Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Emily Deschanel for Chimps: The Great Ape Protection Act

Change.org is a website urging people to take action regarding certain issues, among them animal protection and welfare.

From According to Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the U.S. "is the only nation in the world that is known to still use captive chimpanzees for large-scale invasive research." The Great Ape Protection Act (pdf) would put an end to that. But here's what I love about this bill — not only does it stop cruelty, but it provides for the future of the chimps. One of the provisions of GAPA is that all of the federally owned chimpanzees would be released to sanctuaries, where they would be protected for the rest of their lives.
The bill has bi-partisan support from nearly 150 congressional co-sponsors. Of course, it needs more than sponsors — it needs to pass. And that's why celebrities are putting their star power behind the chimps, too.
Emily Deschanel, the vegan star of Bones, also wrote Rep. Waxman on behalf of chimpanzees: "This legislation would allow about 500 chimpanzees to live their remaining years in sanctuaries. They could form bonds with other chimpanzees, bask in the sunlight, and feel the grass and the earth. That's the least we can do for chimpanzees, our species' closest living relatives."

You can support Emily and her cause here.

Bones Fanawards

Some Bones fans have gotten together on Livejournal and started a new community for the summer (and maybe beyond):

A couple of fans have started a little competition that will recognize all types of Bones fanworks. It is made where fans can nominate fanfics, fanvids, and fanart, then vote on the nominations to determine the favorite. It is a livejournal community http://community.livejournal.com/bones_fanawards/ Nominations have started, and we are trying to get the word out.
There is an adult content warning on the community, just an FYI!

It looks like a fun way to recognize the hard work of Bones fans. There is an amazing level of commitment and obsession out there and it is nice to see some love go out ;)

Spoiler TV Poll: Best Show Ever - Dexter vs. Bones

Spoiler TV is putting an interesting pair up for a poll to find the best show ever:

And so today's round here sees two very current, and very popular shows going head to head in Dexter vs. Bones.

Current status:

Dexter 49% (970 votes)
Bones 51% (996 votes)
Total Votes: 1,966

Go vote for our show!

Today's Chatter Post - June 23th, 2010

Remember, only 2 rules

  • Keep it clean
  • No spoilers

So - today's question is:
What's your favorite season 2 quote?

Please share!

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