Thursday, May 18, 2006

Peanuts 'n' Radicals 'n' e-mails, Oh My!

I can't link to it and don't have it scanned but today's "Classic Peanuts" has a great first three panels.

Panel one: Charlie Brown says to Lucy, "I'm a great believer in kindness...
Panel two: He continues, "I think we should be kind not only to other people, but to animals, fish, birds and all living creatures..."
Panel three: Lucy says, "I guess you and I have gentle hearts, Charlie Brown."

Very nice.

Has anyone seen "The Radical Vegetarian Cartoon Book"?
It's pretty cool...
(etc., about 25 pages of interesting stuff)

And some good news in an e-mail from the Humane Society of the U.S.:

"Earlier today (May 18), the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved an amendment -- the Rahall-Whitfield-Sweeney-Spratt amendment -- to stop the commercial sale and slaughter of wild horses and burros.

...Last year, this identical amendment passed by a vote of 249-159, which was a very decisive vote in our favor. But today, that vote was unanimous in support of the horses!

The fight to protect wild horses is a key component of the larger goal of ending all horse slaughter for human consumption. As you know, there are nearly 100,000 horses sent to three foreign-owned slaughterhouses operating in the United States. The horses are shipped in cattle trucks and sent to slaughterhouses, where these majestic animals are dismembered and then exported in order to please the palates of consumers in Belgium, France, and Japan.

While this was a hugely important win today, now we must get the same result in the U.S. Senate..."

Also found this really cool end to an e-mail from In Defense of Animals:

"It is the policy of In Defense of Animals to no longer use language that accepts the current concept of animals as property, commodities and/or things. Rather than refer to ourselves or others as "owners" of animals we share our lives with, we now refer to ourselves and others as "guardians" of our animal friends and to animals as "he" or "she" rather than "it." Guardians do not buy or sell animals; instead they rescue and adopt. We urge you to do the same."

And finally, a link from an e-mail from Farm Sanctuary that is a good read for vegans:

The story, written by Levi J. Long
and published Monday in The Arizona Daily Star,
begins thusly:

The shoes are fashionable.

And the food isn't bad either.

No longer considered a "hippie fad," the vegan lifestyle is translating into business opportunities for some local entrepreneurs, resulting in part from a growing $50 billion a year natural-products industry.

"People think vegans are grungy, granola eaters," said Ana Terrazas, who has been a vegan for 25 years.

"But it is becoming more mainstream, and businesses are thinking about that."


funwithyourfood said...

Hi there
Thanks for wishing me luck!
I'll write how it goes : )
and it's nice to "meet" you too.


Vicki said...

i love your blog with all the information and great links! that peanuts cartoon is wonderful -- here's two that i keep on the fridge by

1. a dog is standing at a podium and the caption says, "I've called this press conference to announce that given the current state of the planet, we are no longer man's best friend."

2. a pig is seated at a restaurant holding a menu speaking to the waiter and the pig says, "The special sounds good, but can I substitute the pork chops for a fried chunk of your left buttock?"

KaiVegan said...

The Charlie Brown conversation is too precious...

I second Vicki on the great links. I think this is where dh found the vegan and organic athlete sites. Thanks:)

Tanya Kristine said...

and i am SO happy about that. i think a LOT of young kids are becoming vegan/veggie too which will mean a kinder earth in the future.

well...if we HAVE an earth in the future.

i'm impatiently awaiting my vegan with a vengance cookbook.

Shananigans said...

I need to get on ordering my copy of VwaV. I’ve made a few of the recipes off the vegancore website, all great yummy successes. I think I’ve read that Peanuts strip before, just precious :)

karen said...

I can't believe people have lived without VwaV! No one should be without a copy. I am so obsessed I pre-ordered her cupcake book!

Tanya Kristine said...

well tonight i'm going to make her brownies.

i'm not even vegan but i might be if this book is as good as everyone says it is.

when is anyone going to invent a good "stake"? i have hankerin's for that every once in a while...

KleoPatra said...

Thanks for the comments, y'all.

Teddy, hope to find out you did exceptional!!

Vicki, thank you so much! Back at you with your blog which is one of the first ones i go to every day when i am on line. Along with "Mutts," "Bizarro" is the BEST 'toon out there today for animal lovers, in my opinion. I *heart* Dan Piraro. There is a 'toonist with his soul in the right place. The cartoons you write about here are totally hilarious in their truth and the way Piraro has he animals express themselves. Sort of like Gary Larson's "The Far Side," but not quite. I love those two you mention.

Kai, thank YOU for the words and honestly, your blog is a "don't miss" for me and a "can't miss" for everyone!!

TK, i also need to get that cookbook! *shrieks* i'm sure we are missing out on great stuff the way everyone raves about it and i see so many peeps whipping up delish meals and snax from that one... i dug that cartoon book from "radical vegetarians" and wish i could show it to everyone who *needs* to see it... and i'm w/you for a good "stake." (good one with that spelling, i love it!)

shan, sometimes Charles Schulz has hit the nail on the head. His 'toons are usually tinged with darkness/sadness (and even the strip i wrote about has a final 'bummer' of a fourth panel)... i gotta get VwaV too...

karen, i'm not sure what my holdup is on that book! i am anxious to hear what you think of "the da Vinci Code" movie...