Some Current Animal Rights, Environment, And Other News



Billions of animals from small birds and squirrels to raccoons and cats have died crushed in mechanized truck trash collectors....Neither corporate nor municipal trash collectors take the time to check dumpsters or cans before emptying them
Turning trash into treasure: using plastic pellets in building blocks and road construction
A cricket on the hearth is good luck, it is said. A company is making dog food treats out of killed crickets. Crickets too have rights.
There are 147 million vegan dog websites.. Vegan dogs are smarter, gentler, healthier, stronger.
Vegan dogs are smarter, gentler, healthier, stronger. Vegetarian cats are smarter, gentler,
healthier, stronger than fisheating cats who have radiation, mercury poisoning, kidney stones etc.
Wikipedia referred to the 44,000 cows on the Mormon owned Deseret Ranches of Florida as 'head of beef cattle'. Animals are not just their heads but their bodies.
Some Mormon businesses do not sell coffee or tea because of caffeine but do sell caffeine containing colas. Dioxypurine (caffeine) is not as harmful as trioxypurine (uric acid) in animal muscle cells.
Why I Don't Eat Meat - UK Indymedia
State agencies in Utah punishing vegetarian and vegan parents http://emmasmith.org/FamilyVsState.htm
There is a small but growing group of Mormon
vegetarians. http://ldsveg.org
Business Insider covered 25 biggest landowners in US, but failed to mention
Deseret Ranches owned by the Mormon church which has the country's largest
cow calf operations, 295,000 acres in Florida as well as other cattle ranches and factory farms.
One of many Mormon church owned factory farms is https://twitter.com/nonviolentnews9/status/1368745971811823617/photo/1
In addition the church owns several cattle and other ranches, and was reported to own stock in a fast food chain.
The following link claims to list the 10 largest ranches in the US but most listed
are under a quarter million acres, while
Business Insider has a more complete list
of 25 ranches at 250,000 to 2 million acres
It is indeed ironic that the United Methodists support Heifer International's
animal cruelty since John Wesley, founder of Methodism, was vegetarian as were the founders of the Salvation Army, Seventh Day Adventists, Franciscans etc. who believed Jesus, the Essene, was vegetarian.
Heifer Int'l sends terrified baby cows, pigs, sheep, oxen, goats, water buffalo, llamas, alpacas, camels, rabbits, chickens, bees, frogs fish, to others in promoting animal ag. Some
beings die in being shipped. Others after a life
of slavery are slaughtered.
Huge Brazilian cowkilling JBS got
tax subsidies from US. JBS and Smithfield (owned by Chinese co.) have had high
rates of worker covid infections. Farm animals and workers can transmit covid to
each other according to UC Davis, Univ of Minnesota, Dutch health authorities etc.
In May of 2019 Trump gave 16 billion to huge animal agriculture operations. At that time JBS, world's largest animal
slaughter co., got 78 million $, more
than any US pig murder operation.
In discussing another Mormon church owned ranch the Salt Lake Tribune used objectifying pronoun 'which' rather than 'who'
to refer to cows. Mormon cattle ranches r a factor in Utah drought & fires fireshttps://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2020/10/01/lds-churchs-northern-utah/
Singer Billie Eilish a vegan
Grocery stores could stop crushing produce and donate it to food banks.. restaurants could
donate cooked but not served food to food banks etc.
Georgia bill would criminalize giving food and drink to people waiting in line to vote. It would
also eliminate Sunday voting etc.
MSNBC's Sunday night host Mehdi Hasan, covered more progressive topics with
compassion, passion, and intellect than any other
It took George Floyd 7 minutes and 46 seconds
slowly to suffocate under the knee of a Minnesota policeman who ignored his saying
he could not breathe. Whether it's a human being or a fish, all have a right to breathe.
In 2007, JBS bought cow and pig killer Swift and Co. In 2008, it purchased cowkilling operations of Smithfield. In 2009, it acquired chicken knifer Pilgrim’s Pride. In 2015, JBS bought Cargill’s pig slaughter division. And in 2017, the company purchased chicken knifer GNP Co. 8 senators want JBS' monopoly challenged.
China has suspended imports from two Brazilian pig slaughter plants owned by JBS SA and BRF SA according to the Chinese customs authority, as it cracks down on meat shipments
JBS Co.setting fire to and bulldozing Brazilian rainforest has burned trillions of creatures alive and harmed the entire world's raincycles. JBS has 60,000 employees in US, and their slaughterhouses here had high rates of infected workers.
Worker sneezes can make the meat covid contaminated.
French fries require ideally 3 ingredients:
1. organic potatoes 2. olive, coconut,
almond or other oil 3. salt
Some of 19 items in McD fries
Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Natural Beef Flavor [Wheat and Milk Derivatives]*, Citric Acid Dextrose, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate Salt. TBHQ. Dimethylpolysiloxane

