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12/03/2010

We have had so many food photos recently, and Vegan MoFo is over, so I thought for a change we could feature some PUPPIES today!
Meet Barbie, Skipper, Ken, and Francie, born just 10 weeks ago and all of two pounds each! They are some kind of dachshund/chihuahua mix, meaning they probably won’t get too super-giant, and are fixed, potty-pad trained, super-happy, and ready to be adopted. Currently they live in Vacaville, at 4 Paws Pet Rescue, but you know they’d be a million times happier living WITH YOU.
And possibly with better names, not that I’m judging except I totally am. The point is, PUPPIES! With those little burglar-mask markings, they look like they’ve been put in jail. For crimes of ADORABILITY in the THIRD DEGREE.
Some of us at Vegansaurus have been pretty depressed of late; in protest, and because I hold all the editorial power through Monday, I may post adoptable puppies ALL DAY. Have a photo of your adorable animal you’d like to share? I’ll take it!

We have had so many food photos recently, and Vegan MoFo is over, so I thought for a change we could feature some PUPPIES today!

Meet Barbie, Skipper, Ken, and Francie, born just 10 weeks ago and all of two pounds each! They are some kind of dachshund/chihuahua mix, meaning they probably won’t get too super-giant, and are fixed, potty-pad trained, super-happy, and ready to be adopted. Currently they live in Vacaville, at 4 Paws Pet Rescue, but you know they’d be a million times happier living WITH YOU.

And possibly with better names, not that I’m judging except I totally am. The point is, PUPPIES! With those little burglar-mask markings, they look like they’ve been put in jail. For crimes of ADORABILITY in the THIRD DEGREE.

Some of us at Vegansaurus have been pretty depressed of late; in protest, and because I hold all the editorial power through Monday, I may post adoptable puppies ALL DAY. Have a photo of your adorable animal you’d like to share? I’ll take it!

10/21/2010

Happy-time puppy pictures from Jorge Garcia and Cuddly Canines!  »

You guys. YOU GUYS!

First, because I am like a newborn baby who knows nothing outside of her internet bubble of journo-criticism, esoteric fashion (Should Be on The Nanny, I love you), Bay Area gossip/news, and Wonkette, did you know there is at least one dog adoption organization that takes MOSTLY PUPPIES, because I had NO IDEA!! Someone should have told me, I would visit it every day. Even the most hideously disfigured rescue animals are 1,000 times more adorable than any “zooborns” photos. But back to the puppies: this place, Cuddly Canines Rescue!, is somewhere in the wilds of Los Angeles, who knows, that place is an enormous sprawl, and they have something like 1 billion puppies and mother dogs and ex-mother dogs in various foster homes awaiting adoption. In the meantime, they are looking cuuuuute on the internet.

Should you take time between convulsions of teeny-tiny nosies and itty-bitty pink tongues and weensy paws and just-opened eyes oh man some of them don’t even have hair yet UGH and read their stories, mostly you’ll get angry; pregnant dogs abandoned in shelters, running in the streets without collars, wandering parking lots; week-old puppies dumped at shelters in cardboard boxes—people are horrible. Please spay and neuter your companion animals of every species.

How did Vegansaurus find out about Cuddly Canines and its zillions of puppies? Jorge Garcia just adopted two wee dogs through them! Look at these little monsters!

PUPPIES PUPPIES I WANT TO EAT THEM. Aren’t they darlings? Of course they are, they are puppies! We live in the U.S., we only see adorable puppies here. These two are called Pip—the weest one in the back—and Smidge, and we could probably call them the luckiest dogs of the month, too. They are so well loved!

You see, pals, dogs of all ages need adopting. There is absolutely no “need” to buy a dog to get a puppy—can we let Jorge Garcia and his pair of earmuffs put that lie to rest? Always, always look for adoptable animals; it’s our responsibility as animal-lovers and animal-rights advocates to encourage everyone we’ve ever met to do this. Maybe instead of just harping about it like shrews, though, we could try harping on about it with PHOTOS OF ADORABLE PUPPIES HOLY MOLY.

When I am ready to quit my crazy single life of dog-sitting and book-reading, I will retire to farm needy babies and puppies, eventually creating a mass of adorability so concentrated residents within 100 miles will have constant smiles.

