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Happy Friday!

Yesterday, New Jersey’s Times of Trenton editorialized in favor of criminalizing the use of gestation crates for pigs, concluding: “Imagine the outcry if dogs or cats were subjected to such treatment.” And check out this great op-ed in yesterday’s New Haven Register in favor of a similar bill in Connecticut.

Want to read about a mind-blowing company that offers immense promise for farm animals? Check out yesterday’s Business Week feature on Hampton Creek Foods, and this cool new videoabout them.

Wondering how British consumers may be changing their diets in the wake of the horse meat scandal? Both Reuters and The Economist have fascinating pieces this week about it.

Finally, if you have a burning desire to know my thoughts on the Animal Ag Alliance’s view of the Super Bowl “God Made a Farmer” ad, here’s my latest piece!

Video of the week: Pig eats cat. Yep.


The vegan community thrives in Ulaanbaatar!  »

The Economist is all excited by the rise in self-identified meat-eschewers in Mongolia today.

The nascent trend for eschewing meat is part of Mongolia’s broader shift towards a more urbanised, international society. Last month the UB Post, a Mongolian newspaper, estimated there were 2,500 vegans in the country. Vegetarians may number above 30,000, according to other reports.

There are “several” Loving Huts in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, or at least one according to Loving Hut. You can find more evidence on Flickr.

[Link via Megan Rascal’s Economist-loving family. Photo of Ulaanbaatar Loving Hut by Erik via Flickr]

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