Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sea the Truth EU Parliament

Sea the Truth:

Eurogroup for Animals and Sea First Foundation

invite you to the Film Screening of

Sea the Truth

followed by a debate on the Common Fisheries Policy

Tuesday 31 May 2011

from 16:00 to 18:00 hrs

European Parliament

Altiero Spinelli Building, Rue Wiertz, 60 in Brussels

This event is hosted by

Kriton Arsenis MEP (S&D, GR)

and will include presentations by

Dos Winkel Sea First Foundation

Vera Coelho Seas at Risk & OCEAN2012

Vassili Papastavrou International Fund for Animal Welfare

For more information and to register, please contact

Andreas Erler at a.erler@eurogroupforanimals.org

or call +32 (0)2 740 0891

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fuel-Cell Hybrid Taxi Unveiled in London

Fuel-Cell Hybrid Taxi Unveiled in London

A new zero - emission eco green version of the iconic London Black Cab taxi the LTI TX4 was unveiled in London.  It is eco powered by a hydrogen fuel cell

The vehicle, which is the result of the collaboration between Intelligent Energy, Lotus Engineering, LTI Vehicles and TRW Conekt, is the first step in a plan to turn London’s taxis into a zero emissions vehicles by 2020. A fleet of hydrogen fuel-cell powered black cabs will be on London's roads by 2012.

For the Fuel-Cell Black Cab, Lotus Engineering has packaged the full propulsion system including the fuel cell engine and has designed control systems to optimise performance of both the fuel cells and electric drive systems. TRW Conekt led the safety analysis program, including braking and steering systems, and LTI has provided donor vehicles to assist with the structural modifications to the chassis of the taxis.

London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Chair of the London Hydrogen Partnership, Kit Malthouse, who unveiled the zero emissions fuel cell hybrid taxi at London’s City Hall, said, "The black cab is a much loved London icon, but it is also a significant source of pollution especially in the centre of the city. This prototype Fuel Cell Black Cab, which emits only water from its tailpipe, is an exciting glimpse of how hydrogen technology could soon play a vital role in cleaning up air quality for urban dwellers.”

The London Metro reveals there are approximately 21,000 black cabs in the UK each emitting around 243g/km of CO2. They calculated that if all the 380,000 visitors to the olympics took a zero emissions cab from Heathrow to the Olympic park they'd save 3 million kg od CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

Yes but here's the thing.............

1) They could take a train

2) They could stop eating meat!

If everyone in the UK abstained from eating meat for one day a week, this would save 13 Mtons CO2 of greenhouse gas emissions *

  • This would result in greater carbon savings than taking 5 million cars off the road in the UK (10.4 Mt CO2).
  • This would be almost equivalent to replacing one billion light bulbs with low-energy ones.
  • This would save the equivalent of almost 36 million return flights from London to Ibiza (36.357.200)
  • This would lead to greater carbon savings than taking 5 million cars off the UK roads (all year around). That would be over 17% of all cars in the UK (5.1 million cars or over 10 MtCO2).

Think what could be achieved if everyone was vegan for 2 DAYS a week ! or all week?

Please pledge and get your friends friends to pledge at One World Day

www.1worldday.org www.tinyurl.com/oneworldday www.one-world-day.org  * Carbon Savings

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Help! for Vegnews Meat Photo Dilemma

RANT: VegNews is putting the MEAT into vegan issues | quarrygirl.com: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

vegnews not veggieburgerFollowing the revelations from quarrygirl.com that Vegnews uses non vegan istockphotos to illustrate vegan recipes Vegan cook/author and photographer Tony Bishop-Weston from Foods for Life / Plantarian / One World Day has offered his services to the harangued editors of Vegnews.

"We will match any istockphoto price and recreate and reshoot a vegan plantarian version of a meat based photo for Vegnews. We understand Vegnews editor's predicament and the fact that it is standard industry practice to do this but "standard practice" is killing us slowly with diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, dementia, obesity and inflammation as well as having catastrophic consequences for the planet. There is a public expectation that we DON'T follow standard practice!"

