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For the curious or the committed: "The Inconvenience of Being Vegan." Responses to every honest question and naysaying comment directed at people who don't eat or wear animals or their products, and loaded with useful links.
"The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different."
~ Hippocrates (philosopher)"I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her."
A happy resident of New Dawn Montana Farm Sanctuary near Stevensville, MT. Never to end up in mutton stew or Ugg boots, this lucky rescued gal (she's a "resc-ewe") named Precious has found a permanent, caring home. Support your local farmed animal sanctuary!
Q: What is your opinion on the proposed equine slaughter plant in Wyoming?
A: "When you run livestock such as horses you cannot keep everyone that is junk. That is loss of profits and runs you out of business...." Read more here.
Author Archives: Kathleen Stachowski
“My Own Private Idaho.” You might know it as a ’90s era movie, but its new identity is being forged in the Idaho legislature right now. “My Own Private Idaho” could soon be how factory farm owners refer to their … Continue reading
From Killing Coyotes 101: “Don’t be squeamish about killing juvenile coyotes,” advises the text beneath a photo of a grown man grinning over a dead pup. “They will be practicing their hunting skills on your turkey poults, deer fawns, pigglets … Continue reading
Kenny died in 2008. If you didn’t mark his passing (you probably didn’t even know about it), don’t feel bad. Kenny, you see, was not the beautiful white tiger on posters for glitzy magic acts. He wasn’t the star attraction … Continue reading
A man emerges onto his deck in a rural Colorado neighborhood. He whistles and calls, “Who’s hungry? Come on, who’s hungry? Single file!” Like a pack of trained dogs–Pavlov comes to mind–some 20 deer come running for the chow about to … Continue reading
One last hurrah is on the holiday season horizon–the New Year’s celebration. The holidays (regardless of which ones you celebrate) are a time fraught with pitfalls for ethical vegans in a speciesist world. Gifts…food…gifts of food…argh. Food. You can always … Continue reading
Cry “Havoc!” There will be blood…and it will be wolf blood. Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) has hired a killer to slaughter two wolf packs within the federally-protected Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. This is congressionally-designated, captital-W wilderness, certainly … Continue reading
It wasn’t hard to see this tragedy coming. Really, it was just a matter of time–not if it would happen, but when. A Missoula, Montana man went skiing on Sunday, Nov. 17th with his three canine companions– malamutes all–and returned … Continue reading
“Homework is for kids who don’t hunt.” This proclamation, delivered on a Realtree brand boys’ T-shirt, appeared recently in a Shopko sales flier. I looked twice to make sure I read it correctly, so shocking was the message to this former teacher. … Continue reading
Ever notice how those “scariest animal” lists that appear around Halloween (bats! spiders! snakes! sharks!) always omit the most truly frightening candidate–Homo sapiens? I mean, what could be scarier than realizing you’re of the same species as the callous, wolf-killing Idahoan … Continue reading
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: To prove to the possum it could be done. “Flat meat.” “Highway pizza.” “Pavement pancakes.” What most of us know as roadkill–often the butt of joke menus and other hilarity–was once … Continue reading