Monthly Archives: October 2020
(FACTORY FARMING) Made In Chelsea sisters Lucy and Tiffany Watson have teamed up with Humane Society International UK to expose the scary truth behind what's inside a number of Halloween treats. For instance, did you know many jelly sweets contain gelatine? This substance is made of boiled up bones, skin, ligaments, and tendons of factory farmed pigs and cows--many of whom suffer in horrific conditions, unable to see sunlight, breathe fresh air, or even fully extend their limbs. Not only is gelatine found in many big brands of sweets like Starburst and Altoids, but it can also be found in cosmetics, shampoos, candles, ice cream, yogurts, puddings, cakes, and sports drinks. -- Global Animal
(BOOK REVIEW) In Global Animal’s first published novel, Snowflake, writer Arthur Jeon cranks up the climate change alarms while indicting the Trump administration for their environmental destruction. The result is a cli-fi thriller that’s a blistering contribution to “contemporary historical fiction,” the emerging genre that tackles current issues through fictional characters. Besides presidential assassination, Snowflake swims through many of America’s murky cultural waters, including gun violence, factory farming, social media hate, mental health, and a #metoo subplot.
(LIFE WITH PETS/PET SAFETY) Pet costumes are fun and adorable, but they can also be dangerous and cause stress for your pets. Here are some tips on how to keep pets safe during Halloween and what to do if your pet is accidentally poisoned. — Global Animal