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Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
4:58 pm
Time's Running Out to Eat Free Veggie Burgers!

It's March 28, folks. Besides being Reba McEntire's birthday, today is really exciting because it marks the beginning of a veggie burger-eating marathon of sorts for me. Or maybe it's more of a triathalon? Either way, there are only four days left of March, and between now and Friday I am going to eat the living daylights out of some Streamliners at Johnny Rockets. My running count is at somewhere around 73 veggie burgers devoured. I don't eat, I end food.

SO, if you love double-stacked Boca burgers, nickel-jukeboxes, and ketchup art as much as I do, download your Johnny Rocket coupons and get eating before Friday!



Have I mentioned that I love Morrissey more than life itself? As if there weren't already enough reasons to want to have his babies, here is another:

In a statement on the ex-SMITHS frontman's website, he writes, "I fully realise that the absence of any Morrissey concerts in Canada is unlikely to bring the Canadian economy to its knees, but it is our small protest against this horrific slaughter - which is the largest slaughter of marine animal species found anywhere on the planet. "The Canadian Prime Minister (STEPHEN HARPER) also states that the slaughter is necessary because it provides jobs for local communities, but this is an ignorant reason for allowing such barbaric and cruel slaughter of beings that are denied life simply because somebody somewhere might want to wear their skin. "Construction of German gas chambers also provided work for someone - this is not a moral or sound reason for allowing suffering."

Moz4Prez2k8!

-Noah

(Vegan)

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006
11:58 pm
More On FFA

Despite one or two pieces of hatemail from 14 year olds with two teeth who want to "beet my ass" (spelling error theirs, not mine), the campaign to stop the practice of raising animals for slaughter on public school campuses is going smashingly. Since last week, we have already received over 500 signatures from Street Teamers on our "Stop the Slaughter" petition, with more than 250 from one high school student in South Carolina alone. Several FFA members have also contacted me to discuss what they can do to help, which is awesome. (It's interesting to note that the "other half" has taken note as well.) Of course PETA's goal is not to kick FFA out of schools - we're simply asking them not to contribute further to school violence by including slaughtering animals in the course. There's no excuse for shooting a pig in the head with a captive bolt gun and slitting her throat, or selling a cow at auction to slaughterhouses where they are strung up and have their necks cut open. That is not education; that is cruelty, and it shouldn't be paid for with our tax dollars.

Speaking of getting lots of signups, here's a new strategy that is working well for us on Taste of Chaos - sending a cute British girl into the crowd with a clever sign and a clipboard.

Brilliant!

It's almost half-way through the month, and so far I've eaten 11 Streamliners at Johnny Rockets in Norfolk, Boston, and Washington, DC.

Download the coupon and go eat some ASAP. They're so freaking delicioussss.

-Noah

(1 Go | Vegan)

Thursday, March 9th, 2006
8:13 pm
Future F*ckheads of America

Come to think of it, Current Fuckheads of America is probably more fitting...

Future Farmers of America (FFA) is a nationwide program for high school students who are interested in the agricultural industry. That's all fine and good, but here's the kicker: in many FFA courses, students raise pigs, cows, chickens, and other animals, then sell them to slaughterhouses or, on occasion, even kill them right there on campus. Does that sound completely absurd to anyone else but me? Ok, first the students raise the animals and develop relationships with them, give them names, and care for them like they would a child. Then they have to kill the animals they've come to know like a friend. The only lesson I can see there is that killing a living being, one that feels pain and emotion just like a human, is acceptable.

A student at Union County High School in Lake Butler, Florida, contacted me last night because the FFA club on his campus was planning to slaughter a pig this morning in the agricultural science building. After I talked with pretty much every single tv, radio, and newspaper outlet in his area about the situation, and had a number of back-and-forth calls with the school and the secretary at the superintendent's office, the poor pig was unfortunately slaughtered while approximately 100 students watched. It was upsetting to say the least, especially after I spent basically a whole day trying to stop this from happening. I mean, nearly 275,000 pigs are killed for food each and every day, so of course it's much more important to get people to stop eating pigs than it is to save one particular animal. Still, I wish I could have saved that pig from being shot in the head by some idiot teacher, you know?

I'm all about keeping it posi as you may know, so from here our hope is to convince UCHS and the district school board to put an end to the animal portion of FFA in Union County, and save pigs from being killed on school property in the future. I'm also working with a couple of students at a different school in Florida to try and save two cows in their FFA program from being sold to a slaughterhouse at auction next week. I've basically made it my personal goal to give FFA hell until they stop barbarically killing animals in the name of education.

