Thursday, December 28, 2006

A bit of good animal news

There is so little good news to report about the welfare of animals, but here is some:

  • The NBA has decided to follow the example of the NCAA and the WNBA--no more leather basketballs, thanks to PETA.
  • Disney Magic Cruise Line has added vegan items it its menu.
  • Aveda has switched from using pony hair to using synthetic materials for its makeup brushes, also thanks to PETA.
  • Architectural Digest is refusing to publish photos of walls covered with big game hunting "prizes."
  • Jane is refusing to feature fur items on its pages.

These are comparatively small victories, but their accomplishment shows a change in consciousness, however small. We are a very long way from getting rid of factory farms, slaughterhouses, lab animals, and slaps on the wrist (or no punishment at all, which is the usual consequence) for animal cruelty. But we are a tiny bit further along than we were.

8 Comments:

I heard that cloned animals will be the new food source. That might turn alot of people vegan.

mmm... dinner from Frankenstein Farms.

By Anonymous mike, at 12:25 AM  

I was so excited to see your news about the NBA. But then, I found this on google news:
http://www.ultimatehoopsmn.com/competitive/news.cfm?article_id=224

By Blogger tim, at 12:53 AM  

Oh, wow. That's terrible. Thanks for the find, Tim. I'm really sorry to learn this.

By Blogger Diane, at 9:09 AM  

Me too.

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