[puppy photos via Cuddly Canines Rescue! Pip and Smidge photos via Further Dispatches]

05/05/2010

You already know that, as a vegan, you shouldn’t smoke: those things are full of dead pig parts! But did you know that YOUR CIGARETTE BUTTS CAN KILL PUPPIES?

Maybe it’s the weather, or the unpredictable nature of our health (physical, mental, it’s all a surprise!), or maybe we’ve really gotten into puppies recently. Suffice to say: stop smoking, because it’s not vegan and it kills animals. You jerks.

03/09/2010

Try not to die from the cuteness! IMPOSSIBLE. Sites from Britain are all in a tizzy with this adorable story. Mabel the hen has adopted a litter of puppies on a farm in Shrewsbury (wherever the hell that is)—oh, the cuteness! This isn’t really one of the common tales of inter-species adoption because the dog who gave birth to the pups, Nettle, is still around, she hasn’t abandoned them or anything. Mabel just likes hanging out with them!
According to the Daily Mail, Mabel was born at this same farm where she lives now. She was supposed to be someone’s dinner but the fam “rescued” her (I’m like, did they eat all her siblings or was this a random chick?) and kept her. At some point in her life, she had a run-in with a horse who stepped on her foot—sad! And because of that, she gets really cold in the winter…I’m not really clear on the logistics of that but whatevs. So since she gets cold, they keep her in the house like a regular old pet!
Mabel was just chilling in the house when one day, Nettle the dog had puppies! The man of the house says that only a few days after she gave birth, Nettle was out hanging in the yard like usual. And then, adorableness ensued!:
"Mabel observed Nettle’s behaviour and, as soon as there was a chance, she hoped into the dog basket to roost on the pups. She keeps them and herself warm, while Nettle is outside on the yard."
OMG I think I am dead! Interspecies adoptions are the cutest! And this one is really nice because it doesn’t start off sad with the pups being abandoned; they still got their mom, they just also have a nice feather-heated blanket!
[photo from the Daily Mail]

Try not to die from the cuteness! IMPOSSIBLE. Sites from Britain are all in a tizzy with this adorable story. Mabel the hen has adopted a litter of puppies on a farm in Shrewsbury (wherever the hell that is)—oh, the cuteness! This isn’t really one of the common tales of inter-species adoption because the dog who gave birth to the pups, Nettle, is still around, she hasn’t abandoned them or anything. Mabel just likes hanging out with them!

According to the Daily Mail, Mabel was born at this same farm where she lives now. She was supposed to be someone’s dinner but the fam “rescued” her (I’m like, did they eat all her siblings or was this a random chick?) and kept her. At some point in her life, she had a run-in with a horse who stepped on her foot—sad! And because of that, she gets really cold in the winter…I’m not really clear on the logistics of that but whatevs. So since she gets cold, they keep her in the house like a regular old pet!

Mabel was just chilling in the house when one day, Nettle the dog had puppies! The man of the house says that only a few days after she gave birth, Nettle was out hanging in the yard like usual. And then, adorableness ensued!:

"Mabel observed Nettle’s behaviour and, as soon as there was a chance, she hoped into the dog basket to roost on the pups. She keeps them and herself warm, while Nettle is outside on the yard."

OMG I think I am dead! Interspecies adoptions are the cutest! And this one is really nice because it doesn’t start off sad with the pups being abandoned; they still got their mom, they just also have a nice feather-heated blanket!

[photo from the Daily Mail]

03/05/2010

Fake meats and smug vegans, elephant geniuses, killer snakes, your very own puppies AND MORE in today’s link-o-rama!  »


Pugs becoming men, men becoming wolves: Werepug Bar Mitzvah!

They are few, but crucial: Your vegan events!
Fun times at the San Francisco Public Library! On Saturday, Mar. 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Noe Valley branch (451 Jersey St. at Castro Street) Maya Donelson will host a workshop on rooftop gardening. And on Tuesday, Mar. 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bernal Heights branch (500 Cortland Ave. at Moultrie Street), you can learn all about urban composting. Both events are free and open to the public.

