief Interview With the Boston Yeti: 'I'm a Vegan'
http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2015/01/27/boston-yeti-interview-blizzard/

RESTAURANT STARTUP Video Preview: Vegan Hotdogs From Yeah Dawg!! vs.
Rock The Kasbah's Moroccan Cuisine
http://tvruckus.com/2015/01/27/restaurant-startup-video-preview-vegan-hotdogs-from-yeah-dawg-vs-rock-the-kasbahs-moroccan-cuisine/
[video]

Proposed ordinance would ban use of bullhooks to train elephants in Richmond
http://www.nbc12.com/story/27946352/elephants

Live updates: Proposed animal sale ban, possible revamp of city
revenue sources top Tuesday's Mobile City Council business
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/01/ live_updates_proposed_animal_s.html

Animal activists against Ibach appointment
http://www.klkntv.com/story/27952403/animal-activists-against-ibach-appointment
"Hearts United For Animals, a no-kill shelter in Auburn, has started a
petition to stop Ibach from being reappointed. They argue under his
leadership, the Dept. of Agriculture hasn't done enough to protect
animals from puppy mills, and punish repeat offenders."

Jury selection resumes Tuesday in Napier animal cruelty case
http://www.bradenton.com/2015/01/27/5603461_jury-selection-resumes-tuesday.html

Over 45 cats, dogs removed from Lockport shelter
http://www.wkbw.com/news/police-blotter/over-45-cats-and-dogs-removed-from-lockport-home
[video]

Plea deal reached in central Indiana animal cruelty case
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/plea-deal-reached-in-central-indiana-animal-cruelty-case
[video]

Animal protection laws in Rhode Island send right message
http://warwickonline.com/stories/Animal-protection-laws-in-Rhode-Island-send-right-message,99575

Massachusetts Zoo Denies Cruelty to Elephants
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-26/animal-welfare/massachusetts-zoo-denies-cruelty-to-elephants/a44183-1

USDA Clears Hollywild of Non-Compliance
http://www.wlos.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/usda-clears-hollywild-noncompliance-19463.shtml#.VMelBF7F9Hg


Animal activists confront alleged puppy farmer Anthony Sammut outside court
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/animal-activists-confront-alleged-puppy-farmer-anthony-sammut-outside-court-20150127-12z16b.html

Lioness died after cruel owner pulled teeth and claws out to keep her as a pet
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/lioness-died-after-cruel-owner-5050831

The Religious Case Against Wearing Fur & Leather!
http://www.jewishjournal.com/socialjusticerav/item/ the_religious_case_against_wearing_fur_leather

Meat May Be Murder, But Tofu Is Too
http://munchies.vice.com/articles/meat-may-be-murder-but-tofu-is-too
""That tofu that you eat because meat is murder," he wrote. "It
probably comes from Brazil, where massive soy plantations stretching
from one horizon to another have replaced its once thriving rainforest
and led to the disappearance of thousands of species.""

Campus dining caters to vegans
http://www.usforacle.com/news/view.php/858878/Campus-dining-caters-to-vegans

This Is What I Learned Going Vegan For A Month
http://www.buzzfeed.com/javiermoreno/this-is-what-i-learned-going-vegan-for-a-month

PETA hands out $1,000 in vegan wings from Green, invites all to
high-tech virtual reality experience for Super Bowl
http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/techflash/2015/01/peta-hands-out-1-000-of-vegan-wings-from-green.html

Veggie Dog Cafe in Granger Farmers Market boasts zero animal ingredients
http://www.flavor574.com/Eat/Column/Vegan-at-the-Bend/2015/01/27/Veggie-Dog-Cafe-in-Granger-Farmers-Market-boasts-zero-animal-ingredients.html

THE SPRINGS REVIEW: MORE THAN A VEGAN RESTAURANT, A LIFESTYLE CENTER
http://www.laweekly.com/restaurants/the-springs-review-more-than-a-vegan-restaurant-a-lifestyle-center-5351932

Khemistry Bar's Vegan Burger Started as a Customer Suggestion
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/2015/01/ khemistry_bar_vegan_burger_vegetarian.php


Jan 27

California again tops ranking of the most animal-friendly states
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-capitol-business-beat-20150126-story.html

Campus animal rights club protests Domino's Pizza location
http://www.dailycal.org/2015/01/25/campus-animal-rights-club-protests-dominos-pizza-location/
"A UC Berkeley animal rights activist club held a demonstration in
front of a Domino's Pizza franchise Saturday, protesting an ad
campaign they felt was misleading as well as the company's use of
animal products."

Pregnant dog burned alive, gets help from local animal rescue group
http://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/west-palm-beach/pregnant-dog-burned-alive-gets-help-from-local-animal-rescue-group
[video]
"WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A pregnant dog that was severely burned is
doing much better after being taken in by a local animal rescue
group."

Farming Science, Without the Conscience
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/opinion/farming-science-without-the-conscience.html
"You don't have to be a vegan to be repulsed by an account in The
Times revealing the moral depths to which the federal government --
working as a handmaiden to industrial agriculture -- has sunk in
pursuit of cheaper meat and fatter corporate profits. The article, by
Michael Moss, examines the little-known U.S. Meat Animal Research
Center, financed by American taxpayers, which employs the
sophisticated tools and scientific expertise of modern animal
management -- apparently without a conscience."

Why An Alien Invasion Is No Argument For Animal Rights
https://philosophynow.org/issues/106/Why_An_Alien_ Invasion_Is_No_Argument_For_Animal_Rights

Aus Day lamb social media backlash
http://www.farmweekly.com.au/news/agriculture/sheep/general-news/aus-day-lamb-social-media-backlash/2722022.aspx
"ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day
lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian
abattoirs about nine months ago."

Richmond rodeo: Brief and bruising encounters
http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/65414437/Richmond-rodeo-Brief-and-bruising-encounters
"Seven protesters from Save Animals From Exploitation (Safe) stood in
lower Queen St at the entrance to the park."

'Cruel and absurd': Cambridge heart disease study starves rats of oxygen
http://rt.com/uk/226295-cambridge-defends-rat-abuse/
"Cambridge University has drawn the fury of animal rights groups after
it emerged the British Heart Foundation is funding scientific
research, which involves keeping rats in low-oxygen environments."

Protesters egging it on at Whole Foods
http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2015/01/protesters-egging-it-on-at-whole-foods
"Local members of the animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere
descended upon Whole Foods Market patrons on Speedway Boulevard this
Saturday in protest of the mogul's questionable practices, while
intending to spark community conversation."

McFly Report: Kim and Kanye go vegan at Woodland's in DC
http://www.wusa9.com/story/entertainment/2015/01/26/mcfly-report-kim-kardashian-kanye-west-woodlands-dc/22338595/
[video]

Free Food Alert: Chipotle On Monday, January 26
http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/2015/01/25/free-chipotle-tofu-sofritas-monday-january-26/22312713/
"The much-loved fast-casual burrito chain has rolled out quite a deal
for vegans and carnivores alike: On Jan. 26, order Chipotle's newest
protein option, organic tofu Sofritas, and get your next entree free."


Jan 26

I Was Jailed As An Ecoterrorist--But I Was Set Up By the FBI
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/01/25/i-was-jailed-as-an-ecoterrorist-but-i-was-set-up-by-the-fbi.html
"Eric McDavid"

After 44 years, Miami orca may edge closer to freedom
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-2925519/After-44-years-Miami-orca-edge-closer-freedom.html

Orca bills being studied in California, Florida
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-cfb-tourism-01-26-2015-20150125-story.html

How our furry friends could be costing drivers billions per year
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102360619#.

Bobcat resurgence raises trapping talk
http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150125/NEWHAMPSHIRE03/ 150129428
"Protesters were outside Fish and Game headquarters in Concord for
Wednesday's vote. The New Hampshire Animal Rights League started a
petition Thursday and had already received more than 800 responses by
Saturday, said NHRAL president Linda Dionne."

Police: Irate Tacoma man kicks dog, killing it
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Police-Irate-Tacoma-man-kicks-dog-killing-it-289685551.html

Ex-CEO filmed kicking dog in elevator charged with cruelty
http://www.abc15.com/news/national/ex-ceo-filmed-kicking-dog-in-elevator-charged-with-cruelty
"STAMFORD, CT - The former CEO of an arena catering business who
resigned in September after video surfaced of him kicking a puppy in
an elevator has been charged with animal cruelty in Canada."

After dove debacle, Vatican makes balloons new peace symbol
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2015/01/25/5470372/after-dove-debacle-vatican-makes.html#.VMUgI3DF9Hg

Aurora animal rights activists raise awareness
http://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/5274906-aurora-animal-rights-activists-raise-awareness/
"3 devoted vegans talk denounce animal agriculture"

CONTROVERSIAL NEW SUPPLEMENT HITS SHELVES
http://abc13.com/health/controversial-new-supplement-hits-shelves/489832/
[video]
"HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Forget swallowing tablets and capsules. In the
supplement world, superfood powders are all the rage -- they claim to
be made from real produce and plants and are supposedly packed with
super-amounts of nutrients."


Jan 25

Pigeon shooting contest canceled
http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/pigeon-shooting-contest-canceled/article_eb26bd12-c139-5ef5-9306-66d00188ad58.html
"WENTWORTH -- An event that would've put 8,000 pigeons in the
crosshairs of hunters has been grounded.
"Arthur Dick, owner of Willow Oaks Plantation, a 2,000-acre property
near Eden, had planned to release the birds as part of a shooting
contest that started Friday but canceled the event after arousing the
concern of animal rights activists."

Bill would prevent groups from harassing hunters with drones
http://kfgo.com/news/articles/2015/jan/24/bill-would-prevent-groups-from-harassing-hunters-with-drones/
"FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A bill in the North Dakota House would prevent
animal rights groups and others from harassing hunters with drones."

Animal rights film garners four Canadian Screen Awards' nominations
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/johnbon/2015/01/animal-rights-film-garners-four-canadian-screen-awards-nominations-0

US Agriculture Officials Call For Independent Review Amid Scandal Over
Nebraska Meat Research Facility
http://www.ibtimes.com/us-agriculture-officials-call-independent-review-amid-scandal-over-nebraska-meat-1793626

Ravens to release Terrence Cody, who is being investigated for animal cruelty
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2015/01/23/ravens-to-release-terrence-cody-who-is-being-investigated-for-animal-cruelty/

Illinois bill would ban drones for hunting
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-hunting-drones-met-20150123-story.html

Should Hoosiers have a constitutional right to hunt and fish?
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2015/01/23/hoosiers-constitutional-right-hunt-fish/22225899/
"On Monday, the state Senate's Natural Resources Committee will hear a
resolution authored by Sen. Brent Steele, R-Bedford, that would amend
the constitution to forever protect the rights of hunters and
anglers."

Bitter Whale Wars Fought Out in L.A. Fed Court
http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/01/23/bitter-whale-wars-fought-out-in-l-a-fed-court.htm
"Ady Gil sued Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson last year in Federal
Court, alleging libel, trade libel, slander and other counts. The
filing was in response to several statements Watson made after Gil had
filed a breach of contract claim against the group."

FORT BRAGG SOLDIER CHARGED WITH KILLING DOG ORDERED TO HAVE NO CONTACT
WITH ANIMALS
http://abc11.com/news/soldier-charged-with-killing-dog-ordered-to-have-no-contact-with-animals/487083/
[video]

UW-Madison has ended controversial cat experiments targeted by PETA
http://host.madison.com/news/local/writers/pat_schneider/uw-madison-has-ended-controversial-cat-experiments-targeted-by-peta/article_59d8a569-abeb-51be-8ec8-f4b7750c9a21.html

PETA Files Complaint Against Hollywild Animal Park
http://www.wlos.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/peta-files-complaint-against-hollywild-animal-park-19443.shtml#.VMMyy3DF9Hg

'MasterChef' dumps chimp scene after PETA complains
http://insidetv.ew.com/2015/01/23/masterchef-chimp-peta/

Iran's campaign for animal-free circuses gains momentum
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/24/394570/Iranians-plea-for-animalfree-circuses
"Not in Circuses"

Foie gras company on trial for 'extreme cruelty' to ducks and geese:
'We are not barbarians'
http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/23/foie-gras-company-on-trial-for-extreme-cruelty-to-ducks-and-geese-we-are-not-barbarians/
"A foie gras producer who supplied Gordon Ramsay and other leading
chefs went on trial in France Thursday for "extreme cruelty" to ducks
and geese in what animal activists hope will prove a landmark case."

