Here Are 7 Popular Brands You Should Stop Buying NOW!
Going by taste alone is not enough. There are two tests you can perform that might do the trick:
Here Are 7 Popular Brands You Should Stop Buying NOW!
By Breana Noble
Probiotics, the “good” bacteria found in yogurt, are beneficial for digestion, immunity, and even mental health, but for vegans, finding sources in compliance with food preferences can be a challenge.
Vegan Aphorisms from Vegan Vittles, by Joanne Stepaniak
Instead of: You can kill two birds with one stone.
Use: You can slice two carrots with one knife.
Instead of: Running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
Running around in circles.
Instead of: You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
You can’t make granola out of gravel.
Instead of: Pull the wool over one’s eyes.
Pull the hat over one’s eyes.
Instead of: It’s no use crying over spilled milk.
It’s no use crying/weeping over burnt toast.
Instead of: There’s more than one way to skin a cat.
There’s more than one way to peel a potato.
Instead of: Don’t put the cart before the horse.
Don’t slice the bread before it’s baked.
Instead of: Never put all your eggs in one basket.
Never put all your berries in one bowl/basket.
Instead of: Slippery as an eel.
Slippery as oil.
Instead of: Packed in like sardines.
Packed in like pickles.
Instead of: On a wild-goose chase.
Out chasing rainbows.
Instead of: Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ll feed him for life.
Give a man beans, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to garden, and you’ll feed him for life.
Instead of: The straw that broke the camel’s back.
The drop that made the cup spill over.
Instead of: It’s no use beating a dead horse.
It’s no use watering a dead rose.
Instead of: He that would fish must not mind getting wet.
He that would garden must not mind getting soiled/dirty.
Instead of: One man’s meat is another man’s poison.
One man’s treat is another man’s trouble.
Instead of: Talk turkey.
Instead of: You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.
You can’t make wine without crushing grapes.
Instead of: It’s a silly fish that is caught twice with the same bait.
It’s a foolish man who stumbles twice on the same stone.
Instead of: Never fish in troubled waters.
Never fly a kite in a storm.
Instead of: As easy as duck soup.
As easy as boiling water.
Instead of: You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.
You can sow fertile seeds, but you can’t make them sprout.
Instead of: Cook someone’s goose.
Burn someone’s cookies.
Instead of: Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
Don’t look for bugs in a flower bouquet.
Instead of: You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
You can catch more smiles with nice than with nasty.
Instead of: You can’t get blood from a turnip.
You can’t get water from a stone.
Instead of: You can’t sell the cow and have the milk too.
You can’t sell the orchard and have the apples too.
Instead of: Ants in your pants.
Pepper in your pants.
Instead of: Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.
Don’t count your bushels before they’re reaped.
Instead of: Lay an egg.
Launch a dud.
Instead of: The nearer the bone, the sweeter the flesh.
The nearer the stone, the sweeter the peach.
Instead of: Walking on eggs.
Walking on broken glass.
Instead of: Someone is no spring chicken.
Someone is no spring onion.
Instead of: Many a pearl is still hidden in the oyster.
Many a potato is still buried beneath the snow.
Instead of: Separate the sheep from the goats.
Separate the wheat from the oats.
Instead of: He who treads on eggs must tread lightly.
He who treads on thin ice must tread lightly.
Instead of: Neither fish nor fowl.
Neither greens nor grains.
Instead of: I have a bone to pick with you.
I have a stone to pick with you.
Instead of: An oath and an egg are soon broken.
A promise and a plate are soon broken.
Instead of: Don’t let the cat out of the bag.
Keep it under your hat.
Instead of: He who steals a calf steals a cow.
He who crushes an acorn kills an oak.
Instead of: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A berry in the hand is worth two on the bush.
Instead of: Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Don’t fell the tree that bears/yields the sweetest fruit.
Instead of: Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
Sauce for the peach is sauce for the plum.
Instead of: What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
What’s good for the peach is good for the plum.
Instead of: There’s more than one fish in the sea.
There’s more than one leaf on the tree.
Instead of: Better to give the wool than the whole sheep.
Better to give the berries than the whole bush.
Instead of: Casting pearls before swine.
Singing your song to a stone.
Instead of: “Almost” never killed a fly.
“Nearly” never saved a life.
Instead of: Opening a can of worms. Opening a can of spaghetti.
Instead of: The land of milk and honey. The land of sweet abundance.
Instead of: It’s raining cats and dogs. It’s raining rice and beans.
Instead of: Eating crow. Eating humble pie.
There Are No Stray Dogs In The Netherlands
Seems like we can learn a lot from Netherlands, where you won’t find even a single stray dog on the road. The reason? From laws that mandate it to put animal abusers in jail to free sterilization, this video shows how the Dutch government made it possible:
click here to read PDF ON Holland Is The First Country To Not Have Stray Dogs
By K9 Magazine on June 24, 2016
This is BLM’s endgame for our wild horses.
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The Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board has just voted in favor of KILLING ALL THE WILD HORSES AND BURROS currently in short term and long term holding, approximately 44,000 horses. The only NO vote on the Advisory Board was from Ginger Kathrens of the Cloud Foundation.