This will be used by those addicted to meat and dairy and paid to promote the nihilistic status quo to suggest vegan food is not as appealing and that is simply not the case if it's done right.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

21-Day Vegan Kickstart PCRM - Day 4

21-Day Vegan Kickstart PCRM site: - Day 4

Still not too late to hook your friends and your friend's friends up with the 21 Day healthy kickstart - previous 3 days messages are linked to from the home page - Today Alex Jamieson

Message from Alex Jamieson

Alex Jamiesonleft quoteFor most new vegans, their metamorphosis means more than just saying so long to hot dogs and ham and cheese sandwiches. Becoming vegan encompasses health concerns, environmentalism, and animal rights. This way of living and being in the world will bring personal, emotional, physical, and global benefits. No one can tell you exactly how these changes will occur in your life, because each individual has a unique set of circumstances to consider. Just remember, every step toward a vegan lifestyle is a positive step for yourself and the greater world around you.right quote

For a few of my nutrition tips, visit my Kickstart page >

Monday, April 04, 2011

Friday, April 01, 2011

Vegan Menu at The Royal Wedding

00.13 hrs London - April 1st 2011 (APRIL FOOLS DAY)- The Royal Wedding: Menu To Be Vegan - 01-04-11

 The Menu for the Royal Wedding in May will be now be entirely vegan following the Queen of England's review of the multi-cultural / celebrity guest list and the role that meat and dairy play in the increased risks to health and the environment

A source has revealed the secret dinner plans for the Royal wedding reception

At their Royal Wedding Prince William & Catherine Middleton and guests are to eat a mini vegan version of the traditional Great British dish, steamed steak and Kidney pudding that features wild mushroom and walnuts in a rich porter gravy instead of steak and kidney.

Queen Elizabeth, Prince William's grandmother, is organising the wedding as Prince Williams mother, Princess Diana, died tragically in a mysterious car crash in France.

The Queen has decided that because there are so many guests from different cultures with different religious and ethical dietary requirements that the most sensible solution is to go totally plant based to avoid diplomatic embarrassment with a Hindu dignitary eating beef or a Muslim Sultan eating pork .

The Queen's head chef Mark Flanagan is now working on a 100% vegan royal wedding menu but still with a 'best of British' theme. Flanagan is rumoured to have recruited leading British Plantarian and vegan cookbook author Tony Bishop-Weston ( Author of The Complete Book of Vegan Cooking £16.99 Lorenz http://www.plantarian.org ) to advise on Vegan Versions of traditional British fayre. Celebrity Vegan cook Sarah Kramer is being brought over from Canada to advise on ingredients for the reworked Royal Wedding cake.

A source revealed “It has been decided that due to a combination of environmental, health, cultural and diplomatic concerns that a vegan menu is the most logical option. Meat and dairy have been shown to not only play a major part in the planets environmental woes but also heavily implicated in the rise in preventable chronic disease such as Heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis and cancer. When you add to that the different dietary requirements of the different faiths attending and celebrity guests such as Victoria Beckham and Joanna Lumley and their food foibles,' vegan seemed the only logical solution.”

Tony Bishop-Weston is an expert in the sort of dishes and theme that the Queens head chef is expected to create. Bishop-Weston's very first vegan cook book (Rainbows and Wellies the Taigh na Mara cookbook 1994 Findhorn Press) featured Scottish vegan versions of great British dishes eaten by royalty and crofters alike as well as some world fusion dishes. The book was the source of never before seen delicious vegan dishes we now take for granted such as Bonnie Prince Pudding, Little Bo-Peep Pie, Peat Bog Tart, Banoffee Tart, vegan haggis and hazelnut faggots.

Glam Punk, tattooed, Sarah Kramer author of Vegan A Go-Go (£12.99 Arsenal Pulp Press) has been hailed as “What Mick Jagger is to rock ‘n’ roll, Sarah Kramer is to the vegan lifestyle” and is the Canadian Queen of vegan cup cakes. Sarah lives in Victoria British Columbia where Queen Elizabeth is known as the Queen of Canada or Reine du Canada in the French speaking part of Canada. Sarah has perfect credentials for supervising the menu at The Royal Wedding and representing far flung parts of The British Commonwealth.
Both Tony Bishop-Weston and Sarah Kramer will be appearing at The UK Veg-Fest in Bristol (http://www.vegfest.co.uk ) as part of The National Vegetarian Week Celebrations at the end of May a month after The Royal wedding. UK Vegfest is the biggest vegan celebration in the world with A -list celebrities such as Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Moby, Madonna , Leona Lewis, Natalie Portman, Gwenneth Paltrow, Britney Spears and the Royal Couple Prince William and Kate Middleton on the guest list.

Leading UK Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston (http://www.optimumnutritionists.com) said today "Research from Oxford University shows we need more like 8 portions of fruit and vegetables per day (rather than the 5 a day that the NHS are campaigning for) to start to reduce the risks of chronic disease. British chef's need to rethink their ingredient list and emulate the innovative, delicious and nutritious dishes that some of the American celebrity chefs are coming up with. Chefs such as green wannabe Aldo Zilli are not going to wow celebrity and royal healthy eaters with a veggieburger!"

Happy April 1st - April Fools Day - Happy One World Day - try Plantarian