About Melissa Elliott

Melissa Elliott Melissa Elliott is a freelance writer based in San Francisco. Her personal blog, TheUrbanHousewife.com, documents her culinary adventures from her kitchen to vegan food around the world. When she's not glued to her computer or on the road, she loves to spend time with her husband, Ryan, cats Beamish & Scurvy, and beloved chihuahua, Strummer.



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USDA Rescues Abused Elephant From Circus Trainer

November 13th, 2008 | by Melissa Elliott

The USDA has confiscated Ned, a severely underweight male elephant from circus trainer Lance Ramos, aka Lancelot Kollman. Only the second elephant to have been confiscated by the USDA, Ned was taken from Ramos for failure to comply with the Animal Welfare Act and was placed with The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.


California’s Prop 2 for Farm Animals Handed Landslide Victory

November 6th, 2008 | by Melissa Elliott

In a historic victory for the 20 million animals on California's farms, Proposition 2 the "Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act" has passed by a landslide in last night's election. The New York Times has reported 63.1% of California voters favored this proposition which ends the practice of confining certain animals raised for food in crates and cages so small they can barely move. Victory for Prop 2



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