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Volunteering for Yes on 2

Published 11/07/08
By Diana Oliver, Development Associate

Yay! The chickens won! California is now on its way to more humane treatment of farm animals. Yes, by 2015 chickens, baby cows, and pregnant pigs will have enough room to turn around, lie down, or stretch their limbs. And as a volunteer for Yes on Prop 2, I thought I’d share how we did it.

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Yes We Can

Published 11/05/08
By Adam M. Roberts, Senior Vice President

President-elect Barack Obama has popularized the phrase “Yes We Can” throughout the 2008 election campaign. Yes we can elect an African American President of the United States of America. Yes we can have inclusive rather than divisive politics in this country. Yes we can address the staggering challenges of today with hope for tomorrow. Yes we can.

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Beef is not green

Published 11/03/08
By Jessica Stout, Office Generalist

“Green” seems to be the new buzz-word in the last few years. It seems that everywhere we turn, everyone is going “green.” From recycle/freecycle, to hybrids, to wind-energy, and solar power, we are doing everything that we can do to save the environment and go “green.”

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Armani trying to warm cold hearts with dead animals ... again

Published 10/29/08
By Monica Engebretson, Senior Program Associate

Not too long ago animal advocates celebrated as Georgio Armani claimed to have grown a conscience and a heart by swearing off fur in his fashion collection. But words are cheap. This year the Armani collection is brimming with real fur — including fur jackets for babies!

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Humane Change

Published 10/24/08
By Susan Trout, Program Assistant

Friends, when you enter the polls this November, remember you are voting in one of the most critical elections this nation has ever held. There is so much at stake. Please exercise your freedom, and your responsibility, and vote!

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The Cat’s in the Cradle

Published 10/20/08
By Barbara Schmitz, Senior Program Associate

Wow. We’re going a bit kitty-crazy here at the office. And I don’t mean tigers or lions; instead, felis catus (the domesticated house cat) is causing all the stir.

About a month ago, one of my coworkers discovered a trio of gray tabby kittens in a leaf pile on the street. So, she got them safely out of the street and brought them to her office. With lots of nurturing, they’ve transformed from feral, frightened babes to purring loveable little guys who hopefully will find great homes.

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Is Vintage Fur OK?

Published 10/17/08
By Monica Engebretson, Senior Program Associate

I was recently invited to participate in a local fashion show that was to showcase local fashion designers.

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You haiku’d it here!

Published 10/15/08
By Zibby Wilder, Director of Public Relations

Thanks to everyone who entered our circus elephant haiku contest — with a special shout-out to Martin Kennedy and the band All India Radio for allowing us to use the sadly gorgeous video for their single “Persist,” for selecting the contest winners, and for providing CDs for those winners!

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