'Lion cubs are NOT photo props!': Cara Delevingne is scolded by animal
rights campaigners after posing with a wild animal while modelling for
TAG Heuer
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2923870/Lion-cubs-NOT-photo-props-Cara-Delevingne-scolded-animal-rights-campaigners-posing-wild-cub-modelling-TAG-Heuer.html
[video]

Thousands sign petition against AstraZeneca's plans for animal
research lab in Cambridge
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Thousands-sign-petition-AstraZeneca-s-plans/story-25914208-detail/story.html

Animal rights campaigners urge deer-death cops to be compassionate in future
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/NEWS/11747097.Animal_rights_ campaigners_urge_deer_death_cops_to_be_compassionate_in_future/

Animal rights campaigners anger over deer cull
http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/animal-rights-campaigners-anger-over-deer-cull-1-3670047

Cutting down on meat for health: More people are trying it
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-vegan-health-20150121-story.html

Physicians group criticizes JPS for on-site McDonald's
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/teresa-mcusic/article8028381.html
"JPS is one of 43 hospitals -- seven in Texas and the rest mostly in
the South -- that have a McDonald's, Wendy's or Chick-fil-A inside,
according to a report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible
Medicine, a Washington, D.C., health advocacy group."

Vegan vs. Kosher: Prison policy stirs debate
http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/2015/01/23/religious-freedom/22241867/
"CARSON CITY, Mich. (WZZM) - Are vegan meals a suitable substitute for
kosher dishes served to Jewish inmates in the Michigan prison system?"

Going vegan: Dear dairy, will I miss you...?
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Going-vegan-Dear-dairy-miss/story-25913766-detail/story.html

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?
http://wgbhnews.org/post/will-environmentalists-fall-faux-fish-made-plants

Graze Kitchen in Pismo Beach caters to vegans, meat lovers alike
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/01/23/3456679/graze-kitchen-pismo-beach-vegan.html

New vegan eatery, juice bar brings the squeeze to Main Street in Bangor
http://bangordailynews.com/2015/01/23/living/food/new-vegan-eatery-juice-bar-brings-the-squeeze-to-main-street-in-bangor/

Florence Cafe Bringing Tasty Vegan Treats to the Valley
http://www.wggb.com/2015/01/23/florence-cafe-bringing-tasty-vegan-treats-to-the-valley/
[video]

AIDA AUSTIN: "Actually, they're vegan. And Leo doesn't drink"
http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/columnists/aida-austin/quotactually-theyre-vegan-and-leo-doesnt-drinkquot-308491.html


Jan 24

Why Herring established first-ever Attorney General unit for animal law
http://wtvr.com/2015/01/22/why-herring-established-first-ever-attorney-general-unit-for-animal-law/
"RICHMOND, Va. -- Attorney General Mark Herring announced Thursday that
his office is creating a unit to train and guide local law enforcement
and state agencies on how to pursue cases involving animal welfare or
abuse."

AG Pruitt again urges national animal rights group to disclose information
http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20150122/NEWS/150129889/ 10082/NEWS
"The Attorney General's Office is reviewing the solicitation practices
of the HSUS in order to address concerns that the group's
solicitations in Oklahoma may be misleading."

Humane Society of U.S. accuses Natural Bridge Zoo of abusing, neglecting animals
http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/lexington-rockbridge/humane-society-of-us-abuse-neglect-at-natural-bridge-zoo/30861532
[video]

No dog dies alone under animal shelter bill
http://postonpolitics.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/01/23/no-dog-dies-alone-under-animal-shelter-bill/

Primate center cited for deaths of infant monkeys but still in
compliance with Animal Welfare Act
http://dailyuw.com/archive/2015/01/22/news/primate-center-cited-deaths-infant-monkeys-still-compliance-animal-welfare-a#.VMJqtXDF9Hg

Bear on the loose? Not yet, but Little Ricki may soon be freed from
her roadside cage
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/bear-on-the-loose-not-yet-but-little-ricki-may/article_abdda126-a28a-11e4-8bd3-73a1c01a031f.html

Man enters plea in horrific case of animal cruelty
http://fox8.com/2015/01/22/man-enters-plea-in-horrific-case-of-animal-cruelty-against-dog/
[video]

District Attorney Hawk announces plans to expand animal cruelty unit
http://focusdailynews.com/district-attorney-hawk-announces-plans-to-expand-animal-cruelty-unit-p14443-1.htm
"DALLAS--This week, during a tour of the SPCA, District Attorney Susan
Hawk announced plans to expand the Animal Cruelty Unit."

Anti-fur activists throw animal body parts on Belfast streets in protest
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/antifur-activists-throw-animal-body-parts-on-belfast-streets-in-protest-30930216.html

Animal rights groups demand Perthshire deer cull rethink
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/perth-kinross/animal-rights-groups-demand-perthshire-deer-cull-rethink-1.800886

"Vegan Challenge" Author Offers Tips to Reduce Animal Product Consumption
http://www.sfweekly.com/foodie/2015/01/22/vegan-challenge-author-offers-tips-to-reduce-animal-product-consumption

Study finds plant-based diets lead to weight loss
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-plantbased-diets-weight-20150122-story.html

The Manliness of Vegans
http://www.thecolumbiastar.com/news/2015-01-23/Commentary/The_Manliness_of_Vegans.html

Top chef crafts vegan haute cuisine for new Austin delivery service
http://austin.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/01-23-15-vegan-delivery-service-tim-bevins-super-natural-foods/

PETA calls upon leaders of India, USA to try vegan
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/peta-calls-upon-leaders-of-india-usa-to-try-vegan/articleshow/45979714.cms
"NEW DELHI: Ahead of the 2015 climate change talks in Paris and US
President Barack Obama's visit to India, PETA called upon leaders of
the two nations to use this opportunity to discuss the detrimental
impact of meat and dairy production on climate change."

Eat like a Victoria's Secret model with this hot delivery service
http://nypost.com/2015/01/21/eat-like-a-victorias-secret-model-with-this-bougie-delivery-service/
"When Victoria's Secret Angels Lily Aldridge, Karolína Kurková and
their posse of leggy pals want to get into tip-top runway shape, they
turn to their secret weapon: Sakara Life, a vegan, home-delivery meal
service."

Come to the Glastonbury Vegans' January feast
http://www.centralsomersetgazette.co.uk/Come-Glastonbury-Vegans-January-feast/story-25903611-detail/story.html


Jan 23

Westminster Kennel Club coming to NYC; animal rights activists protest
http://www.amny.com/entertainment/westminster-kennel-club-coming-to-nyc-but-some-animal-rescue-groups-won-t-be-going-1.9830894
[video]

Ag-gag bill has few friends as farm groups stay silent
http://www.capitalpress.com/Washington/20150121/ag-gag-bill-has-few-friends-as-farm-groups-stay-silent
'Ag-gag' proposal meets torrent of opposition in Washington state
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/1/22/Ag-gag-bill-angers-animal-rights-supporters-in-Washington-state.html

Opponents of proposed Islamic slaughterhouse criticize at re-zone meeting
http://wivb.com/2015/01/21/opponents-of-proposed-islamic-slaughterhouse-stuff-re-zone-meeting/
[video]
"BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) -- Two local businessmen who want to convert an
old dilapidated building on Broadway into a new slaughterhouse, got a
preview of the rough road ahead, Wednesday afternoon."

The History of Faux Fur
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-faux-fur-180953984/
"For more than 100 years, the fine line between finks and minks has
been blurred"

Two World Class Losers: Ted Nugent And Kid Rock
https://www.thedodo.com/ted-nugent-hunting-lion-kid-945127502.html

Captive Deer Hunting Operations Under Scrutiny In Rural America
http://www.ibtimes.com/captive-deer-hunting-operations-under-scrutiny-rural-america-1790516

Foie gras producer on trial in France for 'serious animal cruelty'
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/22/foie-gras-producer-ernest-soulard-trial-france

The cruellest keeper: Chinese zoo worker filmed SLAPPING one-month-old
tiger cub around the head
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2920908/Chinese-zookeeper-filmed-slapping-one-month-old-tiger-cub-head.html
[video]

Editorial: Animal Welfare Act Controversy!
http://news.sudanvisiondaily.com/details.html?rsnpid=245294
"Former Presidential Assistant, Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie described the act
as blindly intimate of western countries, pointing out that it
represents a psychological defeat to the Sudanese people."

How (and Why) Blogger Áine Carlin Went From Meat-Eater to Vegan Overnight
https://www.yahoo.com/food/how-and-why-blogger-aine-carlin-went-from-108747576411.html

Vegetarian Corner: Famous Vegetarians and Vegans
http://erau-news.com/diversions/2015/01/20/vegetarian-corner-famous-vegetarians-and-vegans/

EDIBLE: The new Carmel Valley Lodge owner eats only one vegan dish,
Rainbow Ssambap®, for every meal.
http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/food_wine/edible-the-new-carmel-valley-lodge-owner-eats-only-one/article_cdaec39c-a1cd-11e4-931c-f3ff77a4be25.html

Going vegan was never this easy: The Purple Carrot wants to deliver
ingredients to your door
http://upstart.bizjournals.com/companies/startups/2015/01/21/the-purple-carrot-vegan-meal-kits-delivery.html

Gracias Madre's vegan Mexican food stands the test of time
http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2015/01/22/gracias-madres-vegan-mexican-food-stands-the-test-of-time/

Support Vegan Black Metal Chef's New Campaign For $1 a Month
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/cleanplatecharlie/2015/01/ support_vegan_black_metal_chefs_new_campaign_for_1_a_month.php


Jan 22

America Has a Tiger Problem And No One's Sure How to Solve It
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/america-has-tiger-problem-and-no-ones-sure-how-solve-it-180953974/?no-ist
"No one even knows how many of the big cats are in the United States"

Greyhound injury bill passes Florida Senate committee
http://www.news-press.com/story/news/2015/01/21/greyhound-injury-bill-passes-florida-senate-committee/22112923/

Bill calls for ban on sales of dogs, cats in Maine pet stores
http://www.pressherald.com/2015/01/21/bill-calls-for-ban-on-sales-of-dogs-cats-in-maine-pet-stores/
"Proponents say it would reduce euthanasia and imports from 'puppy
mills,' but critics say it would hurt local businesses and hobby
breeders."

Washington lawmakers debate undercover farm video bill
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/01/20/4088957/washington-lawmakers-debate-undercover.html

Cat-kicker rejects 30-day jail deal
http://nypost.com/2015/01/20/cat-kicker-rejects-30-day-jail-deal/

Your Tax Dollars Are Funding a Secret Lab Where Farm Animals Are
Starved to Death
http://mic.com/articles/108786/your-tax-dollars-are-funding-a-secret-lab-where-farm-animals-are-starved-to-death

Hoosiers, your squirrel pelts are finally worth something
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2015/01/21/hoosiers-squirrel-pelts-finally-worth-something/22104639/
"In Indiana, it will soon be legal to trap otters and sell their fur."

Animal Rights Group Wants Expert to Assess Asha, the Natural Bridge Zoo Elephant
http://www.wset.com/story/27904291/animal-rights-group-wants-expert-to-assess-asha-the-natural-bridge-zoo-elephant

Animal Sanctuary Owners Charged With Animal Cruelty, Accused Of
Stealing Donated Funds
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/animal-sanctuary-owners-charged-animal-cruelty-accused-stealing-donated-fund

RISPCA Sees Improvement with Animal Protection Laws in RI
http://www.golocalprov.com/news/rispa-seeks-stronger-animal-protection-laws-in-ri

Can You Tell Real Fur From Fake? After All, Those Labels Can
(Unfortunately) Be Deceiving
http://www.bustle.com/articles/58464-can-you-tell-real-fur-from-fake-after-all-those-labels-can-unfortunately-be-deceiving

Animal rights group condemns Kim Kardashian's 'furkini'
http://www.therakyatpost.com/world/2015/01/21/animal-rights-group-condemns-kim-kardashians-furkini/

Dead Dogs Found Across Russia After Pup-Poisoning Campaign Announced
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/dead-dogs-found-across-russia-after-pup-poisoning-campaign-announced/514723.html

Costa Rica animal welfare bill gains momentum as horrifying abuse
cases circulate on social media
http://www.ticotimes.net/2015/01/21/costa-rica-animal-welfare-bill-gains-momentum-as-horrifying-abuse-cases-circulate-on-social-media

Swarming like vultures, dozens of people attending bullfight hold down
and butcher a LIVE horse for its meat after it is gored at Colombian
arena
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2920008/Swarming-like-vultures-dozens-people-attending-bullfight-hold-butcher-LIVE-horse-meat-gored-Colombian-arena.html
[video]

Activist gets six-month suspended jail sentence for disrupting badger culls
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/21/activist-gets-six-month-suspended-jail-sentence-for-disrupting-badger-culls
"Jay Tiernan, a leading campaigner in the Stop the Cull movement which
backs direct action, was also ordered to pay costs that could total as
much as £55,000."

