Bluch! And here are yet another three reasons why I don’t eat food that had a face:
Seriously, people. Those do NOT look delicious… no matter how long you cook them.
So this is interesting…
“Since April 15, 2007, pricier, grain-based animal feed (which consumed 40 percent of 2007’s 13 billion bushel U.S. corn crop) has helped hike eggs 46 percent. Got milk? You paid 26 percent more. Conversely, meat prices have dropped, as farmers slaughter animals rather than pay so much to feed them.”
Check out the rest of the article here.
Meat prices may fall… but how much are they worth to you?
The Case Animal Rights & Ethics Society (CARES) is an animal rights club at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. This organization has grown tremendously since its foundation almost 4 years ago. CARES works to spread awareness about animal welfare issues by hosting speakers, holding events, distributing informational pamphlets and posters, etc. Many CARES members also volunteer at the local animal shelter, the Cleveland APL. CARES has also formed ties with other animal organizations such as Mercy for animals, Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary, Farm Sanctuary, any many more.
If you happen to be a Clevelander and are interested in learning more about the club or getting involved, OR if you are interested at speaking at a CARES event, contact CARES president Michelle Cehn at email@example.com !
Prince Fielder, first baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers, is a vegetarian! Following the footsteps of Kansas City Chiefs Tony Gonzalez who became vegan last year, Fielder is embracing a compassionate lifestyle after being exposed to the horrific mistreatment of farm animals. Fielder is putting up with rediculous levels of sass, but it certainly isn’t hurting his game, as he smoked two home runs pitched by “one of baseballs best young left-handers,” Cole Hamels of the Philidelphia Phillies. Check out the NY Times article here!
I just discovered a fantastic website: vegan.com, a blog hosted by Erik Marcus, author of Meat Market (2005) and Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating (2000). Erik is a pioneer in the animal welfare movement, and is currently pushing for surveillance cameras to be mandatory in slaughterhouses. Installing surveillance cameras in slaughterhouses would serve as an inexpensive, easy, and effective method to assure slaughterhouses live up to the standards they agree to. A facebook group has been created to support this idea and coordinate efforts to make it become a reality. Join the group here! Sign the petition here!