Greenpeace creates boulder barrier zone to prevent
destructive fishing
An overexposed NIAID director promoted the following vax knowing it was contaminated
Animal Rights And Environment News
In 2016 a Massachusetts ballot measure banning the sale and production of eggs, veal, and pork from chickens, calves, and pigs confined in cages, passed with a 78 percent “yes” vote.
Whole Foods is running an ad promoting purchase of Whole Fooss fish.. Once the fish are killed and cut up they aren't whole, nor are they ever
healthy food.
8 countries with strong animal protection laws
Austria, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, UK, Denmark
Vegan frienly cities: London, NY, Berlin, LA, Toronto, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Portland,.Prague, Bangkok
Meat giant brings lab grown meat to Brazil.
Lab grown meat is better than murdered animal flesh, but also has uric acid, lack of fiber, homocysteine correlated to Alzheimer's
Dan Levy of Schitt's Creek praises a vegan chicken sandwich
Leonardo DiCaprio tells 37 million fans to replace
animal flesh with Beyond Burgers
More than 80% of Indian Ocean dolpins killed by commercial fishing
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/03/more-than-80-of-indi... 9
Lyon France mayor's decision to remove meat from
school lunches angers others. A past Minnesota health dept official said that giving a child rare meat is
akin to driving 95 mph on the freeway with him in the back. Those who ditch meat are saving children from
leukemia, food poisoning, obesity, and dozens of other health problems

Woody Harrelson inspired 'Stranger Things' costar Sadie Sink to go vegan as a while back Danny DeVito
convinced Marilu Henner to go vegetarian. She said
DeVito didn't want cockroaches on the set killed.

Jackson MS outlaws labels of plantbased food as
plantbased meat. So now this mother and son team are
selling their Cajun Creole favorites in Portland Oregon.
*https://vegnews.com/2021/3/food-outlawed-mississippi-vegan-cajun-creole-portland 12
Though nut milk is hundreds of years old as a term,
the EU parliament kowtows to dairy lobby.

Hayek Hospital in Beirut Lebanon becomes the first hospital in the world to offer exclusively vegan food

When the Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Marylan
served only vegetarian food, the govt. threatened that unless meat were

offered to patients, the hospital would lose any federal funds

Vegetarians and vegans are taxed to provide health care for those with meat,

fish and dairy diseases, some of which are multiple types of cancer,

animal fat based heart attacks, strokes, and aneurisms, animal protein

generated Alzheimer's (animal fat and homocysteine), food poisoning,

kidney dysfunction (carnivores have 5 times our kidney size per lb),

arthritis from uric acid or pre-urine in meat muscle cells, addiction

(the trioxypurine in meat is more addictive than dioxypurine (caffeine),

impotence (animal food residue blocking penile arteries) etc.

Should meat, fish, eggs and dairy be taxed?


