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11/06/2013

We now know what the fox says! And it’s a bit underwhelming. But oddly relaxing, right? I find it oddly relaxing. 

This is Kevie, she was rescued from a fur farm. She can’t be released into the wild because she has multiple health problems but she has a nice warm home. Glad you are doing well, Kevie. 

10/29/2013

Ecorazzi interviewed Matt Damon and asked if he’d ever consider being vegan, considering his work in water conservation. Apparently he has: “…I tried to eat vegan and I lasted like two days. I just, I literally can’t do it.” Literally? Is this the new kind of literally that doesn’t mean literally what literally means?

10/24/2013

Ohmagawd this is cray! A little gross but mostly amazing. Why do dogs even do that? And did you see London?! OMG I can’t even.  

10/22/2013

This is a hedgehog named Kayak! Which is a great name because it is a palindrome. He was a sick boy taken in by the Hedgehog Welfare Society. Now he’s a superhero! Yay Kayak! Fall with enthusiasm! 

10/21/2013

Have mercy! This video is too cute. From the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. While this is not explicitly vegan, Vegansaurus is all for good will toward humans. And cute kitty videos!

10/16/2013

Surprise! “Humane” hatchery grinds up baby birds  »

Can’t see the video? Watch it on Vegansaurus.com!

Well, happy morning. Compassion Over Killing has a new undercover video showing the true cruelty of this “humane” hatchery. I watched the video, it’s not the worst I’ve seen, but it’s really sad. Poor baby chicks. From COK:

According to Bell & Evans’ website, its animal welfare standard “insures [sic] all of our chickens are humanely raised and compassionately handled, in a minimal-stress environment, throughout their lives.” A video posted on the company’s site further explains that in its hatcheries, the newly-hatched “peeps” are “carefully sorted from their shells,” then counted and “placed” in baskets headed for their new “home.”

Sadly, what our investigator witnessed and documented tells a different story. Inside this Bell & Evans facility, where an estimated 20 million baby birds are hatched each year, our video shows chicks being treated like mere inanimate objects:

  • Baby birds who are sick, injured, or otherwise deemed unfit for processing being dumped into a grinder while fully conscious
  • Hours-old chicks jostled from machine to machine in a highly mechanized process
  • Chicks with bloody, open wounds or other apparent injuries, deformities, or illnesses
  • Dead chicks, who did not survive this harsh process, left in baskets with live birds

Watch our video and you decide – does this look humane or compassionate to you?

If you want to donate to COK, go here

10/11/2013

Every day in New York this week seems to bring a new Banksy. Reader Erin M. sent us this video link of his most recent production. As you can see, it’s a truck full of squawking stuffed animals, and it drove around the meat packing district. 

I’m not sure what to make of it. When I first saw it, I wasn’t sure it was trying to make a statement of any sort but when you watch the video it does seem to be an anti-factory farm meat stunt or about the “humane myth,” especially with what’s painted on the door at the beginning. But maybe it’s just supposed to be silly. What do you think?

10/09/2013

I’ve been reading Gothamist all morning because I’m a masochist. After several articles about terrible violence, I now totally hate the world. I need a pick-me-up! How about you? Well I found just the thing! This dog is hilar. I love him. 

10/08/2013

Humans are a bunch of manatee-harassing jerks  »

Humans are the worst! They harass these manatees all day, every day. Jeez louise. From Treehugger:

Here, in a timelapse video made by Mittermeier and fellow photographer Neil Ever Osborne, you can see just how much interaction the manatees are forced to deal with all day, every day. You’ll even see a manatee stampede, which happens when a sudden loud noise onshore scares them. Mittermeier states that this happens several times a day. The video reveals just how little space manatees get for themselves, and how much more protection we need to be offering these animals who are, we cannot forget, members of an endangered species.

Good god. I hate people. I can’t believe I am one! The Humane Society has a list of things you can do to help manatees, check it out.

A kitten unable to walk learns how right in front of your eyes!  »

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Here’s your happy story for the day! This little kitten was born with a neurological disorder that made his back legs weak. But with a little help… well, you’ll see.

He’s so cute! I love the black splotch on his head, right? Any readers have pets born with health issues? We hear so many stories about them but I wonder if they actually find homes.

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