McDonalds Makes Positive Move to Help Sows

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I'm no fan of McDonalds, but any little bit of help is progress. The McDonald’s Corporation said on Monday that it would begin working with its pork suppliers to phase out the use of so-called gestational crates, the tiny stalls in which sows are housed while pregnant. McDonald’s believes gestation stalls are not a sustainable production system for the future,” Dan Gorsky, senior vice president for supply chain management for McDonald’s North America, said in a statement.

Peta Releases Anti McDonalds Video Game

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You can play the game here.

Groups Urge FDA Ban on Feeding Chicken Feces to Cows.Wait, WHAT???

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McDonald's Corp., Well, you learn something new every day. A coalition of food and consumer groups that includes Consumers Union and the Center for Science in the Public Interest has asked the Food and Drug Administration to ban the practice. the nation's largest restaurant user of beef, also wants the FDA to prohibit the feeding of so-called poultry litter to cattle. Yeesh. Happy Halloween

Man in Hummer Squishes Ducklings

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In perhaps the ultimate expression of everything that is wrong with American culture, a 19-year-old man in a Humvee intentionally ran over ducklings in a McDonald’s parking lot in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dillon Pearce faces up to four years in prison after being charged with a felony. My money is on him getting off with community service. Asides

‘Way Down’ by the N.A.S.A. Project

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Hat tip to Michael McDonald.) If you’ve never seen this music video , something like an avian West Side Story with Blue Jayz vs. Northern Cardinalz , take a few minutes to enjoy the gorgeous hand painted avian aggression renderings by L.A. artist Sage Vaughn. Sure it’s a year old, but it’s new to me! Asides video

ALF's Campaign Against Fast Food in Mexico

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16 - Fake bomb left at McDonalds Oct. Every time I go to Bite Back Magazine , I'm struck by how many times ALF activists in Mexico have targeted fast food outlets. I suppose they are easy to get at. Here is just a brief summary: Oct. 24 - They left some sort of awful smelling liquid at a KFC Oct. 21 - Arson at a Burger King Oct.

Like a Butterfly: The Incredible Life of the Wallcreeper

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It was a strange time for me, in which I got in a car accident, discovered bathrooms with heated floors, was disgusted with my classmates for going to McDonald’s instead of eating local cuisine, and missed out on drinking beer because no one wanted to hang out with the snotty girl who looked down on people who ate at McDonald’s instead of sampling the local cuisine. When I was 14, I went on an exchange trip to Germany with my high school band.

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Welcome Angela Minor, A New Beat Writer on 10,000 Birds!

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” You’ve heard of situations where people with PhDs end up working as cashiers at McDonald’s or rocket scientists end up walking dogs for a living? It’s been eight months since we added our last new beat writer, Tristan Lowery , to our roster of exceptional talent here at 10,000 Birds. I’ll blame the delay on all of us trying out too many of his suggestions. Maybe it wasn’t a good idea to add a “ Birds and Booze ” beat to the blog.

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From Today's New York Times

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McDonald’s, are you listening? To the Editor: Re “ New Way to Help Chickens Cross to Other Side ” (front page, Oct. 22): PETA is proud to see that its hard work behind the scenes with Bell & Evans and other companies to encourage implementation of this new, less cruel form of slaughter is finally coming to fruition. By carrying out a slaughter system that greatly reduces the suffering of chickens, Bell & Evans and Mary’s Chickens show that animal welfare and good business go hand in hand.

The Story of Russell A. Crow

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Grace’s high school is in Bozeman, Montana, next to a McDonald’s. This story comes from Emily Johnson, who is a sub-permittee for a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in Helena, Montana. Emily lives in Big Sky, three hours southwest of Helena, which shows you the distance you have to travel out there to find a rehabber (I was going to say “which shows you how spaced-out rehabbers are,” but that’s normally during the height of baby season.)

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Twitching a Gray Kingbird in New York

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After five hours, a stop for McDonald’s and gas, lots of crappy incidental checklists in eBird, a call from Brooklyn birders saying they didn’t have the bird, and a traffic stop that somehow didn’t result in a speeding ticket, we made it to Conesus Inlet State Wildlife Management Area where we were greeted by a Yellow Warbler.

Remotest Endemic Birds

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The Heard and Mcdonald Islands are also extremely remote and Clements lists the Heard Island Shag as a full species, although Sibley/Monroe lists it as a subspecies of Imperial Shag.

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In defense of county listing

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You find yourself doing odd things like pulling over on the highway to scope for Ring-necked Ducks and grebes in multiple counties or pulling into McDonald’s parking lots looking for House Sparrows in small rural towns (surprisingly difficult!). My name is Nate. And I keep county lists. I realize that this admission tars me as the most obsessive and compulsive among a community of obsessive-compulsives.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

What would the cost of a hamburger at Burger King or McDonald’s be if the meat were to come from Ms. To the Editor: Re “ The Carnivore’s Dilemma ,” by Nicolette Hahn Niman (Op-Ed, Oct. 31): Living “green” is not easy. Yes, every decision we make results in more or less of an impact on our environment. As a parent of young children, I have much to worry about regarding what my children eat—a balanced, wholesome diet, free from antibiotics, hormones or bacteria.

Birding California: A Regional Primer

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McDonald Road, south end of the Salton Sea, CA. When one thinks of taking a birdcation somewhere in the U.S., the same few states always come to mind first…Alaska, Arizona, Texas, and Florida. That’s where everyone goes, and for good reason. However, I am here to make the case for birding California. With the largest state list by a considerable margin and a mind-boggling diversity of habitats, I reckon we have some amazing birding to offer.

Proposal for the National Bird of Australia

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The Torresian Crow – by Richard McDonald CC. I start today with an update from last week, were I spoke about New Zealand’s muted reaction to the official shortlist of tea towels… I’m sorry, flags , that have been picked as part of a longwinded and dull process to not pick a new flag.

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Most Wanted Birds in Brazil

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Horned Screamer Michael McDonald is a lot like Wile E Coyote and would like to see a Rufous-vented Ground-cuckoo ! home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Most Wanted Birds in Brazil Most Wanted Birds in Brazil By Corey • March 12, 2011 • 5 comments Tweet Share Brazil is an amazing country loaded with a huge number of species of bird that birders the world over desperately want to experience.

The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

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If she had been feeding that same child a fat-laden, artery-clogging Big Mac or a large order of greasy, fat-laden, artery-clogging McDonald's French fries, that flight attendant wouldn't have been offended at all.

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