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Changing the Language

An image above Herbivore’s table at the recent AR 2008 conference in Alexandria, Virginia, was a pin which read “There is no such thing as humane meat.”  It’s something I wish the organizers of last year’s Taking Action for Animals conference had realized when they had a panel of ranchers who produced what I insist on calling less cruelly produced meat.  And it brought to the forefront of my mind…

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Animal Rights/ General/ Politics

Sarah Palin’s Shocking Animal Cruelty

If Sarah Palin ran the United States like she has run Alaska, it would indeed be a terrible day for animals. GOP conventioneers were officially introduced to their vice presidential candidate who is, as Fred Thompson said, “the only nominee in the history of either party who knows how to properly field dress a moose.”But it’s not Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s personal love of hunting or appetite for moose venison…

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Economy/ Politics

The Real New Economy

I found the following article to be quite interesting and relevant to what’s happening today – not only in the U.S. but also around the world with the so-called food crisis.   Title:  The real “new” economy by Jurriaan Kamp, editor-in-chief, Ode Magazine, May 08   Since my days as the chief economics editor at a leading daily newspaper in the Netherlands, I’ve always believed recessions are substantially made by people’s fears. …

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Animal Rights/ General/ Politics

Animal testing doesn’t just hurt animals

Animal testing for the sake of scientific advancement and human benefit is controversial to say the least. One side arguing that without an extensive history of experimentation on animals we, the human race, would not be benefiting from our current good health and long life. That being said, many more life-saving lessons and advancements in health have been learned by experimenting on humans during such dark periods of history as…

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General/ Politics/ Veganism

April Fool’s put a vegan in the White House

What would it mean to have a vegan in the White House? But not just in the White House, but what if that vegan were the head honcho, the President of the United States of America? I’m not talking about Ohio Congressman and the once Democratic Presidential hopeful, Dennis Kucinich, but rather, top runner Democratic Presidential Candidate, Barack Obama.This was an April Fool’s joke that didn’t fool very many people.…

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