Archives for April 2012

  • Apr
  • 30

Where Are Mad Cow’s Offspring, Mother, and Siblings?

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After happening upon a case of mad cow disease at a California rendering plant during its testing of less than 0.5 percent of cows, the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now searching for the infected animal’s offspring, where her mother ended up, and her mother’s other offspring, as all of them could potentially be infected , too. If an infected cow is slaughtered, the tainted meat …

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  • Apr
  • 27

Encouraging That Aspiring Vegetarian or Vegan in Your Life

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Your friend has finally gotten it! Fred has finally decided to give up meat and/or animal products. Great! You are brimming with excitement, and you can’t wait to introduce him to the joys of tempeh, seitan, and tofu. However, he is struggling with a continuous hankering for bacon or artery-clogging cheese. You don’t want to come on …

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  • Apr
  • 26

Spring: The Saddest Season for Animal Shelters

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For most of us, the unusually warm spring that much of the country is experiencing is a welcome relief from winter. But for people who work in animal shelters, it signals an early start to the most dreaded time of year: kitten and puppy season.

Dogs and cats reproduce year-round, but early spring through late fall is …

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  • Apr
  • 25

Growing Catnip

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I love to garden, and my kitties love to party, so growing catnip is a natural fit! I haven’t been successful growing catnip indoors in pots because my cats can’t keep their paws off it. As soon as the first plant emerges, they dump the pots over and start rolling around in the dirt. We are all …

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  • Apr
  • 23

Spreading Awareness on Earth Day

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On April 22, millions of people around the world celebrated the 42nd annual Earth Day. People everywhere received reminders to turn off their lights, bike instead of drive, and take shorter showers. But did you know that the amount of electricity it takes to produce a burger far surpasses the amount that you could save …

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  • Apr
  • 20

San Antonio: Good Golly Tamales!

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This is the second article on Robin’s visit to San Antonio. You can read her first post here .

Artful food abounds in San Antonio, and more and more of it is vegetarian- and vegan-friendly. A pillar of the regional food culture is the tamale, which involves a seasoned filling wrapped in a corn husk spread with masa, …

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  • Apr
  • 19

Goats Hacked Apart in Military Training

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Thanks to a brave whistleblower, PETA has obtained horrific undercover video of live animals whose limbs were cut off for an archaic military training drill . The course was held earlier this year in Virginia Beach, Virginia, by private contractor Tier 1 Group.

In the shocking video, instructors repeatedly crack and cut off the limbs of live goats with …

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