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It’s Paul Shapiro’s Animal News You Can Use! Yay, Paul! Yay, animals!
It’s also go-time in New Jersey, where we expect a vote very soon in the state senate on a gestation crate ban. If you live in or near the Garden State and can come volunteer for a couple days (or more!) to help make history within the next 10 days, please reply saying so!
Need incentive to come join us in NJ? Politically conservative commentator Andrew Sullivan has a potent piece out this week in which he says the pork industry keeps animals in “concentration camps.”
On your way to (or from) NJ, you may want to stop in Philly. Why? The Philadelphia Inquirer has nice coverage of the city’s embrace of Meatless Mondays. (And for those who don’t live in the mid-Atlantic region, Emory University in Atlanta is the latest to get on the meat-free bandwagon, too!)
Maybe not directly farm animal-related, but since our species often likes to exalt itself, it can’t hurt to remind ourselves that there’s more out there’s more out there than just us. Scientists now say there are tens of billions of earth-like planets in our galaxy alone. : - )
P.S. Video of the week Couldn’t believe it was real at first, but this cat and owl really do seem to be friends.