Israel’s Animal Abuse Story in Tnuva Meat Plant Causes Furor

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Caught by Kolbotek’s hidden camera: a former dairy cow gets shocked on the way to being slaughtered Following the TV exposure of severe animal abuse in Israel at the Tnuva Adom Adom livestock slaughterhouse  a public outcry has been raised among Israel animal rights activists over the cruel tactics used on livestock brought there for […]

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Israel’s Cruel Meat Industry Exposed by Watchdog TV Show

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With no where to run, undercover cameras expose the cruelty to animals in the Israeli meat industry. An Israel TV commercial about the Adom Adom (Red Red) meat packing company’s products seems pleasant enough.  A smiling butcher shows a well dressed matron the wonderful meat cuts being offered by this company which claims to sell “real […]

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Organic Farming Boom in Palestine

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A back-to-the-land movement is blossoming in the Palestinian Authority, the United Nation’s newest nonmember observer state. “The Palestinian future is in the land.” Farmer Khader Khader said, standing in his organic olive grove in the northern West Bank village of Nus Jubail. Many Palestinian farmers are switching to organic farming methods, and selling their oil to […]

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Water Portraits – Making A Splash For Water Conservation (PHOTOS)

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In a bid to highlight our water use and waste, photographer Peter Holmes has created a series of memorable portraits of water use in different countries.  “Statistics about water consumption are difficult to comprehend and are un-relatable to everyday life – this project attempts to make water consumption visible in a meaningful way.” Well, that’s […]

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‘Rain’ and Qatari Folktales of Nature

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A community project in Qatar explores local folktales and what they can teach us about nature in the Middle East Whilst every corner of the world has a strong storytelling tradition, the Middle East is blessed with its own unique strand of folktales exploring nature. Water scarcity, rain and drought feature heavily due to the […]

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Angry Cow Murders Its Gazan Slaughterer During Muslim Eid Festival

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Amateur slaughterers are often injured on the job. Should slaughtering be left to the professionals? The annual Hajj pilgrimage, on which we wrote about efforts to make it more green, has also become an event in which animals are being slaughtered inhumanely for the accompanying Ein al-Adha  or the Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice holiday.  […]

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Hebrew Roots of 10 English Words

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Grow up near New York City, you’re forgiven for thinking that every mensch makes with the Yiddish.  Green Prophet informs you about enviro-issues, sheds light on other cultures, and keeps you hip to current green building news. Our effectiveness comes down to making nice with the words – like sustainability.  Words help us hop cultural fences.  Look to […]

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Hijab Moves From Sports, to a News Room, to a Green Debate

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Last month, a woman wearing a Muslim hijab headscarf presented the headlines on an Egyptian television news program, becoming headline news herself. So why the alarm when anchor Fatma Nabil appeared on Channel 1 (one of several state-run TV stations) wearing an off-white hijab that covered her hair and neck? And why is this issue connected […]

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