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  • Eating meat IMPROVES mental health and one in three vegetarians are depressed, study claims

    04/29/2020 5:44:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:45 EDT, 29 April 2020 | Joe Pinkstone
    A vegetarian or vegan diet may be increasing the likelihood of depression, a US-based study has found. People with a plant-based diet were twice as likely to take prescription drugs for mental illness and nearly three times as likely to contemplate suicide. The report, which looked at more than 160,000 people, also found that a shocking one in three vegetarians suffer from depression or anxiety. Researchers reviewed 18 studies examining the relationship between mental health and eating meat, involving a total of 160,257 participants. They concluded that vegetarians and vegans had “significantly” higher rates or risk of depression, anxiety and...

    12/05/2019 1:31:28 AM PST · by CaptainPhilFan · 16 replies
    Animal Equality ^ | 12/5/19 | Lisa
    Just had both of my EffBook accounts jailed for posting this news item. I guess they had issues with my calling these subhuman scum muzlims and hindus. This is beyond disgusting. I foolishly looked at the video. Effing diversity.
  • PETA to Marines: Stop Guzzling Snake Blood During Jungle Training

    03/06/2020 5:24:25 AM PST · by major_gaff · 49 replies ^ | 5 Mar 2020 | Gina Harkins
    A top animal rights group wants Marines to trade the reptiles and other animals they're eating during an annual jungle training exercise for plants and other vegan survival options.
  • Vegans protest Starbucks over ‘insane’ policies: ‘Everyone should be intolerant of cruelty'

    02/08/2020 2:36:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/07/20 | Dillon Thompson
    Vegans across the country are protesting Starbucks for its "insane" institution of a "vegan tax" against non-dairy drinkers. The controversy, which stems from the fact that the coffee chain typically charges extra for plant-based milk options, has led to sit-ins at Starbucks locations nationwide, Insider reported. PETA, the animal rights group, has organized many of the protests, which have taken place in cities such as San Diego, Queens, N.Y., and Meriden Township, Minn., as well as outside the home of the company’s CEO, Kevin Johnson. **SNIP** The protests began in December 2019, when PETA announced it was purchasing shares of...
  • Groundhog Day star Punxsutawney Phil should retire and be replaced by a robot, PETA says

    01/31/2020 5:31:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    The Sun UK via Fox News ^ | 01/30/2020 | David Boroff
    Punxsutawney Phil undergoes “great stress” every year on Groundhog Day and should be replaced by a robot, the leader of PETA says. Ingrid Newkirk writes in a letter to the furry celebrity’s Groundhog Club that Phil deserves a break and should be allowed to retire. The request, posted on PETA’s website, comes ahead of Sunday’s annual ceremony which will determine whether spring arrives early this year. If Phil sees his shadow this weekend in the small Pennsylvania town, he will retreat and winter will continue for six weeks. If Phil does not see his shadow, spring will be here soon....
  • PETA calls out Conor McGregor, 'Cowboy' Cerrone over python jacket

    01/21/2020 5:31:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/21/2020 | Alexandra Deabler
    It looks like PETA wants to enter the octagon with Conor McGregor and “Cowboy” Cerrone this weekend. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called out the famous UFC fighters on Twitter after McGregor and competitor Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone had a friendly back-and-forth about the latter’s python jacket. The exchange, which took place during a press conference with the two fighters before their upcoming fight Saturday, started with McGregor interrupting Cerrone to compliment his coat. “That’s one hell of a coat, Donald, my God. I got to give credit where credit is due,” McGregor starts, before asking why kind...
  • AOC in PETA doghouse after adopting purebred French bulldog -- instead of setting example with rescue pup

    01/10/2020 4:30:56 AM PST · by knighthawk · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 10 2020 | Danielle Wallace
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was slammed by the animal rights organization PETA on Thursday for not being a good role model. The New York Democrat could have influenced her millions of social media followers by adopting a rescue mutt from a shelter, PETA argued, but instead the congresswoman took home a purebred French bulldog. “AOC had a chance to set a compassionate, responsible example in the face of the homeless-animal crisis, but instead, she apparently inadvertently contributed to the problem,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a letter. “PETA is urging her supporters not to follow her lead in this case...
  • Plants Emit Ultrasonic ‘Screams’ When Stressed: Study

