ethics

They Can Count On Me

September 30, 2014 ethics
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This is the first irrefutable truth I discovered in my life; that eating and using animals is, no matter how you look at it, an act of abject cruelty. When we eat or use animals, we are hiring the butcher or dairyman or furrier to kill or abuse the animal for us. We are, in […]

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Could Veganism End World Hunger?

September 1, 2014 ethics
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Whenever someone in the animal rights community suggests the concept of complete animal liberation, and therefore an end to the exploitation of animals, a common criticism and counter-argument to this goal is: “Humans can’t give up eating animals (or animal products), because then everyone would starve!” Not only is the idea of giving up their […]

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What Does the Word ‘Vegan’ Really Mean?

July 1, 2014 ethics
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“In a vegan world the creatures would be reintegrated within the balance and sanity of nature. A great and historic wrong, whose effect upon the course of evolution must have been stupendous, would be righted. The idea that his fellow creatures might be used by man for self-interested purposes would be so alien to human thought […]

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5 Absurd Things We Do To Animals

June 5, 2014 ethics
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“We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.” ~ William Ralph Inge   We humans are a peculiar species. Every year we spend […]

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Should You Be Eating Eggs?

June 2, 2014 ethics
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“The sad reality is that, no matter how well treated laying hens may be in their foreshortened lives, they remain the product of enormous and intentional cruelty that is inflicted only because people want to consume eggs.” ~ Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary A new educational pamphlet titled “What’s Wrong with Backyard Eggs?” is the latest release from Peaceful […]

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Part of a Larger Picture

May 21, 2014 ethics
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A letter from one of our readers… “I had always felt like non-human rights were intrinsically tied up with the fight for human rights and everything else. As a feminist I am often appalled at how blatantly exploitative and degrading this world has become for anything feminine in nature. With your eye-opening look into the […]

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Animals Are Mothers Too

May 1, 2014 ethics
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“All Dairy operations, including Organic, exist solely by doing to millions of defenseless females the worst thing anyone can do to a mother.” ~ Milk Comes from a Grieving Mother, Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary Every year in the month of May, the arrival of Mother’s Day marks an occasion to reflect on not only the love of […]

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Mariolana: Life Lessons from a Goat

April 30, 2014 ethics
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Along my journey to veganism, I have been moved by number of animal teachers… One of the dearest of these friends was a goat named Mariolana.

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Midway Film

April 13, 2014 ethics
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This morning I opened my e-mail inbox to discover a headline I simply couldn’t ignore: People Should Know About This Awful Thing We Do. In light of all the awful things I already know we do, I just wasn’t sure that I would be able to handle learning about yet another. But I clicked anyway. […]

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Permission to Kill

March 21, 2014 ethics
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A letter from one of our readers and friends: Georgie Fong   I gave up fishing when I was eight years old. My brother and I would go with our grandfather down to the fisherman’s wharf in San Francisco to go fishing. I felt it was good time with grandpa, until one day the fish I […]

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