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UPDATE: Urban Adamah Slaughtered 15 Hens; Lied to United Poultry Concerns

The Background This is a follow-up to this post. Urban Adamah (UA), a Jewish community center, had 15 hens. When the hens were no longer producing eggs to the center’s satisfaction, the center scheduled a “ritual slaughter”on May 4th to kill the birds for a workshop. United Poultry Concerns (UPC) stepped up to protect the … Continue reading

My Interview With the Filmmakers of “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret”: Animal Agriculture’s Devastating Impact On Our Planet

There is one single industry destroying the planet more than any other, and yet the world’s major environmental organizations do not want to discuss it. The upcoming documentary film “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” will expose the impact animal agriculture has on global warming, species extinction, water pollution, and more. The Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra … Continue reading

New Study Calls the Heart-Healthy Claims of Oily Fish Into Question

A new study just published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology casts doubt on the claim that oily fish (i.e. marine fats) is good for heart health. “To date, more than 5000 papers have been published studying the alleged beneficial properties of omega-3 fatty acids, not to mention the billion dollar industry producing and selling … Continue reading

The media wants you to consume more chicken. Don’t listen to them!

Every day I read headlines or articles (literally every day: I receive Google Alerts for “beef”) and I am constantly coming across articles in which there is a strong push for consumers to consume more poultry: If this keeps up for much longer, chicken is going to be what’s for dinner. With the price of … Continue reading

A brief post — what I’ve been up to!

Apologies to my readers– I haven’t been good at blogging lately. I got very busy working three jobs, whittled those down to two, and now I’m down to one. And about to start looking for a new job! Hopefully something more permanent. I’ve been freelancing transcribing. It’s nice to have something somewhat non-routine, but I … Continue reading

Dogs and Science: 11,000 Year Old Transmissible Cancer

A very interesting study about cancer and canines is published in the most recent issue of Science, and not just any cancer: the world’s oldest known living cancer: Canine transmissible venereal tumor (CTVT) is the oldest known somatic cell lineage. It is a transmissible cancer that propagates naturally in dogs. We sequenced the genomes of … Continue reading

“Skin Trade” and the Cruelty of Fur.

Last night, I attended a screening of the documentary film “Skin Trade” at Bluestockings Bookstore and Activist Center. I wanted to attend because even though I already boycott fur, I wanted to learn more about the industry. “Skin Trade” was directed and produced by Shannon Keith, also an animal rights attorney. The film was a … Continue reading

Wednesday News Grab Bag! Antibiotic resistance, anthropology, rhinos, and more

Environment: Kenyan Rhinos Cannot Survive in the Wild. From the article: “Kenya has about 850 black and white rhinos out of approximately 25,000 in Africa, but more than 50 were killed for their horns in 2013, up from 30 killings in 2012, and those that remain are increasingly vulnerable to organised poaching gangs.” Wow, this … Continue reading

Bad News For Chickens in the United States

According to priceonomics.com, “per capita chicken consumption in the US has risen from under 20 lbs in 1909 to about 60 lbs in 2012.” Meanwhile, “beef consumption has dropped from a peak of over 80 lbs per capita in the 1970s to under 60 lbs in 2012.” This is the first time in 100 years … Continue reading

Tweet Storm Tomorrow: Protest SeaWorld’s float at the Rose Parade!

Help out orcas & other marine animals in captivity: In 2014, let’s continue to bring down SeaWorld! Tomorrow, January 1, SeaWorld is going to have a float in the Rose Parade. PETA has organized a twitter takeover in which we will tweet storm our opposition to Rose Parade’s endorsement of SeaWorld. So if you’re on … Continue reading