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Animal Rights/ General

10 Amazing Animal Love Stories

11 Amazing Animal Love Stories

When you think about love, if you are like most people, you are just thinking about romantic love between two humans. Time to crack that definition wide open to include all living beings and love that crosses species barriers. If we could clearly see how much other species love life and love others, it might change how we view them. This collection of love stories is the tip of the iceberg. The accounts of…

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Environment/ Events/ General/ Veganism

Everyday is Earth Day

. . I am not really big on celebrating holidays. The word HOLIDAY comes from holy day.  One of the most sacred holidays for me is Earth Day.  The only change I would make to the date of the celebration is to make it 365 days of the year.  I also love Mother’s Day, but for me it is also every day of the year and it focuses on non-human…

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Animal Rights/ General

Please Kill Me to Save My Breed!

I was in the waiting room at the local massage school here in Santa Fe about to have a bodywork session with one of the students.  A woman in the seat next to me started talking to me about her work.  She and her husband raise beef cattle.  She was very proud of what she was doing and excitedly went into it without knowing who she was talking to, “We…

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Animal Rights/ General

We Send Them Off

The local food movement folks often think they have a very different philosophy from the compassionate vegan folks.  The reality is that our intentions are very much the same.  We want to do the right thing. The problem is that everyone I know who claims to just eat locally, doesn’t.  They often buy non-local products and eat out at restaurants that use non-local ingredients.  I have also found that most…

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General/ Veganism

If Not Now, When?

  Around the first of the year, people kept asking me if I made any New Years resolutions.  My answer was always the same: “Anything that is that important to me, I will start right away.” I remember as a kid, the first time I heard someone say, “Mother’s day is everyday.”  I was in elementary school and it made such an impression on me.  Why do we just honor…

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