Written by PETA
China's fur farms—which supply more than half of the finished fur garments imported for sale in the U.S.—are among the world's most barbaric. So writer Andy Best and local Shanghai artist Kaine Lv have turned up the volume on the Chinese fight against skins. The two DIYers recently teamed up with music promoter Split Works and rallied Shanghai's underground music scene to produce the city's first-ever PETA Asia photo shoot.
To celebrate the milestone, Best and Lv hosted an anti-fur concert at Yu Yin Tang—Shanghai's hottest rock venue—headed by indie sensation Candy Shop.
Best, Lv, and Candy Shop are proof that the grassroots approach to taking action is the fastest way to turn heads. We can't wait to see what the resourceful, compassionate folks in Shanghai come up with next to battle fur.
Written by Logan Scherer
Keeping on top of the media sensation that is Daniel Angerer's "Mommy's Milk Cheese" is like trying to chase an out-of-control toddler. The compassionate concoction has some skeptics who claim that the only thing that goes with this food is whine, but the fromomage has also attracted some intrigued fans.
Famed foodie and critic Gael Greene tasted it and declared the flavor "quite bland, slightly sweet, the mild taste overwhelmed by the accompanying apricot preserves and a sprinkle of paprika. It's the unexpected texture that's so off-putting. Strangely soft, bouncy, like panna cotta." But over at the Today Show, one unsuspecting eater found no difference between mommy's cheese and animal-derived cheese. The sneak-attack taste-test starts at 7:34:
PETA's on board with human breast-milk cheese, and no one makes the argument better than the lactating lady herself, Lori Mason, who said, "People are eating milk from a cow or a goat or a yak or whatever and the milk from those animals feed their young just like the milk from humans feed their young. And while adults of most species aren't meant to eat dairy or drink milk, we do. So if anything, it's less of a stretch to eat human's milk. … It's the most nutritious thing on the planet for humans."
Deflocked, baby. Deflocked.
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As part of a Marketing ploy to tap into the feminist "post-punk chic" demographic (OK, I just made that demographic up, but it sounds like it could be a real thing), handbag designers Hogan recently launched a line of leather bags named after badass rock chicks. Given that Joan Jett, Kathleen Hannah, and Pink, (to name a few) have all worked with PETA in the past on our anti-animal-skins campaigns, this was kind of landmine territory for Hogan, and the whole thing went downhill fast when they decided to name a pony-skin bag "The Chrissie" after The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde-who is a lifelong animal rights activist and has staged protests around the world against the cruelty of the leather industry:
"I never thought I'd be moved to consider filing a lawsuit, but as soon as I heard my name was being used to promote bags made of dead-animal skin, I started exploring my legal options with my friends at PETA. At first, I thought this must be a joke, it's so outrageous and thoughtless."
I love you, Chrissie Hynde.
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