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce: Live export review sheds positive
light on industry
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-21/federal-government-releases-escas-review/6032286

Discovery of abandoned dog's remains spurs calls for stronger animal
protection laws
http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/discovery-of-abandoned-dog-s-remains-spurs-calls-for-stronger-animal-protection-laws-1.2197997
[video]

Rally raises a voice for animal rights
http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2015-01-21/article-4014680/Rally-raises-a-voice-for-animal-rights/1

Dog walker Emma Paulsen to be sentenced for animal cruelty, mischief
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/dog-walker-emma-paulsen-to-be-sentenced-for-animal-cruelty-mischief-1.2921186

Heads Of Skinned Boars Found Outside Berkeley Vegetarian Restaurants
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/01/20/heads-of-skinned-boars-found-outside-berkeley-vegetarian-restaurants/

New Year, real you: Try a plant-based diet
http://www.pottsmerc.com/lifestyle/20150120/new-year-real-you-try-a-plant-based-diet

An omnivore's journey to veganism
http://www.flavor574.com/Eat/Column/Vegan-at-the-Bend/2015/01/20/An-omnivore-s-journey-to-veganism.html

Go vegan on your terms
http://www.journalgazette.net/features/Go-vegan-on-your-terms-4439532
"Experts: No right or wrong way to become one, no reason to rush it"

Afro-Vegan Cooking for the Masses
http://www.ozy.com/good-sht/afro-vegan-cooking-for-the-masses/37919

Vegan forager on the loose
http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2015/jan/21/blog-diego-world-needs-blog/#

SAY HELLO TO DUBAI'S FIRST BIORGANIC VEGAN CAFÉ
http://www.ahlanlive.com/say-hello-to-dubai%E2%80%99s-first-biorganic-vegan-caf%C3%A9-544465.html

Sweet Greens vegan organic cafe opens with help from Prince's Trust
http://www.blackmorevale.co.uk/Seeet-Greens-vegan-organic-cafe-opens-help-Prince/story-25894337-detail/story.html

Vegan Bacon Grease Lets You Cook Cruelty-Free Comfort Food
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/20/vegan-bacon-grease
"Heavy metal front man Chris Colohan traded in his mic stand for a
whisk so he could improve the state of plant-based cuisine."

SAY HELLO TO DUBAI'S FIRST BIORGANIC VEGAN CAFÉ
http://www.ahlanlive.com/say-hello-to-dubai%E2%80%99s-first-biorganic-vegan-caf%C3%A9-544465.html

New-Age-y SoMa Vegetarian Spot Source Closes Citing Labor Costs
http://sfist.com/2015/01/20/new-age-y_soma_vegetarian_spot_sour.php

San Francisco vegan restaurant Millennium to close
http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2015/01/21/san-francisco-vegan-restaurant-millennium-to-close/
Millennium Restaurant To Close After 21 Years
http://sfist.com/2015/01/21/millennium_restaurant_to_close_afte.php

NYC's First All Vegan Creperie Finally Opens In...
http://gothamist.com/2015/01/21/williamsburg_obvs.php#photo-1

Vegan Food Made for Meat-Eaters & the Veg-Inclined, Plus Cocktails,
for South Park
http://sandiego.eater.com/2015/1/21/7865135/vegan-food-made-for-meat-eaters-the-veg-inclined-plus-cocktails-for


Jan 21

Kid Rock Posts Controversial Hunting Pics
http://fdrmx.com/kid-rock-posts-controversial-hunting-pics/

Springsteen daughter wants Christie to sign N.J. puppy mill bill
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/01/ springsteen_daughter_wants_christie_to_sign_anti-p.html

Gee jailed after pleading guilty to animal cruelty
http://www.themoreheadnews.com/news/gee-jailed-after-pleading-guilty-to-animal-cruelty/article_28649460-a025-11e4-8d79-bfa814ba158a.html

Shocking Undercover Videos Give 360-Degree View of Life on a Factory Farm
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/20/360-degree-undercover-factory-farm-videos

Sick dead dog photo sparks online mob FURY
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/technology/sick-dead-dog-photo-sparks-5009618
"Named as Roby Ortiz Magana from Ahuachapan in El Salvador, the man
was pictured smiling in front of an animal which had been run over."

The former 'Ikea monkey' owner apparently has two new exotic primates
and animal activists are not happy
http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/20/the-former-ikea-monkey-owner-apparently-has-two-new-exotic-primates-and-animal-activists-are-not-happy/

Horrific CAT racing cruelty exposed in shocking video that sparked police probe
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/horrific-cat-racing-cruelty-exposed-5010514

300 animal cruelty reports are still to be probed
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150120/local/300-animal-cruelty-reports-are-still-to-be-probed.552654

'Fur is murder': demonstration takes place in Limerick
http://www.limerickleader.ie/what-s-on/arts-entertainment/fur-is-murder-demonstration-takes-place-in-limerick-1-6530219

Protest staged at local Whole Foods
http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2015/01/20/protest-staged-at-local-whole-foods/

Will the Pope Go Vegan?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julia-orr/will-the-pope-go-vegan_b_6497876.html

Vegan diet helpful to students' bodies, minds, and wallets
http://www.lsureveille.com/daily/vegan-diet-helpful-to-students-bodies-minds-and-wallets/article_c809e252-a031-11e4-8ec4-9f2202bb89a0.html

Cheese Lovers Day: 5 Vegan Cheeses for Any Occasion
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1197004-5-vegan-cheeses-for-any-occasion/

The 7 Types of Vegetarians, Because There's More Than One Way Not To Fry a Fish
http://www.bustle.com/articles/58991-the-7-types-of-vegetarians-because-theres-more-than-one-way-not-to-fry-a-fish
[video]


Jan 20

L.A. Animal Services Will Inspect Cat-Owners' Homes Under Cat-Limit
Proposal By Brenda Barnette
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/la-animal-services-will-inspect-cat-owners-homes-under-cat-limit-proposal-br

"AG-GAG" BILL GETS FIRST WA HEARING
http://www.sanjuanislander.com/news-articles/agriculture/17977/ag-gag-bill-gets-first-wa-hearing

Don't criminalize farm-abuse whistleblowing
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/01/19/3592067/dont-criminalize-farm-abuse-whistleblowing.html

SF SPCA Weighs In On Foie Gras Controversy
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/01/19/sf-spca-weighs-in-on-foie-gras-controversy/
[video]

Man charged with killing dog with AK-47
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/local-news/crime/man-charged-with-killing-dog-with-ak47_73564344

Animal Rights Activists Plan Public Meeting In Idabel After Graphic
Video At Shelter
http://www.news9.com/story/27884081/animal-rights-activists-plan-public-meeting-in-idabel-after-graphic-video-at-shelter
"IDABEL, Oklahoma - A group of animal rights activists are planning a
public meeting in Idabel Tuesday in response to a video taken at the
city animal shelter last week. The video shows one dog eating from the
carcass of another dog that was kept in the same cage."

MP Neil Parish hits out at animal rights group, PETA, who called his
red meat campaign 'out of touch'
http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/MP-Neil-Parish-hits-animal-rights-group-PETA/story-25888439-detail/story.html

NSW puppy farm under investigation by RSPCA
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/01/19/06/12/nsw-puppy-farm-under-investigation-after-dogs-found-in-appalling-conditions

Animal rights campaigners seek's PM intervention to control captive elephants
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/animal-rights-campaigners-seeks-pm-intervention-to-control-captive-elephants/articleshow/45938310.cms

#BlackLivesMatter, Veganism, & Intersectionality By Mickey Z.
http://www.countercurrents.org/mickeyz180115.htm
"An Interview with A. Breeze Harper
""If vegans who aren't Black want to show support, they first need to
understand that race matters." - A. Breeze Harper"

A Classic Argument for Veganism
http://www.opednews.com/articles/A-Classic-Argument-for-Veg-by-Suzana-Megles-Animals_Clarity_Compassion_Environment-150119-362.html

Meet the Jazzy Vegetarian
http://njmonthly.com/blogs/soup-to-nuts/2015/1/19/meet-the-jazzy-vegetarian.html
"Laura Theodore calls herself the Jazzy Vegetarian because she is an
expert vegan and vegetarian cook and a jazz singer. In fact, she
composes the music for her series on Public TV's Create channel, now
in its fourth season."

Bites & Sips - Hungry vegans choose carrot over stick
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20150119/ARTICLES/150119733?Title=Bites-Sips-Hungry-vegans-choose-carrot-over-stick

Is there such thing as guilt-free leather?
http://grist.org/living/is-there-such-thing-as-guilt-free-leather/

Mistakes vegan dieters must avoid
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/diet/Mistakes-vegan-dieters-must-avoid/articleshow/45939347.cms


Jan 19

After nine years in prison, accused eco-terrorist adjusts to sudden release
http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article7251650.html
"Eric McDavid"

Why Humans Need Animal Rights
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Why-Humans-Need-Animal-Rig-by-Stephen-Kaufman-Animal-Abuse_Animal-Cruelty_Animal-Rights_Animal-Welfare-150117-230.html
"Many people think that the only ones who should be deeply concerned
about animals are animal rights advocates. Actually, how we treat our
nonhuman brethren also significantly impacts our own human welfare.
The widespread abuse of animals harms humans directly in many ways,
and tolerating animal mistreatment indirectly undermines efforts to
assist vulnerable people."

Hundreds call for killer whale release in 'Miracle March for Lolita'
http://www.wsvn.com/story/27876935/hundreds-call-for-killer-whale-release-in-miracle-march-for-lolita
[video]
"VIRGINIA KEY, Fla. (WSVN) -- Hundreds of animal rights activists and
supporters took to the streets Saturday calling for the release of a
killer whale from the Miami Seaquarium, where she has been held
captive for over four decades."

Wildlife Safari accused of mistreating elephants
http://www.bendbulletin.com/nation/2793071-151/wildlife-safari-accused-of-mistreating-elephants#
"WINSTON -- Wildlife Safari was named one of the worst zoos for
elephants this week by an animal rights activist group, In Defense of
Animals."

Marion PD, animal control warn against 'pet flipping'
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/27879417/marion-pd-animal-control-warn-against-pet-flipping
"Animal flipping is defined as the act of stealing or knowingly
removing an animal without consent then trying to sell the animal to
turn a profit or receiving an animal for free with the intent of
selling it to make a profit."

Photo of abandoned dog on a couch by the road in Phoenix goes viral
http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/north-phoenix/photo-of-abandoned-dog-on-a-couch-by-the-road-in-phoenix-goes-viral
[video]

SF activist fights to end Chinese tradition of eating dog
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-activist-fights-to-end-chinese-tradition-of-eating-dog/Content?oid=2917066

RSPCA raids NSW puppy farm
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/rspca-raids-nsw-puppy-farm-20150118-12o0ip.html

MP hits out at animal rights group who branded his red meat campaign,
out of touch
http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/MP-hits-animal-rights-group-branded-red-meat/story-25884765-detail/story.html

Animal Rights Activists Protest Whole Foods for Inhumane Egg Supplier
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1205678-animal-rights-activists-protest-whole-foods-for-inhumane-egg-supplier/

Latest climate change battle may center on food pyramid
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-climate-food-20150118-story.html

Feast Q&A: Vegan chef sees 'a backlash against bacon'
http://www.star-telegram.com/living/family/moms/article6687117.html
"Known as New York City's "Green Goddess" thanks to her NYC-TV show,
Avila combined her journalist chops with vegan gusto and created her
own niche in food television."

Small Town Marshall, Texas Mayor Turns Vegan, Whole Town Follows!
http://news.therawfoodworld.com/small-town-marshall-texas-mayor-turns-vegan-whole-town-follows/

Asics Gel Lyte 5 Vegan - Navy / Burgundy
http://www.kicksonfire.com/2015/01/17/asics-gel-lyte-5-vegan-navy-burgundy/

PlanetShoes Announces Their Best Vegan Bags for the Upcoming Spring Season
http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/planetshoes-announces-their-best-vegan-bags-for-the-upcoming-spring-season/41632/


Jan 18

Animal advocates: USDA warning about rabbit in freezer not enough
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Animal-advocates-USDA-warning-about-rabbit-in-6020983.php

PROTESTERS DEMONSTRATE OUTSIDE HILLCREST RESTAURANT SERVING FOIE GRAS
http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/Protesters-demonstrate-outside-Hillcrest-restaurant-serving-foie-gras-288909371.html
[video]

Op-ed: Get rid of Utah's unconstitutional 'ag-gag' law
http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/2059454-155/op-ed-get-rid-of-utahs-unconstitutional

Charges OK'd against hunters accused of videotaping dogs mauling a
coyote, hitting another with a truck
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/01/ charges_approved_against_hunte.html
[video]

Debate over status of Lolita creates waves at Miami Seaquarium
http://www.wsvn.com/story/27872581/debate-over-status-of-lolita-creates-waves-at-miami-seaquarium

Orca bill won't be reintroduced this year
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/16/orca-bill-seaworld-killer-whale-shows-ban/
"Delayed legislation would ban SeaWorld from using orcas in San Diego"

What's a wolf to do? Go vegan, apparently
http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/editorial/2015/01/16/mexican-gray-wolf-rules/21836799/
[video]
"Our View: New federal regulations bend over backwards to favor
anti-wolf factions. Why would they compromise now?"

