Good News! Stories We Dig From Around the Web

By Tami Fertig October 24, 2013 Categories: Good News

A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links.

Los Angeles bans bullhooks in circuses! The tools, used to train and “guide” elephants, cause pain in sensitive areas such as ears, mouths, wrists, and ankles. [Ecorazzi]

Waste not, want not! U.K. supermarket giant Tesco aims to reduce food waste by ending promotions on huge bags of salad, removing “display until” dates from fresh produce, showcasing fewer bakery items, and sharing storage and cooking tips with customers. [The Guardian]

In an effort to track and catch poachers, Kenya will microchip every rhino in the country. So far this year, more rhinos have been killed for their horns than any previous year. [Treehugger via BBC News]

Grabbing dinner with meat-eating friends? A new app recommends plant-based meals at non-veg restaurants, so you can eat out “without having to settle for the house salad,” says co-creator David Hersh. [One Green Planet]

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Some good news about banning bullhooks in circuses. Of course the news we want to hear is that elephants are banned in circuses, but this is a step in the right direction.

Mark - 2013-10-25 07:08:30