March to Close All Slaughterhouses

This showed up on my Facebook feed today. On this day in 2014 I wrote: “All animal abuse is abhorrent, but for some reason the suffering of farmed pigs and dairy cows and their babies bothers me the most. Maybe because I see myself in them. Maybe because the cruelty is so extreme that it […]

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Esther The Wonder Pig

Esther at Christmas tree

Her face can brighten up my day. Her impish grim puts a smile on my face and makes me wonder what mischief she has been up to. When I think my friends need a ray of sunshine I repost her picture on Facebook. Who is this mystery gal? Why it is none other than Esther […]

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Dairy’s Dirty Secrets

Between midnight and 7am on the morning of October 22, 2013 Newbury, MA police received at least four calls regarding “inhuman” noises coming from a nearby farm. According to Newbury police Sgt. Patty Fisher: “The noises are coming from mother cows who are lamenting the separation from their calves. The separation of mother cows from […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale and the Dairy Industry

In Margaret Atwood’s futuristic novel “The Handmaid’s Tale”, the “handmaids” are young women who serve as the breeding partners of the old powerful men, because their wives are all infertile. They are considered nothing more than surrogate wombs. They are required to have sex with these men and when they give birth their babies are […]

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Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival

I just returned from the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s 29th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival and I am on a high! So excited and inspired by all the wonderful people I saw and met. Surrounded by other Vegans all weekend. Not having to explain why I don’t eat animal products or where I get my protein from! […]

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My Path To Veganism

For five years I looked at a postcard on my bulletin board that challenged me to go veggie for a week. I thought about it many times over the years, but it was not until I saw this poster in the subway that I decided to do it. Why do we love our dogs yet […]

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