Have We Mentioned ...
… That we love Fall Out Boy and Fueled By Ramen, you know, a lot? If we somehow neglected to do so until now, we apologize, because wow. Big thanks to Adam from FBR for helping get the word out about the Fall Out Boy ticket giveaway on peta2. If you haven’t entered yet, you’ve still got 24 days until the Nintendo Fusion Tour is over, so enter already, eh?
They’re knocking down the walls around our desks right now, and I’d be lying if I said that I am not very worried that some debris is going to fall and land squarely on my skull. Please don’t fall on me debris!
As news breaks that a man from the French island of Reunion has contracted bird flu, it’s apparent now more than ever that our society needs to seriously reconsider the way animals are raised on factory farms. Who knows if this disease, which some experts have said could bring a death toll in the hundreds of millions over the next few years, could have been avoided if birds and other animals farmed for food weren’t kept in such filthy, cramped conditions. It’s no wonder that birds are spreading this disease to one another when you consider the fact that most chickens are kept in cages so small they can never flap a wing, with other birds stacked above them, dumping feces and urine on them.
There’s other shocking news coming out of Reunion. From London to Los Angeles, caring people across the world have been voicing outrage over recent news reports that fishermen on the island have been using live dogs as bait to hook sharks. Unfortunately, many have yet to make the connection between the cruelty inflicted upon these dogs and the cruelty inflicted upon the sharks whom they are used to catch. In fact, such cruelty is a painful part of life for sharks, fish, and other marine animals who are killed for food and “sport.” Help us put an end to unnecessary suffering – tell your friends and family to think of Rover before chowing down on another dead fish.
Ponder this simple question – why do we throw a Frisbee to some animals and a barbed hook to others?