Top 10 links of the week: a hoverboard adventure through veganism!  »

[Funny idea and video from WWF. Can’t see the video? Watch it on]

Guess what! Ecorazzi tells us that fewer dogs and cats are being euthanized in the United States! Holler! Go spay and neuter programs, get your progress on!

The Humane Society is having an event in D.C. next weekend! You should go!

Remember that awful pig farm video? It got Safeway and some others to stop buying pigs from that supplier! One down, a zillion to go.

On July 28, Animal Planet is going to show a Gulf Oil Spill special! Let’s watch it and get depressed. Stone cold bummer.

Corgis on A-ha.

"Grizzly Bear In Yellowstone National Park Was Just Protecting Cubs, Say Park Rangers." Yay park rangers! Huffpo has the story.

Fish are totally eating a shit-ton of plastic. What can we do? What do you do to reduce your plastic usage? I need help.

Over at Grist, read about “The Most Important Fish in the Sea" and how Virginia is a jerk.

Chick-Fil-A says it’s cow appreciation day? And that means we should eat chicken? Hardy har har!

The Telegraph has some super-funny animal pictures by photographer Joanne Williams! See monkey below.


Eleven-year-old raises $150,000 for Gulf Coast birds. What have you done for me lately?  »

Damn, 11-year-old, way to make us look bad! Olivia, a young bird-lover, was totally saddened by the images of pelicans and other birds covered in oil after the BP oil spill and wanted to do something about it! So she offered her services to the Audubon Society:

Dear Audubon Society:

As you all are aware of, the oil spill in the Gulf is devistating [sic]. My mom has already donated a lot of money to help, but I have an idea that may also help. I am a decent drawer, and I was wondering if I could sell some bird paintings and give the profits to your organization.

OMGJesus how adorable? Olivia started selling her bird paintings and sold 500 in three weeks, garnering over $150,000. She’s now illustrated a book, Olivia’s Birds, the proceeds of which go to the Audubon Society’s conservation program. What the hell was I doing when I was 11? Watching Jem and eating Fundip. What a jerk.


Vegan sneaks for a good cause  »

Check it out! For the month of September, my favorite vegan sneaker company, Keep, and online store will donate proceeds (not sure how much) from the sale of Keep sneakers to Greenpeace to help clean up the Gulf oil spill. Huzzah!

Keep made me sad when they stopped offering the insane variety of color and pattern choices they used to have. Seriously, it was crazy; they had like 12 different color choices for each sneaker and I loved it. Now they only offer a few choices for each sneak! Lame! But they are still the dopest vegan sneakers around and I still love them. But guess what? It looks like has some of the old sneaker models Keep doesn’t sell anymore! Exciting! To me! I have these fly-ass shoes, “The Nuss,” (pictured left) which Keep still sells but not in this pattern anymore. These shoes are the hotness and I get like a million compliments an hour when I wear them. I like to call them my Pacific Northwest skater shoes. Get ‘em while they’re hot!

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