“Plants don’t have feelings you idiot!” <—Best line from this spectacular new video, “Vegan Style,” from Henya Perezz. No idea who this chick is but I like her! Let’s all dance! And make sure to memorize her lyrics so you can yell them real loud next time someone plays “Gangnam Style” at a party or something. Guaranteed to make you more friends.
Last week, Meave asked, “Is Iowa Rep. Steve King the worst person in Congress?”. This week, Stephen Colbert rips Steve King a new one re: his defense of dog fighting. COINCIDENCE? Probably yes, but still. I guess all Steve King is saying is that we shouldn’t judge him for having impregnated that dog and then taken it across the border for a forced abortion to protect the world from his monstrous glassy-eyed man-puppies, right??? Right.
Hello, Iceberg! And hello to all your friends! I think the only thing scarier than an albino sea wolf is a sudden surfacing of Iceberg’s PACK OF SEA WOLVES. Because orcas are amazing, but also completely terrifying, right?
[Disclosure: I work for TMN, where this link came from, but I don’t have anything to do with the TMN tumblr.]
Cadry gets a little help from her dino friend to make a green smoothie! This video is adorbs! You KNOW we love our dinos here! Green smoothies, I don’t know. I’ve never had one. They look scary. Do we have any green smoothie lovers in the crowd?
This recording was made as part of the Eyes on Leuser project, which aims to “create a visual database of Leuser’s exceptional biodiversity.” The Leuser ecosystem is in northern Sumatra, and is the only place in the world where the Sumatran elephant, rhinoceros, tiger, and orangutan all live together. Eyes on Leuser uses HD video trail cameras to capture the endangered, nocturnal, people-averse, timid animals living in the area.
The project has only existed since June of this year, but it’s pretty neat, I think. Much better to see these animals recorded unobtrusively on cameras in their natural habitat than in zoos, right? RIGHT. UGH. Check out their photos and videos and see what’s happening in a place you’ll probably never physically visit.
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)
Vegansaurus loves Our Hen House! Don’t you? Laura and Jasmin Singer of OHH are already BFF, and I met her at Vida Vegan Con and was awed by how ferocious and hilarious she is. A force, you guys, she’s a force. Also her hen-among-the-roses tattoo is beautiful, in an ocean of vegan tattoos it stood out as particularly gorgeous art.
This video is part of OHH’s Art of the Animal series, and it features vegan comedian Myq Kaplan. He is funny! Our Hen House is amazing! Love love love!
North Carolina lab workers charged with animal cruelty! »
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Did you ever see this horrible video? It’s a Peta video of lab workers at a research facility in North Carolina totally abusing poor animals. It’s horrible. But guess what! Four of the former employees have been charged with animal cruelty! Yay! This is a big deal because normally research facility workers never get in real trouble. I hope they get totally fucked by justice! See? Regardless of how you feel about them, you have to admit that Peta does some rad stuff.
Kevin James and “Zookeeper” can kiss my ass »
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Tai the elephant “actor” is in this new movie Zookeeper. I call WTF: what are these movie people thinking? After the above footage came out depicting Tai getting abused in “training” for Water for Elephants, how can people just release a movie with that same elephant without at least a billion-dollar donation to an elephant welfare group? Not that a donation makes it OK, but I’m assuming they filmed before the Animal Defenders International footage was released, so maybe they didn’t get what elephant “training” actually looks like. Now that the reality of Tai’s abuse is out for everyone to see, people who have worked with Tai should be defending her! Right? If they really liked working with her and she’s such a great animal and all that? These Hollywood people get on my nerves. They actually could do something to help Tai and they don’t!
There are some people who aren’t celebrating the mistreatment of Tai; she was supposed to appear in a July Fourth parade in Sierra Madre, CA, but people flipped! Go people! The city got a ton of letters from people asking that Tai not be in the parade and blammo! She’s not. Besides taking a stand against the abuse we know Tai suffered, PETA also points out that elephants and fireworks maybe don’t go together that great. Fireworks are scary! A scared elephant is no joke! People get stomped! It’s dangerous.
So that’s the good news—kudos, Sierra Madre! I just wish Kevin James would say something about this Zookeeper bullshit. Like, at least a “my bad! Here’s a zillion dollars for the elephants!”
If you don’t know about Soko, well, my friends, get acquainted. Not only is she the cutest Parisian-turned-Californian/actress/lo-fi indie folkster, she’s a vegan blogger! Our so-called vegan life is a collaborative effort between “two vegan musician friends, Aska & Soko, based in L.A. (vegan heaven), sharing vegan tips and insights from all over the world!”
With posts on recipes, what to eat while vegan in Paris, and New York dinners with Kate Nash and Nick Zinner, I challenge you to not spend the rest of your night alone in front of the computer, reading the entire site and listening to Soko’s complete catalog on youtube. (Please don’t let it just be me who does that kind of thing).