Coyote Kill Contest Draws Ire From Wildlife Groups
http://www.opb.org/news/article/coyote-kill-draws-ire-from-wildlife-groups-/
[audio]

American's Bid to Take Home Rhino Head Stokes Hunting Debate
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150116-rhino-hunt-permit-dallas-safari-club-namibia/

Club again sparks controversy by auctioning elephant hunt
http://www.freep.com/story/news/nation/2015/01/17/elephant-hung-auction-dallas/21914129/
"DALLAS - A Texas hunting club again will auction off Saturday a
chance to kill a large animal whose numbers are dwindling, a year
after it faced international criticism over doing the same with a
permit to shoot an endangered black rhino."

Crown drops charges against animal rights activists
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/johnbon/2015/01/crown-drops-charges-against-animal-rights-activists
"The Crown withdrew criminal mischief charges on Wednesday against six
animal rights activists who had been arrested last November for
blockading an entrance to a slaughterhouse in the west end of
Toronto."

Dog deaths must stop: advocate
http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2015-01-17/article-4010663/Dog-deaths-must-stop%3A-advocate/1

Belinda Carlisle Co-Founds Animal People Alliance in India
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-toussaint/belinda-carlisle-cofounds_b_6444980.html

Assam bans animal fighting
http://www.theshillongtimes.com/2015/01/17/assam-bans-animal-fighting/

Hunt supporter defends decapitated fox Facebook picture and claims it
exposed 'vicious' animal rights campaigners
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hunt-supporter-defends-decapitated-fox-4993101

Building an 'ARC': New animal rights group holds fundraising dinner
featuring gourmet vegan menu
http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2015/01/ building_an_arc_new_animal_rig.html
"MOBILE, Alabama - Members of a newly formed nonprofit, Awakening
Respect and Compassion for All Sentient Beings, believe we eat too
many animals. According to ARC's website, Americans consume 1 million
cows, chickens and pigs per hour."

Workers at Two Vegan Restaurants Say They Haven't Been Paid Since
Before Christmas
http://www.ny1.com/content/news/222068/workers-at-two-vegan-restaurants-say-they-haven-t-been-paid-since-before-christmas/
[video]
"About 100 employees of "Pure Food and Wine" and "One Lucky Duck"
restaurants claim they haven't been paid since before Christmas."

What Does Paul McCartney And A Butcher Shop In Argentina Have In Common?
http://www.latintimes.com/pulse/what-does-paul-mccartney-and-butcher-shop-argentina-have-common-288918

So, how do I become vegan?
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-how-do-i-become-vegan-20150115-story.html


Jan 17

Vacca draws protestors over horse-drawn carriages
http://www.bxtimes.com/stories/2015/3/03-vacca-2015-01-16-bx_2015_3.html
"Demonstrators from the animal rights group NYCLASS want Councilman
James Vacca to support pending City Council legislation to ban
horse-drawn carriages in the city."

Activists targeting Petaluma farmers
http://www.petaluma360.com/news/3374941-181/activists-targeting-petalumafarmers
"A recent rash of break-ins by animal rights activists at Petaluma
farms have ruffled some feathers, but not enough that local businesses
are changing their practices. Local farmers say they've gone back to
business as usual and have not beefed up their security
significantly."

Man says he was just "trolling" online about allegedly killing cats
http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/investigation-launched-into-alleged-cat-killer-claims-011515

Spain bans bestiality but not animal fights
http://www.thelocal.es/20150116/spain-will-ban-bestiality-but-not-animal-fight

Animal rights activists aim to save rooster
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/news/mallorca/item/125059-animal-rights-activists-aim-to-save-rooster
"ANIMAL rights activists are suggesting using a rooster made of cloth
instead of a real animal in this year's Pi de Sant Antoni festival in
Mallorca."

Animal rights groups welcome cut in funding for animal circuses
http://www.thejournal.ie/circus-to-get-e20000-in-public-funds-1883677-Jan2015/

NGOs rescue 30 pups from illegal breeders
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/NGOs-rescue-30-pups-from-illegal-breeders/articleshow/45905412.cms

Top 25 Vegetarian Restaurants in the World
http://www.thedailymeal.com/travel/top-25-vegetarian-restaurants-world

Vegan, Sustainable Condoms Available In Beauty Supply Stores: How To
Make A Man's Product Female-Friendly
http://www.medicaldaily.com/pulse/vegan-sustainable-condoms-available-beauty-supply-stores-how-make-mans-product-female-318102

West Des Moines vegan cafe is moving
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/new-business/2015/01/15/fresh-cafe-market-west-des-moines-vegan-restaurant-vegetarian/21834817/

Vegetarian and vegan delights at new Bluebird Cafe in Sherwood
http://www.nottinghampost.com/Vegetarian-vegan-delights-new-Bluebird-Cafe/story-25877084-detail/story.html


Jan 16

Dallas DA Hawk steps up hunt for animal abusers
http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/dallas-county/2015/01/14/dallas-district-attorney-focusing-on-animal-cruelty-unit/21778753/

DPS targets animal fighting across Indianapolis
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/city-vows-to-aggressively-pursue-individuals-who-engage-in-animal-fighting
[video]

Area cat hoarder has history of harboring sick animals
http://www.fdlreporter.com/story/news/local/2015/01/15/area-cat-hoarder-history-harboring-sick-animals/21821275/

Foie gras ruling protested, celebrated in Hermosa Beach
http://www.easyreadernews.com/90601/foie-gras-ban-hermosa-beach/

Moscow pet owners panic as dog cull rumors spread online
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5259314-moscow-pet-owners-panic-as-dog-cull-rumors-spread-online/

Charges dropped against meat packers protesters
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/01/14/charges-dropped-against-meat-packers-protesters
"TORONTO - Charges against six animal rights activists who protested
outside a Toronto slaughterhouse last November were dropped in court
Wednesday."

Cruelty case against Kitchener-based turkey breeder put over to March 13
http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/5259665-cruelty-case-against-kitchener-based-turkey-breeder-put-over-to-march-13/
Mercy for Animals Canada

Animal rights' group is being set up
http://www.chad.co.uk/news/local/animal-rights-group-is-being-set-up-1-7052386

A 'manifesto for cats': Cat charity to launch its 10-point proposal at
the House of Commons
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/a-manifesto-for-cats-cat-charity-to-launch-its-10point-proposal-at-the-house-of-commons-9981412.html

After SC ban on animal shows, Sadananda Gowda seeks room for traditions
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/after-sc-ban-on-animal-shows-sadananda-gowda-seeks-room-for-traditions/articleshow/45892641.cms

On best-dressed plates, meatless goes mainstream
http://www.philly.com/philly/food/20150115_On_best-dressed_plates__meatless_goes_mainstream.html
"Cocktails in hand, donor guests at the opening of "Body Worlds:
Animals Inside Out" at the Franklin Institute hovered around a carving
station. Instead of roast beef or turkey, however, the Frog Commissary
Catering server sliced away at whole roast cauliflower, plating the
"filets" with a dab of smoked tomato coulis and a scoop of kabocha
squash, kale, and wheatberry pilaf."

'Insane' Russian fights Jenkins on veg diet
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/15/bellator-132-georgi-karakhanyan-vegetarian-diet/
"There's a small but devoted community of vegetarian fighters in MMA.
Former UFC great Mac Danzig is vegan, and was the first guy
Karakhanyan called for advice when he decided to give up meat. World
Series of Fighting welterweight Jake Shields grew up vegetarian, and
the UFC's brothers Nick and Nate Diaz are both vegan."

Go on vegan diet for Pope Francis
http://opinion.inquirer.net/81744/go-on-vegan-diet-for-pope-francis

Raw vegan restaurant Gorilla Food closed
http://www.straight.com/blogra/807561/raw-vegan-restaurant-gorilla-food-closed


Jan 15

Temple Grandin: Animal Welfare Begins on the Farm
http://www.nationaljournal.com/outside-influences/temple-grandin-animal-welfare-begins-on-the-farm-20150113

Chipotle Stops Serving Pork at a Third of Its Restaurants, So Find a
Carnitas Alternative Fast
http://www.bustle.com/articles/58539-chipotle-stops-serving-pork-at-a-third-of-its-restaurants-so-find-a-carnitas-alternative-fast
"After the restaurant chain discovered that one of its suppliers
violated animal-welfare standards, Chipotle has stopped serving pork
at a third of its locations, sending hundreds of thousands of
pseudo-Mexican-food lovers into a panic."
Why Chipotle's pork problem is a bad sign for its future
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/01/14/why-chipotles-pork-problem-is-a-bad-sign-for-its-future/
""Given these stark differences, serving pork from conventionally
raised pigs is not an option to us," he said. "We would rather not
serve pork at all, than serve pork from animals that are raised in
this way.""

2 Endangered Monkeys Die at Zoo after Being Left Out in Cold
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/2-endangered-monkeys-die-at-zoo-after-being-left-out-in-cold/
"The cotton-top Tamarins, weighing less than a pound, were left
outside overnight last week in temperatures that dipped into the 30s F
at the Alexandria Zoo in central Louisiana, officials said"

Plan to open slaughterhouse in city will be presented to Zoning Board
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/plan-to-open-slaughterhouse-in-city-will-be-presented-to-zoning-board-20150113
"The proposal did have an unlikely supporter of sorts -- People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals, also known as PETA -- but with a caveat.
The animal rights group said in a letter to city officials that a
glass wall should be erected to allow the public to see the animals
being slaughtered, with a sound system to broadcast the sounds as a
way to raise public awareness about how animals are killed for food."

NY assemblywoman wants to ban cat declawing
http://nypost.com/2015/01/14/ny-assemblywoman-wants-to-ban-cat-declawing/

Members of Congress challenge merit of NIH monkey experiments
http://www.gazette.net/article/20150114/NEWS/ 150119898&template=gazette&template=gazette

Hollywild welcomes back injured animals, prepares for new season
http://www.goupstate.com/article/20150113/ARTICLES/150119851?Title=Hollywild-welcomes-back-injured-animals-prepares-for-new-season

Natural Bridge Zoo Named "Worst Zoo For Elephants" In Animal Rights Group Report
http://www.wset.com/story/27843367/natural-bridge-zoo-named-worst-zoo-for-elephants-in-animal-rights-group-report
[video]

Northwest Montana wolf hunt still on as protesters mobilize
http://mtstandard.com/news/local/northwest-montana-wolf-hunt-still-on-as-protesters-mobilize/article_75d62600-af55-55aa-b880-1f59fb98cafd.html

What Does "Cage-Free" Even Mean?
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/01/you-cant-produce-eggs-industrial-scale-without-breaking-few-hens
[video]
"What kind of farm do you imagine when you think of organic or
cage-free eggs? Images of hens frolicking in lush meadows?"

MidEast SeaWorld park would fail, claims animals rights group
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/mideast-seaworld-park-would-fail-claims-animals-rights-group-578411.html

Russian 'dog-hunters' who kill dogs for 'sport' plan countrywide 'dog hunt'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/11344920/ Russian-dog-hunters-who-kill-dogs-for-sport-plan-countrywide-dog-hunt.html
"Internet-based vigilantes plan a "dog hunt" next week, according to
social media and local reports, and have been known to poison, trap
and kill strays and family pets"

Can foie gras ever be ethical?
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jan/14/can-foie-gras-ever-be-ethical
"As the ban on foie gras is lifted in California, campaigners continue
to fight against the force-feeding of geese. But what if the geese
gorged themselves voluntarily? On one farm in Spain, the birds do just
that"

Food fight in Parliament: Forks clash over 'Red Meat Month'
http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/steerpike/2015/01/food-fight-in-parliament-forks-clash-over-meat-month/
"Trouble is brewing in Parliament. First there was vegan month, which
rattled the cages of the establishment's red-blooded males, and now a
proposal for a meat month has led to beef between a Tory MP and Peta."