Fed'l Senators, reps work to end prisoner murder or execution.
Rep Ayanna Pressley: "State sanctioned murder is not justice"
Former gov Jesse Ventura:
"Thou shalt not kill is not asterisked with exceptions."
Sr. Helen Prejean: "The Bible belt has been the death belt."
States with legislation to abolish the death penalty are asteriske

in the following link


Pescatarians, fisheaters, create fish suffocation suffering. Fish flesh includes

radiation, brain destroying mercury and other heavy metals, uric acid,

Alzheimer's generating homocysteine
Fish can't scream. Their flesh is neurotoxic, carcinogenic, raioactive.
"Raw fish such as sushi has liver flukes." -JBO
"Taking fish oil is like eating the filter out of a car." -Dick Gregory
Besides karma of asphyxiating fish, illegal nuclear waste dumping in seas by

many countries concentrates radiation in fish flesh.

All fishing is overfishing. Canadian seals are clubbed, Japanese dolphins are

knifed, whales
are murdered by Norwegians partly because
these beings eat fish whom humans want for

Tobacco ads on public airwaves have been banned because of health risk.

Animal products
cause many more annual deaths. It's time to
ban meat, fish, dairy and egg ads.. for the animals, human health,

climate protection, energy conservation, higher food yield

Norman Schwarzkopf was given an award by the Safari Club for
having killed not 300 animals but 300 Kinds of animals.
He coordinated with McCaffrey, Powell, George H W Bush the
Highway of Death, the carpetbombing
murder of 250,000 people, children,
donkeys and dogs and the bulldozing of many of them alive.



“If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.” —Julian Assange


N Carolina breeders have sent 1000 roosters to Guam for cockfighting


Polar bear trapped in a concrete jail zoo

Grocery stores which unnecessarily wrap produce in plastic
such as polyethylene, PVC, and PVDC
are polluting the world. Sticky labels, nonbiodegradable, on fruits and

vegetables annoy millions and their adhesive can harm ocean fish.

New York requires vegan meal option at all hospital meals.

The US has a much higher rate of Caesarian sections than
other countries. C sections generate much higher income for doctors.
MD's impatient at waiting for a natural delivery. Uterus
damaging C sections also leave scars. Some die under anesthesia. Women

gynecologists are less likely to do unnecessary surgery

Many mouthwashes and toothpastes contain animal derived glycerine.

Since Mitch McConnell refused to vote on Obama SCOTUS nominee and jammed

through a prolife executioner, it is
time to make SCOTUS a 15 member court, 6 GOP and 9 Dems

Buy vegan dog food to prevent cancer, heart disease, kidney problems,

arthritis etc in pets, and to
avoid killing some animals to feed others. It's time for
Nestle, owner of Purina, Rachael Ray and others to stop killing millions of
animals in dog foods.

Aldi's is an international grocery chain and should
accommodate vegans and those transitioning to it
by offering vegan icecreams and pastries. Neither are part of an ideal diet,

but both are better than the animal product versions.

Leo Tolstoy was vegetarian. The Doukhobors had some connection with him
... they became vegetarian and emigrated from Russia to Canada.
Between 1899 and 1914, thousands of Doukhobors left their homeland of

Russia to settle in Canada. ... In total, 7,500 Doukhobors arrived in Canada

during the four voyages.,
Why Doukhobors Are Vegetarians
Current veganism in Russia

S Africa slowly embracing veganism

Vegan Australia


Covid-19: Single-use plastic impact 'will last forever'
Plastic pollution experts say the pandemic is making it hard for people to cut

down on single use plastics. (Hospitals
.. always huge nonrecyclable trash generators... even worse now)

Is this the first time in its 66 year history that McDonald's will offer
a vegetarian sandwich to its US customers?


NY Mayor's office urges people to cut down on meat consumption for the sake
of climate protection.


Volvo commits to all electric cars by 2030 and to phasing out of animal

Chile slaughters around 15.4 land-based animals per person / year, which is

much higher than the global average of 9.7. The country’s dependency on farm

animals is relatively high, with around 5 farm animals per person (compared with

a global average of around 4). Factory farming is widespread throughout the

country, particularly in dairy, pig and poultry production.

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Lagos-Badagry Road;

Yes, from Alakija to Iyana Iba;

Ha, home of confusion.

