COWS kill 22 PEOPLE per year.
PEOPLE kill 1,500,000 COWS per hour.
PIGS kill 27 PEOPLE per year.
PEOPLE kill 2,500,000 PIGS per hour.
CHICKENS kill 6 PEOPLE per year.
PEOPLE kill 3,000,000 CHICKENS per hour.
No more selective compassion.
No more speciesist bullshit.
No more excuses.
End this violence. NOW.
You can make a difference.
Boost Your Bike With The Copenhagen Wheel
Senseable City Lab’s Copenhagen Wheel turns your regular bicycle into a hybrid with the switch of a tire.
Edited from source: Green Prophet by (Dec. 2013)
Bicycles are really efficient. 99 percent of the energy a person applies to the pedals is converted to forward motion.
Bicycles are popular means of personal transportation in low, flat countries such as Holland and Denmark and they are crucial for last-mile freight transport in places like Beijing. However it’s an uphill battle to get people to adopt this most efficient transportation method in other environments.
This is about to change: Researchers at MIT developed what they call the Copenhagen Wheel which attaches to any ordinary bicycle as a back wheel. The Copenhagen wheel gathers and stores the energy normally lost when a cyclist is coasting or going downhill.
Then it automatically detects when the cyclist is going uphill and applies a boost via a battery powered electric motor.
It might just be the boost we need to increase the adoption of this most efficient means of transportation.
Visit the Copenhagen Wheel website
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"This evening I am still shaken by a moment I shared with a desolate-eyed pig looking at me from a dirty, cold truck. The kids noticed and Rohin asked me, “Are you upset because that pig was staring at you?” I asked him, ” You noticed?” “Of course”, he said. “She looked at me too. It was like she…