Nov 20, 2021

Global: Please support (and emulate) a vital #UK purchase | The Vegan Land Movement (VLM)




This is an urgent crowdfunder for a brilliant campaign in England. Dairy operations are a thorny issue for all humans, and most grievously for the wild inhabitants who are displaced (and worse) and for the enslaved, tortured and massacred cows. Such campaigns and actions as the VLM undertakes should be duplicated wherever needed! Please donate and share if you can. Thank you!

"The Vegan Land Movement CIC (VLM) was established to acquire land, especially that which has been previously used for animal agriculture and to repurpose it for the benefit of local ecosystems and its inhabitants."

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Date: Sat, Nov 20, 2021 at 7:42 AM
Subject: Dairy Land Buyout 2
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Vegan Land Movement CIC

#DairyLandBuyout2
Dear supporters

As many of you know we are in the middle of a campaign to take more land from dairy farming and return it to critically endangered wildlife.

3 days ago our campaign was boosted by a generous donation of £5000 from an amazing man who has supported all of our projects. 

On the same day we were contacted by a woman in London who wanted to pledge £5000 of her savings to this cause as a 'donation match' 

She will donate this amount when we reach £25,000 

The current total is £22,025.33

This will take this campaign very close to the target for the auction next week. 

The auction is next Thursday the 25th of November

Can you please share this campaign to anyone who might be interested in removing land from dairy farming and helping save critically endangered wildlife.

Thank you

Kind regards

Gina, Sara and Kevin and all the GVCF VLM volunteers

 
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Nov 14, 2021

Resources for living more sustainably

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EWG is all about giving you the resources to live a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable lifestyle – for your own health, as well as the health of our planet.
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EWG is all about giving you the resources to live a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable lifestyle – for your own health, as well as the health of our planet.

To kick off the holiday season, we've compiled some of our favorite things, including our top tips and our 2021 Holiday Gift Box, featuring products hand-selected by EWG staff and scientists, to help you make healthier choices in your daily routine. The box also includes a practical guide, "Imagine It!: A Handbook for a Happier Planet," by Laurie David and Heather Reisman, to empower you to take steps toward living more sustainably.

To start, check out EWG's groundbreaking report on PFAS chemicals in food wrappers. These common chemicals are used for their nonstick and grease-resistant properties, but some are linked to cancer, reproductive problems and thyroid disease. Our Holiday Gift Box features a reusable zip snack bag from Fluf, so you can skip PFAS-laden disposable food wrappers.

 
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EWG's one-of-a-kind Tap Water Database uncovers the widespread contamination in drinking water of tens of millions of households across nearly 50,000 water systems in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Check out our Water Filter Guide to find a filter certified to remove contaminants in your tap water. Then use the Klean Kanteen stainless steel pint cups in EWG's 2021 Holiday Gift Box to take your filtered water on the go.

 
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More than 90% of non-organic citrus fruits contain fungicides linked to cancer and hormone disruption, according to this year's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™. Consult EWG's popular Dirty Dozen™ and Clean Fifteen™ lists to avoid produce with high levels of pesticides. Take home your healthy fruits and veggies with our organic cotton produce bag, then get tips on your own relationship with food from Elise Museles' new book, "Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think and Live" – both items featured in this year's Holiday Gift Box!

 
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And there's a lot more in this year's Holiday Gift Box, including wool dryer balls from Woolzies, tree-free reusable plant towels from Full Circle, unscented dishwasher detergent pods from AspenClean, some of EWG's top tip sheets and a coupon code from the Tot! Get yours today with a donation of $135 – but hurry, quantities are limited!

 
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Nov 7, 2021

USA: Cops Misguided Arrest of Homeless Veteran Results in Service Dog’s Death



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Date: Sun, Nov 7, 2021, 12:01 PM
Subject: Cops Misguided Arrest of Homeless Veteran Results in Service Dog's Death
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In Defense of Animals
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Demand Changes After Homeless Veteran's Beloved Service Dog Is Killed

It's enough of a disgrace that so many of our veterans suffer from homelessness because of the PTSD they come home with, but when they are treated like criminals for simply being in public it's even more offensive. A recent incident involving law enforcement and a homeless veteran in North Carolina resulted in the death of his beloved service dog, Sunshine. Urge the city's mayor to change the way law enforcement handles people who have animals with them so this never happens again.

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URGENT: Wyoming Wild Horses Are Being Annihilated!

The Bureau of Land Management is currently conducting the largest wild horse roundup in U.S. history in Wyoming. Almost half of the state's wild horses are being brutally captured and removed; many will die. We must take immediate action to help them.

