Action Alert: Please Help Free Arturo the Polar Bear

Originally posted on Fighting for Hope's Blog:

Please sign the petition to free Arturo the polar bear:

“Two years ago, Arturo’s long-time companion, a polar bear named Pelusa, died and he has since had not contact with other bears. In fact, Arturo is displaying many signs of depression and “abnormal behaviour,” baring his teeth while pacing and rocking from side to side.

On top of this, Arturo is living in extreme heat in Argentina. He has no opportunities to act as a normal polar bear and his only access to water is a pool 50cms deep. There is a real risk of death from hyperthermia for Arturo.”

Thank you.

Free Arturo, Argentina's Only Polar Bear, From Living Hell!

Free Arturo, Argentina’s Only Polar Bear, From Living Hell!

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Get it?

Faux moo.

As in, not real ice cream.


I am so over the moon right now that I had meant to publish this post last night but the evening got away from me.

FōMū is finally available at Whole Foods Paycheck.

Can I get a woot!

Yo Dudes!

Like for real. FōMū is made right here in my hometown, good ole Bahston, Massachusetts!  The founders of FōMū had, at one time, assured me that their products will be available in Whole Foods and they weren’t leading me astray.

Yesterday, while shopping at WF I decided to check the frozen dessert section and there it was, right there yo! Right there before my bleary eyes Fō(fucking)Mū.

I danced a little jig right there in the aisle.  I did. I swear it.

Good people of the Blogosphere, if you have never tried FōMū, then you must…

Right now.


I’ll wait…


For those of you who reside on the West Coast, I do not know if FōMū has made its way out to your ‘hood, you know, out there in the Cal-zone where everything is cheese-y, but keep an eye out because you must try this.

FōMū is so fuckingfantastic that it makes all other alternative ice creams look like sludge. As in Boston Harbor Dirty Water Sludge. Yos!

Do you want to know what makes this product even more fantastic than it already is?




I dare any non-vegan to challenge that.

The Vegan diet doesn’t exploit or kill.

It also doesn’t harm the human body.

Hey naysayers, suck on that!


Where was I?

Oh, right.

What’s that you say? You’re not a vegan?

Well not to worry.

Vegans and Non-Vegans alike will looooooooove this product.

I assure you.

If you feed this goodness to your family or friends, they will not know it is vegan.

Trust. Me.

That’s it, yos.


p.s. I ate the entire pint of the flavor you see above. It was so damn good I just couldn’t stop.


Kidnapped! – Julia’s Story

Originally posted on Honk If You're Vegan:


Julia Styles was kidnapped as a toddler. Although her basic needs were met, her life was lonely and sad. She was kept locked in a tiny room and wasn’t allowed to do the normal things kids do like make friends, play outside or go to school.

Once Julia reached puberty, her life got worse. She was raped and got pregnant. When she had her baby, she felt immeasurable love for him. For two days she cared for her baby, but then her captors took him away from her. Despite her plea’s, Julia never saw her son again.

Not long after this, Julia was raped again. She had a second child who was also taken from her. Then within months, she was raped yet again. This happened many more times causing immense physical and emotional strain on Julia.

By the time she was 28, Julia looked like an old woman. The physical trauma of her poor…

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The Real Face of Poaching

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

What exactly is a poacher? A person who kills animals (more often endangered one) and sells them, or their parts for profit. Correct? So, what does this poacher look like? In your mind who is a poacher? If you’re imagining the quintessential pith helmet wearing, rifle clad “Van Pelt” figure, you probably want to think again.

The WWF launched an incredible campaign to break down the definition of what a poacher is. People tend to distance themselves from the crime if they weren’t directly responsible for the “dirty work,” but the wildlife trade wouldn’t exist if we all took on some responsibility and stopped participating.

When you consider the number of exotic animal “delicacies” that appear on menus across the world (don’t think the U.S. is exempt here) and look at the people who made that dish appear before you, that is a poacher.

WWF Shows Us the Real Face of Poaching, the Outcome Will Shock YouWhen you purchase a brand…

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‘Nothing more than a thrill kill’: Humane Society asks Cleburne’s Kendall Jones to stop her big-game hunting

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

It’s official: For now, at least, 19-year-old Kendall Jones is The Most Famous Big-Game Hunter in the World … if, that is, we’re going by Huffington Post, FOX News, The Independent in England, every local TV station and, oh, that email I received this morning from a Norwegian journalist wanting to know how to reach the Cleburne teen who’s a Texas Tech cheerleader when she’s not hunting in Africa. Pictures of Jones and her trophies are no doubt filling your Facebook feed as you read this.