If there is an FFA or similar program at your school, you can help me (and the pigs, cows, and chickens) by downloading this petition and gathering signatures from fellow students and other people in your town.

Once you've gathered a few pages, e-mail me at NoahC@peta2.com to let me know how it went. From there, I'll be glad to help you with the next steps.

It's been almost seven years since the Columbine massacre. Since that day in 1999 when students opened fire on classmates and school faculty, the whole country has taken a step back and realized that something must be done to put an end to violence at schools. We can never hope to accomplish anything if schools continue to allow animals to be murdered on campus. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, FFA.

-Noah

(Vegan)

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
8:47 am
Bakers: Cruelty on Your Feet


You'd think by now that stores would realize that fur is cruel to animals (and bad for business), but apparently there are still a few out there who didn't get the memo. Bakers Footwear Group is a perfect example. Bakers, a national chain with more than 200 stores, is selling rabbit-fur-trimmed boots that are labeled as “Made in China." Are you kidding me?

PETA uncovered horrendous cruelty during an investigation of fur farms in China, where fur farmers swing raccoon dogs and foxes by their hind legs and smash their heads on the ground, injuring the animals but often leaving them conscious as they are skinned alive. When the fur is finally peeled off over animals’ heads, their naked, bloody bodies are thrown onto a pile of those who have gone before them. Some are still alive, breathing in ragged gasps and blinking slowly. Some of the animals’ hearts are still beating five to 10 minutes after they are skinned. One investigator recorded that a skinned raccoon dog on a heap of carcasses had enough strength to lift his bloodied head and stare into the camera.

And there’s no telling whether Bakers Footwear’s fur is really from rabbits or if it’s from “man’s best friend.” Another recent investigation found that dogs and cats in China are bludgeoned, hanged, strangled with wire nooses, and bled to death for their fur, which is often deliberately mislabeled as fur from other species and exported to the United States to be sold to unsuspecting customers. That's right folks - if you're wearing shoes from Bakers, you might just have Fluffy or Spot on your feet.

After hearing PETA’s complaints as well as consumer concerns, Bakers CEO Peter A. Edison claims that the company wants to let customers choose and must sell fur in order to be competitive. Ridiculous... customers should be choosing between what's haute or what's "so yesterday", not whether or not they want to wear the skin of tortured animals. Who actually says, "Hm, do I want to put dead rabbits on my toes? Mayyybeeee."

It is extremely important for Bakers to know that there is nothing fashionable or “competitive” about skinning animals alive for their fur. Let's remind Bakers Footwear that we won’t shop at its stores until it stops selling all fur items and implements a permanent fur-free policy:

Peter A. Edison, Chair and CEO
Bakers Footwear Group Inc. 2815 Scott Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
314-621-0699
1-877-746-3932 (toll-free)
314-641-0390 (fax)
pedison@bfgstl.com
Online customer service form

If you're not good with the words, keep it short and sweet. Here's what I sent 'em.

See? Nothin' to it.

-Noah

(Vegan)

Saturday, February 11th, 2006
10:14 am
Laguna Beach is Better Than Real Life

I tend to really despise reality tv with a passion, but Laguna Beach is the exception to the rule. Shut up, you love it too. LB's Kristin Cavallari is in a brand new anti-fur ad for peta2, and it is the very definition of the word darling. Go here to see the ad and exclusive b-roll video from the photo shoot.



Also, check it out on MTV news and Pink is the New Blog.

David Novak, the CEO of KFC's parent company Yum! Brands, is pretty much the biggest douche that has ever lived. We've received word that his parents, Charles and Dorothy "Jean" Novak, have moved, and since David seems to be ignoring his phone, some Street Teamers have been calling and writing his parents at the address below to ask them to speak to their son about the horrible abuses chickens raised for KFC suffer. Interesting...

Charles L. Novak & Dorothy "Jean" Novak
43753 Castle Pines Terrace
Ashburn, VA 20147-4144
Phone: 571-223-0395


New merch up now at CafePress.com/PETAStore. Buy some!



Cannibalism is so last year.

Links of the day:
"There are empty KFC boxes all over her house" - Britney Spears makes me vomit
Cute Overload!
Fun flash game
ROFLMAO at hunters shooting each other
PETA videos you can put on your iPod!
peta2 on CMJ

-Noah

(Vegan)

Monday, January 9th, 2006
5:11 pm - New Jersey Says Students Can Refuse to Dissect!
New Jersey has just passed a law that means all students have the right to refuse to dissect! Incredible. Here's what one of the Assemblymen who passed the bill had to say:

"dissection is an outdated practice that should make way for computer technology"


Check out one of the many news articles here.

