Cheers to Jane Velez-Mitchell, the popular host of CNN’s segment “ISSUES,” for being the special guest speaker at the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriage’s fundraiser on October 4, 2010. Velez-Mitchell is often a voice for animals, and supports Friends of Animals’ and the Coalition’s important work to end the carriage horse industry in cities all over the globe. “ISSUES” airs seven days a week at 7:00 PM (EST) on CNN.
Jane Velez-Mitchell can be reached at:
Cheers to the following restaurants and bakeries that donated vegan food to the successful Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages fundraiser held in New York City in October 2010: Babycakes NYC, Cafe Blossom, Candle Cafe, Caravan of Dreams, Counter, Franchia, Loving Hut NYC, Zen Palate and GonePie Vegan Bakery. Next time you are in New York City, grab a meal or dessert at any one of these lovely establishments (Gone Pie baked goods can be ordered online).
Cheers to Friends of Animals, Victoria ( Canada) and Organic Athlete, Victoria, that co-sponsored the Save-A-Turkey-Trot — to raise awareness about animals used in agribusiness and also to promote the benefits of a vegan diet. The event was held just before Thanksgiving in Canada. To learn more, and to find out how you can sponsor a similar event in your area, please visit online:
Cheers to former President Bill Clinton, who has gone public with the news that he has adopted a mostly plant-based diet. When Clinton appeared on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” he discussed the great success he’s had at improving his health. Citing the pioneering work of Caldwell Esselstyn, T. Colin Campbell and others, Clinton talked about how a vegan diet can potentially reverse heart disease. Clinton also talked about losing more than 20 pounds. Even better: What’s good for President Clinton is great for free-living and domesticated farm animals, too! Everyone wins.
We encourage President Clinton to continue on his plant-based journey. Send words of support to:
New York Office
William J. Clinton Foundation
55 West 125 Street
New York, NY 10027
Jeers to leading video game publisher Mastiff, for creating and selling a new video game called “ Deer Drive”— which is described as “a fast-paced hunting simulation featuring hours of pure shooting fun.” Bill Swartz, the so-called Head Woof and CEO at Mastiff, says, "We've come up with a system that literally puts the thrill of hunting into the palm of your hand."
Please tell Mr. Swartz that ending the life of another animal, whether virtually or in real life should not be considered sport — or fun, for that matter. Hunting is not ethical or necessary, and neither are morally bankrupt video games.
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Jeers to the South Fulton ( Tennessee) Fire Department that allowed three dogs and a cat to die in a house fire because the owner did not pay the $75 non-mandatory annual fee, which is required to receive the fire-fighting service. Allowing someone’s home, possessions and beloved pets to go up in flames over a small fee simply defies good sense — not to mention the fact that it’s heartless and unconscionable.
Tell South Fulton Mayor David Crocker that this draconian policy needs an immediate revision — before more innocent lives are lost:
South Fulton City Hall
Attention: Mayor David Crocker
515 Siegel Drive
South Fulton, TN 38257
Fax: (731) 479-2144