These recipes are graciously given to us from Dr. Neal Barnard, founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
If you haven’t baked with chai tea before, you’re in for a real treat with this perfectly balanced breakfast cake. Reminiscent of coffee cake, this one has just the right amount of sweetness and spice.
Makes 9 servings
1 cup strong chai
1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unbleached white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger (use more for a spicier cake)
3/4 cup vegan sugar, such as demerara sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup flaked coconut, 2 tablespoons reserved
Prepare the chai ahead of time by steeping two chai tea bags in one cup of boiling water until cool.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
Combine the dry ingredients (oatmeal through sugar) in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the chai, applesauce, vinegar, extracts, and all but 2 tablespoons of the flaked coconut. Mix well, and pour the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the reserved coconut and bake for about 25 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Per serving: Calories: 173; Protein: 3 g; Carbohydrates: 38 g; Sugars: 18.6 g; Total Fat: 1.7 g; Fiber: 3 g; Sodium: 285 mg
Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.
Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine
Chimps’ Days in Labs May Be Dwindling
Dear Ms. Albanese,
Lab Chimps Are Moving to Sanctuaries—Slowly
Getting to this point was a big job. It actually started with a group of chimpanzees in New Mexico who were going to be taken out of retirement and put back into research. We were alerted by local activists, and we worked with then-Governor Bill Richardson and several members of Congress to halt the transfer as soon as we could. The next step was to convene an Institute of Medicine panel to opine on whether chimpanzees were needed at all in research. We had to do a lot of work behind the scenes to kick out bad panel members, buteventuallythe Institute of Medicine did indeed conclude that there was no need for experimentation on chimpanzees. With that in hand, it was reasonably easy to convince the NIH to pull the plug on its chimpanzee research, and the retirement process began.
So, in the scheme of things, it was a rather quick victory, even though each piece of it took a lot of doing. We worked a lot with the folks in New Mexico, and HSUS was helpful on Capitol Hill. So it was very much a group effort—and that includes you. We could not do this work without your generous support. Thank you!
Neal Barnard, M.D.
9/18/17 – Update – Skye is Wagging His Tail!
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Long Road to Happiness.
Skye is a young dog that lived in Europe and all he wanted to do was play. On one fateful day, his owner took a sharp-edged object and brought it down with so much force that he took off half of Skye’s face. The owners no longer wanted Skye and he was rescued by an adoption center. He could not open his mouth because the nerves were damaged. He needed to be fed with a tube. The adoption center put his picture on the internet as being one of the dogs that were up for adoption. However, the picture they displayed was of the other side of his face. He was shipped to Germany to his new owners.
A young couple had adopted him and, as you can imagine, were horrified when they saw him. They also instantly fell in love with him. No vet would take him. All of them said to put him down. The owners would not do that. Somehow they learned of Viktor Larkhill, who lives in Spain. If anyone could help Skye, it was Viktor.
It was a long road with many surgeries, but the team of veterinarians that Viktor works with will always help an animal in need. They are some of the finest surgeons in the world. Even knowing this, I thought, perhaps, Skye should have been put out of his misery. He looked so sad and I know he was afraid. Not to mention, the pain he must have been in. Yet, he never even whimpered. I am so happy and overjoyed to the point of tears, to say I was wrong.
Skye was taken back to the young couple that adopted him. And he already had a K-9 buddy there, a big loveable Burmese Mountain Dog, who was overjoyed to see his buddy Skye. The young couple was crying with joy and were so gentle and loving to Skye. They could not stop kissing Skye and reassuring him that he was home and he was so loved.
This may sound funny, but when I saw Skye go over to the bushes, lift his leg and pee, I knew that he knew he was home. He was doing what a confident dog would do., mark his territory.
But the most joyful sight, and when I knew I had been wrong, was when I saw Skye’s little tail began to wag. It was a visceral happiness, but that was the only kind of happiness that could have taken the visceral pain I felt for Skye.
I have to thank St. Anthony, the patron saint of finding lost objects, for leading Skye’s owners to find Viktor. And St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and the ecology, for healing Skye’s injuries, as well as his heart.
In the video, you will also see Cacao the cat, who was also miraculously saved and headed to her new home.
I hope you will be as overjoyed as I am.
Please give them a chance. These poor sweet souls are only guilty of trying to please their masters, which in this case are monsters. Give them a chance to respond to true love and kindness. They deserve, at least, that much – Tere
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Once again, and way too soon…
I find myself calling on people from around the world to ask UPS to be a responsible Business Entity, and to consider the ramifications on our world’s animals by their continuing business practice of importing Dead Animal Parts, obtained from Trophy hunting.
Our beloved Cecil, killed by a Trophy hunter, left behind a family…. and now his son, Xanda has met the same fate, a mere 2 years later, leaving 8 babies alone and defenseless.
When new rival male lions comes in to take over a broken pride, they often kill the offspring of the previous leader, and this is the uncertain future Cecil’s grandchildren now face.
The ‘wheres’… Xanda was killed just on the outskirts of the Hwange National Park. It is likely that the trophy hunter used dead meat to lure Xanda outside the border of the park where hunting is legal, just to shoot him.
And the ‘Whys’… because rich people oftentimes like to ‘kill things’.
Are not nearly as important as…. WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE SURE IT STOPS. THIS is the most important part of this entire tragedy….
Because, if we do not take a stand now, these glorious members of our world will go extinct, and how then do we then explain this to our children, and and theirs to come?
It is my hope that we can mobilize for the Lions of Africa, for ALL animals that are hunted… come together, in one voice…. and ask UPS to stop importing the remains of our beloved animals of the world, and to be a compassionate Corporation that we can continue to do business with.
Thank you for your support and please network this most important petition…. an animal’s life depends on it.
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I caught up with Dr. Rick Arthur at his Santa Anita based office. I found out a wealth of information about what is actually going on with medication in the racing industry. Dr. Arthur’s title is the Medical Director at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine and is assigned, fulltime, to the California Horse Racing Board as an advisor. This position is defined by law. Dr. Arthur is the primary advisor to the board on drug testing, medication, veterinary matters and equine welfare.
!’ve known Dr. Arthur for 40 years and he has been right here, in Southern California, for all those years.
In this interview you will learn:
*What the most common medications are.
*How the most common medications work.
*What the rules are regarding usage.
*What the board is doing to align rules and regulations closer to what is best for the horse’s welfare and best for racing in general.
* How we measure up to other countries regarding the use of medications and breakdowns.
*What Dr. Arthur and the Horse Racing Board are focusing on as we speak.
*Do all horses bleed when they run?
*Do all horses need Lasix?
*Do horses run faster when on Lasix?
*What is Dr. Arthur’s professional opinion on medications and race day medications.
*What is the future of medication in racing?
*What does the racing industry need to project to the public?
*How accurately are equine fatalities recorded?
*Does the board need to be looking out for the safety of the jockeys as well?
*Should racing go back to a time when trainers “trained out of the feed tub?”
*What is safer, turf or dirt?
*Correction: Below is one of the statistics I quoted to Dr. Arthur. In the interview, I stated that in Britain there were 65 fatal injuries per 1000. It is actually .65/1000.
Click Either Website Below to Listen to the Interview: