Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday News

Welcome to the Monday News!  From now on I hope to feature a bit of news on most Mondays.  These entries will include vegan and animal-related info. that I've picked up the previous week from other blogs and news sources.  Feel free to list any news you've picked up in the comments and let me know your views on recent happenings.

Cameron goes cross-eyed

Happy Birthday Cameron!
Cameron turned 6 today :)  Isn't he a handsome fella?!

Lion Burgers in Mesa, Arizona
Many of you probably read about this horror in the last couple of weeks.  I would like to thank Vegansaurus for informing me about it.  Supposedly the meat was sourced from a free-range farm in Illinois.  Oddly enough, it seems that the owner hadn't really done his research.  The meat was purchased from Czimer's Game & Sea Foods, but don't worry it's in Illinois.  This guy Czimer has sold tiger, lion, and liger meat (amongst other things).  And where did he get his lion meat?  Well, he doesn't plan to reveal that, but it's from a man who runs a skinning operation.  So at least more of the animal is getting used and his operation seems to be USDA approved.  But if you ask me, the whole thing makes me sick!  You see, according to these articles lions are not endangered, but why is no one concerned with the fact that their population is rapidly decreasing and they are red-listed as a vulnerable species?  

BP's Continued Distaster Now Includes Burning Sea Turtles
Thank you for the heads up.  BP's recent active solution to clean up their mess involved controlled burns.  They just happen to be burning up turtles, such as the endangered species Kemp's Ridley, along the way.  In the process, BP prevented those involved in rescue operations from doing their part.  Thanks goes to many animal welfare groups who have stepped in to discourage this sort of activity from continuing, for now at least.

Jasmine, a Greyhound Hero
Early last month the Kind Life featured a fantastic story about a hound with a huge heart :)  This girl has a truly wonderful gift and I hope that all of you read her story!
If you have any news you would like included next week, please send me an e-mail.  Does your pet or animal friend have a birthday coming up?  Send me an e-mail with a picture and I'll post a shout-out :)


River - The Crafty Kook said...

Happy birthday Cameron! He is a very handsome boy indeed! :)

OK, who eats lion meat? And why? Weird.

Jasmine the rescue dog is such a wonderful little creature! Thank you for sharing, that really made my day!

Here's something for your Monday News feature, if you want it: Oscar the cat got two prosthetic limbs after having his feet severed by a combine harvester. He actually got an even better set of feet after that video was made, and you can see them in action here. Isn't he a trooper? :)

Reading in the Dark said...

I can't believe he's 6 years old! I remember when he was a kitten. Goodness. Did you guys give him some catnip or something?

Jessica @ Lima's Vegan Kitchen said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful kitty! And thanks for stopping by! I'm following you know so, I'll make sure I dont miss a thing! :)

Cassie - Vegan Fox said...

River, Thanks so much for sharing that! Oscar is incredible!!

Hannah, haha...actually we are still looking for something special for him. He had a pretty awesome day, though.

Jessica, Thanks!