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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Week in Vegan: Cows, Cats, and Carrots

Posted By on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 8:00 AM


  • Looking for last-minute holiday gifts? According to The Tennessean, faux fur and leather are In. Apparently, everything's better in 2014. The faux technology's stronger, the prices are lower, and the faux fur more furry than ever. Before you get too excited, a Marni faux fur jacket still costs $1,900.

  • Hungry for vegan pizza? Visit Israel! Already known for the Dead Sea and The Wailing Wall, Israel will now also be known for vegan pizzas (by Domino's!). Demand for a dairy-free pizza was so strong that Domino's will now be selling family-sized pizzas with vegetables and soy-based toppings.
  • Sorry, your cat's just not that into you.
  • Everyone is canceling on SeaWorld. Following the lead of Heart, Martina McBride, and Tricia Yearwood, an elementary school in Malibu has cancelled their field trip to the amusement park of death and cruelty.
  • This interview with Terri Nunn will take your breath away. (Sorry. Had to.) Did you know she has a Master's degree in Nutrition? What can't Terri Nunn do? (Besides keep her hair one uniform color? Except it looks amazing so no one is complaining.)
  • A new study suggests that eating tomatoes may lower the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. That's good news for everyone who already loves tomatoes and even better news for everyone who doesn't love tomatoes and wants to, because now you have incentive to try them again.
  • Speaking of incentives, another new study found that kids will eat vegetables if they are paid to. While not shocking the study does make a good case for incentivizing the eating of plants. First you pay a kid to eat a carrot, then the kid learns to like carrots, then the kid grows up and learns they have to pay to eat carrots. Then the kid (now an adult) takes a shot of Jim Beam and cries themselves to sleep just like all the other adults.
  • Happy holidays! Here are some German cows just romping and frolicking outdoors. The video is in German (I do not speak German) so I'm going to assume these are magic cows, because I have never seen cows do that. I once met a cow and it wouldn't even moo. That is the least you can do, cow. In retrospect I probably shouldn't have yelled 'do something,' at the poor animal, but I was young. You're only 28 once.

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