Paul Shapiro presents: The Meatless Revolution, vegan men, and Wendy’s makes some changes! »
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Happy Meatless Monday! TIME’s great new feature, “The Meatless (and Less Meat) Revolution,” may make you even happier.
More good news: Wendy’s is joining McDonald’s in requiring pork suppliers to outline their plans to end the use of gestation crates. And on that topic, the Kansas City Star has a good story entitled “Humane Society says Seaboard dishonest about its treatment of hogs.”
Yes, even more good news: Major dairy industry trade publication Hoard’s Dairyman editorialized in favor of ending tail-docking of dairy cows.
And here’s a compelling piece in The Atlantic by a former HSUS undercover investigator about his views on ag-gag laws.
Finally, as both a man and a vegan, I’m apparently qualified to do a live twitter chat about vegan men, hosted by VegNews Magazine, this Wed at 9pm ET (I’m @pshapiro on twitter). Hope to see you there!
P.S. Photo of the week:
Yes, I met Angela from “The Office.” Turns out she really does have a cat (and she’s very nice). And for your video this week: No dancing goat, but rather a trailer for a provocative new film I’m glad to be interviewed in: Speciesism The Movie.
You can follow Paul on Twitter at @pshapiro.
Meatless Monday Unicorn, you always know just what to say. Such a romantic!
Make sure you remind your omnivorous homies that it’s time for Meatless Monday once again! You can send this handy MMU reminder from flickr.
Hey, it’s the Meatless Monday Unicorn! Welcome back, player! You are so full of love.
Who wants to be his Valentine? Maybe you or a nice omni you know? Send the MMU's Valentine message to the omnis in your life so they don't forget about Meatless Monday! And so they know the MMU loves them!
Oh, Meatless Monday Unicorn! What a good idea! I should have included that in our gift guide.
Send this special holiday message to your omni friends and family to remind them it’s Meatless Monday tomorrow.
Paul Shapiro presents: Animal News You Can Use! »
This is from the mighty and awesome Paul Shapiro, the senior director of the Farm Animal Protection wing of the Humane Society of the United States. Paul is not only the raddest and very hilarious and kind and good and a fucking force to be reckoned with, but he’s always a wealth of animal news. We’re gonna publish his updates so that you’re as blessed with new information as we are. YOU ARE WELCOME. Now, pass this info on to all you know, and be better informed, smarter, and more good looking for it. BAM:
I’ve got a piece on the Atlantic site about foie gras and the myth that farm animals love to be abused. Please feel free to leave a comment on the site, since it seems like those of, let’s say…a different view don’t appear to be shy about leaving their own comments!
The DC ABC news affiliate had a cool segment about Bill Clinton’s near-vegan diet.
The U.S. Supreme Court had a hearing yesterday on the California downer law that was passed in the wake of HSUS’s exposé at a Southern California dairy cow slaughter plant. You can read Wayne Pacelle’s thoughts on the hearing at this link.
P.S. Video of the week: Dog and pig wrestling. Yep, that’s right.
Good tip, MMU! You are so helpful. Do you guys know what you’re eating for Meatless Monday? I’ll prob eat something vegan.
Feel free to spread the good word of the Meatless Monday Unicorn through the magic of flickr.
The Humane Society of the United States released this adorable Meatless Monday video and so I am sharing it with you because I’m a giver. IN BED. (Have been doing the IN BED thing lately so get ready) (IN BED)
Boy, MMU, you really go all out for Halloween! Looking sharp.
As always, share this with your omni friends so they remember not to eat meat on Monday! But candy is OK!
MMU, you look so baddass today! Congrats on the new body art. And good work eating your greens.
As always, click through to flickr to send to your omni pals and remind them it’s Meatless Monday once again.
Hey, it’s the Meatless Monday Unicorn again! What’s he got going on today? Oh! MMU! So cheeky!