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Pretty Little Fliers

Something less depressing than what I usually share here.

For your viewing and reading pleasure, here’s a sampling of some glam female birds—the start of a long list of some 10,000 species worthy of a closer look.

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Red Phalarope
Red Phalarope

Personally, I think all birds are beautiful. Actually, all animals.

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When Will Animal Farming End? This Researcher Has a Prediction

As an animal rights advocate or environmentalist, it can be very easy to feel like your work isn’t making an impact – but if you listen to this interview, you will see how our collective effort has already started to cause ripple effects and push our morality forward.

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I was hoping it would be a lot sooner. Frankly, I don’t believe most people have any morality at all. At best they care a bit about their children and their current partner, but no one else, let alone members of other species. But I still think other factors might have the same effect.

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Veganism: How a maligned movement went mainstream

Malnourished, sanctimonious, hemp-clad, sandal-wearing, bearded, animal-cuddling, lentil-munching hippies. This has been the image of vegans for a long time, but a new generation is challenging the stereotypes. How has social media taken such a maligned movement and helped make 2017 the year veganism went mainstream?

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Note all the negative words they use to describe us vegans. Very revealing. Maybe being ‘mainstream’ isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. As if it’s wrong to love animals or eat lentils. And malnourished? I wish all those critics knew how much effort I’ve spent on losing weight. Then they’d see that many vegans are just as overweight as ‘ordinary’ people. I must say that this article offends me in many ways, even if it’s great that more people are going vegan. As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing wrong with caring.

Look at those malnourished legs. 😉 And if you like, check out that awful railway station in the background. Or my cute new handbag. 🙂

 

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Vegans and vegetarians get plenty of iron

One of the largest studies of vegetarians and vegans, The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Oxford study, follows the health, diets and lifestyle of thousands of participants over decades. In the results published in 2003, comparing over 33,000 meat-eaters, 18,000 vegetarians and 2,500 vegans, vegans had the highest intake of iron, followed by vegetarians with meat-eaters coming last (Davey et al., 2003). And the results from the next phase of the study published last year showed again that vegans had the highest intake of iron among all diet groups (Sobiecki et al., 2016).

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Did Monsanto Write Malawi’s Seed Policy? — GarryRogers Nature Conservation

”It is a chilling revelation that the seed policy was authored by an ex-Monsanto employee,” said Blessings Chinsinga, Chancellor College professor, when I told him this news. Indeed. It is difficult to imagine a more egregious conflict of interest than allowing a seed company executive to write a government policy that threatens to outlaw farmers’ saving and exchanging of seeds in order to open new markets for his company.

via Did Monsanto Write Malawi’s Seed Policy? — GarryRogers Nature Conservation

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7 Things It’s Hard For an Animal Lover To Do

Here are a few things it is really hard to do as someone who cares as deeply about animals as they do about humans (or maybe even more!):

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It’s so hard I’m having trouble signing petitions about animal abuse. The images hurt me so much I feel I’m getting scarred for life. And even so it’s far worse for the animals suffering out there. Another thing – it’s very hard to know that most people don’t care at all. None of this bothers them in the least. It’s makes you lose your will to live.

By the way, I’m still having trouble accessing Care2 in Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. I had to use another browser (Seamonkey) to read this article. Does anyone else have this problem?

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Facts about vitamin B12

Vitamin B12, also called “cobalamin,” is one of the eight water-soluble vitamins that play a key role in the metabolism of every cell in the human body, and is especially important in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and the formation of red blood cells.

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7 Vegan-Friendly Children’s Books to Share with Your Kids

Bedtime stories get even better when you’re sharing tales of animal friendships.

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I wish there were more vegan-friendly books for everyone, regardless of age. Also, I wish they would be suitable for sensitive people like me, who can’t stand to read about anything sad or gruesome.

Another thing – if you get an error message when you click the link above, try going to the main page and look for the article there. I’m not sure what the problem is.