Meat consumption down, fur sales up?

This is a mink. Someday he'll become a coat. And maybe some lipstick. (Photo credit Jesper Clausen/Fur Commission USA)

Last week, I stumbled upon an editorial New York Times' columnist Mark Bittman did for American Public Media's Marketplace questioning whether America is still the land of "meat and potatoes". In the commentary, Bittman cited a Department of Agriculture statistic that predicted meat consumption in America will be 12 percent less for 2012 than it was in 2007.I've been mulling that over for the last week as I contemplated why that might be - more people aware of their food choices? Meat too exp … [Read more...]

PETA tackles Super Mario and his tanooki (raccoon dog) fur coat

Raccoon Dog at Fukuyama, Hiroshima prefecture, Japan

People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched a new campaign aimed at Super Mario with the release of their new game, Super Tanooki Skin 2D.  The game is in response to the "power up' in Mario Bros. games, which give Mario and Luigi extra power to ... um ... do something ... OK, if I sound more than a little uninformed it's because I know zip about video games. All I know is that there is a suit that is a racoon dog (or "tanuki"/"tanooki") that Mario wears to get power. … [Read more...]


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