What have we woken to?

Hell suddenly let lose in the cold

Where morning dew dries

In the fire of a billion buzzing bees.

An ocean of fretting fire

Aglow with a hotchpotch

Of a billion burning eyes:

Eyes that blaze through the haze

Of a million hooting elephants

Poised to trample a million prancing monkeys

On a canvas of buzzing bees,

And we, the unfortunate spectators

Cringe to save our souls from the

Collective terror of drunken monsters.

Yet everyone remains where they are.

And there is no where to go.

Elephants, monkeys and bees are trapped.

This is a road that leads to no-where.

The trucks blame the commercial buses,

The commercial buses blame the commercial bikers,

The commercial bikers blame the pedestrians,

The pedestrians blame the road construction contractor,

The road construction contractor blames the government,

The government blames the treasury looters,

The treasury looters blame the system,

The systemblames God's help” delayed.

Yeah, this is Lagos

And Lagos unfortunately is Nigeria.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

The Reconstruction of Lagos-Badagry Carriageway Project was started in 2012 by the Lagos State Government to expand the Lagos end of the road which leads from Lagos through the west coast of Africa all the way to Accra in order to create a metro rail system at the centre. However, the progress was stalled during the immediate past regime and this left the section of the extremely busy commercial road in a state of complete collapse plunging commuters into unimaginable suffering. So many have died on this road, many of them trampled by containers that often fall off trucks. Millions of dare-devil commercial bikers have flooded the place hiking prices as this has now become the preferred mode of transportation. Sometimes you might be tempted to just stay aside and watch the squirming sea of pedestrians, motorcyclists, buses and trucks altogether caught in an unending traffic jam. It may yet seem unbelievable to some that pedestrians could also be caught in a standstill traffic jam. 

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Solyent Green

Solyent Green

By jfarrell


(love them old scifi classics - don’t you)


In a way it’s inevitable;

Every culture has it’s own tastes, own customs,

Of what is and is not acceptable to eat,

For a multitude of reasons.


For Britain, horse being passed off as a cow was a major scandal;

Though I doubt few noticed until it got front page in the red tops.

And despite those headlines, we queued in our droves

To buy our horseburger with cheese please.


And we had been buying our horseburger for some years

Before it became front-page news;

They ‘sneaked it in, with no-one noticing.’

For years.


With our population growth,

We have two major problems (worldwide - not just Britain, hehe)

We need to produce more food;

And we need to build over where we grow food and let animals feed.


I’m sure, if they could get away with it

“Roll up, special offer this week, free batman with every solyent green!”

Sadly, I begin to realise…

To save everyone, you may have to make a deal with the McDevil.


First time I’ve really empathised with a politician.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

remember watching star trek as kid, in black and white, with william shatner as kirk - talking into your phone, beam me up, it's a torch, it plays music, it turns on your coffee machine... solyent green a prophecy, as things are, sadly

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Bill's Grass

Ah! The first spine of light
Dawn again, and I made it through the night.
Soon my owner will come and water me.
I hope he wakes soon as I am thirst-ee
Lookin' forward to hangin' with the boys on the lawn
could use a trim today, as my tips are getting long

Bob told me last night of a time without Bill,
when grasses like us could grow at free will,
supposedly we'd climb almost 6 feet high,
that's all the way up to Bill's eye.
Our long seeds would blow through the breeze,
sometimes they'd get higher than the trees
I'm glad all that's over, the tall growing stuff.
no sharing with clover, it's not half as rough.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Wrote this in a few minutes during a writing exercise for mock teaching. The group loved it.

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The duality of personality is reflected in reality
And it seems, nothing gleams outside of dreams

The street is hot,
Steam rising from the baked black pavement
A flower wilts, it's leaves singed
Are you sure you can't walk to the corner store?