Cockfight row: West Godavari police caught in the crossfire
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/cockfight-row-west-godavari-police-caught-in-the-crossfire/article6786694.ece

Would you try a beer made with whale testicles?
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/01/14/in-iceland-theyre-considered-delicacy/
"Animal rights activists, including Vanessa Williams Grey of the Whale
and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), are critical of the brew."

From radical to trendy for Mainers living without meat
http://www.pressherald.com/2015/01/14/vegetarian-kitchen-from-radical-to-trendy-for-mainers-living-without-meat/
"Vegetarians and vegans share their reasons for and results of their
food choices."

A typical vegan's daily menu
https://voxxi.com/2015/01/vegans-daily-menu/

The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Meats and Meat Substitutes
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/the-ultimate-guide-to-vegan-meats-and-meat-substitutes/

VROMAGE IS L.A.'S FIRST VEGAN CHEESE SHOP (VIDEO)
http://www.laweekly.com/restaurants/vromage-is-las-first-vegan-cheese-shop-video-5335483

18 Vegetarian And Vegan Recipes That Go Beyond Meatless Monday
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/01/14/vegetarian-and-vegan-recipes_n_6472392.html

Vegan Strip Club Dancers Demand Pay
http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/01/14/vegan-strip-club-dancers-demand-pay.htm
"PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - Two strippers sued the world's first vegan
strip club, claiming the boss pays less than minimum wage and allows
inappropriate touching by bouncers and patrons."
The Devil's Due - Two dancers sue strip club Casa Diablo for unpaid
wages and harassment
http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23812-the_devils_due.html


Jan 14

Return of Foie Gras Pits Restaurants, Farmers Against Animal Groups
http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201501130930
[audio debate]
"Paul Shapiro, vice president, Farm Animal Protection, Humane Society
of the United States"

Chef Who Sued To Put Foie Gras Back On Bay Area Menus Getting Death Threats
http://www.thedailymeal.com/chef-who-sued-put-foie-gras-back-bay-area-menus-getting-death-threats

To Save Animals' Lives, Florida Lawmaker Proposes New Rules, Taxing Ability
http://news.wjct.org/post/save-animals-lives-florida-lawmaker-proposes-new-rules-taxing-ability

Ex-Sorrento official charged with animal abuse adopted cats from two
organizations
http://theadvocate.com/news/weeklies/11287408-123/sorrento-official-charged-with-animal

Animal-Welfare Audits: A Strategic Move for Meat Processors
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/01/making-animal-welfare-audits-a-strategic-move-for-meat-processors/#.VLV-84rF9Hg

Debate over trapping, hunting heats up
http://www.lebanondemocrat.com/article/sports/550956
"A recent feature about fur trapping in Tennessee stirred responses
both negative and positive, reflective of a growing nation-wide
debate."

Other voices: Pass greyhound injuries bill
http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/opinion/editorials/2 015/01/13/voices-pass-greyhound-injuries-bill/21688391/

3 questioned in Eastern Shore dognapping
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/01/12/kidnapped-dog-suspects/21669193/

Animal rights group gives Buffalo Zoo's elephant exhibit poor ranking
http://wivb.com/2015/01/12/animal-rights-group-gives-the-buffalo-zoos-elephant-exhibit-poor-ranking/

More details revealed in Hollywood fire; Controversy continues
http://www.wyff4.com/news/More-details-revealed-in-Hollywood-fire-Controversy-continues/30667954

Animal rights activists bear cold to demand 'Justice for Charlotte' in
dog abuse case
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/01/ animal_rights_activists_bear_c.html

Pretrial hearings set for March 6 for alleged dog-abuser Alsu Ivanchenko
http://www.silive.com/southshore/index.ssf/2015/01/ pretrial_hearings_set_for_marc.html

Helpline launched to crack down on animal fights
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/helpline-launched-to-crack-down-on-animal-fights/article6782688.ece
"Anticipating that fights will be conducted next week, the Humane
Society International has launched a nationwide helpline (+91
7674922044) to crack down on cockfighting, dog fighting and bull
fighting, banned under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act."

Display of Inside-Out animals 'will show people they're flesh and
bone, just like us'
http://www.thejournal.ie/body-worlds-animal-inside-out-dublin-1877401-Jan2015/
"ANIMAL RIGHTS GROUP are welcoming plans for German anatomist Dr.
Gunther von Hagens to bring a display of dissected and preserved
animals to Dublin."

Layer hen factory rejected because of smell
http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/layer-hen-factory-rejected-because-of-smell-2015011409#axzz3OjwND0je
"Animal rights groups are rejoicing after Auckland Council rejected a
proposal to build what would have been New Zealand's largest chicken
layer farm."

Animal rights activists demonstrate at Whole Foods in Milford over egg supplier
http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20150112/animal-rights-activists-demonstrate-at-whole-foods-in-milford-over-egg-supplier

VEGAN GROUPS TWITTER ATTACK ONTARIO DAIRY FARMER
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/ 2015/01/20150112-182645.html

Animal rights activist James Aspey's vow of silence
http://www.3aw.com.au/news/animal-rights-activist-james-aspeys-vow-of-silence-20150113-12nf5h.html
"One year after James Aspey took a vow of silence as a dedicated vegan
animal rights activist, he says he didn't realise how important his
voice was until it was gone."

Vegan cuisine moves into the mainstream
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/food-trends/vegan-cuisine-moves-into-the-mainstream/article22430440/
[video]

Don't Fall into the Trap… Adopt the Vegan Lifestyle the Correct Way!
http://news.therawfoodworld.com/dont-fall-trap-adopt-vegan-lifestyle-correct-way/

Consider going vegan in 2015
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/health/ 2015/01/12/consider-going-vegan/21665095/

7 Reasons Why You Should Go Vegan
http://www.mtlblog.com/2015/01/7-reasons-why-you-should-go-vegan/

Midtown Sacramento restaurant owner on a mission
http://www.kcra.com/news/midtown-restaurant-owner-on-a-mission/30679340
[video]


Jan 13

Video: Animal rights activists protest at Whole Foods
http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/Video+Animal+rights+ activists+protest+Whole+Foods/10720125/story.html
"In response to undercover footage animal rights activists with Direct
Action Everywhere held an in-store demonstration at Whole Foods on
Cambie Street on Saturday afternoon."

Protesters Rally at Whole Foods Against Treatment of Farm Animals Used for Food
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Protesters-Rally-at-Whole-Foods-Against-Treatment-of-Farm-Animals-Used-for-Food-288207781.html
[video]
"Protesters took over the aisles of Whole Foods stores in the Bay Area
and across the world to take a stand against the treatment of farm
animals used for food."

Utah prosecutors dropping controversial 'ag-gag' charges
http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/state/article_ba3fa333-0116-5128-9711-18a313959f92.html

Idaho's "ag gag" law faces constitutional test
http://www.capitalpress.com/Idaho/20150112/idahos-ag-gag-law-faces-constitutional-test

Washington lawmaker introduces ag-gag bill
http://www.capitalpress.com/Washington/20150112/washington-lawmaker-introduces-ag-gag-bill
"An Eastern Washington legislator has introduced a bill emulating
Idaho's "ag-gag" law, which criminalizes undercover taping at
agricultural operations."

N.J. Senate panel moves to expand hunting
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/01/ nj_senate_moves_to_expand_beaver_hunting.html

California Foie Gras Food Fight Turns on Federal Preemption
http://www.law.com/sites/jamesching/2015/01/11/california-foie-gras-food-fight-turns-on-federal-preemption/?slreturn=20150012115438

Lawmakers push to crack down on animal cruelty
http://www.finditwestvalley.com/local/lawmakers-push-to-crack-down-on-animal-cruelty-h54386.html
"As debate rages more than Mayor de Blasio's strategy to ban horse
carriages, state lawmakers are pushing measures in 2015 to crack down
on alleged cruelty against circus elephants and other animals."

Animal rights group names Edmonton Valley Zoo into its "Hall of Shame"
http://www.630ched.com/2015/01/12/animal-rights-group-names-edmonton-valley-zoo-into-its-hall-of-shame/

Dallas Animal Services issues apology in dogs' deaths
http://www.newschannel10.com/story/27823984/dallas-animal-services-issues-apology-in-dogs-deaths

Fire at South Carolina zoo leaves 28 animals dead
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fire-south-carolina-zoo-kills-28-animals-article-1.2073857

15 ways to help animals in 2015
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/402261/lifestyle/ peopleandevents/animalspeak-15-ways-to-help-animals-in-2015

'My Heart's Always Been For The Animals': Man Turns Toyota Into
Animal-Rescue Vehicle
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/albuquerque-man-s-toyota-becomes-emergency-pet-transport-animal-rescue-vehic

Cruelty-free luxury is not an oxymoron
http://fortune.com/2015/01/12/vegan-cruelty-free-luxury/
"From haute couture to high-end vacation packages, today's vegetarian
and vegan consumers aren't willing to compromise quality in their
quest for a kinder lifestyle."

Randy Radish moves to storefront
http://www.loudountimes.com/news/article/ randy_radish_moves_to_storefront234
"On a cold December day just before Christmas, Nancy Jezior and Sharon
Lindblad stood in the no-frills dining area of the Randy Radish, a
vegan food business the two started in 2013, drinking warm liquids and
discussing their current and future plans for expansion."

Author promotes vegan ideology in new book
http://beefmagazine.com/blog/author-promotes-vegan-ideology-new-book
""I'm articulating an ideal that may take a very long time to achieve.
It's a process that, even if it happens, will take hundreds of years,"
says James McWilliams, author of "The Modern Savage: Our Unthinking
Decision To Eat Animals.""

Simple Recipes for Joy: Chatting with Jivamukti's Sharon Gannon
http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2015/01/12/simple-recipes-for-joy-chatting-with-jivamuktis-sharon-gannon/


Jan 12

Whole Foods, Organic Valley targeted by animal abuse video
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/whole-foods-organic-valley-targeted-by-animal-abuse-video-1.2896733
[video]
"Protests planned in several American and Canadian cities including Vancouver"

Animal rights group files Animal Welfare Act violation complaint
against Oklahoma State University
http://www.mcalesternews.com/news/animal-rights-group-files-animal-welfare-act-violation-complaint-against/article_4e77b864-9862-11e4-b99a-47062e3035aa.html

Animal Rights Group's Video of Hens Raises Questions, but Not Just for Farms
http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Animal-Rights-Group-s-Video-of-Hens-Raises-6004450.php
"Direct Action Everywhere"

Carriage protesters use dead horse prop outside council district offices
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/01/ carriage_proponents_protest_at.html
"STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With signs saying, "Horse Carriages + Traffic
= Disaster," and "Ban Horse Carriages," animal rights advocates staged
protests that included a fake dead prop horse in front of the
Mid-Island and South Shore council district offices on Friday."

Discovery's new boss says so no more mermaids, giant snakes
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/01/09/discovery-new-boss-says-so-no-more-mermaids-giant-snakes/
"There's a new boss in charge at the Discovery Network, and he's
anxious to get rid of mega-sharks, mermaids and man-eating snakes."

The World's Largest Fast-Food Chain Is Floundering
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-worlds-largest-fast-food-chain-is-floundering-2015-1
"...the whipping-boy of food activists, labour activists,
animal-rights campaigners and those who simply dislike all things
American."

Animal Rights: Torture of Mother Pigs at Walmart Factory Farms
http://www.globalresearch.ca/animal-rights-torture-of-mother-pigs-at-walmart-pork-supplier-factory-farms/5423792
"Hi, I'm Joaquin Phoenix, and I need your help with a very serious
issue: ending the sickening abuse mother pigs endure at Walmart pork
supplier factory farms. Please sign my petition asking Walmart to
phase out inherently cruel gestation crates within its pork supply
chain."

Bay Area chefs begin serving foie gras as animal rights groups hope for appeal
http://www.thereporter.com/general-news/20150110/bay-area-chefs-begin-serving-foie-gras-as-animal-rights-groups-hope-for-appeal

Could Our Own Fear Of Death Be Affecting The Way We Treat Animals?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/10/nonhuman-personhood_n_6341474.html

Horse's death leads to animal cruelty charges
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/hillsborough-regional-news/horses-death-leads-to-animal-cruelty-charges

Animal control officer: Pendleton County drops 14 animal abuse charges
against Butler, Ky. man
http://www.wcpo.com/news/region-northern-kentucky/larry-browning-man-pendleton-county-man-animal-control-officer-pendleton-county-drops-14-animal-abuse-charges-against-butler

Star Pups under fire from protesters
http://www.examiner.com/article/star-pups-under-fire-from-protesters

The puppies saved from the dinner table! Grateful dogs who were
destined to be turned into food until US charity stepped in
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2904686/Dogs-rescued-Korean-farm-bred-food.html
[pictures]

Morrissey heaps praise on bull for goring 'serial killer' matador
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/morrissey-heaps-praise-on-bull-for-goring-serial-killer-matador-9968797.html
"Cries of "of course he did" no doubt echoed throughout Mexico City
after Morrissey exclaimed he was "delighted" to witness a bull gore a
"serial killer" matador in the capital."

