Not that I can afford to buy armani anyway, but if I could I wouldn’t!
From Catwalk Queen:
Giorgio Armani’s decision to dress Spanish matador, Cayetano Rivera Ordóñez, for the historic Goyesca de Ronda bullfight, has attracted protests from animal activists.
Do NOT get me started on bullfighting. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Isn’t he just gorgeous? He’s Joe the polar bear. In this instance, I wouldn’t mind having bear shelves hehe
Via Laughing Squid
Joshua Allen Harris has created some fantastic New York street art in the form animals made out of shopping bags positioned on subway street grates that cause them to periodically inflate and animate.
Originally uploaded by NeedleNoodles.
oh, and also check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwNi8dzj0S8 for squishy manatee hehe
“For a brief period of time, the Bush Administration is accepting public comments on its proposal to protect polar bears under the Endangered Species Act.
Please vote for polar bear protection right now by submitting your Official Citizen Comment at NRDC’s new PolarBearSOS website.”
Not sure how much importance the Bush Admin will place on non-US citizen comments, but it’s got to be worth trying. The form does have a country field.
“Narrated by Academy Award Nominee Joaquin Phoenix and featuring music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby, EARTHLINGS is a documentary film about humankind’s complete economic dependence on animals raised for pets, food, clothing, entertainment and scientific research. Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, EARTHLINGS chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. Powerful, informative, controversial and thought-provoking, EARTHLINGS is by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals and human economic interests.”
Raises the issue of ‘species-ism’, a term I’ve never heard before but a concept I have thought about.
Beware, the trailers contain some footage of animal cruelty. I’m not sure whether I would be able to watch the film or whether the depictions of animal cruelty would be too upsetting, there’s nothing that makes me more angry.
I worry that this will be a bit like An Inconvenient Truth where the people who really need to see it won’t, but hopefully it will manage to convert a few people.
(via Ursi’s Blog)