Recognizing real Intelligence; acting accordingly … (06/25/17)

“Newsflash: a sign of intelligence does not include covering a planet with slaughterhouses. Indeed, a sign of intelligence does not include developing a language in which the word ‘slaughterhouse’ exists at all.” ~ anonymous

Reawakening the Spirit … (06/25/17)

“Can we really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstaining from flesh? For my part, I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind the first man ever did so; the first man who ever touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a […]

Choosing to make Great Change … (06/25/17)

“When we are not vegan we are validated and indeed comforted by the equally callous behaviors of those around us. Despite this, each one of us is capable of great change — and many do change, once they open their eyes to the simple fact that their choices as nonvegans are in complete conflict with […]

Making sense for the Soul … (06/24/17)

Seeing as how every morally decent man, woman, and child knows full well that it is flat-out wrong to make another being suffer &/or die for our own personal pleasure, and seeing as how it has now been proven without any shadow of any doubt that we humans do not need to kill and consume […]

To SEE them as they truly are … (06/24/17)

As long as we continue to treat animals like mere things — to be owned and to be enslaved and to be used and to be killed & eaten — we ourselves will continue to be treated by other humans as mere things as well … Peace comes only to the Peace-full, and that Peace […]

An Ode to YULIN … (06/23/17)

Once again, the Yulin Dog Meat Festival is underway in China, and once again quite a few folks are up in arms about the barbarically cruel way the dogs there are confined, abused, killed, and eaten … Well, to all those folks getting (understandably) bent out of shape over this admittedly disturbing affair, there are […]

Time for a rEVOLution … (06/23/17)

“It is a profound betrayal of the desperate and the defenseless when individuals who otherwise support what they choose to call ‘animal rights’ go on to themselves reinforce the notion that animals can still be used as commodities — as long as that use is somehow performed “humanely” … Indeed, advocates of ‘kind care’ and […]

Again — and again, as a Child … (06/22/17)

“When we finally realize that all animals are sentient … When we finally stop committing acts of rape on all species … When we finally see that their babies are taken away after birth and that their mothers mourn for months … When we are finally able to look straight into their eyes and feel […]

Acting accordingly … (06/21/17)

“It is far more enlightened to be actively involved in the prevention of animal suffering, than it is to sit in the company of the holiest of saints while merely praying for the same.” ~ anonymous

Luvin’ on Dudley … (06/21/17)

This picture (taken a few years back) is of me and Dudley, a remarkably gentle rescued cow who until just yesterday lived at the remarkably wonderful Gentle Barn near Knoxville, Tennessee (Dudley died June 20th from a ruptured ulcer) … I remember how odd it was for me to sit next to this gentle giant […]

Honoring our ancestors — honoring our Evolution … (06/20/17)

It is not at all unusual for me to hear one person or another tell me in no uncertain terms that our ancient ancestors ate meat — that eating meat is what allowed our fore-fore-fore-fathers’ brains to evolve, and that as such he or she should also be allowed to eat meat in peace in […]