A few nice free animals images I found:
We Are All Animals 2
Image by Nuclear Winter
Oct. 7th is the premiere of the second ever WE ARE ALL ANIMALS show, a multi-media art and performance event. Artists from the east and west coast gather for a night of good times at the Felix Kulpa Gallery in Santa Cruz. There will be free treats, plus limited edition, hand-pulled prints and other items for sale, alongside the featured work. The art will be up for viewing for the month of October.
Opening Reception: October 7th @ 7pm
October 7th – 30th (Normal gallery hours are Thursday – Sunday noon to 6:00pm)
WE ARE ALL ANIMALS 2
Felix Kulpa Gallery and Sculpture Garden (107 Elm Street)
Santa Cruz, CA
* PHOTOGRAPHS * SCULPTURES * PLUSHIES * DRAWINGS * MUSIC * PRINTS * HAND-MADE CRAFTS * INSTALLATIONS * PERFORMANCES * FOOD * FRIENDS * ANIMALS * PARTY *
WITH MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY
Gibbons and the Sluts
This Machine Kills Zombies + LightFixture
*WITH A SPECIAL POP-UP SHOP by the SQUIRREL SCOUTS
Tesco's peat free misdirection
Image by hapticflapjack
30% peat free, Tesco's pile of compost proclaims. Which means 70% peat. One of the most important types of habitat in the UK.
As Kew Gardens says:
Each year in the UK, around 2.5 million cubic metres of peat are sold to commercial and amateur gardeners. In Great Britain, over 94% of the 69,700 ha of peatbogs have been damaged or destroyed. Most of this damage has occurred in the last 50 or so years, since the promotion of large-scale use of peat for the horticultural industry.
Peatbogs are important sites for wildlife. They are unique habitats which support a fascinating variety of birds, invertebrates and plants. Carnivorous plants such as sundews (Drosera species) thrive in these low-nutrient ecosystems. They trap insects and digest them to supplement their food supply.
As Monty Don put it:
Every time you use a peat-based compost in the garden, you are deliberately participating in the destruction of a non-renewable environment that sustains some of our most beautiful plant and animal life. No garden on this earth is worth that.
So why are Tesco labelling it 30% peat free, and not 70% peat filled? Surely not to try and hide a negative behind a positive spin? It's reminiscent of the 80% fat free debacle.