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Category Archive: Canada

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  1. It ain't their fault!

    It ain’t their fault!

  2. Animal-friendly online retailer Downbound‘s Adam Wilson has launched a new site, 1 Month Challenge, where he and fellow vegan Kimberly Carroll (host of this TV show I haven’t heard of) try to lose weight and build muscle in a one-month challenge. Their results will be posted May 5. As Ryan discusses over at Veg Blog, just ’cause you’re vegan doesn’t mean you’re healthy: vegans can have high cholesterol, too. So watch those crispy nuggets, kids, but don’t worry about the trans fats–those go straight to your arteries, not your thighs.

  3. “The goldfish simply stay away from the surface and all is well.”

  4. As if the annual, unstoppable carnage that is the Canadian seal hunt weren’t depressing enough, the poor baby seals now have to contend with global warming. The good news is that the first stage of the hunt, in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, is likely to be scrapped. The bad news is that the reason for the scrapping is that the ice floes the pups are usually born on are breaking up, floating away and melting, and the mothers are being forced to give birth in the water. The pups are drowning by the hundreds of thousands because they cannot swim in the first few weeks of life and need the ice for survival.

    The rest of the hunt will proceed as scheduled, despite the efforts of Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), and the tireless efforts of boycotters of Canada and boycotters of Canadian seafood.

  5. In the 10 days since Canada-based Menu Foods began recalling dog and cat food, over 471 cases of pet kidney failure have been officially reported, and 104 of those pets have died. (Internet reporting has the tally at nearly 2,000). The most recent list of recalled foods (dated 3/26) has 53 brands on it but does not include Science Diet, which is also reported to have been affected. None of the vegan dog foods I wrote about are on the list, nor are any vegan cat foods. According to Menu, as of yesterday, all of the recalled foods are “cuts and gravy” style products (not kibble or loaf-style), and customers should return them to the retailer for a refund. Customers should keep all receipts, including vet bills for any illness traced to a Menu food. Menu will “take responsibility,” and has enlisted a “professional firm” to manage the situation.

    The offending substance is a poison that has been found in the wheat gluten that acts as a thickener for the gravy in “cuts and gravy” foods. Menu has recently switched to a supplier in China for its wheat gluten. According to PETA, Menu had reports of illness related to its food as early as February 20, and immediately began toxicity tests on healthy dogs and cats (read: forced them to eat the tainted food), despite the existence of humane alternatives. Presumably, the results of the toxicity tests (read: ill or dead dogs and cats) demonstrated the need for a recall.

    For all the latest updates and opinions on this scandal, visit Poop City.