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05/28/2010

BABY BEAVERS!!!!!!!!! Even better, they’re TWINS!!!!!!!!

They are TWO WEEKS OLD and they are the first beavers born in England in 350 years! They’re part of a program meant to reintroduce beavers to the country after awful jerkface humans hunted them to extinction in the 17th century. Charming! They were born at the Wildwood Discovery Park, where you can actually go see them, because beavers take TWO YEARS to mature into adults.

LOVE YOU BABY BEAVERS!

(link via Popbitch)

05/07/2010

You should all watch The Rachel Maddow Show, so you can learn that the largest dam in the world is located in Canada and was built over a period of 35 years by beavers! Clever, adorable, wonderful beavers! In a lovely, remote area of Alberta, far away from prying humans and their insatiable need to take beavers’ trees and kill them because we are destruction machines.

Hooray for beavers, and the dam you can see from space!

12/18/2009

Rest stops for beavers, delicious trichinosis, hating on bacon, Tamale Fest and more in this week’s link-o-rama!  »

Vegan Tamale Fest at Papalote on Saturday!!!! Yes! That’s tomorrow, Dec. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. at the 3409 24th St. at Valencia Street location. Bay Area vegans, you are obligated to show up and eat as many tamales as you possibly can. Then, buy more to take home and freeze. Where there’s demand, there’ll be supply!

Wir liebe euch, beavers! Berlin cares about its minuscule beaver population—made up of younger beavers who’d left the rural colony to seek their fortunes in the capital—so much that the city built them a rest stop in the Spree river. Consider my heart warmed.

Let’s be friends on Facebook, anti-bacon vegans.

Sweden’s burning of 3,000 wild rabbits as an alternate to heating oil is the number-one “Oddball News Story” of 2009? You crazy (asshole) for this one, Time.

If asked to design a USB stick that was “neutral in appearance and lack[ed] emotional appeal,” would you cover it in real animal fur? No? That actually makes you sick to your stomach? Get out of my aesthetics.

I use that “the world is fucked" tag for almost every link-o-rama, because of things like this slide show of Ringling Bros. “trainers” using electrical shocks to “teach” baby elephants “fun circus tricks.” Humans are the best!!!

Dang it you guys, San Francisco is running out of sourdough bakeries. I have no idea, but it’s true. Looks like 2010 is the year of getting some starter and learning to make your own sourdough loaves.

Thanks to Kim Flournoy for the creamless creamed spinach recipe the Obamas reportedly love! Sweet winter spinach sounds delicious.

Omega-3 is good for the brain and the body, and readily available for human consumption via a little fish called the menhaden. So let’s eat them all up RIGHT NOW and never mind the consequences!

People used to get trichinosis all the time from eating pigs; now they get it from eating bears. BEARS. Also walruses, deer, cougar, and wild boar (Pollan!). The solution, according to a scientists at the CDC: keep eating bear! Just use a meat thermometer, OK?

Animal studies have shown that diets lower in protein lead to longer lives. Is this a net win for us who don’t eat meat, or a net loss because all the fucking studies were performed on fucking animals who didn’t sign up to live in a lab on reduced rations? Yes, I’m even against experiments on fruit flies. It’s called compassion, asshole.

The Drakes Bay Oyster Farm was caught farming clams in a harbor seal refuge. Good move, guys; is there anything stupider than angering Marin environmentalists?

Vegansaurus contributor Zoë Stagg discusses cruelty-free (Christian) holidays with Eve of the SF Appeal at VidSF!

Finally, how about a recipe for vegan caramels laced with cardamom from Manifest: Vegan? Sounds amazing.

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