Cheers to owner Ken Bontius, the owner of Panacea Eco Shop — an all-vegan, organic, eco-grocery store located in Toronto, Canada. In addition to organic vegan food, Panacea also features natural health and beauty products, environmentally-friendly cleaning products, organic, fairly traded clothing and accessories, toys and gifts. Visit the store at:
588 Bloor Street West
Toronto , ON M6G 1K4 ( Canada)
Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm
Cheers to Joseph Puentes , the creator of the H2O Podcast — a free, downloadable podcast focusing on the connection between environmentalism and veganism. Many of the podcasts are available in multiple languages including Spanish, German, French, Chinese and more. At the site, you can find easy instructions on how to download or listen to a podcast (no special equipment is required, other than a computer).
Jeers to Amanda Cohen , the owner of New York City vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy. Cohen, who is not a vegetarian, mocked vegans in recent interviews promoting the restaurant — calling some of the restaurant’s clientele “weirdos” and claiming that vegan restaurants are guided by ethics instead of a mission to serve delicious food. Anyone who’s visited a vegan restaurant in New York City — Candle 79, Pure Food and Wine, Blossom, Sacred Chow, for example — knows that both ethics and culinary expertise are valued. Let Cohen know that veganism is an important ethical choice that not only inspires some delicious cuisine, but seeks to preserve the lives of animals (including human ones) and the planet itself. There’s nothing weird about that.
Jeers to former president George Bush who, on his way out of office, passed a last-minute gun rule that will allow loaded, concealed weapons in practically all of the nation’s national parks. According to the FBI, state parks are among the safest places in the United States. This new rule, a menace to humans and nonhumans alike, certainly stands to change that.
Jeers to recording artist Chris Brown for being the latest celebrity to endorse the Got Milk campaign. Let Chris Brown know that milk is not necessary for anyone, except baby cows.
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Jeers to the Swedish-based, global home-furnishing retailer Ikea for selling reindeer animal products (in the form of salami) in the cafeterias of its Swedish-based stores, according to an article that appeared in London-based Telegraph newspaper (“Ikea Accused of Animal Cruelty for Selling Reindeer Meat; 3 Dec. 2008). According to the article, 70% of the reindeer killed are calves. Snow mobiles, helicopters and motorcycles are used to hunt down and kill stressed animals who have no means of escape. Contact Ikea, and urge them to set a policy that would take reindeer and other animals out of their stock for good.
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