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 …

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 …

This Vegan’s Views About Wants And Needs

This Vegan’s Views About Wants And Needs

A year and a half ago, I wrote this article about our perceived wants and needs and how they tie in with veganism and the AR movement. While I have evolved in my views since becoming vegan and more recently, an AR activist, these words still ring very true for me. For this reason, I am re posting for your perusal.  Comments and thoughts are always greatly appreciated.

Originally Posted on Oct 20, 2014

I am not sure, after a very busy …

Here Comes Vegan Peter Cottontail

Here Comes Vegan Peter Cottontail

Tradition is defined as:

The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially by oral communication.

Man, if I had a nickel for every time I heard the word “tradition” around holiday time, multiplied by my days on this earth thus far, I would be rich!  Well, maybe not rich considering the cost of living and the peckish health of the Canadian dollar at this moment, but a little bit richer, monetarily speaking.  People, myself included, …