Monthly Archives: December 2009

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Helping animals in the new year

With the new year almost upon us, many of us are thinking about plans and resolutions for 2010. Among them will hopefully be ways to help animals. Here are some suggestions for ways you can help animals in 2010: Go vegan. Adopting a vegan lifestyle is quite simply the most effective thing you can do

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Uninspected slaughterhouse in NY operates for years

Ok, this is just plain crazy. There’s a kosher poultry slaughterhouse in New York State that has been operating without state or federal inspection since 2002. According to a story in the NY Daily News: A filthy Kosher slaughterhouse was able to sell more than 1.7 million uninspected birds to consumers in the past five

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From an Ontario Federation of Agriculture press release: It’s something every livestock producer knows – if you have livestock on your farm, you are also going to have dead stock. Safe disposal of that dead stock is increasingly a problem in Ontario for farmers and society. … farmers are faced with paying a fee for

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Mixed martial arts and the violence of everyday eating

There’s been a lot of discussion in the local Vancouver media about whether or not to allow mixed martial arts events in Vancouver. The latest news was that the city council had voted to provisionally allow these events for a 2-year trial. What’s interested me about this whole thing is the issue people have with

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Link soup

Here are some posts and articles from the past week or so. Enjoy! A few posts about backyard chickens: Farm Sanctuary backyard chicken action alert (with link to coalition position statement on backyard chickens) Making Hay (Farm Sanctuary): Backyard Chickens, a Sad Fad Sanctuary Tails (Farm Sanctuary): The High Price of Fresh Eggs Animal Place

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Across the internet this past week (late!)

Sorry I’m late in posting this. I had a busy weekend. So I’m rolling last week and the past couple of days all together for this collection of links to some interesting articles and thought-provoking pieces from across the internet. Don’t miss Lesley’s article about gifting of animals, and also don’t miss Virginia Messina’s articles