onsdag 31 december 2014

Gott Nytt År!

Gott Nytt År! - Rörelse för djurrätt

Det har varit ett händelserikt 2014. Några av de saker jag särskilt minns från 2014 är:
  •  Dokumentären Cowspiracy: the sustainability secret som varit lite av en snackis åtminstone i vegan-, miljö- och djurrättskretsar.
  • Chiapuddingen, som verkligen slagit igenom inte bara bland vegetarianer och veganer utan även i ännu bredare kretsar.
  • Att ordet vegan eftersöks mer och mer i Google och i andra sökmotorer är väldigt roligt!
  • Att LRF Mjölk valde att stämma havremjölksföretaget Oatly var både en oroande och rolig nyhet i Sverige. Mest rolig eftersom det innebar ett uppsving för Oatly och mycket information om komjölksindustrins lidande. Hemskt med lidande såklart men bra att det uppmärksammas så fler inser att att mjölk från växter är bättre! :)
  • Orangutangen Sandra som slagits fast som en ickemänsklig person i en argentinsk domstol är nog ändå den största nyheten under året, enligt mitt tycke vill säga.
Det har hänt väldigt mycket under 2014. Vad minns du särskilt från detta år? Kommentera gärna!

Jag ser fram emot ett fantastiskt 2015!

På filmfronten tror jag att det kommer pratas mycket om Farming Humans och Racing Extinction. Jag ser som vanlig fram emot del två i  Earthlingstrilogin. Unity heter del två men det återstår att se när filmmakarna är redo att börja visa den, premiären beräknas i nuläget till 22:a april. Vad gäller filmer kommer det säkert nåt jag i nuläget inte känner till. Det blir kul!

På veganmatsfronten kommer det säkert ett antal nyheter till butikerna. Vilket blir väldigt roligt! Det är med spänning jag ser fram emot 2015.

Ett gott nytt år önskar jag dig som läser detta. Allt gott till dig!

torsdag 25 december 2014

Julpost

Så här i juletid skickas det ett antal julkort i år passar till och med jag på! Jag vill samtidigt passa på att önska dig en god jul och ett gott nytt år!

God Jul & Gott Nytt År Skånevegan!

God Jul & Gott Nytt År Skånevegan - Rörelse för djurrätt

God Jul & Gott Nytt År Djurens Rätt!

God Jul & Gott Nytt År Djurens Rätt - Rörelse för djurrätt

 God Jul & Gott Nytt År Djurrättsalliansen!

God Jul & Gott Nytt År Djurrättsalliansen - Rörelse för djurrätt

God Jul & Gott Nytt År Svenska Abolitionistiska Veganer!

God Jul & Gott Nytt År Svenska Abolitioninistiska Veganer - Rörelse för djurrätt

onsdag 24 december 2014

måndag 22 december 2014

Spy drones expose factory farms

Mark Devries,the man behind Speciesism: The Movie, has during the last two years been working on a project called the Factory Farm Drone Project

He's been using drones to have a look at pig factory farms in the USA. Watch the video below to see what he found.

Spy Drones Expose Smithfield Foods Factory Farms



söndag 21 december 2014

Lecture with Steven M. Wise, Unlocking the Cage, dolphin rights, and more

This evenings blog post contains a mix with different subjects. The connection between them is legal rights for nonhuman animals. I hope you will enjoy!

Animal rights lawyer Steven M. Wise visited Sweden this summer. He gave a lecture in the city Båstad. Peter Nilsson posted the lecture on his animal rights blog in October, that’s where I saw it first. I found it very interesting so I’ll share it as well.


Lecture with Steven M. Wise


Steven M. Wise is an animal rights lawyer he is also the founder and president of the Nonhuman Rights Project. He’s been working with the issue concerning legal rights for nonhuman animals for more than 30 years.

In the documentary Unlocking the Cage two filmmakers are following Wise as he goes to court battling for the rights of a few nonhuman animals. I’m very much looking forward watching Unlocking the Cage it seems very interesting and exciting! The documentary is produced by Frazer Pennebaker and Rosadel Varela.

Find more info about Unlocking the Cage here and on Kickstarter.


About Unlocking the Cage


As I mentioned Steven M. Wise and the Nonhuman Rights Project went to court representing a few individuals. Unfortunately they lost one of the cases – the one known as the Tommy Case where they represented a 26 year-old chimpanzee named Tommy. Read more about it in New York Daily News here and on Steven Wise’s blog here.

Chimpanzee in cage - Rörelse för djurrätt
A chimpanzee in a cage. Photo courtesy: Animal Equality.


If you want to know more about legal rights for animals here’s a list of literature by Steven M. Wise:

Dolphin rights!

To end this blog post with something more cheerful I can tell you a little about something that happened in India last year, it has to do with dolphins!
In May of 2013 India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests decided to ban import of dolphins in the whole country. The ministry wants to protect dolphins and other cetaceans from exploitation, for example in dolphin and orca whale (also known as killer whale) shows.


