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  • From: Juli Kaiss To: AR-news Date: June 4, 2007 Subject: Suffering Beluga Opens Hidden Debate AOL New, June 2nd, 07 Suffering Beluga Opens Hidden Debate By BOB WEBER, Canadian Press(CP) - It was the pictures - the injured, undernourished beluga whale still dragging around the satellite transmitter laced under its skin - that finally tore the issue open. The sight of the suffering...
    Pete Cohon Jun 4, 2007
  • According to the Red Bull Web site the taurine ingredient is NOT made from bull semen. The Web site says: "The taurine in Red BullR Energy Drink is a purely synthetic substance produced by pharmaceutical companies and is not derived from animals or animal materials. All ingredients for Red BullR Energy Drink are synthetically produced by pharmaceutical companies. This guarantees...
    Pete Cohon May 28, 2007
  • John McDougall, MD - Letter to the Editor - NY Times The New York Times today (May 21, 2007) carried an Op-Ed piece about the dangers of a vegan diet, titled "Death by Veganism," that deserves an immediate response: For the original article see: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/21/opinion/21planck.html?_r=1 ∨ef=slogin This article, written by Nina Planck, who is identified as a...
    Pete Cohon May 22, 2007
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  • [If you think hybrids and bio-diesel are cool, wait till you read this. The best news is, I wrote to Professor Woodall at Purdue University and he responded that his invention will work with sea water so there will be no need for expensive desalination.] Clean energy claim: Aluminum in your car tank Professor says Energy Department 'egos' blocking hydrogen breakthrough MSNBC May 18...
    Pete Cohon May 19, 2007
  • [Sadly, it's starting to look like ethanol will not save us from petroleum after all. Oh well!] Study warns of health risk from ethanol Keay Davidson, Chronicle Science Writer Wednesday, April 18, 2007 If ethanol ever gains widespread use as a clean alternative fuel to gasoline, people with respiratory illnesses may be in trouble. A new study out of Stanford says pollution from...
    Pete Cohon Apr 18, 2007
  • If you're a fan of Al Franken, consider this: On his Air America radio program this morning he talked favorably about a coalition between environmentalists, hunters and fishers. "Hunting is a fine thing," he stated, and he was not joking. If you disagree, write to him in care of comments@^$1 [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Pete Oct 28, 2006
  • [There have been some encouraging articles posted here recently about the alleged virtues of ethanol for fuel. Here’s the other side of the story.] STUMBLING TOWARDS GREEN FUEL Environmentalists Are Skeptical About Government Investment In Ethanol by EVE KRAKOW From Nov. 2 to 4, representatives from government and industry are meeting in Quebec City for the World Summit on Ethanol...
    Pete May 21, 2006
  • Long ago, perhaps 2 years or more, I posted to this list in a moment of anger an attack on Tammy & Chris of Bay Area Vegetarians after a post that offended me appeared on the BAV's listserve. I subsequently realized that my post was extremely inappropriate and rude, as things said in anger often are, and I apologized privately to Tammy & Chris. I also deleted the post from this...
    Pete Nov 7, 2005
  • I regret that my earlier post on this subject was misunderstood. I never meant to emply that folks should not support mixed veggie/non-veggie restaurants if they wish. The fact that more and more non-veg restaurants are offering veggie alternatives is a great victory for the movement and I applaud it. However, some of us do not like to smell burning animal flesh while we try to...
    Pete Jun 6, 2005
  • This is a great example of misleading advertising. Although the Mekong restaurant might advertise itself as "Certified 100%-Pure Vegan," it is, in fact, not a vegan or veggie restaurant. They do serve vegan dishes but there is an extensive menu of real meat items, thus making it a mixed restaurant, not a vegan one like Millennium or a near vegan one like Golden Era. I don't mean to...
    Pete Jun 5, 2005