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This week on Living Humane:

We first talked briefly with Diana Goodrich of Chimp Sanctuary Northwest, who described the recent release of Sanctuary Wine in collaboration with Ellensburg Canyon Vista Winery.  Part of the proceeds of the wine sold go to the sanctuary.  Pick some up today through the website!

We next spoke with Paul Shapiro, Vice President, Farm Animal Protection for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).  Shapiro has helped enact farm animal protection laws in California, Arizona, Michigan, Maine, Colorado, Oregon, and Ohio. He’s also worked with dozens of companies, including some of the world’s top retailers, to improve animal welfare in their supply chains.  He founded Compassion Over Killing in 1995 and served as its campaigns director until January 2005. While there, he worked as a farm animal cruelty investigator and led initiatives such as the successful effort to end the use of the misleading “Animal Care Certified” logo on battery cage egg cartons nationwide.

Shapiro explained the recent $500 million lawsuit settlement against the Hallmark Meat Packing company for the egregious and unthinkable inhumane treatment of cattle at a California slaughter house.  The treatment of these cows was uncovered by HSUS investigators, and exposing this abuse of sick cattle led to the largest recall of beef and beef products in American history (ref: ABC News).

In the final segment of the show, we chatted with the owners of Ain’t She Sweet Vegan Baking, Jovi Fontenot and Jonathan Pretre, about their new vegan baking company and their glorious introduction of creme pies to the Seattle market.

Ain’t She Sweet is a brand new vegan baking company established in Seattle, WA in 2012. They currently offer organic gourmet vegan treats, initially launching with their amazing line of oatmeal creme pies. Their flavors are Vanilla Crème, Raisin Crème, Cranberries with Lemon Crème, and Chocolate Chip with Banana Crème!  They strive to use local and organic ingredients, and the flour and oats are both gluten-free!  You can buy them at Vegan Haven, through the Ain’t She Sweet website, and many other locations around Seattle.


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