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- AgriProcessors has been sold. "Now that a new owner has been awarded the challenge of running Agriprocessors, once the nation’s largest kosher meat producer, there’s reason to hope that a new attitude toward workers will prevail. It cannot come a moment too soon in an industry that has become synonymous with exploitation and unethical behavior," said a Forward editorial. Magen Tzedek leader Rabbi Morris Allen commented, "I hope that there can be a restoration of kosher meat in this country that is not just ritually appropriate, but ethically appropriate, as well."
- Israel's first fatal victim of swine flu died this past weekend. "So far, about 1,500 cases - around 30 or 40 new cases a day - have been reported in Israel," the Jerusalem Post reported on Monday.
- Iconic vegan cookbook author Isa Chandra Moskowitz was featured as one of Green Planet's Change Makers yesterday. Says Moskowitz, "Eating animals is never sustainable and never environmentally friendly and never humane. Just quit it. Stop with the mishegos and get real."
- Yesterday, The Jew & The Carrot posted about a vegetarian lunch on the Shabbat prior to Tisha B'av. Click here to read last year's heebnvegan post about vegetarianism during the Nine Days.
- "Seven Mexican and Guatemalan men who were arrested and detained in a raid on a kosher slaughterhouse last year in Iowa" have been performing a play they wrote about the experience, according to WKBT. This isn't the only play based on the AgriProcessors scandal; click here to read "The AgriProcessors Scandal: Coming to a Theater Near You" from January.