Blackfish Producer to be Honored by PETA at Sublime; B-52's Fred Schneider Will Premiere Rock Lobster Video

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Manny Oteyza, the producer of Blackfish, will receive an award from PETA this Sunday at an invitation-only reception hosted by The B-52s' Fred Schneider.

Schneider has also produced a video exposing cruelty to lobsters. This all-new "Rock Lobster" video, in which he declares crustaceans sea life, not seafood, will make its South Florida debut at the event.

The ceremony, held at animal-friendly Sublime Restaurant & Bar, will honor Oteyza with the Nanci Alexander Award for his animal activism achievements.

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Thanksgiving Horror Stories: Pig Abuse, Dead Presidentially Pardoned Turkeys

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Turkey gets pardoned. Sentenced to death anyway.
Today, NBC ran a story about pig abuse at an Oklahoma farm that supplied animals to Tyson Foods. An undercover video shot by Mercy for Animals in September or October of this year shows workers "kicking, hitting, and throwing pigs and slamming piglets into the ground." The video, a public relations nightmare for Tyson, prompted the food giant to terminate its contract with the farm and take possession of the remaining animals. Gary Mickelson, a spokesman for Tyson Foods said, "We're extremely disappointed by the mistreatment shown in the video and will not tolerate this kind of animal mishandling."

So, does this story have a happy ending? Of course not! This isn't the only time Tyson's farms were caught in the act of animal abuse.

See also: Where to Buy Local, Free-Range Turkeys


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PETA's Ingrid Newkirk Coming to Fort Lauderdale; Sublime's Owner to Host Q&A

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Ingrid Newkirk makes a Fort Lauderdale appearance.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA for short, has been accused of going overboard and using heavy-handed publicity stunts for getting its message across.

That may be true, but the organization, led by founder Ingrid Newkirk, does the one thing it sets out to do -- it makes people acutely aware of both the organization and its causes.

Its outrageous campaigns can almost be called "performance art", like when nude models smear themselves in red paint and pack themselves into giant foam meat trays or campaign to have grouper renamed "sea puppies" because no one would want to eat a puppy.

See also: Model/Real Housewife of Miami Joanna Krupa Unveils PETA Campaign at Sublime

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PETA Wants Washington Redskins to Change Mascot to a Potato

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Could you cheer a potato?
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been behind some strange campaigns. It's asked for grouper to be renamed "sea puppies," and it's claimed that Carlos Danger Weiners (sic) cause erectile dysfunction.

But this time, PETA has taken a stand that Clean Plate Charlie thinks makes perfect sense (did we really write that)?

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World's First Lab-Grown Hamburger To Be Eaten Today, Live Feed from London

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Can you have meat without killing animals?
Can you eat meat without having to kill the animal? Mark Post, a Dutch stem cell researcher, thinks you can and on Monday he will present the world's first lab-grown hamburger at an arts fair in London.

But don't take a bite just yet, the patty purportedly has cost about $375,000 that was grown in a lab at Maastricht University.

See Also: Hey Vegans - How About Some Lab-Generated Meat?

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Make Raw Not War: Boynton Beach Resident Natalie Sager Starts Raw Food Snack Company

Categories: For Vegetarians

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Local Boynton Beach raw food company Make Raw Not War.

When Boynton Beach resident Natalie Sager became pregnant with her first child, certain dietary restrictions forced her to give up foods that each of us would bemoan the loss of in ordinary circumstances: specifically, gluten and dairy.

What to do when your favorite foods are suddenly banned? Create a delicious snack that would make you forget all about them. Especially one that would have a long shelf life and be easy to eat on the go.

Today, Sager is the proud owner and chef behind "Make Raw Not War," her health-conscious raw food snack company. The gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free snacks aren't just for raw vegans and the gluten, dairy-free crowd, however. They're also perfect for those following a paleo or kosher diet.

Read also:
- Green Bar & Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale: Plant-Based, Vegan, Delicious
- PETA Wants You to Have Hot Vegan Sex (Like Animals Do)

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PETA Wants You To Have Hot Vegan Sex (Like Animals Do)

Categories: For Vegetarians

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Yup..They are having a better time than you.
Ahh...PETA. No matter what you think of them, they always find a way to drive their point home -- whether it's to not wear fur, stop factory farming, spay your pet, or go vegan.

This time, PETA's enlisted the help of British ad agency, Fallon U.K. to show us that "vegans have a bigger sexual appetite". And, how do they do this? By editing together all kinds of herbivores getting it on -- to the tune of "Teddy Bear's Picnic".

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Sunfest 2013: What to Eat, From Gator Bites to Vegan Fare

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Fill your ears and your stomach at Sunfest.
Today begins SunFest 2013, West Palm Beach's five-day waterfront music and arts festival that manages to wrangle in some exceptional national and local musical talent -- and lots of food -- to the city's downtown area. The event has been known to attract upwards of 165,000 visitors each year, and with all that foot traffic it means plenty of food and drink to go around.

While Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach is always an option for food, the concession stands inside the event itself always offer up a pretty diverse selection of local and catered eats. So, when you're not rocking out to bands like Train, Smashing Pumpkins, Yellowcard and The Offspring, go stuff your face. In addition to several specialty catered concession stands, a few local spots have taken booths to offer the best of their menu to SunFest-goers. Lucky for us, it's not all the same boring stuff.

To help you navigate, we've shortened the list of vendors and broken it down into categories so you know what you're looking for after you've had a few SunFest Cruisers. This year's must-try picks: alligator bites, jerk chick, conch salad and even raw-vegan eats.

See also:
- Smashing Pumpkins at SunFest 2013
- The Dream of the '90s Is Alive at SunFest
- Top Five Picks for Local, Beach-Friendly Bands at SunFest 2013


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Learn to Grow With Farmer Jay at Whole Foods Plantation

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Farmer Jay wants to help you grow your garden.
Farmer Jay is a public relations dream for the local locavore movement -- a smart, personable farmer who's passionate about sharing tips on healthy eating.

You would think that between running Farmer Jay Organics and writing for New Times, the man would just want to curl up with a good book or a beer and relax.

But in his spare time, Jason "Farmer Jay" McCobb is teaching a series of growing classes at Whole Foods in Plantation.

The three classes, in honor of Earth Month, all concentrate on different aspects of growing a home garden.

Take all three and you'll have the best-tasting garden in your neighborhood.

Read Also: Hot Farmer Alert: Meet Farmer Jay




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PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door: Meatless Hotties Wanted

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Colleen from Cuyahoga Falls is one of the sexy vegan contestants.
We consistently have to give PETA credit for its brilliant marketing strategies.

To make their point, they'll use any trick in the advertising playbook -- including sex, sex, and more sex.

Take, for example, their Sexiest Vegan Next Door contest, which seeks out the hottest vegan with the best bod. And, as with every year, they're looking for entrants.

Read Also: PETA Names Pembroke Pines Resident Finalist in Sexiest Vegetarian Contest

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