Mmm... Vegan Pizza
Marywood University student Eileen Botti and her peers now have the opportunity to eat yummy vegan food without having to leave the caf. With the introduction of vegan cuisine such as French lentil and hot and sour soups, fiesta veggie wraps, vegan chili, pizza, enchiladas, chocolate cake, sesame peanut chews, and soy lattes, Marywood is a truly veg-friendly campus. In fact, PETA has been so impressed with the campus’ progress towards being more and more animal-friendly that the school was awarded with the first ever “Compassionate Campus” award.
Feeling pretty jealous, aren’t ya? It’s really not as hard as it may seem to get vegan options added to the menu of your high school or college cafeteria. Read some of the ideas we’ve come up with to make changes on your campus, and check out the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s new Web site, HealthySchoolLunches.org for additional help.
Fiery Furnaces News
Everyone’s talkin’ bout The Fiery Furnances and the big hearts they have for animals. First, Canada’s Soulshine let their readers know about the Furnaces’ appearance on PETA2, and today, Pitchfork ran this lovely article:
Fiery Furnaces Plan Tour, Lend Support to PETA
OK, we all know how the Go-Go’s and Crass feel about wearing fur (agin’ it), but what about the Fiery Furnaces? “I think it’s absurd and there’s no need for it,” guitar/synth/organ/vocal dude Matt Friedberger tells People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in an interview on the organization’s hipster-oriented PETA2 website. “It’s as simple as that. It’s absurd that a rabbit fur hat needs to be a fashion item. It’s surprising that you have to go back again and again to remind people and educate people that the fur industry is an extremely cruel business.”
Visitors to the site can also learn why Common is a vegetarian, how Peaches the horny rocker stuck up for Peaches the elephant (stuck in cramped quarters at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, it seems), and why Agnostic Front’s Roger Miret no longer breeds pit bulls for the fighting ring, among many, many other such tales.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to do so yet, give PETA2’s interview with The Fiery Furnaces a look-see.