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Veg Blog Round-Up: News From Around The Web

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It’s a snowy Wednesday here in NYC and so I offer each you a Veg Blog Round-Up for warmth and solace. From zoo drama to hospitals finally starting to trim meat from their menu, this week’s Round-Up is jam-packed for your reading enjoyment. Now get to it!

PETA: Hospitals Trim Meat From Menu by Lianne Turner
“While nobody wants to get sick or injured while traveling abroad, if you’re going to do it, make sure it’s in the U.K. That’s because all public hospitals in the U.K. are proposing to start offering meat-free menus as part of a National Health Service plan to curb the carbon emissions that cause climate change.”

Vegan.com: Former Agriprocessors CEO Released on Bail by Erik Marcus
“They’re letting Sholom Rubashkin out of jail to await trial, for a measly half million dollars of bail”

Gene Baur’s Bloggings: Change in the Air by Gene Baur
“One day after President Barak Obama was sworn into office, the U.S. Senate confirmed his appointee, former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, to be the new secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). “

Grumpy Vegan: Economic Downturn, NY State And It’s Zoos And Aquariums by Kim Stallwood
“State financing for all seventy-six zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums in New York will be eliminated in the new fiscal year, which begins in April, under the budget proposed by Gov. David A. Paterson, the New York Times reports.”


Bitter Sweet: The Bread with a Heart of Cake by Hannah Kaminsky
“Brioche is a baker’s best friend, capable of applying itself in so many dessert applications that I couldn’t begin to list them all;”

An Animal Friendly Life: Our Daily Bread Finally Available On DVD by Eric Prescott
“Our Daily Bread has been called the “2001: A Space Odyssey of modern food production. It’s definitely worth a look.”

Living Without Meat: “Bee Movie” Tries But Fails to Make Bee Problems Releavant  by Sally Andersen
“Saturday night I stayed in and watched Bee Movie. Unfortunately, that’s 91 minutes of my life that I can never get back.”

And there you have it. A big thanks to all of our crazy blogging friends who help make the Round-Up super special each week. See ya on the flip side!!

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