    01/07/2020 12:08:38 PM PST · by Red Badger · 84 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | Updated: December 10, 2019 | By Isabel van Brugen
    Some plants emit a high frequency distress sound when they are placed under environmental stress, a team of researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel has found. The team, led by Itzhak Khait, examined the sounds emitted by tomato and tobacco plants when stressed by insufficient water or when their stems are cut. Microphones recorded ultrasonic sounds between 20 and 100 kilohertz emitted by the plants in both cases, the study found. The sounds emitted by the stressed plants are at frequencies unable to be heard by humans, however the team of scientists believes “some organisms” can hear the sounds...
  • Doctors Want FDA To Warn Women About Cheese And Breast Cancer Link

    10/15/2019 7:35:28 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 56 replies ^ | 10/15/2019 | Darwin Malicdem
    PCRM has called on the federal government to consider adding label to cheese products that would warn women about the risk of breast cancer. Doctors said hormones found in cow milk-based cheese could contribute to development of the disease. […]document highlights a study that found high-fat cheese products could increase breast cancer risk by 53 percent in women. PCRM aims to promote plant-based nutrition and lower consumption of animal products for better health. Up to 12,000 members agreed with the findings that cheese made from cow’s milk could be harmful. These potentially harmful hormones include IGF-1, which has been directly...
  • Estimates of bird collision mortality at wind facilities in the contiguous United States

    09/23/2019 3:02:06 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 39 replies
    Science Direct ^ | December 2013 | Scott R. Loss, Tom Will, Peter P. Marra
    Abstract Wind energy has emerged as a promising alternative to fossil fuels, yet the impacts of wind facilities on wildlife remain unclear. Prior studies estimate between 10,000 and 573,000 fatal bird collisions with U.S. wind turbines annually; however, these studies do not differentiate between turbines with a monopole tower and those with a lattice tower, the former of which now comprise the vast majority of all U.S. wind turbines and the latter of which are largely being de-commissioned. We systematically derived an estimate of bird mortality for U.S. monopole turbines by applying inclusion criteria to compiled studies, identifying correlates of...
  • PETA billboard in Baltimore compares Kushner to rat and labels him a 'rich pest'

    08/22/2019 2:24:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/20/19 | Zachary Halaschak
    A billboard supported by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals went up in Baltimore that compares President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner to a rat. The billboard alludes to Trump’s recent comments that Baltimore is a “rat and rodent infected mess,” and features a cartoon rat grasping a piece of cheese with the caption “poor guy just trying to survive” next to a cartoon of Kushner lounging on a stack of money with the caption “rich pest.” **SNIP** “Smart, social, resourceful rats who are just trying to eke out an existence suffer when entitled landlords neglect humane rodent-control measures,” PETA...
  • Watermelons to replace piglets in California fair event

    07/21/2019 5:29:24 PM PDT · by dayglored · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2019 | Not Specified
    <p>SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Watermelons are set to replace piglets in an annual event celebrating agriculture at a California fair.</p> <p>The Press Democrat reported Saturday that the Sonoma County Fair has eliminated the pig scramble from Farmers Day due to rising public concern and protests over animal welfare.</p>
  • Animal rights group PETA asks Idaho city to rename Chicken Dinner Road

    07/06/2019 11:38:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    Idaho Press ^ | July 5, 2019 | SAVANNAH CARDON
    CALDWELL, Idaho — Chicken Dinner Road is ruffling some feathers. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an animal rights organization, is requesting that the city of Caldwell, Idaho, rename the historical Chicken Dinner Road. In a letter sent to Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas, PETA condemned the name of the road, saying, “Chickens are intelligent, sensitive animals who feel pain and empathy and form strong bonds with one another, and they shouldn’t be considered ‘dinner.’” The request, apparently, has run afoul of the mayor. “First of all, it’s absolutely ridiculous — it just is,” Nancolas told the Idaho Press. “It’s...
  • PETA Finds Name of Rural Road (Chicken Dinner Road) in Idaho Distasteful, Asks for Change