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Just random thoughts. Let me know what you think

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1977—The Department of Energy becomes a new cabinet post;

This little lighta mine…

At 9:07pm, EST, a distant silver bubble skimmed the top of Orion’s belt. In the city it could be seen only by looking straight up so that the towers didn’t impede the view. No one, except the agent, looked. Four street lights on First Avenue hummed on. A chorus of reverent chanting arose almost simultaneously. Agent Hatt, gazing skyward as he walked towards home, did not smile. Any pride in his achievement was canceled out not only by the necessity to deny his part in it, but also by the hollow, haunted voices singing praises to The Power that Be.
* * *
Before Agent Hatt was an agent and far before he had to change his name to Hatt, OPEC had used its dying words to demonize its foe, the Department of Energy. Pumps had been dry for months, with people growing increasingly rabid for gas and kerosene and power for televisions. On the evening news, if you could get it, they invariably charged the DOE with “burning the last billion barrels of oil” to crush such honest American endeavors as oil and coal and nuclear power. And although the DOE remained alive in theory, it was starved of funding until only a handful of followers—a few idealistic scientists who changed their names to Hatt and Vest and Shue—trudged on within its skeletal remains in the hope of relighting the city.
* * *

I’m gonna let it shine…
* * *

But there was still power, mostly thanks to Hatt’s jet stream turbines. (Vest and Shue had relocated to the abandoned land ringing the city to capture solar power and siphon it covertly back to the people.) A trickle like a choking stream dripped through what was left of the grid, jumping around the way electricity does, and random lights winked throughout the city at any given time. In fact, a whole religion crawled out into the flickering lights. Its Savior: The Power that Be. Its Satan: the DOE, who had undone all the progress of power and industry. Hatt assumed that these followers still thanked OPEC when the lights flickered, as if the Spirit of Oil was still alive within the grid. The tics—fanatics—sent up amens and hallelujahs when nearby street lamps wavered to life, and any on the street would run into a shop if the power happened to come on, sending up hymns of praise to the images illuminated inside. This superstitious fanaticism birthed, or at least reincarnated, humanity’s tendency to create imaginary evils. Those archaic avatars of ancient times rose like steam from under the jagged urban towers. People began again in the night to see filmy floating specters, heard the wailing lamentations of la Llorna, and found rumbling ravenous demons in alleyways once reserved for tomcats and bag ladies.
* * *
At home, they ate on the floor, cross-legged, amid dozens of overpriced Yankee candles that made the food taste sweet and smoky and waxy. It’s schizophrenia, Dee—he called her Dee honestly, lovingly, as if it were her real name—but you’ve got to wonder, if everyone’s got it, is it insanity or just reality? She loved him not because he was a scientist or even a good man, but because he was a poet. And a prophet. He whispered, The grid is dead. It’s rotting and no one even smells it; they enshrine outlets with wreaths and incense and candles until all you can smell is their decomposing idolatry. Whispering had become, to him as to most, the standard mode of speaking. Its tone and flavor fitted instinctively inside the darkness. The tics had never adopted whispering, but screamed into the empty streets and took the echoes as proof of disciples. She hardly noticed the whispering anymore, except when she thought of the tics, screaming prayers to the street lamps, and how his voice challenged them not by its volume but its reason.
They would go outside after they ate, before la Llorna began to pace, and search for Orion’s belt. You can’t take light away from people, he said to the stars. And when the faraway turbine passed across his eyes, his face, illuminated, became one as a martyr’s.
Let it shine, let it shine.
Let it shine.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

short story contest 2011

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Filipino poems

Taga-ipon ng mga dalahin
upang madali itong bitbitin:

tagapagsilid ng mga lihim
tagabalot ng mahalagang gamit
bahagyang proteksyon
sa tubig,
sa bagyo.


kung marahas na buksan
o kaya'y marahang silipin man lang,
agad ilalantad
ang dalahin,
ang mahalagang bitbitin.

Walang tibay
ngunit kung gumaganti ay mahusay;
hindi lilisan
hindi mawawala
sa paligid pa ay maninira.