And now there’s this: The Humane Society of the United States just sent The Dallas Morning News a statement about Jones, who made her bow in the Cleburne paper Sunday before becoming an Overnight International Sensation. The missive came bearing the subject line “Statement on Texas Cheerleader Hunting Controversy.” And in it, the Humane Society’s vice president for wildlife protection, Nicole…

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Recipes to Make You Say, “YES!” to Vegan Cheese

Originally posted on Honk If You're Vegan:


My mom, my blogger friend, Mike, and countless others have told me that they can’t go vegan because they could never give up cheese. I get where they’re coming from – I was there. I found, however; that giving up cheese was easier than I imagined it would be. Sure, it was hard at first, but once I discovered how to make wonderful sauces, cheese-free pizzas and other cheese replacements it was a cinch (and delicious too!).

I’ve been perfectly content without cheese, but a few weeks ago my sister mentioned that a vegan cheese shop, Peace Cheese, opened up in San Diego. I thought this was strange because I didn’t think it was possible to make really good vegan cheese. Online, however; their cheeses – like Cashew Glow and Pumpkin Sun – looked tasty.


“Pumpkin Sun” – Vegan Cheese Alternative to mild Cheddar by PeaceCheese

I have yet…

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Petition: Pigs Want Out

Originally posted on GarryRogers Nature Conservation:

For those who still eat meat it should become more and more important to know where their food comes from. And for those who no longer support this violence against innocent creatures it is still a…


GR:  It is important to teach children that cruelty to animals is wrong. We have laws for adults who did not receive the lesson.  The laws protecting animals are not as severe as the ones that punish child abusers, but they are there and they should be enforced. PETA is handling the petition.

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My Favorite [vegan] Breakfast

Vegan Summertime Breakfast

Vegan Summertime Breakfast

This is my favorite breakfast to eat on the weekends during the warmer months.

Believe it or not, this meal will hold me for hours on end.  I ate this yesterday morning before going out to do yard work and I did not have another meal until 7:30 PM.

If you have not tried So-Delicious *yogurt* and you feel as though you could never give up your *Greek* Yogurt — I encourage you to try So-Delicious. There is no soy  – for those of you who fear soy. (Why I have no idea — but whatevs!).

Ditch the dairy people and get with a new way of eating that doesn’t cause or support animal suffering.


  • Base: So Delicious [vegan] plain *yogurt* (I buy the plain because I find the vanilla is too sweet.)
  • 1 tsp of Maca Powder sprinkled on top of yogurt
  • 3-4 medium size farmer’s market strawberries – sliced
  • 1/3 cup Blueberries (from Maine)
  • 1 Sliced organic Banana
  • 1/4 cup organic Walnuts

Mix and eat.


IMAGINE: An Animal Bill Of Rights

Originally posted on FUR OUT THE CLOSET::

animal bill of rights


I recently came across this campaign and as I am a just a vegan and not an abolitionist vegan I happily participated(if you have no idea what I am talking about, please see the deabate @

The message conveyed in this Animal Legal Defense Fund action can only be seen as encouraging.We live in a world where human rights are hard to monitor, so a Bill of Rights for nonhuman animals would be a phenomenon of note.

I am proud to say that South Africa has a Constitution that includes a Bill of Rights (for humans) as follows:

Bill of Rights

Chapter 2Bill of rights (ss 7-39)
  1. Rights
    1. This Bill of Rights is a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. It enshrines the rights of all people in our country and affirms the democratic values…

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Why are vegetarians so annoying?

Why are vegetarians so annoying?

Originally posted on Center for Advanced Hindsight:

vegetarian2 (1)When I meet someone new, I’m pretty open in the first “getting to know you” conversations. I’ll freely offer up information about my career, hobbies, reality TV preferences, and even my sexuality. But there is one topic I avoid discussing for as long as I can get away with — I’m vegan.

It might happen when I turn down a bite of birthday cake for the third time or have trouble mustering interest in going to a restaurant whose sole vegan option is a deflated pile of aging lettuce, but eventually, it comes out. If I’m lucky, reactions are something like, “You’re missing out on so much!” or, “Good for you, but I could never give up bacon.” Other times, though, their face darkens and the inquisition begins: Why are you doing that? Aren’t you worried about getting enough protein? If I paid you twenty dollars, would you eat this…

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Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day!

