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  • Should meat be banned to save the planet?

    09/25/2019 1:19:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 23, 2019 | Emine Saner
    That late-night kebab might be considered a guilty pleasure, but could it one day be seen as a crime against the planet? Will the time come when the only means of procuring a slab of Aberdeen Angus is from a dodgy dealer with a cool box? The barrister Michael Mansfield has suggested that we should have new laws against ecocide – practices that destroy the planet – and that under them, meat could be targeted. “I think when we look at the damage eating meat is doing to the planet, it is not preposterous to think that one day it...
  • (Housing)Voucher Lines Under Control After Stampede

    07/14/2011 2:35:49 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 21 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | July 14, 2011 | Frank Heinz
    At least five people required medical attention, including one pregnant woman who was trampled, after hundreds of people began running to apply for housing assistance vouchers early Thursday morning. Dallas County residents hoping to secure a Dallas County Health and Human Services housing voucher began lining up on Polk Street outside of the Jessie Owens Memorial Complex at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The vouchers provide up to $1,000 each month to put toward rent for low income families. By 5 a.m. Thursday, that number had grown substantially and as many as 15,000 applications were expected, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue's Jason Evans....
  • Lebanon to Shoot Infiltrating Cows on Sight

    06/11/2002 8:43:43 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 11 replies · 61+ views
    Xinhua News Agency ^ | Tuesday, June 11, 2002
    BEIRUT, Jun 11, 2002 -- The Lebanese government placed the southern border with Israel on maximum alert against possible infiltration of mad cow disease, the official NNA news agency reported on Tuesday. Troops and police units in the districts of Kfar Shouba and Shebaa were ordered to shoot any infiltrating cow on sight. NNA quoted a medical source as saying that these areas were more vulnerable than the rest of the U.N.-drawn Blue Line along the Lebanese-Israeli border. The move was taken as a precaution following reports from the international epidemics bureau that there had been cases of mad caw...