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All it takes is a good day…

Posted by Josh Friedlander | 1 Comment

…to feel better about the direction of humanity.

Today we learn that:

The Irish are getting along
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/27/opinion/27tue3.html

Cruelty against animals may no longer be chic in corporate America
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/28/business/28burger.html?hp

New York has beaten back the Wal-Mart monolith
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/28/business/28retail.html?hp

and…

The White House is running scared from what appear to be its own lies
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/27/opinion/27tue1.html

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One Response to “All it takes is a good day…”

  1. Amy
    March 30th, 2007 @

    It’s been a good week for animal issues:

    Ruth Reichl of Gourmet Magazine makes the realization that “vegetarian meals is neither penance nor virtue but simply another mealtime option.” The magazine will now have a section on vegetarian cuisine.

    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/03/gourmet_magazin.php

    And celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is hopping on the “happy meat” bandwagon with his WELL program (Wolfgang’s Eating, Loving and Living) :

    1. Only use and serve eggs from cage-free hens not confined to battery cages. 2. Only serve all-natural or organic crate-free pork. Crates prevent pigs from turning around. 3. Only serve all-natural or organic crate-free veal. Crates prevent calves from turning or walking. 4. Only serve certified sustainable seafood. 5. Eliminate foie gras from its menus. Force feeding swells ducks’ livers up to 10 times their normal size. 6. Only serve all-natural or organic chicken and turkey meat from farms that are compliant with progressive animal welfare standards. 7. Continue to feature and expand certified organic selections on all menus. 8. Continue to offer and expand vegetarian selections on all menus. 9. Send a letter to suppliers regarding methods of poultry slaughter that involve less suffering.

    http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,78592.shtml

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