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Veg Blog Round-Up: News From Around The Web

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You might have noticed that last Wednesday Ecorazzi was sans Round-Up. How could we let this happen? Well, I could say that I was slammed with Farm Sanctuary interviews, or spent too much time partying with the Global Green crew, but the truth is: I simply forgot. OOPS!

And so to make up for my mistake, I made sure this Round-Up was chock full of the latest and greatest veg news of the week. Are you excited? I know I am. Ready? On your mark, get set….GO!

ASPCA Blog: ASPCA Pets of the Week: The Fab Five by ASPCA
“Oodles of poodle love is oozing from the kennels at the ASPCA Adoption Center. Five special-needs dogs remain out of the 33 we rescued from hoarders back in October.”

Super Vegan: Vegan Drinks Is Thursday, December 18th by Jason Das
“It’s that time of the month again! Vegan Drinks is Thursday at Angels & Kings bar in the East Village.”

Vegan Soapbox: Animal Research Is Inherently Cruel by Eccentric Vegan
“I am a cardiologist and a former animal researcher. I stopped experimenting on animals after I came to doubt the medical value of such research.”

Girlie Girl Army: Give Your Presents a Presence by Chloe Jo
“What is less cool than a present that has so obviously not been bought specifically for you, perfectly chosen for you? ”

Vegan.com: FDA Urges Higher Fish Consumption by Erik Marcus
“A new FDA report, still in draft and not yet approved by the White House, says Americans should stop worrying about mercury and eat more fish.”

Vegan Yum Yum: Winter Pine Tree Cakes by Lulu
“This is a super cute dessert idea for winter-themed parties, and it isn’t much harder than making and frosting cupcakes.”

Ye Olde Pompous Vegan: Dirt Candy. Unless You Like Supporting Cretins, Stay Away by Marky Mae Brown
“Dirt Candy. What is it, and why does it sound so thoroughly unappealing?Why, it’s a vegetarian restaurant in the east village.”

[Editor note: WTF! A vegetarian restaurant that hates vegetarians. That’s a first! You gotta read this]

HSUS: A Look Ahead: Obama’s Ag and Interior Chiefs by Wayne Pacelle
“Today, in his regular blog “Animals & Politics,” my colleague Michael Markarian posted a blog well worth reading about today’s announcement by President-elect Barack Obama on his latest cabinet selections: former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack for Agriculture Secretary and current U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar from Colorado for Interior Secretary.”

And there you have it! Another glorious Round-Up. Be sure to check back next Wednesday for another brand new Veg Blog Round-Up: News From Around The Web!!!

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The Unholy Business of the Indian Cow

Indians believe that the cow is a holy animal and yet, India is set to become the largest exporter of beef this year.


Vegan ‘Fish’ Taco Bowls because the Great Barrier Reef needs vegans

Hearts of palm are the unlikely hero of the dish, wearing some seaweed flakes to imitate the salty sea taste we crave without the harm


Smoking chimp attraction is only one small way zoos suck

Of course this act is outlandish, but so is the chicken being served for dinner, even if the picture deemed worthy of sharing is a less easily sensationalized chicken salad.