On Thursday, Mar. 11 Blood and Sunshine will release their latest E.P., Change Is in the Weather, at 9 p.m. at Thee Parkside in San Francisco. Why should you care? First, because half the band, Joseph Macrino, is vegan and loves your Vegansaurus. Second, because he and James Brennan (the other half of the band, no doy), have decided to plant a tree for every 200 miles they travel on tour. See how much they love the environment? A LOT, is how much. The show costs $6, which in this economy is basically nothing, so go already!

Next Saturday, Mar. 13 from noon to 2 p.m. the PETA Pack—which includes Friend of Vegansaurus’ Cinnaholic—is having a bake sale in front of the PETA Oakland office, at 538 Grand Ave. The proceeds will benefit PETA’s Investigations and Rescue fund.

Also on Saturday, Mar. 13 is the next meeting of the Bay Area Vegetarians book club! The book is Slaughterhouse by Gail Eisnitz; be at Vegi Food at 2085 Vine St. (at Henry Street) in Berkeley at 1 p.m. to discuss it. RSVP here.

Farm Sanctuary’s California Country Hoe Down is coming! Friend of Vegansaurus’ Melisser (of Sugar Beat Sweets) went in 2008 and had a great time, and photos from 2009 look pretty great as well. Tickets are on sale for the May 1 through 2 event right now, and I hear they go fast, so if you’re interested you should probably buy them soon.

Help the great state of Indiana end live bait dog training by sending an email to Natural Resources Commission and Governor Mitch Daniels. This practice is seriously vile: people throw a wild-caught coyote or fox into a pen with a pack of dogs to “train” the dogs for hunting.

It is lengthy, and debatably important: Your vegan weekend reading!
Well fuck, salmonella’s been found in MORE FOOD. This time it’s in hydrolyzed vegetable protein that was made in a Basic Food Flavors plant in Las Vegas (Woo!). I guess HVP is a food, however much it dyslexically looks like HPV? Anyway, the products being recalled include some from Follow Your Heart, so be safe and check your packaging, OK?

Problem: we’re all Fat and awful. Solution: extrapolate results from experiments on fruit flies, because science!

But Michael Markarian, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, believes in a “pathway to end animal testing” and needs your help making this a priority for lawmakers.

If food is religion, then vegans are obviously terrible, self-righteous proselytizing zealots. "It’s just food," after all.

WHO WANTS A PUPPY? Uh, me! AND YOU! Get over to the East Bay SPCA, they have pit bull puppies right now! [thanks, Brittney of Eye on Blogs!]

Vice interviews the Rosaire family, who run a circus-cum-exotic-animal-sanctuary. Vice would like you to know that this issue is not as simple as “circuses are bad, free the animals,” you small-minded PETA assholes.

Meanwhile, elephants are proving themselves even smarter than anyone thought, most recently at math. Probably elephants have greater math skills than me, because they weren’t societally conditioned to hate and fear it.

According to a survey by Canadian bacon company, 43 percent of respondents would rather eat bacon than have sex. Ugh, that’s cool ‘cause I’d rather not have sex with you bacon-crazed grossies. Arguably, this is a reason against moving to Canada.

Shamu is too depressed over Tilikum killing that lady to Tweet anymore.

You’re kidding—poop from all the animals crammed into “megafarms” is a major pollutant? It’s causing huge environmental problems? And agricultural interests are fighting every effort to regulate the disposal of all this poop? I AM SO SHOCKED RIGHT NOW.

Continuing the fucked-up news, the Grayson County Humane Society/SPCA shelter in Leitchfield, Ken., was broken into last week. The perpetrator(s) “brought a very cat-aggressive dog into the office, beat her severely, and then released two cats from their cages.” the perpetrator(s) took money from the shelter and left; the dog killed the cats. Here is further information about the crimes and donating to the organization.

Hey everybody! Starting today, it’s open season on wild Burmese pythons in Florida for the next six weeks! If you have a Florida hunting license, you can chop a snake’s head off with a big knife! It’s totally cool, though, because thanks to irresponsible snake-buyers, Hurrican Andrew, and participants in Florida’s “active exotic animal trade,” plus the pythons’ crazy-high fertility, there are snakes EVERYWHERE, ruining Florida’s natural ecosystem and begging to be murdered. Anyway, they are naturally vicious—one time a family pet got out of its cage and strangled a toddler! KILL ‘EM ALL BANG BANG BANG.

