All Things Vegan ~ Show Notes ~ September 25, 2012 ~ Scott Beckstead, of HSUS, on the feral cat controversy in Central Oregon. Plus, cute rescued farm animals!

Scott Beckstead, of The Humane Society of the United States, gives us his thoughts on the feral cat controversy in Central Oregon. Plus, stories of cute rescued farm animals!

In this episode, we catch up with Scott Beckstead, Oregon Senior State Director of The Humane Society of the United States. He gives us his thoughts on the feral cat controversy in Central Oregon, plus tells us about some animals that were destined to be laid out on someone’s dinner plate, but instead were rescued by caring people and now have a wonderful home in Oregon. You’ll hear about the surprising proclamations made by the mayor of Portland and the mayor of Eugene. And we bring you an update on Missy, the German Shepherd who was stranded for 8 days on a mountain top.

And, of course, we highlight the latest News from the Vegan Frontier, let you know about vegan related happenings in and around Central Oregon, and more!

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Interviews:

Scott Beckstead, with Cheyenne

Scott Beckstead, with Cheyenne

In this episode, we catch up with Scott Beckstead, Oregon Senior State Director of The Humane Society of the United States. He gives us his thoughts on the feral cat controversy in Central Oregon, plus tells us about some animals that were destined to be laid out on someone’s dinner plate, but instead were rescued by caring people and now have a wonderful home in Oregon.

In his previous life, Scott was the mayor of Waldport, Oregon and he owned and operated his own law firm for 15 years. Plus, he co-authored the first casebook on Animal Law. He also teaches Animal Law as an adjunct professor at Willamette University College of Law.

Scott Beckstead, with Truffles

Scott Beckstead, with Truffles

Scott Beckstead, with Jas

Scott Beckstead, with Jas.

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News from the Vegan Frontier:


Veg Out ‘N About:

Featuring Bend’s oldest brewery: Deschutes Brewery on Bond Street in Bend. Vegan options include fried chickpeas with lemon pepper, a white bean and garlic dipped served with grilled flatbread, and the Luv Burger, with black beans, vegetables, brewery spent grain, avocado-tomatillo salsa, romaine lettuce, and tomatoes on a wheat bun. The house salad includes sweet field greens, shaved fennel, Cascade Ale, cranberries, and Green Lakes Organic Ale dressing.

For more information, please see deschutesbrewery.com or call 541-382-9242.

News around Town:

VegNet Bend will hold their monthly meeting and potluck at 6p, Sep 26, at The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas in Bend. Bring a vegan dish to share and your recipe or list of ingredients. For more information about this event, see VegNet Bend Group on Facebook or email info@vegnetbend.org.

Mark your calendar for great food, live bands, and lots of fun at the 3rd Annual Bend Honda FurBall, presented by Bend Veterinary Clinic. There will be a large silent auction with over 100 items and a raffle for an Eight Weeks to Wellness package, donated by Freedmon Wellness, which includes one-on-one personal training, nutritional counseling, a weekly massage, and more. The Furball will be held September 26th from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Century Center in Bend. For more information, please see bendsnip.org or call 541-617-1010.

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Music:

Vegan Smythe

Vegan Smythe

“Preachy Vegan Song” and “WTF Do You Eat?” are by Vegan Smythe, a Melbourne, Australia based entertainer who’s putting a fresh spin on animal rights through satirical songs and comedy. Vegan hopes his work can be the spark to ignite the underlying vegan in everyone, as well as being entertaining and motivational for those who are already vegan or on a path in that direction.

The project is brand new—he started writing in April of this year, and he’s hoping to start touring his live show, “Vegan Smythe Superstar” within the next 12 months or so. You can find him on Youtube, follow him on Facebook, or, if you’re not on Facebook, join his mailing list via vegansmythe.com.

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Paul Seymour

Paul Seymour

Theme song and musical clips are courtesy of Paul Seymour. To learn more about New Zealand / Australia based Paul or his music, please visit paulseymour.com.au.

Paul has new music he’d love you to listen at YouTube, Amazon.com, or iTunes.

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All Things Vegan airs on KPOV, Bend Community Radio.

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