UBC defends use of animals for research
http://www.news1130.com/2015/01/11/ubc-defends-use-of-animals-for-research/
"The group Stop UBC Animal Research is voicing outrage over the fact
the university continues to use animals in the lab."

BBC chef Tom Kerridge criticised for eating a puffin
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/wildlife/11338428/BBC-chef-Tom-Kerridge-criticised-for-eating-a-puffin.html
"Chef Tom Kerridge was accused of being 'colder than the weather in
Iceland' after eating a puffin"

Two rhinos poached in Assam, toll rises to three
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Two-rhinos-poached-in-Assam-toll-rises-to-three/articleshow/45844288.cms

Fight obesity, cancer and diabetes with a plant-based diet
http://seattletimes.com/html/health/2025403927_plantbaseddietxml.html
"Adopting a plant-based diet is one of the best moves you can make for
your health, writes nutritionist Carrie Dennett."

Chipotle Will Give You a Free Burrito if You Try Its New Sofritas Menu
http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2015/01/09/chipotle_free_burrito _buy_a_sofritas_item_and_use_the_receipt_to_get_something.html
"As of July, Sofritas made up just 3.5 percent of entree sales in
restaurants, Chipotle co-CEO Steve Ells said on the second-quarter
earnings call."

Girl Scout Cookies News: Gluten Free Cookies, Thin Mints Now Vegan
http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2015/01/09/girl-scouts-cookies-gluten-free-vegan/

Artisanal vegan cheese comes into its own
http://www.sfchronicle.com/food/article/Artisanal-vegan-cheese-comes-into-its-own-6005937.php#/0


Jan 10

Animal rights group targets Petaluma egg farm, Whole Foods Market (w/video)
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/3352056-181/animal-rights-activists-post-film

Federal agency looks into animal welfare complaints against Oklahoma
State University
http://www.stwnewspress.com/news/federal-agency-looks-into-animal-welfare-complaints-against-oklahoma-state/article_ac73f196-9833-11e4-90ed-2f2bfb79c6f3.html

Court allows animal rights groups to intervene in wild horse lawsuit
http://county10.com/2015/01/09/court-allows-animal-rights-groups-to-intervene-in-wild-horse-lawsuit/

Bear paw found on Vernon animal activist's yard undergoing DNA testing
http://www.nj.com/sussex-county/index.ssf/2015/01/paw_found_ on_animal_activists_yard_undergoing_dna_testing_police_say.html

Ridgewood councilman apologizes for telling animal rights activist
that 'younger bears taste better than older bears'
http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2015/01/ ridgewood_councilman_apologizes_over_bear_hunt_remark.html

N.J. Pigs Are Political Pawns, Farmers Say
http://www.wsj.com/articles/n-j-pigs-are-political-pawns-farmers-say-1420768406

PETA protesters picket against foie gras in S.F.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/PETA-protesters-picket-against-foie-gras-in-S-F-6003558.php

Queer Animal Liberation activists take a stand
http://www.examiner.com/article/queer-animal-liberation-activists-take-a-stand
[video]
"Trickle-Up Queer Animal Liberation"
"My goal is total animal, queer, and trans liberation."

Cowboy Monkey Rodeos Exist and They Are Everything You Want Them To Be
http://modernfarmer.com/2015/01/cowboy-monkey-rodeos-exist-everything-want/

Animal rights group, local hunters clash over annual event
http://www.localsyr.com/story/d/story/animal-rights-group-local-hunters-clash-over-annua/28645/vzPdMWCA10a6_Bs9PzT0sg
[video]
"Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Coyote, bobcat, and fox hunters have been
waiting for this weekend - as the Bob Evans Memorial Predator Calling
Hunt kicks off on Friday."

27 Animals Die In Fire At Hollywild Animal Park
http://www.wsav.com/story/27804107/28-animals-die-in-fire-at-hollywild-animal-park
[video]
"SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. - Dozens of animals were killed Friday in a
fire at a popular animal park in Spartanburg County."

Animal Rights Foundation of Florida to protest Ringling Bros. circus
at Amway Center
http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2015/01/08/animal-rights-foundation-of-florida-to-protest-ringling-bros-circus-at-amway-center

Va. group saves dogs from slaughter in S. Korea
http://wkbn.com/2015/01/09/va-group-saves-dogs-from-slaughter-in-s-korea/
[video]

Koala mittens needed to help bushfire victims with burnt paws
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/09/koala-mittens-needed-to-help-bushfire-victims-with-burnt-paws
"Animal welfare group provides sewing pattern for people to knit their
own as it braces for flood of animals injured in recent bushfires in
Australia"

Gogoi asked to stop animal fight during Bihu
http://zeenews.india.com/news/sci-tech/gogoi-asked-to-stop-animal-fight-during-bihu_1527479.html

Chipotle is offering free food on January 26th!
http://kfor.com/2015/01/08/chipotle-is-offering-free-food-on-january-26th/
"The catch: – of course there was one – you have to try any of their
Sofritas meals.
"The food chain recently released a new vegan option in all of its
U.S. and Canada locations."

Cornerstone's vegan offerings could convert any carnivore
http://www.guelphmercury.com/whatson-story/5249109-cornerstone-s-vegan-offerings-could-convert-any-carnivore/

Jennifer Lopez unveils fitness program: Vegan diet fueled 10-pound weight loss
http://www.examiner.com/article/jennifer-lopez-launches-fitness-program-vegan-diet-fueled-10-pound-weight-loss

Veganuary: An Omnivore's Attempt at Going Vegan for January
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/harvey-wilks/veganuary-new-year_b_6442498.html


Jan 9

Foie Gras Legal Again in California: Federal Judge Rules
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Foie-Gras-Legal-Again-in-California-Federal-Judge-Rules-287845371.html

Audit questions U.S. oversight of lab animal welfare
http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2015/01/audit-questions-u-s-oversight-lab-animal-welfare

In Our View: Ag gag
http://www.thespectrum.com/story/opinion/2015/01/07/view-ag-gag/21420147/
"Utah's 'ag-gag' law is unconstitutional. Because it targets on the
would-be whistleblowers and benefits only the special interest."

Owner says he'll 'do what's right' for Little Ricki the bear
http://www.yorkdispatch.com/breaking/ci_27277817/owner-says-hell-do-whats-right-little-ricki

Oceanside bans sale of 'puppy mill' pets
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/07/oceanside-puppy-mill-ban-adopted/

$5K reward offered in poodle abuse case
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/07/poodle-abuse-reward-offered-5000/

Edmonton's Sarah Duiker aims to increase the number of vegan options
in the city's restaurants
http://www.edmontonexaminer.com/2015/01/07/edmontons-sarah-duiker-aims-to-increase-the-number-of-vegan-options-in-the-citys-restaurants

Vegan restaurant Flora sprouts in Jenkintown
http://www.philly.com/philly/food/20150108 _Vegan_restaurant_Flora_sprouts_in_Jenkintown.html

The Secret To Vegan-Friendly Bacon? Coconut.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/08/vegan-coconut-bacon-homemade_n_6428780.html

Getting through the lobster feast as a vegan
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-vegan-month-lobster-20150107-story.html


Jan 8

(France) animal advocates killed at Charlie Hebdo
"Tribute to Charb, and Cabu, killed in the shooting, who spoke up for the Animals through their drawings. Prayers for the departed, for their families and for their co-workers ": https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152730978049930&set=a.107831194929.96217.646724929&type=1
and:
"Luce rabbit, journalist at 'charlie' and activist for animals, is in a state of shock but Safe and sound. We do not have the words to express our dismay and sorrow. Nothing can justify hatred and acts of such violence. 'charlie hebdo is the only french newspaper who dedicate every week one of his columns to the rights of Animals."
https://www.facebook.com/l214.animaux/photos/ a.395048019756.170472.350866824756/10152959539939757/?type=1&theater

California activists charged under Utah's 'ag-gag' law for
photographing pig farm
http://www.sltrib.com/news/2027490-155/california-activists-charged-under-utahs-ag-gag
"Four California activists who photographed a Circle Four pig farm in
Iron County in September may be the first defendants prosecuted under
Utah's "ag-gag" law."

Animal Abuser Binds Poodle's Muzzle With Rubber Bands
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/animal-abuser-binds-poodle-s-muzzle-rubber-bands

Garrett to serve 2 years in animal cruelty case
http://www.berkeleyind.com/article/20150107/BI01/150109816/1071/BI
"Garrett had pleaded guilty in August to a reduced count of 10 charges
of animal cruelty after more than 140 dead dog carcasses and 43 live,
severely malnourished dogs were found on his property off Howe Hall
Road near Goose Creek."

Willowick continues talks on possible circus ban
http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20150107/willowick-continues-talks-on-possible-circus-ban

PETA protests SeaWorld orca tank expansion
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/06/peta-protestors-seaworld-killer-whale-tank-project/

From Idaho to Utah, "wolf massacre" continues
http://peoplesworld.org/from-idaho-to-utah-wolf-massacre-continues/

Tougher penalties sought for animal cruelty
http://www.thelocal.at/20150107/calls-for-harsher-penalties-for-animal-cruelty
"Austrian animal rights activists and politicians are calling for
tougher sentences for animal cruelty - saying that the current penalty
of up to one year in prison is not a strong enough deterrent."

Veterinarians trying to stop stray dog shootings
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/veterinarians-trying-to-stop-stray-dog-shootings-1.2177416
[video]
"When packs of wild dogs in northern Quebec grow too large or
dangerous, police often have to shoot them. There are few
veterinarians in the towns up north, and controlling stray dog
population is a problem."

Animal-cruelty accused to undergo psychiatric review; defence plans
Charter challenge
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/accused-in-animal-cruelty-trial-to-undergo-psychiatric-review-charter-challenge

Stationmaster Tama Fund to honor animal rights activists
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001832909

Meet The Doctor Who Prescribes Vegan Diets
https://www.yahoo.com/health/meet-the-doctor-who-prescribes-vegan-diets-107329169648.html
"Robert Ostfeld, MD, the director of the Cardiac Wellness Program and
associate professor of Clinical Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center"

Meet The Vegan Artist Making Fruit And Veg Look Beautiful With Her Designs
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/01/07/raw-vegan-blonde-designs-healthy-eating_n_6428306.html

Montreal Now Has A Vegan Delivery Food Service That Will Bring Meals
Right To Your Door
http://www.mtlblog.com/2015/01/montreal-now-has-a-vegan-delivery-food-service-that-will-bring-meals-right-to-your-door/#

Vegan sushi, the elegant way
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/food/Making+sushi+miss/ 10706453/story.html

Vegan recipes to the rescue
http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/lifestyles/vegan-recipes-to-the-rescue/njhQC/
"Humane Society gala to include a three-course vegan meal."

Now open: The Vegan Cafe settles into downtown West Palm Beach
http://feastpb.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/01/07/now-open-the-vegan-cafe-settles-into-downtown-west-palm-beach/

From omnivore to vegetarian: 'No gray area'
http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/07/living/feat-vegetarian-transition-new-year/
"The truth is once we stopped eating meat all the other ingredients on
the plate take on so much more excitement."

Spoiler alert: Some of your favorite foods may be vegan
http://www.miamiherald.com/living/food-drink/edgy-veggie/article5544753.html

Vegans Will Hate This! Indulging In Real Vegan Cheese Might Make You A
Cannibal! [Video]
http://www.inquisitr.com/1734169/real-vegan-cheese-cannibalism/
"Real Vegan Cheese is using human DNA to make their brand of vegan cheese."

