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Cloris Leachman is officially the Poster Girl (or Poster Grandma) for vegetarianism. Wearing a gown made of leafy greens and red cabbage, the 82-year-old Oscar-winner will unveil her new pro-vegetarian PETA PSA in Times Square later today.

PETA says Cloris is an example of how gracefully humans age once the omit meat from their daily diet. Cloris agrees, the Dancing With The Stars alum became a vegetarian nearly 50 years ago and as she says, “I felt a million times better, and I’ve never had a bite of meat ever since then.”

Cloris Leachman has release her tell-all autobiography, Cloris,–revealing liasons with Gene Hackman and other Hollywood notables of yesteryear and is available where ever books are sold.

I love this woman. She is so talented and so good. I love that she is a vegetarian. And i want to be one.

www.cloris.com

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Following last year’s passage of Proposition 2, state lawmakers are pushing other bills that could have a big effect on California animals — farm or otherwise.

One such bill, introduced by state Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez (D-Shafter), would outlaw the common procedure of docking dairy cows’ tails except “during an individual treatment, emergency or operation, if the treatment or operation is performed by a veterinarian for veterinary purposes” with proper anesthesia.

Another new bill, introduced by Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park), would make animal hit-and-run a crime, punishable with fines and possible jail time.  The bill would require a driver who’s hit an animal both to stop and try to help it, and to notify either the owner or animal control.  Our colleagues Eric Bailey and Patrick McGreevy report:

The assemblyman said he wrote the bill out of respect for the central role pets can play in family life, noting that he got the idea from a constituent who lost a beloved family dog.

He said he hopes to “start a dialogue” and set a precedent, alerting drivers that they bear responsibility for aiding an animal they’ve hit.

New York has a similar law, as do Germany and Singapore.

Eng finds it troubling that California makes it a misdemeanor to flee an accident involving property loss — a dented fender, a crushed mailbox, a crumpled planter box — but there is no law against a hit-and-run involving a pet.

“You can wantonly hit an animal and leave and face no consequences,” Eng said. “An inanimate object has more rights.”

Other bills introduced include one that would crack down on dogfighting, one that would make pet adoption tax-deductible, and another that would impose curbs on puppy mills.  Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) has proposed, in legislation that would piggyback Prop. 2, that all eggs imported into California from out of state be from cage-free hens.

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STRAY FROM THE HEART

March 14, 2009

“Stray from the Heart is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of homeless dogs. We provide shelter, veterinary care and loving homes for abandoned, lost, neglected and abused animals. We also provide training and education regarding the protection and care of animals, as well as ongoing support to the individuals and families who adopt from us.”

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HELP US SAVE THE WHALES

March 11, 2009

http://thevibe.socialvibe.com/index.php/2009/03/06/haydens-new-anti-whaling-petition-widget/

Calling all four legged family members and their  two legged human companions….

The 28th Annual K9 Fun Run & Walk

Sunday, March 22, 2009
Sam Houston Park
1100
Bagby
Houston, TX 77002
Noon – 4:00 pm

For more information contact funrun@houstonhumane.org
or call 713-433-6421 extension 307.