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by ave Shishkoff | Spring 2013

Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers to “Avatar” and “Titanic” filmmaker James Cameron for going vegan and making the environment a priority.

“You can’t be an environmentalist, you can’t be an ocean steward without truly walking the walk and you can’t walk the walk in the world of the future, the world ahead of us, the world of our children, not eating a plant-based diet.” Well said, James!

Send cheers to:

James Cameron
Directors Guild of America
7920 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA

A small company is making artisan almond and cashew milk. A cheer for this positive and creative initiative from OMilk — “Milk Without the Moo.” New York City dwellers can find it in retail stores or even have it delivered to their doors, like in the old times! Varieties available year-round include the Cashew Classic milkshake, Organic Almond milk and Cold-Brew Coffee Almond Milk.

Check them out: www.omilknyc.com

Cheers to musician and animal advocate Morrissey for his comments on The Colbert Report on October 9 th: “If you stick your grandmother in an oven, she will probably be tasty. But is that any reason to eat your grandmother?”

When Colbert objected by insisting “murder is delicious,” Morrissey answered: “But to a really intelligent being, murder is not delicious.”

Morrissey requested a meat-free studio environment on the day of his appearance.

You can   contact  the production company Comedy Central to say thanks and request more vegan coverage at http://www.comedycentral.com/help/programming-feedback ( According to its website, “Comedy Central does not accept postal mail for any reason.”)

Cheers to actor Anne Hathaway, playing the role of Fantine, for ensuring her wardrobe in Les Mis was vegan — down to the synthetic boots. Send a supportive cheer to:

Anne Hathaway

Management 360
9111 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills , CA 90210 USA

Jeers

Jeers

Movie-making for Expendables 2 resulted in the killing of about 22,000 endangered bats in Bulgaria. The crew disrupted a cave full of hibernating bats, causing approximately 30,000 to flee; it’s estimated that only 8,000 later found a new spot to resume hibernation. Please write to Millennium Films, subsidiary of Nu Image, to tell them you will not support the film, to ask them to help groups working to protect these bats, and to insist that the company’s future filming projects leave nature intact:

Millennium Films

Nu Image Global Headquarters
6423 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90048
Phone: 310-388-6900
Fax: 310-388-6901
info@millenniumfilms.com

Thanks to Friends of Animals supporter Carol Meerschaert for alerting us to the Gaylord Palms Hotel, with its baby alligators in the hotel atrium, where guests are encouraged to watch them be fed. The hotel chain was just purchased by Marriott. Let the hotel know that the values Marriott claims to hold cannot possibly be furthered by captive alligators on display. Even if the alligators grow up and are kept alive in a refuge, as hotel employees claim, that doesn’t justify taking these youngsters out of their natural homes. Please contact:

Gaylord Palms Hotel

6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee , Florida 34746
Hotel Operator: 407-586-0000
floridainfo@gaylordhotels.com

A big jeer goes to wolf-hater Alan Redford, a Montana legislator who, our supporter Denise Boggs has reported to us, joined hunting groups to file suit and overturn protection for wolves just north of Yellowstone National Park, opening this area to hunting and trapping. YNP is home to over 600 wolves, and at last count with a month to go, more than 130 have been trapped or shot by hunters. Contact:

Alan Redfield (R) HD 61

Information Office
538 Mill Creek Road
Livingston , MT 59047-8709
406-333-4353
Refer to http://www.leg.mt.gov for further ways to express your views about this activity to the Montana Legislature. Please encourage friends to speak up as well.

 
 
ave Shishkoff

Act•ionLine Spring 2013

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