fully vegan ----------- Loving Hut http://lovinghut.us/houston/ Vegan Cafe (Monday, Wednesday, Friday lunch/dinner + select Saturdays) Sunshine's Deli(formerly known as Sunfired Foods) Garden Kitchen (at Dr. Montgomery's clinic) Pat Greer's Kitchen (check for hours) Radical Eats - http://radicaleats.com/ Pine Forest Garden (wonderful and affordable vegan buffet) Quan Yin (Now fully vegan) Pepper Tree (popular buffet - now fully vegan) Green Seed Vegan vegetarian ---------- Cricket's Cafe http://www.cricketscaffe.com Bhojan's Garden of Life Bombay Sweets East West Chat and Sweets Madras Pavillion May's Ice Cream Nha Hang Chay San San Tofu Shri Balaji Bhavan Udipi Udipi Cafe - Hillcroft Vishala Restaurant mostly vegetarian ----------------- Field of Green's Just Juice vegetarian-friendly ------------------- Chinese Indian Restaurant(Hilcroft just south of Harwin) Jenni's Noodle House http://www.noodlesrule.com O porto the glass wall shiva jason's deli t'afia La Fende Antidote Baba Yega Barnaby's Whole Foods Tomo Sushi Ziggy's Healthy grill Which Wich Chuy's Thai Spice Thai Pepper Onion Creek Einstein's Bagels Brasil Khun Kay http://www.khunkaythaicafe.com/ Kiran's http://kiranshouston.com vegetarian-options (but not friendly) ----------------------- Hunan Village Hobbit Cafe
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I would like to inform your readers considering attending the coming circus of why they should not attend. The use of live animals for entertainment is more than unfashionable—it is immoral by any standards. Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is among the very worst documented abusers of elephants in business. For the well-being of both the animals and your readers, I ask them to consider alternative entertainment.
As a result of brutality against and neglect of animals, a 270 thousand dollar fine was recently administered to Ringling by the USDA for violating the Animal Welfare Act. The industry practice of beating elephants with bullhooks is routine and barbaric. The animals on show have been coerced with repetitive violence. Instead of roaming freely with their families, these animals are kept chained and on trains most of their lives. The over 100 million dollars in revenue the elephants bring to Feld Entertainment mean we will have to vote with our feet to stop it.
Ringling has also been found to have failed to test and treat tuberculosis in their captive animals. This means any contact with them may be a fatal health risk to adults and children attending.
Several US states and many nations have banned animal circuses outright or banned practices of abuse that Ringling and other circuses use daily, including bullhooks and chains. Concerts, parks, sporting events, children's museums, and human circuses are cruelty-free alternatives available. Skip the circus for another pastime. The kids will thank you now and as adults, as I have mine.
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International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos
June 11 â€“ Houston Zoo and Fort Worth Zoo
Help send a message to the world that itâ€™s time to end the suffering of elephants in zoos. Join In Defense of Animals and elephant advocates around the globe for the International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos (IDAEZ), a global day of outreach and action aimed at bringing attention to the tragic effects of keeping elephants in small, barren zoo pens where they suffer and die prematurely.
What: Outreach and demonstration
When and where: Saturday, June 11, 2011
Signs and flyers will be provided.
Contact for Fort Worth demo: Savanna Batten, Animal Connection of Texas (A.C.T.), firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact for IDA's IDAEZ campaign: Catherine Doyle, Catherine@idausa.org
Why: Elephants were never meant to live in small urban zoos where lack of space and unnatural conditions lead to painful and often deadly conditions such as chronic foot infection and arthritis, and abnormal repetitive rocking, swaying and head bobbing, a sign of deep psychological distress.
At the Fort Worth Zoo, the female elephants live in an outdated, barren display, and the male elephants can be seen neurotically swaying and rocking in their tiny pens. This zoo made IDAâ€™s 2008 list of the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants by providing the perfect example of how miserable life can be for male elephants in zoos. This zoo also continues to use outdated, circus-style training that relies on the bullhook â€“ a steel rod resembling a fireplace poker â€“ to control the elephants through pain and the threat of physical punishment.
The Houston Zoo has a terrible history with elephants, including a failed breeding program. Of 16 elephants born at the zoo, only two are alive today. The zoo is also a hot spot for the lethal elephant herpes virus, which has killed 6 out of 10 live-born elephants; its last victim was the calf Mac. The disease mainly strikes young Asian elephants, and despite the extremely high risk (mortality rate is about 85%) that another calf will sicken and die at the Houston Zoo, it continues to breed elephants. (Research on the disease does not require the births of more calves.) This zoo also continues to use outdated, circus-style training that relies on the bullhook â€“ a steel rod resembling a fireplace poker â€“ to control the elephants through pain and the threat of physical punishment. The Houston Zoo has made IDAâ€™s list of the Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants three times, including for the exploitation of the elephants during holiday photo ops that send the wrong message about respect for these highly endangered animals.
Itâ€™s time to end the cruel practice of confining elephants in zoos. You can help by participating in this very special event. United we can end the suffering of elephants in zoos!
For more information on IDAEZ, please visit http://www.helpelephants.com/idaez.html