At peta2 we're fortunate enough to be supported by so many bands that want to help spread the word about animal rights, and one of them happens to be Regenerator. Recently they sent us some CDs to give away, so the first four readers who e-mail me at ChrisG@peta.org with "Regenerator" in the subject line and a picture of something they decorated with an animal rights stencil attached to the e-mail gets a CD. Whoo!

Alrighty, I have to get back to work and answer some e-mails. Then I'm going home to play Resident Evil 4. I jump so much playing it.

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Take care!

-Chris

(Vegan)

Friday, December 30th, 2005
5:01 pm - My Name is KentuckyFriedCruelty.com
A few months back I legally changed my name to KentuckyFriedCruelty.com as a fun and easy way to tell people all about KFC and the brutal ways in which they treat their chickens before slaughter. Talking about the campaign has become second nature as I am asked about the name change almost every single time I go to pay for something with my debit card or need to show my ID. Recently, the name change has been all over the news; it’s great! Hopefully lots of people will check out the website and join the boycott against KFC. If KFC implements our simple animal welfare guidelines, the lives of 850 million chickens will be improved every year. Here’s to hoping KFC listens!

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Here are some of the news articles:

-USA Today
-NBC
-NAMC Worldwide

Take care!
-Chris (a.k.a KentuckyFriedCruelty.com)

(Vegan)

11:10 am - Disgusting! That's the Word.
Have you seen KFCMadeMeSick.com? If eating corpses wasn't enough to gross you out, KFC has allegedly been serving raw chicken in some of their restaurants and now former KFC patrons are pissed off and are spreading the word about how KFC made them lose their lunch. Feel free to pass it along to your friends as just another reason for people to not eat KFC.

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I love cats.

-Chris

(Vegan)

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005
1:33 pm - Party!
Hope everyone is having a nice end of December. I know I am even though my throat feels like it's been stung by 100 bees. I'm drinking hot tea though. So soothing.

I have a ton of KFC demo alerts to send out today. Maybe I'm sending one to your city. If not, you should organize one and I'll gladly make a nice demo alert for you and send it out to all of the PETA activists in your area. You can have a huge demo in front of KFC, plus encourage hundreds more people to boycott KFC. This equals KFC losing thousands of dollars and improves millions of bird's lives. Who says math isn't fun?!

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Partying hard.

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Beak Intact.


-Chris

p.s. This is incredible.

(Vegan)

Monday, December 12th, 2005
3:28 pm - PETA Loses a Great Friend
This weekend PETA lost a dear friend when Richard Pryor passed away. In 1999, PETA honored Richard Pryor with its Humanitarian Award, but the kind and compassionate actor was just getting started on more than a decade of work to help get animals out of laboratores, circuses, and slaugterhouses. On Saturday, December 10, Richard Pryor died of a heart attack after suffering for 19 years with multiple sclerosis. Richard was also involved for several years in helping PETA pressure the fast-food companies. He wrote to Burger King franchise owners and to Safeway and starred in an ad urging KFC to make significant changes for the 850,000 million chickens the corporation raises and kills every year.

A Chicago native, the pending Chicago ordinance to ban the bullhook (a hooked tool used to punish and intimidate animals in the circus) caught the comedian’s attention, and he not only spoke in favor of the ordinance but recently wrote a letter to another famous Chicago native, Oprah Winfrey, urging her to support the measure as well.

Animals have lost a true hero, and it is our hope that in his memory, the Chicago City Council will pass the elephant protection ordinance, which will make such a huge difference to the animals who meant so much to this amazing man. Richard Pryor will be missed. In honor of Richard, please go out and do something positive for animals.


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-Chris

(Vegan)

3:28 pm - PETA Loses a Great Friend
This weekend PETA lost a dear friend when Richard Pryor passed away. In 1999, PETA honored Richard Pryor with its Humanitarian Award, but the kind and compassionate actor was just getting started on more than a decade of work to help get animals out of laboratores, circuses, and slaugterhouses. On Saturday, December 10, Richard Pryor died of a heart attack after suffering for 19 years with multiple sclerosis. Richard was also involved for several years in helping PETA pressure the fast-food companies. He wrote to Burger King franchise owners and to Safeway and starred in an ad urging KFC to make significant changes for the 850,000 million chickens the corporation raises and kills every year.

