Opus’ limits … (07/17/17)

Even Opus, like most of the rest of us, apparently has his weaker moments … And even Opus, also like most of the rest of us, has at least one species of animal that he doesn’t like. That having been said, it is NOT for us or Opus to adore or chersih or even like […]

Laying down Martin’s Law … (07/14/17)

Stab a dog in the throat and you’re an “animal murderer.” Stab a pig in the throat and it’s the “Circle of life” …   Cut off a rhino’s horns and you’re a “scumbag poacher.” Cut off a cow’s horns and it’s just “De-horning” …   Hack off a dog’s tail and you’re a “barbaric […]

An Ode to Evolution … (07/13/17)

No matter what one happens to believe about how the human brain evolved over the span of past epochs, it is hopefully now clear to most that it is more-than-unwise to cling to outdated habits of primitive barbarism — especially when those behaviors are killing our selves, killing others, and killing our planet … In […]

The Math of Meat … (07/12/17)

The math of meat is pretty simple, really — Killing some animals to eat their flesh + loving other animals as heartfelt companions = inevitably treating fellow humans the same way; loving the people we find to be “cute” or “nice” or otherwise sympathetic, while shunning or ridiculing or even killing the rest. Labeling certain […]

To Look in the mirror, to SEE what’s there … (07/11/17)

“Let no one regard as light the burden of his or her ultimate responsibility. To the degree that we remain silent while so much ill-treatment of the innocent continues — while the moans of thirsty animals crammed into railway trucks remain unheard, while the cries of newborn calves & piglets torn from their mothers’ embrace […]

No ordinary Moments … (07/11/17)

“You may not be the one to hold the knife, and you may not be the one looking into their pleading eyes as they are strung up by their hind legs, and you may not be the one who brings the stroke of death as their throats are violently slit — and yet by purchasing […]

First impressions, best Impressions … (07/10/17)

“When people raise children to believe in the religion of speciesism, they condemn their child’s soul, their mind, and their body to the lowest life possible — a life fully disconnected from the full beauty and the amazing diversity of life. They teach them not to hold gratitude or even interest in their world. They […]

Opening UP … (07/10/17)

“To be free, we must free others. To know Love, we must love others. To have true self-respect, we must respect others. All the animals and all the other voiceless beings — the starving humans currently hidden in 3rd World poverty, and the future generations already on the precipice of slaughter-caused suffering — are pleading […]

The standard bacon-loaded Bullshit … (07/09/17)

What follows is a concise representation of a conversation I have had dozens of times over the past 3 years and 364 days — a conversation that is always instigated by me posting about the enormous (and enormously unjust) suffering endured by pigs at the hands of humans who are either unknowing or uncaring, and […]

My favorite Potter … (07/08/17)

There are a number of reasons why Luna Lovegood was and remains my favorite character in the Harry Potter series, and this is by far the most profound of those reasons … “Vegan” is an astoundingly beautiful noun — there is no doubt about it, and yet it only becomes transformative & transcendent when we […]

Wayne’s Witnessing … (07/08/17)

Just last month, Wayne Hsuing (co-founder of the rapidly growing and impressively effective DXE movement) was arrested for walking into a San Francisco slaughterhouse and walking out with an injured chicken who had been abused, who was being horrifically confined, and who was about to be brutally murdered. Essentially, Wayne was arrested for doing the […]