Never mind Florida, actually, let’s go to Argentina! Buenos Aires is now bursting with veg restaurants, and it sounds (and looks!) goddamn amazing.

Less fancy but still reportedly delicious is Chipotle’s Garden Blend burrito. Holy shit they charge $3 for guacamole at this Chipotle in New York, I am SO SORRY you guys.

Thanks to officials in the Obama cabinet, the U.S. government supports the international ban on Atlantic bluefin tuna. Sorry, sashimi-crazies. May I suggest learning to enjoy vegan sushi? It is delicious and environmentally friendly!

Smokey and Petra, two lops, make Oscar predictions!

Cow philosophy: thought-provoking, or obnoxious wanking? Really, you tell me; I can’t decide whether it’s an interesting way to make point, or if I just want to slap the dude because the answer is so obvious, even asking is angering. UGH.

Poor old Knut: first he’s the tiny star of screen and song; then he’s reviled as “anti-social” and “dangerous;” now the Berlin Zoo is trying to mate him with his first cousin, which PETA Germany advises against because of the extra risk of their offspring inheriting genetic abnormalities. Just neuter him, and it’ll be all right, they say! But: “The castration of Knut would cause dismay among his fans around the world and would reduce his market value.” I think the first problem here is referring to the procedure as “castration,” but what do I know, I’m a lady.

A fox-hunt-supporter got too close to a “gyrocopter,” the blades of which vertically split his head in two. The world has lost another hero, you guys.

Jonathan Kauffman likes Enjoy Vegetarian more than I do, but not nearly as much as Laura does. But that bitch likes everything and I am always in a bad mood/have indigestion, so can you really trust either one of us? (hint: probably not)

Emily Stokes is the most put-upon reporter on the Financial Times staff: she had to eat at a vegan restaurant with Jonathan Safran Foer, where the food was awful and JSF was smug, telling her about how he wouldn’t even use his own fork to move the meat off his plate when it was served to him in a Ukranian restaurant 10 years ago. I feel like this opportunity might’ve been better appreciated by Mark Rowlands, who seems like less of a sourpuss. Bourdain, of course, is the same old big-talking doucheface he’s always been.

JSF “shuns” fake meat (including seitan, which, what?); Anneli Rufus think it’s “like having sex with a blow-up doll.” PLEASE PLEASE tell me what you think, I AM DYING TO KNOW. For reals, let’s discuss.

Call us names/ask us out: this week we criticized the trope of the Vegan Boy, and got all huffy about rabbit-killing (again).

02/05/2010

Penny cannot believe you put a tablespoon of butter in the pasta when she’s told you a thousand times that she’s vegan.
Via hipsterpuppies! Thanks to Natalie of the most delicious Bike Basket Pies for this find! Now go buy pies from her; the ones made with Daiya are OFF THE HOOK. I’m talking seriously the best thing I’ve ever eaten, and I know I say that a lot but I was eating that g-d thing and girl could not stop. Jonas and I ate an entire pie (she sells whole pies now!) in one night AND I HAD GONE OUT TO REAL DINNER FIRST. I need to reevaluate some of my healthy living choices (but not THIS ONE! Fit is IT!). Anyway, all of her pies are incredible. It’s the crust; her crust is the mickey fickey bomb. Can we get her a t-shirt that says, “My pies bring all the fatties to the yard,” because, AND HOW! 
Now go order! She needs more vegan customers so she knows we’re all about it!

Penny cannot believe you put a tablespoon of butter in the pasta when she’s told you a thousand times that she’s vegan.

Via hipsterpuppies! Thanks to Natalie of the most delicious Bike Basket Pies for this find! Now go buy pies from her; the ones made with Daiya are OFF THE HOOK. I’m talking seriously the best thing I’ve ever eaten, and I know I say that a lot but I was eating that g-d thing and girl could not stop. Jonas and I ate an entire pie (she sells whole pies now!) in one night AND I HAD GONE OUT TO REAL DINNER FIRST. I need to reevaluate some of my healthy living choices (but not THIS ONE! Fit is IT!). Anyway, all of her pies are incredible. It’s the crust; her crust is the mickey fickey bomb. Can we get her a t-shirt that says, “My pies bring all the fatties to the yard,” because, AND HOW!

Now go order! She needs more vegan customers so she knows we’re all about it!

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