Going Viral: The new "Yes on Prop. 2" Video "Uncaged"
The animator-activists behind the celebrated Meatrix films are at it again, this time stumping for the "Yes on Prop. 2!" campaign, a ballot initiative in California that is seeking to ban the use of gestation crates for breeding sows, veal crates for calves, and battery cages for egg laying hens by 2015. While the passing of Prop. 2 will hardly result in the animal elation depicted in the video, the extremely modest improvements to the system that might result would nonetheless be a significant wake-up call for the industry. Let's do our part to insure that this video goes viral! Watch it and share it with friends and family!
Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder to Speak at Calvin, Wed 9/24
Gene Baur is undoubtedly one of the most influential animal advocates in the United States. Since co-founding the renowned Farm Sanctuary in 1986, Gene has been in the trenches fighting for the dignity of farm animals--whether that means going toe-to-toe with industry PR people on Larry King Live, testifying in local, state, and federal hearings on animal welfare laws, sharing the good news with the New York Times, or rubbing shoulders with vegan celebs to raise awareness and capital for the cause. Imagine our surprise, then, when this animal compassion juggernaut called to express his interest in opening the Michigan leg of his book tour right here in Grand Rapids!
Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food
On Wednesday evening, September 24th, 2008 at 7:30 pm in Science Building 010 at Calvin College, the Students for Compassionate Living will host Gene Baur for a public lecture followed by a book signing. Please consider coming out to give Gene that unmistakable extraVEGANza! welcome and to grab your own signed copy of his new book, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food. Don't miss this opportunity to meet and greet one of the great champions of our cause!
G-Rad's Newest Vegan Arrives!
It was a bit of a rude awakening, but at 12:16 am on Thursday, September 4, 2008, E.W. came roaring onto the scene via unplanned c-section at Butterworth Hospital on the venerable Michigan Street in the great city of Grand Rapids!
If E.W. looks a bit perturbed here, that's because his restful ten-month tenure in the comfort of his heroic mother's well-appointed womb just came to a screeching halt. The garish surgical equipment and the scrub-bedecked behemoths can't be helping either.
A Perfect Gentleman
After a nice severing of the umbilical cord and a change of clothes, however, E.W. felt like a new man. We elected to put him in a kimono shirt with flaps covering up his hands shortly after he expressed his intent to have the word "OZZY" tattooed across his newborn knuckles.
Luckily, he came to his senses within a few days and is now free to perform such handy activities as sucking on his fingers, making unintentionally obscene gestures, batting stuffed toys, and raising his fist in solidarity with vegans around the globe!
Vegans of the World Unite
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