Got Trapped! Vegan Restaurants Struggle With Humane Pest Control

A true vegan does not eat or wear anything from animals or animal products. But how do they feel about the bugs in their kitchens? In this article by Associated Press for Mail Online you can read about the dilemma which a vegan restaurant faced.

Getting rid of spiders and mice in the kitchen poses an ethical question to a vegan. How do you do it in a humane way? That’s just what Melanie Cochran of the Wild Cow Vegetarian Restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee was faced with.

Melanie Cochran was adamant about not using traditional pest control services when it first opened. For a few years she was able to keep pests at bay, but when the restaurant developed a problem, she called an exterminator even though she said it went against her vegan principles.

In this April 8, 2016 photo, Melanie Cochran is shown in her vegetarian restaurant, The Wild Cow, in Nashville, Tenn. As more fine dining meat-free restauran...
Melanie Cochran is shown in her vegetarian restaurant, The Wild Cow, in Nashville, Tenn.

Although it’s against Melanie’s vegan principles, she had to call the exterminator to get rid of the growing pest problem in her restaurant:

“We have to focus on the bigger picture. Vegan restaurants need to stay in business as a way to put a dent in the dominance of the factory farm system. We want to show people that it is possible and easy to reduce one’s meat intake, or even eliminate it entirely,” she said.

“We always have to make tough decisions and remind ourselves of our priorities, even when it comes to things like using flea killer on a flea-infested dog. Any vegan who claims to not harm animals in any way is either a liar or in denial.”

In this April 8, 2016 photo, desserts are displayed on a counter at the The Wild Cow vegetarian restaurant in Nashville, Tenn. As more fine dining meat-free ...
Desserts are displayed on a counter at the The Wild Cow vegetarian restaurant in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has provided regulations on humane methods for restaurants to solve pest problems. However, some measures seem unrealistic or time-consuming, especially for a busy establishment. PETA acknowledges that occasionally more aggressive ways are imperative if the circumstances are dire:

“It all depends on the situation, the time of year and what’s happening outside. But for the most part natural deterrents rarely work if you have a serious problem,” said chef Rich Landau of Vedge restaurant in Philadelphia.

In this April 8, 2016 photo, Andrew Locke, center, and Matthew McCord, right, prepare orders at The Wild Cow vegetarian restaurant in Nashville, Tenn. As mor...
Andrew Locke, center, and Matthew McCord, right, prepare orders at The Wild Cow vegetarian restaurant in Nashville, Tenn. As more fine dining meat-free restaurants are cropping up, their animal activist owners are struggling with humane ways to kill unwanted pests while also remaining true to their values. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Paul Curtis, an entomologist, once paid a visit to a restaurant in Florida that is seemingly following everything on the list for a pest-free kitchen.  Yet from time to time, it would still get infested with hundreds of roaches. After deliberately documenting the times of the day and year when the infestation came, Curtis found his answer:

“When there was a lot of rain and the sewer system got full it would push roaches up … into the facility. So it wasn’t a failure on anybody’s part,” said Curtis.

In a similar occurence, health officers threatened a restaurant in Arkansas with closure ’cause of fly infestation that was ultimately traced to deliveries coming from a fruit and vegetable supplier:

“That kind of investigation is probably the most overlooked and beneficial element of a considerate pest management program,” Curtis said.

Founder of a California-based vegan cheese line, Miyoko Schinner concurs that pest control, from time to time, fall into a grey area:

“What we call pests might very well be very close to creatures you would otherwise try to rescue as a vegan, for example, rats that have undergone various procedures in labs. But put that very same rat in a restaurant kitchen, and he becomes a pest,” said Schinner, a West Martin-based farm animal rescuer.

If your business is in the country, “you can release the creature in a field or forest,”she said. “But if the business is in an urban setting, your solution simply becomes someone else’s problem, and they may or may not be as compassionate.”

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US Naval Officer Gets A Big Surprise When His Aircraft Carrier Docks In San Diego

A US Navy sailor had a big surprise when his aircraft carrier docked in San Diego this past week. After reuniting with his wife and family, his wife surprised him with some news – she is 8 months pregnant with their fourth child!

Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Daugherty, a Navy cryptographic technician, returned to the U.S. on June 23 after a six-month deployment on board the USS Carl Vinson.

Upon disembarking, Daugherty’s two daughters and son rushed over to greet their uniformed father. He hugged his little ones, who were clad in mini sailor outfits, while his wife, Natasha Daugherty, hung back, smiling.

She hid her stomach behind a large poster decorated with blue hearts and red paint spelling out “Welcome Home Baby Daddy.” When Chris reached out for a hug, Natasha tossed the poster aside to reveal her nearly eight-months-pregnant belly.

The big reveal was captured on cellphone video.

In the sweet clip, Chris drops his arms and looks down at his wife’s belly. Eblazoned on her shirt are the words, “I am the present my daddy gave my mommy before he deployed.” After a shocked pause, he pokes her belly and asks, “Is it real?”

While onlookers smile and laugh, Chris embraces and kisses his wife.

“Wanted to say thanks to my amazing wife Natasha for the awesome homecoming weekend she planned,” said Chris, in a Facebook post. “I couldn’t have asked for a better one, and it was great news finding out we will be welcoming a new baby girl soon.”

The couple lives in Temecula, California, just north of San Diego County. Together, they have three children, a 10-year-old son, a 4-year-old girl and an 18-month-old toddler. Now, baby No. 4 will join the family.

