Baby Bunnies, Mad Cows, and a Vegan Grilled Cheese Dessert Sandwich!
- This beautiful vegan monstrosity won third place in the dessert category of L.A.'s 10th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational. It's a dessert grilled cheese! Genius! Compassion Over Killing has the recipe for you because they are amazing and they love you.
(Image via Compassion Over Killing)
- A bunch of California's chefs have banded together to fight the foie gras ban, because it's clearly a violation of Chef Rights. Luckily, the Human Society's Paul Shapiro will not remain quiet! You go, girl.
- Ad agency BBDO and the SF SPCA have put out a really great anti-puppymill campaign, the second phase of which launched this week. They put a typical newspaper bin out on the street but the window of this bin displayed a video of puppies. Inside, people found a little newspaper dedicated to exposing puppymills. Here are some reactions:
Did anyone get a chance to see it out on the street?
- Forbes is on the anti-meat bandwagon! Dang, this bandwagon is getting pretty full.
- Guess what? Pigeon racing is effed!:
- PETA released a more disturbing video recently that I'm not embedding because I wasn't able to watch it out of fear for my sanity. But you can give it a go if you're up to it. It documents awful animal abuse that is a routine part of military training. Like, there's chainsaws.
- The New York Times announced the winner of it's ethical meat essay contest, and it totally blows. How is saying thanks a justification for eating animals? I mean, maybe it's a nicer way to go about it, but it's not really a case for it being ethical. Can I eat babies if I send a thank you card to their mom? It'd be a really nice card.
- A cow sent from a Cali dairy farm to a rendering (the grossest thing ever) facility tested positive for mad cow disease. Luckily, it never made it to anyone's table and apparently mad cow does not affect milk. If you didn't know, mad cow typically comes from feeding cows cow! Which is totally gross. Supposedly, it's from feeding them infected cow but I saw this special one time that was like, no, it's the feeding cows cow that's the problem. And they showed this one culture where the people actually eat their dead and some developed symptoms just like a cow with mad cow disease. This case, however, it doesn't seem they know how the cow likely contracted the illness. It was reportedly a "downer," which many think shouldn't be used for meat as a general practice. Go figure!
- Enough sad stuff, here's some baby bunnies!
Okay, it's a little sad. These bunnies were born to a bun rescued from an atrocious backyard rabbit meat operation in Oakland. Yay, backyard meat!