A Chicago native, the pending Chicago ordinance to ban the bullhook (a hooked tool used to punish and intimidate animals in the circus) caught the comedian’s attention, and he not only spoke in favor of the ordinance but recently wrote a letter to another famous Chicago native, Oprah Winfrey, urging her to support the measure as well.

Animals have lost a true hero, and it is our hope that in his memory, the Chicago City Council will pass the elephant protection ordinance, which will make such a huge difference to the animals who meant so much to this amazing man. Richard Pryor will be missed. In honor of Richard, please go out and do something positive for animals.


richardpryor.jpg


-Chris

(Vegan)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005
8:34 pm
J. Crew Promises "No More Fur!"

After some pretty intense campaigning against J.Crew over the last 11 weeks, I am extremely pleased to announce that the company has today confirmed that it will no longer sell fur: no fur garments, no fur trim, no fur anything. Amazing, right? We couldn't have done it without your help though. Thanks from the bottom of my little heart for every letter written, phone call made, and leafleted handed out. Seriously, you're all awesome. Click here for all the details on this victory, and be sure to pass the news on to your friends!

In semi-related news, I picked winners for the "Ink Not Mink" mission/contest. Courtney Rosenthal is the winner of the supreme-mega-ultra-enormous-grand prize, including her very own "Mean People Wear Fur" T-Shirt, a Fur Is Dead bumper sticker for her vehicle of choice, and some no fur buttons and stickers. Envy her.



Here are some of our other faves. There were like a bajillion sent in, so don't be terribly insulted if I didn't post your photo. We're still friends, right? RIGHT?!

  
  


The day wouldn't be complete without a few fun hunting accidents, don't you agree? First, let's take a trip to St. Albans Town, Vermont:

... (Thursday) morning we had some folks come forward that had been hunting in that field and were shooting in the direction of where Mr. Lussier was hunting seated in his tractor," said Miller ...


That suckkkkksssss. Being shot while you're on your tractor? Almost as bad as being shot when you're a deer WALKING AROUND MINDING YOUR OWN BUSINESS. Next, some Turbotville, PA hunters who need to learn how to aim:

... Mr. Bomberger was part of a deer drive during which hunters push deer toward other hunters. Mr. Bomberger was a stander, which means other hunters were driving deer toward him when two hunters — one that was involved in the drive and one that was not — fired. One of those shots struck Mr. Bomberger in the left eye ...


Somehow I can't feel pity for a guy who was running around like a jackass trying to help his friends kill an animal so he could hang his head on his trailer's wall. And then there's this 12-year old from Ohio who was shot in the neck by his older brother. LOL, his brother "mistook him for game" ...

A 12-year-old boy was shot to death by his older brother while they were hunting, authorities said.

Noah Gillogly was hunting with his brother, Nick, 15, around 5:30 p.m. Monday near the family's home in Vinton County, about 60 miles southeast of Columbus ...

... Noah, who was shot in the neck, was pronounced dead at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in nearby Athens ...



That child is an insult to my name and my honor! Maybe hunters should start using NERF guns?

-Noah

(Vegan)

Monday, November 28th, 2005
9:03 pm
Put Some PETA Videos on Your iPod


Anyone have a video iPod yet? If so, you should be like the person seen at right, and put some of PETA's videos on there and show them to people at KFC, on the bus, at the mall, and at other exciting locales. (Portable video! Think of the possibilities!) Thank goodness for that glorious vegan tech-wizard named Steve Jobs. We heart you Jobsy. Can we call you Jobsy?

Speaking of videos and vegans, all of us at peta2 would like to send our appreciation and thanks to Time Flies. Members of the band used to help out with protests here in VA, and they're great fellas. The band coined the phrase High Fives and Stage Dives back in the late 90's, and seeing as that's the name of the new peta2 DVD, we figured they deserve a pat on the back. Send e-love at myspace.com/timefliesxxx.

Did you all hear about this?

A southern Indiana hunter has died after being shot by his friend in an accident Sunday afternoon.

A state conservation officer says 41-year-old Gregory Saylor of Westport died in Jennings County. The officer says Saylor and his two friends were hunting when one of them shot him, thinking he was a deer.



Way to go dudes. Hunters sure are smart. Oh wait, did I say smart? Yeah, I actually meant "really dumb white trash who should fall off a cliff in their respective part of the world".

-Noah

(Vegan)

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005
5:11 pm
What Do You Want for Christmas?

