vegansaurus!

08/23/2011

Inmates take care of homeless kitties! I’m a big believer in rehabilitation—which is totally not how our jails are designed—and I think programs like this could help. Puppies Behind Bars and other programs have proven very successful in terms of therapeutic qualities. I saw a TV show about a dog training program in a juvenile detention center and it was just awesome. The warden or whatever really believed in trying to rehabilitate the kids and saw the dog training as a great way to both instill discipline and open the kids up emotionally. One of the kids was saying that one of the hardest things he had to learn in the program was how to show affection. You have to show the dog affection for successful training but many of these boys had never had anyone treat them with affection. It was very interesting. Oh, and see what our Mark said about Operation Second Chance, it’s about more dogs with jobs! Behind bars! 

07/07/2011

If you’re going to get arrested, do it in San Francisco  »

According to SF Weekly, you can get vegan food in the San Francisco County jails! Here’s how it happened

According to Eileen Hirst, chief of staff at the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, S.F. County jails didn’t always have vegan meals. “In the mid-’90s, the organization PETA S.F. activists* was demonstrating outside Neiman Marcus,” she tells SF Weekly. “A large group was arrested, and they asked for vegan meals.” Sheriff Michael Hennessey looked into getting vegan meals for the PETA protesters, and found that it could be easily done.

So thanks to the PETA protesters local activists, S.F. jails now serve vegan meals. “Vegans do get arrested from time to time, so we never thought of ending [the vegan meals] even though the fur protests are over,” Hirst says.

Vegan food other places? Not so much. Something to think about when you plan your next crime spree.


Kitty in jail photo by phphoto2010 on Flickr.com. Kitty are you sad about no vegan food?

*including the amazing Anita Carswell, a force of nature not to be messed with!!

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