TNR Brief: Octopus Farming, Stoppage of New York Times Distribution

Octopus farming

On March 13, Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 1153 into law.  Washington became the first state in the nation to ban the farming of octopuses.

“Octopus farming is a luxury industry that is unsustainable, environmentally destructive, and cruel, responded Alex Cerussi, Senior State Policy Manager at the animal rights organization Mercy for Animals, “Octopuses are highly intelligent and emotionally complex animals. They should not be confined to crowded farms in unnatural conditions. Octopus farming also threatens local ecosystems and presents other serious environmental risks.”


New York Times Delivery Blocked by Ceasefire Activists

Thursday’s edition of the New York Times was blocked from distribution at the New York Times Distribution Center in College Point, Queens.   Organized by Writers Against the War on Gaza (WAWOG), activists expressed opposition to the paper’s coverage on the war on Gaza including reporting flaws, a “racially targeted” leak investigation and internal disagreements.

Activists locked arms, lay down in the entryways, and attached arms to lock boxes.  Banners read “Stop the presses, free Palestine,” and “Consent for genocide is manufactured here.”

In a response statement a New York Times spokesperson denied bias coverage.


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