Shane Harms
Franziska Edwards (left) with animal rights activists in front of Icicle Seafood Headquarters in Interbay.

Animal rights groups protest Icicle Seafood’s fish farming 'abuse'

Animal rights activists attribute Mahatma Gandhi to saying, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.”

The statement has become a mantra for them, and on October 2, two of those groups protested fish farming practices at Icicle Seafoods headquarters in Interbay.

Just days before the Fishermen’s Fall Festival at Fishermen’s Terminal, around 20 individuals from Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN) and Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), protested what they called the “brutalization and killing of animals,” perpetrated by Icicle Seafoods and the fishing industry as a whole.

The demonstration was part of World Day for Farmed Animals, a coordinated effort with other organizations protesting at other animal agriculture facilities around the world. Protesters fasted the entire day, held signs and passed out pamphlets that depicted gruesome scenes of animals suffering as a result of industrial animal agriculture. Many protesters drove from Portland, Ore. for the demonstration.

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Ballard Development: Three subdivision applications and two decisions

The Seattle Department of Planning and Development announced that there are some new land use applications in the works in Ballard. There are applications for three new subdivisions and also two decisions for previous applications. Comments may be submitted through 10/19/2014 here

6413 26TH AVE NW:
Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units are under #6396113. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.


2227 NW 60TH ST:
Land Use Application to subdivide one parcel into two parcels of land. Proposed parcel sizes are: A) 2,397 sq. ft. and B) 2,601 sq. ft.


6419 26TH AVE NW:

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Driver does doughnuts in busy intersection in Ballard

A Youtube video was posted last night that shows a reckless driver doing doughnuts in the intersection of NW Market Street and 15th Ave NW.

Reports from comments on YouTube say that the incident in the video was the second or third time the driver pulled the stunt.

No word yet from Seattle Police Department on whether they caught the driver.

Watch the video here.

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