The FBI may go to creepy lengths to target vegans, but the feds handle Ted Nugent with kid gloves despite his illegal bear killing. Link.
Compassion Over Killing’s annual weeklong event is happening April 23-29th. There are tons of great events being held across the United States. And thirty public officials and influential people have resolved to go meatless for the week. If you’re an omnivore wanting to give meatless eating a one-week test drive, sign up here.
The beef industry’s run of bad news isn’t letting up. By every measure, the sector is in decline. Link.
Funny stuff on this past week’s food industry insanity. Link. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive
Another reminder of how thoroughly bought off Congress is by agribusiness interests. From the letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack: in the current environment of rampant and intentional mischaracterization and misinformation, it is incumbent upon all of us to ensure that consumers are able to make choices that are based on the facts, rather than… Read more »
Registered Dietitian Debra Ridesel tweets: During dietetic internship we lunched at IowaBeefAssoc, vegan interns were ordered 2eat beef by our instructor! Some of the stupidest people I’ve ever met with science degrees are Registered Dietitians. The entire profession is filled with sheep, and much of the field is hopelessly tainted by agribusiness influence and dollars…. Read more »
David Sztybel writes possibly the best critique of Gary Francione’s work I’ve yet seen. It’s a thoughtful and well-crafted argument that doesn’t lend itself well to excerpting, so go and read the whole thing. My take on Francione is that he came up with a persuasive, reasonable sounding, but utterly wrong position a couple decades… Read more »
The AP reports: It may take explosives to dislodge a group of cows that wandered into an old ranger cabin high in the Rocky Mountains, then died and froze solid when they couldn’t get out. I’m sure they could have gotten out, but they knew it meant freezing to death, so they perished together. Yet… Read more »
The animal advocacy movement has reached the point where even concerns about insect welfare can drive a policy change at a major corporation. Link.
Karma is a bitch. Link.