[if these are elected officials they need to be voted out of office]
Being extremely fond of euphemisms, the BLM uses the term “euthanasia” which is incorrect. Definition of Euthanasia: “the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy.” This is in fact murder, not euthanasia.
The intent behind this vote was to send a strong message to Washington, DC so that this might happen. Dean Bolstad, Division Chief had been alluding to killing the captive wild horses earlier in the meeting.
This is BLM’s endgame for our wild horses.
Please speak up – send comments to the Advisory Board ASAP at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can email the bloody-minded Advisory Board individually as well:
and you can thank Ginger Kathrens for standing strong in the face of such complete and utter disregard for the interests of our wild horses and burros: Info@thecloudfoundation.org.
Tell Dean Bolstad what you think: email@example.com
Then call Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior:(202) 208-3100
Then write your Congressmen and Senators.
This outrage must not stand.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Advisory Board has voted a recommendation to euthanize the wild horses and donkey held in short and long-term holding facilities. Between 44,000 and 45,000 animals are currently held in short and long-term holding facilities, with a cost of over $49 million last year alone. No particulars were decided on methodology or time frame for the destruction of the captive animals.
The Advisory Board made their recommendation nearly unanimously. Ginger Kathrens, founder of The Cloud Foundation, was the sole dissenting vote.
The Humane Society of the United States released a statement which read, in part “The decision of the BLM advisory board to recommend the destruction of the 45,000 wild horses currently in holding facilities is a complete abdication of responsibility for their care. The agency would not be in this situation but for their long-term mis-management. Alternatives to this proposal have been ignored for over 20 years. The HSUS stands ready to implement these alternatives at any time.”
The vote to euthanize the horses held in long-term holding comes on the heel of BLM announcing their plans to experiment on mare spaying were canceled due to public outcry and multiple lawsuits being filed. With public outcry at every turn, and the wants of the cattle industry for less competition for forage, the BLM finds itself struggling to make decisions and stick with them.
The state- and county-fair circuits are rife with exploitative animal displays. Animals suffer tremendously when they are carted from town to town and forced to perform; they live in an almost constant state of discomfort, frustration, depression, and anxiety.
Always on the move, exhibitors rarely take the time to rest and exercise animals, and sick and injured animals often go without veterinary care. Please read the following information about the different types of animal exhibits that are featured at fairs. If you encounter any of these cruel displays and see an animal in distress, please contact local authorities immediately.
Booth operators at many state and county fairs breed big cats to draw paying customers. Once they grow too large to be safely handled, older animals are frequently discarded at roadside zoos or sold to exotic-animal dealers.
Three 11-day-old tiger cubs died when exhibitor Craig Perry, operator of Perry’s Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, used them in photo sessions. Although Perry knew that the cubs were sick, he did not provide them with veterinary care. Since 1990, more than 200 dangerous incidents involving big cats have been reported.
Life on the road for elephants is in profound contrast to their lives in the wild. Elephants are highly social animals who live in matriarchal herds. They are protective and caring, and they travel together as families. Captivity-induced health problems such as foot diseases and arthritis are common and life-threatening. Camels, too, are free-roaming animals who are confined to transport trailers and small pens, despite their imposing size. Displays featuring camels also put people at risk: Humans can contract brucellosis, ringworm, and tuberculosis from close interaction with camels.
Exploitative events such as “Sea Lion Splash” and dancing-bear shows portray intelligent animals as silly clowns. The acts that these animals are forced to perform are demeaning, and trainers often employ cruel behind-the-scenes training techniques—such as beatings and food deprivation—to force animals to perform tricks that are unnatural, frightening, and even painful.
Small rodents—such as mice, rats, and gerbils—are placed on a roulette-style wheel, which is then spun. Dizzy and reeling, the animals eventually drop into a hole on the board. People who placed their bets on the number that the animal drops into “win” a prize.
The animals used in petting zoos are hauled around in tractor-trailers, confined to small pens and cages, and forced to interact with large crowds of people. The animals are rarely allowed to rest when on display, and they often develop health problems from this forced interaction.
Tethered tightly to turnstiles and forced to plod in endless circles, ponies can suffer from hoof ailments, and many suffer from sore, chafed skin caused by ill-fitting equipment. Ponies are not protected by the federal Animal Welfare Act, and when local or state authorities fail to intervene, the outcome can be fatal.
Highly intelligent and sensitive animals, pigs—including some who are young and still developing—endure mishandling, noise from crowds, and blaring music in these contests. Spectators at these events, especially children, often do not know that most of the pigs are sold for slaughter at the end of each season.
Unfortunately the rodeo—a violent spectator “sport”—is a staple at many state and county fairs in the West and the Midwest. In rodeos, gentle animals such as horses and calves are provoked with spurs, tail-twisting, or electric prods or have straps cinched tightly around their abdomens to make them buck and run wildly around the arena.
What You Can Do
If you see cruelty to animals at any state or county fair, don’t hesitate to take action. Anyone can file a cruelty-to-animals complaint or ask the local animal control agency to check on an animal.