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Nature's Cry

Ugonna Wachuku 



Weep with me because our enchanting oceans

and seas are polluted. Weep with me because

there is nuclear danger dumped in the icy
north. Let us weep because climate change 

is upon our enchanting earthly home. 


Weep with me because fishes are
dying. Dolphins are singing no
more. Weep with me because oil
is choking earth's oceans to


Weep with me because our trees
are dying. Human hands defile
them. Weep with me because our
farmlands can no longer be
pregnant with seeds: Famine,
barenness and starvation
menacingly storm through
the earth in broad day


Weep with me because I went to the
Niger Delta and the earth was dead.
Ogoniland has been stripped of her
fruitful environment and natural
wealth. Weep with me because I

wentto Odi and Odi village was



Deeply weep with me because I went
to France and saw the sea spitting
oil. Weep with me because oil tankers
now break into two at sea. And now,
this Prestige, off the Spanish coast
has fatally wounded earth's oceans
with oil spills and leaks once more:  


I am so deeply hurt, and keep asking:
Why wasn't that oil pumped off the
Prestige into a healthy tanker all
those days it sat there waiting to
break and sink??????????


Countries talk dumb and hopelessly
dumb letting their numbness to truth
and urgent reality reveal heaven's
weeping heart for dying humanity
and our bleeding earthly home.
And now Spanish government
apology. What use is this
apology now? What use???:  


And the USA Gulf of Mexico 

one with BP: and more: 


Weep with me because I am dead.
Weep with me because you are dead.
Weep with me because our beautiful,
chanting birds are dying. Weep with
me because our bountifully and
wonderfully created earth is
singing a glarring dirge.


Weep with me because Igboland

is weeping for her own and
all humankind. The land
of the free and the home
of the brave is also
weeping. All earth is
weeping indeed.  


Weep with me because I am Mother
Nature and I am weeping for earth
and every uncaring human being.
My brilliant blue earth is fast
dying. Dolphins are singing no
more. I am so scared. So, weep
with me. Let us meet at Mt.
Olives. Let us plant the earth
anew under heaven's loving eyes
of compassion.  


Come, humanity, let us save
our dying earth this new day.
Yet weep with me because I am
Mother Nature - I am heaven's
soul - and I am weeping for
earth and all humanity! I am

weeping for our dying oceans! 

I am nature. And I am crying! 

Our climate is changing and 

global warming is threatening 



I am nature! 

I am earth! 


I'm weeping!

Banks of the Amazon

Ugonna Wachuku 


On sustainability, climate change action,   

renewal of earth's environment, corporate

social responsibility, energy efficiency, 

responsible global trade and abiding 

nature conservation for beloved

humankind's survival: 


Life will continue her journey
on the dream's path. She will
take along every purity from
the earth. Every root shall be
moved for life through nature.


The dream has come to the land.
You shall ever know the love
from my soul to help humankind 

take sustainable action on this 

threatening climate change, 



From bountiful banks of the
Amazon, I shall rise for the
voyage. I shall take with me
fresh fishes for new
beginnings. Trees of the
jungle will bow in
admiration and care

for earth's soil and

blood humankind.  


The dream shall kiss this
river in a subtle show of
universal love. On the face
of the Parana, the dream shall
glitter to let everyone know
the love that we share.


This spirit of the Amazon shall
take me to the breath-taking
height of precious Pico da
Bandeira. Then, let me know
what you think of the dream's
soul for earth's renewal, forever.


Cherish a whole life of oneness
across the land. Let love light
the dream's torch in the morning
of darkness and uncertainty from

this climate change on humankind's

enchanting earth home.


Let every eye see its the dream's

flame in the heart of Brasillia and

across the world. From the land's

depth, let Rio de Janeiro beat

drums for a Samba of peace and

love to let humankind conquer

this climate change, threatening.


Let time and seas of life kiss
the love of my being on the coast
of Sao Paulo. Let your soul
experience the dream's lovely joy
on the yearning lands of Salvador.


Let love and hope
dine with us in
Thecife for












Let the banks of
the Amazon and
Niger bloom and
glow for life

for climate