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Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act

While backpacking along the Appalachian Trail this past spring, I made a brief stop to replenish my dwindling stock of vegan food in the sleepy town of Erwin, Tennessee. While there, I had a conversation with one of the locals who relished in recounting a bit of Erwin’s notorious history for me. Yet much to my dismay, the most poignant story was one involving the tragic end of a traveling…

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The Absolute Bottom Line

I feel quite strongly that, at this juncture in evolution, the greatest hurdle for all who would hope to see an end to violence and injustice on earth, is the widespread failure to recognize and denounce the exploitation, fear and suffering that is inflicted, every day, with impunity, upon undeniably innocent and sensitive animals. I am, at once, both inspired and confounded by the genuine concern and good will of…

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Animal Rights/ Politics/ Veganism

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated -Mahatma Gandhi

save animals “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” -Mahatma Gandhi 3 years ago UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF ANIMAL RIGHTS Preamble: Considering that Life is one, all living beings having a common origin and having diversified in the course of the evolution of the species, – Considering that all living beings possess natural rights, and that any animal with…

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Health/ Nutrition/ Politics

European regulation on herbal medicine

If you live in the EU, you might be interested in signing this petition (please note you can do so anonymously). The Government wish to further regulate Herbalists by bringing them under state control, protecting both the function and title of a Herbalist. Alongside this regulation they wish to change the Herbal Medicine laws again to prevent anyone, other than a state regulated herbalist (or possibly other health professional), from…

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Act now! Ideas for Change in America

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s a movement of citizens inspired by the presidential campaign who are now submitting ideas for how they think the Obama Administration should change America.  It’s called “Ideas for Change in America.” The Ideas for Change in America competition was created in response to Barack Obama’s call for increased citizen involvement in government. The final round of voting began on January 5 and…

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Animal Rights/ Politics

Oppose Obama’s pick for Secretary of Agriculture

Good thing the Organic Consumers Association is on this stuff… Obama plans to nominate Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture.  Vilsack is known for supporting Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) or factory farms and for promoting genetically engineered crops and animal cloning. The Organic Consumers Association has organized a petition for all concerned citizens to join their call to action and block Vilsack’s confirmation as the next Secretary of Agriculture.…

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California Votes For Happier Farm Animals

While it may not really change things until the year 2015 when it goes into effect (an eternity away for those animals who suffer), Prop 2 in California is a major step in working towards improving the lives of the most unhappy animals. Thanks to all of you who worked hard to get the proposition on the ballot. Thank you also to the big contributors, like Farm Sanctuary & The Humane Society,…

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Animal Companions/ Animal Rights/ Politics

A Parrot and Presidential Candidate Conversation

On Sep17, a video of an exchange made between a presidential candidate and an animal  was posted online and shown on widespread news programs. The video features Ralph Nader and Cardozo, the parrot.  Mr Nader’s tone towads Cordozo is refreshingly very respectful in nature containing no hints whatsoever of  condescention. You can check out Brooklyn Parrots.com favorable review of the video  at : http://www.brooklynparrots.com/2008/09/parrots-and-politics-ralph-nader-speaks.html…

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