Written by PETA
There was a fantastic feature article in The Chicago Tribune Magazine this weekend about the animal rights movement, with the premise that as times change, tactics change, but the message remains the same. It's always great to see animal rights get thoughtful mainstream coverage that's free of rhetoric, and this article will hopefully introduce a lot of people directly to the issues behind the bullhorns and the bunny costumes. You can check it out here.
What can I say, Alicia Silverstone is amazing. She never misses an opportunity to talk about veganism and animal rights. I think she might have just won my vote in our “World’s Sexiest Vegetarian” contest.
Check it out here.
This one's just so depressing, I don't even really know what to do with it. The story, so far, has gone a little bit like this:
ROBINSON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION: FYI, inmates—the woodchucks that frolic outside your cells will be exterminated this weekend.INMATES: But those woodchucks are the only things that bring us joy in our lives. ROBINSON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION: No need to worry—the animals will die within a few days once our steel jaw traps latch onto their limbs. Then you won't have anything to distract you from contemplating your joyless existence.
ROBINSON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION: FYI, inmates—the woodchucks that frolic outside your cells will be exterminated this weekend.
INMATES: But those woodchucks are the only things that bring us joy in our lives.
ROBINSON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION: No need to worry—the animals will die within a few days once our steel jaw traps latch onto their limbs. Then you won't have anything to distract you from contemplating your joyless existence.
Fortunately, this isn't over yet. Some correctional officers at Robinson contacted us to ask if there was anything we could do, and we're going to fight this one to the bitter end. We do need your help though—so if you could take a few moments to read more about the issue and contact the prison about their complete disregard for human and animal misery, some woodchucks in Connecticut would be very grateful indeed: You can click here to take action.
The story was covered in the Connecticut Journal-Inquirer, and you can read that here>.
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