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Fall 2013 - Act•ionLine

by DAVE SHISHKOFF | Fall 2013

CHEERS & JEERS

CHEERS

A Cheer to Knotts Berry Farm in Anaheim, the world’s oldest theme park, for adding a wide array of vegan items to their menus! According to Your Daily Vegan, “[s]ome of the tasty options coming are vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free baked mac n’ cheese, vegan and gluten-free pizza, and even vegan “buttermilk” battered “chicken” tenders!” Sounds good to us.

The state of California and Gov. Jerry Brown have earned a Cheer for their defense of sharks; as-of July 1st, shark-fin soup is now illegal in that state! Tens of millions of sharks are killed each year for their fins as a flavorless ingredient in soup. So far Washington, Oregon and Guam have also banned shark-fin sales. Let’s hope more states follow suit, and the national Shark Conservation Act is strengthened to end the killing of sharks entirely.

JEERS

A sporty Jeer goes to the Clif Bar company, which started off with only vegan bars, but increasingly over time has added in more and more non-vegan products. The latest is their new line of ‘Builder’s Max’ bars, launched in July, which contain whey and milk protein. Apparently the plant-based protein in the popular Clif Builder Bar is considered inferior, and to get the ‘Max’ effect, you supposedly need animal protein.

Tweet them at @ClifBar, search for them on Facebook, or call or mail them here and tell them you’re only interested in seeing them sell products that don’t harm animals:

Clif Bar & Company
1451 66th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608-1004
1-800-CLIFBAR (1-800-254-3227)

Our final Jeer comes from member Gabrielle DiFonzo, who wrote to us:

“I have a contender for the "Jeers" section of Act-ionLine's "Cheers and Jeers."  Did anyone at FoA see "The Bachelorette" this week? The whole cast were outfitted in Canada Goose jackets complete with dead coyotes on the hoods. Reality TV is tacky enough without being abusive toward animals.”

Good call, Gabrielle! Canada Goose is a despicable company, with many down-filled jackets as well as using coyote fur! We’ve worked with Fur Bearer Defenders in Vancouver, Canada, on some campaigns against Canada Goose, and they just won’t stop. Besides posting comments on the Canada Goose Facebook page, or using the hashtag #CanadaGross, you can tweet to @BacheloretteABC on Twitter, or you can contact ABC and let them know that you don’t want to see Canada Goose or fur on television:

Cathy Rehl
Senior Publicity Director/Media Relations at ABC
(212) 456-6749
Cathy.Rehl@abc.com
DAVE SHISHKOFF

Act•ionLine Fall 2013

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