Senator John McCain’s Lasting Legacy for Animals … and … at the Worcester Historical Museum …

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From PETA.ORG:

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John McCain: caring about animals … working in the Senate on their behalf!

With the passing of Sen. John McCain, animals — and those of us who care about protecting them — have lost a friend and defender. As a U.S. senator for over three decades, he championed a wide variety of animal-friendly legislation.

McCain once proclaimed that “[g]overnment should take care of those in America who can’t care for themselves. That’s a role of government.” Judging by his voting record, he included animals in this sentiment.

* In 2001, he co-sponsored a resolution that opposed commercial whaling and advocated for the protection of whale populations.

* In 2005, he co-sponsored the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, which called for a prohibition on slaughtering equines for human consumption.

* He supported one bill to stop the shipment of live birds between states for cockfighting.

* He backed another bill to end the killing of bears for the purpose of selling or trading their organs.

And in 2010, the famously independent-minded senator turned his attention to animals used in experiments in a blistering report that he co-wrote. It blasted 100 “questionable,” “mismanaged,” and “poorly planned” stimulus-funded projects, including an especially cruel and wasteful experiment that the report aptly called “Monkeys Getting High for Science.” The study in question was being conducted at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, which nabbed $71,623 in stimulus funds (i.e., tax dollars) to feed cocaine to monkeys.

“I think all of [the projects] are waste,” McCain told ABC News at the time. “[S]ome are more egregious than others but all of them are terrible.”

Regardless of whether you agreed or disagreed with Senator McCain on political issues, there is no question that he was a man of integrity and of his word.

His impressive career is a reminder that each of us can help prevent cruelty and practice kindness toward all living beings!

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Get These Vegan Fall-Inspired Drinks at Starbucks Instead of the PSL

By “Michelle”

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Vegan and yummy!

Mmm, caffeine and sugar … just thinking about that pair gets me all hopped-up. Except not—I need to drink it. That’s why I go to Starbucks, where vegan fall-flavored beverages are like pumpkins—they’re everywhere.

And now, let’s embark on our journey through the land of festive fall flavors, where everything is as sweet and nice as sugar and spice at a relatively fair price.

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Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino Blended Coffee
Request almond, coconut, or soy milk.
Hold the whipped cream.
Hold the caramel sauce.
Hold the caramel drizzle.

Caramel Frappuccino Blended Coffee
Request almond, coconut, or soy milk.
Hold the whipped cream.
Hold the caramel sauce.
Hold the caramel drizzle.
Add mocha syrup instead

Chai Crème Frappuccino Blended Crème
Request almond, coconut, or soy milk.

Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Request almond, coconut, or soy milk.

Horchata Almondmilk Crème Frappuccino
Request almond, coconut, or soy milk.
Hold the whipped cream.
Hold the caramel sauce.
Hold the Cinnamon Dolce Topping. (The Cinnamon Dolce Syrup is OK.)

Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Request almond, coconut, or soy milk.
Hold the whipped cream.
Hold the Cinnamon Dolce Topping. (But the Cinnamon Dolce Syrup is OK.)

Iced Salted Caramel Mocha
Request almond, coconut, or soy milk.

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At the Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm St.
(508) 753-8278

LATINO HISTORY PROJECT OF WORCESTER

Community partnerships are valuable resources and WHM enjoys one with the Latino History Project of Worcester. Please visit their website and Facebook page often to learn of panel discussions and events taking place leading up to their exhibit at WHM in the Spring of 2021.

This fall:

Grassroots Movements …

Thursday, September 13, 6-8 PM

A panel discussion around movements that led to education reform in Worcester.

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Resistance:
Thursday, September 20, 6-8 PM
A panel discussion on the riots of Great Brook Valley

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Latino Family Day – Youth Movements Yesterday and Today

Saturday, October 13, Noon-4 PM

A day of bilingual interactive activities for children and adults. Being the day with a bilingual tour of Salisbury Mansion and Worcester Historical Museum. Adults can then take part in a panel discussion on youth activism in the past and present and children can visit the Museum’s auditorium for a movie, snacks and a craft station to make vigigantes.

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