    07/05/2019 5:54:11 PM PDT · by tom h · 60 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | July 03, 2019 08:53 AM | Katy Moeller
    Chickens are friends for some people, dinner for others. Sometimes both. But one animal rights group feels that the name of a rural road in the Treasure Valley isn’t kind to poultry. PETA sent out a news release Wednesday morning alerting Idaho media that it has written a letter to Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas to ask for a change to the street name Chicken Dinner Road. However, Caldwell city street maps don’t include Chicken Dinner Road, which is located in rural Canyon County. ...
  • Hunter Who Went Viral for Killing Giraffe Has Message for Her Critics: He Tasted ‘Delicious’

    06/09/2019 11:00:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 132 replies ^ | 7 June, 2019 | Pluralist
    Tess Talley, an American trophy hunter who went viral in 2018 after posting a picture of a giraffe she’d killed, spoke out for the first time since the controversy in an interview with CBS aired this week. The image, which showed Talley posing next to a dead giraffe she’d bagged during a trip to South Africa in 2017, sparked widespread backlash. Talley spoke to “CBS This Morning” on Friday and revealed that the worldwide outcry hadn’t dulled her passion for hunting. “It’s a hobby, it’s something that I love to do,” she said and explained that the 2017 kill was...
  • PETA Condemns Fishing as ‘Cruel’ Harassment

    06/08/2019 3:18:45 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 88 replies
    breitbart ^ | 06/08/2019 | Thomas D. Williams
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has denounced fishing as a cruel sport, insisting that fish feel pain and urging all anglers to become vegans.
  • PETA Is Beyond Parody

    05/16/2019 4:29:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | May 16, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    Let me just say from the start that I love animals, and I’m not just talking about the delicious ones. I drive my wife a little nuts by feeding the birds, squirrels, deer, rabbits, and pretty much anything else I know that wanders through our yard. But our kids love watching them and so do I. Plus, we have a bunch on the inside of the house, too. That being said, I have a lot of issues with so-called animal rights groups.I’m as disgusted as anyone with animal abuse. People who’d torture any sentient creature should have the same Hell...
  • 'Will buy pets for meat' (Canada)

    02/19/2019 11:56:15 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    Castanet ^ | Feb 11, 2019 | Jon Manchester
    At first glance, a classified ad looking for puppies and kittens might not seem all that unusual. Until you see the poster is willing to pay by the pound. The stomach-turning ad, since removed, has been blocked by Castanet and the poster banned following this bizarre listing: "Looking to provide a loving humane organic home for unwanted cats and dogs. Will pay top prices per pound. Best quality of care and food provided. Free range of farm and home. Lots of love and attention. We are looking to use them as an ethical source of meat for our family. Slaughter...
  • A U.S. trophy hunter paid $110,000 to kill a rare mountain goat in Pakistan

    02/12/2019 9:14:26 PM PST · by Simon Green · 82 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02/12/19 | Pamela Constable
    <p>The photograph, published last week in Pakistani newspapers, was stunning. It showed a magnificent mountain goat, with huge, symmetrically spiral horns, nestled on a rock and surrounded by breathtaking snowy mountains, with a man kneeling and smiling behind it.</p> <p>It took a few seconds to realize that the animal, a wild Astore markhor, was dead. The caption described the man as an American hunter who had paid a record $110,000 to shoot it on a tourist expedition to Pakistan’s northern Himalayan region of Gilgit-Baltistan.</p>
  • PETA: Border Wall 'Death-Inducing,' Even for Birds and Butterflies

    02/11/2019 6:22:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10, 2019 | Penny Starr
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is weighing in on the proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, claiming it would be “death-inducing” for a number of species. [Snip] PETA opposes a border wall because it spells certain death by starvation and thirst and the end of access to foraging and nesting ground—as well as blocking the migratory paths. [Snip] Even the conservative National Wildlife Federation called the wall "one of the biggest potential ecological disasters of our time." [Snip] "You think a bird's just going to fly over a wall, but that's not necessarily the case,"...