Hunters Gun Down Cow

Another day of hunting season, another day for hunters to demonstrate their marksmanship.

They owned up to their mistake in the time-honored way that hunters traditionally do, by jumping into a vehicle and speeding away from the scene. (Via Hawthorne.) Link.

Julieanna Hever on Dr. Oz

Julieanna Hever, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, was on The Dr. Oz Show last week. The video just came online, and it’s well worth watching. The whole thing is about twenty minutes.

The episode involves three overweight women who Dr. Oz locks away for three days, giving them only fresh raw fruits and vegetables. This short experience ends up having an immediate effect on all three women’s blood pressure and triglycerides, and they all managed to lose a few pounds as well.

The last segment of the show features Julieanna Hever showing off three super-easy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that can be eaten daily. She does a marvelous job presenting these foods in an upbeat yet thoroughly informed manner. And it’s obvious that all three women are receptive to switching their eating patterns to embrace the food choices that Hever and Dr. Oz recommend.

Apart from the fact that a zoo gets a big round of promotion from the show, the entire episode is wonderful television. It’s must-viewing for anyone with diet-related health problems like heart disease, obesity, or adult-onset diabetes. Please share this set of videos and contact Dr. Oz to thank his team for running this episode.

(Thanks, Julieanna.)

The McRib has a “Quirky Sense of Humor”

So says Marta Fearon, McDonald’s U.S. marketing director.

In McDonald’s world, a sandwich possesses delightful human qualities—whereas the unfortunate animals who go into making this slop are ignored. Link.

HSUS Meatless Monday Video

Terrific three minute video from the Humane Society explaining Meatless Mondays. Strikes just the right balance of humor, information, and useful advice. This video is good enough to go viral, so give it a push via Facebook, Twitter, and email. Link.

Petition Drives Seeks Leniency for Jailed Slaughterhouse CEO

A petition drive seeking a review of Sholom Rubashkin’s 27-year prison sentence has gained more than 52,000 signatures, thanks to a big push within the Orthodox Jewish community.

Rubashkin is the former CEO of Agriprocessors, a company repeatedly shown to brutalize the animals it sent to slaughter. Of course, animal cruelty can’t get anyone sent to prison for decades—it was Rubashkin’s conviction on 86 counts of financial fraud that drew a Madoff-style sentence.

Rubashkin shouldn’t be expecting to receive a Get Out of Jail Free card anytime soon. If the bad faith response the administration has given to marijuana legalization is any guide, nobody in power is taking these White House petitions seriously. Link.

10 Vegan Groceries from Amazon.com

I like all of these items, and Amazon.com has them cheaper here than what I’d pay at my local market. In several cases, a lot cheaper.

  1. Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks
  2. Endangered Species Dark Chocolate with Deep Forest Mint
  3. Amy’s Organic Black Bean Chili
  4. Primal Spirit Meatless Jerky
  5. Road’s End Organics Mozzarella Chreese Mix, 1.1-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 12)
  6. Nana’s Peanut Butter Cookies
  7. Navitas Organic Raw Chocolate Nibs
  8. Kettle Chips
  9. Equal Exchange Organic Coffee
  10. Deva Vegan Vitamins Sublingual B-12

Anytime you get to Amazon.com by following a Vegan.com link, anything and everything you buy during that visit generates commissions that allow me to keep this site constantly updated.

Why the McRib is Doomed

More than 70 ingredients go into each vomitous sandwich. Once upon a time, McDonald’s could get away with selling this dreck without being held accountable—but the internet has changed that forever.

The McRib may well be profitable, but the outpouring of negative publicity intensifies with each reintroduction. I bet it won’t be long before McDonald’s decides the sandwich’s sales aren’t worth the hit to the company’s reputation. (Via Laskawy.) Link.