Written by PETA
As well it should! This is a good way to end World Vegetarian Week, and after all, everyone loves basking in the light, crispy, delicious glory that is the waffle, especially when waffles are bejeweled with yummy chocolate chips, flaked coconut, and walnuts; smothered with Earth Balance buttery spread; and topped with light and luscious Soy Whip. But what we really don't get is why anyone would ruin a perfectly fabulous masterpiece by throwing in bovine mammary secretions or a hen's ... umm ... menstrual stuff.
Plus, when you hold the cholesterol and saturated fat from the disgusting milk and eggs, you can go a little crazier with the Soy Whip! Yum!
I hate to "out" myself as a listener of Mancow's Morning Madhouse Show, but I actually caught him praising Frommer's Travel Guides this morning as his preferred companion while globe-trotting. Funny he should mention that, 'cause we love the folks at Frommer's too!
In a very progressive move, Frommer's Travel Guides is now advising readers not to support the horse-drawn carriage industry in New York City. In the New York Experiences to Avoid section of the 2008 Frommer's Guide to New York City, tourists are instead urged to "[p]ity those poor beasts of burden," who appear "so forlorn, as if [pulling carriages is] the last thing they want to do." The guide recommends pedicab rides to people who "want a slow, leisurely ride through Central Park, minus the ripe and frequent smell of horse poop ...."
While it is of course excellent that Frommer's is making this statement on behalf of horses in the city's carriage industry, I can't imagine that any reader of the guide—as a person with enough intellect to be literate—would find it too surprising that horses might not want to die in a car crash or, worse, spend a life in servitude to visiting yuppies. New York is famous for a host of other things—from window shopping to the good eats at Red Bamboo—so I don't think visitors will be at a loss if they can't spend a half-hour getting a buzz off the smell of feces.
Actually, these ominous-looking, hog-riding, crime-fighting softies call themselves Rescue Ink and are the latest recipient of PETA's Compassionate Action Award.
In New York City and surrounding areas, this burly clan responds to emergency calls day and night. And for no charge, they will show up at the doors of any would-be animal abusers to strike knee-knocking fear into what's left of their hearts in behalf of voiceless animals.
In addition to making abusive animal guardians piddle themselves, their service to the community is far-reaching. From search and rescue missions to giving out free doghouses or simply providing the elderly with cat food, no animal is overlooked.
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