Friday, 4 June 2010

miscellaneous links

I don't know anything about this ad campaign (because I...don't watch TV in Europe...), but I still am horrified by what is going on here. A report at the Daily Mail: Meerkat misery: Thanks to that TV ad, they're now a must-have pet…but behind the cute image lies a shocking cruelty. This is an article about meerkats becoming pets, being kept as single meerkats, in small cages, all sorts of horrible care issues.

Food labels not battleground for animal welfare

Animal lovers can have a say - what a great title, for a situation that is about a minster declaring it fate for animals to be tested on:
Mohd Ali had on May 28, during a meeting with his Facebook friends at The Curve, Kuala Lumpur, said God created animals to be used by humans, including to be eaten and animals needed to be sacrificed in order to find vaccines and cure for diseases.
Miss T has a post up about Animal Justice Party of Australia.

About dairy milk: World Milk Day or Weapon of Mass Destruction?
On WMD, let's remember the 1 million bobby calves who were taken from their grieving Mums, only to be slaughtered as 'waste products' of the dairy industry -- so that the milk nature intended for them could be fed to humans...
On WMD, let's spare a thought for the struggling Murray Darling Basin. It takes 200 litres of water to get one glass of milk. Not only is this the driest inhabited continent in the world -- our river systems are at record lows. But I'm taking shorter showers while the dairy industry is draining our waterways
At the Guardian, an article: UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet

Apparently there has been a lot of coverup as to how many animals have died due to the BP oil spill: Dying, dead marine wildlife paint dark, morbid picture of Gulf Coast following oil spill

1 comment:

vegetus said...

The awesome Captive Animals' Protection Society (CAPS) did the investigation and are running the campaign regarding breeding of meerkats for the pet trade. Check out:
http://www.savethemeerkat.com/