I'm pretty stoked about my birthday/Christmas presents (or at least the ones I know about so far):
-Season Four of 24 on DVD
-An FM transmitter for my iPod
-A new tattoo involving Earth Crisis lyrics and some birds
-A handful of mixtapes


My friends and family are pretty awesome, right? We designed this new gift registry for our site where you can send a list of all of the PETA merch that you want to your parents or your boyfriend or whoever is buying you things, like that "Mean People Wear Fur" ringer or the peta2 zip-up all the hipsters are raving about. The best part - when you send your list out to everyone you're entered to win everything on your list. Check this junk out.



Also, in partnership with mtvU, we're giving away a 26-inch widescreen HD-ready flat-panel LCD TV, an Xbox 360, a digital camera, some stuff from Coheed and Cambria, Franz Ferdinand, O.A.R., Matisyahu, and Motion City Soundtrack, and lots of peta2 merch. Wanna win?

I picked two winners for those Joaquin anti-fur posters - Kristen Norberg and Shelley Lampreau. Here's some more Joaquin FYEyes.

Pulin and intern Colin are on the road with The Suicide Machines, Stretch Arm Strong, and Whole Wheat Bread. We hear it's going great with tons of people checking out the videos and signing our J.Cruel petition each night. In Orlando they were lucky enough to eat vegan hot dogs and chili "cheese" nachos (jealous!) from a vendor who sets up across from the club almost every night.

While in Panama City, Florida, one of the opening bands, In Darkness Shining, had their own peta2 literature out in addition to the peta2 table that our staffers set up. Jonny from IDS told Pulin about their upcoming tour where he'll have info out at each stop. Exciting stuff. Check them out myspace.com/indarknessshining and see them on tour.

I'm going to annihilate some Tofurky and a plethora of other vegan delights tomorrow. We're off work 'til Monday, so don't miss us too much.

-Noah

(Vegan)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005
5:25 pm
Do You Want a Free Joaquin Phoenix Poster?

I was lucky enough to get tickets to a sneak preview of Walk the Line, and wow it's hot. Joaquin Phoenix (my personal fave as far as vegan celebs go) plays a killer Cash. In celebration of this amazing film, we're giving away all sorts of prizes, including a red ESP Xtone guitar, a Walk the Line screen-printed guitar case from Coffin Cases, a poster autographed by the film's cast and crew, and a Walk the Line T-shirt, soundtrack and poster. Wowzers! Enter to win by December 8, yeah?



Oh yeah, so about the free Joaquin posters I mentioned. We have two of these enormous blown up versions of his anti-fur ad that are just sitting in our office, and you'd much rather have them, right? To win, all you need to do is post a link to http://www.peta2.com/OUTTHERE/o-Joaquinwalkline.asp?c=st64 on at least one Walk the Line fan site/message board or Joaquin community (you know, somewhere that is relevant to the movie) and e-mail me a link to your post. I'll pick two of you and send you each said enormous posters.

News outlets all over the world today have been talking about this year's Presidential pardon of two turkeys who, unlike their predecessors, might actually be pardoned. The pardon for the past 15 years has been more like a death sentence; the birds had previously been sent to Frying Pan Park (um, hi, look at that name), where they shiver in a 10-by-10 shed with no mental or physical stimulation and tend to die within six months. Instead, after a PETA letter-writing campaign, Mr. Bush has decided to send this year's birds to Disneyland in California. Our Tofurky contest winners have been getting some press of their own. Kate Newhart of Missoula, Montana has been featured on a bajillion Web sites, like this one! You don't hear this very often, but if only everyone would follow President Bush's example and pardon a turkey for the holidays...

Lastly, an important announcement.



-Noah

(Vegan)

Monday, November 14th, 2005
6:18 pm
I Am Not a Birthday Song!

Today I fired off the following strongly worded letter. I encourage each of you to do the same.



Summy Birchard, Inc.
15800 NW 48th Avenue
Miami, FL 33014

To Whom It May Concern,

After much searching on an internet search engine I frequent called "google," I was able to determine that your incorporation (I think that's a word) owns the rights to the famed American diddy known as "Happy Birthday to You." I'm writing to you today to express my concerns about the prejudice and malice said diddy promotes.

Now, I'm not sure if you've ever met a monkey, but I have, and they're actually pretty darn awesome! What they are NOT ... smelly. The second verse of your song goes something like, "You look like a monkey, and you smell like one too." I think it would be the responsible thing to do to change this verse to, I don't know maybe, "You look like a junkie, and you smell like one too!" No one likes junkies, so you'd have that sassy wit thing going for you without offending the monkeys of the world.