Originally posted on Bailey Boat Cat:

Furiends it’s a special day! A day to celebrate our beautiful oceans and make a pledge to protect them! I’m sticking with the same pledge I made last year because there’s still plenty of room for for the humans and I to improve and I feel very passionately about it.


I’d also like to raise awareness about the issues surrounding plastics in the ocean throughout the year, so stay tuned for that. I found a great infographic by which I’m sure you’ll all agree is really an eye opener.


I’ve got so many furiends in the ocean and if we all speak up a little and work together to make a change for good, I’m sure we can help them to live happily and healthily.


For more information about the day and some of the events that have been taking place around the world you can visit


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An Orca’s Life in Captivity vs. the Ocean [INFOGRAPHIC]

Originally posted on EMPTY ALL CAGES:


Sources: One Green Planet , PeTA, Blackfish

When the documentary “Blackfish” was released to critical acclaim in 2013, the world shifted beneath SlaveWorld’s feet. The once-favorite entertainment attraction lost its long-held prestige and a movement against the company was sparked. Animal lovers staged protests and Twitter erupted with angry hashtags like #downwithSeaWorld.

SlaveWorld has tried to write off these actions and others, calling them attacks by “extreme animal rights activists,” however, what the entertainment giant does not seem to understand is that “Blackfish” has permanently changed how we view marine mammals kept in captivity. Thanks to the film and subsequently available information on the issue, most of the public has been awoken to the sadness, frustration and abuse suffered by orcas in captivity.

These orcas lead very different lives than they would in the wild– their natural abilities are stifled and they rarely receive the stimulation and exercise they…

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PETA Offers Up to $5,000 Reward for Help in Nabbing Person Who Killed Mother Seal

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

A mother harbor seal, who had recently given birth, was found dead on the beach north of the Ocean Park beach approach last week, thought to have been a victim of an intentional vehicular killing.  Photo by SUZY WHITTEY / Chinook Observer

A mother harbor seal, who had recently given birth, was found dead on the beach north of the Ocean Park beach approach last week, thought to have been a victim of an intentional vehicular killing.
Photo by SUZY WHITTEY / Chinook Observer

Federal Officials Seeking Culprit and Missing Baby Seal

For Immediate Release:
May 8, 2014

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-483-7382 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Ocean Park, Wash. – On April 19, a pregnant harbor seal gave birth on a beach just north of Ocean Park. Concerned residents set up a perimeter—complete with red flag–draped warning signs—and checked on the seals periodically. On the morning of April 20, a concerned resident arrived to find that someone had apparently driven a truck into the area and run over the seal, severing her tail. The seal had to be euthanized because of the extent of her injuries, and her baby…

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Petition for Elephants

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

Sign for Elephants

We the People…

  • Refuse to allow the elephant species to disappear…
  • Refuse to allow poached elephants’ tusks to fund terrorism…
  • Refuse to allow the deaths of rangers as they defend elephants…
  • Refuse to allow the bloody ivory trade to continue in the United States of America.

Sign the Petition

Pass the Word!




The Elephant Crisis &
How You Can Help

100 elephants per day are slaughtered in Africa for their tusks. We must end the ivory trade, or it will be the end of elephants. This May, it is vital that elephants receive 100,000 signatures across America to the White House.

We petition the president to:

Unequivocally ban the ivory commerce to save elephants from extinction


How to Sign the Petition

They don’t make it easy but it’s really this simple:

  1. Create an Account with We the People
  2. Check your email for the confirmation…

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GUILTY! Two Workers at DiGiorno Cheese Supplier Convicted of Animal Cruelty

Originally posted on

April 22, 2014

GUILTY! Two Workers at DiGiorno Cheese Supplier Convicted of Animal Cruelty

WBF Cow Lift 02.pngAfter being caught on hidden camera beating, kicking and stabbing cows, Abelardo Jaimes and Lucia Martinez pled no contest to a total of 3 counts of animal cruelty today in Brown County Circuit Court. Their convictions come after an undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals at Wiese Brothers Farms in Greenleaf, Wisconsin, documented Jaimes and Martinez viciously kicking, whipping, beating and stabbing cows in the face and body.Following the release of Mercy For Animals’ graphic footage, two other Wiese Brothers Farms workers were also charged with multiple counts of criminal animal cruelty. Their cases are still pending.Watch the shocking undercover video here:

Mercy For Animals praises the Brown County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office for taking swift and decisive action in pursuing justice for these abused and exploited animals.

At the…

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