Seattle Company introduces new ground-breaking vegan cheese
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2427608

Plant Based Pizza Serves All-Vegan Fare
http://www.sanjose.com/2015/01/07/plant-based-pizza-serves-all-vegan-fare/


Jan 7

Animal rights group says animal deaths at John Hopkins violated law
http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-hs-hopkins-animal-complaint-20150105-story.html
Stop Animal Exploitation Now

Humane Society accuses Minnesota chicken processor of animal cruelty
http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/05/accusations-of-animal-cruelty

CNY hunting contest 'immoral' and should be banned, says animal rights group
http://www.syracuse.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2015/01/animal_rights_group _condemns_foxcoyotebobcat_hunting_contest_set_for_this_weeken.html

Neighbors defend Andrea Mikkel, Phoenix woman accused of animal cruelty
http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/north-phoenix/neighbors-defend-woman-accused-of-animal-cruelty
[video]

Baltimore County Council considers forming new animal shelter advisory group
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/north-county/bs-md-co-animal-committee-20150105-story.html

Animal Activist Files Lawsuit To Stop TNR Program In Albuquerque
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/animal-activist-files-lawsuit-stop-best-friends-tnr-program-albuquerque

Activists Outraged By 'Wrongful' Dog Euthanasia
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/01/05/activists-outraged-by-wrongful-dog-euthanasia/
[video]

Horrific scenes as bull stabbed and beaten to death at Colombian festival
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/06/horrific-scenes-as-bull-stabbed-and-beaten-to-death-at-colombian-festival
"Government officials and animal rights activists call for action
after video appears showing crowds in Turbaco, Colombia, chasing a
bull and killing it with machetes, rocks, knives and kicks."

Bosses at the Orange Rooms are looking for a new home for their
tropical fish after pressure from animal welfare campaigners
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/district/southampton/11702866. Southampton_nightclub_looking_for_new_home_for_tropical_fish_ after_animal_rights_campaign/

Polidano following animal welfare instructions on Montekristo zoo
http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/48111/polidano_following_ animal_welfare_instructions_on_montekristo_zoo#.VKxt9IrF9Hg

Veganuary: Go meat and dairy-free this January
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/goal-getter-nutrition/Veganuary-Go-meat-and-dairy-free-this-January.html

How to Be Vegan in College: Part 1
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sophie-zhu/how-to-be-vegan-in-colleg_b_6423916.html

How I gained weight as a vegan--don't let it happen to you
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/lifestyle/20150103_PopSugar_How_I_ Gained_Weight_as_a_Vegan___Don_t_Let_It_Happen_to_You.html

With diligence, vegan diet can work for an athlete
http://health.heraldtribune.com/2015/01/06/diligence-vegan-diet-can-work-athlete/

How to Make Your Own Egg Replacers for Vegan Baking
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/food-52/how-to-make-your-own-egg_b_6423016.html

PETA releases vegan starter kit for the blind
http://www.thisdishisvegetarian.com/2015/01/peta-releases-vegan-starter-kit-for.html


Jan 6

Humane Society targets Minnesota chicken processor for animal cruelty
http://www.startribune.com/business/287518951.html
"The Humane Society of the United States this morning will announce
the results of its investigation of Butterfield Foods, a company about
45 miles southwest of Mankato that processes hens that are no longer
commercially useful for egg laying."

Cory Booker's animal-rights extremsim
http://nypost.com/2015/01/04/cory-bookers-animal-rights-extremsim/
[NY Post needs spell check]

School District Administrator Charged With Dog Fighting, Animal
Cruelty, Child Abuse
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/school-district-administrator-charged-dog-fighting-animal-cruelty-child-abus

Wisconsin Bowhunter Gets Attacked By Deer He Shot With Arrow --
Internet Reacts In A Big Way
http://www.inquisitr.com/1728647/wisconsin-bowhunter-gets-attacked-by-deer-he-shot-with-arrow-internet-reacts-in-a-big-way/

Animal rights group sues to free black bear 'Little Ricki' caged
outside ice cream parlor
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015/01/05/Animal-rights-group-sues-to-free-black-bear-Little-Ricki-caged-outside-ice-cream-parlor/2851420466186/

Wolf Population Unchanged After Controversial Idaho Hunting Contest
http://www.newsweek.com/wolf-population-unchanged-after-controversial-idaho-hunting-contest-296780

Hernando County deputies say they found a child covered in animal
feces, living in filth
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-citrus-hernando/hernando-county-deputies-say-they-found-a-child-covered-in-animal-feces-living-in-filth

MCSO investigating zebras, other animals reportedly involved in
Phoenix animal cruelty situation
http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/mcso-investigating-zebras-other-animals-reportedly-involved-in-phoenix-animal-cruelty-situation

Author makes case to avoid eating animals
http://www.agweek.com/event/article/id/24731/
"The Modern Savage: Our Unthinking Decision to Eat Animals."

All Forms Of Life Are Sacred
http://www.countercurrents.org/hedges050115.htm

A Woman With Heart: Emma Page and Animal Rights
http://www.thurstontalk.com/2015/01/05/emma-page-olympia-history/

Europe should embrace a cosmopolitan approach to animal rights
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2015/01/05/europe-should-embrace-a-cosmopolitan-approach-to-animal-rights/

Nearly Fifty Wild Apes Found In Trunk Of Chinese Car
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/nearly-fifty-wild-apes-found-trunk-chinese-car

The Non-Human Rights Movement Is Exciting, But We Must Tread Carefully
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/georgina-allen/non-human-rights_b_6412274.html

Meatless Monday: Kickstarting Veganuary
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-kanner/meatless-monday-kickstart_b_6397122.html

Magic Vegan Bacon Grease May Be The Weirdest Vegan Food Yet
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/05/magic-vegan-bacon-grease_n_6400322.html

Your Sugar Might Be Made With Animal Bones. Sorry, Vegans.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/29/sugar-vegan-bone-char-yikes_n_6391496.html

Veggie Chef: What Do Vegans Eat?
http://wvtf.org/post/veggie-chef-what-do-vegans-eat

Vegan pub opens in Toronto
http://www.blogto.com/announcements/2015/01/ vegan_pub_opens_in_toronto/

How 'healthy' is the all-new White Castle veggie slider?
http://www.app.com/story/entertainment/dining/2015/01/05/white-castle/21298607/


Jan 5

Sarah Palin to PETA: 'At least Trig didn't eat the dog'
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/sarah-palin-peta-113947.html

Circus protests at Amalie Arena
http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2015/01/04/circus-protests-at-amalie-arena/21267749/

Before killing a rhinoceros bull, a hunter faces anger, death threats
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/before-killing-a-rhinoceros-bull-a-hunter-faces-anger-death-threats/2015/01/03/07601924-8a13-11e4-9e8d-0c687bc18da4_story.html

BEYONCE CRITICISED BY ANIMAL RIGHTS GROUPS AFTER FEEDING A TIGER AND
RIDING AN ELEPHANT IN THAILAND
http://www.sugarscape.com/celebs/news/a1073787/beyonce-criticised-animal-rights-groups-feeding-tiger-riding-elephant-thailand/

Satanists sacrificing animals in Bolivia, activists say
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2015/01/04/satanists-sacrificing-animals-in-bolivia-activists-say/

Elephant sale sparks firestorm in Zimbabwe
http://nehandaradio.com/2015/01/04/elephant-sale-sparks-firestorm-zimbabwe/

'Test-tube steak' could be coming to your plate soon
http://www.timesofisrael.com/test-tube-steak-coming-to-your-plate-soon-says-israeli-activist/
"Meat grown in a lab may soon be carnivores' best option, as Tel Aviv
University launches a pioneering feasibility study"

How to solve animal abuse? Education and prosecution
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150104/local/How-to-solve-animal-abuse-Education-and-prosecution.550506
[video]
"There is no register of the kinds of animals present in Malta. The
only control in place is that animals imported from abroad need to
have a passport showing they came through Customs and border
inspection, and were checked by a vet."

Activists rescue pigs from illegal slaughter
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Activists-rescue-pigs-from-illegal-slaughter/articleshow/45754812.cms

Animal rights activists protest against AstraZeneca in Cambridge
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Animal-rights-activists-protest-AstraZeneca/story-25803257-detail/story.html



Jan 4

Organizations help financially struggling pet owners
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/bs-md-pet-food-banks-20150102-story.html
[Baltimore Humane Society]
"They may not be feeding grain-free, vegan food, but they're getting
that animal into the vet."

Wolf Hunting Event Breeds Controversy in Idaho
http://www.newsweek.com/wolf-hunting-event-breeds-controversy-idaho-296390

Animal-rights activists blast Ridgewood Councilman Mike Sedon over his
bear hunt remarks
http://www.northjersey.com/news/animal-rights-activists-blast-ridgewood-councilman-mike-sedon-over-his-bear-hunt-remarks-1.1185360

SeaWorld copes amid PETA pressure on whales
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2015/01/03/seaworld-entertainment-sea-world-orcas-killer-whales-peta/21115585/

New stray animal rule upsets PETA
http://www.kare11.com/story/news/local/2015/01/02/new-stray-animal-rule-upsets-peta/21212375/
[video]
"The new ordinance states public or private shelters may not euthanize
animals that are healthy or treatable without first seeking placement
of the animal at every rescue shelter on a city registry."

Counties eye trap-neuter-return programs to cut shelter costs
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/lake/os-trap-neuter-release-cats-20150103-story.html

Union Co. ends use of gas chamber for animal shelter euthanasia
http://www.thestate.com/2015/01/02/3905319/union-co-ends-use-of-gas-chamber.html

Charlotte Wonjah Arrested For Aggravated Child Abuse And Animal
Cruelty After Beating Son And Killing Family Dog
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/charlotte-wonjah-arrested-aggravated-child-abuse-and-animal-cruelty-after-be

Judge orders Easley Chihuahua retuned to original owner
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/pickens-county/2015/01/02/judge-orders-easley-chihuahua-retuned-original-owner/21210815/

Only 120 inspectors check U.S. dog breeding operations
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/investigations/ 2015/01/03/inspectors-dog-breeders/21201649/

Should Primates Have the Same Rights as Humans?
http://bigthink.com/praxis/should-primates-have-the-rights-of-persons
"Last month, a court in Argentina took up the case of Sandra, a
29-year-old who has been held captive all her life."

No furry business
http://www.thehindu.com/features/magazine/ingrid-newkirk-no-furry-business/article6748548.ece
"Ingrid Newkirk, PETA founder, talks about animal rights, during a
protest outside a fast food outlet in Mumbai."

Video: Animal rights activist Janet Olson says she speaks out for
those who can't
http://www.theprovince.com/news/fraser-valley/Video+Animal+rights+activist+Janet+Olson+says+speaks+ those/10697546/story.html
"Animal Activist Janet Olson addresses the media outside provincial
court in Surrey during a break in her sentencing hearing for theft and
break and enter. She took dogs she believed had been abused or
neglected."

Welfare group welcomes sticky rodent trap ban
http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/welfare-group-welcomes-sticky-rodent-trap-ban/

Watch: Animal rights campaigner sticks 2,500 needles into her back
http://www.independent.ie/world-news/and-finally/watch-animal-rights-campaigner-sticks-2500-needles-into-her-back-30879746.html
"Colombia animal rights campaigner Fanny Pachon, said she was so
angered by the local traditional bullfighting festivals, that she had
some 2,500 needles put in her back to protest cruelty against bulls.
She said it was an "almost act of desperation.""

New vegan food delivery service from Forks Over Knives
http://www.examiner.com/article/new-vegan-food-delivery-service-from-forks-over-knives
"Forks Over Knives announced this morning, January 2, 2015, their meal
delivery service, Fresh Meals-To-Your-Door. The company is now
accepting orders for the Mid-Atlantic states of the country (see
below) with deliveries beginning January 16, 2015."

Longmont woman goes vegan indefinitely following New Year's resolution
http://www.timescall.com/lifestyles/ci_27238771/longmont-woman-goes-vegan-indefinitely-following-new-years

Over 10,000 People Worldwide Celebrating Veganuary
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2015/01/02/over-10000-people-worldwide-celebrate-veganuary/
#Veganuary


Add 1-month vegan challenge to New Year's resolution list
http://www.latimes.com/la-he-eatvegan-20150103-story.html
#Veganuary

Personal trainers bring organic food store to West Covina
http://www.sgvtribune.com/lifestyle/20150102/personal-trainers-bring-organic-food-store-to-west-covina

Meatless Mondays start at Good Earth Market Jan. 6
http://capegazette.villagesoup.com/p/meatless-mondays-start-at-good-earth-market-jan-6/1285373


Jan 3

Organizations help financially struggling pet owners
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/bs-md-pet-food-banks-20150102-story.html
[Baltimore Humane Society]
"They may not be feeding grain-free, vegan food, but they're getting
that animal into the vet."

