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Vegans On Holiday: Mallorca, The Number One Destination!

Believe it or not, but Mallorca is the top destination for vegans in Europe. I know I’m using superlatives here, but I do believe it’s true. Not only are more and more high-class restaurants (such as the “Hotel Valldemossa” or the two-star Michelin restaurant “Es Fum”) starting to offer extensive vegan menus, but the local government is also recognizing the rising number of vegans on the largest Balearic island. How do I know? Well,…

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Veg History/ vegan history/ vegetarian history

French Vegan Cookbook – 1934 – A Source Of The Hitler Rumor

A wonderful vegan recipe book tainted by an old story. Un merveilleux livre de recettes vegan entachée par une vieille histoire. A source of the annoying – ‘Hitler was a vegetarian’ rumor – countered by Rynn Berry – see below. Ernest Bell Library item – Maïa Charpentier. – La Bonne Cuisine végétalienne. 500 recettes pratiques. Préface de Prosper Montagné. Editions La Caravelle & Imprimerie d’Art “Le Croquis”, 6, rue Bezout,…

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Animal Rights/ General/ Veg History

Anti-Vivisection Crusaders Remembered

An empty used envelope from 1909, got our Ernest Bell Library team talking a lot today. And the best part…… ……a tatty, but glorious, circa 1909 ‘Ingersoll family’ – ‘Anti-Vivisection Crusade’ Cinderella stamp, featuring a dog ‘sitting’ on a vivisector’s knife, has survived for 100+ years and is now in our Ernest Bell Library. ~ In philately, a cinderella stamp is “virtually anything resembling a postage stamp, but not issued for…

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Animal Rights/ General/ Veg History

How Exactly Do Wolves Change Rivers?

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”— John Muir – image 4+ interesting minutes. When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie remix. Trophic cascades occur when predators in a food web suppress the abundance or alter traits (e.g., behavior) of their prey, thereby…

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Animal Rights/ Animals/ Veg History/ Video

The Art of the Animal on indiegogo.com

 “Reading the essays for the forthcoming book “The Art of the Animal: 14 Women Artists Explore the Sexual Politics of Meat” and looking at photographs of some of the images that will be included within it, all I can say to animal activists and feminists and artists and all my friends: Don’t miss a chance to experience the incredible vision and talent and insights and creativity of these 14 women…

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