News and other delicious bits
Congratulations to Obama! Like many here in Canada, I was rooting for him. I had seen him speak about subjects like religion and net neutrality, amazed as his drive to keep up with new information and continue to be perceptive and thoughtful. Imagine, a president who is thoughtful! However, I do have mixed feelings over some of the results of yesterday’s votes. While Prop 2 went through, helping the lives of many farmed animals, bans of gay marriage in several states were also approved.
In other news:
- FOXNews.com - Scientists Deciding Which Endangered Species to Save
- swissmiss: High ceilings spur creative thinking, study finds.
- Must see YouTube vid - Ninja Cat!
- We need all kinds of help for the animals out there. Inspiring article over at SuperVegan: “Animal Balance is a small group of veterinarians and vet techs (and occasionally random Sea Shepherd humans like me) who protect exotic ecosystems by collecting, sterilizing, and adopting out invasive dogs and cats that would normally decimate native flora and fauna in now-fragile environments like the Galapagos. They also treat injured native animals that need treatment or surgeries of any kind, from tumor removals to limb amputations. S.P.E.C.I.E.E.S. is a new conservation group, started by original Sea Shepherd member Allison Lance, that removes these invasive dogs and cats and brings them to the US to adopt out at no-kill shelters. Both groups are small, but they’re VERY effective. Because of their efforts, there are very few invasive animals to threaten the native ecosystems in the towns they visit compared to any other third world town you could imagine.”
- Detoxify Yourself: 101 Tips to Remove the Poison from Your Body and Your Life
- Anne Cooper, interesting talk on transforming the average school lunch in the United States. If you have missed this TedTalk, it might be worth watching for you. Very insightful.
- New all-vegan grocery store in Toronto, Canada - Panacea.
- Flickr Group - Documenting Desire Lines. Quote in the group, from Nick Crane’s ‘Two degrees west’ (Viking 1999): “Claire was photographing desire paths… the imprints of ‘foot anarchists’, individuals who had trodden their own routes into the landscape, regardless of the intentions of government, planners and engineers. A desire path could be a short cut through waste ground, across the corner of a civic garden or down an embankment. They were expressions of free will, ‘paths with a passion’, an alternative to the strictures of railings, fences and walls that turned individuals into powerless apathetic automatons. On desire paths you could break out, explore,’feel your way across the landscape’.”