The Importance of Veganism and Anti-Speciesism in Animal Rights Outreach

The Importance of Veganism and Anti-Speciesism  in Animal Rights Outreach

My, my, my, the City of Montreal and our illustrious and obstinate Mayor Denis Coderre  certainly have a knack for  making the front page of mainstream news. So much of the swirling controversy has been inglorious as well as unflattering to the unwavering mayor.

From and to the:

3.4 million dollar decidedly ugly granite stumps gracing Parc Mont Royal
proposed and now in force Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), pertaining to pit bull type dogs
ongoing and deeply contested  …

Are We Fiddling While the Planet Burns?

Are We Fiddling While the Planet Burns?

Oh very young
What will you leave us this time
There’ll never be a better chance to change your mind
And if you want this world to see a better day
Will you carry the words of love with you
Will you ride the great white bird into heaven
And though you want to last forever
You know you never will
(You know you never will)
And the goodbye makes the journey harder still.__Cat Stevens

 

 

We vegans all do our part. At the very least, we are setting …

Pro Fur Propaganda in Mainstream Media: Part 2

Pro Fur Propaganda in Mainstream Media: Part 2

“And the saga continues”,

she said as she opened the newspaper (The Montreal Gazette) to see that Dr Alan Herscovici of the The Fur Council of Canada chose to write a ridiculous and biased response to Karen Messier’s letter to the editor. Let’s get to it, so that you can form your own opinion before I give  mine.  Believe you me, I do have an opinion.

Karen Messier has a right to her opinion about fur, just as some people …

Pro Fur Articles in Mainstream News and Arm Chair Advocacy

Pro Fur Articles in Mainstream News and Arm Chair Advocacy

A little nudging from one’s friends can be good thing, especially when it comes to actively advocating for all nations of  animals who are  captured, bred and confined for our malevolent pleasure.  In the farmed animal industry  65 – 70 billion land animals and trillions of aquatic animals  are murdered annually.

Upon reading these gruesome figures, some might think that I made a couple of big typos, but sadly these figures are accurate. The figure for the aquatic animals …

Motherhood: A Universal Truth for all Nations of Animals

Motherhood: A Universal Truth for all Nations of Animals

Motherhood floats my boat. I can remember clearly and vividly and with much love the day my mother walked through the front of our home with her fifth and last child – “littlest sister”. I am the middle child of five and had just turned six and Santa had just come and gone. Much to my mother’s dismay, she had spent Christmas in the hospital waving down to us as we stood under her window on the frosty, crunchy, winter …

Justice, Kindness and Compassion: the Road to Veganism

Justice, Kindness and Compassion: the Road to Veganism

Vegans are a very passionate bunch. I have not yet met one, either in person or on social media or in published works, who is lackadaisical about his or her truth and commitment to actively advocating on behalf of all enslaved species. I guess the “modern” equivalent for lackadaisical would be “Meh!” or “Whatever!” However,  passion in a high stakes endeavor such as this brings with it a difference of opinion about how best to accomplish our goal of witnessing …