“Whereas cetaceans in general are highly intelligent and sensitive, and various scientists who have researched dolphin behavior have suggested that the unusually high intelligence; as compared to other animals means that dolphin should be seen as ‘non-human persons’ and as such should have their own specific rights and is morally unacceptable to keep them captive for entertainment purpose”
B. S. Bonal, the member secretary of the Central Zoo Authority of India.
Find more info here and here.

Killer whale in captivity - Rörelse för djurrätt
Orca whale in captivity. Photo courtesy: Blackfish.


I personally find the topic of legal rights for animals very interesting. I hope to be able to return to it in a similar way again. That's all for now!
Have a nice evening!

lördag 20 december 2014

Jim Morris: Lifelong Fitness - a short movie

Jim Morris: Lifelong Fitness - Rörelse för djurrätt
Jim Morris. A 78 year-old bodybuilder and a vegan.
Jim Morris: Lifelong Fitness is a 14 minutes short documentary about the bodybuilder and vegan Jim Morris.

Jim Morris became a vegan about 15 years ago. I understand why the movie director and producer Ryan Vance found Jim Morris life interesting. Morris was actually the first openly gay bodybuilder to win the bodybuilding competition Mr. America.

The movie had its release in 2013 and can now be viewed in film festivals. Find out more about the movie on Imdb.com and on its Facebook page. Watch two trailers below.


Jim Morris: Lifelong Fitness Trailer #1






Jim Morris: Lifelong Fitness Trailer #2




Jim Morris: Lifelong Fitness - Rörelse för djurrätt
Jim Morris: Lifelong Fitness movie poster.

måndag 15 december 2014

Why vegan? (video)

Hello! I'm back with a short update about veganism more precisely a video from Evolve! Campaigns

This is a video that has been circulating in social media for a while. The video is simple and gets its message through! Watch it, it is certainly worth the four minutes it takes to watch.

Why vegan?


onsdag 10 december 2014

Don't support the ivory trade

I've had an interest in elephants for a while. These beautiful and magnificent animals are compelling to me. It's very sad that the elephants living in freedom could become extinct in 11 years. That's what I learned from this short film called Last Days. Check out its homepage here and watch it below.


Last Days



Don't test on animals!

I've found two videos concerning animal testing and animal free research that I want to share with you. Here they are:

Tail of Toxics - Improving Chemical Safety Without Animals




Animal Testing: some facts




To find info about which companies that do not test on animals go leapingbunny.org!

tisdag 9 december 2014

Julbord på Govindas i Lund

I fredags den 5:e december var det julbord på Govindas vegetariska restaurang i Lund! Julbordet var helt veganskt och nästan fullsatt.

Jag förundras varje år att det går in omkring 50 personer i lokalen. Det brukar bli lite trångt men i år var det alltså några få platser kvar och inte riktigt lika trångt som det skulle kunna ha varit.

Julbordet arrangerades tillsammans med Djurens Rätt Lund. Dessa har arrangerat julbord i några år nu, hur många år känner jag inte till jag har varit där på de tre senaste om jag minns rätt. Några år till har det säkert hållit på.

Govindas julbord brukar bjuda på en hel del julmat som är ovanlig på det traditionella julbordet detta på grund av den indiska och internationella touchen. Guacamole, hummus, såser av olika slag, piroger, gratänger, bollar, puckar, vårrullar är några av de rätter som serverades. Gott var det! Om det blir fler julbord på Govindas så rekommenderar jag ett besök. Slutligen kommer här några foton från kvällen!


Govindas veganska julbord i Lund - Rörelse för djurrätt

Govindas veganska julbord i Lund - Rörelse för djurrätt

Govindas veganska julbord i Lund - Rörelse för djurrätt

Govindas veganska julbord i Lund - Rörelse för djurrätt

Govindas i Lund - Rörelse för djurrätt

torsdag 4 december 2014

How vegan caviar is made

As many of the vegetarians and vegans out there probably know one can buy vegan caviar in many of the common supermarkets nowadays.

In Sweden we recently got caviar in tube which pleases a lot of the vegans and vegetarians living here. 


Anyhow, this video shows us just how vegan caviar is made something I knew very little about until now.

How It's Made Kelp Caviar



Movie News December 2014

Racing Extinction, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Unity are three movies focusing on the relationship between humans and the other animals. Here are some short news about these movies and a little extra.

Racing Extinction


Racing Extinction, formerly known as 6 the Movie, will premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in January. Racing Extinction is made by the team behind the awarded The Cove.
Homepage here.


Racing Extinction Trailer

 


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

 
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. Homepage here.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Trailer





Film Festivals in November


During the end of November there have been two film festivals one in the Brazilian city Curitiba and the other in the Czech capital Prague both highlighting the treatment of animals. Find out more about them www.mostraanimal.com.br and en.zviratajsoutakylidi.cz.

Unity


And finally, the eagerly awaited premiere of Unity has once more been postponed this time until Earth Day 2015 which is the 22nd of April. Unity is the part two of the Earthling’s trilogy. Homepage here.

Teaser from Unity





That's all for this time! Have a nice day!