This Cat Covered Dress Is Both Ridiculously Adorable and Helps Charity. Double Trouble. »
The terrific cat-lives-saving Teal Cat Project has a new shirt, and it’s the fucking CUTEST SHIRT. Designed by the ridiculously talented vegan artist Lisa Congdon (we love her!), I’ll be wearing it every day this summer and then almost everyday in the fall and then over a thermal in the winter because I’m v. fashionable. BE JUST LIKE ME, OK??
Buy delicious chocolate toffee cats to support Teal Cat Project! Do it, you know you want to! »
So, back when I was a junior mint vegan, discovering the internet’s newly-burgeoning vegan bounty, I got super big into a couple of things, and those things were:
1) Ordering recycled vinyl bags from crafters in Canada. I don’t know, I went insane. If it was plastic and had an animal on it, I had to own (five of) it.
2) Buying vegan cheesecake online from questionable sources (never got the Ebola virus/ate placenta THAT I KNOW OF)
3) Eating mad amounts of truffles from Lagusta’s Luscious. Oh man, I ate me some truffles. AND HOW! I ate all the truffles because her truffles were the best, my friends. I thought my lover Lagusta disappeared along with my Canadian bag dealers and shady cheesecake, but Lagusta remains! Hooray for humanity, awesome fatness, and great stuff!
Lagusta’s Luscious now has an actual storefront and online business in New Paltz, New York (I think she used to be in Brooklyn? And had a meal delivery service? Am I making this up? I operate in a constant state of denial so it makes my memory a little wonky) and girl, her range of delicious chocolate products has EXPANDED! Caramel, chocolate, toffee, she’s got it all! Including special fancy chocolates to raise money for wonderful non-profits! For example, this month she’s selling Tabby Toffees, with a good portion of the proceeds going to our favorites, Teal Cat Project! Woohoo! The description for these delicious beasts are as follows:
A smooth and creamy milk chocolate ganache studded with crunchy toffee pieces, finished with a swirl of butterscotch and encased in a thin dark chocolate shell. 100% vegan, organic, fair-trade, and handmade in our little New Paltz, NY shop. Each box also includes three solid dark chocolate Blue Birds of Happiness, with wings painted with all-natural organic food coloring derived from blueberries.
You can order them on Lagusta’s website and while you’re there, buy everything because why the fuck not? You’re rich and skinny, let’s destroy both of those dreams in a sexy chocolate waterfall of sexiness. That sounded wrong but the general idea is to buy all the chocolate and then roll around in it until it gets super melty and then we high five and eat candy off our bodies ARE YOU IN??? Because I’m pretty sure I’m not, and I apologize for that needlessly graphic imagery.
Teal Cat Project to give money to the SF SPCA! »
We love the Teal Cat Project, and are super excited to see the next litter of teal cats go up for adoption this week. We’re even more excited to learn that the latest recipient of Teal Cat funds is our own SF SPCA! Hooray!
Specifically, the SF SPCA’s Community Cats program, which spays and neuters feral cats all over the city. It’s great! Population control is the most effective way to date of dealing with homeless cats, and we’re so happy to see national attention paid to a local agency doing its best to help animals.
We don’t know when exactly the new teal cats will be available for purchase, but you can keep up with the Teal Cat Project on Facebook, and when the time comes, buy your own teal cat (and assorted merch) at their store. Congratulations to the SF SPCA on the funds! And thanks to all you CCLs for donating and buying the cats, to help realize the dream of a world in which every real cat has a happy home.
[photo via the Teal Cat Project]
Top 10 links of the week: a joyful skip through veganism! »
[Downer that the whale is in captivity but we can still appreciate its beauty. PS: Can’t see the video? Watch it on Vegansaurus.com!]
Sorry dudes, I haven’t done links in a few weeks, so this list spans the last month or so. Were you guys sad without links? Which kinds of links do you like the best? I want to know so I can do the best possible job!
"Here’s the big secret that no one wants to talk about: We’re not very good at keeping what’s inside a cow’s intestines out of the meat." Ew. From Huffpo, "Doctors Take Aim at Antibiotic Resistance from Factory Farming.”
Apparently in Ukraine, restaurants keep bears and make them drink vodka. Well, not any more! Really though, wtf.
From Grist: “Is your Cheese Killing the Planet?” The article says, “bottom line: the vegans are right,” but I think their real message is one we’ve heard many a time: “bottom line: CHEESE IS YUM YUM! WEEEEEE!” Maybe we can add some comments.
Good piece from NYT: “Stop Using Chimps as Guinea Pigs.” Word.
Should we be surprised at cruelty in industrial farming? Em, no. An opinion piece from the Guardian.
Some AR peeps burnt down a building in Germany that was set to be a factory farm. Discussion topic of the week: What do you think about property destruction as a form of protest in the animal rights movement? Or any movement, I guess.
From Treehugger, study reveals mammal populations are down. Fucking A, you thought you just had to worry about the fish!
Bonus link: If I don’t say this every week, I mean this every week: don’t forget to read our Laura’s Week in Vegan over at SFWeekly every Friday! And leave comments to make her feel nice. Laura deserves to feel nice. We all do! Except some people.
The Teal Cat Project, put together by vegan geniuses Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Denise Muller is AWESOME. They buy a bunch of cat tchotchke from thrift stores and the like (or you can donate some!), then spray-paint them teal (the best color, no contest), then sell these sparkly, snazzy new cats to you for $25. All the money goes to help real cats in the ghetto! Or in suburbia! Or from mansions! Kidding, not those mansion cats, they’re doing A-OK.
The cats are limited, and I have this sinking feeling that they’re almost out, and I’m finna buy one soooo if you want in, DO IT TO IT. And if you don’t make the cut (screw-up!), then you can follow them on Twitter and find out when the next run will happen.