VegWeek 2012

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.

Pink Slime Fallout Continues

The beef industry’s run of bad news isn’t letting up. By every measure, the sector is in decline. Link.

30 Members of Congress Write Letter Backing Pink Slime

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 »

Vegan RD Interns: Eat Your Beef or Else

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 on Gary Francione

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 »

Exploding Cows

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 »

Starbucks to Go Bug-Free

The animal advocacy movement has reached the point where even concerns about insect welfare can drive a policy change at a major corporation. Link.