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WATCH: Captive Tule Elk Still Struggling to Survive

Finally, some good news for the gentle Tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore. As of October 24th, fewer elk will die while awaiting their freedom we continue to fight for. Rain — blessed, life-giving rain — has finally returned to the drought-stricken San Francisco Bay Area. But our battle to protect them continues, because they are still not free from their deadly, fenced confinement inside this northern California national park.

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Norway Kills A Staggering 575 Whales in 2021

Despite international opposition to commercial whaling and declining demand for whale meat, Norwegian whalers still brutally killed 575 minke whales during the 2021 season, which is the highest number killed since 2016.

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We Rescued a Dog in Heartbreaking Condition Years Ago: She is Still Going Strong!

We get countless requests to help animals in need in Mississippi through our Hope Animal Sanctuary and Justice for Animals campaign, and nothing makes us happier than hearing updates from guardians who have adopted an animal we've saved. We just received one such update from a woman who adopted Sarah Louise, a German shepherd whom we rescued in 2010, and we wanted to share it with you because her happily ever after wouldn't have been possible without your support.

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Nov 4, 2021

What George Monbiot says: "If I sound angry, it’s because I am"




What George Monbiot says is so true 😢 

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Date: Thu, Nov 4, 2021, 4:11 AM
Subject: If I sound angry, it's because I am
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As world leaders gather for Cop 26, rigorous climate reporting has never mattered more
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Hi Liz,

We have a fairly good idea of what certain politicians are attempting at the climate conference in Glasgow: to make a series of grand announcements, then convince us they have saved the planet. Words are politically cheap, actions are expensive. Confronting fossil fuel producers and other legacy industries invites a world of trouble. It offends the political instincts of most of those in power today, too many of whom owe their power to support from dirty business. Assuaging a bamboozled public, by contrast, comes naturally.

The role of journalists should be to stop them getting away with it. We should detect the failures, expose the corruption, unmask the deceptions. These duties, always vital, have never been more urgent. The possible collapse of our life support systems is the greatest crisis humanity has ever faced. If this threat were to materialise, it would render all other political issues – and for that matter, all other human ambitions, hopes, fears, dreams and nightmares – irrelevant.

Until recently, this prospect seemed ridiculous. The idea that Earth systems could tip into a state that renders most of the planet uninhabitable seemed like science fiction. But the more we understand about complex systems, and the counterintuitive ways in which they behave, the more plausible it appears. As governments keep failing to act in ways commensurate with the scale of the threat, it begins to seem more likely than not that this unimaginable catastrophe will occur.

You might have hoped that such a prospect would dominate the public conversation everywhere. It's true that, in the weeks approaching the summit, some of the media have begun to ramp up their environmental coverage. But it's a fair bet that as soon as the delegates have gone home, they'll revert to their customary mixture of indifference, minimisation and denial.

The Guardian is the UK's only major media outlet that has consistently given a platform to people challenging business as usual: the economic and political systems pushing the planet towards disaster.

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For several years, following a wave of sackings at other newspapers, I was the UK's only remaining environmental columnist. Things have improved a little more recently, but the most important story of all is still pushed to the periphery. Even during the disasters that hint at what might be coming – the heat domes and droughts in North America this year, the fires in Siberia and around the Mediterranean, the catastrophic floods in West Africa, China and northern Europe – most of the news media merely glanced up for a moment before returning to their core business: the court gossip that passes for political journalism.

If I sound angry about my sector, it's because I am. Across my 36 years in journalism, I've seen opportunities to avert this existential crisis slipping through our fingers like sand. If you were to ask me which industry has done more to frustrate environmental action – fossil fuels or the media – I would say the media. Without the social licence granted to them by media companies, fossil fuel corporations and other destructive industries would not have been able to fend off demands for change. Governments would have been forced to act.

So time is now short. We need to do in ten years what we could have done in 40. We need massive popular movements pressing reluctant governments to treat this existential crisis with the urgency it deserves. And nothing will change unless we know what is happening and understand what we face.

The Guardian will not allow the threat to the living planet to fade from public life. It will keep building on its team of uniquely experienced environmental journalists, to explain the issues, expose the vandals trashing our home, disperse the smokescreens behind which governments hide, and lay out a vision of a better world.

With your help, we will hold governments to account, while equipping you with the facts and arguments you need to navigate this great crisis. We will continue to bring you urgent, independent climate journalism that's open for everyone, so millions more can benefit.

But we can't do this without you. You can sustain our work in whichever way suits you best: by making a single or recurring contribution, becoming a digital subscriber, or funding us at a higher level as a Patron. Every form of support makes a difference. It all costs money, and the more we do, the more expensive it becomes. Please help us to amplify our defence of the planet that gives us life, so that we can continue to produce quality reporting long after Cop has finished.


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