Great news :) Power to the people!

New York

From the New York Times~

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State, ending years of uncertainty by concluding that the controversial method of extracting gas from deep underground could contaminate the state’s air and water and pose inestimable public-health risks.

“I cannot support high volume hydraulic fracturing in the great state of New York,” said Howard Zucker, the acting commissioner of health.

“The thinking man must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition or surrounded by a halo . . . We need a boundless ethic which will include the animals also. ” ~Dr. Albert Schweitzer

animal protest

More than 500 people have gathered in Madrid to protest the violence committed against animals every day in the so-called livestock industry, and to express sympathy and solidarity with all sentient beings.