Thanks for continuing to report on this issue, Indy Week.
Want to know what happens to animals imprisoned in UNC's animal experimentation laboratories? Witness two investigations here: http://www.peta.org/features/unc.aspx
Also see the USDA reports on holding conditions (not actual tests) for the few animals who are covered by the weak law Animal Welfare Act: http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/nc/res-f…
A huge oversight is ZPizza. They have a vegan pizza on their menu called the Berkeley Vegan. It contains Daiya vegan cheese and Gardein sausage, the best of the best. Check it out: http://www.zpizza.com/organic-food-menu/he…
No, I don't work for ZPizza, just a vegan who loves pizza, particularly this one.
More examples of the USA police state, endorsed by both corporate political parties. What happened to our civil liberties guaranteed by the Constitution?
Donald: I'm 29 now and have voted in nearly every primary and election since I turned 18. I understand the importance of voting. However, given that there is not a significant difference in either party when it comes to actual policies enacted when in power (unlike campaign rhetoric!), I'm not enthusiastic about voting for Democrats.
Republicans are on the reactionary right and most Democrats are conservative or centrist here in NC. Again, I'm not talking about campaign rhetoric, I'm talking about real policies. Very few are willing to challenge corporate domination, defend civil liberties, and protect the natural environment.
As Ralph Nader has said before, nothing will ever change unless Democrats know that you are unwilling to vote for them. If Democrats think you automatically have their vote because they are not "as bad" as Republicans, what incentive is there for them to stand up for the common people and provide a real alternative to the corporate status quo?
Also, you say that just one more Democrat may have prevented fracking, but it's quite possible that another Democrat in office would have just gone along with the Republican pro-fracking majority, as some Democrats did. Don't forget that Democratic candidate for governor Walter Dalton also supports fracking. Do you understand why I'm sick of these corporate parties now?
Even if Democrats took back the legislature, how much would really change? Both parties are ruled by corporations. Voting for who is "less bad" does not make one very enthusiastic about voting.
You mention FlyLeaf like it is the only independent bookstore in Chapel Hill ("Readers in Chapel Hill are glad that they have an indie bookstore again.") What about Internationalist Books? It's been around since 1981 and yet gets ignored. I-Books has the most diverse selection of books and regularly holds free community events.
Thanks for this critical review of the movie, particularly looking at it from the standpoint of the animals who are enslaved and slaughtered.
I urge everyone interested in this issue to check out www.HumaneMyth.org which was created to expose the lies of so-called "humane" flesh, milk, and egg pushers and to document the inherent abuse that results from treating animals as commodities.
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