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Lending her voice and face (and other body parts) to the fight against destructive deep-sea fishing is actress, Gillian Anderson, best known for her role as Scully on the TV show, "The X-Files." Anderson has teamed up with organizations, BLOOM Association and Fishlove to phase out deep ocean fishing in the Northeast Atlantic. Anderson is promoting a petition directed to the leaders of European Parliament, encouraging them to vote to ban the ocean destruction on December 10th. Anderson has been promoting the petition (which currently has more than half of the 10,000 signatures they seek) on Twitter, and she's also promoting the cause in an attention-grabbing new ad campaign. With her hair up, top down, and an eel draped across her chest, Anderson's image is certain to have people eely curious about the cause.
12/05/2013 JAY Z GOES VEGAN FOR HIS 44TH BIRTHDAY
Jay Z is celebrating his 44th birthday by changing his diet: the rapper and wife Beyoncé are going vegan until Christmas, Hova wrote on his Life + Times blog. "On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!!" Jay Z wrote, citing a theory of psychology that it takes someone 21 days to form or break a habit. "This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a 'plant-based breakfast' everyday. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought." The hip-hop mogul found a symmetry that he liked about starting the challenge now. "There's something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas day," Jay Z wrote. "It just feels right!"Jay Z promised updates on his progress, and he asked "any professional vegans" for tips on places to eat.
12/04/2013 A WHALE IN THE FOREST
Imagine if whales roamed the land - if when we walked through our neighborhood forest, we saw them - majestic 40 foot long beings swimming among the trees, ruffling the leaves. The short yet powerful video by Gentleman Scholar brings this dream to life. Created for Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), the video quietly conveys a message to us all - that if whales and other marine animals called land their home, then maybe they'd receive the attention and protection they deserve. But because marine animals remain mostly unseen like the atrocities that affect them, such as pollution, overfishing, overhunting, and climate change, their widespread protection is nearly nonexistent.
According to a petition posted on Care2, the Russian city of Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, is in the process of procuring two orcas to display during the games. It appears the orcas will be used to drive profits at a time when tourists will flood the city to watch athletes compete. Activists say captive orcas should not be among the attractions during the games in Sochi. Orcas do not adapt well to captivity and can endanger humans. In the U.S., SeaWorld has been criticized for multiple incidents in which captive orcas have become pscyhotic, resulting in the deaths of three trainers.
Not everyone sits down to a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving, and PETA and the US Postal Service are honoring a few of them with a "Vegetarian Icons" stamp sheet. There are a couple of non-meat-eating New Englanders among the VIP veggies, including New Hampshire-bred comedian Sarah Silverman and former Cambridge kid Casey Affleck. In her book, "The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee," Silverman says she stopped eating meat at the age of 6 after seeing a turkey killed for food. "[I]t was horrifying," she writes. "And though I'm probably projecting, I don't think it was in the turkey's top-five favorite moments, either." Others featured on the new stamps include Paul McCartney, Pamela Anderson, Ricky Martin, and Joaquin Phoenix.
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