EVANA Newsletter January 2009
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Asunto: EVANA Newsletter January 2009
Fecha: viernes, 30 enero, 2009 2:14European Vegetarian and Animal News Alliance (EVANA)
Newsletter January 2009
In this issue you can read about:
2. Global Hunger
3. Meat kills climate
9. Recommended Mailinglists
1. Finally - politicians discover the benefits of vegetarianism
-European Parliament's Temporary Committee on Climate Change: '...reduce
meat consumption'/A report voted .by the European Parliament's Temporary
Committee on Climate Change http://www.evana.org/index.php?id=40260&lang=en
-Jens Holm, MEP Sweden: 'We should abolish meat subsidies, let meat bear its
own environmental costs and work to make modern vegetarian food cheaper'
-Even in a country with one of the highest percentages of meat consumers
the federal environment agency recommended to leave "Schnitzel off the
-On 26 January the Guardian published the remarkable article "Hospitals will
take meat off menus in bid to cut carbon"
Note: When those responsible for the publish health system of a country
consider cutting meat as contribution to "Saving Carbon, Improving
Health"....that's quite a breakthrough in the right direction!
-Barack Obama Asks Us To Re-Examine Food Policy
Quote: "The fact that we subsidize some of these big, agribusiness
operations that are not necessarily producing healthy foods, and we
discourage, or we don't subsidize farmers who are producing fruits and
vegetables and small scale farming that gets produce immediately to
consumers as opposed to having it processed. The fact that we're not doing
more to ensure that healthy food is in the schools. All those things don't
make sense. It is important for us to re-examine our overall food policy."
-Chicago Health Commissioner Says, 'Go Veg!'
More veggie snippets:
-MyPyramid USA: Vegetarian diets can meet all the recommendations for
-Ronald McDonald Turns Vegetarian
-USA: More kids going vegetarian
Nutrition experts say kids are never too young to become vegetarians....
2. The consumption of meat is growing - and so is global hunger
Billions face food shortages, study warns
Half of the world's population could face severe food shortages by the end
of the century as rising temperatures take their toll on farmers' crops,
scientists have warned....
Europe: Global food security: more European initiatives needed say MEPs
The European Parliament calls for "immediate and continuous action" to
ensure global food security..
UNICEF feels the pinch of the food price crisis
UN debates global food cost rise
PS: Please sign the petition 'Food vs Feed' and inform others about it.
Thanks! http://un.evana.org/ (23 languages)
Comment (signature 10503): "By eating meat, we are eating the food of
hundreds of other people"
3. Meat kills climate
Meat-eating is killing the Amazon
One of the main Brazilian newspapers reported today that ranchers account
for 76% of forest clearing in the Amazon, according to new, more reliable
data. But there's no point panicking and not doing anything about it: give
up on all animal products and you'll be doing your share to help mitigate
the human impact on the environment.
WSPA: Eating our future/The environmental impact of industrial animal
Climate change, meat eating and the environment/Excerpt: It's important to
note too that even if we ignore the effect of aerosols, animal agriculture
is also a major source of carbon dioxide emissions
Veg Climate Alliance: Open letter to President Obama
'in many ways, a dietary shift by you and an education campaign to increase
awareness of the urgency of a major shift toward plant-based diets would be
a great step toward reaching many of your goals'
Food needs 'fundamental rethink'
4. Is the Japanese whaling fleet jinxed?
A crewman on a Japanese whaling ship is presumed dead
Hurt Japanese whalers http://www.evana.org/index.php?id=40916&lang=en
European Parliament: Press Release - Call for action to eliminate whaling
Japanese whaling fleet endures rising tide of opposition
Japan whalers scared of arrest in Australia, activists say
Japan snubbed over anti-whaling ship
Gov't Funded Whaling Has Become 'Unprofitable' in Japan
Japan's whaling town residents have dangerously high levels of mercury
5. Fur - Animals have no possessions whatsoever and we don't even allow them
to keep their skins
EU: Commissioner Vassiliou welcomes entry into force of ban on imports,
exports and trade in cat and dog fur
more: EU: Animal Welfare - Cat and Dog Fur
Over 4.000.000 Karakul Lambs Are Being Slaughtered Each Year
It is unbelievable but it really happens! Over 4.000.000 karakul lambs are
being slaughtered each year to provide people with a fashionable coat, a
collar, a pair of boots or even a swimsuit. (...)
Fat Chicks and Furry Beasts Menace Karl Lagerfeld
Delightfully insane fashion person Karl Lagerfeld is not afraid to formulate
patently ridiculous defenses of decadence. Fur is bad and models are too
skinny? More like animals are dangerous and girls are too fat!
6. Animals' trip to hell
EU/Animal transport: MEPs debate non-enforcement of rules
The chair of Parliament's Agriculture Committee Neil Parish said that
reports he received from organisations contain "significant evidence that
the existing legislation is not being enforced in several member states"....
STOP Long Animal Transports http://www.evana.org/index.php?id=40534&lang=en
Italy: Lorry Driver Given Prison Sentence for Causing Suffering and Death to
7. Pigs - Magnificent animals in urgent need of a strong lobby
Please, meet cutie Kingsford http://www.evana.org/index.php?id=41045&lang=en
Pigs Peace Sanctuary: The story of Libby, a huge farm pig
Judy: If you came here and met Libby you might notice how calm and gentle
she is; you might gaze into her eyes and see the look of a special friend.
You might find that particular spot behind her eyes she loves to have
scratched and then you might see her smile....
Celeste's story--the story of a pig rescued from one of those 'humane'
family farms http://www.evana.org/index.php?id=40314&lang=en
UK: Alarm over cruelty behind the bacon on our breakfast plates
Two thirds of pork, bacon and ham imported into Britain are from pigs reared
on the Continent in cruel farm conditions that are banned in the UK..
China: Dead, Diseased Pigs Sold for Food
Six people have been detained in southern China's Guangdong Province for
allegedly running a network that processed and sold meat from dead and
Welfare doesn't come into it' ...the truth behind the European pig
industry - and so behind most of the pork we eat
Genetically Modified Pigs to be Bred for Organ Transplant Harvesting
Holland-Live pigs by road to Russia/Animal Rights activists have been
trying to outlaw the trade with no success....
Book: Don't Defend Animals: not in France, not anywhere (And that's that!)
by Guenady---Vegetarianism and Animal Defense in France, including profiles
Defenders, an American Expat's Observations on French Society, and original
recipes from France's only vegan restaurant (le Speakeasy, in Nice)
Film/Documentary: 'The Cove'....
.... tells the story of O'Barry's mission to obtain hard evidence of what
goes on in Taiji. Eco-activist documentaries don't get much more compelling
than "The Cove,"
an impassioned piece of advocacy filmmaking that follows "Flipper"
trainer-turned-marine crusader Richard O'Barry in his efforts to end dolphin
slaughter in Taiji, Japan. http://www.evana.org/index.php?id=40820&lang=en
Song: Reinhard Mey - Erbarme Dich (Video and song about horse transport in
Video/Jeremy Rifkin: The Link Between Meat Eating and Climate Change
9. Recommended mailing lists
If you interested in the exchange of information the following
mailing lists may be of interest to you:
--animal_net/English * http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/animal_net/
--animal_net/Francais * http://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/animal_net-FR/
--animal_net/Deutsch * http://de.groups.yahoo.com/group/animal_net-DE/
--Vegi Info http://de.groups.yahoo.com/group/vegi_info_liste/
*Website animal_net www.an-group.org
Your International EVANA Team