Category Archive: Sports & Fitness
Here are all the SuperVegan blog posts categorized under Sports & Fitness.
Have dog, will travel.
May is Bike Month in New York City and while there are dozens of ways to participate in the celebration, the event I am most excited about is The First Annual Doggie Pedal Parade (Saturday, May 17th, 2pm). The event, which is organized by the environmental group Time’s Up!, seeks to combine two things the group loves– bikes and dogs–in an effort to raise awareness about green transportation with animal companions, as well as the benefits of adopting an animal from a shelter.
Bike riding people and their dogs will meet in Union Square Park and ride through the East Village and Greenwich Village, making stops at dog-friendly spots like Animal Haven Adoption Center, Social Tees, and the dog runs at both Tompkins and Washington Square Parks along the way. Continue Reading…
Beijing rescuer Hu Yua keeps 250 cats in her apartment. “If I don’t take them in, the government will kill them.”
Reader Hannah sent us this in-depth article about the house cat holocaust going on China in preparation of the Beijing Olympics. The article and accompanying images are very disturbing, though there are some heartwarming tales of individual rescuers. Unlike Athens’s genocide against dogs before the 2004 Olympics, this horrible initiative isn’t even limited to strays. The government seems to be running a successful propaganda campaign claiming that cats are inherently dangerous and cause all sorts of diseases; many people are turning in their own pets “for safety’s sake.”
In slightly better news, the Indian state of Kashmir has canceled plans to poison thousands of stray dogs (the numbers vary widely from 2,000 to 100,000) in an attempt to stop rabies. After killing the first 500, authorities have decided to try sterilization instead.
More locally, have you read about the rescues of Phyllis the Bed Stuy Chicken or Denny the Bronx goat? Both happy endings for individuals, but reminders that there are still plenty of active slaughterhouses in New York City.
Tony Gonzalez may not actually be vegan, but some of you probably care about the NFL anyway. I don’t, but I do like junk food. Wow, what a terrible introduction to Foodswings‘s awesome Super Bowl party menu! Get your order in by January 31st.
- Drumstick Trays: Buffalo, Southern Fried or BBQ (21 in a tray). $30
- 3 Ft Italian Hero: (All heros require a refundable $5 board deposit) – Salami, Ham, Pepperoni, Roasted Red Peppers, Black Olives, Lettuce, Tomato, Oil, and Vinegar. $45
- No Chicken Cutlet: Breaded and Fried Mock Chicken Cutlets w/Tomato and Romaine Lettuce. $40
- No Chicken Caesar: Grilled Mock Chicken Cutlets w/ Romaine Lettuce, Black Olives, and Foodswings Caesar Dressing. $45
- Dips: Nacho Cheese, French Onion, Hummus, White Bean Cilantro. $3.50-$5
- Vegan Blitz: 1 Tray of Drumsticks, 1 3-ft hero & 1 Dip. $65
Gonzalez is247lbs and vegan. Who you callin’ a bitch?
I haven’t been following the whole Skinny Bitch craze. I somehow had this idea that it was targeted towards folks who cry over Bridget Jone’s Diary while eating boxes of bon-bons or go out with the girls to get mani-pedis. But, I just read Grist’s recent interview with Skinny Bitch author Rory Freedman and I’m intrigued by and grateful for her work in getting the chick lit crowd excited about animal rights. You go, girl!
It other news, the WSJ.com flips the script and introduces us to some Buff Bastards– hunky male athletes who made the switch to a vegan diet.