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It’s Paul Shapiro’s Animal News You Can Use! Yay, Paul! Yay, animals! (Also, I forgot to post last week’s ANYCU so that will prob pop up later. My bad!)
Are you enjoying an August break? Well, the summer congressional recess has been anything but restful for Iowa Republican Steve King, with massive opposition mounting to his anti-animal farm bill amendment. Check out my new Huffington Post piece on it and feel free to leave a comment.
On another federal front, HSUS and a group of environmental and food safety advocates continue to fight the good fight and are teaming up to sue the EPA for not collecting information on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
You may have heard of the promising plant-based start-up food company with financial backing from Bill Gates, Hampton Creek. HSUS’s award-winning magazine, All Animals, has a nice feature on the company. And in a telling editorial, the new Egg Industry magazine discusses the threat the company poses to its industry, stating that “Competition from egg substitutes is a good way of reminding egg producers that people don’t have to eat eggs; they have choices.”
Have a great weekend, friends!
P.S. Video of the week: Like watching animals on trampolines? What if they’re not just dogs and cats, but farm animals and yes, even a bison? You’ve been forewarned.
Top 10 links of the week! An edifying ramble through veganism! »
Per usual, I slipped up last week, so this spans a couple weeks. Leave me alone, I have a real job!
National Geographic has a nice infograph about the LEGAL wildlife trade in Asia. It’s ill. I would have posted it but it’s too big to post the whole thing so go check it out.
From One Green Planet, vegan wine pairings! I love my wine and you know this.
Grist wonders, is Idaho a safe haven for CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Operation)? Damn, Idaho, that’s whack.
Wildlife officials in upstate New York “are squealing over ‘captive hunts’ upstate that have flooded three counties with out-of-control feral hogs.” Squealing.
This is kind of a big deal but I don’t have time to write a good post on it so maybe it can be our discussion topic: A new economics study confirms Namibian seal-watching is worth 300 percent more than seal hunting. I’ve heard of things like this before, where like safari-type tourist things could be worth more than elephant ivory and whale-watching could bring in more cash money than whale-killing. Have you guys? Seems pretty awesome. There should be an organization that JUST focuses on this. Money makes the world go round!
Our favorite guilt-ridden omni, Sami Grover from Treehugger, says all the meat eaters should eat less meat! It’s totes true.
Vegan Mainstream says our Laura is a vegan mover and shaker! That Laura, she’s so lovable. And foul-mouthed.
Gothamist taste-tested the Dun-Well faux-gras donut and the foie gras donut, and the dudes who made the actual dead-goose-liver pastry were all, The fake one is good, but we won’t be making a vegan version ourselves because vegans have “a FUBU mentality when it comes to vegan delights.” Which, buddy, do you know how much more business you would get if you offered novelty fancy vegan food? So much.
Refinery29, of which my favorite ex-boyfriend is a founding member, has a nice vegan shoe list: 12 Vegan Shoes That Aren’t Fugly. Some of the usual suspects, but several I hadn’t seen! And YOU KNOW I seen a lot of shoes. I like those first loafers, buy them for me.