Sunday, August 03, 2014

Love it! Thanks to blog reader Bruce for sharing  :)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Some more great news

Apologies (yet again) for how little I post on this blog anymore.  This start-a-museum thing has really become quite the project!

Anywho, as I've said before (and anyone reading this blog likely agrees with as well), an improvement in any oppressed group's rights tends to be good for other groups and the progress of society in general.  On that front, there were a couple of great developments in gay rights that are definitely worth mentioning. 

Last week, the Justice Department announced that it will require all of its employees nationwide to truly give equal protection under the law to all lawful same-sex marriages - from the right to alimony in a divorce, to visiting a spouse in prison, the right not to have to testify against a spouse in court, etc.. All of it!

Just a few days earlier, Scotland's parliament passed a bill to allow same-sex marriages. The bill is similar to the one that the British parliament recently passed.  The first same-sex marriages in the U.K. are set to take place at the end of March.

York becomes first city in Britain to ban 'cruel' foie gras

A council has become the first in the UK to pass a motion banning the sale of controversial delicacy foie gras in its city.

After a meeting in York, councillors voted in favour of a motion put forward by local Labour councillor Paul Blanchard, who suggested earlier this year that the members should oppose, in principle, the sale of the food anywhere in the city.

Read the rest of the article in the U.K.'s Mail Online...

Yay!  Thanks to author and activist Mark Hawthorne for the heads-up on this one!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

King Amendment Officially Rejected!

Great news! The Farm Bill Conference Committee just released its conference report containing the final version of the U.S. Farm Bill. We can thankfully relay that the dreaded King Amendment is nowhere to be found in any of the 949 pages that will be sent to the full House and Senate for a final vote.

Click here for the rest of the ALDF press release...

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Blood in the Sand: Killing a Turtle Advocate

Another thoughtful but extremely concerning article... this time from Outside Magazine... and about the illegal trade in sea turtle eggs. (Why can't we just leave everyone and everything alone?)  Again, courtesy of blog reader Bruce.

Friday, January 03, 2014

The illegal horn trade; it's not just for elephants anymore...

Sad but timely article on another increasingly hot illegal trade item in this Bloomberg Businessweek article...  thanks to blog reader Bruce for the heads-up on this.

Happy New Year!

Ok, a little late but better late than never, eh?