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It’s Paul Shapiro’s weekly dose of all things animals! Yes!
It’s almost Thanksgiving…Wondering how most turkeys are treated? Check out the newly-released Mercy For Animals investigation documenting appalling abuse of turkeys raised for Butterball.
(You may also want to take a look at this week’s NY Times’ major feature on vegetarian Thanksgvings.)
Finally, if you’ve got some time and want a fascinating read, here’s Washington Monthly’s new feature, “Obama’s Game of Chicken.” As they bill the story: “The untold story of how the administration tried to stand up to big agricultural companies on behalf of independent farmers, and lost.”
Video of the week: Not quite the lion and lamb laying down, but at least the dog and the fawn…
It’s a CHICKEN sitting on a DOG, via COK. I give up! The internet wins! I feel like the only way things could get cuter is if they were sitting on top of an elephant and if THAT happened, I honestly would kill myself because that’s IT. That is IT.
UPDATE: Annie has been found! YAY!!!!
San Francisco! We got a missing dog! We must reunite Annie with her Chill Pill!
Here’s the info:
Annie, 4 year old Irish Terrier.
Very sweet, but shy. Last seen late last night (Thurs., March 4) on the corner of Walnut and Pacific, jumping into the Presidio. If sighted or found, please call:
(415) 309-9710 (415) 776-9324 (415) 922-5040
No need for to freak because that’s a rubber chicken, yall. Actually, only need for vegans to freak is over THAT FUCKING AWESOME DOG and THAT FUCKING BEAUTIFUL BRIDGE. <3 San Francisco today.
That cat is all, “UGH I HATE TO CUDDLE AFTER YOU ARE SO NEEDY.” But not really because that’s more disgusting than anything else. Also, if there is ever a movie made about Star Jones and her gay ex-husband, these two should play them.
Just got this photo from the incomparable Pali at Rocket Dog Rescue. She was driving back from rescuing 5 dogs (!!!) at the shelter and this is one of them, a sweet hound doggy dude. Or lady*. Either way, adopt shim!
*We’re not sure because we failed to ask, too busy being hysterical over the cuteness because GODDAMN.
Merry Christmas! We love you!