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Category Archive: Obituaries

Here are all the SuperVegan blog posts categorized under Obituaries. XML

  1. Happy Halloween and Day of the Dead from all of us at Team SuperVegan! We’ve been busy in our lairs and dungeons and mad science labs, and we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the New York City Vegan Restaurant Graveyard. This is a special section of our site providing an eternal resting place for all the restaurants in our database that have closed. Old reviews remain visible, and you can still leave new ones– eulogize your martyred heroes and curse your vanquished foes in the war for decent eats.

    Some notable recent additions include Zen Palate’s Union Square location (they just closed, citing an “unreasonable rent increase”) and Brooklyn Heights mainstay The Green’s.

    The Graveyard is currently populated with places that have closed since we started SuperVegan in early 2006. Over time, we may add older places that live on in our hearts. (O Bachué! O Helianthus! How I miss thee!) Where do restaurants go when they die? Now you know.

    Enjoy, and let us know what you think!

  2. Animal rights activist and stage actress Gretchen Wyler died last week from complications of breast cancer at the age of 75. Wyler, who is known for such Broadway hits as Guys and Dolls and Damn Yankees, first became interested in animal rights in the 60s when she spent time at dog pounds visiting with abused and abandoned animals. Her inspiration lead her to become a prominent figure in the ASPCA where she later became the first woman to serve on the Board of Directors. Among her many accomplishments were the 1981 movement to eliminate “pound seizure,” or the selling of sheltered animals for use in medical experimentation, her influence of animal-rights activism in Hollywood pop culture and her work with The Ark Trust, an organization she founded to which most of her efforts were later invested. In her lifetime, Wyler worked with over a dozen animal advocacy organizations. She will be remembered and missed for her direct action against standard cruel practices and her passion for the animal world.

  3. Mommies and daddies of victims of the Menu Foods pet food recall have started a Flickr group, and a new blog, Menu Foods Victims, has also been created to post photos and stories. Please note that the Menu recall has been expanded and other manufacturers have joined voluntarily. The new list includes dry cat food by Hill’s as well as dog and cat treats by Del Monte.

    In addition to photos and stories, the Flickr group has links to several petitions (one at the popular, a class action lawsuit group, and online as well as over-the-telephone grief counseling. There are also links to organizations that help with vet bills, and an up-to-the-minute list of foods added to the recall (and the sources of that information).

  4. Eyeing cupcakes from Little Vegan Monsters

    Eyeing cupcakes from Little Vegan Monsters

    • We mourn the passing of Sara Whalen of Catskills no-kill shelter Pets Alive. Sara saved thousands of animals, and should be an inspiration to us all.
    • Ryan at the Veg Blog’s Tips for New Vegans: Restaurants reminds us that “veganism’s not about sacrifice, it’s about doing what you know is right.”
    • His advice is no help for Pamela Anderson, as Hooters prevents her from hosting a faux-winged book-launch party for PETA.
    • I’m scared to eat at Hooters, and even more scared of trying eat in meat-laden foreign countries. But here’s some great vegetarian travel roundups for Moscow and Buenos Aires.
    • Vegan actress Emily Deschanel tries to convert David Boreanaz to veganism. (I know, a few readers are thrilled to hear this; everyone else is shrugging.)
    • And only movie stars can afford the hot new vegan footwear from Mink shoes.
    • Remember that vegan cupcake eating contest in New Haven? Read all about it and see the shirtless carnage.
    • There are stories running around on less reliable news sites that mad scientists have created a sheep that’s 15% human (in it’s internal organs). I’m not convinced it really happened, but it’s scary to think about!
    • The metaphor of the week award goes to Dennis Kucinich, for his quote about facing Fox News: “I have to be ready to go into the lion’s den. I’m a vegetarian and a vegan — I mean, maybe the lion doesn’t want to eat me because I’m a vegan.” How can you not love the guy!
  5. We'll miss you, Satya!

    We’ll miss you, Satya!

    The June/July 2007 issue of Satya will be the last. The venerable magazine, which espoused the often intertwined virtues of “Vegetarianism, Environmentalism, Animal Advocacy, and Social Justice,” has been a mainstay of the New York City scene. It’s unlikely that anyone will fill their newsprint-scented footsteps at the entrance of so many stores and restaurants.

    They haven’t announced exactly why they’re closing up shop, but Publisher Beth Gould mentions the desire to focus “attention and energy to other interests and projects” and also cites the inevitable expensive and labor of regularly publishing a print magazine. I’m sure there are great things to come from the entire Satya team and we thank them for the support they’ve lent SuperVegan in our relative infancy!

    They’re collecting submissions now for the final issue, “A-ha! Moments that Changed Your Life.” Get in touch with them to contribute your “essays reflecting on the central tenets of Satya … about your own life-altering moments; who or what has changed your life, or what changes you have brought about through activism.”

    Read Beth Gould’s complete letter below. Continue Reading…