Natasha used emojis and careful placement of herself and other people, including her daughter, to hide her growing belly in pictures that she sent to Chris while he was deployed
Natasha used emojis and careful placement of herself and other people, including her daughter, to hide her growing belly in pictures that she sent to Chris while he was deployed
At his homecoming party, The Daughertys revealed that the baby, due in August, will be a girl
At his homecoming party, The Daughertys revealed that the baby, due in August, will be a girl

On Wednesday, Natasha told NBC 7 that the hardest part of keeping her pregnancy a secret from her husband was the worry that came with thinking that something might happen to Chris during the deployment, especially as tensions rose with North Korea.

“As soon as we started having trouble with North Korea, I became worried,” she said.

The USS Vinson deployed on Jan. 5 as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of the U.S. 3rd Fleet into the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The strike group also patrolled the Korean Peninsula after North Korea began testing ballistic missiles. North Korea called the dispatch of the U.S. aircraft carrier toward its waters “outrageous.”

The Secret Ingredient To A Happy Life? Becoming VEGAN: Tibetan Monk Dubbed ‘World’s Happiest Man’ Says Eating Meat Is The Reason We Feel Unfulfilled

When a vegan tells you that it’s a good idea to stop eating animal products, you may ignore the advice. However, when this advice comes from a former genetic scientist, you may start to take note. Matthieu Ricard, now a Tibetan monk, has shared a video which was made for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), and he is of the opinion that veganism is good for everyone.

“I am extremely concerned by the fate of the 8 million other species who share this world with us, and who, like us, wish to avoid suffering and live out their lives, ” Ricard said in a Facebook post.

“When you ask people if they are in favour of justice and morality, everyone will say yes. Do you think you could then ask that it’s just and moral to inflict unnecessary suffering on sentient beings? Everyone will say no.”

“And that’s exactly the case, because today this suffering is not necessary. If you love animals, watch and take action.”

Enlightened: Matthieu Ricard insists the psychological benefits of sparing animals matches the health pros and should be adopted by all
Enlightened: Matthieu Ricard insists the psychological benefits of sparing animals matches the health pros and should be adopted by all

There are 521,000 vegans in the UK, with some 1.68 million of people being vegetarian!

Ricard insists that not are the benefits good for the health, but also psychological problems which are associated with meat eating. The 71 year old monk, who is a close confidante of the Delai Lama, says he feels concern for the 8 million creatures who also want to live out their lives in peace and quiet.

Ricard said that a World Health Organisation study showed that eating meat increases the risk of some cancers. Eating meat means that we suffer, the animals suffer, and so does the environment. True happiness only comes when we as humans stop causing pain to others, and that includes animals.

“The animals suffer, the environment suffers and we suffer,” he adds.

“True happiness can only be attained when we avoid causing pain to others, so please become vegan like me.”

Popular: There are 521,000 vegans and 1.68million vegetarians in Britain - more than ever
Popular: There are 521,000 vegans and 1.68million vegetarians in Britain – more than ever

French researchers have also said that asthmas sufferers are more affected when they eat meat, as the nitrates in processed meats may cause added inflammation of the airways.

Paul Brousse Hospital in Paris studied 971 people and monitored the eating habits, compared with shortness of breath and other asthma symptoms. 22{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949} of those who ate processed meat four or more times a week, saw an increases in their asthma. Meats that were used in the study included ham, sausage and dried sausage.

Guidance: The World Health Organisation has previously advised that eating meat can increase the risk of developing colorectal cancers
Guidance: The World Health Organisation has previously advised that eating meat can increase the risk of developing colorectal cancers

Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist, wired up Ricard’s skull to monitor brain activity. The results were amazing when Ricard was meditating on compassion. The level of gamma waves, which are linked to attention, learning and memory were the highest ever reported in neuroscience literature.

Another interesting fact that came to light was when the left side was scanned, it showed an abnormally large capacity for positiveness instead of a tendency towards negativity, which may explain why Ricard is literally the happiest man in the world.

Source: Daily Mail

Company Is Hiring Someone To Party And Travel For $26,000 A Year

Are you looking for work? A company is looking for the perfect candidate for a job post that’s truly irresistible.

A Brighton-based company, HenHeaven, launched a global hunt for someone to join its international team. The perks? The company offers a staggering $26,000 (£21,000) salary a year to someone who will travel around the world, host the biggest parties, and just enjoy life.

The job post, a Head Vlogger, is responsible for making hen dos (parties) as fun as possible.
Source: Pixabay

The candidate is expected to take videos and document various activities and parties across the globe – from pool parties in Las Vegas to street parties in Mardi Gras.

You need to cover events, festivals and parties around the world.
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The company, however, is looking for someone who’s incredibly confident and enthusiastic in front of the camera. The candidate should be ready to travel and take on trips of various events across the globe, including the Guinness tour in Dublin and the Buso Festival in Hungary.

HenHeaven said they’re not looking for someone who’s experienced. All they want is someone with a character who the viewers will love.
Source: Pixabay

The perfect candidate should be able to make the audience laugh and enjoy the videos. The work entails a 37.5-hour work week, the Metro reports.

You need to take photos and videos of the events.
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How about editing the videos? Do not worry, the company has its video editor, so all you have to do is to party, take videos of the experience and enjoy the trips to the fullest.

Are you interested in applying? Send a video to HenHeaven through WeTransfer. Don’t forget to attach your CV and send it to email protected video should not be longer than two minutes, saying why you’re the perfect candidate for the role.

Do you think this job is a dream come true? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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