This Vegan’s Experience at the 24 Hour Toronto Pig Save Vigil

This Vegan’s Experience at the 24 Hour Toronto Pig Save Vigil

When it was over (for me at least), I opened the door of the car where my husband was waiting and settled heavily onto the passenger seat. I sat there for a few moments, numb with the stink of death and desperation assaulting my nostrils, my emotions and my brain. I could literally smell the blood of all the doomed prisoners in those death for hire trucks. The fact that I was sunburned because I  had forgotten my hat and …

My Sorry State And Esther The Pig And Her Family

My Sorry State  And Esther The Pig And Her Family

 

I have missed you, my cherished readers. And I have missed sitting down at the computer nearly every day to contribute in some small way to our common goal of liberation for all species caught in the sticky web of human greed and desires. Using the undeniable facts, as well as my own personal perspective and life, I seek to relay the thoughts and feelings of these exploited beings. I strive to share the beauty and the horror, both of …

NARD: A requiem for mothers and their babies.

NARD: A requiem for  mothers and their babies.

A fair number of requests and invitations manage to make their way onto my Facebook News Feed and Personal Page. I am happy about this because they help me to keep abreast of what is current and happening in the world of veganism and AR activism. The downside is that I simply cannot respond to and/or attend them all. So when my good friend and fellow AR activist, Karen Messier asked me if I would like to accompany …

The Life and Death of Harambe: Captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo

The Life and Death of Harambe: Captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo

As with the murder of any animal under the so called “protection” of humans, nothing seems to cause public outrage more, particularly among AR activists, than the killing of Harambe, a  17 year old  Western-lowland silverback gorilla held captive at the Cincinnati  Zoo. Anyone who is on Social Media most likely is aware of the gruesome and freakish details. While in the care of his parents, a little boy “climbed over a 3-foot-tall railing, then walked through an …

KnockOut: Slave of the Calèche (Carriage) Industry in Old Montréal

KnockOut: Slave of the Calèche (Carriage) Industry in Old Montréal

The only being who was not a willing participant in the Anti-Calèche (Carriage) demonstration this past Sunday in Vieux Montreal, is KnockOut, the horse. He is a  handsome, large fellow, weighing in at 1800 pounds. Judging from his golden coat and whitish mane, I would hazard a guess that KnockOut is a Palomino.

He arrived about half an hour after the protestors who, equipped with their signs, determination and fervor, began to congregate at Place Vauquelin, situated in the heart of …

Jane Goodall: Pinup Girl for Vegetarianism and Sustainability

Jane Goodall: Pinup Girl for Vegetarianism and Sustainability

It was, in a sense, a fundraiser, an event I usually hate (mild description) to attend. This dislike hearkens back to my earlier days as the wife of a business man who was often obligated to attend these dress up events, to which I would be dragged along. Typically we would eat a fancy, over the top dinner, bid in a silent auction and hobnob with people we hardly knew. I always had this uneasy feeling that it would be …