Wolf Hunting Event Breeds Controversy in Idaho
http://www.newsweek.com/wolf-hunting-event-breeds-controversy-idaho-296390

Animal-rights activists blast Ridgewood Councilman Mike Sedon over his
bear hunt remarks
http://www.northjersey.com/news/animal-rights-activists-blast-ridgewood-councilman-mike-sedon-over-his-bear-hunt-remarks-1.1185360

SeaWorld copes amid PETA pressure on whales
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2015/01/03/seaworld-entertainment-sea-world-orcas-killer-whales-peta/21115585/

New stray animal rule upsets PETA
http://www.kare11.com/story/news/local/2015/01/02/new-stray-animal-rule-upsets-peta/21212375/
[video]
"The new ordinance states public or private shelters may not euthanize
animals that are healthy or treatable without first seeking placement
of the animal at every rescue shelter on a city registry."

Counties eye trap-neuter-return programs to cut shelter costs
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/lake/os-trap-neuter-release-cats-20150103-story.html

Union Co. ends use of gas chamber for animal shelter euthanasia
http://www.thestate.com/2015/01/02/3905319/union-co-ends-use-of-gas-chamber.html

Charlotte Wonjah Arrested For Aggravated Child Abuse And Animal
Cruelty After Beating Son And Killing Family Dog
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/charlotte-wonjah-arrested-aggravated-child-abuse-and-animal-cruelty-after-be

Judge orders Easley Chihuahua retuned to original owner
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/pickens-county/2015/01/02/judge-orders-easley-chihuahua-retuned-original-owner/21210815/

Only 120 inspectors check U.S. dog breeding operations
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/investigations/ 2015/01/03/inspectors-dog-breeders/21201649/

Should Primates Have the Same Rights as Humans?
http://bigthink.com/praxis/should-primates-have-the-rights-of-persons
"Last month, a court in Argentina took up the case of Sandra, a
29-year-old who has been held captive all her life."

No furry business
http://www.thehindu.com/features/magazine/ingrid-newkirk-no-furry-business/article6748548.ece
"Ingrid Newkirk, PETA founder, talks about animal rights, during a
protest outside a fast food outlet in Mumbai."

Video: Animal rights activist Janet Olson says she speaks out for
those who can't
http://www.theprovince.com/news/fraser-valley/Video+Animal+rights+activist+Janet+Olson+says+speaks+those/ 10697546/story.html
"Animal Activist Janet Olson addresses the media outside provincial
court in Surrey during a break in her sentencing hearing for theft and
break and enter. She took dogs she believed had been abused or
neglected."

Welfare group welcomes sticky rodent trap ban
http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/welfare-group-welcomes-sticky-rodent-trap-ban/

Watch: Animal rights campaigner sticks 2,500 needles into her back
http://www.independent.ie/world-news/and-finally/watch-animal-rights-campaigner-sticks-2500-needles-into-her-back-30879746.html
"Colombia animal rights campaigner Fanny Pachon, said she was so
angered by the local traditional bullfighting festivals, that she had
some 2,500 needles put in her back to protest cruelty against bulls.
She said it was an "almost act of desperation.""

New vegan food delivery service from Forks Over Knives
http://www.examiner.com/article/new-vegan-food-delivery-service-from-forks-over-knives
"Forks Over Knives announced this morning, January 2, 2015, their meal
delivery service, Fresh Meals-To-Your-Door. The company is now
accepting orders for the Mid-Atlantic states of the country (see
below) with deliveries beginning January 16, 2015."

Longmont woman goes vegan indefinitely following New Year's resolution
http://www.timescall.com/lifestyles/ci_27238771/longmont-woman-goes-vegan-indefinitely-following-new-years

Over 10,000 People Worldwide Celebrating Veganuary
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2015/01/02/over-10000-people-worldwide-celebrate-veganuary/
#Veganuary


Add 1-month vegan challenge to New Year's resolution list
http://www.latimes.com/la-he-eatvegan-20150103-story.html
#Veganuary

Personal trainers bring organic food store to West Covina
http://www.sgvtribune.com/lifestyle/20150102/personal-trainers-bring-organic-food-store-to-west-covina

Meatless Mondays start at Good Earth Market Jan. 6
http://capegazette.villagesoup.com/p/meatless-mondays-start-at-good-earth-market-jan-6/1285373


Jan 2

Bid in New York to extend legal rights to chimps fails, again
http://news.yahoo.com/bid-york-extend-legal-rights-chimps-fails-again-215943098.html
"Less than a month after a New York state appeals court ruled that
chimpanzees do not have legal rights and cannot be released from
captivity, a case involving a second chimp has been dismissed."

Animal rights groups slam Sarah Palin
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/sarah-palin-peta-criticism-113928.html

Snowmachiner says he and buddies dug moose out of avalanche in Hatcher Pass
http://www.adn.com/article/20150101/snowmachiner-says-he-and-buddies-dug-moose-out-avalanche-hatcher-pass

Laramie woman accused of suffocating cats
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/laramie-woman-accused-of-suffocating-cats/article_9f013856-a3ce-59d0-b620-98054f59b3d2.html

New diet guidelines might pull back from meat
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/new-diet-guidelines-might-pull-back-from-meat/2015/01/02/6610846a-92ae-11e4-a66f-0ca5037a597d_story.html
"A panel that advises the Agriculture Department appears set to
recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own
health, but also for the environment. That means that when the latest
version of the government's dietary guidelines comes out, it may push
even harder than it has in recent years for people to choose more
fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and other plant-based foods --
at the expense of meat."

A month without yogurt; giving the vegan life a try
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-month-vegan-20141231-story.html

Beyonce and McConaughey are Vegan Until 6pm: The VB6 Plan Lets You
Ease into Veganism
http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/01/beyonce-and-mcconaughey-are-vegan-until-6pm-the-vb6-plan-lets-you-ease-into-veganism/

Phoenix restaurant has second-best juicy burger on Buzzfeed list
http://ktar.com/22/1783373/Phoenix-restaurant-has-secondbest-juicy-burger-on-Buzzfeed-list
"Green ... is a 100 percent vegan restaurant that features
american-style comfort food."

Animal rights legislation took huge steps forward in 2014
http://fox8.com/2014/12/31/animal-rights-legislation-took-huge-steps-forward-in-2014/
[video]

Sarah Palin's son Trig Palin uses family dog as a foot stool, she
congratulates him in Facebook gaffe
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/sarah-palins-son-trig-palin-uses-family-dog-as-a-foot-stool-she-congratulates-him-in-facebook-gaffe/story-fngwib2y-1227173207347

PETA Calls for Federal Investigation of Ringling Bros. Circus
http://laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2367634&CategoryId=13936

Search for person dumping animal parts in Taylor
http://www.wxyz.com/news/search-for-person-dumping-animal-parts-in-taylor
[video]

Dog breeding inspections increase after taking heat
http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/local/2015/01/01/dog-breeding-inspections-increase-taking-heat/21165507/

More room for chickens likely means costlier eggs
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/article5301165.html
"FRESNO The new year is expected to bring rising chicken egg prices
across the U.S. as California starts requiring farmers to house hens
in cages with enough space to move around and stretch their wings."

Young-Williams Animal Center kicks off 'Happy Neuter Year' campaign
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/local-news/youngwilliams-animal-center-kicks-off-happy-neuter-year-campaign_34045402

Into the wild: The souls of zoo animals
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2014/11/28/the-souls-of-animals/

China Focus: Law revision on captured animals
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2015-01/01/c_133891231.htm

Vet abandoned in wilderness and forced to find way home to highlight
problem of stray dogs
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/vet-abandoned-in-wilderness-and-forced-to-find-way-home-to-highlight-problem-of-stray-dogs-30875802.html
[video]
"An animal welfare charity has warned that thousands of dogs are being
abandoned in the UK and Ireland every year."

Lab animal use at UBC declined by 5 per cent in 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/animal+declined+cent+2013/ 10695054/story.html
"The number of animals used in scientific research at the University
of B.C. dipped by almost five per cent in 2013 from the previous year,
though there was a slight increase in the more invasive and painful
categories of research, according to a recently released disclosure
statement."

Woman walks dog while sitting in her Mercedes
http://www.thelocal.at/20150101/woman-walks-dog-sitting-in-her-mercedes
"The animal rights group Association Against Animal Cruelty (VGT)
filed a complaint with the district authorities in Baden, against the
woman whose car bore a Tulln number plate."

Veganuary 2015: 30-day Vegan Challenge for the New Year
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/cleanplatecharlie/2015/01/ veganuary_2015_30-day_vegan_challenge_for_the_new_year.php

Looking for a change? 'Vegan Vitality' shows how
http://www.expressnews.com/food/article/Looking-for-a-change-Vegan-Vitality-shows-how-5985690.php

Vegan lickin' good
http://www.jpost.com/Not-Just-News/Vegan-lickin-good-386348

German Neo-Nazis Embrace Vegan Cooking, Techno Music, Stylish Clothes
http://time.com/3651965/german-nazis-vegan-techno/

Eating Vegan at Disney World: It's Easier Than You Think
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/shortorder/2015/01/eating_vegan_at_ disney_world_its_easier_than_youd_think_draft.php

Vegan Diet: Is meat-eating boxer weaker without it?
http://www.fightsaga.com/news/item/5112-Vegan-Diet-Is-meat-eating-boxer-weaker-without-it
"Should Bradley reacquaint himself with the Vegan Diet?"

Are You Vitamin B12 Deficient? (And Does It Matter?)
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1174488-are-you-vitamin-b12-deficient-and-does-it-matter/

Leicester Vegan Challenge: Are you up for it?
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Leicester-Vegan-Challenge/story-25793293-detail/story.html


Jan 1

Reflecting On The Year In Animals
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/reflecting-year-animals

Lawsuit seeks new home for York County's best-known bear
http://www.yorkdispatch.com/breaking/ci_27231031/lawsuit-seeks-new-home-york-countys-best-known
[video]

Man dies after being shot by officer outside animal shelter
http://www.abc3340.com/story/27737802/man-dies-after-being-shot-by-officer-outside-animal-shelter
"Authorities have said the man became disorderly after he dropped off
a stray animal and was asked to show identification."

#4 News Story-City council votes down proposed circus ordinance
http://www.lovelycitizen.com/story/2152022.html

A win for animal rights activists
http://www.kspr.com/news/local/a-win-for-animal-rights-activists/21051620_30468272
[video]
"Ozarks man sentenced after pleading guilty to intentionally killing a goose"

Grand Canyon's Lone Gray Wolf May Have Been Shot
http://news.discovery.com/animals/endangered-species/grand-canyons-lone-gray-wolf-may-have-been-shot-141231.htm

Disgust at hunters animal torture
http://famagusta-gazette.com/disgust-at-hunters-animal-torture-p27078-69.htm
"THERE has been outrage after the brutal torture of a hare by a local
hunter was revealed in a YouTube video."
...
"Both the Green Party and Animal Party Cyprus expressed outrage at a incident."

British Web Site Urges Visitors To Try Veganism In First Month of 2015
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/12/31/british-web-site-urges-visitors-to-try-veganism-in-first-month-of-2015/
#Veganuary


How Veganuary Can Help You Go Vegan for a Full Month
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/veganuary-vegan-full-month/story?id=27924338
#Veganuary


3 ways to try out a vegan January
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/3-ways-to-try-out-a-vegan-January.html

Vegan delivery service statewide
http://www.journalnow.com/home_food/food/tidbits/vegan-delivery-service-statewide/article_2a16d880-9059-11e4-b38b-ab7eecb597d9.html
"Nourish, a company based in Charlotte that delivers vegan meals to
people's homes, has expanded its service statewide."

White Castle's Craver Nation finally open to vegetarians and vegans
http://inhabitat.com/white-castles-craver-nation-finally-open-to-vegetarians-and-vegans/
Read more: White Castle's Craver Nation finally open to vegetarians
and vegans | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco
Architecture, Green Building
"Despite the efforts White Castle has taken to keep their veggie
sliders sacred, they've fallen short in one important area: the bun.
Currently, the bun sold with the veggie sliders is technically not
even vegetarian, as it contains l-cysteine which is derived from duck
feathers. Hopefully, vegetarians and vegans within driving distance of
a White Castle restaurant will make their voices heard, and be
rewarded with a fluffy new vegan bun to accompany their fast food
indulgences."

Northeastern grad launches vegan eBook to help college students
http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2014/12/30/northeastern-grad-launches-vegan-ebook-help-college-students/Ux9gkcdzPw0uCio1UJH6DI/story.html

For SortaSausage creator, life's taught reinvention
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/local/ silverton/2014/12/31/sortasausage-creator-lifes-taught-reinvention/20880649/

Former East Village fro-yo shop now DF Mavens' vegan ice cream
http://www.amny.com/eat-and-drink/df-mavens-opens-in-the-east-village-1.9760387

Turkish food group to produce vegan products after halal, kosher
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-food-group-to-produce-vegan-products-after-halal-kosher-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=76292&NewsCatID=344

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