I anxiously await your reply.

Yours,

Noah Cooper

(Vegan)

Friday, November 11th, 2005
4:12 pm - Chair Fight
When not at work, our dedicated staff partakes in a variety of activities to relax big time. Here are some pictures of Joel Barlett and my boss Dan Shannon chair fighting.

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Dan.

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Joel.

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Dan and Joel.



Ever wonder what goes through a vivisectors mind? Professor Vitzerdooble has created an educational video for all of us to find out.

Justin Pearson from The Locust was nice enough to do an interview with us and give us some CDs and a DVD from his label Three One G to give to you. Enter the contest and check out Three One G, they put out some good music.

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Have a good weekend!

-Chris

p.s.
My friend Jason made a good site. Go look at it when you get a chance.

(Vegan)

Thursday, November 10th, 2005
3:07 pm - Neighborhoodies Winners!
The following people each won a Neighborhoodies gift certificate to get their slogan put on a t-shirt.

Tabitha Leslie--EATING MEAT IS FOR SQUARES...AND I AM AN OVAL.
Stacy Dean--VEGAN BOYS ARE TO DIE FOR.
Christy Lincoln--SILLY PERSON! FUR IS FOR RABBITS!

Congratulations to our winners, thanks to everyone that submitted entries and a big thank you Neighborhoodies for donating those gift certificates!

Being the business man that I am, I read the Wall Street Journal every morning and there was a great article online today talking about revolutionary teenage activists. Check out this exerpt:

"Our children are taught about Rosa Parks's refusal to give up her seat on a bus in 1955. They know about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his "I Have a Dream" speech. But many don't realize that the early civil-rights movement was often led by unsung teens. Some academics and activists now argue that by not sharing this hidden history, parents and teachers are missing crucial opportunities to energize and inspire today's kids, especially African-Americans....

One reason young activists have faded into history is because, early on, they didn't fit the image that civil-rights leaders wanted to project. Some were deemed too militant, rebellious or immature to be useful rallying symbols."


Click this to read the rest of the article. Maybe someday the headline will read: Kids Undercover in the Factory Farm: The Overlooked Role of Teenagers in the Animal-Rights Era.


I got some great pictures from Street Teamers in Rapid City, SD taking a stance against Ringling Bros. Hey Ringling, last time I checked elephants weren't supposed to have people standing on their heads and tigers weren't jumping through flaming hoops. Morons.

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-Chris

(Vegan)

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005
4:20 pm - Get your very own peta2 battleaxe!
My cousin and her husband are coming down to visit for a few days today, and tomorrow is my cousin's birthday. I think I'm going to give her Free The Animals seeing as it is one my favorite books and I think she would enjoy the exciting stories about animal rescues. If you still haven't read it, I would highly recommend checking it out. It's a hit. She's not a vegan yet, but I think after staying with me for a few days she'll see how easy and delicious it really is. Birthdays and holidays really are a great way to speak up for animals and maybe influence a few family members to make more compassionate decisions. (PETA Catalog has great gifts for all occasions!)

If you go to Neighborhoodies right now and watch their slideshow of sample hoodies, you will see a hoodie that says "Tofurkey Me Baby".

I'm swimming in e-mails. So I should probably get back to work. Here is a picture of Noah fighting an axe wielding lunatic because people only read entries that have pictures.

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-Chris

(Vegan)

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005
4:07 pm - Keep Your Friend Safe
The other day when I was riding my bicycle I came across an injured pigeon. He was in terrible shape. The front of his chest was bloody and his beak was broken. It looked like he had either been hit by a car or attacked by a cat. I called our Community Animal Project emergency number and they came out right away to help him out. If you're ever out and see an injured animal call your local wildlife rehabilitator or animal control number right away. It's a good idea to always have this number handy. Turns out he was attacked by a cat, so also remember to keep your companion animals indoors where they are safe from the streets. I found this guy on the side of a very busy road and the cat that attacked him was lucky to not have ended up there too.

On a lighter note, Antidote Apparel is a new clothing line established by vegan guitarist Greg from Punchline to reflect "a happier side of you." Since Greg is such a nice guy and he's all about keeping it posi he has recently teamed up with us to give you a chance to win gift certificates from Antidote Apparel, as well as T-shirts, stickers, buttons and CDs from Fueled By Ramen. All you have to do is head over to our feature and fill out a short form before November 28th and you'll be entered in the drawing for one of three prize packages.

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Today was bagel day at work. I love bagels and days that involve them.

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-Chris

(Vegan)


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